Admission Options

GLOBAL PATHWAY PROGRAM

The GPP is designed for students who are academically qualified but need to enhance their English proficiency. GPP students take a combination of academic and English courses. The requirements are listed in the table below.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ACADEMY

Students who English is limited may need to study in full English immersion in DePaul University’s English Language Academy (ELA) before advancing to the Extended Program with academic coursework.

Undergraduate Global Pathway Program Entry/Exit Requirements

Undergraduate ProgramGPP Entry RequirementsGPP Exit Requirements*
Program Length/Credits English GPA English GPA
Standard GPP 3 quarters

44 credits
70 TOEFL or 6.0 IELTS or waived for students who complete midway EC's pre-advanced level of English 2.5 for College of Business and College of Education

2.3 for all other majors
Must pass WRD 103X with a C or better; must pass all ESL courses with a B- or better 2.5 all majors
Extended GPP 4 quarters

46 credits
60 TOEFL or 5.5 IELTS or waived for students who complete EC's upper intermediate level of English 2.5 for College of Business and College of Education

2.3 for all other majors
Must pass WRD 103X with a C or better; must pass all ESL courses with a B- or better 2.5 all majors
Extended Plus GPP 1 or more quarters of ESL courses**

4 quarters

46 credits
55 TOEFL or 5.0 IELTS or waived for students who complete EC's upper intermediate level of English 2.5 for College of Business and College of Education

2.3 for all other majors
Must pass WRD 103X with a C or better; must pass all ESL courses with a B- or better 2.5 all majors

*Students who meet the Exit Requirements will be admitted to DePaul University.
**Extended Plus Program includes one or more quarters of Pre-Sessional English (dependent upon student proficiency level and progression in English courses) plus 4 quarters of Standard GPP.

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GRADUATE GLOBAL PATHWAY PROGRAM ENTRY/EXIT REQUIREMENTS

Graduate ProgramGPP Entry RequirementsGPP Exit Requirements*
Program Length/Credits English GPA English GPA
Standard GPP

2 quarters of academic
and English courses
12 total credits

70 TOEFL or 6.0 IELTS
or waived for students
who complete midway EC’s
Pre-Advanced level of English

CDM^ 2.5
KGSB^^ 2.8

Must pass all
ESL courses
with a B or better

CDM: Minimum 3.0 GPA;
KGSB: Minimum 3.0 GPA,
maintain a 3.0 GPA
in each course

Extended GPP

1 or more quarters
of ESL courses**
2 quarters of academic
and English courses
12 total credits

60 TOEFL or 5.5 IELTS
or waived for students
who complete EC’s Upper-
Intermediate level of English

CDM 2.5
KGSB 2.8

Must pass all
ESL courses
with a B or better

CDM: Minimum 3.0 GPA;
KGSB: Minimum 3.0 GPA,
maintain a 3.0 GPA
in each course

*Students who meet the Exit Requirements will be admitted to DePaul University.
**Graduate Extended Program includes one or more quarters of Pre-Sessional English (dependent upon student proficiency level and progression in English courses) plus two quarters of Graduate Standard GPP.
^College of Computing and Digital Media
^^Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. Students must have a background in Business, Economics, Computer Science, Math or Science.

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Undergraduate Pathway Tuition & Fees 2019-2020

 Standard Pathway 
3-Quarter
Extended Pathway
4-Quarter
Extended Plus Pathway
5-Quarter
Tuition  $41,971  $48,151  $51,854 
Fees*  $690   $907   $1,124
Room & Board  $15,495   $20,660   $25,825
Health Insurance  $677   $902   $1,128
Total  $58,833   $70,620   $79,931

*Fees include student activity, health services, UPASS transportation and 1st quarter English testing fee.

Graduate Pathway Tuition & Fees 2018-2019

 Standard GPPExtended GPP
Tuition

 CDM ^$17,250
KGSB^^$20,000

 CDM^ $20,845
KGSB^^ $23,595
UPASS   $180  $270
English Testing Fee (1st quarter only)   $40  $40
Total   CDM^ $17,908
KGSB^^ $20,658
CDM^ $21,812
KGSB^^ $24,562

* International students must take a minimum of 8 credits per quarter for an i-20
^ College of Computing and Digital Media
^^ Kellstadt Graduate School of Business


Graduate Pathway Tuition & Fees 2019-2020

 CDM Standard Pathway 
2-Quarter
CDM Extended Pathway
3-Quarter
KGSB Standard Pathway
2-Quarter
KGSB Extended Pathway
3-Quarter
Tuition  $18,025  $21,620  $20,600  $24,195
Fees*  $419   $607   $419  $607
Health Insurance  $451   $677   $451  $677
Total  $18,895   $22,904   $21,470  $25,479

*Fees include student activity, health services, UPASS transportation and 1st quarter English testing fee.

 

Global Pathway Program Dates

 Application DeadlinesArrivalOrientationFirst Day of ClassLast Day of Class
Winter Quarter 2019* Nov 1, 2018 Jan 1, 2019 Jan 2, 2019–
Jan 5, 2019
Jan 7, 2019 Mar 22, 2019
Fall Quarter 2019 Jul 1, 2019 Sep 5, 2019 Sep 6, 2019 Sep 11, 2019 Nov 26, 2019
Winter Quarter 2020 Nov 1, 2019 Jan 1, 2020 Jan 2, 2020 Jan 4, 2020 Mar 20, 2020
Summer Quarter 2020 Apr 17, 2020 Jun 9, 2020 Jun 10, 2020 Jun 15, 2020 Aug 23, 2020

*Graduate students only.