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Admissions Process

Graduate Applicants

Acceptance for graduate admission at Drexel University requires a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or an equivalent international institution.

Although admission requirements vary by program, regular acceptance typically requires a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (B) for the last two years of undergraduate work. The average for any graduate work must be at least 3.0. Applicants for post-master's status must show potential for further study by having maintained at least a 3.0 average in their master's-level studies. Individual departmental requirements may exceed this minimum.

The admission committee evaluates all credentials submitted by applicants to determine a student's ability and potential to succeed in graduate study. In addition, the committee is interested in the applicant's potential to contribute to his/her program of study and to the University community as a whole.

Undergraduate Applicants

Drexel takes into consideration a number of criteria when determining admission, including your college performance in relation to your desired major. Drexel assumes that you have completed coursework similar to Drexel's curriculum. To be considered for admission as a transfer student, you should have completed a minimum of 60 semester/90 quarter college credits from a regionally accredited institution.

Admission Requirements and Deadlines

It is your responsibility to ensure that all materials required for the evaluation of your application are received by the Office of Admissions before the deadline. If your application is incomplete by your program's deadline date, it may not be evaluated for the term requested.

Individual programs have specific deadlines and requirements. Please review the Application Requirements and Deadlines for more information.

How to Apply

Apply Now. Applicants may only apply to one program. All documents submitted by you or on your behalf in support of this application for admission to Drexel University become the property of the University, and will under no circumstances be released to you or any other party. Drexel will waive the application fee if you apply online or submit a graduate application during a campus visit.

Expedite the Process

  • Request supporting documents such as transcripts, test scores, recommendation letters, and affidavits of support as soon as possible. They may take longer to receive than you expect.
  • Put your Social Security number, student identification number, intended program of study, and date of birth on all correspondence with the University. It will be easier for the admission staff to quickly match your application materials with your file if this information is included.
  • Send original copies of official test scores or transcripts. Drexel's school code is 2194. Do not use departmental codes, and do not send scores to the academic department.
  • Apply well in advance of the application deadline. (For deadlines, please refer to program requirements and deadlines.)

Mail Application Materials To

Drexel University Sacramento
One Capitol Mall, Suite 260
Sacramento, CA 95814

The Decision Process

A decision cannot be rendered until all of the required application materials have been submitted. You will receive written notification that your file is complete upon receipt of all required documentation.

Readmission Instructions

Please do not submit an application for admission if you have previously enrolled in graduate or undergraduate coursework at Drexel University.

Graduate Studies

If you wish to be readmitted into the doctoral program or a different graduate program, you do not need to go through the formal application process again. Instead, please complete the Application for Readmission to a Graduate Program (PDF). You will need to talk with the graduate advisor in your intended discipline for approval and then submit the completed form to the Office of Graduate Studies.

Apply for Financial Assistance

Visit the Student Resource Center/Financial Aid website to learn how to apply for financial assistance. Drexel's Financial Aid Code is 003256.

University Policies

Public Law 93-380: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

Drexel University abides by the provisions of Public Law 93-380, which grants the student the right to examine admission files that are part of the student's permanent "Educational Record." Please note that "Applicants for Admission" are not granted rights under this legislation. Once an "Applicant for Admission" becomes a "Student" by enrolling and attending Drexel, any admission file that becomes a part of the student's permanent Educational Record becomes available to the student for review. Applicants should understand that only the transcripts, CEEB, SAT, Achievement Test Score Reports, and those portions of the application generated by the student will become part of the student's permanent Educational Record upon enrollment.

No other information or material gathered or submitted in the admission process will be retained as part of the student's permanent Educational Record. Statements or evaluations provided by any individual do not become part of the student's permanent Educational Record and will not be available for the student's review.

Access Privileges and Property Rights

All documents that you submit, or are submitted on your behalf, in support of this application for admission to Drexel University become the property of the University and will under no circumstances be released to you or any other party. In accordance with the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, all admission decisions are given to the applicant only, in the form of a decision letter from the Office of Admissions. No decisions on applications are revealed over the telephone.

Clery Act

In compliance with the Clery Act and the College and University Security Act of 1988, Drexel's annual security reports are available online at Drexel University's Public Safety website.

Equal Opportunity Policy

It is the policy of Drexel University to provide a working and learning environment in which employees and students may realize their full potential as productive members of the Drexel community. Drexel University affirms its commitment to equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in employment and education for all qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual preference, disability, or applicable veteran status. Further, Drexel University pledges to act affirmatively in providing access to employment, benefits, facilities, and other University-administered programs to women and members of racial and ethnic minorities in recognition of the many benefits that accrue to the University as a result of their diverse experiences, cultural heritage, and perspectives that enrich the University learning experience. All Drexel University employees, administrators, faculty, and staff, as well as students, are expected to cooperate fully in meeting these legal and ethical obligations.

Inquiries regarding this policy may be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs, Drexel University, 3201 Arch Street, Suite 210, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Accommodations for Campus Guests With Disabilities

If an auxiliary aid, accommodation, or service is necessary in order to participate in the admission process at Drexel University, campus guests with disabilities must contact and register with the Office of Disability Resources (ODR). The ODR can be contacted at 215-895-1401, 215-895-2299 (TTY), or via email at disability@drexel.edu. For additional information about the admission process and disability services, visit the Office of Disability Resources website.