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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most common questions that students ask. Hopefully these will help you to navigate the College better.

Individual Visit

An individual visit has a much more flexible itinerary than group visits, with appointments offered Monday through Friday, year round. Most visits include a campus tour and a meeting with your admission counselor, but you can personalize your visit to fit your interests. By request, we can also set up appointments with professors in any academic department, coaches or staff members in other areas of interest. We'll treat you to lunch in one of our dining halls if you're on campus during lunchtime.

NOTE: Individual visits for high school juniors and sophomores will not be available on Monday, April 21. If you are a high school senior or transfer student, and are interested in scheduling an individual visit for this date, please call us at 515-271-2089.


What can I do with a degree in liberal arts, fine arts, social sciences, natural sciences?

What is the College of Arts and Sciences’ accomplishment rate (students finding a job or pursuing graduate school)?

How do I find out who my major or minor advisor is?

AOI vs Honors track?

How do I calculate my GPA?

How do I know if my courses transfer from a local Community College?

What is the difference between dropping and withdrawing from a course?

What are the implications of withdrawing from a course (receiving a W on transcript)?

How do I withdraw from Drake for this term?

What should I do if I want to review my graduation requirements?

When is the last day to add a class? Drop a class?

Is it possible to earn an undergraduate degree taking evening, weekend, or online courses?

How do I apply for admission?

What is the application deadline?

Can I complete a study abroad experience as an Arts & Sciences major?

What should I major in at Drake?

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