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Procedures for Student Driver Approval

  • Sedan Approval
  • Van Approval

To apply for approval as a College Approved Driver, students must have a need to operate a vehicle for use in connection with a College-sponsored activity and hold a valid US or Canadian driver's license.

It is expected that all approved College drivers will comply with local and state requirements, as well as the Dartmouth College Student Driver Policy.


Obtain and review the Dartmouth College Student Driver Policy. 

Thoroughly complete the Student Driver Application Form

NOTE: The form must be printed, completed and signed before submitting. Faculty, administrator or program director must also sign the application form. If the application is not fully completed it will be returned.

The application, along with a copy of the student's driver's license, should be presented or sent to Transportation Services for review.

If a satisfactory motor vehicle record is received from the state issuing the individual's drivers license, and the student is not disqualified by Undergraduate Judicial Affairs, the student will be provided access to the College-sponsored on-line Defensive Driver course.

Upon successful completion of the Defensive Driver course, the student will be considered an approved driver, and their name added to the list of Approved Student Drivers.

Vans & Microbusses

Once a student is on the approved driver list they may test to operate vans or microbuses.  To schedule a van driving test time email Transportation Services Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. or call (603) 646-2340.

There is a $50.00 charge for the driving test. When scheduling a driving time please submit a chart string or plan to bring cash to the test along with your license. A 24-hour cancellation notice is required, call (603) 646-2340, please DO NOT email to cancel. The $50.00 fee may be imposed if you do not show.

Last Updated: 2/17/17