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Welcome to the Tiger Family

Congratulations! This is just the beginning of your DePauw journey. When you join our community of transformative leaders and scholars, you will commit to not only improving yourself, but also the world around you.

We see the potential in you and are excited to see all that you will accomplish next wearing DePauw Black and Gold.  Explore your next steps as a future Tiger. It's time to discover your Gold Within.

Pay Your Enrollment Deposit

Reserve Your place in the Class of 2028

DePauw students gathered during opening day convocation. Ready to join the class of 2028?

Ready to join the class of 2028?

Make sure you meet our deposit deadline to secure your space at DePauw. Ready to make it official? Submit your non-refundable $400 enrollment deposit to confirm your enrollment at DePauw.

  • Early Decision I Deposit Deadline: January 15
  • Early Decision II Deposit Deadline: February 15
  • Early Action I, Early Action II and Regular Decision Deposit Deadline: May 15

Due to continued disruptions related to the U.S. Department of Education’s launch of the updated Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form this spring, DePauw University will accept enrollments and honor scholarship offers for admitted students who submit the non-refundable enrollment deposit through May 15, 2024, for the class of 2028.

Pay Your Enrollment Deposit

Whether you have already made your decision to attend DePauw or are still considering your options, we hope you and your family will join us for an Admitted Student Day. During an Admitted Student Day, you will:

  • Connect with future classmates
  • Attend a class
  • Explore campus
  • Learn more about housing options
  • Learn more about the next steps in the enrollment process

Admitted Student Days will occur on the following days. However, there are optional overnight and evening activities, but space is limited.

  • February 19, 2024
  • March 16, 2024
  • April 12, 2024
First-Year DePauw Tigers process through campus during opening day convocation. Are You Already Enrolled?

Are You Already Enrolled?

Then welcome to the DePauw community! You are about to embark on an unforgettable journey surrounded by peers who share your same thirst for knowledge and experience. We are here to support you while you make your transition to your new community and the classroom. You've made the best decision for your future and we can't wait for you to discover your home away from home these next four years!

More updates and next steps regarding your future as a Tiger will be coming soon! For now, be sure to check back in with the Office of Admission and your Admission Counselor for more details.

New Student Resources


  • Incoming Student Transition & Summer Orientation
    During the Spring & Summer months, incoming students will complete a series of transition items in preparation for their first semesters at DePauw. All first-year students must complete their incoming student checklist also found in their DePauw University student portal.
  • Financial Aid Awarding
    Starting in early February, all students will receive either a financial aid award breakdown or a scholarship summary, detailing their total cost of attendance after any scholarship and/or aid awards.
  • Housing
    Housing information will become available after May 1, 2024. All students are guaranteed housing at DePauw University all four years. 
Tyler the Tiger waves to students on the first day of classes. Planning on Taking a Gap Year?

Planning on Taking a Gap Year?

Learn more DePauw's gap year policy and all things you need to know about deferring your admission decision for one year. 

 Elisa Villanueva Beard ’98

DePauw has been the single most transformative experience of my life. - Elisa Villanueva Beard ’98