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Please select and submit either the Common App or the Drew App. There is no need to start or submit both.
*items are part of both the Drew Online Application and the Common Application.
At Drew, we take a holistic approach to reviewing your application and consider many factors in our decision, including your high school grades, course of study, recommendations, essay, extracurricular involvement and SAT/ACT scores. You also have the option of supplementing your application with an optional graded analytical paper which can serve to provide additional insight to your academic strengths.
There are two ways to apply to Drew: Early Decision & Regular Admission.
Early Decision is a special program designed for students who are confident that Drew is their first-choice school. Students should only apply Early Decision to one institution. Early Decision is binding, which means as part of applying Early Decision, you are agreeing that if you are admitted you will enroll at Drew University, financial circumstances permitting. Students must also submit the Early Decision Agreement to be considered for Early Decision. If you are not admitted under the Early Decision program your application may be deferred to the regular decision pool, in which case your admission will not be binding.
Why choose Early Decision?
Drew has two Early Decision deadlines you may consider:
Please note: Early Decision I applicants who do not have a completed application on file by December 1 will automatically be rolled to Early Decision II. Applicants for Early Decision II whose applications are not complete by February 2, 2015 will be considered for Regular Admission once all supporting documentation has been submitted.
Regular Admission allows you to apply at any point in the process. Primary consideration will be given to those applicants whose application and all supporting materials are received by February 16, 2015. Applications received or completed after this date will be considered on a rolling and space-permitting basis.
At Drew we offer a number of special admissions programs that you may find to be a great fit for you. All of these programs are designed to ensure students excel while attending Drew and beyond.
Are you an International student who will require a visa to study in the United States? If so, be sure to review the additional information for international students.
Drew is quite generous with financial aid and provides over $30 million to its students in financial aid each year. Both domestic and international students can qualify for merit-based scholarships, which are based on previous academic achievement. These scholarships do not require any additional application. Students are automatically considered for a scholarship at the point of admission.
In addition to these merit scholarships, first-year students may also apply for the Civic Engagement Scholarship, RISE Science Scholarship or Presidential Scholarship in the Arts. These scholarships provide $20,000 ($5,000 per year) to recipients. These scholarships all require a special application and have a March 1 application deadline.
Drew offers an innovative and advanced approach to teacher education – a 5 year (4+1) bachelor of arts/master of arts in teaching program. This approach will allow you to enter the teaching field with a career advantage that translates to greater job prospects, higher salaries and increased opportunity for promotion.
When you meet admissions requirements and maintain your high level of academic achievement during your time at Drew, this program allows you to begin Masters’ level course work in your junior year as you earn your bachelor’s degree, developing a well-rounded liberal arts foundation focusing on your subject area of interest. Upon completing your BA, you then enter our master of arts in teaching (MAT), which allows you to become certified to teach at the middle or secondary school level in biology, chemistry, English, French, Italian, math, physics, Spanish, social studies or theatre arts.
The MAT program (5th year) runs from June to May, allowing you to complete your master’s in just under a year. During this time you’ll immerse yourself in course work and also participate in fieldwork experiences.
When you enroll in the B.A./MAT program, in addition to your undergraduate academic advisor, you will receive special support and guidance from a MAT faculty advisor.
Drew offers simultaneous admission to both Drew and the Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School (Rutgers-NJMS). Successful candidates spend three years of study at Drew and four years at Rutgers-NJMS, completing both B.A. and M.D. degrees. This program is space limited and very competitive.
Applications submitted by the deadline will be reviewed by the Drew University admissions committee. Selected eligible applicants will be invited to participate in a required interview prior to a final admissions decision.
For more information on the dual-degree program, please refer to the college catalog. Please note the additional qualifications and application instructions.
The Educational Opportunity Scholars program is a partnership between the New Jersey Commission of Higher Education and Drew University. Within this partnership, the program provides access to higher education and support for highly motivated students who exhibit the potential for success, but come from families of low income and lack access to the quality educational preparation necessary to attend college. The program provides direct services designed to promote persistence through degree completion. Furthermore, the program supports innovative educational initiatives, support services and leadership development activities to enhance the student’s chance for academic success.
Students enrolled in the EOS/EOF program receive additional grants from the state of New Jersey. In addition, Drew University provides significant additional need-based aid to support EOS students. Students also attend a free summer enrichment program to prepare for success in college and receive extra support services throughout their studies, such as counseling and tutoring. For more information, visit the EOF site.
For more information on Drew’s EOS program, visit www.drew.edu/EOS.
Students selected for Drew’s dual-degree engineering program spend three years earning a B.A. at Drew, based on our top-flight liberal arts education. Students then move to the engineering program at Columbia University and in two years earn a B.S. or B.Eng. in Engineering.
This unique program is just one way to pursue a career in engineering when you attend Drew.