LeBow COVID-19 Response

Prospective & Admitted Students

Please review the frequently asked questions below for answers about application deadlines, available resources and more. Check the FAQ pages regularly, as information is updated to reflect the situation as it evolves.

For information about the upcoming term, visit the Current Students FAQ page.

For additional information on University-wide procedures and updates, visit Drexel’s Response to Coronavirus website.

Prospective & Admitted Undergraduate Students

What is the best way for a prospective student to contact LeBow undergraduate student admissions?

If you would like more information on LeBow’s academic programs for undergraduates or help with the application process, please email lebowadv@drexel.edu.

How do I apply for admission to LeBow College of Business, the School of Economics or one of the Pre-College programs?

Details on the online application, admission standards, and pre-college program opportunities, including Camp Business, are listed on the LeBow Undergraduate Admissions page.

Will LeBow still be hosting open houses for prospective students?

Yes! Open Houses and Virtual Experiences are listed on our Undergraduate Admissions page.

How else can I connect with LeBow?

Live on Instagram
Follow us on Instagram @lebowundergrad for access to a variety of stories from LeBow students, including the Insta-series Get to Know LeBow and LeBow Hometown Visits. View a campus tour of Gerri C. LeBow Hall, watch interviews with current students and faculty, and hear from students around the world.
 
LeBow Students Talk Leadership
LeBow Students Talk Leadership is a podcast for students, by students. Each academic year, the Drexel Student Advisory Board (DSAB) highlights a different book discussing leadership and uses lessons from the book as a reference point for conducting interviews with faculty and staff around the University.

> Listen to LeBow Students Talk Leadership

Individual Sessions
If you’d like to connect with Undergraduate Advising one-on-one, please email Caitlin Brady at cem398@drexel.edu to schedule a virtual information session.

How does my LeBow major relate to COVID-19?

Explore concepts and practices with LeBow faculty members as they draw on real world applicability to your major and this pandemic. Explore the following areas of study to watch the zoom recording for your major. For a full list and details on each major, visit the LeBow Areas of Study page.

> Accounting
> Decision Sciences and MIS
> Economics & Int’l Business
> Finance & Real Estate
> General Business & Undeclared
> Legal Studies
> Marketing
> Management (TIMS, Org Mgmt, OPSM)
> Sport Business


Prospective & Admitted Graduate Students

Is the LeBow Graduate Admissions office open, and can I visit the campus?

Drexel University campus facilities are closed to the public and limited to essential personnel and those enrolled in or teaching face-to-face courses. However, the LeBow Graduate Admissions office is still running our full operations. Professional staff are working remotely to ensure our prospective and admitted students receive the feedback and support they need.

How can I meet with an admissions advisor?

You can request a virtual One-on-One meeting with an admissions advisor or e-mail your questions to lebowgradenroll@drexel.edu for a more immediate answer.

Will you be holding any open houses or information sessions for your MBA and MS programs?

Yes! We will be holding open houses and information sessions virtually for the MBA and MS programs. Please check out our LeBow Admission Events website for upcoming webinars.

Will the COVID-19 pandemic have any effect on the admissions process for prospective or newly admitted graduate students?

The COVID-19 pandemic will not impact how Drexel LeBow evaluates applications for admissions to any of its graduate programs. The Admissions Committee will continue to review completed applications on a rolling basis.

What is the application deadline for international and domestic applicants?

To ensure the Admissions Committee reviews your application for your intended term, please complete your application and have all your supplemental materials submitted prior to the deadline.

For a list of upcoming application deadlines, visit our Graduate Admissions page.

If I can’t request my official transcript before the application deadline, will you accept an unofficial copy of my transcript?

We recognize that many universities are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will review and make admissions decisions with unofficial copies of your transcript. Please upload the transcripts to your online application or email them to enroll@drexel.edu.

You will only be required to submit official transcripts if you are admitted and enroll in the program at Drexel University. Official transcripts must be received prior to September 1, 2020. In the event that there are still limitations due to COVID-19, we will work with any student on an individual basis.

What if I am unable to pay my application fee?

Drexel understands that many applicants may encounter financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please contact our team at lebowgradenroll@drexel.edu to discuss application fee waiver opportunities.

What if there is a delay with my third-party evaluation?

We understand that many organizations have closed physical offices, which may cause a delay in completion of third-party evaluations. We can accept unofficial or electronic copies of any evaluation for admissions review purposes. Please upload the electronic copies of your evaluation to your online application or email them to enroll@drexel.edu.

If you are unable to obtain an electronic or unofficial copy of your evaluation before the application deadline, please contact the LeBow Graduate Admissions team at lebowgradenroll@drexel.edu.

What if I cannot get in touch with my recommenders?

If you are not able to reach your recommenders, you can have an alternate individual submit a letter of recommendation. Please have this individual email the letter of recommendation to enroll@drexel.edu and include your full name as listed on the application. Our team can manually add this letter to complete your application.

Will Drexel LeBow waive my GRE/GMAT if I am unable to take the exam?

As of April 14, 2020, both the GMAT and GRE are available to be taken online through your personal computer at home. Please visit the ETS website to learn more and schedule your GRE at-home exam; you may visit the GMAC website to learn more and schedule your GMAT online exam.

