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Conditional Admission Programs

The English Language Center offers both undergraduate and graduate conditional admission programs for students who meet Drexel University academic requirements but do not have sufficient language skills. We also offer Bridge Programs to other Philadelphia-area institutions that will waive the TOEFL / IELTS requirement for students seeking conditional admission.

Bridge Programs

Drexel ELC has partnership agreements with Philadelphia area institutions that offer conditional admission for graduate, undergraduate, and associate’s degree programs. Students can apply for conditional admission at a partner institution prior to or during enrollment at Drexel ELC. A student who is conditionally accepted to these institutions and completes ELC Level 6 (Level 5 for the Art Institute) with an overall average of 75% will have the TOEFL or IELTS requirement waived and can be officially accepted to the degree program.

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Undergraduate Conditional Admission

Drexel International Gateway

Gateway is a conditional admission program for international students who are academically qualified for undergraduate admission to Drexel, but have not scored high enough on English assessment scores (TOEFL or IELTS). Students take language and test preparation courses at the English Language Center and up to a total of 21 credit hours of core university classes during three to four academic quarters.  Students who successfully complete the Gateway program enroll at Drexel as freshmen in the fall quarter of the following year.

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The University Preparation Summer Program (UPREP)

Admission to the University Preparation Summer Program is by direct application to Drexel University Admissions only. Drexel University Application and information is available on the Undergraduate Admissions website. The University Preparation Summer Program is for students who receive an acceptance letter from Drexel University

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Graduate Conditional Admission

Drexel Graduate Preparation

International students can find the transition to graduate education in the United States overwhelming and confusing. Drexel Graduate Bridge is a conditional admission program for international master's degree students who want to prepare for this challenging graduate experience. During the program, students receive intensive academic language preparation, a comprehensive orientation to Drexel University, and gain the higher level English skills required for success as a graduate student at Drexel University.

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