Congratulations on your admission to Drexel University! On this page you'll find everything you need to confirm your enrollment and learn more about the University.
Review Your Admission Materials
Be sure to read the information that was enclosed in your admission packet. These materials will be helpful guides for you.
Confirm Your Enrollment
Confirm your intent to enroll by submitting your nonrefundable tuition deposit through the Discover Drexel portal.
Confirm Your Enrollment
Enrollment Deadline for Freshman Students
- Early Decision admitted freshmen must enroll by submitting a tuition deposit and housing deposit on or before January 15.
- Early Action and Regular Decision freshmen must enroll by submitting a tuition deposit and housing deposit on or before May 1.
Note: Students who enter as freshmen are required to live on campus or with a parent or legal guardian for their first two years.
Enrollment Deadlines for Transfer Students
- Fall students have a tuition deposit deadline of May 1, unless otherwise indicated on the Discover Drexel portal.
- If you are beginning in the winter, spring, or summer terms, please refer to the Discover Drexel portal for your enrollment deadline.
- 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, but we will do everything to accommodate transfer housing requests. For transfer housing information, visit the University Housing website.
Submit Your FAFSA
If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and haven't already, submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and be sure to list Drexel's federal school code (003256).
Complete the Enrollment Process
Once you've submitted your tuition deposit, there are some important next steps you need to take. We've created new student checklists to help you make sure everything is in order before your first day of class. Visit one of the following pages to continue the enrollment process:
Make New Friends
Join our New Drexel Dragons 2017 Facebook group. You can meet other admitted students, ask questions of current students, and even find a roommate.
New Drexel Dragons 2017 Facebook group
Share the News
Share a picture of how you are celebrating your admission to Drexel and see how other admitted students are too on the Admitted Students page or on social media with #drexelaccepted.
Review Enrollment Policies
Freshman students may submit enrollment deferral requests up until August 15. A request to defer enrollment is made by composing a letter to the Admissions Committee stating the reason for the deferral and what your plans are for the deferral year. Deferral requests should be emailed to the attention of the Admissions Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that if a deferral is approved, you must still submit (or have submitted) the nonrefundable tuition deposit by May 1.
Transfer students who wish to defer their admission to a future term must submit a written request for an enrollment deferral. To request a deferral, you may email Drexel at email@example.com stating the reason you wish to defer. The deferral request should include: the reason(s) for deferral, what you will be doing during the deferral period (i.e., working, volunteering), and any other information you believe will be helpful to the Admissions Committee. Upon receipt of the request, it will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee and you will be notified of the decision by email. If the deferral is granted, you must enroll within one year and you are only eligible for one deferral. If you are granted a deferral, you must still submit the nonrefundable tuition deposit in order to be officially deferred to a different term.
Drexel recognizes the significance of superior scores earned by incoming freshmen on Advanced Placement (AP) examinations administered by the College Board. Consideration of AP performance may accelerate a student's progress in his or her respective degree program. Students should arrange to have their scores sent directly to Drexel University from the College Board — the code is 2194. Scores will be reviewed by your academic advisor after you have confirmed your enrollment. For additional information regarding AP credit, including the University's AP credit conversion chart, please review the Provost's Academic Policy on Advanced Placement Credit [PDF].
Drexel University recognizes the significance of superior scores earned by incoming freshmen on select higher-level International Baccalaureate (IB) examinations. Consideration of IB performance may accelerate a student's progress in his or her respective degree program. Students should arrange to have an original or certified copy of exam results sent to Drexel University's Office of Admission. Exam results will be reviewed by your academic advisor after you have confirmed your enrollment. For more information, please review the Provost's Academic Policy on International Baccalaureate Credit [PDF].
Drexel reviews college coursework completed by all admitted transfer students and may grant 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 you can transfer will be determined by your department once you've been admitted.
Learn more about Transfer Credit Evaluations.
Official transcripts from the college(s) an applicant attended should be sent to Admissions. Coursework will be evaluated by the academic advisor after an applicant has confirmed enrollment at Drexel. Typically, coursework is transferable if the applicant has received a C grade or better, has not used the coursework to satisfy high school graduation requirements, and the coursework is applicable to the applicant's course of study. However, the academic advisor will make the final evaluation.