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Drexel University - 2016

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Engineering Technology


Admission to an Engineering Technology Department

Requirements for Admissions:
All incoming freshman must complete an undergraduate admissions application and pay an application fee of $75.
All freshmen applicants must submit a 1‚Ä"2 page essay on why they are interested in their choice of major, or they may also write an essay on any subject they choose. ¬†At Drexel only one essay is required.¬†
Official transcripts must be sent directly from the high school to Drexel.  They are required to submit transcripts from each high school attended. 
All applicants are required to submit a list of the courses they are currently taking. 
All applicants must submit a list of their extracurricular activities, employment, leadership roles, and community service.  A résumé is also acceptable.
Two letters of recommendation are required. At least one must be from a high school counselor. 
All applicants must take either the SAT  or ACT and request that the results be forwarded to Undergraduate Admissions.  Minimum of combined 1100 SAT is required.
Process for Admission:
Drexel operates on a rolling admission basis, which means that students will be notified about the admission decision as soon as possible after their file becomes complete.  A complete file consists of all materials listed above. 
Drexel University subscribes to the National Candidates' Reply Date of May 1, and requires that a student's $300 matriculation fee be postmarked on or before that date to reserve a place in the incoming freshman class.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Drexel takes into consideration a number of criteria when determining admission, including high school performance and/or college performance, letters of recommendation, and essay.

International freshman applicants whose native language is English or who attend high school in the United States are required to take the SAT or ACT. Students may choose to submit the TOEFL or IELTS in addition to the SAT or ACT.

All other international freshman applicants may take the SAT, ACT, TOEFL, or IELTS. Drexel strongly prefers that applicants submit both the SAT and either the TOEFL or IELTS; candidates who do so will be considered more competitive.

Results must be forwarded to Admissions. Drexel encourages students to submit scores each time you take the SAT, ACT, TOEFL, or IELTS test. The University will consider the highest section scores across all test dates submitted. Final admission decisions are made using only the highest scores. Each time student submit scores, the University updates their record with any new high scores. If the student submits ACT scores and the composite score is higher than the SAT section scores, the ACT scores will be considered for admission.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Transfer Students Requirements
Admission of transfer students is overseen by the University's Office of Enrollment Management. Admission decisions on transfer students are made by Drexel's Office of Enrollment Management without college or departmental input. In order to be considered for transfer admission, a student must have completed a minimum of 24 college credits. The minimum college GPA required for transfer applicants is 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. A transfer student must then complete at least 45 credits at Drexel to earn a bachelor's degree, regardless of the number of transfer credits.
The application package for a transfer student comprises:
1. Completed Undergraduate Admission Application - indicating the undergraduate major and academic plan (Part time or 4- or 5- year Co-op).
2. Application Fee.
3. Essay: all applicants must submit a 1-2 page essay describing why they are interested in their
choice of major. They may also write an essay on any subject they choose. Only one essay is required at Drexel.
4. Transcripts: transfer students are required to submit transcripts from all colleges attended.
5. International applicants must also include syllabi/course descriptions for evaluation of transfer
Activities List: details of extracurricular activities, employment, leadership roles and community
6. Letters of Recommendation: at least one recommendation from a faculty member or advisor (or by an employer if the applicant has been out of college for several years).
7. Standardized Test Scores: applicants who have completed 24 or more college credits are not required to submit standardized test scores. All international students are required to complete the TOEFL examination to be admitted to Drexel University.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students:
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: