Duke Undergraduate Admissions

Checklist & Deadlines

Application Components and Deadlines

Application Packet Items Early Decision Regular Decision Transfer
Application Forms
Common Application or Universal College Application November 1 January 1

or

December 20 (for priority consideration for alumni interview)
March 15
Early Decision Agreement November 1 N/A N/A
School Materials
Secondary School Report with Counselor Recommendation November 1 January 1 N/A
High School Transcript November 1 January 1 March 15
Two Teacher Recommendations November 1 January 1 March 15 (At least one recommendation must be from a college instructor.)
First Quarter Grades November 12 (or when your first term ends) N/A N/A
Midyear Grade Report For admitted and deferred students: February 15 (or as soon as first semester or trimester grades are available) February 15 (or as soon as first semester or trimester grades are available) N/A
Final Transcript Upon high school graduation Upon high school graduation Upon completion of final college term
College Transcript with Registrar Report or College Official's Report N/A N/A March 15
Standardized Testing Scores
SAT and two SAT Subject Tests
or
ACT with Writing
November 1 (Duke requires all test scores. Students should submit any existing test scores by this date, and we will consider additional testing taken after the deadline but before decisions are made. The latest date for additional testing is November 8 for the SAT and Subject Tests and October 26 for the ACT.) January 1 (Duke requires all test scores. Students should submit any existing test scores by this date, and we will consider additional testing taken after the deadline but before decisions are made. The latest date for additional testing is January 24 for the SAT and Subject Tests and February 7 for the ACT.) March 15 (Transfer applicants are not required to submit SAT Subject Tests.)
Financial Aid Forms
CSS Profile November 15 March 1 April 1
FAFSA April 15 March 1 April 1
Optional Materials
Arts Supplement November 1 January 1 March 15
Notification and Response
Decisions Released December 15 April 1 Mid-May
Student Reply Date January 6 May 1 May 31

All deadlines are online submission deadlines.