Conditional Admission Programs
The English Language Center offers both undergraduate and graduate conditional admission programs for students who meet Drexel University academic requirements and will benefit from additional English language support. We also offer Bridge Programs to other Philadelphia-area institutions that will waive the TOEFL / IELTS requirement for students seeking conditional admission.
Undergraduate Conditional Admission
Gateway is a conditional admission program for international students who are academically qualified for undergraduate admission to Drexel and have lower English assessment scores (TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo). Students who successfully complete the Gateway program can matriculate to Drexel University.
UPrep is a summer preparation program for international undergraduate students who have received a provisional acceptance letter to Drexel University. Admission to the University Preparation Program is by direct application to Drexel University Admissions only.
Graduate Conditional Admission
Grad Prep is a summer program for academically qualified international master's degree students who need to improve their English language proficiency. Admission to this program is by direct application to Drexel University Graduate Admissions only.
Drexel ELC has partnership agreements with Philadelphia area institutions that offer conditional admission for graduate, undergraduate, and associate’s degree programs. Students can apply for conditional admission at a partner institution prior to or during enrollment at Drexel ELC.