Thinking about making the move to Drake? Whether you’re a full-time transfer student from another school, a part-time student with a full-time job, or an adult student returning to school, we’ll partner with you—in and out of the classroom—to ensure your Drake degree paves the way to the future you want.
Mailed applications and all other mailed supplementary materials should be labeled with your full name and date of birth and directed to:
Office of Admission
2507 University Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa 50311-4505
As you go through the Drake admission process, be sure to keep track of due dates to ensure all required documents are sent by the appropriate deadlines.
Doctor of Pharmacy (Only available for fall semester) Dec. 1 is the deadline to apply and postmark all supporting documents for the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program; all materials must reach Drake by Dec. 10. If you’re applying for the Pharm.D. program, follow the special admission directions on that site. Admission to the pre-pharmacy program is not available to transfer students.
Undergraduate Programs Fall Semester: March 1 priority deadline or July 1 final deadline Spring semester: Dec. 1 deadline Summer semester: April 15 deadline
PLEASE NOTE: The fall 2013 admission application deadline for transfer students (full-time and part-time applicants) is July 1 for all undergraduate programs except Pharm.D. Transfer students are encouraged to submit their completed application and to make arrangements for all transcripts and other required documents to be sent to the Office of Admission prior to June 1.
You can apply to Drake's undergraduate programs (except for pharmacy) three ways, all of which we give equal consideration for admission:
If you're a transfer applicant for the Pharm.D. program, you must apply through the Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS).
Provide an official transcript from any and all colleges you have attended for all terms, including summer. If you have earned less than 24 college credit hours at the point of applying to Drake, you will need to send your official high school transcript or a high school equivalency certificate to the Office of Admission as well. If you are using the Common Application, Drake will accept transcripts sent through the Common Application process.
All transcripts must bear the official seal and signature of the official in charge or records and be sent directly to the Drake University Office of Admission by each institution. Transcripts that are faxed, scanned, photocopied, lacking an original seal, or are in the student’s possession are not considered official documents.
If you have earned less than 24 college credit hours at the point of applying for admission, you will need to have an official copy of your ACT or SAT test scores sent to the Office of Admission from the appropriate testing agency.
We require an essay or personal statement from all applicants. You can use one of the essay prompts provided in the Drake application, or write on a topic of your choice. Please do not submit a paper you wrote for a school assignment. The admission committee would rather read something more personal.
June, July, August: The Office of Admission is open for individual campus visits and tours Monday-Friday.
June -The application for Fall 2013 transfer admission will be accepted through the end of the month. Applications submitted after July 1 will be considered on a space-available basis.
July 4-5- Drake closed for Independence Day
August 1 - application opens for Fall 2014 admission
August 5-9- Iowa Private College Week
August 21 - First Year Student move-in day
August 26 - First day of fall semester