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News and Announcements

Winter Quarter Refunds

Winter quarter financial aid awards will start to pay to student accounts on January 2, 2018.

If you are expecting a refund for winter quarter, you should make sure of the following:

  • You have satisfied all financial aid requirements – Check your status via DrexelOne.
  • Sign up for eRefunds – Drexel recommends selecting to receive your refund via direct deposit through eRefund. This will allow you to receive your refund faster.
  • Ensure your billing address is up to date – If you are not signed up for eRefund, your refund will be mailed to you as a paper check; ensure your billing address is accurate in DrexelOne.

Academic Opportunities Fair on January 23

  

Make the most of your undergraduate education by joining us for the Winter 2018 Academic Opportunities Fair on January 23 from 1 to 4 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 January 23 and enjoy some light refreshments while getting a taste of how Drexel can help you achieve your long-term goals.

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:

Undergraduate Majors

Academic Majors Tables 
Animation and Visual Effects - (BS)
25—27 
Architecture – (BArch)
25—27  
Art History – (BS, BA)
25—27  
Behavior Health Counseling – (BS) 
28—30 
Business Administration – (BS; all majors)
18—19 
Business and Engineering – (BS)
18—19 
Computer Science – (BSCS/BACS)
22—24 
Computing and Security Technology – (BS)  22—24 
Culinary Arts & Science – (BSCAS)  17 
Dance – (BS)  25—27  
Data Science – (BSDS)  22—24 
Economics – (BS/BA)  18—19 
Education – (BS; Online)   14 
Education – (BS)  14 
Entertainment and Arts Management – (BS)  25—27  
Entrepreneurship and Innovation – (BA)  16 
Film & Video – (BS)  25—27  
General Studies – (BS)  13 
Health Sciences – (BS)  28—30 
Health Services Administration – (BS)  28—30 
Hospitality Management – (BSHM)  17 
Information Systems – (BSIS)  22—24 
Interactive Digital Media – (BS)  25—27  
Nursing – (BSN)  28—30 
Nursing – Accelerated Career Entry (ACE; BSN)   28—30 
Nutrition and Foods – (BS)  28—30 
Photography – (BS)  25—27  
Product Design – (BS)  25—27  
Screenwriting and Playwriting – (BS)  25—27  
Software Engineering – (BSSE)  22—24 
Sport Management – (BSSM)  17 
TV Production & Media Management – (BS)  25—27  
All majors - School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems  32 
All majors – College of Arts and Sciences  37—39
All majors – College of Engineering  20—21
All majors – Dornsife School of Public Health  31 

Undergraduate Minors

Programs and Opportunities

Program/Opportunity Tables 

Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship (including offerings of service, mentoring, weekly workshops, and incubation space)

16 
BS/MS Program in Education 14 
Dornsife Office (including offerings of courses and international residency trip)
31 
DragonsTeach 
14 
DragonsTeach Middle Years
14 
Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Course (spring 2018)
16 
Entrepreneurship Co-op
16 
First-Year Exploratory Studies  12 
Graduate Admissions 
Graduate College 
Individual courses in Culinary Art and Food   17 
Individual courses in Hospitality Management
17 
Individual courses in Sport Management  17 
Individual courses in Sport Coaching Leadership  17 

Academic Resources

Updates to the DrexelOne Billing and Financial Aid Tab

Recent upgrades made to the Billing and Financial Aid tab in DrexelOne allow current students to access their financial aid information more easily.

Students can now view information regarding their outstanding and satisfied financial aid requirements, financial aid award breakdown, and cost of attendance information directly in the Billing and Financial Aid tab. Additionally, students now have the option to generate a PDF of their award package that can be saved or printed.

This upgrade also presents students with the ability to upload, via DrexelOne, documentation requested by the Office of Financial Aid. To use this feature, follow the instructions below:

  • Log in to your DrexelOne account.
  • Select the "Billing and Financial Aid" tab.
  • In the left column will be the "Financial Aid" Channel. Depending on the time of year and your status, you may have multiple academic years you can choose to view information about. Ensure the academic year you are inquiring about is selected in the "Financial Aid Summary" section.
  • In the "Financial Aid Requirements" section of the channel, any outstanding requirements will be listed.
  • You can expand any listed outstanding requirements by selecting the icon next to the requirement title. If the requirement has a corresponding request for documentation, you will see a "Submit" button below the requirement description.
  • Select the "Submit" button. A modal will open instructing you to upload the necessary documentation. You can either drag files to the modal or search for files to add from your computer.
  • Please note:
    • You can only upload files in PDFs or PNGs format.
    • You can only upload 10 individual files per requirement.
    • ONLY upload documents related to the requirement you have selected.
  • Once you have added your documents, select "Start Upload".
  • Information will display on the date, time, and type of files you uploaded. It may take a few minutes for the status of the requirement to update, indicating your documents have been received; you may be required to refresh the page in order to see the update.

The document upload feature is no longer available for a specific requirement once you have uploaded documents. If the Office of Financial Aid determines that additional documentation is required and changes the status to "Incomplete", you will be able to upload documentation for that requirement again.

If you have additional documentation but the associated requirement does not provide you with the "Upload" option, you will need to submit your documents via fax, mail, AskDrexel, or in-person

Winter 2017–2018 Time Tickets

Time tickets for winter term start to open on October 30. Specific information about your time ticket can be found on the Drexel Central Time Ticket page.

There are many resources to help you with registering for the upcoming term:

Additionally, please keep the following policies in mind:

Freshman students should note — as you start building your winter schedule, you may notice that one or more courses were already added to your schedule by the University. This is because they are required for your program’s plan of study.

Health Insurance Deadline 

The deadline for students beginning in fall term to waive University health insurance was September 30, 2017. Any student who did not submit proof of coverage with a different health insurance plan by the deadline will be default enrolled into the Drexel plan.

A grace period has been added for any student who had the intention of waiving. Please visit the Health Insurance website for information and full instructions on how to complete the waiver process and remove the health insurance charge.

The cost of the Drexel Student Health Insurance plan is $2,166 and will be remain on the eBill of any student who has not waived by the end of the grace period.