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HIGH SCHOOL ENRICHMENT
Outstanding high school juniors and seniors are welcome to join Drew’s community of distinguished faculty and exceptional students through the High School Enrichment Program. Participation in this program enables you to enroll directly in introductory or intermediate level courses–either during the academic year or in summer term. Credits earned may be applied toward a degree from Drew or transferred to another college. High school students have attended courses in a variety of subjects, including mathematics, classics, psychology, English literature and history.

STUDENT LIFE

The Office of Continuing Education provides pre-admission counseling, orientation and academic advising. As a participant in the High School Enrichment Program, you have full access to the university’s facilities, including our graduate level library and the Simon Forum and Athletic Center. There are a variety of on-campus lectures and special events. Student clubs–from a capella singing groups to ultimate frisbee–will welcome your involvement.

More information about life at Drew can be found on the Campus Life website.

TUITION & FEES

For information on Fees and Tuition, see the Tuition and Fee Schedules page.

APPLY

To qualify for the program, you must be a junior or senior in the top 20 percent of your class and demonstrate academic and extracurricular achievement. In addition, your high school must support your participation.

To be considered for the program, complete an application and return it to the Director of Continuing Education with the application materials indicated below:

The deadline is January 1 for the spring semester and August 1 for the fall semester.

  • High School Enrichment Program Application
  • $40 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcript of high school record
  • Letter of recommendation from guidance counselor
  • Letter of recommendation from teacher
  • Personal statement

Please contact 973-408-3400 or email owl@drew.edu with questions.

REGISTER FOR CLASSES

All introductory and intermediate college courses are open to high school enrichment students on a space available basis, provided that all prerequisites are met. Students admitted to this program register no more than one month before the start of classes for the fall or spring semester. Although we cannot guarantee that all courses will be open (writing and studio art classes are frequently closed with waiting lists), the Office of Continuing Education will help you enroll in a course that meets your specific needs.

POST-BACCALAUREATE
Drew offers college graduates the opportunity to attend undergraduate course/s for credit in preparation for a new career or for advanced degree work. Post-Baccalaureate students may access all academic and extracurricular resources offered at Drew and earn a Drew transcript.

This program is intended for students who need additional undergraduate coursework in an area other than the major pursued during their BA or BS. Post-Baccalaureate students are held to the same academic standards as other Drew undergraduates and access the same academic resources and activities as other students in the department.

Post-baccalaureate students who need additional undergraduate coursework in math and the sciences in preparation for application to medical or other health professions school should apply through the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Preparation Program.

Please be aware that Drew University does not offer a second BA program; the Post-Baccalaureate Program does not lead to the awarding of a degree from Drew.

STUDENT LIFE

The Office of Continuing Education provides pre-admissions counseling and individualized orientation to help ease your acclimation to our campus. As a participant in Post-Baccalaureate programs, you have full access to Drew’s student services and facilities, including a graduate-level library, academic advising, the counseling center, the writing center and the tutoring program. The Simon Forum and Athletic Center is available for use throughout your stay at the university.

More information about student life can be found on the Student Life Website.

Campus housing is available for full-time students on a space available basis.

TUITION & FEES

For information on Fees and Tuition, see the Tuition and Fee Schedules page.

APPLY

All students, part-time or full-time, must go through an application process. To apply for the Post Baccalaureate Program, students must submit:

Applications will only be reviewed once all required application materials are received. Applicants intending to complete the requirements of a major will meet with the chair of department in which they will be studying. This meeting enables applicants to discuss academic goals and concerns and serves as an admission interview.

The deadline for completed applications is August 8 for the fall semester and January 2 for the spring semester.

REGISTER FOR CLASSES

All college courses are open to Post-Baccalaureate Program students on a space-available basis, providing all prerequisites are met. Students admitted to this program register one month before the start of classes for each semester. Although no guarantees can be made regarding the availability of courses, every effort will be made to help you enroll in courses that meet your specific needs.

The current College of Liberal Arts (CLA) course list can be viewed through the Dynamic Schedule.  Not all courses on offer are open to non-degree students.

POST-BACCALAUREATE PRE-MEDICAL PREPARATION
The Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Preparation Program is designed for students who need additional undergraduate coursework in math and the sciences in preparation for application to medical or other health professions schools. A health professions advisor is available to help guide and mentor students in this program. Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Preparation students have access to the same academic resources and activities as other Drew students, including our graduate-level library, full network and extracurricular activities.

