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.

Sedan Approval

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 the Office of Community Standards & Accountability, 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.

Van, Mini-bus and Trailer Towing Approval

Once a student is on the approved driver list they may test to operate vans, mini-buses and to tow trailers.  For information on this online training and test email Transportation Services Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. or call (603) 646-2340.

There is a $30.00 charge for this online training and test. When scheduling, please submit a chart string or other payment method.