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Admitted Students

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CONGRATULATIONS

Welcome Class of 2025!

Welcome, Future Blue Devil! Congratulations on your acceptance to Duke’s Class of 2025. Your many successes inside and outside of the classroom have earned you a place among the world’s best students.

Please use this website as a guide as you explore the next steps in transitioning to your college experience at Duke University.

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Confirm Your Enrollment

Are you ready to make it official? Log into your portal today.

Application Portal
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CONNECT WITH US

Be on the lookout for messages about our online admitted student platform, D.U.K.E.

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Visit Virtually

Join us for a virtual information session led by a Duke Admissions Officer, then take a live virtual campus tour.

Virtual Visit Schedule
Wearing masks, first-year students Mackenzie Warren and McKenna Paulik and classmates get to know each other in small groups spread across Duke's East Campus Quad. Face masks or face coverings must be worn when in the presence of others and in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, as part of Duke University’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Wearing masks, first-year students Mackenzie Warren and McKenna Paulik and classmates get to know each other in small groups spread across Duke's East Campus Quad. Face masks or face coverings must be worn when in the presence of others and in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, as part of Duke University’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Duke remains committed to making all students’ education affordable.

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ADMITTED STUDENT VIRTUAL EVENTS

Congratulations and welcome to the Duke Class of 2025! Throughout April, you will have the chance to get to know your new classmates, connect with Duke students and faculty, and learn more about campus and academic life. These events will allow you to begin what will be a lifelong journey with the Duke community.

For event access information, log in to your application portal or visit us on the Duke Univirtual Kickoff Experience (D.U.K.E.). All events except Welcome Party will be recorded.

Welcome Party
Monday, April 5
8-9 p.m. ET

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Session
Wednesday, April 7
6:00 – 6:55 p.m. ET

Economics Department Student Panel
Wednesday, April 7
6:45 – 7:30 p.m. ET

Welcome Session with President Price
Thursday, April 8
7-8 p.m. ET

Parenting Your Duke Student
Sunday, April 11
7-8 p.m. ET

Pratt School of Engineering Information and Advising Session
Monday, April 12
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. ET

Financial Aid @ Duke
Tuesday, April 13
7-8 p.m. ET

Healthcare Career Options Panel
Tuesday, April 13
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. ET

Real Talk with Duke LIFE: Low-Income & First-Generation College
Wednesday, April 14
8:30 – 9:30 p.m. ET

Focus / Undergraduate Research
Thursday, April 15
6 – 7:30 p.m. ET

Pride Invitational
Friday, April 16
7-8:30 p.m. ET

Duke LIFE presentation + Q&A
Monday, April 19
5-6 p.m. ET

Student Panel
Tuesday, April 20
6-7 p.m. ET

Duke Guide to Success
Tuesday, April 27
7-8 p.m. ET

FlashForward!: Alumni Panel
Wednesday, April 28
7-8 p.m. ET

It’s a Wrap: Final Questions & Answers
Sunday, May 2
7-8 p.m. ET

Virtual sessions can be accessed through your application portal with a mobile device or desktop computer. If you are in a different time zone, you can calculate when the webinar will begin using this time zone converter.

For event access information, log in to your application portal or visit us on the Duke Univirtual Kickoff Experience (D.U.K.E.).

Questions? Email our events team.

BLACK STUDENT ALLIANCE INVITATIONAL

For event access information, log in to your application portal or visit us on the Duke Univirtual Kickoff Experience (D.U.K.E.).

BSAI Welcome Game Night Speed Friending
Friday, April 9
7-8 p.m. ET

BSAI Getting What You Came For*
Monday, April 12
4-5 p.m. ET

BSAI What’s the Real Deal?
Wednesday, April 14
7-8:30 p.m. ET

BSAI Pratt 101 with NSBE
Friday, April 16
4-5 p.m. ET

BSAI Game Night Verzus
Monday, April 19
6-7 p.m. ET

BSAI AfroBlue: Intersectionality
Wednesday, April 21
6-7 p.m. ET

BSAI Social Campus Tour
Sunday, April 25
1-2 p.m. ET

Virtual sessions can be accessed with a mobile device or desktop computer. If you are in a different time zone, you can calculate when the webinar will begin using this time zone converter.

For event access information, log in to your application portal or visit us on the Duke Univirtual Kickoff Experience (D.U.K.E.).

