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Winter Entry Student Next Steps

We are excited for you to arrive at Drexel University! As a Winter Entry Student, your first term at Drexel will start during the winter quarter, which begins on January 8, 2024.

Brochures and Materials for New Students

It is important to note that while your enrollment for your first year will differ from your classmates who started in the fall term, you will be at the same point in your progression towards graduation by the beginning of your second year. You can expand the section below to view the standardized enrollment plan for Winter Entry students.

Enrollment Plans for Winter Entry Program

Fall Winter Spring Summer
First Year N/A Class Term Class Term Class Term
Second Year Class Term Class Term Co-op Term Co-op Term
Third Year Class Term Class Term Co-op Term Co-op Term
Fourth Year Class Term Class Term Co-op Term Co-op Term
Fourth (Senior) Year Class Term Class Term Class Term Graduation
Fall Winter Spring Summer
First Year N/A Class Term Class Term Class Term
Second Year Class Term Class Term Class Term Class Term
Third Year Class Term Class Term Co-op Term Co-op Term
Fourth (Senior) Year Class Term Class Term Class Term Graduation
Fall Winter Spring Summer
First Year N/A Class Term Class Term Class Term
Second Year Class Term Class Term Class Term Vacation
Third Year Class Term Class Term Class Term Vacation
Fourth (Senior) Year Class Term Class Term Class Term Graduation

Next Steps

Here are some important items you must complete before your first day of class.


  • Pick up your computer and email accounts
    As a Drexel student, you will gain access to computer accounts, such as email and DrexelOne. You must check your Drexel email account regularly for important updates regarding placement tests, financial aid status, and your eBill. Visit Drexel's Information Technology (IT) New Accounts page to pick up your accounts as soon as possible.
  • Monitor your Student Checklist
    You can find your Student Checklist on the Welcome tab of DrexelOne. Be sure to check your Checklist regularly, as new items will appear over the course of the fall.
  • Submit required I-20/DS-2019 application documents (International Students Requiring F-1 Visas)
    Review the information for New International Students on the International Students and Scholars Services (ISSS) to learn about the I-20/DS-2019 application process, including how to electronically upload your documents via the New Student Checklist on DrexelOne before December 5.
  • Review Drexel's computer and software recommendations
    View them on IT's Computers and Software website.
  • Pick up your DragonCard University ID
    You may upload a photo for your DragonCard online. Visit the DragonCard website for more information about this process.


  • Complete placement tests
    Placement examinations are used to assess your academic preparation for critical courses. Students are encouraged to complete exams by December 1; all exams must be completed no later than December 15. They enable your college to build a schedule for your first term and place you into the courses for which you are ready and have the best chance of completing successfully. Depending on your major, you may be required to take an examination electronically in one or more of the following areas: mathematics, English, chemistry, physics, and/or modern languages. More information will be sent to you via email. Learn more about Drexel's Placement Exams.
  • Forward your final transcripts
    New first-year students are required to submit final high school transcripts, as well as transcripts from any colleges or universities attended prior to Drexel. High school transcripts must be received from your high school counselor. International students, please refer to our Transcript Requirements for International Applicants for additional information.

    Please have these documents submitted by December 5.

    Documents can be sent by a school official via email to or via your high school's electronic document database.


    By Mail:
    Transcript Processing
    Drexel University
    PO Box 34789
    Philadelphia, PA 19101

    Students outside the United States, please mail transcripts to:

    International Undergraduate Admissions
    Transcript Processing
    Drexel University
    3141 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104-2876

  • Submit AP/IB scores and transcripts for college coursework
    Students should arrange to have their AP or IB scores sent directly to Drexel. Scores will be evaluated by your academic advisor after you have confirmed your enrollment. Refer to our Enrollment Policies for Admitted Students for additional details. Official transcripts from the college(s) an applicant attended should be sent to the Office of Admissions along with a High School Dual Enrollment Verification form [PDF] by December 5 in order to receive an evaluation. 
  • Notify Disability Resources
    If you have any physical or learning disabilities, notify Disability Resources by December 15. Drexel University is committed to providing equal access to its programs and services to qualified students. Visit Disability Resources for more information.

Financial Aid & Billing

  • Review financial aid and billing information
    There are important steps and planning you and your family should complete in order to ensure you are financially ready for the beginning of the year. Visit the New Student Financial Checklist page to learn more.
  • Complete the FAFSA (U.S. citizens and permanent residents only)
    If you have not already done so, be sure to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), using Drexel's school code (003256). You should file the FAFSA as soon as possible.
  • Notify Drexel Central if your status changes
    If there are any changes in your enrollment status, you must notify Drexel Central. A change in enrollment status could affect your financial aid. To report changes in your status, use AskDrexel.
  • Review outstanding financial aid requirements
    You should review your status on DrexelOne before December 5. Drexel Central will send email notifications to your Drexel email address when you have requirements that need to be completed.
  • Determine authorized user access
    You can provide eBill access to your parents, guardians, and anyone else you wish to be an authorized user. Set up an authorized user before December 5.
  • Sign up for eRefunds
    You can sign up to receive refunds from your student accounts as direct deposits into the bank account of your choice. View more information about eRefunds and sign up by December 5.
  • Review the Family Education Rights Privacy Act (FERPA) Policy
    FERPA protects your student record and personal information. Learn about what FERPA means for you, and how your family can access your information once you start via the Drexel University Family Portal.
  • Ensure your eBill is paid
    Before January 10, review the first eBill you were sent in December to determine if you have a balance due and learn more about the various methods of payment in the New Student Financial Checklist.

Campus Life

  • Complete the Housing and Residence Life (HRL) and Dining Agreement
    Your $200 housing deposit and Housing and Residence Life (HRL) and Dining Agreement must all be submitted by November 30. You can read more about the process on Housing and Residence Life.
  • Comply with Drexel's immunization policies
    All full-time students must complete the Immunization Record Form. Visit the Forms page on Health Insurance and Immunizations to download the form and submit it by January 31. For more information, visit Health Insurance and Immunizations.
  • Comply with Drexel's health insurance policies
    All students must demonstrate proof of health insurance each year and either waive or enroll in the Drexel Health Insurance Plan at the beginning of each academic year. For more information, visit Health Insurance and Immunizations.
  • Download the Drexel Guardian App
    Before you begin your time at Drexel, download Drexel Guardian App, which will immediately connect you with Drexel Public Safety in times of need by text message or one-touch dialing, and unlock other safety features, including the emergency GPS locator, virtual escorts, and utilizing the app's safety timer. Search "Rave Guardian" in the Apple App Store for iPhones or Google Play Store for Android phones and register using your Drexel email address.