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Office of Student Affairs

The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) provides a wide range of services and programs to our students. Our primary responsibility is to provide the necessary information, resources, guidance and support to enable our students to both accomplish academic goals and develop the skills, competency and character necessary to serve with distinction as members of the legal profession.

OSA staff members strive to create an atmosphere of care, excellence and professionalism - three qualities that elevate service to the highest level.

OSA Announcements

New Registration Section of the Site

Current students now have direct access to registration information and grid schedules via the Registration section of the website. 

Graduating Students: What to Know Before You Go 


Feb. 4 Late application deadline for March 19 MPRE
Feb. 5 Deadline to schedule appointments for graduation photos with Mary McGovern
Feb. 9 NJ Bar Examiners presentation, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Room 140
Feb. 10, 11, 18 Graduation photos, 3rd Floor Gallery
Feb. 19 100 Days to Graduation, Field House
Feb. 26 Last day to complete your graduation application (on DrexelOne)
  • View CSO’s “Countdown to Graduation” podcast in the document library on Symplicity.
  • Check in with Professor Kraybill regarding bar prep course selection.
  • Summer grads, contact Theresa Gallo and Mary McGovern to discuss graduation and commencement.


March 1 NJ Bar application opens
March 9 Graduation Fair, 12 to 2 p.m., 2nd Floor Gallery
March 19 MPRE Administration


April 1 Deadline to complete pro bono hours for honors
April 15 Deadline to file a 2015 tax return
April 15 PA Bar timely application deadline (a hefty surcharge will apply to applications submitted after this date!)
April 22 NJ Bar timely application deadline (a hefty surcharge will apply to applications submitted after this date!)
April 30 NJ Bar application final deadline (no exceptions!)
April 30 PA Bar late filing application deadline
  • Stop by OSA or CSO to complete a Symplicity transcript opt-in form.
  • Loan Exit Counseling at for Direct Student Loans, for Perkins Loans.


May 15 PA Bar 2nd late filing application deadline
May 30 PA Bar final deadline (no exceptions!)
  • Inquire with loan servicer(s) about grace periods; arrange for a forbearance if needed for the bar exam period.


June 23 MPRE application deadline for August 13 MPRE
June 30 Late MPRE application deadline for August 13 MPRE


July 26 PA Bar Exam (PT)
July 27 PA and NJ Bar Exam (MBE)
July 28 NJ Bar Exam (PT)


  • Schedule a loan repayment advising appointment with Mary de Rivera.

Associate Dean Kevin P. Oates

Kevin P. Oates

Senior Associate Dean of Students

Dean Oates oversees the Office of Student Affairs and the Academic Support program. The Senior Associate Dean of Students grants approvals for leaves of absences, withdrawals, and exam deferrals. He also works with the governing board of the Student Bar Association on issues of student governance and the functioning and funding of student organizations. He provides personal and academic advice, and receives complaints for possible violations of the Code of Conduct.


Phone: 215.571.4719

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