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Registration as a Visiting/Non-Degree Undergraduate Student

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 Fall 2024 the last day to submit your registration form is Wednesday, August 21st. The last day to add a course is Friday, August 30th. The last day to drop a class without a W is Friday, September 6th. 

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 2024-2025

Part-Time (less than 12 credit hours per semester)

(per credit hour)





Technology Fees





Holistic Wellness Fees



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.

  1. Determine the class(es) you wish to take. The schedule of classes is available under Schedule of Classes at
  2. Fill out the Non-Degree Seeking Registration Request Form. An identity and Drake ID number must be created for you.‌ If you already exist in the Drake system, we have to reactivate your registration.
  3. Submit the request form to the Office of the Registrar.
    • Submitting the form does not guarantee enrollment.
    • Do not submit this form unless you agree to abide by all Drake University policies and procedures, including deadlines and procedures for fee payment and adding and dropping courses.
  4. Await a response from a Registrar staff member. You will receive an email at the email address you provided on your request form.

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.

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