Students who successfully complete a minimum of 24 credits of pre-medical requirements at Drew may be eligible for support from Drew’s Health Professions Committee. Students completing fewer than 24 credits at Drew should plan on obtaining committee support from their undergraduate degree-granting institution.

For more information about Pre-Medical Studies, please visit the Pre-Med Studies website: Pre-Medical Studies at Drew. Keep in mind that because applicants to this program should already have an undergraduate degree, information about majors, dual-degree and international travel are not applicable to Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Preparation students.

Academic questions associated with the Post Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program should be directed to Dr. Roger Knowles at rknowles@drew.edu.  Application questions should be directed to owl@drew.edu

DEADLINES

Students are strongly recommended to complete their applications by the deadlines listed below. Class availability may be severely limited to those who apply after the priority deadline.

  • Fall Admission: March 1
  • Spring Admission: October 1
  • International Students*

*At this time, Drew is not issuing I-20s for international students interested in post-baccalaureate study.

TUITION & FEES

For information on Fees and Tuition, see the Tuition and Fee Schedules page.

APPLY

All students, part-time or full-time, must go through an application process and be admitted to the program to register for classes. Successful applicants have a minimum undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0. This is to ensure your ability to excel in our rigorous basic science courses and go on to be a competitive applicant to health professions schools.

Students who anticipate taking 12 or more credits (3 or more pre-health classes) must submit the following items as part of their application:

  • Post-Baccalaureate Program Application
  • Non-refundable $40 application fee
  • Personal statement (300-500 words). Please use this personal statement to address any weaknesses in your undergraduate record.
  • Letter of recommendation from academic source
  • Official transcripts from any previous colleges or universities attended
  • Updated resume

Once all of the above-listed materials are received, the application is considered complete. Post Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Preparation applicants may be asked to meet with the Health Professions Advisor. This meeting affords applicants an opportunity to discuss academic goals and concerns and serves as an admission interview. This interview can take place on the phone for those students who are not within a reasonable driving distance of campus.

Students who plan on completing fewer than 12 credits of pre-medical requirements (fewer than three classes) should apply as a standard non-matriculated student through the general Post-Baccalaureate Program. Please visit this site for more information and an application: Post-Baccalaureate Program.

In some circumstances, students who do not meet the minimum GPA requirement for the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Preparation Program may be offered admission to our general non-matriculation program: the Post-Baccalaureate Program. Please be aware that students admitted to the general Post-Baccalaureate Program register no earlier than one month before the start of classes, when class availability may be more limited. Post-Baccalaureate students do not qualify for a Health Professions Committee letter from Drew; however, students who successfully complete 12 credits with a minimum Drew GPA of 3.5 or better can petition for Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Preparation status.

Please be aware that Drew University does not offer a second BA program; the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Preparation Program does not lead to the awarding of a degree from Drew.

For questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Continuing Education at 973-408-3400 or at owl@drew.edu.

REGISTER FOR CLASSES

Post-Baccalaureate students register during Drew’s registration periods with senior status and with advising/course approval from the Pre-Health Advisor. Students who register after these periods may find course availability to be more limited.

The current College of Liberal Arts (CLA) course list can be viewed through the Dynamic Schedule.  Not all courses on offer are open to non-degree students.

A note on curriculum:

For students who need to take General or Introduction to Biology as part of their preparation for medical school application, please be aware that the biology program at Drew begins with three active laboratory courses that cover ecology, evolution, diversity (zoology, botany, microbiology), cell biology and molecular biology. Many students will also take a fourth course that covers vertebrate anatomy and physiology. We recommend that students review the biology course descriptions below:

  • BIOL 150/Ecology and Evolution (4 credits) An exploration of evolutionary and ecological processes and consequences, with close examination of population dynamics, population genetics, principles of heredity, the evolution of adaptations, community interactions, ecosystems and biodiversity. Laboratory includes field-based investigations of upland and wetland ecosystems, as well as simulations and laboratory experiments.
  • BIOL 160/Diversity of Life: Animals, Plants, and Microbes (4) credits) A survey of the animals, plants, fungi, Protista and bacteria of Planet Earth, with comparative analysis of adaptations for survival, reproduction, development and metabolism. Laboratory emphasizes experimental methods of science as well as morphology and physiology of the major phyla.
  • BIOL 250/Molecular and Cellular Biology (4 credits) An introduction to composition, structure, and function of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, using themes of energy and reproduction. Topics include DNA replication, transcription and translation, mutations, gene regulation, membrane function, cellular communication, motility, absorption and secretion. Laboratory includes current research techniques such as cell culture nucleic acid characterization, cloning and restriction mapping.
HOUSING & STUDENT LIFE

On-campus housing is available for Post-Baccalaureate students on a space availability  basis.

