Term Master Schedule

Visiting Scholars may choose courses under: The College of Arts and Sciences; LeBow College of Business; Goodwin College of Professional Studies; University Wide Courses. Click Here for the Term Master Schedule

FAQ for Visiting Scholars

Who is eligible for the Visiting Scholars Program?
Current HMHS students in the 10th-12th grades who have a minimum GPA of B+ (85).

Can I earn High School Credit for taking Drexel courses? Because the Visiting Scholars program is not a dual enrollment program, Drexel does not offer high school credit.

 

Are these college credits transferable to other colleges/universities? Drexel cannot guarantee that any course credits earned are fully transferable to other colleges or universities. If you intend to transfer Drexel credits, you will need to ask the Admissions Office of the college/university in question.

 

When do classes start and end? Drexel University adheres to a term schedule. There are four terms (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer) in an academic year. Each term is ten weeks in length with finals administered during the eleventh week. Visiting Scholars will need to confirm the class schedule with their Instructors.

 

How do I find and choose a course? Follow this link to view the Term Master Schedule:  http://drexel.edu/src/academics/courses .Visiting Scholars may choose courses listed under: The College of Arts and Sciences, LeBow College of Business, Goodwin College of Professional Studies, University‐Wide courses (No online classes, students must be able to attend classes on the Main Campus). Look for Introductory courses (usually indicated by the course number 100 or 101). Check to make sure the course does not have a pre‐requisite or restriction and that there are available seats (if seats are not available, classes will be listed as "closed").


How many courses can I take?
Visiting Scholars are permitted to take one (1) course per term, and up to four (4) courses per academic year.
12th grade students may not register for courses the summer following their graduation from high school, unless they are attending Drexel University as a freshman in the Fall.

 

How do I register for a course? The Pennoni Honors College registers all Visiting Scholars for courses to assure that billing for the course is waived. If a Visiting Scholar chooses to register for a course him/herself, he/she will be billed for the course at the current undergraduate rate.

After you have received your Visiting Scholar acceptance e-mail top three (3) course choices to epo23@drexel.edu no later than:
- August 1st (Fall Term)
- November 15th (Winter Term)
- February 1st (Spring Term)
- May 1st (Summer Term)


One I am registered for my course, how do I get my syllabus and books? Once registered for a course, you will receive written confirmation providing the days and times of the class. You will receive no additional correspondence. The class syllabus is generally distributed at the first class and any required texts will be available at the University Bookstore. Note that college texts can be very expensive; you may wish to explore alternative sources.


How do I get to Drexel? If a student elects to drive, payment can be made by term for on-campus parking (@45.00). Student can take the Speedline to 8th and Market then get on the Market-Frankford Line to 30th Street.


Can students take placement tests to bypass courses? Visiting Scholars are NOT permitted to take placement tests or bypass courses that they may have already completed outside of Drexel. However, Foreign Language placement tests can be taken for Foreign Language classes only. Visit this website for more information on the Foreign Language placement test: http://www.drexel.edu/coas/culturecomm/lang/placement.asp

Can Advanced Placement (AP) classes be used as a prerequisite for upper level courses? No. Visiting Scholars are not permitted to use any AP credits or credits from other universities to fulfill prerequisites. Visiting Scholars can only use successfully completed Drexel courses as prerequisites for other courses.


Once I am registered for my course, how do I get my syllabus and books? One registered for a course, you will receive written confirmation providing the days and times of the class. You will receive no additional correspondence. The class syllabus is generally distributed at the first class and any required texts will be available at the University Bookstore. Note that college texts can be very expensive; you may wish to explore alternative sources.

What is the difference between Drop and Withdraw? DROP occurs within the first 2 weeks of a course. It means that it is officially removed from your transcript and no grade is reported. You must complete a Drop form in order to have it removed from your transcript. Failure to submit the form within the first 2 weeks of class may result in an "F" grade on your transcript.

WITHDRAW occurs between weeks 3-5 of a course. Students typically choose to Withdraw from a course because they are unable to complete course work, are not attending class, or are in danger of receiving a low or failing grade. Withdrawing requires the course remain on your transcript, but a "W" is listed in place of a grade. The "W" has no effect on your GPA. However, most college students have no more than one "W" on their transcript. We advise against withdrawing from a class while in the Visiting Scholars program unless it's absolutely necessary.


How do I drop or withdraw from a course? You will need to print and complete this form: http://www.drexel.edu/src/forms/Add_Drop_Withdraw.pdf. The form needs to be signed by the student and the instructor (obtaining signatures is the student's responsibility). Fax the signed copy to the Visiting Scholars Program at 215.895.6813. No forms will be accepted after 12:00 noon the Friday of the deadline period.


How do I obtain my grades/transcript? For unofficial transcripts, go to DrexelOne at: https://one.drexel.edu/cp/home/displaylogin. Use your Drexel username and password to login to your student information page. For official transcripts, follow directions at: http://www.drexel.edu/registrar/transcripts.asp

I am having trouble logging into the DrexelOne portal, what do I do? If you have logged into DrexelOne before and are now experiencing problems go to the help page at: http://www.drexel.edu/irt/support/drexelone.html. If you have NOT logged into DrexelOne before you will need to set up a student account. Go to: https://accounts.drexel.edu/start_drexel.asp, follow the link to set up your new accounts then enter the requested information. This will permit you to create a password and set up your Drexel email. WRITE DOWN YOUR PASSWORD as you will need it to log into DrexelOne for grades, transcripts, blackboard, and other student information.

How do I check my Drexel email? Go to: https://webmail.drexel.edu/. Use your Drexel username and password to login.

I received a tuition bill/collection notice, what do I do? If you are a student in the Visiting Scholars program and you received a tuition bill or collections notice, then please contact Elaine O'Loughlin immediately: epo23@drexel.edu. Include your name, student ID number, and a description of the notice that you received in the mail.

How do I obtain a Drexel ID Card? Drexel ID Cards (called DragonCards) can be obtained through the DragonCard Office located in the Creese Student Center, 3210 Chestnut Street. To obtain your card you will need: 1. Your Drexel student ID number (found in your Visiting Scholars acceptance letter), 2. A valid photo driver's license, passport, or state‐issued photo ID presented to the DragonCard representative. For more information and office hours, visit: http://www.drexel.edu/dragoncard/index.html.