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Bridge Programs

Drexel ELC has partnership agreements with a variety of institutions that offer conditional admission for graduate, undergraduate, and associate’s degree programs

Rutgers University - Camden  A top 100 university just minutes from Center City Philadelphia by public transportation offering undergraduate and graduate programs in business, engineering, liberal arts, sciences and more.  Contact Elizabeth Atkins, Assistant Dean, International Students (atkins1@camden.rutgers.edu)

Chestnut Hill College A small, Catholic, liberal arts college in Philadelphia offering BS and BA degrees in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Contact Ms. Trachanda Brown, Director of International Student Services and Admission (brownt2@chc.edu or chapply@chc.edu)

Art Institute of Philadelphia A private college in Philadelphia offering AS (2 year) and BS (4 year) degrees design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts. Contact Audrey Panu, Assistant Director of Admissions for International Students (apanu@aii.edu)

Goldey-Beacom College A private college located near Philadelphia in Wilmington, Delaware, offering bachelor’s (BS and BBA) and master’s (MS and MBA) degrees in all areas of business. Contact Kevin Barrett, International Admissions Representative (barrett@gbc.edu)

Wilson College A small women’s college of 800 students in a small town environment for students who want a personalized and rigorous education in the sciences and humanities. Located 1.5 hours from Baltimore and Washington, DC, and 1 hour south of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Contact Laura Alleman, Assistant Director of Admissions (laura.alleman@wilson.edu)

  • Students can apply for conditional admission without TOEFL or IELTS scores prior to or during enrollment at the ELC.
  • Applicants must meet and complete all admission requirements with the exception of the English language test.
  • Applicants will receive a letter of conditional admission from the institution. They must also apply to attend Drexel ELC. They will receive an I-20 from 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.