DeVry Institute of Technology Admission Requirements
While the information below provides an overview of DeVry's admission requirements, you can find more specific details in our academic calendar. Other pages provide additional requirements for online coursework and for select applicants.
To be granted unconditional admission to DeVry, a prospective student must do the following:
- Interview with a DeVry admissions advisor
- Complete an application for admission
- Meet all other general and specific admission requirements, including those regarding age, prior education, and evaluation of proficiency in the basic and prerequisite skills needed for college-level work in the chosen field of study
Once DeVry accepts the application paperwork, applicants are conditionally admitted, pending satisfaction of all remaining admission conditions.
An applicant must be at least 17 years old on the first day of classes. Documentation of age may be required.
Prior education requirement.
An applicant must have earned one of the following educational credentials from a DeVry-recognized organization:
- A high school diploma or equivalent
- A General Educational Development (GED) certificate
- 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 provided for the student's file by the end of the second session of enrollment. Qualified applicants to entry-level courses who do not have a high school diploma, GED certificate, or post-secondary diploma may seek admission as mature students.
Basic and prerequisite skills evaluation
Prior educational performance is considered in conjunction with demonstrated proficiency in basic college-level skills to determine admissibility. DeVry grants unconditional 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 unconditional 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 performance.
Applicants are accepted if they meet at least one of the following criteria:
- Have earned a qualifying diploma or higher from a DeVry-recognized post-secondary institution.
- Have completed an appropriate amount of qualifying college-level work at DeVry-recognized post-secondary institutions, with grades of at least C (70%) or a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00.
- 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.
- Have achieved both of the following conditions while in a U.S. high school:
- 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. -and-
- An average grade of at least B (80%) in a full-year high school mathematics course at the level of Algebra I or above.
Basic and prerequisite skills evaluation.
Applicants must evidence basic and prerequisite skills proficiency levels appropriate to the chosen program 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 post-secondary institution. Selected Ontario Academic Credits may fulfill these requirements.
For more information regarding admission requirements, see DeVry Institute of Technology academic calendar or contact a DeVry Institute of Technology admissions advisor at 403-207-3161.