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Policies and Procedures

New or Current High School Scholars

  • Students will receive an email regarding their acceptance into the High School Scholars Program.
  • Upon acceptance, High School Scholars will be assigned a Drexel student identification number and Drexel student username. This information must be memorized as it will be required for certain courses, exams, and forms.
  • High School Scholars are responsible for obtaining their Drexel DragonCard (student ID card) from the DragonCard office located on campus. For more information, visit the DragonCard website.
       Once acquired, High School Scholars must carry their DragonCard with them at all times while on campus.
  • High School Scholars will have access to the Drexel library, computers, and lounges on campus only during the terms during which they are registered for a course.
  • High School Scholars are responsible for setting up and accessing their DrexelOne and email accounts.


General Policies

  • High School Seniors may not register for courses the summer following their graduation from high school, unless they are attending Drexel University as a freshman in the Fall.
  • Students are expected to abide by all Drexel University policies, student code of conduct, and course registration guidelines and procedures unless otherwise noted below.

Approved Colleges/Schools Offering Courses

High School Scholars may only choose courses from the following colleges:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Goodwin College of Professional Studies
  • LeBow College of Business

Course Levels

  • High School Scholars may only choose introductory classes. The course level is generally indicated by a “100” or “101” course number. These courses may not have any prerequisites or restrictions.
  • High School Scholars will not be enrolled into a secondary level course without first completing the course prerequisites at Drexel University. High school, AP, or other non-Drexel college credit cannot serve as a course prerequisite.


  • High School Scholars in good standing may take one (1) course per term at Drexel University.
  • High School Scholars will only be eligible to take classes in which space is available and placement has been approved by the instructor.
  • High School Scholars can search through available courses using the Term Master Schedule available online.
  • High School Scholars will be required to select three (3) potential courses per term, as registration into any class is not guaranteed by the High School Scholars Program.
  • High School Scholars are responsible for contacting their course professors prior to the start of class with any questions regarding the course.
  • Once three potential courses have been identified, High School Scholars are responsible for sending that information to High School Scholars Program staff prior to the deadlines (specific to each term). Staff will then contact High School Scholars with the details pertaining to the course for which they have been registered.


  • High School Scholars are able to access their unofficial transcripts and grades online using the DrexelOne portal at
  • High School Scholars are expected to earn a grade of “B” or higher in each Drexel course to remain in good standing.
  • If a High School Scholar earns a “B-“ or “C+” in a course, he or she is not permitted to register for the following term and must wait one (1) full term before registering for another class.
  • If a High School Scholar earns a “C” grade or lower in a course or withdraws from the course, resulting in a “W,” the student must wait two (2) full terms before he or she is eligible to register for another course at Drexel.
  • A High School Scholar who earns two grades of a “C” or lower, withdraws from two courses, OR has any combination of two low grades or withdrawals will be dismissed from the program.

Missed Classes/Excused Absences

  • High School Scholars must abide by the rules set forth by their professors regarding missed classes and absences as outlined in the syllabus or discussed in class.
  • High School Scholars are responsible for contacting their class professors to obtain missed information or assignments (prior to the missed class, if possible).

Dropping or Withdrawing from a Course

  • The University-wide Drop/Withdraw from and policies can be found online here.
  • Drops must be completed by the end of Week two (2) in a given term.
  • Withdraws must be completed before Week seven (7) and will result in a permanent “W” on the High School Scholar’s official transcript.
  • Students wishing to add, drop, or withdraw from a course must print the proper form, obtain the instructor’s signature, sign the form, and either hand deliver (3019 MacAlister Hall) to the High School Scholars Program no later than 12:00 noon on the Thursday of the deadline period (Thursday of Week two [2] of the term for adding or dropping classes; Thursday of Week seven [7] for withdrawing from a class).
  • Students withdrawing from a course will need to wait two (2) full terms before registering for another course through the High School Scholars program.

Please Note: Two course withdrawals will result in dismissal from the program.