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Bridge Programs

Drexel English Language Center has partnership agreements with a variety of institutions that offer conditional admission for graduate, undergraduate, and associate’s degree programs.

To qualify for conditional admission, applicants must meet and complete all admission requirements for the partner institution with the exception of the English language test.

Students can apply for conditional admission at a partner institution prior to or during enrollment at Drexel ELC. If a student is admitted with conditional acceptance, the student must complete ELC Level 6 with an overall average of 75% to have the TOEFL or IELTS requirement waived for official acceptance to the partner institution.

Partner Institutions Offering Conditional Admission

  • Chestnut Hill College A small, Catholic, liberal arts college in Philadelphia offering BS and BA degrees in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Contact Ms. Trachanda Garcia, Director of Global Education (
  • University of the Sciences A small university in the heart of west Philadelphia. USciences offers over 30 degree-granting programs from bachelor’s through doctoral degrees in the health sciences, bench sciences, and healthcare business and policy fields. Conditional Admission is available for graduate students. Contact Sally Hillman Redman, Associate Director of Graduate Admission (