Drexel takes into consideration a number of criteria when determining admission, including your secondary school performance and/or college/university performance, test scores, letters of recommendation, and essay.
Prerequisites and Deadlines
Before beginning your application to Drexel, please review our Admission Prerequisites and Application Deadlines.
How to Submit Application Materials
Drexel Admissions is currently processing application documents received through the U.S. Postal Service and courier services (DHL, FedEx, UPS, etc.), although there is a slight delay in processing these documents. We strongly recommend that you submit all official transcripts and supporting documentation electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. If your school is not able to send official transcripts electronically, please request that official documents be sent by mail or courier service. Please allow 3–4 weeks for transcripts and supporting documents sent by mail or courier to be processed. 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.
Refer to the appropriate application instructions for the materials you are required to submit:
Frequently Asked Questions
Students applying for first-year admission are offered the choice of applying Early Action or Regular Decision.
Early Decision (ED)
If you choose to apply Early Decision, it means that you will apply early and receive an admission decision sooner than the Regular Decision applicant pool. Early Decision applicants will receive one of three possible decisions: an offer of admission, deferral to Regular Decision (for your first-choice major), or denied admission. Early Decision is binding. This means that if you are offered admission, you must attend Drexel University and withdraw any applications submitted to other schools.
Early Action (EA)
If you choose to apply Early Action, it means that you will apply early and receive an admission decision sooner than the Regular Decision applicant pool. Early Action applicants will receive one of three possible decisions: an offer of admission, deferral to Regular Decision (for your first-choice major), or denied admission. Early Action is non-binding, and if accepted, you have until the May 1 National Candidates' Reply Date to confirm your acceptance.
Regular Decision (RD)
If you choose to apply Regular Decision, you will receive a non-binding decision from Drexel by April 1. If accepted, you have until May 1 to confirm your acceptance.
Applications for transfer applicants are reviewed on a rolling basis. If you currently live and attend a university outside of the United States, you will need to follow strict application deadlines to allow enough time to go through the new I-20 application and visa process.