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Dragon Scholars

Dragon Scholars Program (DSP) is a Summer Experience program to assist with the transition from high school to college.

Students, as you read about our program, think of your path toward degree and career as a four- to five-year journey on new terrain, and how you can successfully navigate and enjoy it.

Making the most of your journey requires:

  • A good map with important landmarks and places to visit, especially the hidden gems often missed.
  • A compass in case of roadblocks and unexpected detours.
  • A device to keep a record of memorable people and things seen and learned.

DSP develops the skills to make the best use of your map, compass, and device. More importantly, DSP helps you find long-term traveling buddies to take the journey with you.

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Note: Students who have been provisionally admitted to Drexel and completed the Dragon Scholars Terms and Conditions Agreement in Discover Drexel do not need to submit the Dragon Scholars Program Application. Completion of the form secured your spot in the program.

Testimonials from Previous Dragon Scholars


"This program was a lot more beneficial than I originally thought. You get acquainted with college life and learn what it is like to be a student. It also helps you network and meet people who will be very important during your academic career. You get to learn where everything is on campus. This program helps ease you into college life instead of having it thrown at you the first week here."

Chyna Poor Thunder, DSP 2016: Health Sciences major – College of Nursing and Health Sciences

"The program got me acquainted with the city life, food trucks, and where the buildings were. The academic courses were intensive but they prepared us for our real classes. I found it beneficial because I learned more than I thought I would."

Candace Young, DSP 2013: Electrical Engineering Major – College of Engineering

"You get to find out where everything is before school actually starts. DSP is extremely helpful; they teach you a lot about how Drexel will be and what to expect after getting accepted here."

Ramir Austin, DSP 2013: Information Systems Major – College of Computing & Informatics

Get a head start on the Drexel Experience
with Dragon Scholars!