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Fall Quarter 2020–2021 Registration

The Fall quarter registration as well as Schedule Ahead begins on Monday, August 3, 2020. The course schedule for the Fall quarter as well as the entire academic year of 2020–2021 is still being finalized as Drexel continues to prepare for the return to campus. Course offerings, dates and times, and overall instructional methods may change as a result of these ongoing measures to make the return to campus as safe as possible.

The fall schedule will become available on August 3, 2020 when the Fall registration and Schedule Ahead opens. Please review your Schedule Ahead plan before your time ticket opens to check for course section updates that may impact your schedule. For more information on course registration as well as descriptions and an overview of all course instructional methods, please review the information below. If you continue to have questions about your fall registration, please reach out to your academic advisor for more information.

Once you have registered for classes, please be sure to thoroughly review your final registrations prior to the start of Fall quarter classes.

Course Instructional Methods: Overview and Definitions

Instructional Method and Code
Description
Meeting Times
Location
Section Comments
Remote Asynchronous (ASY) Classes are designed for students to complete coursework remotely on their own time, while following a week-by-week schedule as outlined in the syllabus. Section will not have class meeting times listed. Section will not have a building or room assignment listed. Section held asynchronously remote
Remote Synchronous (SYN) Classes have regular remote sessions at established time(s). Section will have class meeting times listed.
Section will have a building listed as Remote and a room listed as Attend. Section held synchronously remote
Hybrid (HYB) Some class meetings are in person, at established times and in campus space(s), while others are remote (either synchronous or asynchronous). Section will have class meeting times listed for the in-person and synchronous components.
No meeting times will be listed for any asynchronous components.
Section will have a building and room assignment listed for the in-person class meeting.

For any asynchronous components no building or room assignment will be listed.

For synchronous components a building may be listed as Remote as a room as Attend.
Components of the section held on campus and remote
Face-to-face (FTF) Class meetings are in person, at established times and in a campus space(s). Section will have class meeting times listed. Section will have a building and room assignment listed. Section held on campus
The online instructional method is denoted for all course sections that are traditionally offered online or for online programs through Drexel University Online.
Online (ONL) Classes are designed for students to complete coursework entirely online on their own time, while following a week-by-week schedule as outlined in the syllabus. Section will not have class meeting times listed. Section will not have a building or room assignment listed. N/A

Summer Friday Afternoon Office Closures

Drexel Central will close at 12 p.m. ET every Friday starting on Friday, June 26 through Friday, September 11.

If you would like to send Drexel Central an email inquiry, please log in to AskDrexel.

University Closed to Observe Juneteenth on June 19

Drexel University offices, including Drexel Central, will be closed on Friday, June 19 to allow time to observe Juneteenth.

Juneteenth commemorates the effective end of slavery in the United States. Although President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation was declared on January 1, 1863, slavery continued through the Civil War. It was not until June 19, 1865 in Galveston, Texas, following the end of the war and the arrival of federal troops, that those enslaved were freed. The National Museum of African American History and Culture calls Juneteenth "our country's second Independence Day." The widespread celebration of the anniversary dates back to the Civil Rights struggles of the 1960s. Today, it includes official acknowledgements in almost every state, as well as events sponsored by the Smithsonian and other institutions to expand awareness and embrace Black contributions to the history and culture of this country.

2020 Pennsylvania Summer State Grant

The 2020 Pennsylvania Summer State Grant application is now available.

In order to be considered for the PA State Summer Grant, students must apply by logging into their Account Access mailbox at the PHEAA website and complete the application. The grant is available to undergraduate students who are also residents of Pennsylvania. For additional details, please visit the Pennsylvania Summer State Grant Program website.

The deadline to apply is August 15, 2020.

2020 Placement Exams

If you are an entering first-year student, you must complete your required placement exams so that Drexel University can develop your fall 2020 course schedule.

  • Placement exams assess the prior knowledge a student has and the proficiency a student needs in the subject areas relevant to their chosen major.
  • They present an opportunity to tailor-fit a student's freshman courses according to their relative skill level.
  • A fall course schedule will not be completed until the student has taken all of their required placement exams.

All placement exams must be completed by the Tuesday, June 30, 2020 deadline.

How to Begin Your Placement Exams

  • Log in to DrexelOne.
  • Find the Student Checklist on the Welcome tab.
  • Expand the checklist item "Placement Exams" to access your required placement exam(s).
  • Set aside at least 90 minutes for each required exam.
  • Once you start an exam, you cannot stop and restart the exam.
  • You can only take each exam once.

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