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Admission Requirements

Accelerated Career Entry (ACE) for BSN Program for College Graduates

  • Undergraduate transfer application: Apply online at www.drexel.edu/apply .

  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities. If you are an international student, the university requires a course-by-course evaluation of all courses/degrees completed outside the United States.

  • TOEFL/IELTS score, if applicable. TOEFL/IELTS policy for Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions
    • Applicants born outside the United States (international applicants, immigrants to the United States, and U.S. permanent residents) are required to take the TOEFL or IELTS test. Passing test scores include:

      • TOEFL iBT: Minimum combined score of 79 AND 26 score or higher in speaking section.
      • IELTS: Minimum combined score of 6.5 with a 7.5 score or higher on the speaking section.

    • Applicants can be waived from the TOEFL/IELTS if the following apply:
  1. Applicant was born on U.S. military base.
  2. Applicant completed four years of high school AND has a high school diploma from the United States, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, or Canada.

In the instance that applicant does not meet either of above conditions, the TOEFL/IELTS requirement must be completed.

Please submit all application materials to:

Postal Mail
Drexel University
PO Box 34789
Philadelphia, PA 19101

Express Courier
(DHL, FedEx, UPS, etc.)
Drexel University
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2876

  • For your application to be considered, we require an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 from your previous degree (or 3.0 in last 60 credits completed; this can include prerequisite courses taken after you received your other bachelor's degree). Students must take prerequisite courses before matriculating in Accelerated Career Entry (ACE) Program.
  • The university grants advanced credit for courses completed at regionally accredited colleges and universities. We also may grant credit for courses from colleges that are recognized candidates for accreditation (according to Association of College and Schools/Commission on Higher Education ).

The prerequisite courses, below, must be completed by August 1 for fall entrance and January 15 for spring entrance. Applicants with a greater number of prerequisites completed will be considered more competitive this must (including at least one science prerequisite). Transcripts are not evaluated until you are accepted as an ACE student. You must earn a grade of "C" or higher for credits to transfer.

You may take prerequisite courses at any regionally accredited university or community college. Online courses can be accepted if through a regionally accredited college or university.

  • Bachelor’s degree in another discipline
  • English: 3 semester credits.
  • Chemistry with lab: 4 semester credits.
  • Developmental psychology: 3 semester credits.
  • Anatomy with lab*: 4 semester credits.
  • Physiology with lab*: 4 semester credits.
  • Microbiology with lab*: 4 semester credits.
  • Human nutrition: 3 semester credits.
  • Statistics: 3 semester credits

*Anatomy, physiology, and microbiology must be taken within five years prior to enrollment in ACE Program.

Note: We do not waive or substitute courses.