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Resources and Information for Incoming Students

AP Credit

View the Office of the Provost Advanced Placement Credit Policy [PDF]

Laptop Requirements

Drexel students are required to have access to a personal computer. See our laptop requirements for new students to help guide your purchase and find the right laptop that fits you needs.

Confidential Student Information

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records.

Drexel University and its employees will not release student information without the express written consent of the student. There are exceptions to this policy and these can be found on the Office of the Provost Academic Policies webpage. To authorize your permission to share certain information with persons you designate, students must complete the on-line FERPA Authorization form found through your Drexel One account. Authorization instructions can be found on the Student Guide to Submitting FERPA. Student Guide to Submitting a FERPA Waiver Online

Drexel Central

Visit Drexel Central your one-stop service for managing student finances and registration.

Email account

All active students are eligible for a Drexel email account. For information, view the Office of Information Resources and Technology (IRT) email policy webpage.

English Placement Exam

View the course placement page for more more information on taking placement exams.

First Term Schedule

In accordance with university policy, all incoming students are registered for their first term courses by Drexel University. Course selections are made by the program in which the student is entering.

The Student's schedule will be posted and viewable no later then September 01 via the Drexel-One portal.

What is EXAM 080?

Some courses (Physics, Math) allocate time for students to take their exams so they do not interfere with their other classes. Students only attend the exam period when the instructor specifically indicates the student should go to their exam period. 

Why is a course listed twice on my schedule?

Some courses include a lecture and recitation which list each portion separately.

Health Insurance & Immunizations

For information about Health Insurance and Immunizations, please visit the Support & Health Services webpage.

Honors College

Visit the Honors Program website for more information about Honors College.

International Transfer Students

In addition to the University policy, International Transfer Students are required to have all credits earned at colleges/universities outside of the United States reviewed by an International Accreditation Agency who conducts Foreign Credit Evaluations. Transfer credits will be reviewed and/or applied after the foreign credit evaluation has been received by the Westphal College Office of Academic Advising. 

Why are foreign credit evaluations necessary?

Institutions of higher education outside of the United States may have unique credit values, grading systems and/or accreditation standards. In order to match foreign transcripts with our University/College, the evaluation is necessary.

Is there a fee associated with foreign credit evaluations?

Yes, the agency that conducts the evaluation will charge the applicant/student a fee for their service.


Math Placement Exam

Visit Drexel Central for more information on placement exams.

Modern Languages Placement Exam

The Modern Languages placement examination is required for all students who wish to take a language at Drexel University. The placement test must be taken prior to registering for a language course. For more information visit College of Arts and Sciences-Placements and Enrollment.

Office of Disability Resources

Studio & Lab Classes Learning Outcomes 

Visit the Office of Disability Resources web page for additional information.

Parents & Guardians

For academics, financial services and resources, online tools, campus news, and more, please visit Drexel's Information for Parents webpage.

Registration & Fees

For information about Registration and Fees, please visit Drexel Central

Housing & Residential Living

For information about Housing & Residential Living, please visit Student Life. 

When are my credits reviewed for potential transfer to Westphal College?

After the student has been accepted into the College and the Official Transcript has been received, a transcript evaluation is conducted.

Will my previously earned credits transfer to Westphal College?

Courses that earn a grade of C or higher from an accredited institution and are similar to a Drexel offered course are considered for transfer. Some courses require "department review" or further detailed information such as a syllabus or course description prior to transfer decision.

International transcripts must be evaluated by an independent evaluation agency- refer to International Transfer Students in Incoming Students section of this website.