Questions? Email Hildana Haileyesus, Admissions Officer.

*will be recorded

LATINO STUDENT RECRUITMENT WEEKEND

For event access information, log in to your application portal or visit us on the Duke Univirtual Kickoff Experience (D.U.K.E.).

LSRW Vision Board and Craft Night
Friday, April 9
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. ET

LSRW Real Talk
Thursday, April 15
8:30 – 9:30 p.m. ET

LSRW Faculty, Alumni, and Staff Brunch
Sunday, April 18
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET

LSRW Game Night
Saturday, April 24
7 – 8 p.m. ET

Virtual sessions can be accessed with a mobile device or desktop computer. If you are in a different time zone, you can calculate when the webinar will begin using this time zone converter.

Questions? Email Nicole Piedra, Senior Admissions Officer.

NATIVE/INDIGENOUS ADMITTED STUDENT INVITATIONAL

For event access information, log in to your application portal or visit us on the Duke Univirtual Kickoff Experience (D.U.K.E.).

NIASI Story Circle
Wednesday, April 7
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. ET

NASA Powwow
Saturday, April 10
2 – 4 p.m. ET

NIASI RealTalk
Tuesday, April 13
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET

NIASI Alumni Panel
Sunday, April 18
9 – 10 p.m. ET

Virtual sessions can be accessed with a mobile device or desktop computer. If you are in a different time zone, you can calculate when the webinar will begin using this time zone converter.

For event access information, log in to your application portal or visit us on the Duke Univirtual Kickoff Experience (D.U.K.E.).

Questions? Email Steve McLaughlin, Associate Dean.

*will be recorded

 

Accommodations
Duke University encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. All sessions will be presented with closed captioning. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation, please contact Mark Dudley at mark.dudley@duke.edu or (919) 684-0166 in advance of your participation.

Questions?
If you have any questions, please call us at (919) 684-3214 or email our events team.

What is Duke's Response to COVID-19?

Duke University’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic is focused on the safety of our health care providers, our staff, our faculty and students and the public we serve. The primary goals are to protect public health, support patient care and clinical staff at Duke Health, and continue the institution’s vital missions of education and research.

This site provides the Duke community with important updates related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

HOW DO I VISIT CAMPUS?

With campus visits and activities on hold, we hope you’ll visit with us virtually.

In accordance with UNIVERSITY POLICY, all on-campus recruitment activities hosted by Undergraduate Admissions, including information sessions, tours, and open houses, have been canceled through the summer of 2021 to protect the health of our students, faculty, and staff, as well as our prospective visitors. We do not know when we might again offer in-person visit opportunities for prospective students. For this reason, we discourage you from planning a visit to campus, even on your own, at this time.

Currently, we are offering virtual information sessions. Our 45-minute information sessions include overviews of our academic opportunities, student life, admissions process, and financial aid, as well as opportunities to ask admissions officers questions.

HOW DO I ENROLL?

Are you ready to make it official? Log into your portal today.

HOW CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT DUKE WITHOUT VISITING CAMPUS?

We encourage you to explore our admitted student website, Duke Univirtual Kickoff Experience (D.U.K.E.), and view the recordings of the webinars we created especially for admitted students.

You may also join us for a virtual information session and virtual campus tour.

I have questions about my need-based financial aid package. Whom should I contact?

Check out this FAQ or email finaid@duke.edu.

 

How do I know if I’m eligible for a merit scholarship?

All finalists for Duke’s limited merit scholarships will be notified in March 2021. Please note that fewer than 5% of admitted students will receive Duke merit scholarships.

HOW DO I SEND FINAL TEST SCORES?

Send us your official test scores no later than May 15, 2021. Duke’s test codes are 5156 (SAT) and 3088 (ACT). If you received an application fee waiver, we will accept scores from your counselor in place of official scores.

Test-optional students may skip this step.

HOW DO I SEND MY FINAL SCHOOL REPORT?

We will accept Final School Reports through the Common or Coalition Application or submitted by counselors/school officials via email.

WHAT CREDIT CAN I GET FOR AP AND IB COURSES?

