What is the deadline for Visiting Scholar applications?
We accept applications only twice a year: August 1st and February 15th. The August 1st deadline is for Fall/Winter term admissions; the February 15th deadline is for Spring/Summer term admissions.
Who is eligible to apply for each of these deadlines?
August 1st application deadline:
Rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible to apply. Accepted students begin Drexel classes in the Fall or Winter Terms only.
February 15th application deadline:
Current high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are eligible to apply. Accepted students begin Drexel classes in the Spring or Summer Terms only.
- Current high school freshmen may register for summer term only.
- Current high school seniors are not eligible to apply.
Are homeschooled students eligible to apply for Visiting Scholars?
Yes. Many of the current Visiting Scholars are or have been homeschooled.
Can I earn high school credit for taking Drexel courses?
Drexel only offers college credit, as the Visiting Scholars program is not a dual
enrollment program. Some high schools do offer credit for completed college
courses, but this would be done at the discretion of your high school. Check
with your high school advisor or counselor for details.
Are college credits earned through the Visiting Scholars program transferable to other colleges or universities?
Drexel cannot guarantee that any course credits earned are fully transferable to
other colleges or universities. If you intend to transfer Drexel credits, you will
need to contact the Admissions Office of the college or university in question.
When do classes start and end?
Drexel University adheres to a term schedule. There are four (4) terms in an academic year: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer. Each term is ten (10) weeks in length, with finals administered during the eleventh (11th) week. Visiting Scholars will need to confirm the class schedule with their instructors.
A full academic calendar is available online: http://www.drexel.edu/provost/calendars/quarter/index.html
How do I find and choose a course?
Consult the Term Master Schedule, which is available online:
Visiting Scholars may choose courses listed under the following categories:
-The College of Arts and Sciences
-LeBow College of Business
-Goodwin College of Professional Studies
Please Note: Visiting Scholars may not choose online classes, as students must
be able to attend classes on the main campus.
Look for introductory courses (usually indicated by the course number—100 or
101). Also check to make sure the course meets the following conditions:
-The course does not have any prerequisites or restrictions.
-The course has available seats. (If seats are not available, classes will
be listed as “closed.”)
Can I take a course listed under a different college or school?
No. Visiting Scholars are only eligible to take classes from the colleges listed
above (Arts and Sciences, Business, Goodwin, University-wide).
How many courses can I take?
Visiting Scholars are permitted to take one (1) course per term and up to four (4) courses per academic year.
Please Note: High school seniors may not register for courses during the summer following their graduation from high school, unless they will enter Drexel University in the fall as part of the incoming freshman class.
How to I register for a course?
AFTER YOU HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED TO THE VISITING SCHOLARS PROGRAM:
Email your top three (3) course choices to Jaya Mohan, Assistant Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, at email@example.com. The deadlines for these course selections are as follows:
FALL TERM - August 1st
WINTER TERM - November 15th
SPRING TERM - February 1st
SUMMER TERM - May 1st
You will then be notified of the course you have been placed in, according to your preferences and class availability.
Can students take placement tests to bypass courses?
No. Visiting Scholars are not permitted to take placement tests or bypass courses that they may have already completed outside of Drexel.
Please Note: The one exception to this is for foreign language courses—Visiting Scholars may take foreign language placement tests. Visit the following website for more information on the foreign language placement test:
Can credit from advanced placement (AP) classes be used to fulfill prerequisites for upper level courses?
No. Visiting Scholars are not permitted to use any AP credits or credits from
other universities to fulfill prerequisites. Visiting Scholars can only use
successfully completed Drexel courses as prerequisites for other courses.
How do I drop or withdraw from a course?
If you must drop or withdraw from a course, please note that you will need to
wait two (2) terms before you are permitted to register again for another course
through this program.
Please Note: Two course withdrawals will result in removal from the
Drops must be completed by the end of week 2 in a given term. Withdrawals
must be completed before week 5 in a given term (and will result in a permanent
“W” on your transcript).
Complete the following steps to drop or withdraw from a course:
1. Print and complete this form:
2. Obtain the appropriate signatures. The form will need to be signed by the
Visiting Scholar and the instructor of the course being dropped or
withdrawn from; obtaining these signatures is the responsibility of the
3. Deliver a signed copy of the form to the Visiting Scholars program either by
fax (215.895.6813) or in person (5016 MacAlister Hall, 3141 Chestnut St.).
Please Note: No drop/withdrawal forms will be accepted after 12:00 noon on
the Friday of the deadline period.
How do I obtain my grades and/or transcript?
I am having trouble logging into the DrexelOne portal. What do I do?
If you have logged into DrexelOne before and are now experiencing problems,
refer to the help webpage at http://www.drexel.edu/irt/support/drexelone.html.
If you have not logged into DrexelOne before, you will first need to set up your student account:
1. Go to https://accounts.drexel.edu
2. Follow the link to set up new accounts.
3. Enter the requested information.
These steps will enable you to create a password and set up your Drexel email. WRITE DOWN YOUR LOGIN INFORMATION, as you will use the same username and password to log into DrexelOne to retrieve grades
How do I check my Drexel email?
I received a tuition bill or collection notice. What do I do?
If you are a student in the Visiting Scholars program and you received a tuition
bill or collection notice, please contact the Honors College main office
immediately at (215) 895-1609 and ask to be directed to the Visiting Scholars
How do I obtain a Drexel ID card?
Drexel ID cards (called “DragonCards”) can be obtained through the DragonCard
office, located in the Creese Student Center (3210 Chestnut Street). To obtain
your card, you will need the following:
1. Your Drexel Student ID number (found in your Visiting Scholars acceptance
2. A valid photo driver’s license, passport, or state-issued photo ID, which will
have to be presented to the DragonCard representative.
For more information on the DragonCard, including the DragonCard office hours, visit the DragonCard website: http://www.drexel.edu/dragoncard.