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
- Prospective & Admitted Graduate Students
- Prospective & Admitted Executive Education Students
- Prospective & Admitted PhD Students
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 email@example.com.
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! Virtual 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.
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.
> Decision Sciences and MIS
> Economics & Int’l Business
> Finance & Real Estate
> General Business & Undeclared
> Legal Studies
> 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. 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?
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 view LeBow Admission Events 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 the 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will only be required to submit official transcripts if you are admitted and enroll in the program at Drexel University. 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Winter 2020-2021 term?
The health and safety of our community is our top priority. As of December 22, 2020, based on new city and state guidance, the University will be postponing the start of face-to-face instruction. Thus, remote instruction will begin as planned on January 11 and select in-person classes will begin January 25.
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 email@example.com 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 COVID-19, 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:
- Join an upcoming event
- Request a telephone meeting for the Executive DBA Program
- Request a telephone meeting for the Executive MBA Program
- Contact Admissions directly at 610.322.3541 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Prospective & Admitted PhD Students
When is the application deadline for Fall 2022?
Our application cycle for Fall 2021 is closed. Our application for Fall 2022 will open in September, 2021. Contact us at email@example.com with questions.
Is the LeBow PhD Program office open, and can I visit the campus?
In accordance with a recent mandate by the City of Philadelphia to reduce the spread of COVID-19, 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?
Please view 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. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 2021 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 2021 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.