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Drexel Graduate Preparation

The Drexel Graduate Preparation program prepares academically qualified students for the challenges of reading, writing, speaking, and listening in the American graduate environment. This 10-week program, offered in the Summer term, consists of advanced coursework in academic reading, writing, listening and speaking, as well as graduate academic skills.

Admission Requirements

Admission to Drexel Graduate Preparation is by direct application to Drexel University Graduate Admissions only. Master's degree graduate students who qualify academically and need to improve their English language proficiency may be offered conditional admission to study in the Graduate Preparation program. 

  • Submit all official application documents to Drexel Graduate Admissions.
  • Meet the qualification requirements for your preferred Drexel graduate program.  For more information, see Drexel Graduate Programs.
  • The minimum required TOEFL or IELTS scores for Graduate Preparation eligibility are determined by the graduate departments.

Completing the Graduate Preparation Program

  • Complete all Graduate Preparation coursework with passing grades.
  • Demonstrate graduate level readiness and responsibility.
  • Receive a recommendation for matriculation by your Graduate Preparation advisor.


The program features a rigorous curriculum that includes 21 hours of weekly instruction in the four core skills of academic English: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. In addition, the program also includes a course in graduate readiness, which addresses graduate-level study skills and linguistic and intercultural problem-solving.


Estimated Program Costs: Summer 2018


 Tuition (cost of classes)*

 Drexel University Health Insurance**

 Fees***  $185    


 Estimated Living Expenses ****
 Estimated Term Total  $11,745    

**Estimate based on 2015-2016 rates
***Includes immunization, ELC and university activities fees
****Includes average costs for housing, food, books, and other living expenses for a three month term.