The Special and Visiting Student Program is utilized by approximately 35 students each semester, all who wish to take advantage of Drew’s small classes, excellent faculty, and rigorous course of day-time study on a temporary basis. Many participants specifically utilize this program to:
- Take a course or two for transfer back to their home college or university.
- Have an introductory experience to Drew University, or to college in general, before committing to a degree program.
- Take courses in preparation for a new career or advanced degree work.
Read about one visiting student’s experience, in her own words! Visitor Meets Warm Welcome at Drew.
Special & Visiting Student Life
The Office of Continuing Education provides pre-admissions counseling, an individualized orientation, and a handbook to help ease your acclimation to our campus. As a participant in the Special and Visiting Student Program, you have full access to Drew University’s student services and facilities including: a graduate-level library, academic advising, the counseling center, the writing center, and the tutoring program. There are a variety of on-campus student clubs and activities, from a capella 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.
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.
Applying for Admission
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.
To be considered for the program, complete an application and return it to the Director of Continuing Education accompanied by a non-refundable $50 application fee, an official transcript of your high school record (college graduates are exempted from this requirement), and official transcripts from any previous colleges or universities attended. Once your application is complete, you will then meet with the Dean of Educational Services. This meeting affords you an opportunity to discuss academic goals and concerns and also serves as a final admission interview.
The deadline is August 15 for the fall semester and January 15 for the spring semester.
To receive a hard copy of the application in the mail, please call (973) 408-3400 or email email@example.com.
Registering for Classes
All college courses are open to special and visiting students on a space available basis, providing all prerequisites are met. Students admitted to this program register no earlier than 1 month prior to the start of classes for each 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 courses that meet your specific needs.
The current CLA course list is available on the Registrar’s Office Website.
Schedule of Semester Tuition & Fees 2013-2014
Please be aware that financial aid is not available to special and visiting students. Contact Drew’s Business Office at 973/408-3114 for information about available payment plans.
|Full-Time 12-21 Credits||Part-Time 1-11 Credits|
|Tuition||$21,468||$1,342 per credit|
|General Fee||$291||$24.25 per credit|
|Technology Fee||$125||$10.42 per credit|
|One Time Fees|
|Student sickness / Accident insurance (annual)||TBA||NA|
|Tuition refund insurance (semester)||$165||$165|
|Parking Permit (annual)||$200||$100|
* A one time charge that allows you to have official transcripts sent from the Office of the Registrar at any time.
All students have the option to waive the sickness/accident insurance and the tuition refund plan by submitting the completed waiver form by the due date.