International student applicants who do not qualify for admission through prior educational performance, and whose demonstrated proficiency in basic skills does not meet the minimum requirements for admission, are advised of the skill area(s) needing improvement. At DeVry's discretion, these applicants may be offered enrollment in focused foundational coursework to strengthen required skills. Successful completion of such coursework may provide an additional opportunity to qualify for unconditional admission. There is no tuition charge for this coursework. Details are available in the foundations supplement. Applicants unable to participate in foundations coursework may consult the Academic Department regarding approval for external alternative coursework.
In addition to specifying basic college-level skills, DeVry specifies prerequisite skills, above the developmental level, that must be demonstrated prior to enrolling in certain program-related coursework. Evaluation of an applicant’s prerequisite skills is done through DeVry administered placement examinations or other standard means. Applicants whose demonstrated proficiency in basic and prerequisite skills indicates they are prepared to enroll directly into their program’s standard coursework without any preceding skills development coursework are referred to as placing at the standard level.
Applicants whose demonstrated proficiency in basic and prerequisite skills indicates skills development is necessary are advised accordingly. Required skills development coursework may affect program length and cost. Successful completion of skills development coursework in a subject demonstrates proficiency at the standard level in that subject and is a prerequisite for enrollment in many standard courses.
Students requiring skills development coursework must begin this coursework no later than their second session of enrollment and must continue to enroll in at least one developmental or prerequisite skills course each session of attendance until all skills requirements have been satisfied.
Those who have not met these requirements may not be able to self-register for courses until all skills requirements have been satisfied. Permission to enroll in many standard courses is dependent on successful completion of skills development coursework.
Students who cannot self-register should contact their student success professional or academic advisor to complete the registration process.
DeVry reserves the right to limit enrollment of applicants requiring skills development coursework; limitations may vary by location.