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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply to Dragon Scholars?

Any new incoming freshman who was accepted to enroll in Drexel University for the Fall 2015 term can apply. You must confirm your enrollment before participating in Dragon Scholars. See Program Eligibility.

How long does the program run, and what are the hours of participation?

Dragon Scholars is a year-long transition program that begins with an intensive/immersive 4-week summer program. The 2015 Summer Experience runs from July 19 to August 15. Classes and programming occurs Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. and includes occasional evening and weekend events.

How many students will be selected to participate in the program?

Enrollment is typically capped at 50 students.

What is the cost of the program?

The non-refundable program activity fee is $50. On-campus housing is optional at an additional cost of $1,150. Dining and spending money are out-of-pocket student expenses.

Do students earn college credit for participating?

Students do not receive college credit during the Summer Experience. However, the First-Year Progam is credit-bearing.

Will students have Drexel professors as their instructors?

Yes. Drexel faculty, staff, graduate, and undergraduate students facilitate learning in the summer program.

Are students expected to attend every day during all four weeks of the Summer Experience?

Yes, participants are expected to attend every day during all four weeks of the program. Due to the pace, rigor, and interactive nature of the program, participants are highly discouraged from having outside commitments, which could serve as a distraction.

Can students work or have other outside commitments during the program?

See answer in above question.

How many students typically live on-campus during the Summer Experience, and how many commute to campus?

More than half of all participants typically live in Dragon Scholars housing during the summer. Whether participants live on-campus or commute, Dragon Scholars fosters an environment for personal growth and opportunities to participate in additional social, education, cultural, and recreational activities.

How long has the program been in existence?

Dragon Scholars has been existence for more than 15 years.

What happens after the Summer Experience?

During their freshman year, Dragon Scholars students are expected to uphold the academic standards established in the program. We will support participants through programming such as cohorted learning communities, co-curricular sections in calculus and other courses, and peer and faculty mentorships.