Duke University awards a limited amount of course credit and advanced placement on the basis of scores earned on Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) and pre-matriculation college course work. However, course credit and advanced placement are not granted until the student has been admitted and until the official reports are received and evaluated by our Registrar’s Office. Since this process is handled outside the Admissions Office, a credit evaluation cannot be made until the student arrives on campus. For more information, visit https://admissions.duke.edu/college-prep/.

Can you provide any information about student visas?

We will process I-20s as usual in the hope that international students will be able to secure visas and enter the United States.

My (AP/IB/A level and other national exams) have been cancelled. How will Duke assess my academic performance?

For admissions purposes, we will accept final school reports in lieu of these exams. Pass/fail grades are fine. We do not yet know about any changes for placement or credit.

If my family’s financial situation has changed and I will now need financial aid in order to attend Duke. Is there a process for this?

We are not able to offer need-based aid to foreign citizens unless they indicated they were seeking aid in their admissions applications. For those students eligible for need-based aid, we continue to be committed to meeting full demonstrated need for all four years of their undergraduate education, even if the amount of that need changes while students are at Duke. If you have questions about your financial aid award, please contact Duke’s Office of Undergraduate Financial Support via email at finaid@duke.edu.

DOES DUKE HAVE A "GAP YEAR" OR DEFERRED ENROLLMENT POLICY?

As you prepare for college, you may find yourself wanting to explore other interests such as personal and professional development, religious or mission work, travel, or required military service. Generally, Duke students do a one-year gap, but depending on the request we can approve up to two years.

To request a gap year/deferred enrollment:

  • Enroll at Duke University through your student portal (no deposit required).
  • You may request your gap year through your student portal or by submitting this form. Submit your request to us is May 31, 2021.

If you choose to defer enrollment, you must accept the following conditions:

  • You agree not to apply for admission to any other college or university during the remainder of this year or during the coming year.
  • You may not enroll at another college or university during your gap year with the expectation of receiving Duke credit for those courses. You may not enroll in a post-graduate program at a secondary school.
  • If you do take any college courses during your gap year, you cannot retake those courses at Duke.
  • You continue to abide by both the Conditions of Application and the conditions mentioned in the next to last paragraph of your letter of admission.

Duke offers a unique funding opportunity for some students pursuing gap years. For more information go to our gap year webpage.

WHAT IS THE DUKE GAP YEAR PROGRAM?

There are few opportunities in life to take a meaningful amount of time to reflect and explore. With this in mind, we launched the Duke Gap Year Program, where students will join a cohort of other future Blue Devils. Members of the Duke Gap Year Program may also be eligible to receive financial assistance to support their gap year plans.

A gap year is your opportunity to catch your breath for a year, gain some perspective, make a difference in a community near or far, grow as a person, and be better prepared for all that college has to offer, all with financial support from Duke.

Students do not have to request funding to join the Gap Year Program, but do need to have well-defined gap year plans that emphasize growth and exploration.

Read more about the Duke Gap Year Program

Although our physical offices are closed, Undergraduate Admissions staff are working remotely. You may email us at undergrad-admissions@duke.edu, or for urgent matters call us at 919-684-3214.

This information is accurate as of 4/5/2021 but is subject to change. Duke will provide updates to all admitted students of any changes.


The Focus Program

Interdisciplinary seminars for first-year students
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Duke Gap Year Program

Gap year funding for admitted students
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Bass Connections

Working collaboratively, contribute to interdisciplinary research
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DukeEngage Gateway

DukeEngage's newest community engagement program
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YOUR FIRST YEAR

FOREVER DUKE STARTS HERE

Because all first-years live together on East Campus, it’s comforting that you can turn to anyone in your dorm or anyone in the first-year dining hall and know that they’re going through the same things as you.
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Academic Life

EDUCATION IN ACTION

At Duke, you’ll be surrounded by some of the world’s brightest minds. But you won’t just be studying among them—you’ll be working with them. After all, the world’s toughest problems are solved by interdisciplinary exploration, unconventional thinking, and serious collaboration.
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Campus Life

It's a Duke Thing

There’s a palpable energy on campus. Maybe that’s because students are often on the move. Buzzing from the research lab to the studio, from maker’s spaces to Duke Forest trails—no two students’ days ever look quite the same.
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Durham

Home sweet home

It’s impossible to describe the bonds between Duke and Durham. With rich culture and boundless innovation both at Duke and in the City of Medicine, we are proud of our hometown.
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ARRIVING AND THRIVING AT DUKE


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