Everyone has questions. We just pulled together a few of the frequently asked ones here for you to search. Let us know if you need any additional assistance. We'd be glad to help.

Do students need a sponsor?

Students may attend without a sponsor. A teacher or other sponsor is welcome to attend and may be interested in our teacher workshop.

Do we have to pay our family's share of the cost all at once?

There are ways to make your investment in a Doane College education affordable. Find out more about payment options in the business office.

Evaluate a web site

As with printed resources, you may retrieve some electronic information that is not suitable for your research topic. Ask yourself these questions to determine if a particular website or page is right for you:

  • Currency -- Is this information current? Can I find a date on the page to tell me when it was created or last revised? How stable or permanent is this information?

  • Relevance -- Is the format or medium useful or appropriate for your topic? Is it a primary, secondary or tertiary source? Is it comprehensive? Who is the intended audience?

  • Authority -- Who is the author? Whare are his or her credentials? Is the source authoritative?

  • Accuracy -- Is the information accurate? How is it printed? Is it a fact or does it show bias?

  • Purpose -- What is the purpose? Is a particular point of view expressed?

Find a journal article

Journal articles are typically located using a periodical index or online database. Generally, you will find that most libraries have online databases for locating articles, though some print periodical indexes may be found in every library. At Perkins Library, our online periodical databases are listed on this website under Articles in Databases. Databases are arranged by discipline, or you can see an alphabetical listing by clicking on Databases A-Z in the navigation bar on the left side of the page. If you have questions about using a particular database refer to the Help or Tutorial sections of the database.

Find a primary source

Primary sources are documents that provide first-hand evidence of an event or idea, such as diaries, letters, popular press accounts of events and official documents. Most people think of primary sources as being written at the time an event occurred, while secondary sources interpret the event or idea at a later date. Some sources for primary documents in Perkins Library are the government documents section, newspapers (print and online), and the databases Primary Sources in African-American History and Primary Sources in American Women's History.

Find course reserves

  • Hover the mouse over the Subject tab in the upper left corner of the page, and select Course Reserves from the drop-down menu.

  • Select the Courses button and enter the course number, course name, or professor's name. 

  • Click on your course from the results list, then click on the title you wish to see. Find the call number under the section Find a copy in the library and give this call number to the person at the circulation desk. He or she will retrieve the item and check it out to you. That's it!


How and when is financial aid awarded?

Your financial aid award will be sent after we receive the results from your FAFSA and you have been accepted for admission at Doane College. It takes three to four weeks from the time you file the FAFSA until you receive the results. If you code Doane to receive your FAFSA results, the college will receive your computed application electronically. If you did not list Doane, please send a copy of your processed report. Our Title IV code is 002544. Your situation will be given careful attention and your financial aid award will be determined.

The financial aid offer is generally in the form of a "package," a combination of grants, scholarships, loans, and employment. The combination will vary according to a student's eligibility, academic and special abilities, involvement in cocurricular activities, and promptness in applying for aid.

There are limitations to funds available in all categories. Students should file early and respond promptly to requests for additional information, and will receive a package according to the availability of funds. Preference will be given to students who file the FAFSA earliest. Because funds are limited, you are required to indicate acceptance of your award within two weeks after notification and pay the $200 deposit, if not already paid. If you do not accept the offer, the funds will be reassigned to other applicants.

Assuming your circumstances remain fairly constant, Doane will make every effort to provide a similar amount of financial assistance during your subsequent years at Doane.

How are students selected for the Education Specialist cadre?

Each applicant submits an application and the required materials for admission. Application files should be complete by the end of January of the year the candidate wishes to begin the program. All materials are reviewed and rated as a way to determine the leadership potential of each candidate. Admission interviews are held in the winter preceding the summer start of coursework. Letters are sent to each candidate as to the status of their application by mid to late March.


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