Admitted Students

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CONGRATULATIONS

Welcome, Duke Class of 2026 Families!

Congratulations on your acceptance to Duke’s Class of 2026. This page is a resource for admitted students and their families during the month of April. Families will find important links and updates below.

Please be aware that this is not a restricted page, is visible to the public, and is not by itself indicative of anyone’s admission status.

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EVENTS FOR ADMITTED STUDENTS

Throughout April, you will have the chance to learn about Duke and engage with current students, faculty, and staff through admitted-student programming. These events will allow you to begin your lifelong journey with the Duke community.

For event links and the most up-to-date information, please visit your Choose Duke! portal here.

Questions? Please email bluedevildays@duke.edu.

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 Idella Hackett at idella.hackett@duke.edu or (919) 684-3214 in advance of your participation.

BLUE DEVIL DAYS INFORMATION

Blue Devil Days

BDD events will be held Saturday, April 2 – Thursday, April 21 with virtual and in-person options.

Celebrate your success, and experience Duke’s vibrant community during events designed exclusively for admitted students. You will have the opportunity to hear from our outstanding faculty, connect with current students, and get to know fellow future Blue Devils both virtually and in person. We hope to see you there!

For event information, visit your CHOOSE DUKE! PORTAL HERE.

Questions?  Please email BLUEDEVILDAYS@DUKE.EDU or call 919-684-3214.

Need accommodations? Duke University encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities.  If you anticipate needing accommodations in order to participate in our virtual events, please contact Idella Hackett at UNDERGRAD-ADMISSIONS@DUKE.EDU or 919-684-3214 in advance of your participation.

LIVE ZOOM EVENTS

BDD Live Virtual Events

For event access, visit your CHOOSE DUKE! PORTAL HERE.

No registration is required for our virtual events, except for our virtual department fair. We hope you’ll attend as many as you are able to. Some events will be recorded, and links to recordings will be posted here in the portal.

All events will be held in Eastern Time. If you are in a different time zone, you can calculate when the webinar will begin using a time zone converter.

Zoom Welcome Party for Students with Breakout Rooms
Saturday, April 2
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Welcome to Duke Address for Families
Sunday, April 3
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Affording Duke
Tuesday, April 5
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Parent Panel
Wednesday, April 6
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Blue Devil Student Chat
Wednesday, April 6
8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Experiential Education: Study Away and Immerse
Thursday, April 7
6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Supporting Students at Duke
Saturday, April 9
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Virtual Department Fair
Sunday, April 10
2:00 – 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Duke Disability Alliance
Monday, April 11
4:00 – 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Blue Devil Student Chat
Monday, April 11
8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Welcome International Students
Tuesday, April 12
9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time

Discover Durham
Tuesday, April 12
8:00 – 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Duke Sustainability
Wednesday, April 13
6:30 – 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Gap Year Panel
Wednesday, April 20
7:00 – 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Pre-Health Advising
Thursday, April 21
5:00 – 5:45 p.m. Eastern Time

DukeEngage
Thursday, April 21
7:00 – 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Blue Devil Student Chat
Tuesday, April 26
8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time

ON-CAMPUS EVENTS

Registration for Blue Devil Days is available for you and up to two guests. Please register for one day only. All attendees must present proof of COVID-19 vaccination. On-campus events currently have limited/reduced capacity. We encourage you to book early to ensure your preferred date is available. Please do not make travel plans until you have registered to attend and received a registration confirmation.

Please register for Blue Devil Days in your CHOOSE DUKE! PORTAL HERE

Blue Devil Day
Thursday, April 14
9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Duke University, Durham, NC

Blue Devil Day
Friday, April 15
9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Duke University, Durham, NC

Blue Devil Day
Monday, April 18
9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Duke University, Durham, NC

Blue Devil Day
Tuesday, April 19
9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Duke University, Durham, NC

LODGING INFORMATION

Additional hotel room blocks in Durham will be added in the coming days.  Please feel free to visit the Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau as well.

 

Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
3001 Cameron Boulevard
Durham, NC 27705
800-443-3853 or 919-490-0999
www.washingtondukeinn.com

 

JB Duke Hotel
230 Science Drive
Durham, North Carolina 27708
919-660-6400
www.jbdukehotel.com

 

The Lodge at Duke Medical Center
​​2306 Elba Street
Durham, North Carolina 27705
833-313-2165 or 919-286-3111
www.lodgeatdumc.com

 

21c Museum Hotel Durham
2800 Erwin Rd
111 North Corcoran St
Durham, NC 27701
919-956-6710
21cmuseumhotels.com
Please call directly for booking details.
 

