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Admission Requirements

General DeVry University admission requirements.

The information below provides an overview of DeVry University's undergraduate admission requirements for earning a degree both online and on campus. In addition, you can find more specific details on the admission process in our academic catalog. Also, use the navigation on the left to learn more about additional requirements for special programs and applicants.

Interview and Age Requirement


Interview Requirement

To be granted admission to DeVry University, for an education online, on campus or through a combination of both, a prospective student must interview with a DeVry University Admissions Advisor (called an Admissions Representative in Florida, Minnesota, Nebraska and Oregon) and complete an application for admission. In addition, all other general and specific admission requirements must be met, including those regarding age, prior education and evaluation of proficiency in the basic and prerequisite skills needed for college-level work.


Age Requirement

Each applicant for either an online or on campus education must be at least 17 years old on the first day of classes.


Prior Education Requirement


Each applicant must have earned one of the following educational credentials from a DeVry University recognized organization: a high school diploma or equivalent, a General Educational Development (GED) certificate or a post-secondary degree. The diploma or other acceptable documentation of the applicant's educational achievement must be provided for the student's file by the end of registration unless the school grants an extension. An official transcript (or equivalent documentation) with the high school or college grade point average (GPA) and graduation date must be submitted by the end of the second session of enrollment. Students who do not meet this deadline are dropped from all courses in which they are enrolled for future sessions. Until official transcripts are received, such students may not enroll.


Basic and Prerequisite Skills Evaluation Requirement


Prior educational performance is considered in conjunction with demonstrated proficiency in basic college-level skills to determine admissibility. DeVry University grants admission to individuals whose prior educational performance meets the criteria outlined below. Applicants whose prior educational performance does not meet these criteria must complete the basic skills evaluation and demonstrate specific basic skills proficiency levels in order to be granted admission. All applicants must complete basic and prerequisite skills evaluation through standard means prior to starting classes, to determine appropriate initial course placement.


Prior Educational Experience


Applicants for an education online or on campus are accepted if they meet at least one of the following criteria:


  • Have earned a qualifying associate degree or higher from a DeVry University recognized post-secondary institution.  
  • Have completed an appropriate amount of qualifying college-level work at DeVry University recognized post-secondary institutions, with grades of at least C (70%) or a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 2.00 (on a 4.0 scale).  
  • Have achieved both of the following conditions while in a U.S. or Canadian high school:
    1. Class rank at the 50th percentile or above, or a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.70 on a 4.00 scale, at the end of the junior year or later.
    2. An average grade of at least B (80%) in a full-year high school mathematics course at the level of Algebra I or above.

Have earned a Canadian high school diploma in a program of study that includes successful completion of a 30-level Math and a 30-level English course from Alberta, or equivalent achievement from another province or territory


Basic and Prerequisite Skills Evaluation


Applicants for an education online or on campus must show evidence of basic and prerequisite skills proficiency levels in at least one of the following ways:


  • Submit ACT or SAT examination scores deemed appropriate by DeVry. Although requirements may vary by program, the minimum scores DeVry considers when evaluating basic skills proficiency are: ACT Math - 17; ACT English - 17; SAT Math - 460; SAT Verbal/Critical Reading - 460. Applicants with lower scores in one or both areas may still demonstrate skills proficiency in any of the other ways listed.
  • Attain appropriate scores on DeVry administered placement examinations in reading, writing, arithmetic and algebra.
  • Submit required documentation indicating acceptable grades in qualifying work completed at a recognized institution.