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

Enrollment and Housing Deposit Extension

In these unprecedented times, it is more important than ever to keep our focus on a brighter future that includes your time at Drake University and the incredible experiences that await you this fall!

We have every intention to move our new Bulldogs into their residence halls on August 19, 2020, with on-campus classes starting the following Monday. We will let you know as soon as possible if our plans must change because of the coronavirus. To provide you with both peace of mind and flexibility, Drake has extended our enrollment deposit and housing deposit deadline to June 1, 2020 and will fully refund any tuition deposit and housing deposit paid for the 2020–2021 academic year until July 15, 2020.

The assurance of a tuition deposit refund and housing deposit refund allows you to move forward with your Drake enrollment without hesitation.

Virtual Summer Orientation

To ensure the safety of students and staff, Drake will host a virtual orientation. There is no additional fee to sign up, and if a family already signed up before it went virtual, they will receive a refund for their registration fees. There will be five separate orientation sessions throughout June where students can register for classes, virtually connect with other students, and learn more about Drake.

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Applying for Fall 2020

We understand students may be reevaluating their plans for enrollment this fall. Drake University is still welcoming applications and offering scholarships and financial assistance.

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To complete your application for the Fall of 2020, Drake is accepting both unofficial transcripts and self-reported test scores. Simply email your documents to and we will add your transcript and/or test scores to your application. Pending enrollment at Drake, we will require students to submit their official transcript and test score(s) before school starts in the fall.

For those students looking to apply through our test flexible path, our admission counselors are still conducting test flexible interviews. Please reach out to your admission counselor to complete this step.

High School Pass/Fail Credit

With many high schools using a pass/fail grading system for the spring of 2020, Drake will accept pass/fail grades, as defined by the high school on the transcript. This will not impact your enrollment at Drake.

Transfer Credit

Drake University will accept Pass (P), Credit (CR), and Satisfactory (S) graded coursework, regardless if the mark equates to the equivalent of a “C-“ grade, for all Spring 2020 undergraduate coursework. Graduate coursework will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

AP/IB Credit

Drake University will accept AP scores from exams administered in Spring 2020 as well as Spring 2020 IB scores and award transfer credit as outlined in our AP, IB, CLEP Credit guide.

Campus Visitors

Drake has put together an array of exciting virtual visit options for sophomores, juniors, and seniors that we would love families to explore. These include virtual tours; opportunities for one-on-one presentations and visits with an admission counselor; connecting one-on-one with faculty and students in your areas of interest; and larger group sessions where you can not only learn about Drake, but also get the inside scoop on the student perspective through live student panels. Go to for more information.

Out of an abundance of caution and with the health and safety of our campus and visitors in mind, we are discouraging visits to campus. We are taking this extraordinary step in an effort to protect the health and safety of our community and visitors, as well as to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. We understand this decision presents challenges to students and families, and we appreciate your flexibility and understanding.

We hope to resume a wide range of visit opportunities in the summer months and, until then, we invite students to experience our campus via our virtual tour.

Questions? Contact us with any COVID-19 questions.