University Policies

Drexel University abides by the provisions of Public Law 93-380: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, which gives the student the right to examine any admission file that becomes a part of his or her permanent educational record. It is important to understand that applicants for admission are not granted rights under this legislation. However, once an applicant for admission becomes a student by enrolling in and attending Drexel, any admission documents that become a part of the student’s permanent educational record become available to the student for review. Applicants should understand that only the school transcript, standardized test score reports, and those portions of the application generated by the student will become part of the student’s educational record upon enrollment. No other information or material gathered or submitted in the admissions process will be retained as part of the student’s educational record. Therefore, letters of recommendation or evaluation provided by any individual as part of this application do not become part of the student’s educational record and will not be available for the student’s review.

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 or by fax.

It is the policy of Drexel University to provide a working and learning environment in which employees and students are about to realize their full potential as productive members of the Drexel community. To this end, 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 orientation, 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 Affirmative Action and Employment Planning, Drexel University, 3141 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Applicants who wish to receive the Drexel University “Right-to-Know” Guide on Campus Security should contact the Department of Security, 3141 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.