Everything you need to apply to DePauw can be found here.

November 20
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Fall Friday at DePauw

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The Application Process


Please review the required admission materials checklist below to make sure you have all of the necessary materials.  We are a Common App exclusive school.  Please note the additional requirements for music, transfer and international students.


That’s great! If you have been admitted, then pay your acceptance deposit to make sure your space in the class is held. Also, be sure to check out our Honors Programs to see if one is the right fit for you!

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Required Admission Materials Checklist

Fill out an application

Use the Common Application to apply online. If you begin an online application, you may save your work at any point and continue later.

Get a Secondary School Report

You can use the Common Application website to fulfill this requirement.

Get your official test scores

DePauw University numbers for submitting score are 1166 (AP, TOEFL, SAT I, and SAT II) and 1184 (ACT). We superscore.

Send your official high school transcript

This must come from your current or most recently attended high school.

Submit a letter of recommendation

This can be from either a teacher or high school guidance counselor. You can use the Common Application website to fulfill this requirement.

What To Do Next?

First Year Students: Next Steps

Congrats on taking the first step in starting your DePauw story.  Your application will be reviewed by the admission counselor that represents your territory for an initial review prior to full consideration by our admission committee. During this time, you should be evaluating the different Honor Scholar and Fellows Programs to see if you are interested in applying to one or more of these highly selective programs.  After submitting your completed application, you must submit the CSS PROFILE and the FAFSA if you plan to apply for financial aid. Your Common Application will receive automatic review by the scholarship committee for merit/scholarship awards. All information on tuition and aid can be found by clicking here.

Meet Our Team

Amanda Hiltunen

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Assistant Director of Admission
Chicago Regional Representative

States: Illinois (Schools in the North, Northwest and Northern suburbs of Chicago)