Get a head start on your Drake degree—you can earn academic credit before you even arrive on campus through several advanced standing credit programs. You will work with your faculty adviser to apply any accepted credits toward completion of the Drake Curriculum, your major, or elective requirements. The course equivalencies that follow can be used as guidelines in the process, and are subject to change.
During orientation and registration, we encourage you to register for classes according to the guidelines for advanced credit and the scores you expect to achieve. If your actual scores are different from what you anticipated, you can adjust your class schedule after you arrive at Drake. You must arrange for official transcripts to be provided to the Center for Student Records and Academic Information directly from the issuing organizations prior to your first semester at Drake.
Duplication: Credit will not be granted for any AP, IB, or CLEP exam for which you have already earned college credit. Students will not be granted credit for a lower-level course in a sequence of courses after credit in a higher-level course has been earned.
Science Majors: Students majoring in a science, a pre-professional science-related field, or pharmacy should contact the appropriate department or college to verify how science credits earned through these programs will be applied to the major.
Language Students: Although you may be awarded credit for foreign language, all students interested in pursuing language studies at Drake University should contact the World Languages and Cultures Program by calling 1-800-44-DRAKE (37253), x2511 to schedule a placement exam.