First-Year Academic Success > FAQ


How was I selected to participate in the First-Year Academic Success Program?

For some, your high school transcript and test scores indicated that you may need additional preparation in math or writing prior to taking the courses required for your chosen major. For others, your DePaul placement test results indicated that you placed into one or more FYAS course offerings. Thus, we are providing you with the opportunity to take one or more of these prerequisite courses prior to starting at DePaul in the fall. These prerequisite courses will be offered on-campus during the academic year, but we are offering you the opportunity to complete them over the summer, tuition-free.

How will I know which course(s) I need to take?

Once you have completed your placement tests, academic advisors at DePaul will look over the results along with your high school transcript and ACT/SAT scores to determine the appropriate course(s) for you to take.

Can I live in the residence hall while I participate in this program?

The First-Year Academic Success Program does not provide opportunities for on-campus residency.

How do I express an interest in this program?

Email to express interest in the Winter Intercession or Summer Program.

What if I choose not to participate?

If you choose to wait and enroll in these prerequisite courses during the academic year, you will be charged regular tuition and will delay meeting the math or writing requirements for your major. This delay could extend the time it takes for you to graduate.

Can I participate if I am an out-of-state student?

The First-Year Academic Success program is only available to students to who live in the Chicagoland area. As an out-of-state student you are encouraged to take the recommended course(s) at your local community college. Contact FYAS is you need assistance finding the appropriate course(s).

Is a UPass available for the summer sessions?

No, unfortunately the UPass program is not available to students who register for noncredit bearing courses.

Am I required to attend the FYAS Kick-Off?

Yes. All students are required to attend the FYAS Kick-Off unless there is an extenuating circumstance that has been cleared with the program previous to the day of the Kick-off.

Am I required to attend all Success Series Sessions?

Yes. All students are required to attend the weekly Success Series. This session is meant to assist you in your transition to DPU.

What if I miss class?

Given the timeframe of the course, no more than two absences are allowed. Please contact your instructor or the FYAS Office for any special situations.

Is there a limit as to how many courses I can take during the summer?

You can take as few as one or as many as three. In order to take three you would take both math and writing courses during one summer session, and continue into the next math course during the second summer session.

What text is required for my course?

The required text(s) for your courses will be provided in a confirmation letter that you will receive closer to the start of your courses. If you anticipate any financial difficulty with textbook costs please send a request to

Where are my courses located?

Your exact course location will be provided in a confirmation letter that you will receive closer to the start of your courses. See maps of the Lincoln Park and Loop Campus here.


If my Premiere date conflicts with my class, what should I do?

If your Premiere DePaul date conflicts with your class, first check to see if you are able to switch Premiere dates through Campus Connect. If you are unable to do so, please contact the FYAS Office and they will assist you.

How do I switch my Premiere date?

In order to change a Premiere DePaul date, sign into Campus Connect and follow the steps similarly to how you registered. The change will be noted in our systems.

If I need to drop or switch my class, who do I contact?

Please contact the FYAS Office directly if you need to drop or switch a class. Dropping a class will mean that you may need to take the same course in the next Summer Session or in the Fall Quarter.

How do I know if I successfully completed the course?

You will be able to check online within Campus Connection. Please contact your instructor with any questions regarding this issue. A PA means that you have passed, an NG means that you will need to retake the course through FYAS or in the Autumn Quarter.

Who do I contact for special accommodations?

The Center for Students with Disabilities is a comprehensive program designed to meet the needs of DePaul University students with disabilities that will enable them to fully participate in programs and services available at DePaul University.

Center for Students with Disabilities
Director, Gregory Moorehead

The mission of the Student Support Services (SSS) program is to provide enhanced academic and other support services to undergraduate DePaul students who are low-income, first-generation and students with disabilities to guide them through the timely completion of a baccalaureate degree. The goal of SSS is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants and help students make the transition from one level of higher education to the next.

Student Support Services
Director, Anita Rosso