Drake offers a multitude of resources that help explain how credits will transfer.
|Tool||Description||Works Best For...|
|This simple interactive tool allows you to look up a course you have taken at a different institution and see its equivalent course at Drake. It also shows which, if any, areas of inquiry the transfer course satisfies.||Quickly answering, "What is the Drake equivalent course to Course A taken at Institution X?"|
|Transferology is like a more sophisticated version of TES and allows you to enter all courses you have taken at other institutions (including Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and CLEP credit) and see how each of them would transfer into Drake.||Those who are thinking about transferring into Drake|
|These course articulation agreements between Drake and Iowa's community colleges include one-to-one course equivalencies as well as information about Drake degree requirements.||Students attending an Iowa community college and considering transferring to Drake|
Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and CLEP
This document displays the most current information regarding minimum scores and Drake equivalencies for AP, IB, and CLEP credit.
|Finding minimum scores and corresponding Drake credit|
In general, students may receive credit for academic courses taken at postsecondary institutions that were regionally accredited at the time the courses were taken. Courses accepted for transfer credit must parallel courses offered at Drake University or otherwise be appropriate for college-level credit. Other details include:
It is to your advantage to check with your college/school dean's office before enrolling in a class at another institution. This ensures that you and your dean's office agree on how the course will transfer back to Drake and apply toward your program.
Use the tools above to view course descriptions from other institutions and see their equivalent courses at Drake.
Transfer college work earns credit only and is not included in computing the Drake University cumulative GPA. Students cannot remove unsatisfactory grades received at Drake by repeating those courses at other institutions and transferring the credit to Drake.
Once transfer credit has been applied, students can view their equated course information their unofficial transcript.
You must contact the other institution and request that they send Drake your official transcript. Drake will not accept a transcript unless we receive it directly from the other institution. If you’d like to send your transcript electronically, please have the institution email it directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to send it by mail, please use the following address and the appropriate Attention line per the table below.
Attn: (see table below)
2507 University Ave
Des Moines, IA 50311
|Transcript purpose||Send Attention to||Building|
|Current Drake Students||Registrar||Old Main|
|Study abroad while a Drake student||Drake International||The Point|
|Reenroll Students||Registrar||Old Main|
|Undergraduate Admission prior to your first class at Drake||Undergraduate Admission||Cole Hall|
|Graduate Admission- Education||Graduate Admission- Education||School of Education Building|
|Graduate Admission- College of Business & Public Administration||Graduate Admission- CBPA||Aliber Hall|
|Law School Admission||Drake Law School Office of Admission||Cartwright Hall|
|Cross Enrollment Students||DMACC and Grand View should provide an official transcript to Drake at the end of each semester, but they may run on a different timeline than Drake. If your transfer credit has not been posted to your unofficial transcript one month after the end of the DMACC or Grand View semester ends, contact the Office of the Registrar first.|
We cannot post transcript course work for non-degree seeking students. Credits from international institutions may be reviewed by organizations such as the ECE or WES to assist you in validating and evaluating the courses. They offer different levels of evaluation, so be sure to carefully read their list of services.
A transcript is a snapshot of record at a single point in time, so only the originating institution knows the current details of your record there. Most organizations would not accept transcripts from a third party, so Drake does not release transcripts from other institutions. Please contact the originating institution for release of their records. If you attended an Iowa college or school of nursing that is no longer in existence, the University of Iowa maintains their records.