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Academic Resources

Drexel Central

Your one-stop service for managing student finances and registration.

On the Drexel Central website, you can find information about:
· Check lists for new full and part time students
· Financing Resources—work study, loans, aid, etc...
· Academic calendars
· Academic support resources
· Advising
· Course Information
· Course Information
· Registration
· Final Exam Schedule
· The University Catalog
· And additional campus resources (including billing)

On the University City Campus, Drexel Central is located on the first floor of the Main Building, Suite 106 (32nd and Chestnut Streets). They are open from 8 am - 6 pm Monday through Thursday and Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. You can reach them at 215-895-1600.

On the Center City Campus, the Drexel Central is located  in the New College Building, 1st floor, Room 1142 (245 North 15th Street). They are open from 8 am - 5 pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and Tuesday from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. You can reach them at 215-895-1600.

You can also email any questions for the Drexel Central staff to askdrexel@drexel.edu.

Drexel Central Information Fair

At the beginning of each term the SRC also hosts an informational Fair on both the University and Center City campuses. This is a great opportunity to get all of your financial questions answered at one time.  Stay tuned to the SRC website for updates on when this Fair will take place each term.

 

Academic Advising:

Each academic college has their own process for advising students, especially transfer students. To help you navigate the advising process and find your advisor, please visit: www.drexel.edu/provost/advising.

On this website, you will be able to review Drexel’s academic calendar, expectations for how an academic advisor will work with you, as well as, a listing of Drexel’s many talented advisors and their contact information.

We highly recommend connecting with your advisor at least once a year if not more. 

Transfer students, please make sure that all of your transcripts from previous institutions have been submitted to Drexel. Your advisor will review each transcript and assign you courses accordingly. Not turning in your transcripts to Drexel time can affect your course development plan and billing.

Drexel Academic Support

You’re here. You’re in class.  You’re stressed, and you need a little assistance. That’s okay, we’ve got you covered.

The Drexel Learning Center (University City Campus)

DLC, is an academic center where students can attend study sessions, work with tutors and improve their study skills. The DLC is located in the Greenawalt Student Development Center, lower level Creese Student Center.

Individual Tutoring

The Drexel Learning Center (DLC) on the University City Campus provides individual tutoring for all undergraduates enrolled at the university with a focus on science, mathematics, technology, and engineering courses. We employ the best students to help you succeed—our tutors are the most committed and highly qualified (you need a 3.8 to even be considered). Tutors are available for those that need to improve their grades, and students that just want to boost their grades. Individual tutoring is by appointment only and can be scheduled online.

Weekly Group Reviews

    • The DLC organizes weekly study groups and examination reviews for a variety of courses including first and second year Engineering, Calculus, Statistics, Finance, Chemistry, Physics, and others.

    Math Workshops

    • The DLC organizes a series of calculus workshops for the College of Engineering.

    Study Skills and Academic Strategies

    • The DLC offers access to an Academic Strategies Coach who can work with you individually to improve your study skills, study habits, and/or academic strategies.

    Looking for similar services – but on Drexel’s Center City Hahnemann campus?

    The Center for Academic Success (Center City Campus)

    CAS offers similar academic support and tutoring – primarily for College of Nursing and Health Professions, School of Public Health and College of Medicine students.
    Papers, papers, papers.

    Writing your first (or twentieth) college paper can be a bit stressful. But don’t worry because the Writing Center is here to help. The Writing Center’s purpose is to promote a culture of writing within the university by serving as the hub for all kinds of writing interests and activities. Simply put, the Writing Center staff want to help you write that paper, and do well on it.
    The Writing Center was developed to benefit all members of the Drexel community: students, faculty, creative writers, administrators, and support personnel.

    • Students are offered help with their course writing assignments through on-site and e-mail tutorials and small group workshops.
    • Faculty are offered help with designing and assessing writing assignments and also through workshops and colloquia.
    • Creative writers are offered the opportunity to share their work and ideas through public readings of their work.
    • Administrators and support personnel are offered help with writing reports, memos, letters, and other forms of written interaction.

    For more information please visit: http://www.drexel.edu/writingcenter/

    Study

    Academic buildings have various lounges set aside for students. The library has a lower level completely dedicated to a study-friendly environment. The James E. Marks Intercultural Center (the corner of 33rd & Chestnut Streets) has study space that is open to students. In addition, the Greenawalt Student Development Center and the Charlotte Alletag Commuter Lounge, both located in the lower level of the Creese Student Center Building, offer large tables and chairs for an energetic study and group project area.

    Drexel Libraries

    W.W. Hagerty Library – University City Campus Drexel University Libraries is a learning enterprise. Libraries' staff serving as educators, coach students and other learners to become confident and expert in their information literacy skills and build partnerships with faculty and other campus experts to support discipline-based teaching and learning.
    The library hosts a variety of resources you should take advantage of:
    - Personal Librarians that have focused expertise in each academic college
    - Online journal and book subscriptions for easy access
    - Bibliography format program
    - Online Library Chat Feature
    - Online Library Tutorials
    - Video Check Out
    For more information about the services provided please visit http://www.library.drexel.edu, or call 215-895-2767.

    Hahnemann Library (Center City Campus)
    Hahnemann Library is one of the University’s Health Sciences Libraries and is located in Center City, Philadelphia on the first and second floors of the New College Building. The collection supports the curricula of the College of Nursing and Health Professions, College of Medicine and the School of Public Health, including materials in clinical medicine and basic sciences.

    Hahnemann Library has a space available 24-hours a day for Drexel University students, faculty, staff and residents and also reserves group study rooms.

    Steinbright Career Development Center

    One of the reasons why you may have chosen to Drexel as your University is because of the reputation of Drexel’s co-op program.  The importance of building and marketing your skills, networking, and gaining hands-on experience has never been more acute given the current economic climate. The Steinbright Career Development Center (SCDC) is here to help you through the co-op and career search process, and has numerous resources to help you along your path.

    The Basics
    The SCDC has workshops, advisors, and even a course for pre-co-op students to make sure you are prepared for the next step.  You will learn interviewing tips, resume writing skills, and strategies for maximizing your job search and your co-op experience. Co-op 101 is another experience that you will have in your academic program that will give you the information and skills needed to effectively search for and secure a co-op opportunity.

    The SCDC has offices on both the University and Center City Campuses. The University City SCDC is located 3201 Arch St., Suite 250. The Center City, SCDC is located at 1505 Race, Bellet Building 2nd Floor.

    Career Fair
    Drexel University is pleased to host the largest university-held Career Fair in the Greater Philadelphia area. Held in April and October, these events attract more than 250 employers nationally. Approximately 1,000 Drexel students and alumni/ae attend this event, along with students from other area universities.
     
    Working Around the World
    The SCDC has numerous international co-op opportunities. Travel to Ireland, Israel, Greece and more while gaining invaluable career experience. 
                           
    Co-op to Career          
    Even after you are done with co-op, the SCDC is still here to help! Check out the many career services available to students.  From career counseling to on-campus recruiting, there is more to Steinbright than just co-op. 

    Check out www.drexel.edu/scdc for more
    information about the SCDC!