Educational Opportunities

DePaul University's Continuing and Professional Education (CPE) partners with several organizations both inside and outside the university that may aid in advancing your education. From degree requirements waivers to financial assistance for those in need, CPE is committed to providing you with options to help you meet your educational and career goals.

School for New Learning

DePaul University's School for New Learning (SNL) provides a unique approach to learning for adult students, age 24 and older, with customized undergraduate and graduate degree programs that build upon abilities and experiences, add knowledge, and develop skills to help achieve personal and professional goals. SNL's competence-based programs allow you to satisfy your degree requirements using a combination of transfer coursework and learning experiences obtained through a variety of means. These opportunities may include professional development in the workplace, courses and workshops in non-accredited programs (thus not normally eligible for direct transfer credit), and independent learning—whether pursued at home, workplace, or school.
Completion of a certificate program through DePaul CPE may be applied toward a degree program in SNL. For more information, contact snlcpe@depaul.edu.
SNL Pre-Approved Programs
The certificate programs listed below have been pre-approved by SNL.

Illinois workNet

The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) provides financial assistance to unemployed persons and those who meet federal low-income guidelines for the purpose of job training.
DePaul CPE is an approved provider of WIA certified programs. From entry-level business courses to advanced management training, CPE offers a variety of programs for different skill levels. Increase your marketability in the business world by developing new skills or updating the ones you already have.
In Illinois, you can find out more about the WIA Works Initiative at ILLINOIS workNet. You can also locate and contact your local WIA agency to determine if you qualify for a grant.
Illinois workNet Approved Programs
The following programs offered by CPE have been approved for educational grants from WIA:
For more information contact: