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Academic Opportunities Fair on July 19

  

Make the most of your undergraduate education by joining us for the Summer 2017 Academic Opportunities Fair on July 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Following the success of the inaugural winter Academic Opportunities Fair this past February, Drexel is offering a second opportunity to anyone who was unable to attend the first fair or who would like to visit again.

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 July 19 and enjoy some light refreshments while getting a taste of how Drexel can help you achieve your long-term goals.

A full listing of representation at the fair will be available in early July.

Information About Newly Designed Registration Interface

Drexel is excited to announce the launch of a newly designed registration interface for the upcoming summer quarter, beginning May 8. This interface features a new design and additional functionality that improves the student experience.

Some of the new features include:

  • Visual displays of your schedule as it's being built
  • Conditional add/drop options allowing you to drop a course only if you can add another
  • Ability to email a PDF of your schedule in a calendar format 

These improvements, in addition to the newly designed interface, will allow students the ability to register for courses with ease.  

You can view information about this update by downloading the Student Guide: New Registration Interface [PDF] or watching the video below:

 

If you have any questions regarding registering, please contact your academic advisor.

FAFSA Data Retrieval Tool Disabled

The Department of Education has disabled the IRS Data Retrieval Tool due to security concerns. The tool had previously allowed students and their parents to sync their data information to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This tool will not be available for the foreseeable future. For more information about this, please see the Department of Education's March 30 announcement

If you will be completing or updating a FAFSA, we recommend setting aside adequate time to complete the form using the 2015 information from a completed tax return.

For more information about completing the federal aid application, please visit Drexel's FAFSA webpage.

Incoming Student Placement Exams

If you are an entering freshman, you must complete required placement exams so that Drexel University can develop your fall 2017 course schedule.

All placement exam(s) must be completed by the Friday, June 30, 2017 deadline.

View more about placement exams, including step-by-step instructions, frequently asked questions and answers, and contact information if you need additional support.

More About Placement Exams

  • Placement exams assess the prior knowledge a student has and the proficiency a student needs in the subject areas relevant to their chosen major.
  • They present an opportunity to tailor-fit a student's freshman courses according to their relative skill level. 
  • A fall course schedule will not be completed until the student has taken all required placement exams. 

How to Begin Your Placement Exams

  • Log in to DrexelOne.
  • Find the New Student Checklist.
  • Expand the checklist item "Placement Exams" to access your required placement exam(s).
  • Set aside at least 90 minutes for each required exam.
  • Once you start an exam, you cannot stop and restart the exam.
  • You can only take each exam once.

Request Accommodations for Placement Exams

  • If you have a disability and require accommodations so you can take your placement exams:

Preparing for Graduation

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 DrexelOneView 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.