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News and Announcements

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.

File Your Renewal FAFSA for 2017–2018

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. 

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).