Drake University

Drake University is recognized as one of the finest institutions of higher learning in the Midwest. A midsized, private university in Des Moines, Iowa, we offer the benefits and resources of a larger institution along with the advantages of intimate class sizes and close personal relationships. This page contains links to information you will find helpful as you consider and plan for transferring to Drake University.”


General Education Articulation Agreement

Admitted students who have met the criteria outlined below will enter Drake University having fulfilled the Drake Curriculum general education requirements (Areas of Inquiry), with the exception of the Senior Capstone requirement in the student's major(s) area of study. Students within one year of high school graduation are required to complete a First Year Seminar.


  • Minimum 60 semester credits acceptable for transfer.
  • Minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average in transfer coursework.
  • One of the following degrees from a regionally accredited institution:
    • Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree from a community college in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, or Missouri.
    • Associate of Science (A.S.) degree from a community college in Iowa.
    • Bachelor's degree from any regionally accredited institution.

Students are required to submit a final transcript with proof of their degree prior to the beginning of their second term (excluding summer or J-term) of enrollment. Students who fail to provide the appropriate documentation will be required to complete the general education requirements.

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Have questions?

If you have not yet registered for classes at one of our colleges, an admissions representative will be happy to answer your questions regarding transfer.

If you are a current student, contact your advisor or Academic Advising at your college:

  • Clinton: 563-244-7001
  • Muscatine: 563-288-6001
  • Scott: 563-441-4181

To speak to an Drake Admissions representative, contact:

Grace Wenzel (she/her)
Assistant Director of Transfer Admission
Office: 515-271-2091
Text or Call: 515-207-2876
Schedule a Zoom Meeting with Grace

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