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Drexel Application Deadlines

A completed application and all required supplemental documents (e.g., official transcripts, official test scores, and portfolio) must be submitted before your application deadline. The application deadline is a received-by date, not a postmarked date, so please give yourself ample time to submit your documents prior to the deadline.

Freshman Deadlines and Critical Dates (Domestic and International)

Applicants may apply for Early Decision, Early Action, or Regular Decision. Learn more about Early Decision and Early Action.

Note: Applicants to the BA/BS + MD early assurance program may only apply for Early Action or Regular Decision.

Early Decision

Deadline Documents Due
November 1 Applications and all supporting documents due; decisions released in mid-December.
November 15 CSS PROFILE due; required to be considered for institutional need-based financial aid. Read more about How to Apply for Aid.
November 17 CSS PROFILE noncustodial parent supplement due; required for students with a noncustodial parent.
January 15 Tuition deposit and housing deposit due for accepted early decision students.
February 15 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) priority submission deadline; required to be considered for federal or state need-based financial aid (domestic applicants only). Read more about How to Apply for Aid.

Early Action

Deadline Documents Due
November 1 Applications and all supporting documents due; decisions released in mid-December.

Applicants applying to the BA/BS + MD early assurance program must have all application documents submitted.
November 15 CSS PROFILE due; required to be considered for institutional need-based financial aid. Read more about How to Apply for Aid.
November 17 CSS PROFILE noncustodial parent supplement due; required for students with a noncustodial parent.
February 15 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) priority submission deadline; required to be considered for federal or state need-based financial aid (domestic applicants only). Read more about How to Apply for Aid.
May 1 Tuition deposit and housing deposit due for accepted students.

Regular Decision

Deadline Documents Due
November 1 Applicants applying to the BA/BS + MD early assurance program must have all application documents submitted.
January 15 Applications and all supporting documents due; decisions released by April 1.
February 15

CSS PROFILE due; required to be considered for institutional need-based financial aid.


Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) priority submission deadline; required to be considered for federal or state need-based financial aid (domestic applicants only). 

Read more about How to Apply for Aid.

February 17 CSS PROFILE noncustodial parent supplement due; required for students with a noncustodial parent.
May 1 Tuition deposit and housing deposit due for accepted students.

Transfer Deadlines and Critical Dates

The application deadlines for transfer applicants vary depending on the term in which you wish to enroll. Refer to our Undergraduate Majors for program-specific limitations and entry terms.

Any full-time student who wishes to live on campus must pay a tuition and housing deposit. Please note that housing for transfer students is not guaranteed. For housing applications and information, visit the University Housing website.

International Applicants: International application deadlines are for applicants who do not currently live in the United States. Applicants residing in the United States may follow the general application deadlines.

Fall Term (September)

Deadline Documents Due
Rolling Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the class is full.
Rolling Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) due; required to be considered for need-based federal and state financial aid. Domestic applicants only. Read more about How to Apply for Aid.
One month prior to the start of the term CSS PROFILE due; required to be considered for institutional need-based financial aid. Note: Applicants for part-time programs are not required to submit the CSS PROFILE. Read more about How to Apply for Aid.
July 15 International fall term admission applications due for applicants who do not currently live in the United States. For students who apply close to or on this deadline, upon confirmation of your enrollment, you will be asked to send your I-20 documents to Drexel University immediately.
October 15 Nursing ACE 11-month and 24-month: Priority deadline fall term admission applications due. (Applications received after deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the class is full.) Note: Review for this program begins one year in advance of term start date.

Winter Term (January)

Deadline Documents Due
November 1 International winter term admission applications due for applicants who do not currently live in the United States.
November 15 Priority deadline for winter term admission applications. (Applications received after deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis.)
Rolling FAFSA due; required to be considered for federal and state need-based aid. Domestic applicants only. We encourage you to file this as soon as possible so that Drexel can issue a financial aid package. Read more about How to Apply for Aid.
One month prior to the start of the term CSS PROFILE due; required to be considered for institutional need-based financial aid. Note: Applicants for the Nursing ACE and part-time programs are not required to submit the CSS PROFILE. Read more about How to Apply for Aid.

Spring Term (Late March/Early April)

Deadline Documents Due
January 31 International spring term admission applications due for applicants who do not currently live in the United States.
February 15 Priority deadline for spring term admission applications. (Applications received after deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis.)
April 15 Nursing ACE 11-month: Priority deadline spring term admission applications due. (Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the class is full.) Note: Review for this program begins one year in advance of term start date.
Rolling FAFSA due; required to be considered for federal and state need-based aid. Domestic students only. We encourage you to file this as soon as possible so that Drexel can issue a financial aid package. Read more about How to Apply for Aid.
March 15 CSS PROFILE must be submitted by this date due to the closing of the CSS PROFILE; required to be considered for institutional need-based financial aid. Note: Applicants for the Nursing ACE and part-time programs are not required to submit the CSS PROFILE. Read more about How to Apply for Aid.