Applying for Admission

An important first step is to learn more about Drew by making an appointment with Sunita Bhargava, Assistant Director of Continuing Education. To do so, call 973/408-3400. Through the Drew Shadow Program, arrangements may also be made to tour the campus, sit in on classes, and meet current CUE students. All of these steps will help you decide if Drew is right for you.

The CUE program does not require traditional credentials and test results for admissions. Past poor academic performance should not be considered an automatic barrier to admission. Your academic record will be evaluated in the broader context of performance in other areas, such as work, home, and community to assess your readiness for academic achievement.

All application materials should be sent to:

Office of Continuing Education
Drew University
36 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ  07940

Your application is considered complete once all of the following items have been received:

  • the completed application form accompanied by a non-refundable $50 application fee,
  • an official transcript of your high school record or copy of your GED with score sheet (waived if you have earned an associates degree),
  • official transcripts from any and all previous colleges or universities attended,
  • a personal statement (250-500 words),
  • a resume or outline of work, volunteer experience and honors achieved,
  • and two letters of recommendation from employers, former faculty or community leaders.

Please note that standardized test scores (SAT, ACT) are not required.  Once your application is complete, you will then meet with the Dean of Educational Services of the College for a final interview.    Phone interviews are available for applicants not within commuting distance.The deadline is August 1 for the fall semester and January 1 for the spring semester; however, early application is recommended.   To download the complete CUE application packet in PDF format, please click on the link below.  We regret that we are unable to accept applications electronically at this time.

To receive a hard copy of the application in the mail, please call (973) 408-3400 or email owl@drew.edu.

International Students

International students ages 24 and older are also welcome to apply to Drew’s undergraduate college through the CUE program.

Stringent financial reporting is, however, a prerequisite to the granting of a U.S. visa for an entering international student. After admission into the College of Liberal Arts, therefore, proof of all financial resources must be provided (see “International Students” under the “Costs and Financial Assistance” section of the CUE website).

International students should use the same application form and must provide all documents and fees listed above.   In addition, international students are required to submit the following:

Result from English Proficiency Exam – TOEFL.  For students whose native language is not English, recent Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and Test of Written English (TWE) scores must be submitted. The TOEFL score must be at least 240 (computer score), or 88-89 (internet score) and the TWE score must be at least 4. Scores no older than two years are accepted.

Students who have earned an associates degree at a US community college do not need to submit TOEFL/TWE 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, not simply a computer print-out.