INTO Drew frequently asked questions (FAQ)
If you’ve received an offer letter to be in a Pathway program, it is because you did not meet the competitive academic and/or English requirements to be admitted directly to Drew University. It was determined that you have a great potential to be successful at Drew, but could benefit from the extra support that INTO Drew provides. Upon successful completion of a Pathway program, students gain full admission into one of Drew's undergraduate or graduate programs to complete their studies.
INTO is a university partnership program that provides students with the opportunity to study in the UK, US and Australia. INTO Drew has helped thousands of students succeed in higher education for over 10 years. We offer exceptional support services before, during and after your studies with us, so you can concentrate on your success. We pride ourselves on our diverse environment and provide different programs to suit your needs, whether it be learning English on its own or through a Pathway program that allows you to learn English alongside your other classes. We also prepare international students to adapt to the educational, social and cultural norms of their host country while pursuing a degree.
International Year One (Pathway program) allows you to earn credits toward your degree even if you do not meet the academic and/or English requirements for direct admission.
If your offer is for a 2-semester program, you will receive additional academic and cultural support in addition to English language courses. If your offer is for a 1-semester program, you will receive the same academic and cultural support, but not English language courses.
International Year One is designed to help you successfully complete your first year and graduate in the same amount of time as fellow freshmen. More information is provided here.
Our Graduate Pathway program will give you the academic foundation and essential language skills to successfully move on to your master’s degree. You’ll receive the highest level of support throughout your program, including personalized academic advising.
Integrated Master’s Programs (IMP) provide comprehensive academic support and services in the first term of select graduate programs. IMP students are full degree-seeking students who are issued a degree-seeking I-20. We take any concerns out of the application process and academic journey by providing pre-arrival outreach, airport pickup, dedicated orientation, academic and cultural advising, counseling, out-of-class activities, as well as use of all Drew and INTO Drew on-campus resources, classrooms and facilities.
IMP is available for many of our most popular graduate degrees, with curriculum focused on both major coursework and building skills for success in graduate work.
Drew's Pathway program provides Drew students additional language support, and all classes bear full credit towards your degree. That means you will graduate on time in four years. Outside any English classes you might need (by placement — we won't make you take more than you need) all of your classes will be with other American students. You can begin your major courses right away, live in the residence hall with Americans and be fully integrated as a Drew student.
The only difference is that you will get additional academic and advising support to ensure that you are successful in your classes and transition to university life. You will even have your own academic coach, a professional staff member who will help you access tutoring support, help you plan your time and your career and with any concerns you have about social life on campus.
At the undergraduate level, the Pathway program does not add additional time or requirements for graduation. At the graduate level, the Pathway program can add zero to two additional terms of study to a student's degree.
Costs vary from year to year. For International Year One, you will pay the same base tuition as any other student prior to any scholarships being factored in. Costs do vary for the Graduate Pathway program depending on your specific program of study. For more information, visit our fees and finance page.
Yes, if you have not yet submitted or have updated SAT, ACT, TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo scores, we can accept them until the application deadline for your program.
Please contact Matthew Zonis, our director of marketing and recruitment, at email@example.com for any questions or concerns or to schedule a call to discuss your specific situation with him further.
For admissions questions, you can reach out to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include your ID number so that an admissions counselor will know how to best assist you.
The offer letter you received will outline exact instructions on how to confirm your place in the program.
Review the offer letter you received.
Complete and sign the declaration and acceptance forms and return to email@example.com quoting your Application ID number. This can be found in your offer letter (example: IN:E1234567Q).
Pay your deposit (instructions are in your offer letter).
If you are applying for an F-1 student visa, submit your passport and current visa, bank statement and Affidavit of Support.
Scholarships are available. Please speak with your counselor if you have not been awarded a scholarship with your offer to see if you qualify.
It does depend on a case-by-case basis. As a US citizen, you are not eligible for FAFSA aid as a student enrolled in a Pathway program. Please contact Matthew Zonis, our director of marketing and recruitment, at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your specific situation further.
Your confirmation letter outlines important details, such as:
- Your start date and study plan - Statement of fees and balance - INTO Drew welcome guide
For students who require a visa:
- Visa support letter - Visa interview tips - INTO PASS service to help you with your student visa process
You can pay in full through the INTO pay online link. This link can be found on the last page of your offer letter in the Financial Question and Answer (Q&A) section. Additional fees might apply for credit cards (Visa or Mastercard) or international money exchange. You can also pay through a bank wire transfer. We don’t accept cash payments.
Students will receive an email from Drew's UT (University Technology) with account setup instructions and relevant information. Students will activate their account at treehouse.drew.edu and click on "Activate my account — Students, Faculty, Staff, and Affiliates." To activate your account, you will need your Drew username, date of birth, and the last four digits of your Drew ID number. If you have trouble with these steps you can reach out to UT at email@example.com or to the orientation team at firstname.lastname@example.org