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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply to Dragon Summer?

Dragon Summer in an invitation-only program. See Program Eligibility.

How long does the program run, and what are the hours of participation?

Dragon Summer is a year-long transition program that begins with an intensive/immersive 4-week summer bridge. The summer bridge experience for 2014 runs from July 7 to August 2. Classes and programming occurs Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. and includes occasional evening and weekend events.

How many students will be selected to participate in the program?

Enrollment is typically capped at 100 students.

What is the cost of the program?

The non-refundable program activity fee is $50. On-campus housing is optional at an additional cost of $1,150. Dining and spending money are out-of-pocket student expenses.

Do students earn college credit for participating?

Students do not receive college credit; however, students will be evaluated and assessed in the program’s summer courses.

Will students have Drexel professors as their instructors?

Yes - Drexel faculty, staff, graduate, and undergraduate students facilitate learning in the summer program.

Are students expected to attend every day during all four weeks of the program?

Yes, participants are expected to attend every day during all four weeks of the program. Due to the pace, rigor, and interactive nature of the program, participants are highly discouraged from having outside commitments, which could serve as a distraction.

Can students work or have other outside commitments during the program?

See answer in above question.

When do Dragon Summer students attend New Student Orientation?

Dragon Summer students are automatically enrolled in the orientation session for September 16 -18, 2014. If a student has been accepted to the Dragon Summer program, all materials received regarding New Student Orientation registration from other Drexel offices should be disregarded.

How many students typically live on-campus during Dragon Summer, and how many commute to campus?

More than half of all participants typically live in Dragon Summer housing during the program. Whether participants live on-campus or commute, Dragon Summer fosters an environment for personal growth and opportunities to participate in additional social, education, cultural, and recreational activities.

How long has the program been in existence?

Dragon Summer has been existence for more than 15 years.

What happens after Dragon Summer?

During their freshman year, Dragon Summer students are expected to uphold the academic standards established in the program. We will support participants through programming such as cohorted learning communities, co-curricular sections in calculus and other courses, and peer and faculty mentorships.