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You Belong Here!

The Office of Admissions and Enrollment Service’s mission is to ensure access to education for all individuals with a special effort made to seek diversity of population and to support the historically underserved.

Drake State admits on a first come, first served basis. All students who meet the established admission criteria will be admitted without regard to the applicant’s race, color, disability, sex, religion, creed, national origin, or age.

*See Admission Requirements for a detailed list of steps to complete the enrollment process.*

Admission Schedule

Students are admitted at the beginning of each of the three academic semesters in all programs. All new students must submit all required documents for admission to the Office of Admissions and Enrollment Services, and should check the official academic calendar for important dates and deadlines.

Academic Semester Start Date
Academic Semester : Fall
Start Date: August
Academic Semester : Spring
Start Date: January
Academic Semester : Summer
Start Date: May

Academic Transcripts Policy

The transcript policy of the College includes the following:
  • In compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the College does not release student records except upon the student’s written and signed request or via an online electronic request through the student’s Banner self-service account.
  • Official transcripts are sent to institutions, companies, agencies, etc. after the student has completed an online electronic request through the student’s Banner self-service account. NOTE: Transcripts will not be faxed to an individual or a receiving institution.
  • Official transcripts will be accepted when delivered “by hand”. The transcript must be official and in a sealed envelope with the seal unbroken. The College reserves the right to deny hand delivered transcripts if the seal is broken.
  • Official transcripts not released specifically to institutions, companies, agencies, etc. will be stamped “ISSUED TO STUDENT.” Students should be aware that the receiving party has the right to decline the transcript stamped “ISSUED TO STUDENT.”
  • Transcript requests should be made at least one week before the transcripts are needed. Processing times will be longer at the start and end of each term.
  • Transcripts will not be issued for persons who have financial obligations to the College.
  • All students who attended prior to 2000 will need to contact the Office of Admissions and Registrar for transcript processing instructions.

  • The Office of Admissions and Enrollment Services does not issue or reproduce transcripts from other institutions. Requests for transcripts or work taken at other institutions must be directed to the institution concerned.

High School Students

Dual Enrollment and Accelerated High School are programs which allow eligible high school students to enroll in college classes concurrently with high school classes, either at the college campus or at the high school, and receive both high school and college credit. The courses available are determined by the contract with the high school system.

Thinking about withdrawing?

  • Review options and deadlines. If the withdrawal from school is within 2 weeks after the start of class, the student may be due a tuition refund (see Refund Policy under the Policies and Procedures section of the Catalog). Any veteran who withdraws from school may be required to repay in full to the Veteran Administration benefits received that semester up to the time of withdrawal.

    Students who withdraw after the registration period will have each of their courses recorded as “W”. W’s are not used in grade point calculations.

  • Consult with an academic advisor.

  • List the class/classes you wish to drop.

  • Submit form.

Meet the Admissions Team

Mattavia A. Ward
Director of Admissions and Enrollment
Robert Drake
Enrollment Advisor and Recruiter
Emily Harlow
Admissions/Records Clerk
Sidney Bates
Office Professional


Office of Admissions & Enrollment Services