As a participant in the Post-Baccalaureate Programs, you have full access to Drew‘s student services and facilities including a graduate-level library, academic advising, the counseling center, writing center and tutoring program. The Simon Forum and Athletic Center is available for use throughout your stay at our university.

SPECIAL AND VISITING STUDENT
The Special and Visiting Program is for students who wish to take advantage of Drew’s small classes, excellent faculty and rigorous course of day-time study on a temporary basis. Students enroll to:

  • Take a course or two for transfer back to their home college or university.
  • Have an introductory experience at Drew University, or with college in general, before committing to a degree program.
  • Take courses in preparation for a new career or advanced degree work.
STUDENT LIFE

The Office of Continuing Education provides pre-admissions counseling and an individualized orientation to help ease your acclimation to our campus. As a participant in the Special and Visiting Student Program, you have full access to Drew’s student services and facilities, including a graduate-level library, academic advising, the counseling center, writing center and tutoring program. There are a variety of on-campus student clubs and activities—from a cappella singing groups to ultimate frisbee—that will welcome your involvement. The Simon Forum and Athletic Center is available for use throughout your stay at our university. Special & Visiting Program students are not permitted to participate in in NCAA athletics.

Additional information regarding student life at Drew University can be found on the Student Life Website.

Campus housing is available to full-time students on a space available basis.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

International students should use the Special & Visiting Application Form and provide all documents listed. In addition, international students are required to submit the following:

Result from English Proficiency Exam – TOEFL or IELTS. For students whose native language is not English, recent Test of English as a Foreign Language scores must be submitted directly from the testing agency.

  • TOEFL iBT 80 (18 minimum subscores) or
  • IELTS 6.5 (6.0 minimum subscores)

Students who have earned an associates degree at a U.S. community college do not need to submit TOEFL scores.

Evaluation of All School Credentials. All foreign transcripts must be evaluated by an outside agency such as World Education Services (WES).

A Notarized and Signed copy of the Application for Form I-20 and Affidavit (s) of Support. A copy of the Affidavit of Support should be provided for each sponsor. The application for Form I-20 and the Affidavit (s) of Support are not required to be submitted until after admission, but providing these documents with your application can help expedite the issuance of your Form I-20. If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is currently studying and living abroad, you do NOT need to fill out these documents.

Official Bank Account Statement(s) in U.S. Dollars. The statement(s) must show funds available to the student in an amount equal to or greater than the total cost of attendance for one year. The statement(s) must be official—from the financial institution itself—and not simply a computer printout.

Visit Drew’s International Student & Scholar Services for additional information.

TUITION & FEES

For information on Fees and Tuition, see the Tuition and Fee Schedules page.

APPLY

All students, part-time or full-time, must go through an application process. Special and Visiting students may study at Drew for a maximum of two semesters. Students who are interested in enrolling at Drew on a matriculated bases may submit an application after one or two semesters of attendance through this program.

To be considered for the Special & Visiting Program please complete and submit the following items to the Director of Transfer & Continuing Education, Drew University, 36 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940.

* International applicants must provide Certified English translations and course-by-course evaluations from approved evaluators of academic records such as World Education Services.

Once your application is complete, you will meet with the Director of Transfer & Continuing Education. This meeting affords you an opportunity to discuss academic goals and concerns and serves as a final admission interview.

DEADLINES

Fall semester: August 8

Spring semester: January 1

If you have missed the deadline to apply, please contact 973-408-3400 to see if your application can still be considered.

Questions? Please contact 973-408-3400 or email owl@drew.edu.

REGISTER FOR CLASSES

All college courses are open to Special and Visiting Program students on a space available basis, provided that all prerequisites have been met. Students admitted to this program register no earlier than one month before the start of classes for each semester. Although we cannot guarantee that all courses will be open (science, studio art and writing classes are frequently closed with waiting lists), the Office of Continuing Education will help you find courses that meet your specific needs.

