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Transfer Credit

You've worked hard to earn your credits. Now get credit for that work.

We know that as a transfer student, you're concerned about how your coursework will apply once you get to Drake. That's why we offer simple online tools you can use today to estimate how the credits you've earned fit into the requirements of your Drake degree. Then, once you're admitted, representatives from your chosen program will work closely with you to make sure you get all the credit you deserve.


Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) Articulation Agreement

Drake honors the Iowa community colleges Associate of Arts (A.A.) and Associate of Science (A.S.) articulation agreements.  Admitted students with an A.A. or A.S. degree from an Iowa community college who have at least 60 semester credits acceptable for transfer and a minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average will enter Drake University having fulfilled the Drake Curriculum general education requirements with the exception of the Senior Capstone requirement in the student’s major(s) area of study. Students within one year of high school graduation are required to complete a First Year Seminar.

DMACC Pathways Credit Guides



Credit Evaluation From All Other Institutions

 Transferology is a quick and intuitive way to see how all of your credits will transfer to Drake.

In addition, Drake's provides a number of different tools you can use to estimate how the credit you've already earned may apply to a Drake degree. Whether you have taken AP, IB, or CLEP tests, attended an Iowa community college, or completed courses at another institution, these guides will help you see how the work you've already done can help you reach your goals.


Transfer Credit Evaluation

Once you are admitted, you'll work with academic representatives in your college or school to complete an official transfer credit evaluation, matching the courses you have completed to the specific requirements of your program or degree.

You may transfer up to 94 academic semester credit hours for all majors except pharmacy, which accepts up to 178 credits. A maximum of 66 semester hours of credit may be transferred from two-year institutions. Up to 16 credit hours of career- or vocational-technical courses may be accepted at the discretion of the assistant or associate dean of the Drake college or school in which you want to enroll. A minimum of 30 semester hours must be completed while in residence at Drake.

We're Here to Help

If you have any questions about the transfer credit process, your transfer admission counselor is there for you. to learn more about how we can help you turn your hard work into a Drake University degree.

Important Admission Dates

Monday-Friday - Schedule an individual visit to tour Drake

Now - Entering first year and transfer students can apply for fall 2018.

Now -Already admitted? Enroll for Fall 2018

Select Dates in July & August - Bulldog Days of Summer

August 1 - Apply for Fall or Spring 2019

August 7 - On-site Transfer Admission Event

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