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Application Instructions

Application Deadlines

Applications and all transcripts should be received at least six weeks prior to the start of the desired term of enrollment. Admission is on a rolling basis. Refer to the Academic Calendar for term start dates.

You should also submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by these dates. Remember to use Drexel's FAFSA school code: 003256.

Required Materials

Part-Time Undergraduate Admission Application

Complete an application for Part-Time Undergraduate Admission. We prefer that you apply online to Drexel.

Apply Online or download Drexel's Undergraduate Part-Time Admission Application [PDF].

You may only submit one application. To expedite the application process, please write your full name (no nicknames, please) on all items submitted. Your Social Security number is also required to be considered for financial aid. If you need to change your major after submitting your application, please contact the Admissions office or call 215.895.2400.

Transcripts

Official transcripts are required and must be sent directly to Drexel from all colleges and universities that you've attended. You may print the Transcript Request Form [PDF] and use it to request official transcripts from your school counselor and/or registrar. Transcripts should include all courses in progress. If you have completed fewer than 24 semester credits at the time of application, you may also need to submit an official copy of your high school transcript. In most circumstances, a high school transcript can be considered if the graduation date is no more than two years from the date of enrollment at Drexel.

Applicants with international coursework are required to submit an official academic record (with notarized English translation) from every secondary or postsecondary school attended. A transcript is official only when it is sent directly from an institution to Admissions, or when it is officially signed, stamped in color, and sealed.

Non-degree/non-matriculated applicants are not required to submit transcripts, but are required to have a high school diploma or GED equivalency. International students must provide a copy of their I-20 from their current U.S. institution to enroll as a non-degree student.

Standardized Test Scores

If you have taken fewer than 24 semester credits at another institution, you may need to take either the SAT or ACT and request that the results be forwarded to Drexel Admissions. Test scores are not required for applicants who have completed 24 semester credits. Applicants whose first language is not English are required to take the TOEFL or IELTS. Test scores are valid up to two years from the test date.

All students should use the following codes to send score reports to Drexel: SAT and TOEFL: 2194 or ACT: 3556.

Non-degree and certificate applicants are not required to submit standardized test scores.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

You do not need to wait to be accepted to apply for financial aid. To be considered for need-based financial aid, you'll need to file the FAFSA. You can complete the form online at www.fafsa.ed.gov; be sure to list Drexel's FAFSA school code: 003256. The FAFSA can be started as early as January 1; however, for full financial aid consideration, you should file by February 15.

Résumé (Dance applicants only)

Dance applicants (BS and certificate) are required to submit a copy of their résumé or CV outlining professional experience. This program is only open to applicants with significant professional experience in the field. Applicants not meeting this criterion may be eligible for our full-time program of study.

Mailing Addresses

By Postal Mail By Express Courier
(DHL, FedEx, UPS, etc.)
Drexel University
Application Processing
PO Box 34789
Philadelphia, PA 19101
Drexel University
Application Processing
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2876

Admission Decisions

Applications for part-time applicants are reviewed on a rolling basis for all terms.

´╗┐Check Your Application Status Online

During the admission process, you'll have the opportunity to check your admission status online. Once your application materials have been processed, you'll receive an email providing you with a Student ID and PIN that will give you access to the Discover Drexel Portal.

Admission Decision Appeals

An applicant who has been denied admission to the University may appeal. Reversal on a decision is rare, and if considered, is done based on changes in the applicant's academic criteria, or personal circumstances that could not be considered adequately through the standard admission review process.

An applicant appealing a decision should compose a letter to the Academic Appeal Chairperson stating the reason for the appeal and provide updated documentation. The appeal should be clear and concise, and provide new information. Your letter should not repeat information already presented in your initial application. The appeal should be emailed to the attention of the Academic Appeal Committee Chairperson at enroll@drexel.edu.

Notification of the decision of the committee is final and will be made known to the applicant by mail within two to three weeks.

Transfer of College Coursework

Drexel may grant you credit for courses completed at a college or university that is either regionally accredited or a recognized candidate for accreditation according to the Association of Colleges and Schools/Commission of Higher Education.

To receive transfer credit for courses completed at another institution, the courses must be substantially equivalent to courses offered in the desired curriculum at Drexel and you must have completed the courses with a grade of C (C=2.0) or better. The number of credits and course equivalencies will be determined by your department once you've been accepted.

For more information about transferring coursework, review our Undergraduate Admissions Resources for Transfer Students.

Notices and Disclosures

Please refer to Drexel's Consumer Information and Student Right to Know for policies that pertain to all prospective and enrolled students.

Public Law 93-380: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

Drexel University abides by the provisions of Public Law 93-380, which grants the student the right to examine admission files that are part of the student's permanent "Educational Record." Please note that "Applicants for Admission" are not granted rights under this legislation. Once an "Applicant for Admission" becomes a "Student" by enrolling and attending Drexel, any admission file that becomes a part of the student's permanent "Educational Record" becomes available to the student for review. Applicants should understand that only the transcripts, CEEB, SAT, Achievement Test Score Reports, and those portions of the application generated by the student will become part of the student's permanent "Educational Record" upon enrollment.

No other information or material gathered or submitted in the admission process will be retained as part of the student's permanent "Educational Record." Statements or evaluations provided by any individual do not become part of the student's permanent "Educational Record" and will not be available for the student's review.

Access Privileges and Property Rights

All documents that you submit, or are submitted on your behalf, in support of this application for admission to Drexel University become the property of the University and will under no circumstances be released to you or any other party. In accordance with the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, all admission decisions are given to the applicant only. No decisions on applications are revealed over the telephone.

Notice of Availability of Annual Security Report

Drexel University, in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), publishes an annual report for current and prospective students and employees. This report contains important safety information and crime statistics for the previous three years. These statistics pertain to reported crimes that have occurred on campus in certain non-campus buildings, or properties that are owned or controlled by Drexel University, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus.

Download a copy of the most recent Annual Security Report [PDF]. Printed copies of this report are also available by calling the Public Safety Administrative Office at 215.895.1550.

For more information about the services provided by the Drexel University Department of Public Safety, please visit the Department of Public Safety website.