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Rebecca Popelka
Associate Director, Transfer Admission and the Adult Enrollment Center
Counselor for students in: Illinois

Phone: 312-362-8155
1-800-4DE PAUL (ext 28155)

Hometown: Blue Island, Illinois
Degrees: B.A., Sociology; DePaul University; M.Ed., College Student Affairs Administration, University of Georgia
The best thing about DePaul: The commitment to serving the community in the Vincentian spirit drew me back to DePaul, after earning my undergraduate degree here.
Advice to students beginning the transfer admission process:  Start early.  The earlier you apply, the more time you have to sort out transferring credit, financial aid, housing and any other aspects of changing schools.  There are many resources available to new DePaul transfer students, but if you apply at the last minute, you might not have time to before you make your decision to attend. 
Prospective DePaul are surprised to learn: That we have a strong Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) program, run by the Career Center.  This program links current students and alumni volunteers.  The ASK program matches students with alumni who share their major or career interests, and can help transfer students connect with fellow transfer and/or adult students.  ASK participants also help with interview preparation and resume writing. It's a great service for students interested in build their network or preparing for the job search.
Favorite thing to do in Chicago: Trying new restaurants or exploring different neighborhoods

Cubs or White Sox?  Cubs

Bears games or Blackhawks matches? Bears games

Deep dish or thin crust pizza? You can get thin crust all over the country, but only Chicago knows how to do deep dish right.


Rebecca's Upcoming Travel
Please see below for a listing of the events that your counselor will be attending. Please check in with your high school guidance counselor to determine which events might be appropriate for you to attend. If you do not see an event at your high school, please contact your DePaul admission counselor, Rebecca Popelka, for more information on how you can learn about DePaul.

September 15, 2014
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
R U Ready 2 Graduate?
Moraine Valley Community College
9000 W College Pkwy
Palos Hills, IL 60465
September 23, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Future Focus
Triton College
2000 5th Ave
River Grove, IL 60171
September 30, 2014
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
STEM Fair at Joliet Junior College
Joliet Junior College
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, IL 60431
October 7, 2014
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
JJC College Fair
Joliet Junior College
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, IL 60431
October 7, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Elgin Community College 41st Annual College Night
Elgin Community College
1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin, IL 60123