AC Hotel by Marriott Durham
2800 Erwin Rd
Durham, NC 27705
984-900-2700
marriott.com

 

Durham Marriott City Center
201 Foster St
Durham, NC 27701
919-768-6000
marriott.com

 

Millennium Hotel Durham
2800 Campus Walk Ave
Durham, NC 27705
919-383-8575
millenniumhotels.com

 

SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Durham Chapel Hill
Patterson Place
5310 McFarland Dr
Durham, NC 27707
919-403-1111
marriott.com

BLACK STUDENT ALLIANCE INVITATIONAL INFORMATION

The Black Student Alliance Invitational will be held virtually from Monday, March 28 to Saturday, April 2.

The week will include activities across the community as well as events designed to introduce students to our specific Black community. During BSAI, you will join outstanding Black students from around the world in an exciting community-building event. BSAI will give you an opportunity to experience life at Duke and learn more about our exceptional students, faculty, and facilities. We know that once you have spent time with us, you will understand what it means to be a Blue Devil.

For event information, visit your CHOOSE DUKE! PORTAL HERE.

Questions?  Please contact Cassidy Mills, Senior Admissions Officer, at cassidy.mills@duke.edu or 919-684-0157.

Need accommodations? Duke University encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing accommodations in order to participate in our online webinar-style event, please contact Idella Hackett at undergrad-admissions@duke.edu or (919) 684-3214 in advance of your participation.

LIVE ZOOM EVENTS

BSAI Live Virtual Events

For event access, visit your CHOOSE DUKE! PORTAL HERE.

BSAI Welcome
Monday, March 28
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Getting What You Came For
Tuesday, March 29
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Financial Aid 101
Wednesday, March 30
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time

What’s the Real Deal?
Thursday, March 31
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Jumu’ah Center for Muslim Life Service and Q&A
Friday, April 1
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Jumu’ah for All Mixer
Friday, April 1
2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Chop It Up With the Greeks (NPHC Greek Organizations)
Friday, April 1
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Pratt Meet & Greet
Friday, April 1
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time

If you are in a different time zone, you can calculate when the event will begin using a time zone converter.

LIVE INSTAGRAM EVENTS

BSAI on Instagram
Follow @BSAIatDuke for takeovers and live stream events.

Duke Ethiopian Student Transnational Association
Monday, March 28
3:30 – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Duke LIFE
Monday, March 28
5:00 – 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Duke Africa
Monday, March 28
7:30 – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Black in Business
Wednesday, March 30
4:00 – 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Black Women’s Union
Wednesday, March 30
7:30 – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Alpha Phi Alpha
Thursday, March 31
7:00 – 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time

United in Praise
Friday, April 1
6:30 – 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time

If you are in a different time zone, you can calculate when the event will begin using a time zone converter.

ON-CAMPUS EVENT

Duke affinity groups are delighted to welcome admitted students to campus as part of Blue Devil Days. Advanced registration is required for this event and for Blue Devil Days.  Please register for Blue Devil Days and affinity-group events in your CHOOSE DUKE! PORTAL HERE

Registration for Blue Devil Days is available for you and up to two guests. Please register for one day only. All attendees must present proof of COVID-19 vaccination. On-campus events currently have limited/reduced capacity. We encourage you to book early to ensure your preferred date is available. Please do not make travel plans until you have registered to attend and received a registration confirmation.

BSAI Food Truck Dinner
Thursday, April 14
7 – 9:30 p.m.
Duke University
Bryan Center Plaza

LATINX STUDENT RECRUITMENT WEEK INFORMATION

Latinx Student Recruitment Week (LSRW)

LSRW events will be held Tuesday, April 5 – Friday, April 15 with virtual and in-person options.

Duke University and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions invite you to experience Duke firsthand with other outstanding Latino/Latina/Latinx students from across the country. The Latino Student Recruitment Week (LSRW) provides a wonderful opportunity to see much of what Duke has to offer, with a focus on the perspective of the diverse Latinx community at Duke. You’ll be able to meet some of the engaging faculty who will teach your classes, connect with Duke alumni, and start forging connections with current students.

For event information, visit your CHOOSE DUKE! PORTAL HERE.

