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Undergraduate Competency Programs Update


What's new with SNL's undergraduate programs?

After further research and deliberation, we decided to develop several new degree programs and eventually phase out the competency-based BA programs:  Individualized Focus Area (BAIFA), Computing (BAC), General Business BAGB) and Early Childhood Education (BAECE). As a result, Spring 2017 was the final term in which we admitted new students to these programs.

Current active students will be able to remain in these programs but must complete all degree requirements by the end of Spring 2023 term.

Nothing will change in these programs prior to their retirement. And, nothing is  changing in our other undergraduate degree programs: ​Decision Analytics, Leadership Studies and Applied Behavioral Sciences​. Nothing is changing in our three masters programs​: Applied Professional Studies, Educating Adults and Applied Technology​.

What does this mean for students in the retiring programs?

​Nothing will change in your program if you are an active student. You will have 6 years (through Spring 2023) to complete your degree, provided you remain active in your program. 

​In order to remain active, you must be enrolled in a class (or ILP or proficiency exam​) at least once every three quarters, and your registration must be received prior to the end of the third week of the third quarter​. To ensure you finish in time, we encourage you to enroll every quarter.

What if I can't enroll in classes in a quarter?

If you do not enroll in a class in one quarter, nothing will change and you will remain active in your degree program.

If you do not enroll in a class in two consecutive quarters, you must enroll in the next quarter before the deadline for adding classes to remain active.

If you do not enroll in a class for three consecutive quarters, you will be discontinued from your program. When you are ready to return to SNL, you will be able to  apply for readmission to one of the  continuing ​BA programs offering majors (Decison Analytics, Leadership Studies or pplied Behavioral Sciences). Readmission to one of these programs may increase your degree requirements and extend your time to degree completion.
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What should I do now?

  • Reach out to your faculty mentor or academic advisor to develop or confirm your plan for degree completion. Schedule your First Committee Meeting, if you have not already done so, to request your Committee's approval of your plan.

  • Enroll early when registration opens for each term.

  • Follow your plan to make steady progress towards your degree.

  • Do not become discontinued by failing to enroll for more than two consecutive quarters.

What if I am a discontinued student?

​We will be glad to welcome you back! Contact your academic advisor or the SNL  Advising Center at snladvising@depaul.edu​ or 312-362-5445 to determine which program would be the best fit for completing your degree, and allow you to transfer most or all of your complete work to your new degree program after you are readmitted​​.

What can I do if I have a financial or academic 'hold?'

​Apply for readmission. Then contact DePaul Center at 312-362-8610 or dpcl@depaul.edu​ for information about resolving a financial hold, or contact the SNL Advising Center at snladvising@depaul.edu​ or 312-362-5445 for information about resolving an academic hold.

How can I identify my current degree program?

​Login to Campus Connect and look at the top of your Degree Progress Report, or contact the SNL Advising Center at snladvising@depaul.edu​​ or 312-362-5445.

What if I have additional questions?

Plea​se contact your faculty mentor​ or academic advisor or contact the SNL Advising Center at snladvising@depaul.edu or call 312-362-5445.
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