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Transfer Credit

You've worked hard to earn your credits. Now get credit for that work.

We know that as a transfer student, you're concerned about how your coursework will apply once you get to Drake. That's why we offer simple online tools you can use today to estimate how the credits you've earned fit into the requirements of your Drake degree. Then, once you're admitted, representatives from your chosen program will work closely with you to make sure you get all the credit you deserve.

Articulation Agreements

Drake honors all Iowa community colleges Associate of Arts (A.A.) and Associate of Science (A.S.) articulation agreements.  Admitted students with an A.A. or A.S. degree from an Iowa community college who have at least 60 semester credits acceptable for transfer and a minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average will enter Drake University having fulfilled the Drake Curriculum general education requirements with the exception of the Senior Capstone requirement in the student’s major(s) area of study. Students within one year of high school graduation are required to complete a First Year Seminar.  More information can be found on the registrar's page. The complete agreement and other details are available here: AA-AS Articulation Agreement.

Find your Transfer Pathway by selecting the college you are transferring from below.

DMACC Pathways Credit Guides

College of Arts and Sciences

Arts and Sciences

AA to Anthropology/Sociology Pathway to Drake

AA to Biochemistry, Cell, and Molecular Biology (BCMB) Pathway

AA to Biology Pathway

AA to Chemistry Pathway

AA to Computer Science (CS) Pathway

AA to English Pathway

AA to English Writing Pathway

AA to History Pathway

AA to Kinesiology Pathway

AA to Law, Politics, and Society (LPS) Pathway

AA to Neuroscience Pathway

AA to Politics Pathway

AA to Psychology Pathway

AA to Rhetoric, Media, and Social Change (RMSC) Pathway

AA to Sociology Pathway

College of Business and Public Administration

College of Business and Public Administration

AA to Accounting Pathway

AA to Actuarial Science Pathway

AA to Business Studies Pathway

AA to Data Analytics Pathway

AA to Economics Pathway

AA to Entrepreneurial Management Pathway

AA to Finance Pathway

AA to Information Systems Pathway

AA to International Business Pathway

AA to Management Pathway

AA to Marketing Pathway

AA to Quantitative Economics Pathway

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

AA to Health Sciences (Clinical and Applied Sciences) Pathway

AA to Health Sciences (Health Services Management) Pathway

AA to Health Sciences (Pre-OT) Pathway

AA to PharmD Pathway

AA to Pre-Pharmacy Pathway

School of Journalism and Mass Communication

School of Journalism and Mass Communication

AA to Advertising Pathway

AA to Digital Media Production Pathway

AA to Magazine Media Pathway

AA to News Pathway

AA to Public Relations Pathway

AA to Strategic Political Communications Pathway

School of Education

School of Education

AA to Elementary Education Pathway

AA to Secondary Education Pathway


ICCC Pathways Credit Guides


IHCC Pathways Credit Guides


Kirkwood Pathways Credit Guides


NIACC Pathways Credit Guides


SWCC Pathways Credit Guides


Credit Evaluation From All Other Institutions

TES (Transfer Evaluation System)

TES  is a simple interactive tool which 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. 


Transferology is a quick and intuitive way to see how all of your credits will transfer to Drake.

In addition, Drake's provides a number of different tools you can use to estimate how the credit you've already earned may apply to a Drake degree. Whether you have taken AP, IB, or CLEP tests, attended an Iowa community college, or completed courses at another institution, these guides will help you see how the work you've already done can help you reach your goals.


Transfer Credit Evaluation

Once you are admitted, you'll work with academic representatives in your college or school to complete an official transfer credit evaluation, matching the courses you have completed to the specific requirements of your program or degree.

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 at Drake.

We're Here to Help

If you have any questions about the transfer credit process, your transfer admission counselor is there for you. to learn more about how we can help you turn your hard work into a Drake University degree.