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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, or writing prerequisite courses to first-year, transfer, and current DePaul undergraduates.  These prerequisite courses are also offered 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 (

How Do I Participate?

New-to-DePaul students (Freshmen and Transfer)

Let us know that you're interested in participating in FYAS by by completing the preference form online. The form for new-to-DePaul students will be available in April. Once we receive the completed preference  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. The form for current DePaul undergraduates will be available the first week of February. Once we receive your completed preference form, FYAS will contact you about next steps for registration.