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Undergraduate Global Gateway Program

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The Undergraduate Global Gateway Program is the first stage of an undergraduate degree at DePaul University for international students. On successful completion of this program, you can continue to the second year of an undergraduate degree at DePaul University, or transfer your credits to another US college or university if you prefer.

  • Why Choose This Course?
    • A first year degree program with flexible entry requirements and dedicated support for international students.
    • Suitable for students of all English levels. Develop your English skills to a high standard while earning academic credits towards your degree.
    • SAT/ACT not required for this course!
    • Continue to the second year of a degree program at DePaul University, or transfer your credits to another US university if you prefer.
    • Study at a high ranking national university located in the centre of Chicago's business district, US headquarters for many global companies.

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Course Specification

The Undergraduate Global Gateway Program is a first year degree program at DePaul University, tailored specifically to the needs of international students. Most overseas school qualifications are accepted and English requirements are flexible, with study options for students of all levels. And you don't need SAT/ACT scores to apply for this course.

During the course, you will study a first year curriculum, but with extra support to develop your English language and study skills to a high standard. You will also receive dedicated academic support to help you adapt to US teaching methods. Studying alongside other international students who are new to the US education system will help you to settle in quickly and build confidence as you progress through the program.

At the end of the program, you can continue to the second year of a bachelor's degree at DePaul University. Alternatively, you can transfer your academic credits to another US university if you prefer.

Study Plans

  • Standard Program
    3 quarters starting Jan, Jun, Sep
  • Extended Program
    4 quarters starting Jan, Jun, Sep
  • Extended Plus Program
    5 quarters starting Jan, Jun, Sep

Entry Requirements

Academic Completion of high school with good grades, equivalent to a US High School Diploma. Minimum GPA 2.5 for Business/Education majors, 2.3 for all other majors (on a 4.0 point scale). Most overseas high school qualifications are recognized.
SATS/ACT SATS/ACT not required.
English Standard Program
IELTS 6.0 / TOEFL iBT 70 / PTE 48
Extended Program
IELTS 5.5 / TOEFL iBT 60 / PTE 44
Extended Plus Program
IELTS 5.0 / TOEFL iBT 55 / PTE < 44

Start Dates And Progression

Study Plan: Standard Program

Start Date End Date Progression
Jan 2021 Nov 2021 Jan 2022
Jun 2021 Mar 2022 Jun 2022
Sep 2021 Aug 2022 Sep 2022

Study Plan: Extended Program

Start Date End Date Progression
Jan 2021 Mar 2022 Jun 2022
Jun 2021 Aug 2022 Sep 2022
Sep 2021 Nov 2022 Jan 2023

Study Plan: Extended Plus Program

Start Date End Date Progression
Jan 2021 Aug 2022 Aug 2022
Jun 2021 Nov 2022 Jan 2023
Sep 2021 Mar 2023 Jun 2023

Progression Options

On successful completion of this course, you are guaranteed1 entry to one of the following undergraduate programmes at DePaul University.

  • Accountancy
  • Actuarial Science Bsb
  • BA Economics
  • BA\BFA Animation
  • BA\BS Chemistry
  • BA\BS Data Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • BS Actuarial Science
  • Business Administration
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Communication & Media
  • Computer Science
  • Criminology
  • Cybersecurity
  • Economics Bsb
  • Environmental Science
  • Exercise Science
  • Film & Television
  • Finance
  • Game Design
  • Game Programming
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Sciences
  • Information Technology
  • International Studies
  • Journalism
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Mathematics & Computer Science
  • Media & Cinema Studies
  • Network Engineering & Security
  • Neuroscience
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Relations & Advertising
  • Real Estate
  • Sociology
  • User Experience Design

 
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