• Letters of Recommendation for Drexel University Admission


  • We encourage you to select and contact recommenders as soon as possible since writing letters requires a commitment of time from busy professionals with competing demands.

    Preferred Method of Submission

    Portal Request Form

    • Login to your Discover Drexel Portal
    • Under Checklist Instructions, select "Request recommendations or re-send notifications"
    • Select "Add Recommender"
    • Complete all fields required within the recommendation form and select "Send to Recommender"
      • A confirmation email will be sent once your recommendation has been received

    Alternate Methods

    Email 

    • Your recommender should attach the letter and email it to applyDUonline@drexel.edu
      • If your recommender does not have a letter prepared, they may use this Recommendation Form as a guide. The recommender must fill out and save this form using Adobe Acrobat Reader. Download the latest Acrobat Reader.
      • We do not accept Google Docs or Microsoft One Drive documents 
    • For verification purposes, your recommender should use their professional or academic email account
    • We recommend checking the Discover Drexel Portal to confirm that the letter was received by our office

    Mailed Paper Letters

    • Must include an ink signature and arrive in the original sealed envelope
    • You may supply this Recommendation Form to your recommender as a guide. Your recommender must fill out and save this form using Adobe Acrobat Reader. Download the latest Acrobat Reader.
    • Please use one of the following addresses:

    US Mail
    Drexel University Online
    PO Box 34729
    Philadelphia, PA 19101

    Express Mail
    Drexel University Online
    3025 Market Street, Suite 136
    Philadelphia, PA 19104 

    Guide to Getting Started

    The following guide will help you get the best recommendations possible in plenty of time to meet your deadline. Download as a PDF.

    Infographic guiding prospective online students on letters of recommendation. Created by Drexel University Online.