What are the admissions requirements for Drexel?
At Drexel University, we look for academically focused students who are driven to succeed. Our average student has a 3.5 GPA on an unweighted 4.0 scale and a combined score of 1207 on the Critical Reading and Math portions on the SAT. The average ACT score for admissions is a 27. The prerequisite courses that you need to take will depend on the program to which you are applying; see our
Admission Prerequisites for more information.
What are your application deadlines?
What is the difference between Early Decision and Regular Decision?
If you choose to apply for Early Decision, it means that you will apply early and receive an admission decision sooner than the rest of the applicant pool. More important, if you are accepted, the decision is binding — you must attend Drexel. If you choose to apply for Regular Decision, that means that you do not want a binding admission decision. Regular Decision applicants have a later deadline and will receive an admission decision later in the admission cycle.
What is the VIP application? Is it binding?
The VIP application is a streamlined version of our regular online application. The application in and of itself is not binding. You have the option to apply Early Decision or Regular Decision.
I took AP/IB/college courses in high school. Will I receive credit for them?
Refer to our Enrollment Policies on the Accepted Students page for details on how to submit your scores and/or transcripts.
My first language is English. Can the TOEFL be waived?
U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
You must take either the SAT or ACT and request that the results be forwarded to Admissions. All students should use the following codes to send score reports to Drexel: SAT 2194 or ACT 3556. TOEFL or IELTS scores may be considered for admission for domestic freshmen whose first language is not English or for whom English is not spoken at home. Additionally, permanent residents whose first language is not English may be requested to submit official TOEFL or IETLS scores. Official TOEFL or IELTS scores should be submitted to Admissions. Drexel's TOEFL code is 2194.
International freshman applicants whose native language is English or who attend high school in the United States are required to take the SAT or ACT. Students may choose to submit the TOEFL or IELTS in addition to the SAT or ACT. All other international freshman applicants may take the SAT, ACT, TOEFL, or IELTS. Drexel strongly prefers that applicants submit both the SAT and either the TOEFL or IELTS; candidates who do so will be considered more competitive.
Can I double major?
While it is possible to double major at Drexel, you can only apply to one major at the time of admission. Once you begin classes at Drexel, you will be able to consult with your academic advisor about adding a second major.
Can I choose a minor?
Yes, you can choose to minor in one of our 90 options, but this process does not occur during the application process. Selection of a minor occurs with your academic advisor after you begin taking classes.
What is an accelerated degree? How do I apply for one?
An accelerated degree allows a student to obtain an undergraduate and graduate degree within a shortened period of time. Learn more about Drexel's Accelerated Degree Programs.