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International Gateway Program

Undergraduate Conditional Admission Program

The International Gateway program is a pathway for international students who would benefit from additional English language preparation before matriculating into an undergraduate program. Students in the program receive a foundation year of study and full immersion in campus life.

In addition to working to improve their English abilities, Gateway students take courses worth up to 25 transferable credits. After successfully completing the program, qualified students will be able to transfer directly into their undergraduate major at Drexel.

  • Program Overview – Review program details, including the curriculum, calendar and completion requirements.
  • Apply – Learn how to apply to the Gateway program.
  • Resources – Learn more about resources available for current Gateway students. 

Full-time Costs

International Gateway students are billed quarterly for actual course load and fees. The chart below shows estimated costs for one academic year of study in Gateway.

Most students complete International Gateway in three quarters (9 months), however some students may require four quarters (12 months) to successfully complete Gateway.

 2022-2023 Fees 3 Quarters
4 Quarters
 Application Fee (one-time cost)
 University Fees
 Health Insurance 1
  $1,800   $2,400
Room and Board 2

1All full-time students must demonstrate proof of health insurance each year, by either waiving or enrolling in the Drexel Health Insurance Plan at the beginning of each academic year.
2Room and Board based on campus housing for first year with mandatory meal plan 

Other Costs You Should Consider

It is important to remember that there may be other costs to consider during your education. Some of these include books, which vary by program, a computer for personal use, transportation, and miscellaneous personal costs. These other costs are taken into consideration when Drexel reviews your financial aid eligibility.

For on-campus housing options, visit for more pricing and photos of the on-campus options.

For off-campus housing options, visit

For information about Drexel meal plans, visit

Source: Drexel Central – cost of attendance for undergraduate programs – full time program – first-year costs at

Program Calendar

2023-2024 Term Dates


Full Term

1st Half Term

2nd Half Term

Fall 2023

Sep 21 - Dec 7

Sep 21 - Oct 27

Oct 27 - Dec 7

Winter 2024

Jan 4 - Mar 15

Jan 4 - Feb 9

Feb 9 - Mar 15

Spring 2024

Mar 28 - Jun 7

Mar 28- May 3

May 3 - Jun 7

Summer 2024

Jun 20 – Aug 30

Jun 20 - Jul 26

Jul 26 – Aug 30


Note: All dates are subject to change.


Full Calendar 2023-2024