Preparing for Graduation
Posted on February 22, 2017
Will you be graduating this year? There are a few things you need to know to help you prepare for this big accomplishment.
Apply for Your Degree
Confirm with your academic advisor and in DegreeWorks that you are on track to graduate. If so, you can apply for your degree via DrexelOne. View details regarding applying for graduation.
View the Senior Exception
Have you heard about the Senior Exception Policy? Graduating seniors who plan to register for fewer than 12 credits during their final two terms at Drexel will be billed the part-time per credit rate of $1,094 in addition to a $150 University fee. Bills reflecting the full-time rate will be updated after Week 1 of the upcoming term. Institutional aid will be prorated based on registration after the add/drop period per the Senior Exception Policy.
In order to use the Senior Exception and have bills updated, seniors must apply for your degree before the start of the term. Any late fees assessed during this process will be reversed upon request if all required actions have occurred.
Consider Your Options
As a graduating senior, you may also want to check out our loan repayment resources.
File Your Renewal FAFSA for 2017–2018
Posted on February 07, 2017
All continuing students are encouraged to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)/renewal FAFSA by the March 1, 2017 priority deadline. Filing the FAFSA enables you to be considered for federal and state financial aid.
It is important to note that the tax information used to complete the FAFSA for 2017–2018 has changed. It will now come from two years prior to the year of the application you are filing. For instance, if you are filing the 2017–2018 FAFSA, it will use tax information from you and your parents from 2015. Because you will be using the same information on the 2017–2018 FAFSA as you would have on the 2016–2017, it is important to make sure that all of the information is identical. This also means that completing the FAFSA will no longer require waiting for the prior year's taxes to be filed. View more information about this change.
You can file the FAFSA/renewal FAFSA online using Drexel's school code, 003256. We recommend using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) to expedite the process of filing, since the DRT will import tax information from you and your parents onto the FAFSA.
Students who file after the deadline may not be considered for certain types of need-based financial aid, including Federal Work-Study, Perkins Loan, SEOG Grant, and the DU Endowed Grant (please note that other eligibility requirements apply to each of the awards listed).
Academic Opportunities Fair on February 22
Posted on February 01, 2017
Make the most of your undergraduate education by joining us for the 2017 Academic Opportunities Fair on February 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This fair aims to connect you to various resources across the University that will help you enhance your current academic program with supplemental academic experiences, opportunities, and exciting co-curricular options. These resources can help complement your future academic trajectory by using your interests and abilities to best fit your needs for a program.
You'll be able to explore your options and learn more about:
- The breadth of majors and minors that Drexel offers — This includes helping you determine how your choices fit into your schedule, including minors and certificates. We can also clarify your current program requirements and provide potential career pathways you could take. Additionally, if you are thinking about a different major, you can learn the requirements for the new program and how credits you have already earned apply.
- Experiential programs including study abroad, civic engagement, research, and co-curricular activities — This includes the ways in which these programs can increase your interdisciplinary learning and experiential practice.
- Services and organizations to support you on your academic journey — This includes offices such as the Center for Learning and Academic Success Services (CLASS), who are here to provide you with support in any academic areas that you feel may require more work.
Faculty and staff representatives from various academic areas and support services will be available at the fair. Stop by Behrakis Grand Hall in the Creese Student Center on February 22 and enjoy some light refreshments while getting a taste of how Drexel can help achieve your long-term goals.
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Representation at Fair
There will be many individuals representing academic majors, minors, special programs and opportunities, and resources for you to meet. Below is a listing of what you can expect to see and the location for each at the fair:
2016–2017 Spring Registration Time Tickets
Posted on February 01, 2017
Spring quarter registration begins on February 13, 2017. Based upon your student classification, your time ticket can be viewed on the Time Ticket Calendar webpage. The last day to register online for courses will be posted in your time ticket information in your DrexelOne account.
Please note that Drexel has an established procedure for completing the Student Financial Obligation and Tuition Repayment Agreement (SFO). You should read about this process so that you can be prepared to complete the pre-registration requirement.
Resources regarding how to register for courses — including specifics on time tickets, registration restrictions, and error descriptions — can be found on the Registration webpage. It is important to prepare for registration prior to your time ticket opening, including building a few scheduling alternatives.
2016 1098-T Tuition Statements Now Available
Posted on January 30, 2017
2016 1098-T tuition statements are now available via DrexelOne if you have chosen to receive it electronically.
If you requested that your 1098-T tuition statement be sent to you, it will be mailed by January 31.
Additionally, you can provide access to an authorized user for viewing your 1098-T. You may complete this process via DrexelOne using these instructions
View more information about Form 1098-T.