New Full-Time Freshman Student Checklist
This handy checklist will help you successfully navigate the enrollment process.
- Complete the FAFSA (U.S. citizens and permanent residents only). If you have not already done so, be sure to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), using Drexel's school code (003256). You should file the FAFSA by February 15.
- Complete any outstanding financial aid requirements (U.S. citizens and permanent residents only). You can check your status on DrexelOne. New student loans will not be disbursed from the lender to Drexel until the promissory note has been signed and all requirements are completed.
- Notify Student Resource Center/Financial Aid (SRC/FA) of any changes in your enrollment status. A change in enrollment status could affect your financial aid or merit award. To report changes in your status use AskDrexel.
- Resolve any questions or issues regarding your bill. Detailed billing information can be found online on the Office of the Bursar website.
- Register for Orientation. U.S. citizens and permanent residents will receive an email through your Drexel account in mid-May, with a link to the New Student Orientation 2013 website. International students will also receive Orientation information with your I-20 packets.
- Complete placement tests. Placement examinations are used to assess your academic preparation for critical courses. They enable your academic advisor to build a fall schedule for you and place you into the courses for which you are ready and have the best chance of completing successfully. Depending on your major, you may be required to take an examination electronically in one or more of the following areas: mathematics, English, chemistry, physics, and/or modern languages. More information will be sent by email at the end of May 2013.
- Get your DragonCard University ID. You may upload a photo for your DragonCard online. Visit the DragonCard website for more information. DragonCards will be distributed at move-in (for resident students) and during Commuter Connection Day (for commuter students).
- Comply with Drexel's health insurance and immunization policies. All full-time students must complete the Immunization Record Form [PDF]. Visit the Health Insurance and Immunizations website for more information.
- Pick up your computer and email accounts. As a Drexel student, you are entitled to computer accounts, such as email and the DrexelOne portal. You must check your Drexel email account regularly for important updates regarding placement tests and your tuition bill. Visit the Information Resources and Technology (IRT) New Accounts page to pick up your accounts.
- Review Drexel's computer and software recommendations on IRT's Downloads and Computers website.
- Notify Disability Services if you have any physical or learning disabilities. Drexel University is committed to providing equal access to its programs and services to qualified students. Visit the Office of Disability Resources website for more information.
- Attend the Drexel Resource Fair. Get answers to questions regarding billing, financial aid, registration, health insurance, and immunizations during the Resource Fair offered at the start of each quarter.
I-20 (International Students Requiring F-1 Visas)
- Send the following required items to receive your I-20 from Drexel:
- These required items can be faxed to 215-895-1285. For visa questions please call 215-895-2502 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- It is strongly recommended that you submit the required I-20 documents prior to June 15 to allow sufficient time to receive your F-1 visa.
- The tuition and fees for the 2013–2014 academic year are available on our Tuition and Fees page.
Forward your final transcripts. New freshmen are required to submit final high school transcripts, as well as transcripts from any colleges or universities attended prior to Drexel. High school transcripts must be received from your high school guidance office.
Final transcripts are due by July 15. Please mail to:
PO Box 34789
Philadelphia, PA 19101
Students outside the United States, please mail transcripts to:
International Undergraduate Admissions
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2876
Complete the housing and dining application. Your $200 housing deposit must be submitted by May 1. You must also submit your housing and dining application by May 15. However, housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to apply early. After you receive your housing assignment, please confirm your move-in date with the University Housing Office.