For all the links a student might require, visit www.drake.edu/students/.
Non-admitted students may be able to complete up to seven credit hours before completing the admission process. After seven hours, students must be admitted, or further registration will not be possible. Waivers must be submitted to the Associate Dean by a program advisor for approval.
New Student Questions
- myDrake FAQ - Students can perform many administrative functions online through Drake's student web portal, myDrake. The Drake portal provides single sign-on for other web-based applications like Blackboard, EMail, and MyDUSIS.
- Password Manager - before you can login to myDrake for the first time, a permanent password must be set. Forgotten or expired passwords can be reset via this procedure.
- For additional assistance resetting your password, reference these online directions.
- Advisor Information
- From the myDrake portal, access the MyDUSIS button
- MyDUSIS provides access to your Student Records
- The Student Records link will connect you to grades, unofficial transcrips, course descriptions and access to your student information including your advisor name
- Blackboard - students may be directed to access a course using this web-based tool. The USERNAME in Blackboard is your Drake ID and the PASSWORD is your myDrake password. Blackboard may also be accessed via the myDrake portal or www.drake.edu/students.
- Drake ID - after admission, a Drake picture ID provides access to multiple benefits and resources on campus. Visit this web page for information about identification card benefits. Information about obtaining your identification card can be obtained via the Student Servies section below.
- Health and Counseling Services
- Full-time graduate students, enrolled in 9 hours per semester, are eligible for health services through the health center at 3116 Carpenter Avenue for health services
- For more information about the Health Center - www.drake.edu/health
- For more information about the Counseling Center - www.drake.edu/counselingcenter
- Email Access - All official communication from the Drake SOE will be sent to your Drake email accessible via myDrake.
- Software - as a degree-seeking student, you may download a complimentary copy of Microsoft Office Suite software. This can be accessed via the Software Dowloads link under the Learning Resources section on myDrake.
- Maps and Directions
- Parking - registered vehicles may be parked in all Drake parking areas. Parking passes may be purchased online via the Parking Tag Registration link under the Campus Resources section on myDrake.
- Students are required to validate their enrollment by attending the first class meeting for each course on their schedule. Failure to attend the first class or to make prior arrangements with the professor will result in the student being dropped from that course.
- Technology Services - for the most up-to-date information regarding technology services, visit www.drake.edu/its
- University Directory
Campus Public Safety
Go to www.drake.edu/publicsafety/ to obtain additional information about the following items:
- Emergency Procedures and Public Safety Policy
- Parking Information and Permits
- Drake Guardian Mobile App to promote campus safety
For information regarding billing and payment, go to www.drake.edu/accounts:
Personalized student account information can be accessed under the Student Account section in the myDrake portal.
- For additional assistance or questions contact 1-800-44-DRAKE, x2151 or 515-271-2151
Student Financial Planning
Visit www.drake.edu/finaid/ for all information regarding financial aid or contact 1-800-44-DRAKE, x2905 or 515-271-2905
Financial Aid for Non-Degree Seeking Students:
- To qualify for a Federal Direct Stafford Loan, a student must file a FAFSA, be admitted to a degree program, be enrolled at least half-time (six credit hours per term in a degree program for undergraduates; five credit hours per term in a degree program for graduate students), receive an award letter listing the loan and submit a Loan Request Form to the Office of Student Financial Planning.
- To be eligible for financial aid in the fall, spring or summer term, students must be enrolled at least half-time and be admitted to a program for at least one month prior to the end of that term.
- Types of Financial Aid
The Office of the Registrar is responsible for the accuracy and integrity of all student records. Visit www.drake.edu/registrar to obtain the following information
- Schedule of Classes
- Registration, Adding and Dropping Courses, Wait Lists
- Commencement and Graduation information
- If you are planning to graduate, you must apply. if you are not attending the ceremony, the paperwork is still mandatory.
- Complete the graduation application by accessing the Graduation Application link under the Student Records section in the myDrake portal.
- Course Descriptions
- Final Evaluation Schedule
- Academic Calendar
- The Drake Student Service Center is designed to provide support for common campus needs.
- Visit www.drake.edu/studentservices for assistance with identification cards, meal plans, parking permits, tickets and fines