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Ali Harms

Assistant Director of Admission


Phone: 515-271-2253

Territory: Des Moines and central Iowa, including zip codes beginning with 500-503; Oklahoma, Texas

Educational Background: B.A., Central College; M.S., Drake University

Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa

Three interesting things about me:

  1. I love to cook, but hate to bake.
  2. I tried out for American Idol when I was 19.
  3. I can’t whistle or wink.

I love Drake because of the sense of community. It’s such a special place and it just feels like everyone here really gets how lucky they are to be a part of it.

My favorite thing about Des Moines is that it has everything you'd expect a capital city to have, but on a scale that doesn't feel intimidating or overwhelming. I also love the Broadway shows that come here.

My advice for prospective students: Start researching schools early. Visit different types in the beginning, even if you think you know what type you’re looking for, it’s still good to see a variety so you can feel confident when you do make your choice.  Also, take ownership and responsibility for the application process. Your parents won’t be able to do everything for you in college, so it’s good practice to start doing important things on your own before you go!




Important Admission Dates

Monday-Friday - Schedule an individual visit to tour Drake

Now - Apply for Fall 2018 enrollment

April 21 - Admitted Student "Last Peek" at Drake

May 1, 2018 National Candidates Reply Date to enroll for Fall 2018

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