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Drexel Adopts Test-Optional Admissions Policy for Fall 2021

May 29, 2020

Drexel is committed to helping students in any way that we can, and we're happy to announce that we have adopted a Test-Optional policy to streamline the process for first-year applicants applying for admission for fall 2021.

Under this Test-Optional policy, you will be able to choose whether you wish to submit standardized test scores to be considered as part of your application to Drexel. And if you do decide to submit scores, you'll have the option of following our Test-Flexible option to determine which scores are submitted. We feel this will allow for greater flexibility to meet your individual circumstances and hope it will alleviate some of the stress you may be feeling regarding the college admissions process.

It is important to note that international applicants will still need to submit standardized test results to demonstrate English language proficiency, and that BS/BA+MD Early Assurance applicants, along with applicants interested in some of our accelerated degree programs, will still be required to submit SAT or ACT scores. More information about our Test-Optional policy can be found at our Standardized Test Policies page.

Our University remains focused on assisting you throughout this difficult time. If there are any questions we can answer or if there is any additional assistance we can provide, please do not hesitate to contact us at 215.895.2400 or via

This Is Your Time. You Are Invited.

April 07, 2020

Congratulations on your admission to Drexel University! This is the time to celebrate all that you've accomplished.

Although we won't have the opportunity to welcome you on campus this April for Drexel's Admitted Students Days, we'd like to invite you to take part in a special virtual experience for our new Dragons: the exclusive This Is Your Moment website. At this site you will find special video messages from Drexel's President John Fry and our Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Michael Keaton, as well as virtual presentations from our schools and colleges, information about our academic model — which of course includes Drexel Co-op — a virtual tour of campus, numerous live chat and video presentations hosted by admissions representatives, student testimonials about campus life, social media graphics, and so much more.

And you don't want to miss out on claiming your exclusive Admitted Students Day 2020 T-Shirt! All you have to do is fill out the form on the website to request your t-shirt. Limited supply available.

We encourage you to return to the website throughout April, as we will be continually adding new features to help you explore what your future as a Dragon will look like. We're so excited for you to join our community and we look forward to seeing the amazing things you will achieve here! Your moment begins...

This Is Your Moment

Contact Us Digitally – Campus Currently Closed

March 19, 2020

Drexel's campus is currently closed as part of the University's response to the coronavirus (COVID-19); however, Drexel Admissions staff are working remotely and available to assist you!

You can connect during our all-day chats, email at, or reach out directly to your undergraduate admissions representative.

Please note that our Admissions Call Center is currently closed; we, unfortunately, are not able to provide any assistance via phone calls at this time.

Suspension of On-campus Visits; All Visits Are Now Virtual

March 14, 2020

Drexel is continuing to monitor all developments regarding the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and remains committed to making informed decisions that protect the health and well-being of our University community.

In light of this, we have made the difficult decision to suspend formal in-person Campus and Department Visit opportunities until Monday, March 30, 2020. At that time, with the guidance of national health experts, local officials, and other trusted partners, we will make a determination regarding future on-campus visit options.

Please continue to engage with us and learn more about the unique opportunities we have at Drexel by joining us for a virtual experience. These online presentations feature videos, live chat sessions, student stories, brochures, and more, allowing you to explore our University from the comfort of your own home. To learn more about these opportunities, visit our Undergraduate Virtual Experience page.

Undergraduate Virtual Experience

Enrollment Deadline for First-Year Students Is May 1

March 12, 2020

Admitted Early Action and Regular Decision first-year students must enroll by submitting a tuition deposit and a housing deposit on or before May 1, unless otherwise indicated in your admission letter. For additional information about how to confirm your enrollment and submit your deposit(s), see our Admitted Students page.

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Transfer Thursdays Event on February 18

February 02, 2020

Prospective transfer students are invited to join us on Thursday, February 18 for a Transfer Thursdays event. These evening events include a transfer-specific information session at 6 p.m., an optional campus tour at 5 p.m., and the option for a Transfer Instant Decision appointment.

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FAFSA Priority Deadline Submission Is February 15

January 23, 2020

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) priority submission deadline for first-year students is February 15. The FAFSA is required for students who are interested in federal or state need-based financial aid.

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First-Year Regular Decision CSS Profile Deadline Is February 15

January 16, 2020

The CSS Profile deadline for first-year Regular Decision applicants for fall 2020 is February 15. The CSS Profile is required if students are interested in institutional need-based financial aid.

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Nursing Accelerated Career Entry (ACE) Information Session for Admitted Students on February 1

January 15, 2020

The College of Nursing and Health Professions will host an information session in Philadelphia for students admitted to the accelerated BSN program on Saturday, February 1. To register, log in to Discover Drexel or call 1.800.2.DREXEL.

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New 3-year Bachelor of Arts in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Degree

January 02, 2020

The Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship is excited to announce that a new 3-year Bachelor of Arts in Entrepreneurship and Innovation degree will be offered in the coming 2020–2021 academic year. Offering the same rigorous academic curriculum presented in the University’s 4- and 5-year options, this new 3-year program will provide students the chance to earn their degree over 11 academic terms and incorporates an experiential education opportunity.

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Undergraduate Scholarship Deadlines Approaching

November 18, 2019

Drexel offers many scholarships based on merit and from many associations.

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Fall 2020 Liberty Scholars Deadline Is February 1

November 17, 2019

Early Action and Regular Decision Philadelphia high school students who wish to be considered for the Liberty Scholars program must submit their application by February 1.

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