For Accepted Students
Congratulations on your acceptance! On this page you'll find everything you need to confirm your enrollment and learn more about the University.
Review Your Acceptance Materials
Be sure to read the Accepted Student Checklist that was enclosed in your acceptance packet. Your checklist is a helpful guide to important upcoming deadlines.
Confirm Your Enrollment
Confirm your intent to enroll by submitting your nonrefundable tuition deposit through the Discover Drexel portal.
Enrollment Deadline for Freshmen
- Accepted freshmen must enroll by submitting a tuition deposit and housing deposit on or before May 1.
Note: Students who enter as freshmen are required to live on campus or with a parent or legal guardian for their first two years.
Enrollment Deadlines for Transfers
Fall Term Entry
- Domestic and International students have a tuition deposit deadline of May 1, unless otherwise indicated on their acceptance letter.
- Any full-time student who wishes to live on campus must pay a tuition and housing deposit. Please note that housing for transfer students is not guaranteed. For transfer housing applications and information, visit the University Housing website.
All Other Terms
- If you are beginning in the winter, spring, or summer terms, please refer to your acceptance letter for the tuition deposit deadline.
Submit Your FAFSA
If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and haven't already, submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and be sure to list Drexel's federal school code (003256).
Complete the Enrollment Process
Once you've submitted your tuition deposit, there are some important next steps you need to take. We've created new student checklists to help you make sure everything is in order before your first day of class. Visit one of the following pages to continue the enrollment process:
Make New Friends
Join one of our Accepted Students Facebook groups. You can meet other accepted students, ask questions of current students, and even find a roommate.
Learn More about Drexel
You might have a lot of questions about going to Drexel — how financial aid works, what Drexel Co-op is like, and what there is to do in Philadelphia. Don't worry, we've got answers! Take a look at these resources:
Review Enrollment Policies
Freshman students should submit deferral requests by April 15 in order to receive a decision by the May 1 deposit deadline. A request to defer enrollment is made by composing a letter to the Admissions Committee stating the reason for the deferral. Deferral requests should be emailed to the attention of the Admissions Committee at email@example.com. Please note that the Admissions Committee is unable to guarantee a decision by the May 1 deposit deadline for deferral requests submitted after April 15. If a deferral is approved, you must still submit the nonrefundable tuition deposit by May 1.
Transfer students who wish to defer their acceptance to a future term must submit a written request for an enrollment deferral. To request a deferral, you may email Drexel at firstname.lastname@example.org stating the reason you wish to defer. The deferral request should include: the reason(s) for deferral, what you will be doing during the deferral period (i.e., working, volunteering), and any other information you believe will be helpful to the Admissions Committee. Upon receipt of the request, it will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee and you will be notified of the decision by email. If the deferral is granted, you must enroll within one year and you are only eligible for one deferral. If you are granted a deferral, you must still submit the nonrefundable tuition deposit in order to be officially deferred to a different term.
While requesting an appeal is not a guarantee that additional funds will be forthcoming, it is a guarantee that an appeal will be carefully reviewed and a response provided in writing. Applicants must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and all students must have received a financial aid award prior to submitting an appeal for additional funding. Further, appeals are read beginning in early April for the fall term.
Submitting an appeal is a one-time only process, so it is important to include all relevant information with an appeal request.
To learn more and request an appeal, visit Drexel Central's Prospective Student Request for Re-evaluation of Financial Aid.
Drexel recognizes the significance of superior scores earned by incoming freshmen on Advanced Placement (AP) examinations administered by the College Board. Consideration of AP performance may accelerate a student's progress in his or her respective degree program. Students should arrange to have their scores sent directly to Drexel University from the College Board — the code is 2194. For additional information regarding AP credit including the University's AP credit conversion chart, please review the Provost's Academic Policy on Advanced Placement Credit [PDF].
Drexel University recognizes the significance of superior scores earned by incoming freshmen on select higher level International Baccalaureate (IB) examinations. Consideration of IB performance may accelerate a student's progress in his or her respective degree program. Students should arrange to have an original or certified copy of exam results sent to Drexel University's Office of Admission. For more information, please review the Provost's Academic Policy on International Baccalaureate Credit [PDF].
Drexel may grant you credit for courses completed at a college or university that is either regionally accredited or a recognized candidate for accreditation according to the Association of Colleges and Schools/Commission of Higher Education.
To receive transfer credit for courses completed at another institution, the courses must be substantially equivalent to courses offered in the desired curriculum at Drexel and you must have completed the courses with a grade of C (C=2.0) or better. The number of credits you can transfer will be determined by your department once you've been accepted.
For more information about transferring coursework, review our Resources for Transfer Students.
Official transcripts from the college(s) an applicant attended should be sent to Admissions. Coursework will be evaluated by the academic advisor after an applicant has confirmed enrollment at Drexel. Typically, coursework is transferable if the applicant has received a C grade or better, has not used the coursework to satisfy high school graduation requirements, and the coursework is applicable to the applicant's course of study. However, the academic advisor will make the final evaluation.