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If you are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident or you’ve attended college outside of the United States, you may be required to submit additional application materials. Please read all information below for additional details and requirements.
International applicants must submit proof of English Language Proficiency unless they are eligible for a waiver. To be eligible for a waiver, an applicant must meet one or more of the following criteria:
The College of Nursing & Health Professions and the College of Medicine have different requirements – please see the “Requirements by College” section below.
The following are English-speaking countries as recognized by Drexel University:
Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, British West Indies, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Eswatini, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Ghana, Ireland, Jamaica, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Tanzania, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales), United States territories (American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands), Virgin Islands, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
If required, the following tests are accepted by Drexel University:
If you've previously attended college outside of the United States, an official course-by-course transcript evaluation may be required for specific colleges listed in the “Requirements by College” section below. If so, you are responsible for contacting your previous schools and requesting that official transcripts be sent to a current NACES-member agency for evaluation.
Study abroad experiences are exempt as long as the facilitating U.S. school provides an official transcript of those courses on your behalf. Drexel University reserves the right to request transcripts from study abroad experiences if needed.
If a transcript evaluation is not initially required for admission to your program, you may be contacted to submit an evaluation during the review process.
Drexel University is unable to provide visa support for international students who are enrolled in fully online or hybrid programs. Visa support is only available to students enrolled in full-time, on-campus programs. For more information about available visa support, please visit International Students & Scholars Services.
Each college department sets their own standards for what documents are required, as well as which evaluation agencies and score ranges are acceptable.
Outside transcript evaluation is not required unless the program is in one of the colleges listed below. If a transcript evaluation is not initially required for admission to your program, you may be contacted to submit an evaluation during the review process.