Applying to the International Gateway Program The International Gateway program is a conditional admission program providing qualified international students with a foundation year of academic and English language courses. Students can apply directly to the Gateway program and start in one of two terms--Fall (September) or Winter (January). Successful completion of the program allows students to transfer directly into their major at Drexel. Admission Criteria – Review admission criteria to apply, including University admission requirements. Application Instructions – Follow the Gateway application instructions to ensure that each application requirement is completed. Frequently Asked Questions ("FAQs") – Review answers to commonly asked questions about the program. Admitted Students – Once admitted to the program, follow these steps to be fully prepared for starting here at Drexel.