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Frequently Asked Questions

Drexel Online Degree FAQs

Is there any distinction between on‐campus and online students?

Drexel University offers the same acclaimed coursework, curriculum and accreditation to online students. Graduates of Drexel’s online programs also receive the same diploma and university transcripts as on‐campus students.

My employer is partnered with Drexel Online. What benefits do I receive?

As an employee or member of a Drexel partner organization, you are entitled to receive a 10%‐40% tuition reduction, depending on your program of enrollment. Likewise, you may be eligible for tuition reimbursement from your employer and deferred billing from Drexel. Talk to your Drexel liaison to learn more about your partner benefits.

What is it like to take an online class?

You will have 24/7 access to your online classes, from any computer with an internet connection. Drexel University provides a tutorial for first‐time online learners and employs a 24‐hour technical support team to furnish ongoing assistance. Visit to launch an online demo.

Lectures are delivered by your professor in video and audio format, while instruction is primarily asynchronous (where you and your instructor are not online at the same time), enabling you to schedule your coursework when it’s most convenient throughout the 10‐week long class format. You may also stop, restart and replay lectures, as needed.

What’s more, you will complete projects both independently and through collaborative discussion groups facilitated by email, discussion boards and online voice or video communications. At the beginning of each class, your syllabus will outline readings, assignments, and exams. In addition, you may do all of your research online, as well as access your grades and receive feedback from your instructor.

Will the degree I earn be fully accredited?

Yes. As an online student, you will earn a fully‐accredited Drexel University degree. Drexel is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the highest level of accreditation.