Graduate Application Instructions
Thank you for your interest in Drexel University's graduate programs. Please carefully read these instructions and your program's requirements before submitting your application.
It is your responsibility to ensure that all materials required for the evaluation of your application are received by the Office of Admissions before the deadline. If your application is not complete by your program's deadline date, it may not be evaluated for the term requested.
Individual programs have specific deadlines and requirements. Please review your program's requirements and deadlines before beginning your application.
If you are a returning student who has previously enrolled in graduate coursework at Drexel University, please refer to the readmission instructions for requirements. Non-matriculated applicants should refer to the graduate admission policies.
Applicants may only apply to one program. All documents submitted by you or on your behalf in support of this application for admission to Drexel University become the property of the University, and will under no circumstances be released to you or any other party.
Some programs require that you submit your GRE exam scores in order for your application to be considered. Even for programs that don't require you take the GRE, many programs still encourage you to take the test and send your scores along to Drexel. They will be included in your application review and as a consideration in the evaluation for eligible scholarships and fellowship awards. In order to send your GRE scores to Drexel, you must log in to your ETS account and officially request that your scores be sent to Drexel using Drexel's school code: 2194. If you have any questions about this process, please visit ETS' instructions.
Refer to the program requirements and deadlines for all program-specific requirements.
Visit Drexel Central to learn how to apply for financial assistance. Drexel's Federal School Code is 003256.
After your admission application has been processed, you will receive an email that gives you access to the Discover Drexel portal to check the status of your application.
- Refer to Drexel's Gradute Admission Policies for details about admission standards and readmission.
- Request supporting documents such as transcripts, test scores, recommendation letters, and affidavits of support as soon as possible. They may take longer to receive than you expect.
- Put your student identification number, intended program of study, and date of birth on all correspondence with the University. It will be easier for the admission staff to quickly match your application materials with your file if this information is included.
- Send original copies of official test scores and transcripts. Please refer to Program Requirements and Deadlines for your program's requirements. Drexel's school code is 2194. Do not use departmental codes, and do not send scores to the academic department.
- For programs that have rolling admission, please note this means that completed applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis, not after a set deadline. Rolling admission means that applications are accepted until the class reaches capacity. A rolling admission policy encourages early submission of applications. Please refer to Program Requirements and Deadlines for your program's deadlines.
A decision cannot be rendered until all of the required application materials have been submitted. You will receive email notification that your file is complete upon receipt of all required documentation.
Check Your Application Status Online
During the admission process, you'll have the opportunity to check your admission status online. Once your application materials have been processed, you'll receive an email providing you with a Student ID and PIN that will give you access to Discover Drexel.
If you are offered admission to Drexel, be sure to review our information for Admitted Students.