Successful applicants to the Custom-Designed Major are highly motivated, creative, and have demonstrated academic and extracurricular achievements that place them among the top tier of their peers. Most students enrolled in the Custom-Designed Major are also members of the Pennoni Honors College. Each student accepted into the program will be advised by the Program Director and closely mentored by one or more Drexel faculty members who are experts in at least one of the disciplines comprising the student's proposed course of study.
Admission to the Custom-Designed Major will be determined on the basis of an application portfolio. In addition to the standard Admissions application, the portfolio will contain:
- A vision statement describing in detail what the student hopes to accomplish during his or her time in the program, as well as explaining why the student's educational goals cannot be met by pursuing a preexisting Drexel major, a double major, or a major combined with minors. The vision statement should also contain a plausible plan of study for achieving the student's aims by drawing upon two or more existing Drexel programs. An example of a successful vision statement and plan of study can be found here.
- Student transcript
- SAT scores
- Two letters of support from individuals who can speak to the student's desire and ability to embark on an unconventional, individualized course of study.
- Examples of projects completed independently by the student, in either a school or an extracurricular setting.
Students may be admitted as entering freshmen or by transfer. For additional information about applying to this program, contact the Program Director.