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Drexel Application Deadlines

A completed application and all required supplemental documents (e.g., official transcripts, official test scores, and portfolio) must be submitted before your application deadline. The application deadline is a received-by date, not a postmarked date, so please give yourself ample time to submit your documents prior to the deadline.

How to Submit Application Materials

At this time Drexel Admissions is operating virtually and therefore we are not able to process application documents received through U.S. Postal mail, or courier service (DHL, FedEx, UPS, etc.). We strongly recommend you submit all official transcripts and supporting documentation electronically to enroll@drexel.edu. If your school is not able to send official transcripts electronically, you may send us unofficial transcripts; however, if you are admitted, we will require you to submit official transcripts prior to enrolling at Drexel University. We appreciate your patience during this unprecedented time at Drexel and around the world. We will process all documents as soon as we receive them, but please expect some delays.

First-Year Deadlines and Critical Dates (Domestic and International)

Applicants may apply for Early Decision, Early Action, or Regular Decision. Learn more about Early Decision and Early Action. For the 2020–2021 academic year, a Winter Entry Program is also available.

Note: Applicants to the BA/BS+MD Early Assurance program may only apply for Early Action or Regular Decision and will be required to submit standardized test scores for consideration.

Winter Entry Program

Deadline Documents Due
October 1 Applications and all supporting documents due; decisions released by November 1.
October 9 2020–2021 CSS Profile due; required to be considered for institutional need-based financial aid.
October 9 (Recommended*) 2020–2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) priority submission deadline; required to be considered for federal or state need-based financial aid (domestic applicants only). 

Read more about How to Apply for Aid.
Immediately upon confirming (International admitted students only) We strongly recommend that admitted first-year winter entry international students submit their I-20/DS-2019 applications as soon as possible after confirming their enrollment to the University. That would allow them sufficient time to receive their I-20/DS-2019s, obtain their students visas at the U.S. Embassy/Consulate abroad, and arrive in the U.S. to start their programs on January 4. Applying later may cause visa application delays and impact their ability to start their program as planned.
November 13 Tuition deposit and housing deposit due for admitted first-year winter entry students.
January 4 First day of winter quarter.

* In order to receive a financial aid package that reflects eligibility for federal and state aid at the same time as admission, applicants are encouraged to submit their FAFSA by October 9; however, FAFSAs can be received after this date.

Early Decision

Deadline Documents Due
November 1 Applications and all supporting documents due; decisions released in mid-December.
November 15 CSS Profile due; required to be considered for institutional need-based financial aid. Read more about How to Apply for Aid.
January 15 Tuition deposit and housing deposit due for admitted early decision students.
February 15 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) priority submission deadline; required to be considered for federal or state need-based financial aid (domestic applicants only). Read more about How to Apply for Aid.

Early Action

Deadline Documents Due
November 1 Applications and all supporting documents due; decisions released in mid-December.

Applicants applying to the BA/BS + MD early assurance program must have all application documents submitted.
November 15 CSS Profile due; required to be considered for institutional need-based financial aid. Read more about How to Apply for Aid.
February 15 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) priority submission deadline; required to be considered for federal or state need-based financial aid (domestic applicants only). Read more about How to Apply for Aid.
May 1 Tuition deposit and housing deposit due for admitted students.

Regular Decision

Deadline Documents Due
November 1 Applicants applying to the BA/BS + MD early assurance program must have all application documents submitted.
January 15 Applications and all supporting documents due; decisions released by April 1.
February 15 CSS Profile due; required to be considered for institutional need-based financial aid.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) priority submission deadline; required to be considered for federal or state need-based financial aid (domestic applicants only).

Read more about How to Apply for Aid.
May 1 Tuition deposit and housing deposit due for admitted students.

Gateway Program

Deadline Documents Due
July 15 Fall Entry International Gateway Application and all supporting materials due.
July 31 Tuition deposit and housing deposit due for fall start students.
November 1 Winter Entry International Gateway Application and all supporting materials due.
November 15 Tuition deposit and housing deposit due for winter start students.

Transfer Deadlines and Critical Dates

Note to International Students

Drexel University continues to closely monitor the rapidly evolving developments associated with COVID-19. If you and your family have been impacted in any way, please know that these extenuating circumstances will not negatively impact admissions decisions. This includes remote learning or other changes to your curriculum or school experience. If you have any questions, please reach out to the Transfer Admissions team directly at transferadmissions@drexel.edu.

 

The application deadlines for transfer applicants vary depending on the term in which you wish to enroll. Refer to our Undergraduate Majors for program-specific limitations and entry terms.

Any full-time student who wishes to live on campus must pay a tuition and housing deposit. Please note that housing for transfer students is not guaranteed. For housing applications and information, visit the University Housing website.

International Applicants: International application deadlines are for applicants who do not currently live in the United States. Applicants residing in the United States may follow the general application deadlines.

