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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.