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FAQ

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.

How can I get an unofficial transcript?

Unofficial transcripts are available for current students on WebAdvisor.

How can I get involved in my Residence Hall?

Doane College offers multiple opportunities for you to give back to the community, but if serving in the Residence Halls in particular is what interests you, Hall Council promises to be the best avenue.  Most Hall Councils meet once a month and consist of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and several Members at Large.  They oversee programming in the halls in conjunction with ResLife staff and contribute to building improvements.  Check with your RA or RD for more information. A second option for involvement is becoming a Resident Assistant.  Be on the lookout for the application process starting early Spring Semester!

How can I give?

Employees have various options to give their gift:  a one-time cash or check, one-time or reoccurring credit card gift or monthly payroll deduction.  Click here to select your giving option.

How can I help you help my students?

Tell your students about us and encourage them to visit early and often.  Better yet, invite us to visit your class, or arrange for your class to visit the Writing Center.  We are always happy to introduce and explain what we do and why.  You might also refer your students to the Writing Center's web page (www.doane.edu/wc).  It explains in detail how we can help them improve as writers.  In addition, it provides links to several online writing and style guides.

How do I access Blackboard?

The link to Blackboard is https://bb2.doane.edu

Login using your Doane username and password.

How do I apply for aid?

To apply for federal student aid, you must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).


  • By completing and submitting a FAFSA, you will automatically be considered for federal student aid. In addition, your state and college may use your FAFSA information to determine your eligibility for nonfederal aid.

  • Completing the FAFSA is an easy process, and it’s completely free. We recommend that you submit your FAFSA online using FAFSA on the Web, as your application will process within 3-5 days; alternatively, you can submit a paper FAFSA, which processes within 7-10 days.

  • For help with filling out the FAFSA, you can go to http://studentaid.ed.gov/resources#free-application-for.

How do I apply for housing?

Information on how to apply for housing on Doane campus can be found on the Residence Life page. For new students, instructions on how to apply for housing can be found on the New Tigers website. Returning students can find information on applying for housing and housing selection on the Current Tigers site.

How do I become a Noyce Scholar?

The Noyce program is seeking to recruit talented individuals passionate about teaching STEM in high-need rural and urban schools. Two cohorts will be recruited, prepared, and supported


  • Undergraduate STEM content majors.

  • STEM professionals who hold a baccalaureate, master’s, or doctoral degree in a STEM discipline and have recently graduated or who are working in or have had a career in such a field or a related area, including retirees from STEM professions.

To learn about eligibility and apply as an undergraduate student or a graduate student, visit our application requirements page.

How do I get involved on campus if I don't live there?

We offer 60+ registered clubs and organizations for students regardless of your residential status. As a student, you also have access to the Haddix Athletic & Fitness Center.


Haddix Center hours of operation, during the school year:
Monday through Thursday: 6:00 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday: 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

How do I get involved on campus?

Getting involved at Doane is easy with the many organizations on campus. This includes Greek life; volunteer opportunities; and academic, social, religious and other types of clubs and organizations to allow students to build connections and be involved. For information about the organizations on campus, and whom to contact to get involved visit the Office of Campus Life.

How do I get my grades?

Grades are posted on WebAdviser.  Grade reports are not mailed.

How do I get my VA benefits started?

First you need to complete an application.  An electronic form with complete directions is online at VONAPP.  If you are claiming education benefits as a dependent of a veteran, or if you have previously used VA education benefits, you can also use VONAPP. 


Veterans should provide member copy # 4 of the DD Form 214. Reservists/National Guard soldiers should obtain a Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE) from your unit administrative official.  These forms also should be turned into your campus VA representative.


You can apply by completing VA Form 28-1900,Disabled Veterans Application for Vocational Rehabilitation.  A veteran who is eligible for an evaluation under Chapter 31 must complete the VA Form 28-8832,Application for Vocational Educational Counseling and meet with a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC). If the VRC determines that an employment handicap exists as a result of a service-connected disability, the veteran is found entitled to services. The VRC and the veteran will then continue counseling to select a track of services and jointly develop a plan to address the rehabilitation, employment, and educational needs of the veteran.

How do I know what I have to pay?

Students applying for federal student aid must complete a Doane College Financial Aid application and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students should include Doane as one of the colleges they plan to attend. Our title IV code is 002544.


Information reported on the FAFSA is used to determine the amount of money your family should reasonably expect to contribute toward the cost of your education. Most of this information is taken from tax returns. You should plan to complete your federal tax returns as early as possible.


Since eligibility for financial aid is determined on an individual basis, it is impossible to make a blanket statement about eligibility. Each situation is different.


Your contribution is determined not only by family income and assets, but also by such variables as the size of your family, number of family members in college, taxes paid, age of older parent, student savings and earnings, and other factors which may affect a family's financial strength. Any substantial change in a family's situation should be brought to the attention of the Financial Aid Office.


Your financial eligibility or need for aid is determined by subtracting the family contribution from the college's costs, as follows:


COST OF ATTENDANCE - FAMILY CONTRIBUTION = FINANCIAL NEED

How do I log into WebAdvisor?

Along the top of WebAdvisor is a LOG-IN tab to select.  At that point it gives you directions on how to log-in.

How do I reset my password?

Contact the help desk, or reset from this page here

How do I see my grades?

View grades in your Blackboard course by navigating to Tools and click on "My Grades"


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How do I send to groups that I could send to before, but now can't?

Please contact the Helpdesk (www.doane.edu/helpdesk) or (x8411) or athelpdesk@doane.edu. Give them your name and what groups you need to send to, and they will grant you permissions to these groups in Gmail.

How do I submit a copy of my grades to my employer for reimbursement?

Most employers accept the WebAdvisor print out of grades.  Doane, like many other area institutions, don't print paper grade mailers anymore so employers are used to the online grade print out.

How do I transfer my classes to Doane University?

International students transferring credits to Doane University must submit their transcript to a credential evaluator to be translated and credited classes to be evaluated. These results will then need to be submitted directly to Doane. Doane will then evaluate and transfer classes that are applicable and align with Doane requirements.

How do I update my address or name?

Alumni - Visit the Update My Contact Info page to update your address. 


Current Students - Visit the Address Change Form to submit changes to your address. 


Both Alumni and Current students - Visit the Name Change Form to submit changes to your name.  Currently enrolled students will need to attach documentation.


 

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