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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.

Confirm Your Enrollment

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 the Discover Drexel portal.
  • 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, but we will do everything to accommodate transfer housing requests. 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 the Discover Drexel portal for your enrollment 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 our Accepted Students Facebook group. You can meet other accepted students, ask questions of current students, and even find a roommate.

Accepted Students Facebook group

Review Enrollment Policies

Enrollment Deferrals

Freshman students may submit enrollment deferral requests up until August 15. A request to defer enrollment is made by composing a letter to the Admissions Committee stating the reason for the deferral and what your plans are for the deferral year. Deferral requests should be emailed to the attention of the Admissions Committee at Please note that if a deferral is approved, you must still submit (or have submitted) 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 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.

Advanced Placement Credit

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. Scores will be reviewed by your academic advisor after you have confirmed your enrollment. 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].

International Baccalaureate Credit

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. Exam results will be reviewed by your academic advisor after you have confirmed your enrollment. For more information, please review the Provost's Academic Policy on International Baccalaureate Credit [PDF].

Transfer of College Coursework

Drexel reviews college coursework completed by all accepted transfer students and may grant 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.

Learn more about Transfer Credit Evaluations.

Transfer of College Coursework Taken During High School

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.