The current College of Liberal Arts (CLA) course list can be viewed through the Dynamic Schedule.  Not all courses on offer are open to non-degree students.

ORIENTATION
We are delighted that you will be taking classes at Drew during the upcoming semester. Please review the information posted below and address areas that pertain to you before the start of classes.

Orientation for new Special & Visiting, Post-Baccalaureate and High School Enrichment Program students will be conducted on a one-on-one basis through the Office of Continuing Education. Please contact Sunita Bhargava at sbhargav@drew.edu or 973-408-3400 to schedule an appointment.

HEALTH FORMS

All incoming students are required to complete health forms and provide proof of immunization as part of their enrollment. These forms must be completed in full online. The immunization record will have to be completed and signed by your physician before it is returned to Health Services.

Students should start this process by visiting “MyHealthPortal” under the “Help and Services” heading on the left hand side of their TreeHouse portal. Please note that the Physical Examination is optional for Special and Visiting, Post Baccalaureate and High School Enrichment program students.

All health forms must be submitted before students will be allowed to continue registration or occupy housing. Students without completed health forms risk being de-enrolled from classes.

For additional information regarding health forms, please contact Health Services at 973-408-3414 or health@drew.edu.

HOUSING

On-campus housing is available on a space-availability basis to full-time students attending between 12 and 21 credits per semester. If you are interested in housing on campus, please contact Residence Life & Housing at 973-408-3394 or reslife@drew.edu.

NOTE: campus housing is not available to high school students.

DREW NETWORK ACCOUNT

As a Drew student, you will receive a network account giving you access to your Drew email account, Moodle, and TreeHouse, the online portal for student information. Your Drew uLogin information is sent electronically upon admission to the email address you provided on your application form. If you have not received your uLogin information, please contact Sunita Bhargava at 973-408-3400 or sbhargav@drew.edu.

Once you have your uLogin, please visit drew.edu/activate to activate your network account.  You won’t be able to register until your account has been activated.

REGISTER FOR CLASSES

All students are assigned an academic adviser. Students work in consultation with their adviser in making registration selections. If you have not registered for your fall classes, please contact Sunita Bhargava at 973-408-3400 or sbhargav@drew.edu.

Please review the fall course list available through TreeHouse by clicking “Look Up Classes” under “Registration Tools.” You can put together a list of courses that you are interested in and then contact your academic advisor to review your selection.

For detailed instructions on how to register using TreeHouse, please visit,  https://drew.edu/academic/office-of-the-registrar/registration/

If you have questions regarding the registration process, advising or other issues, please contact the Office of Continuing Education at 973-408-3400.

PARKING

Begin by registering your car via your TreeHouse portal by clicking on “MyParking” under “Vehicles on Campus.“ Once you have registered your car and paid you bill, you can go to the Department of Public Safety in Pepin Service Center to get your parking decal. Please bring your Drew University Identification Card, a valid driver’s license, your vehicle registration and proof of insurance.

You can get your Identification Card from Student Accounts after your statement of charges have been cleared.

ACCESSIBILITY

Drew’s Office of Accessibility Services, part of the Center for Academic Excellence, provides reasonable basic accommodations for students with learning differences and physical challenges. Please contact Dana Giroux at 973-408-3962 or dgiroux@drew.edu to discuss your particular situation.

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

View semester start and end dates, as well as holiday breaks and registration schedules by visiting the Academic Calendar below.

BILLING

Bills are available through TreeHouse Self Service. Please note that Drew does not mail paper billing statements to student home addresses. Payment is due before the start of classes.

Once logged into TreeHouse, look for the “My Account” box on the right-hand side of the page and click on the link for “Student Account Center.“ This link also provides information on how to pay your bill online with a credit card (for a small surcharge).  You can also pay via check made out to Drew University, at Student Accounts in Holloway Hall.

All students are changed Tuition Refund Insurance and Health Insurance unless they waive out of it through their TreeHouse account. To enroll or waive out of health insurance students must click on “Waive or Enroll in Student Health Insurance” under “My Account” through their TreeHouse portal. All students must also enroll in or waive out of “Tuition Refund Insurance” which is also available through their TreeHouse portal under “My Account.”
If you have any questions about your billing or payment options, please contact Student Accounts at 973-408-3114 or at studentaccounts@drew.edu. Student Accounts is located in Holloway Hall.