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First-Year Students (U.S.)

At Drake, we focus on real, hands-on projects. We take learning beyond the act of listening and put ideas into action.

Transfer Students (U.S.)

Are you thinking about coming to Drake to continue your college education? We’ll partner with you—in and out of the classroom—to ensure your Drake degree paves the way to the future you want.

International Students

Are you thinking about coming to the United States to begin your college education? Drake has been welcoming international students to our campus since 1886 and we look forward to welcoming you, too.

Graduate Students

The right graduate degree is backed by a respected university that delivers quality in every aspect of your experience. Whether you study on campus or choose one of our new online graduate degrees, you'll gain a powerful edge.

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Important Admission Dates

Monday-Friday - Schedule an individual visit to tour Drake

Now - Entering first year and transfer students can apply for fall 2019

September 22 - Saturday Visit Day

October 1 - 2019 FAFSA opens

October 6 - Athletic Training Visit Day

October 8 - Campus Preview Day

October 18 - Campus Preview Half-Day

October 19 - Campus Preview Half-Day

October 26 - Music Audition Day

November 9 - Health Professions Visit Day

November 9 - Music Audition Day

November 12 - Campus Preivew Day