You are interested in taking Drake undergraduate classes as a visiting student
Students who regularly attend other institutions and register at Drake University for the purpose of earning credit to transfer to their home institution are required to complete the Non-Degree Seeking Registration form. Visiting students are encouraged to seek course-by-course approval from their home institution prior to registering for specific courses at Drake.
You are interested in taking Drake undergraduate classes as a non-degree student
Individuals who would like to register for a class at Drake but are not interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree, please fill out a Non-Degree Seeking Registration form. Formal admission to the university may not be necessary. You may be required to provide unofficial transcripts to verify your background.
You are interested in taking a course as Senior Citizen Audit
If you are over the age of 62 or older you are eligible to take non-degree courses for a lower rate of $60 per credit. These courses are audit only and you cannot take the courses for a grade. You are required to fill out a Non-Degree Seeking Registration form.
Important information for Vising/Non-Degree Registration
As a non-degree seeking student, you are limited to 9 credit hours per term. For Spring 2024 the last day to submit your registration form is Wednesday, January 24th. The last day to add a course is Friday, February 2nd. The last day to drop a class without a W is Friday, February 9th.
Eligible individuals may use the schedule of classes to determine which class is most appropriate and then submit a Non-Degree Seeking Registration form to the Office of the Registrar. It may be necessary to provide documentation that any pre-requisites have been met. If you take courses for more than one semester, you are required to fill out a form each time. Please do not submit a request form until the semester you desire is available to view in the schedule of classes.
The cost for non-degree students for 2023-2024
Part-Time (less than 12 credit hours per semester)
(per credit hour)
Procedure for Non-Degree Registration
This procedure is intended only for individuals who have not been admitted to a degree program at Drake University. Current Drake students should register for classes via myDrake.
Registration priority will be given to current Drake students. The date on which non-degree-seeking students become eligible to register is published on the Registration Times document.
This procedure does not guarantee enrollment.
Depending on your background and the specifics of the class, you may be asked to provide more detailed information and/or speak to representatives of the department or college to which the course belongs before being allowed to register.
Upon approval of your request, you will receive an email that includes your Drake ID number and instructions on how to log in and register yourself for the class you requested.