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Veterans

You’ve served your country with honor.

Drake thanks you, and honors your service with unique programs and opportunities to give your education a boost.

Best Colleges for Military Veterans

Drake ranked third in the Midwest region on U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 list of best colleges for veterans, based on its benefits and federal initiatives to help veterans and active-duty service members pay for their degrees.

Drake’s participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program, makes its outstanding, global, education available at significant cost reduction (up to 100%) for qualified veterans.

Each of Drake’s programs of study (undergraduate, graduate, pharmacy, and law) are approved for the enrollment of veterans, reservists, and other students eligible for VA or military education benefits. Additionally, the University is committed to easing the transfer of relevant course credits, providing flexible academic residency requirements, and crediting learning from appropriate military training and work experiences.

How to Apply

Students who intend to receive VA education benefits should contact the Veterans’ Certification Officer (VCO). Currently, Nancy Geiger (515-271-3095; nancy.geiger@drake.edu) serves in that position at Drake University.

Students who have completed coursework at another college or university, are considered transfer students and should follow the transfer application process, while students with no prior college or university coursework should follow the first-year application process. If you have questions about which application path to follow, contact admission@drake.edu or 515-271-3181 for assistance.

Admission Calendar and Events


Important Admission Dates

Monday-Friday - Schedule an individual visit to tour Drake

December 1 - Early Action Priority Deadline to apply for Fall 2018 enrollment

December 1- National Alumni Scholarship deadline

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