Admitted Students

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CONGRATULATIONS

Welcome Class of 2024!

Welcome, Future Blue Devil! Congratulations on your acceptance to Duke’s Class of 2024. 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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Before you Arrive

Find information specifically designed to ease your transition to Duke

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Make Duke Possible

Duke remains committed to making all students’ education affordable.

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What is Duke's Response to COVID-19?

As the gateway to Duke University, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions is fully committed to the safety and health of our community and visitors. The university has announced a series of policies in response to COVID-19; unfortunately this means the cancellation of all our on-campus recruitment activities, including admitted students programming and in-person admission information sessions and tours, until further notice.

Duke’s campus is closed to visitors until further notice. Admissions staff will not be available to answer questions in person. Please visit admissions.duke.edu/coronavirus for updates and FAQs from our office. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to formally welcome you to our spirited community in the future.

For updates on the Duke community response to COVID-19, please visit coronavirus.duke.edu. We appreciate your understanding.

How do I enroll?

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

Is Duke’s student reply date still May 1?

Yes. With no projected date for when our campus will reopen, we’ve decided to keep our original candidates’ reply date of May 1. As always, we will consider brief extensions due to individual circumstances on a case-by-case basis. To request an extension, please send your detailed request to undergrad-admissions@duke.edu and one of our associate deans will respond. We regret that we are not able to extend our deadline to allow students to visit Duke and/or other colleges and universities before you make your decision.

How can I learn more about Duke without visiting campus?

We encourage you to explore our admitted students website and view the recordings of the webinars we created especially for admitted students. We also hope you’ll connect with other admitted students, current students, faculty, and staff in our virtual community, the Duke Univirtual Kickoff Experience. Take a virtual tour and join us for a virtual information session.

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 have been notified. Please note that fewer than 5% of admitted students will receive Duke merit scholarships.

 

 

My school has closed/may close for the year. Will my admission to Duke still be valid without grades?

Duke considers all applicants in the context of their schools when making decisions and will continue to do so in the face of uncertainty. If you remain in good standing upon completion of school, however that is defined, your admission to Duke will be honored.

My school has transitioned to online education but my resources prevent me from being able to fully participate. Will that affect my decision?

If your academic performance for the remainder of the year is impacted by circumstances beyond your control, please contact your admissions officer by email to explain those circumstances. You will find a list of regional admissions officers at admissions.duke.edu/contact. International students may send a message to undergraduate-admissions@duke.edu and we will direct your message to the appropriate officer.

My grades declined at the end of the year due to changes in instruction. Will that affect my decision?

If your academic performance for the remainder of the year is impacted by circumstances beyond your control, please contact your admissions officer by email to explain those circumstances. You will find a list of regional admissions officers at admissions.duke.edu/contact. International students may send a message to undergraduate-admissions@duke.edu and we will direct your message to the appropriate officer.

How should my Final School Report be sent?

We will accept Final School Reports through the Common or Coalition Application or submitted by counselors/school officials via email with any available information, even if that is only confirmation of completed studies. Students whose counselors/school officials are unable to submit final school reports should send an email to us at undergrad-admissions@duke.edu with a brief explanation, copying the email address of the counselor/school official who submitted the original Common or Coalition Application School Report. Due to University policies regarding COVID-19, Undergraduate Admissions is not receiving paper mail at this time.

With the reformatting of the AP exam and cancellation of the IB exams, will I still be able to receive credit for my AP work?

Our faculty is aware of the challenges many students are facing and will assess the situation in the coming months and advise enrolling students about any changes in our policy. Please note that many students enter Duke with more AP credit than they are able to use; well over 90% of Duke students graduate in four years. Duke’s current AP/IB credit policy for Trinity College of Arts and Sciences can be found HERE and for the Pratt School of Engineering can be found HERE.

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).
  • Send your gap year/deferred enrollment request to undergrad-admissions@duke.edu, with the subject line “Gap Year/Deferred Enrollment Request” no later than June 15.

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 The Duke Gap Year Program Website.

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 to provide financial support to admitted students who are interested in taking a year away before enrolling.

The Duke Gap Year Program 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.

The Duke Gap Year Program will delay funding participants until January 2021, if Duke restrictions on travel have lifted at that point.

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 4/30/2020 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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Study Abroad

Duke administers over 40 of its own study away programs
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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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