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Transfer Students

Incoming transfer students from any undergraduate major(s) may participate in the Honors Program.


Begin the Honors Track of the University Curriculum by enrolling in Honors Program or Honors cross-listed courses at Drake, please complete the Intent to Change to Honors Program Track form. The College Dean's office respresentative who is assisting with your course enrollment should sign in place of your academic advisor if the advisor is not yet assigned or available. This form allows the administrators in the Honors Program office to change your degree-audit so that the courses you are taking towards the Drake Curriculum come from the interdisciplinary course offerings of the Honors Program rather than the often disciplinary courses in the Areas of Inquiry track.

or meet with Honors Program representatives:

Stop by the Honors Office in Medbury 206/209 or email

Transfer evaluation:

Submit your previous Honors coursework for consideration for Drake Honors credit, send a transcript of previous coursework at other institutions to Jennifer McCrickerd, Honors Director, at It is unlikely that non-Drake coursework will apply towards the Honors Track except for the three Areas of Inquiry courses required: Lab Science, Quantitative Literacy, Artistic Experience.  There are, however, the rare circumstance that an Honors course taken elsewhere follows the broadly (explicit) interdisciplinary, writing and reading intensive nature of Drake University Honors Program. 

Many courses are cross-listed in other departments and programs, giving students a chance to experience the small, interdisciplinary, discussion-based atmosphere of Honors courses while still earning credit toward degree completion.

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