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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.
  • Purchase books for fall semester. Learn what course materials are necessary by visiting the Book Store resources.
  • Submit your Medical History form
  • Submit COVID-19 vaccination information 
    • The University strongly encourages all members of the Drake community to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible. If you have questions about the vaccine, please visit the CDC’s COVID-19 vaccination FAQ or email 
    • Once fully vaccinated, upload a photo of your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card through the University’s secure online form.  If you have already submitted information to the contact tracing team, you do not need to re-submit. 
  • Submit a photo for your Drake Student ID - email a .jpg photo to to assist with easy pickup when you get to campus! Please visit the Student Services page for more information. 
  • Learn about the rest of 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.

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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