Duke Undergraduate Admissions

Checklist & Deadlines

Application Components and Deadlines for 2016-2017

Application Packet Items Early Decision Regular Decision Transfer
Application Forms
Common Application or Coalition Application November 1 January 3

or

December 20 (for priority consideration for alumni interview)
March 15
Early Decision Agreement November 1 Not required Not required
School Materials
Secondary School Report with Counselor Recommendation November 1 January 3 Not required
High School Transcript November 1 January 3 March 15
Two Teacher Recommendations November 1 January 3 March 15 (At least one recommendation must be from a college instructor.)
First Quarter Grades November 12 (or when your first term ends) Not required Not required
Midyear Grade Report For admitted or deferred students: Feb. 15 (or as soon as first marking period grades are available) February 15 (or when your first semester or trimester ends) Not required
Final Transcript Upon high school graduation Upon high school graduation Upon completion of final college term
College Transcript Not required Not required March 15
College Official's Report Not required Not required March 15
Standardized Testing Scores
SAT (Two Subject Tests strongly recommended)
or
ACT with Writing
November 1 (For an application to be considered complete, students must fulfill the testing requirement and submit the appropriate scores by this date. We will consider additional testing taken after the deadline but before decisions are made. The latest date for additional testing is November 5 for the SAT and Subject Tests and October 22 for the ACT.) January 3 (For an application to be considered complete, students must fulfill the testing requirement and submit the appropriate scores by this date. We will consider additional testing taken after the deadline but before decisions are made. The latest date for additional testing is January 21 for the SAT and Subject Tests and February 11 for the ACT.) March 15 (The latest date for the SAT I is January 21. Transfer applicants are not required to submit SAT Subject Tests.)
Financial Aid Forms
CSS Profile November 15 February 1 April 1
FAFSA November 15 February 1 April 1
Optional Materials
Arts Supplement November 1 January 7 March 15
Notification and Response
Decisions Released December 15 April 1 Mid-May
Student Reply Date January 6 May 1 June 5

All deadlines are online submission deadlines.