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 Nov. 1 (now Nov. 8) Jan. 2 (now Jan. 5)

or

Dec. 20 (for priority consideration for alumni interview)
Mar. 15
Early Decision Agreement Nov. 1 (now Nov. 8) N/A N/A
School Materials
Secondary School Report with Counselor Recommendation Nov. 1 (now Nov. 8) Jan. 2 (now Jan. 5) N/A
High School Transcript Nov. 1 (now Nov. 8) Jan. 2 (now Jan. 5) Mar. 15
Two Teacher Recommendations Nov. 1 (now Nov. 8) Jan. 2 (now Jan. 5) Mar. 15 (At least one recommendation should be from a college instructor.)
First Quarter Grades Nov. 12 (or when your first term ends) N/A N/A
Midyear Grade Report For admitted or deferred students: Feb. 15 (or as soon as first semester grades are available) Feb. 15 (or when your first semester or trimester ends) N/A
Final Transcript Upon high school graduation Upon high school graduation Upon completion of final college term
College Transcript with Registrar's Report or College/University Report N/A N/A Mar. 15
Standardized Testing Scores
SAT and two SAT Subject Tests
or
ACT with Writing
Nov. 8 (Students should submit any existing test scores by this date. Duke will consider additional testing taken after the deadline but before decisions are made. The latest date for additional testing is Nov. 2 for the SAT and Subject Tests and Oct. 26 for the ACT.) Jan. 2 (now Jan. 5) (Students should submit any existing test scores by this date. Duke will consider additional testing taken after the deadline but before decisions are made. The latest date for additional testing is Jan. 25 for the SAT and Subject Tests and Feb. 8 for the ACT.) Mar. 15 (Transfer applicants are not required to submit SAT Subject Tests.)
Financial Aid Forms
CSS Profile Nov. 15 Mar. 1 Apr. 1
FAFSA Apr. 15 Mar. 1 Apr. 1
Optional Materials
Arts Supplement Nov. 1 (now Nov. 8) Jan. 2 (now Jan. 5) Mar. 17
Notification and Response
Decisions Released Dec. 15 Apr. 1 mid-May
Student Reply Date Jan. 6 May 1 May 31

All deadlines are online submission deadlines.