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New Graduate Student Checklist

Here are seven steps you must complete before starting your graduate classes:

  1. Record your Drury ID number. Your ID number is necessary to have when registering for classes, getting your ID card, corresponding with faculty and staff at Drury, and more.

  2. Set up your MyDrury account. Using the username and temporary password provided by the Help Desk, log in to Go to "Help" (in grey bar at top), then "Password Management" (box on left side). Set up your "challenge questions" and reset your password. Your MyDrury account will then be functional. Check your Drury email account frequently! You must use your Drury email when you communicate with your instructors and all campus entities. Additionally, your Drury email is where you will receive all emails regarding:

    Financial Aid disbursements and deadlines,
    Registration deadlines (including how and when to add and drop a course),
    Business Office notifications
    And much more!
  3. Register for Classes online. In your admission email, there is a Change of Schedule form. After approval from your advisor, in person or through email, list the courses you plan to take the first semester under the “add” section. You and your advisor will sign the form and then email it to Annette Enloe ( and Kelly Johnson ( or return your printed form to the Registrar’s Office in Bay Hall. In future semesters, enrolling for courses will be completed online using MyDrury when registration opens (which will be listed in the academic calendar).

  4. Get your Drury ID & Parking Permit at the Safety and Security Office. The Safety and Security office (located in the lower level of Findlay Student Center, room 101), will take your photo and issue you an ID card for free (replacement cards are $15). You must be registered for classes before you can receive a Drury ID. They can also issue you a free parking permit, but you must bring your vehicle registration documents to receive your permit.

  5. Purchase your textbooks. Search for your required textbooks by course via Drury Bookstore. You can also buy or rent, new or used textbooks from the Drury Bookstore.

  6. Familiarize yourself with the Graduate Academic Catalog. The Academic Catalog is a valuable resource for all students and includes important details on our policies including the seven-year coursework expiration policy, the two-year readmission policy (if you do not take classes for two years, you become inactive in our system and must re-apply), requirements for graduation and course load definitions.

  7. For Financial Aid questions: contact Kristie Vincent at 417-873-6908 or FAFSA must be completed each year for individuals seeking student loans.