Outstanding high school juniors and seniors are welcome to join Drew University’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 University or transferred to another college. This semester high school enrichment students are taking courses in mathematics, classics, psychology, English literature and history.

Student Life

The Office of Continuing Education and Special Programs 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 and Student Affairs website.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition for high school students enrolled in on-campus undergraduate courses is $350/credit or $1,400 per 4 credit class.  No additional discounts apply.  Tuition does not include the cost of books or other required course materials.  Additional fees for 2015-2016:

  • Application fee: $25
  • Orientation fee: $25
  • One-time transcript fee: $25
  • General fee: $24.25/credit
  • Technology fee: $10.42/credit

Application Process

To qualify for the program, you must be a junior or senior in the top 20% 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 accompanied by a non-refundable $25 application fee, an official transcript, and recommendations from both a guidance counselor and a high school teacher. Once the office has all of your application materials, we will call you to arrange a time for an interview.

The deadline is January 2 for the spring semester and August 1 for the fall semester.

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

Registering for Classes

All introductory and intermediate college courses are open to high school enrichment students on a space available basis, providing all prerequisites are met. Students admitted to this program register no more than 1 month prior to the start of classes for the fall or spring semester. Although we can not guarantee that all courses will be open (writing and studio art classes are frequently closed with waiting lists), the Office of Continuing Education will do everything it can to help you enroll in a course that meets your specific needs.