Drexel LeBow First-Year Student Experience

Undergraduate academic advising

First-year Student Academic Advising

Fall Term Class Schedule

Incoming first-year students are scheduled for their first term of classes by the College. A working schedule will be available near the end of July. Schedules will not be finalized until early September.

This set schedule in the fall is created to ensure students get the classes they need and have a successful transition to university life. Every freshman should expect to take a full-time schedule of 16-17 credits.

Schedule Adjustments and Updates

Schedule adjustments and additions are not made for first-term freshmen. Please note that exceptions are made if there are religious reasons why a student is making this request.

Schedule Accommodations for Athletes

Advisors work directly with the Athletics Department to create all student athletes’ fall-term schedules. Please be advised adjustments will be happening into through early September. Students who do not see the necessary adjustments reflected on their schedule may email their advisor. The contact information for your assigned academic advisor can also be found in your Drexel One Portal under the My Success Team information.

Language Courses

As the College creates schedule for incoming first-year students, advisors do not add additional classes to the full 16-17 credit schedule. Students may take a language placement test in the fall in preparation for language courses during or after winter term.

Placement Exams

Placement Exam Deadlines

Students must complete placement exams by designated completion dates. For students who miss the placement exam deadlines, placement exams can still be scheduled. A Fall Term course schedule will not be created until all required placement tests are completed. Each student can log on to DrexelOne and to review their required exams in the “Student Checklist.”

AP Tests

Drexel LeBow accepts AP scores that are 4 or 5 with the exception of Economics which requires an AP score of 5. Please check with the College Board to see if scores have been sent to Drexel. Please email your advisor once your scores have been sent so they can be verified and added to your student profile before your Fall schedule has been created.

Calculus Placement Tests

All students are required to take a math placement test. Students may elect to take an additional calculus placement test, or may be required to do so based on their program.

All BS Business Administration and Economics students are automatically registered to take the Math Placement Test, as Calculus is not required. If you would like to take the Calculus Placement Test, please let me know so I can give you access to it.

All BS Business and Engineering students will be automatically registered to take the Calculus Placement Test and the Chemistry Placement test.

Community College Transfer Credits

Ensure that all official transcripts from the community college have been sent to Drexel University. Please contact Undergraduate Advising if you have taken any college level courses in high school to ensure eligible credits be transferred to Drexel.

Transcripts should be sent to the following address:
Drexel University Application Processing
P.O. Box 34789
Philadelphia, PA 19101

Additional Academic Questions

Additional academic information can be found on the Undergraduate Advising section of the website.