Fall Term (September)

Domestic Deadlines

Deadline Documents Due
Rolling Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) due; required to be considered for need-based federal and state financial aid. Domestic applicants only. Read more about How to Apply for Aid.
One month prior to the start of the term CSS Profile due; required to be considered for institutional need-based financial aid. Note: Second bachelor's degree applicants (including Nursing ACE) and part-time program applicants are not required to submit the CSS Profile. Read more about How to Apply for Aid.
April 15 Priority fall application deadline for transfer applicants. Applications received after this date will be reviewed on a rolling basis until one month prior to the start of the term.

International Deadlines

Deadline Documents Due
One month prior to the start of the term CSS Profile due; required to be considered for institutional need-based financial aid. Note: Second bachelor's degree applicants (including Nursing ACE) and part-time program applicants are not required to submit the CSS Profile. Read more about How to Apply for Aid.
April 15 Priority fall application deadline for transfer applicants. Applications received after this date will be reviewed on a rolling basis until one month prior to the start of the term.
June 14 Fall term I-20 application deadline. We encourage international transfer applicants to follow this deadline to ensure a smoother student experience. To do so, students would need to submit their admission application and confirm their enrollment to the university prior to June 14.
July 15 International fall term admission applications due for applicants who do not currently live in the United States. For students who apply close to or on this deadline, upon confirmation of your enrollment, you will be asked to send your I-20 documents to Drexel University immediately. In order to ensure a smoother student experience, we highly recommend students refer to the Fall term I-20 application deadline.

Accelerated Nursing Career Entry BSN

Deadline Documents Due
Rolling FAFSA due; required to be considered for federal and state need-based aid. Domestic students only. We encourage you to file this as soon as possible so that Drexel can issue a financial aid package. Read more about How to Apply for Aid.
October 15 Nursing ACE 11-month: Priority deadline date for fall term admission applications and application review for this term begins. (Applications received after deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the class is full.) Note: Review for this program begins one year in advance of term start date.

 

Winter Term

Domestic Deadlines

Deadline Documents Due
November 15 Priority deadline for winter term admission applications. (Applications received after deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis.)
Rolling FAFSA due; required to be considered for federal and state need-based aid. Domestic students only. We encourage you to file this as soon as possible so that Drexel can issue a financial aid package. Read more about How to Apply for Aid.
One month prior to the start of the term CSS Profile due; required to be considered for institutional need-based financial aid. Note: Second bachelor's degree applicants (including Nursing ACE) and part-time program applicants are not required to submit the CSS Profile. Read more about How to Apply for Aid.

International Deadlines

Deadline Documents Due
November 1 International winter term admission applications due for applicants who do not currently live in the United States. For students who apply close to or on this deadline, upon confirmation of your enrollment, you will be asked to send your I-20 documents to Drexel University immediately. In order to ensure a smoother student experience, we highly recommend students refer to the Winter term I-20 application deadline.
November 1 Winter term I-20 application deadline. We encourage international transfer applicants to follow this deadline to ensure a smoother student experience. To do so, students would need to submit their admission application and confirm their enrollment to the university prior to November 1.
One month prior to the start of the term CSS Profile due; required to be considered for institutional need-based financial aid. Note: Second bachelor's degree applicants (including Nursing ACE) and part-time program applicants are not required to submit the CSS Profile. Read more about How to Apply for Aid.

 

Spring Term

Domestic Deadlines

Deadline Documents Due
February 15 Priority deadline for spring term admission applications. (Applications received after deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis.)
February 15 CSS Profile must be submitted by this date due to the closing of the CSS Profile; required to be considered for institutional need-based financial aid. Note: Note: Second bachelor's degree applicants (including Nursing ACE) and part-time program applicants are not required to submit the CSS Profile. Read more about How to Apply for Aid.
Rolling FAFSA due; required to be considered for federal and state need-based aid. Domestic students only. We encourage you to file this as soon as possible so that Drexel can issue a financial aid package. Read more about How to Apply for Aid.

International Deadlines

Deadline Documents Due
January 31 International spring term admission applications due for applicants who do not currently live in the United States. For students who apply close to or on this deadline, upon confirmation of your enrollment, you will be asked to send your I-20 documents to Drexel University immediately. In order to ensure a smoother student experience, we highly recommend students refer to the Spring term I-20 application deadline.
January 24 Spring term I-20 application deadline. We encourage international transfer applicants to follow this deadline to ensure a smoother student experience. To do so, students would need to submit their admission application and confirm their enrollment to the university prior to January 24.
February 15 CSS Profile must be submitted by this date due to the closing of the CSS Profile; required to be considered for institutional need-based financial aid. Note: Applicants for the Nursing ACE and part-time programs are not required to submit the CSS Profile. Read more about  How to Apply for Aid.

Accelerated Nursing Career Entry BSN

Deadline Documents Due
April 15 Nursing ACE 11-month: Priority deadline date for spring term admission applications and application review for this term begins. (Applications received after deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the class is full.) Note: Review for this program begins one year in advance of term start date.
Rolling FAFSA due; required to be considered for federal and state need-based aid. Domestic students only. We encourage you to file this as soon as possible so that Drexel can issue a financial aid package. Read more about How to Apply for Aid.