Resources and Information for Incoming Students
*Note: links to placement exams run only during summer months, as that in when students take those tests
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Confidential Student Information
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records.
- Drexel University and its employees will not release student information without the express written consent of the student. There are exceptions to this policy and these can be found on the Provost webpage at http://www.drexel.edu/provost/policies/ferpa.asp
- To authorize your permission to share certain information with persons you designate, students must complete the on-line FERPA Authorization form found through your Drexel One account. Authorization instructions can be found on the Student Guide to Submitting FERPA
Student Guide to Submitting a FERPA Waiver Online
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International Transfer Students
In addition to the University policy, International Transfer Students are required to have all credits earned at colleges/universities outside of the United States reviewed by an International Accreditation Agency who conducts Foreign Credit Evaluations. Transfer credits will be reviewed and/or applied after the foreign credit evaluation has been received by the Westphal College Office of Student Services.
One Foreign Credit agency is WES (World Education Services). If a student selects WES to complete their course-by-course evaluation, he/she can contact WES at http://www.wes.org or (212) 966-6311
Why are foreign credit evaluations necessary?
Institutions of higher education outside of the United States may have unique credit values, grading systems and/or accreditation standards. In order to match foreign transcripts with our University/College, the evaluation is necessary.
Is there a fee associated with foreign credit evaluations?
Yes, the agency that conducts the evaluation will charge the applicant/student a fee for their service.
I am a domestic student who has attened a US university and studied aboard while attending that school. Do I need to submit a foreign credit evaluation for these cources?
No, your domestic "home school" will apply your international credits to their transcript.
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First Term Schedule
In accordance with university policy, all incoming students are registered for their first term courses by the Office of Student Services. Course selections are made by the program in which the student is entering.
The Student's schedule will be posted and viewable no later then September 01 via the Drexel-One portal.
What is EXAM 080?
Some courses (Physics, Math) allocate time for students to take their exams so they do not interfere with their other classes. Students only attend the exam period when the instructor specifically indicates the student should go to his/her exam period.
Why is a course listed twice on my schedule?
Some courses include a lecture and recitation which list each portion separately.
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If a student has taken college level courses prior to entering Drexel University, the student should have an Official Transcript sent to the Admissions Office as part of his or her College Application process.
If a student is considering taking college level courses outside of Drexel University while a student at the University, he/she must get preliminary approval from the Office of Student Services to be considered for transfer.
- Download and fully complete the Transfer Credit Request Form
- Schedule a meeting with an Academic Adviser in the Office of Student Services
- Upon the completion of the course, have an Official Transcript sent to the Office of Student Services
Some courses require "department review" or further detailed information such as a syllabus or course description prior to transfer decision.
International transcripts must be evaluated by an independent evaluation agency- link directly to International Students.
A course which has not been approved prior to the student taking the course may not be transferable.
Official University Transfer Credit Policy
Will my previously earned credits transfer to Westphal College?
Courses that earn a grade of C or higher and are from an accredited institution are considered for transfer. Some courses require "department review" or further detailed information such as a syllabus or course description prior to transfer decision.
International transcripts must be evaluated by an independent evaluation agency- refer to International Transfer Students in Incoming Students section of this website.
What is mean by the term "Credit by Department Review" on my transcript evaluation?
Some courses require a review of the student's work, skills and knowledge in a subject before a transfer decision can be made. In these cases, the student meets with a designated instructor to discuss the possibility of credit transfer.
When are my credits reviewed for potential transfer to Westphal College?
After the student has been accepted into the College and the Official Transcript has been received, a transcript evaluation is conducted.