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Types of Admission

In this section, you will find important dates, deadlines, and requirements for all types of applicants: first-year, transfer and international. Keep scrolling for specific details for each type of applicant. All applicants must complete the Common Application or the DePauw Application for admission to the University. Applicants do not need to complete both. School of Music applicants must then audition for acceptance into the School of Music.

DePauw University considers all undocumented students living in the United States as domestic applicants. 

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First-Year Applicants

Discover how an education can empower you to change your world. Think critically, explore new perspectives and devise innovative solutions in any one of our intellectually challenging majors and minors.  You can apply through the Common Application or the DePauw University application. Take your pick! You can't go wrong with either!

Start your story

Transfer Applicants

Distinguish yourself in a co-curricular, liberal arts educational environment with opportunities that exceed those of a typical college. Dive into faculty-student research, internships and formative study abroad opportunities for an immersive education and a distinctive resume after graduation.

Experience uncommon excellence

International Applicants

Connect people, places, disciplines and ideas to maximize the strength of your impact on the world. Collaborate and learn with peers who are as excited as you are to explore new cultures, build relationships and play a meaningful part on a national and international stage.

Join a community of like-minded scholars