Congratulations on your admission to the Drake University Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program! Please use the information on this page to learn about the next step in enrolling at Drake and preparing for your P1 year.
To confirm your intent to enroll at Drake for the fall 2019 semester, please complete the following:
Please note that completing the Enrollment Reply Form alone will not secure your seat in the Drake University PharmD program. You must also submit your tuition deposit through our secure tuition deposit website. Your electronic letter of admission contains the dollar amount of your tuition deposit. To pay your tuition deposit, please complete your Enrollment Reply Form. Once you have submitted this form, you will automatically be directed to our secure tuition deposit website.
All P1 students are required to attend the following events:
More detailed information about P1 Orientation and the White Coat Ceremony will be sent via email over the summer.
Registration for new P1 students typically takes place in April. You will receive more detailed information about course registration via email prior to April.
If you enroll at Drake University, you must have final, official transcripts from every institution you have attended for college credit sent directly to Drake University. This includes official Advanced Placement score reports. Transcripts and score reports must come directly from the institution awarding the credit. Please have official documents sent to:
|March 1, 2019||Priority deadline to apply for need-based financial aid via FAFSA|
|July 1, 2019||Last date for Iowa residents to file FAFSA to qualify for the Iowa Tuition Grant|
|August 22-23, 2019||P1 Orientation and White Coat Ceremony, residence halls open, Welcome Weekend activities begin|
|August 26, 2019||First day of fall classes|
You are required to complete a criminal background check prior to beginning your P year. The criminal background check is initiated through PharmCAS, using a third-party service called Certiphi Screening. Upon your admission, you should receive email communication from Certiphi Screening with instructions on how to complete your criminal background check.
You will be informed regarding drug screening when classes begin. Students will receive instructions via email after classes begin.
If you enroll at Drake University, you are required to submit a completed health history and immunization form. This requirement is different from the CPHS requirements to participate in experiential education, listed below. For the University’s requirement, you can download the Medical Record Form at www.drake.edu/health. Please mail your completed Medical Record Form to
Please do not mail this form to the CPHS Experiential Office. If you have questions regarding the University’s health history and immunization form, please contact the American Republic Student Health Center at 1-800-44-DRAKE x3731 or (515) 271-3731.
To participate in experiential education, you must obtain a completed Certification of Physical Examination and Medical Evaluation form from their healthcare provider. This form includes
The completed form must be uploaded in E*Value not later than September 1 of your first fall semester. You will receive instructions for uploading your form in E*Value via email at a later date.
You will be informed regarding CPR requirements once classes begin. Specific training is required so students are advised to wait until receiving instructions.
You are entering the professional program as a P1 in the 2019-2020 academic year. During your P1-P3 years, you will participate in Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE), including two weeks of IPPE in the summers following your P1 and P2 years. Some of your IPPEs may take place outside of the Des Moines metro area, which may result in additional travel and/or living expenses during that time.
You are scheduled to complete your Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE or Rotations) during the 2022-2023 academic year. You may have one or more APPEs outside of the Des Moines metro area, which may result in additional travel and/or living expenses during that time.
Please review the "Living In Des Moines" information sheet to learn about housing opportunities in Des Moines and the surrounding communities. Popular options for housing include:
Services are available to assist students with disabilities in need of campus and classroom accommodations. For more information visit www.drake.edu/disabilityservices or call 1-800-44-DRAKE x1835 or (515) 271-1835.
Need- and merit-based financial assistance is available for Drake students and families. The priority deadline to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is March 1, 2019. The FAFSA opens on October 1, 2018. For more information visit www.drake.edu/finaid or call 1-800-44-DRAKE x2905 or (515) 271-2905.