What degree is offered?
A National Architectural Accreditation Board, (NAAB) accredited Bachelor of Architecture Degree (B.ARCH). Both the 2+4 and the Evening Program tracks grant the same degree.
Is this a traditional Drexel University coop program?
NO! This program is based on full time employment that supplements part-time study in the evening. Students are assisted with resume and portfolio development to apply for professional job opportunities posted on a secure web site. The program employs a large adjunct faculty of practicing professionals, many of whom employ our students in their offices. Students are responsible for acquiring their own jobs based on their developing skill sets and current marketplace conditions. Over 95% of our graduating class are employed in professional design offices and are earning IDP credits as they work their way through school towards licensure.
How to apply?
High School graduates interested in the 2+4 program should go to drexel.edu/undergrad and follow the step-by-step guidelines.
Students interested in the Evening program should go to http://drexel.edu/part-time/apply/overview/. Click on Part-Time Undergraduate admissions and start the application process. There is no cost to apply online as an Evening student.
What is the cost of the degree?
The B.ARCH degree requires a total of 227-quarter credits.
For first two years of the 2 + 4 Program, see "4 and 5 year Programs."
For Part-Time Evening Program (4 years of 2 + 4) and all Evening Transfer Students, click on "Part-Time Undergraduate Programs" and scroll to “Architecture.”
The University allows a maximum of 90-quarter credits to be transferred. After completing a program application, confirmation of transfer credits and placement within the studio sequence a calculation of costs to complete the program is possible. Part-time students are only permitted to take 11.5 credits per quarter (3 courses) to qualify for the reduced evening tuition rate.
What is the tuition rate?
When is the application deadline?
Deadlines for the 2+4 program can be found at drexel.edu/undergrad/. There is no deadline for the Evening program, however studios are sequential and run Fall, Winter and Spring Quarters only. Transfer students are strongly advised to have completed applications by August 15.
As a transfer student, where will I start in the program?
Placement in the program depends on your studio experience and the number of transfer credits you are awarded by the College. Transfer credits require a minimum of grade “C”. We encourage transfer students to take advantage of the free on-line application first to determine the number of transfer credits awarded. From this initial review, a plan of study will be created for your review and approval. (Note: Semester based credits are multiplied by 1.5 to translate into the quarter based terms at Drexel University.)
Is financial aid available?
Financial aid packages are available for the full time portion of the 2 + 4 track. Students who have transitioned into the Evening Program become part-time students (less than 11.5 credits/qtr,) and are no longer eligible for full time University financial aid. Evening students are eligible however for Federally subsidized Stafford loans. Given that our students work full time in the Evening Program, many are able to manage their finances to minimize student loan debt.
For more information - drexel.edu/part-time/financing/overview