Questions?  Please contact Karina Casarrubias, Assistant Director, at KARINA.CASARRUBIAS@DUKE.EDU or 919-684-0164.

Need accommodations? Duke University encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities.  If you anticipate needing accommodations in order to participate in our virtual events, please contact Idella Hackett at UNDERGRAD-ADMISSIONS@DUKE.EDU or 919-684-3214 in advance of your participation.

LIVE ZOOM EVENTS

LSRW Live Zoom Events

For event access, visit your CHOOSE DUKE! PORTAL HERE.

LSRW Welcome
Tuesday, April 5
8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time

LSRW Real Talk
Thursday, April 7
8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time

LSRW Alumni, Faculty & Staff Panel
Sunday, April 10
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time

If you are in a different time zone, you can calculate when the event will begin using a time zone converter.

ON-CAMPUS EVENT

Duke affinity groups are delighted to welcome admitted students to campus as part of Blue Devil Days. Advanced registration is required for this event and for Blue Devil Days.  Please register for Blue Devil Days and affinity-group events in your CHOOSE DUKE! PORTAL HERE

Registration for Blue Devil Days is available for you and up to two guests. Please register for one day only. All attendees must present proof of COVID-19 vaccination. On-campus events currently have limited/reduced capacity. We encourage you to book early to ensure your preferred date is available. Please do not make travel plans until you have registered to attend and received a registration confirmation.

LSRW: La Casa Open House
Friday, April 15
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time (drop-in event)
Center for Multicultural Affairs (CMA)
Bryan Center Lower Level

NATIVE AMERICAN & INDIGENOUS ADMITTED STUDENT INVITATIONAL INFORMATION

Native American & Indigenous Admitted-Student Invitational

NIASI events will be held Friday, April 8 – Friday, April 15 with virtual and in-person options.

These programs are designed to help you meet members of the Native American and Indigenous Student Alliance (NAISA), faculty, alumni, and other Duke community members to learn what it’s like to be Native American and Indigenous on Duke’s campus. We hope to answer any questions you may have, and importantly, we want to introduce you to the network that exists to support you through your educational journey as a Blue Devil. You can see firsthand what makes Duke so special and build a community of fellow students, alumni, faculty, and allies before even setting foot on campus this fall.

For event information, visit your CHOOSE DUKE! PORTAL HERE.

Questions?  Please contact Kya Locklear, Admissions Officer, at KYA.LOCKLEAR@DUKE.EDU or 919-684-0169.

Need accommodations? Duke University encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities.  If you anticipate needing accommodations in order to participate in our virtual events, please contact Idella Hackett at UNDERGRAD-ADMISSIONS@DUKE.EDU or 919-684-3214 in advance of your participation.

LIVE ZOOM EVENTS

NIASI Live Zoom Events

For event access, visit your CHOOSE DUKE! PORTAL HERE.

NIASI Real Talk
Friday, April 8
9:00 – 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time

NIASI Community Panel with Duke Alumni & Faculty
Tuesday, April 12
8:00 – 9:15 p.m. Eastern Time

NIASI Get to Know the History and the Present
Wednesday, April 13
9:00 – 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time

If you are in a different time zone, you can calculate when the event will begin using a time zone converter.

ON-CAMPUS EVENT

Duke affinity groups are delighted to welcome admitted students to campus as part of Blue Devil Days. Advanced registration is required for this event and for Blue Devil Days.  Please register for Blue Devil Days and affinity-group events in your CHOOSE DUKE! PORTAL HERE

Registration for Blue Devil Days is available for you and up to two guests. Please register for one day only. All attendees must present proof of COVID-19 vaccination. On-campus events currently have limited/reduced capacity. We encourage you to book early to ensure your preferred date is available. Please do not make travel plans until you have registered to attend and received a registration confirmation.

NIASI Ice Cream Social: LocoPops in the Gardens
Friday, April 15
4:30 – 6 p.m. Eastern Time
Duke Gardens

Hand Drum Cultural Workshop
Hosted by Duke Native American and Indigenous Student Alliance (NAISA) &
Nu Chapter of Alpha Pi Omega Sorority, Inc
Friday, April 15
6 – 8 p.m. Eastern Time
Center for Multicultural Affairs: Wekit

PRIDE INVITATIONAL INFORMATION

Pride Invitational

Pride Invitational events will be held Monday, April 4 – Monday, April 18 with virtual and in-person options.

