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Action Items:

  • Send final transcripts to the Office of Admission once grades are recorded
    • Transcripts must be sent directly from your previous school. They can be emailed to or mailed to:

      Drake University
      Attn: Office of Admission
      2507 University Ave
      Des Moines, IA 50311

  • Send AP, IB, or CLEP credits to Drake's Office of the Registrar
  • Review transfer credit information 
  • Start checking your Drake email
  • Change your password from the default password
    • If you haven’t changed your Drake password from the initial default password (your birthdate in MonDD#YYYY format, Example: Jan01#1997), please change your password by going to the Password Manager at You will also be able to set up recovery options in case you forget your password later.
    • Your initial password will only work to log into the Password manager site. All other Drake systems require an updated and more secure password for access.
  • Update Emergency Contact information by logging into then selecting Self Service. Navigate to the Personal Information card and update relevant contacts under My Information.
  • Submit your Medical History form
  • Learn about the student tech information you’ll need by going to There you’ll find information including how to connect to the campus wireless network, computer recommendations and discounts, campus printing details, and how to get your game system connected (including requesting a wired connection in your residence hall, if needed).
  • Beginning July 1, complete the Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates and Alcohol EDU trainings. Find them on MyDrake under Learning Resources, then select Mandatory Student Training.
  • Upload your (future) Drake ID photo: You can upload the picture you want to use in your Drake ID. You can set up your ID at orientation, but in order to do so, you must upload your preferred ID picture at least 48 hours ahead of orientation. Once your photo has been approved, you’ll be able to add a Mobile Drake ID to your phone and/or smartwatch to use as your campus identification as a Drake student.
  • We are launching Course Ready in the fall of 2024 as the ultimate student resource for success and convenience. Course Ready takes care of the logistics by providing textbooks and required course materials for undergraduate students. 

Optional Tasks:

  • Purchase parking pass
  • Deposit funds in your Bulldog Bucks account
  • For students who need accommodations: Complete the intake form to start the process for requesting accommodations through Student Disability Services.
  • For students who are interested in working on campus: Login to Handshake, Drake’s electronic job board and look for on-campus job opportunities.
  • For students who are interested in joining the Fraternity and Sorority life: Learn more about recruitment and how to get involved in fraternity and sorority life by visiting
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