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Veteran Students

At Drexel, we are pleased to offer you and other veterans like you well-deserved educational benefits to honor the sacrifices you have made during your or your family's military career. The opportunity for veterans and their families to meet their educational goals is as much of a priority for Drexel's faculty and staff as it is for our current student veterans themselves.

We understand that the transition from the military to a college campus can be challenging in many ways. Be assured that every office on Drexel's campus is available to assist in helping you achieve your academic goals.

Below are resources that will help you learn more about Drexel, as well as some other information that will be helpful in using your educational benefits.

Visit Drexel

One of the best ways to learn about a university is to schedule a visit. There are many options available that can fit within your schedule. You can learn more about different visit opportunities, including Campus Visits, Open Houses, and more on our Visit page.

Applying to Drexel

If you are interested in Drexel University, the next step is to begin the admissions process. If you are interested in our undergraduate programs, you can explore your options on the Undergraduate Admissions page. For students transferring to Drexel, be sure to review our resources for transfer students. Drexel also has over 120 graduate programs. Visit our Graduate Admissions page for more information. If you are interested in learning about Drexel's online offerings, visit Drexel Online.

If you're ready to apply, visit our Apply Online page and be sure to indicate you are a veteran on your application.

When applying to Drexel as an undergraduate student, please keep in mind that most veterans and military members will be applying as transfer students. Transfer students are defined as having graduated from high school over two years ago or have previously sat in a college classroom after leaving high school.

Academic Programs

Here, you can view all available undergraduate majors and graduate majors and review our academic calendar

Drexel also offers a Military Transition Program for veterans who do not meet the admission requirements to be admitted directly into their desired majors.

Please keep in mind that Drexel operates on a quarter calendar system for all undergraduate programs.

Transcripts

Official transcripts from any and all previously attended colleges and universities should be sent to the address below:

Mailing Addresses

By postal mail
Drexel University
Transcript Processing
P.O. Box 34789
Philadelphia, PA 19101

By express courier
(DHL, FedEx, UPS, etc.)

Drexel University
Application Processing
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2876

Air Force Veterans

For student veterans who have served in the Air Force, you will want to ensure that you submit an official copy of your Community College of the Air Force transcript, along with official transcripts from any other previously attended college or universities.

Army, Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard Veterans

For student veterans who have served in the Army, Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard, you will want to ensure that you submit a copy of your Joint Services Transcript (JST). Your JST can be downloaded directly from the site and emailed to your admissions counselor.

Financing

Drexel is proud to be a Yellow Ribbon school. We provide a scholarship for full tuition and University fees, as well as a book allowance to an unlimited number of eligible veterans or designated transferees for all of our programs.

Please keep in mind that eligible veterans for the Yellow Ribbon Program do not have to apply to participate in the program. By being 100 percent eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill, you will automatically utilize the benefits of the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Resources

We recognize that each student veteran brings a unique background with them when transitioning from the military. Some may be more familiar with the college application process than others. If you have any questions regarding the application process or Drexel in general, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Undergraduate/Transfer Admissions

Chris Young
Associate Director of Transfer Admissions and Veteran Affairs
1.800.2.DREXEL
cay29@drexel.edu

Graduate Admissions

Matthew Stevens
Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
1.800.2.DREXEL
mks89@drexel.edu

Office of Veteran Student Services

The Office of Veteran Student Services is a campus-wide effort that unifies services and support and provides mentorship for veterans. New students can attend Veteran Student Orientation, which helps the transition from military to academic life. Veteran students will also have access to the Veterans Lounge.

Drexel Veterans Association

There are over 400 student organizations and clubs that you can become involved with. Drexel Veterans Association's goal is to enhance the educational experiences of veteran students and functions as a support structure to help veterans as they adjust to becoming a student at Drexel.

Philadelphia Veterans Advisory Commission

Established in 1957, the Philadelphia Veterans Advisory Commission provides information regarding all veterans benefits, locates and refers veterans to appropriate government agencies or social service agencies, and provides them with any counseling or services. The Veterans Advisory Commission also assists veterans when they are interested in different veterans organizations and governmental and service providers.