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Frequently Asked Questions


What is the deadline for High School Scholar applications?

We accept applications only twice a year: April 1st and October 1st. The April 1st deadline is for Summer/Fall Term admissions; the October 1st deadline is for Winter/Spring Term admissions.

Who is eligible to apply for each of these deadlines?

For the April 1st Application Deadline for the Summer and Fall Terms:
CURRENT high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors may apply. 

For the October 1st Application Deadline for the Winter and Spring Terms:
CURRENT sophomores, juniors, and seniors (on a case-by-case basis) may apply.

Are homeschooled students eligible to apply for High School Scholars?

Yes. Many of the current High School Scholars are or have been homeschooled.

When do classes start and end?

Drexel University adheres to a quarter schedule. There are four (4) ten-week quarters in an academic year:

  • Fall: Late September through mid-December
  • Winter: Early January through late March
  • Spring: Early April through mid-June
  • Summer: Late June through early September 

Each term is ten (10) weeks in length, with finals administered during the eleventh (11th) week. High School Scholars will need to confirm the class schedule with their instructors.

A full academic calendar is available online.

Earning Credits

Can I earn high school credit for taking Drexel courses?

Drexel University only offers college credit, as the High School Scholars Program is NOT a dual enrollment program. Some high schools do offer credit for completed college courses, but this would be done at the discretion of your high school. Check with your high school advisor or counselor for details.

Are college credits earned through the High School Scholars Program transferable to other colleges or universities?

Drexel University cannot guarantee that any course credits earned are fully transferable to other colleges or universities. If you intend to transfer Drexel University credits, you will need to contact the Admissions Office of the college or university in question to find out information about their policies regarding transfer of credits.