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Please see below for Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 regarding academics.

If students do not feel comfortable taking Fall 2021 semester classes in-person, will they be able to take all their classes virtually?

Drake University plans to return to full in-person learning for the Fall 2021 semester and remote delivery of coursework will not be offered. However, virtual learning may be considered a reasonable accommodation/modification on a case-by-case basis for a documented disability and based on the circumstances. To learn more about the process of applying for accommodations visit Student Disability Services. 

The Student Disability Services staff will review your documentation, course of study, and work with you on next steps. Due to accreditation requirements, some professional programs are not able to accommodate remote learning. 

International Students: First-year F-1 students or international transfer students on an “Initial” I-20 should be aware F-1 guidance states that students in this status cannot engage in a 100% online course load. These students must take at least one course in-person if they will be on campus for the Fall 2021 semester. Please review the Immigrations Status FAQ.

 

 

 

How many classes are being offered virtually for the Fall 2021 semester?

The majority of undergraduate courses will be offered face-to-face for the Fall 2021 semester. The delivery mode of graduate courses is dependent on the program. Undergraduate courses that are being offered via virtual delivery are either traditionally taught online or have received special approval for the semester. Courses being offered via virtual delivery will display a room location of WWW-World Wide Web. Most courses will still have a meeting date and time to facilitate synchronous learning opportunities. Courses that are being offered face-to-face will display a physical room location. To view your fall schedule, select “My Course Schedule” in myDrake under the Classes & Registration selection. 

How can I find out whether my classes are in meeting in person or virtually for the Fall 2021 semester?

Courses being offered via virtual delivery will display a room location of WWW-World Wide Web. Most courses will still have a meeting date and time to facilitate synchronous learning opportunities. Courses that are being offered face-to-face will display a physical room location. To view your fall schedule, select “My Course Schedule” in myDrake under the Classes & Registration selection. 

What options does a student have if they get sick during the semester and are unable to complete their academic coursework?

The University recognizes that students may experience health issues that significantly impact their ability to function successfully or safely. In those situations, students may request a Medical Leave of Absence (MLOA), which, if granted, permits them to take a break from University life and their studies. Drake University has designed a policy to help students get the individualized attention, consideration, and support needed to address health issues that arise or escalate during their time at the University and significantly interfere with their academics or University life.

When will study abroad opportunities be available to Drake students?

Students can currently apply to study abroad. All study abroad approvals are subject to a final risk review due to COVID-19. To apply, please visit:http://drake-sa.terradotta.com. 

If you have questions related to studying abroad, please reach out to studyabroad@drake.edu.