Prior educational performance is considered in conjunction with demonstrated proficiency in basic college-level skills to determine admissibility. DeVry 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 international student admission applicants must complete basic and prerequisite skills evaluation through standard means prior to starting classes, to determine appropriate initial course placement.
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.
International student admission 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 pre-requisite 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.