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University Resources for Parents and Families

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At Drexel, our students' parents and families are integral members of the University community! Whether your student is just beginning their college search or are recent alumni, we hope that the information on this page will help you get better connected to your Drexel family. From campus news and resources to finding ways to get involved, this guide will give you all the information you need to stay connected to your University community. You may wish to bookmark this page for future reference.

An important resource for families of current students is the Drexel University Family Portal, which will help you better understand your student's experience at college. Open to family members of all undergraduate students, the Family Portal provides relevant, up-to-date information about all things Drexel in one central location, as well as pointers and articles about higher education in general. You will even have the ability to request access to view your student's billing information, financial aid, grades, and class schedules. In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), your student will be ultimately responsible for approving or declining access. They will be notified via email once your request is made*. For more information, visit Drexel Central's FERPA page. Select the button bellow to activate your account and connect with your Dragon community!

Sign Up for the Family Portal

* Please note that access to FERPA protected information is updated in the Family Portal 24 hours after a student approves the request.

Families of Prospective Students

As the family of a prospective student, you probably have questions about our University. That is why we have an Undergraduate Admissions Parents and Families page to introduce you to Drexel and our undergraduate offerings. You are also encouraged to visit our Undergraduate Virtual Experience to view informational videos, read student stories, and participate in one of our daily live chats with admissions representatives.

Families of New Students

Congratulations on your student's admission to Drexel University! We are so excited for your student to join us at Drexel, and invite you to find deeper connections as part of the Dragon Family by joining the Drexel Family Association Facebook group. You are also encouraged to visit our Parent and Family Resources page to view some of the most commonly accessed websites and tools that you'll need to be aware of as your student starts at Drexel. Parents of international students should also visit our International Students and Scholars services website for more details regarding the immigration process and more.

Welcome to Our Family [PDF]

Families of Current Students

With a current student at Drexel, we want you to stay connected and involved with your University community. By subscribing to DrexelNow, you can stay up-to-date with University news, events, announcements, and more. Keeping tabs on the University's Events Calendar will also help you stay in the know. If you haven't already visited, our Steinbright Family Resources and Student Life Parents and Family Resources provide you with everything you need to know about your student's experience at Drexel.

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