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AP, IB, CLEP, and Transfer Credit

At Drake, we know that college credit comes in all shapes and sizes.

Whether you’re getting a head start with AP, IB, or CLEP credit, attending an Iowa community college, or taking college courses at another institution, we’re eager to help you leverage the credit you’ve already earned as you start working toward your Drake degree.

When you enroll at Drake, 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 to earn a Drake degree.

To learn more about transferring your credit, visit the Office of the Registrar's Transfer Credit Information page. You'll find a number of tools to help you apply the credit you've earned toward the goal of a Drake University degree.

Important Admission Dates

Now - Apply for Admission for Spring or Fall 2021

November 3 - Virtual Sneak Peek at Drake

November 7 - Virtual Sneak Peek at Drake

November 10 - Virtual Sneak Peek at Drake

November 13- Virtual Music Audition Day

November 18 - Admission 101 livestream: Paying for College & Financial Aid

December 1Early Action Priority Deadline for Fall 2021 Admission

December 1Pharmacy Hero Scholarship deadline

December 1National Alumni Scholarship deadline