Graduate Education Non-Matriculated Option Overview Are you a teacher looking to fulfill continuing education requirements, including Pennsylvania Act 48 credits, or are you just looking for professional development in the field of education and only want to take a couple of classes? No problem.You can still take online classes at Drexel Online, an accredited university, even if you aren’t enrolled in a degree or certificate program. We simply refer to you as a “non-matriculated student.” If you wish to apply as a non-matriculated student, please choose "Non-Matriculated Option” on the application, and then select your intended area of study.This option may be for you if:You need Pennsylvania Act 48 credit - If you're working towards completing your Pennsylvania Department of Education mandated professional development hours in accordance with Pennsylvania Act 48 a Drexel course may help you fulfill your hours.You're only interested in taking a specific class - Applying as a non-matriculated student is a good option if there is a particular online course that sparks your interest. It is best to contact your academic advisor before applying to determine what courses may be available to you.You're not sure online learning is for you - Non-matriculated status allows you to experience what online learning is like at Drexel and find out if you enjoy this type of learning. Many of our students tell us they prefer online learning over on-campus learning because of the constant networking and interaction through group projects, discussion boards, class chat groups and the flexibility it provides. But it's an individual preference. You want to do what works best for you.You're enrolled in another college or university, but wish to take a course at Drexel - If you're considering taking a Drexel course with the intent of transferring the credits back to your home institution, be sure you have checked with your home institution to ensure they will accept the Drexel transfer credit.Is there a downside to being a non-matriculated student?Yes, in some cases. There are limits on the number of classes you can take per term and the total number of classes you can take at Drexel before you must declare a major. In addition, some classes may not be available. For more information, please contact the School of Education’s graduate non-matriculated advisor, Larry Keiser (firstname.lastname@example.org; 215.895.1276.) Additionally, some tuition financing options may require you to be enrolled in a degree program, so you may not qualify as a non-matriculated student. In general, although non-matriculated status offers flexibility, once you qualify for a degree program in which you are interested, you should matriculate into that program as soon as possible.State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more. Curriculum Courses will be chosen with the help of your academic advisor. Admissions Criteria A bachelor's degree in any fieldRequired DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.A completed applicationTranscripts (official or unofficial) from all colleges or universities previously attendedEssay of approximately 250 words: State your intended area of study and briefly describe your reasons for seeking admissionExplain how the courses you seek to take fit into your overall personal professional development planIf you already have a specific course or courses in mind, please list themAdditional requirements for International Students Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2016-2017 is $894 per credit. (A 25% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1192 per credit) This rate applies only to new online students. Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify. This program is not eligible for Financial Aid. Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations. Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings. When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University. Academic Calendar 2016-2017 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2016 September 19, 2016 December 3, 2016 December 5, 2016 December 10, 2016 Winter 2017 January 9, 2017 March 18, 2017 March 20, 2017 March 25, 2017 Spring 2017 April 3, 2017 June 10, 2017 June 12, 2017 June 16, 2017 Summer 2017 June 26, 2017 September 2, 2017 September 5, 2017 September 9, 2017 2017-2018 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2017 September 25, 2017 December 9, 2017 December 11, 2017 December 16, 2017 Winter 2018 January 8, 2018 March 17, 2018 March 19, 2018 March 24, 2018 Spring 2018 April 2, 2018 June 9, 2018 June 11, 2018 June 15, 2018 Summer 2018 June 25, 2018 September 1, 2018 September 4, 2018 September 8, 2018 Apply today for the Graduate Education Non-Matriculated Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? Find help or contact us.