We are so glad you are interested in earning your degree at Drexel’s College of Engineering. We are here to help you navigate all the considerations that will inform your decision about where to continue your education.
Transfer students come from two- and four-year institutions from around the country and the world. If you plan to transfer, you are encouraged to explore the Drexel University Admissions Office information, email email@example.com or call at 215.895.2400.
If you need direct assistance, you are welcome to reach out to Drexel Engineering and we will arrange a meeting to discuss your specific situation. For inquiries for the College of Engineering, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transfer Articulation Agreements
Drexel University offers dual admissions agreements and articulation agreements with local institutions. Visit Drexel’s transfer articulation agreements to learn more.
Transfer Application Instructions and Deadlines
Transfer students can apply using the Drexel University Application or the Common Application. Deadlines vary by term. Please consult Drexel Undergraduate Application Deadlines for more information.
How do I get accepted to Drexel Engineering?
Transfer students can apply using the Drexel University Application or the Common Application. The Admissions Office reviews all applications and determines eligibility. Only complete applications with official transcripts are reviewed.
What are the transfer requirements?
A cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 is required. The majority of our engineering majors require the following course prerequisites.
- Pre-calculus or calculus
- Chemistry (with lab)
- Physics (with lab)
At least two (one of these being pre-calculus or calculus) must be completed at the time of application. High school coursework may be substituted if graduated within the past five years (must supply official high school transcripts).
Engineering Technology and Construction Management do not have these specific prerequisite requirements for admission, but it is recommended that students complete pre-calculus.
Can I participate in co-op as a transfer student?
Yes! Students transferring in can do 1-3 co-ops, depending on the co-op program you choose, how far along you are in the plan of study, and the timing of when you want to graduate. We strongly encourage our students to participate in the 2-3 co-op option in order to maximize the benefits and experience they afford. If you have questions, contact the Associate Director of Advising, Noelle Palladino (email@example.com) to talk about which co-op program may be best for you.
How do I know if a course transfers to Drexel Engineering?
Courses from accredited institutions that count towards Drexel graduation requirements will show on your transfer credit evaluation which you will receive within two weeks of your acceptance to the university. For a course to transfer, you must have earned at least a C (2.0).
How do I apply AP or other examination credits?
If you earned credits through Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), or the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) you must have your scores sent directly from the testing board even if they are already posted on a transcript from another institution. We cannot grant credit based on your previous institution’s evaluation.
How do I know if my school is accredited?
Drexel gives transfer credit for courses completed at a college or university that is either regionally accredited or a recognized candidate for accreditation according to the Association of Colleges and Schools/Commission on Higher Education. The following are the accrediting bodies that apply:
- Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
- New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASCCIHE)
- North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission (NCAHLC)
- Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), Commission on Colleges
- Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (WASC-ACCJC)
- Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (WASC-ACSCU)
Where can I find degree requirements for my major?
You can find all the degree requirements in the Drexel University Catalog. There you’ll also find a recommended plan of study, and co-op/career opportunities.
Is there a maximum number of credits I can transfer to Drexel?
The maximum number of credits that may be transferred into a Drexel undergraduate program is 90 quarter credits (the equivalent of approximately 60 semester credits) . If you come into Drexel with more than 90 quarter credits you will work with your advisor to decide which will be used towards graduation. Find more information about transferring credits.
How much does it cost to attend Drexel?
Information on tuition, housing, textbooks, and other costs are available on the Undergraduate Admissions website. Transfer students are eligible for scholarships and financial aid packages, including The Drexel Promise, which provides 50% of tuition for students who earn an associate degree at an accredited community college in Pennsylvania or New Jersey. Also, be sure to consider the value of co-op in your evaluation. Engineering students generally earn a wide range averaging $20,000 per 6-month co-op, which can offset tuition and living expenses.