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  • Undergraduate Non-Matriculated Option


    As a non-matriculated student, you can take courses at Drexel without being enrolled in a degree-granting program. All non-matriculated students are considered part-time, and can schedule a maximum of 11.5 credits per quarter.

    You may choose this option if you:

    • Have no prior college experience, and graduated from high school more than two years ago. 
    • Have less than the 24 previous college credits required to matriculate into a full degree program.
    • Are currently enrolled at another college and wish to complete courses at Drexel to transfer back to your home school.
    • Already have a bachelor's degree, but wish to enroll in an undergraduate prerequisite course for graduate study at Drexel. To ensure credits are transferable, you must check with your intended graduate program department.

    Course Availability

    Some courses may be restricted to students in a given program and therefore unavailable to non-matriculated students. However, undergraduate non-matriculated students are eligible to take many of the same courses that matriculated students take.

    The following colleges offer undergraduate non-matriculated courses:

    • College of Arts & Sciences
    • College of Nursing and Health Professions (Health Services Administration courses only)
    • Goodwin College of Professional Studies
    • LeBow College of Business
    • School of Education

    Transfer Credits

    Evaluations are done on a course-by-course basis, and can vary from program to program. As a non-matriculated student you may receive an “unofficial” transfer credit evaluation, but any eligible credits won’t actually transfer until you matriculate into a degree program.


    To be evaluated for full matriculation into an undergraduate program, you’ll typically need to earn a minimum of 24 credits while maintaining a cumulative GPA of 2.5. Please check with your advisor, as some programs have different requirements.

    Federal and State Financial Aid is not available to non-matriculated students.

    State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more.


    Admissions Criteria

    • A high school diploma or GED equivalency

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.


    The tuition rate for the academic year 2017-2018 is $489 per credit. (A 40% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $814 per credit)

    • This program is not eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University AlumniMilitary members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
      • These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
      • All students must contact within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
      • 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

    2017-2018 Academic Year


    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 Goodwin College Undergraduate Non-Matriculated Option

    Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online!


    Previously enrolled at Drexel? Learn more about readmission.

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