First-Year Academic Success > Participation > Eligibility & Participation

Eligibility & Participation

​Who is Eligible?

All degree-seeking DePaul undergraduate students are eligible to participate in FYAS. We provide the opportunity to take one or more math, chemistry or writing prerequisite courses to first-year, transfer, and current DePaul undergraduates.  These prerequisite courses are also during the academic year: however, we offer students the opportunity to complete the courses over the summer and during winter intersession tuition-free. Students are encouraged to participate in FYAS at the beginning of their undergraduate career. However, participation is limited to two classes in their first year to ensure that students complete their math requirements in a timely manner​.

If you are unsure if you are eligible for FYAS, contact our office by phone (773-325-7426) or email (fyas@depaul.edu).

How Do I Participate?

New-to-DePaul students (Freshmen and Transfer)

Let us know that you're interested in participating in FYAS by either filling out and mailing back the interest card that was mailed to your home address or by completing the preference form online. Once we receive the postcard or complete online form, you will be contacted by FYAS with information regarding next steps for registration. Next steps for registration are dependent upon where you are in the admission process.

  • If you have completed the placement process, FYAS will notify you about which course you have placed into.
  • If you have not completed the placement process, FYAS will notify you that you need to complete the placement process before we can place you into a class.   

Placement into FYAS courses is determined by placement results and the appropriate course sequence for your major.  More information about DePaul's Math Placement Assessment is available here.

Current DePaul undergraduates:

Let us know that you are interested in participating in FYAS by filling out the preference form. Once we receive your completed preference form, FYAS will contact you about next steps for registration.