Our admissions team is happy to consider a GMAT/GRE waiver for those who are unable to complete the exam. Waivers will be considered on a case-by-case basis and are not guaranteed. Applicants who wish to be considered for waivers can indicate as such on their application. The GMAT or GRE waiver decisions will be based on a holistic review of academic performance, quantitative skills and/or professional experience and certifications.

Will Drexel LeBow waive the English Proficiency Requirement if I am unable to take the TOEFL/IELTS exam?

As of April 14, 2020, the TOEFL is available to be taken online through your personal computer at home. Please visit the  ETS website  to learn more and schedule your TOEFL at-home exam. The British Council is also offering the  IELTS Indicator exam, which can be completed on your personal computer in lieu of the IELTS exam. Score requirements will remain the same.

Drexel LeBow is also accepting the  Duolingo English Test  to meet the English Proficiency Requirement for graduate programs. The Duolingo English Test is an online English proficiency test that can be taken online, on-demand, and in under an hour for a small fee. The test is taken via a computer with a camera and includes a proficiency score, video interview, and writing sample which are shared with our admissions team when you send your results to the LeBow College of Business. Certified results are available within 48 hours of the test. Drexel LeBow looks for a minimum score of 115 for the best chance of admission to our graduate programs.

What will course delivery look like for the Fall 2020 term?

Graduate programs at LeBow will offer a combination of remote and Hyflex on campus courses for the Fall 2020 term for our campus programs. Remote classes have regular remote sessions at established time(s), usually at the same time you would normally go to class. These sessions offer the opportunity to connect live with fellow classmates for lectures, discussion, and teamwork.

HyFlex is an instructional method LeBow will be utilizing for the fall term. We are able to offer a very limited number of courses on campus due to health and safety regulations. As such, any course that is scheduled to run on campus will also have a “HyFlex” option that will run synchronously from the classroom. The professor will teach live to students both in the classroom and on the synchronous Zoom session. Students, faculty, and staff on campus will follow all health and safety guidelines including masks and physical distancing.

I’ve been admitted to a graduate program at Drexel LeBow, but I need an extension on my deposit deadline. Are you able to accommodate an extension request?

Yes, we can accommodate a deposit deadline extension on a case-by-case basis. Please email LeBow Graduate Admissions at lebowgradenroll@drexel.edu to request an extension.

If I have been admitted or have already confirmed my enrollment in a graduate program, can I defer my admission if I am unable to travel to campus for the Fall quarter?

Yes, we can allow you to defer your enrollment to the next available term.

If I defer my enrollment to a graduate program, will I be able to keep the scholarship I received?

Yes, if you elect to defer your enrollment and were awarded a scholarship, it will be applied to your next academic term.


Prospective & Admitted Executive Education Students

What is the best way to contact LeBow Executive and Continuing Education admissions?

As a result of Drexel’s efforts to minimize the outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease, face-to-face Executive Education events have moved online. You can still learn about Drexel LeBow’s innovative Executive Education programs by connecting virtually with us through the following offerings:


Prospective & Admitted PhD Students

Can I still apply for Fall 2020 admission?

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. We are now accepting applications for the Fall 2021 cohort. The deadline for submission is January 15, 2021. View more information or apply now. Contact us at lebowphd@drexel.edu with questions.

Is the LeBow PhD Program office open, and can I visit the campus?

In accordance with statewide preventative measures for the COVID-19 pandemic, all Drexel University campus facilities are closed to the public and limited to essential personnel. However, the LeBow PhD Program is still running our full operations, with professional staff and faculty working remotely to ensure our prospective and admitted students receive the feedback and support they need.

Will you be holding any open houses or information sessions for your PhD programs?

We are planning on holding a virtual event in November. Please check the LeBow events webpage, events will be added when finalized. If you would like to be notified of these events please complete our Information Request form. We also regularly attend events sponsored by DocNet and the PhD Project, so please see their upcoming schedules for the Fall. You can also email us at lebowphd@drexel.edu to answer any questions you may have.

Will the COVID-19 pandemic have any effect on the admissions process for prospective or newly admitted PhD students?

The COVID-19 pandemic will not impact how Drexel LeBow evaluates applications for admissions to the PhD program.

If I have been admitted, do I still need to request that my official transcripts be sent to Drexel?

Yes. Official transcripts must be received prior to the start of the fall quarter. However, we recognize that many universities are closed due to the pandemic. In the event that there are still limitations due to COVID-19, we will work with any student on an individual basis.

If students are still not permitted on campus for the Fall 2020 term, how will I attend my courses and do my coursework?

Whether our physical campus is closed or open, Drexel University is fully operational and running. When necessary, remote and online classes will be available for our upcoming terms in place of in-person options. Drexel University has a strong background in online education and has been delivering courses online for almost two decades. We currently offer more than 150 degrees online across the University. Because of our robust technical support, our admissions and student services are working at full capacity in the virtual environment.


Keeping our Community Safe

Drexel LeBow is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our community. For information about what to do before visiting campus and what to expect when you arrive, review our community health and safety policies.

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Virtual Programming

Meet new people, stay connected with peers or build your network through a variety of virtual events taking place during the fall term.

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Resources

Explore our list of resources available through LeBow, Drexel University and beyond, including technology support, student services and COVID-19 updates.

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