Come join current and prospective LGBTQIA+ students and learn about all the Duke Community has to offer. Programming includes events hosted by Duke Undergraduate Admissions as well as the Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity (CSGD).

If you are interested in receiving information about the LGBTQIA+ community at Duke, please click the opt-in check box in your online portal to learn more and be invited to our LGBTQIA+ admitted student events. Please note, you may receive LGBTQIA+-related communications from Duke Undergraduate Admissions, but your information will not be shared outside of the admissions office.

For event information, visit your CHOOSE DUKE! PORTAL HERE.

Questions?  Please contact Cole Wicker, Senior Admissions Officer, at COLE.WICKER@DUKE.EDU or 919-684-0160.

Need accommodations? Duke University encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities.  If you anticipate needing accommodations in order to participate in our virtual events, please contact Idella Hackett at UNDERGRAD-ADMISSIONS@DUKE.EDU or 919-684-3214 in advance of your participation.

LIVE ZOOM EVENTS

Pride Invitational Live Zoom Event

For event access, visit your CHOOSE DUKE! PORTAL HERE.

Pride Real Talk
Monday, April 4
8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time

If you are in a different time zone, you can calculate when the event will begin using a time zone converter.

ON-CAMPUS EVENT

Duke affinity groups are delighted to welcome admitted students to campus as part of Blue Devil Days. Advanced registration is not required for this event. Please register for Blue Devil Days and affinity-group events in your CHOOSE DUKE! PORTAL HERE

Registration for Blue Devil Days is available for you and up to two guests. Please register for one day only. All attendees must present proof of COVID-19 vaccination. On-campus events currently have limited/reduced capacity. We encourage you to book early to ensure your preferred date is available. Please do not make travel plans until you have registered to attend and received a registration confirmation.

CSGD Presents: Kickback Fridays
Friday, April 15
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time
The Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity, Bryan Center Upper Level

Pride Invitational Reception
Monday, April 18
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time
The Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity, Bryan Center Upper Level

FIRST-GENERATION COLLEGE & LOW-INCOME STUDENT INFORMATION

1GLI

Approximately 20% of Duke undergraduates are the first in their families to attend a 4-year college or come to Duke from limited-income backgrounds.

If you are interested in receiving information about the first-generation college and/or low-income (1GLI) community at Duke, please click the opt-in check box in your Choose Duke! Portal to learn more and be invited to our 1GLI admitted student event. Please note, you may receive 1GLI-related communications from Duke Undergraduate Admissions, but your information will not be shared outside of the admissions office.

Our 1GLI event will be held virtually on Monday, April 11.

For event information, visit your CHOOSE DUKE! PORTAL HERE.

Questions?  Please contact KellyNoel Waldorf, Assistant Director, at KELLYNOEL.WALDORF@DUKE.EDU or 919-684-0185.

Need accommodations? Duke University encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities.  If you anticipate needing accommodations in order to participate in our virtual event, please contact Idella Hackett at UNDERGRAD-ADMISSIONS@DUKE.EDU or 919-684-3214 in advance of your participation.

LIVE ZOOM EVENTS

1GLI Live Zoom Event

For event access, visit your CHOOSE DUKE! PORTAL HERE.

This event is for admitted students. Please join current Duke students for a candid discussion on being a first-generation college student and/or low-income student at Duke and in Durham.

1GLI Real Talk
Monday, April 11
6:30-7:30 p.m. Eastern Time

If you are in a different time zone, you can calculate when the event will begin using a time zone converter.

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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.

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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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Make Duke Possible

Duke remains committed to making all students’ education affordable.

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The Focus Program

Interdisciplinary seminars for first-year students
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Duke Gap Year Program

Gap year funding for admitted students
Apply to the Duke Gap Year Program

Bass Connections

Working collaboratively, contribute to interdisciplinary research
Learn more about Bass Connections

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.
Learn more about your first year

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


Learn. Engage. Connect.

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?

Virtual Information Session

Join us for a 45-minute virtual information session led by a Duke Admissions Officer. You’ll learn about academic opportunities, student life, admissions + financial aid process, and you’ll have a chance to ask questions.

REGISTER A VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSION

Live Virtual Campus Tour

Hosted each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, virtual tours offer an opportunity to visit campus from the comfort of your own home. Presented in real-time by a current student ambassador, our hour-long virtual visits guide you through popular spots on campus including both East and West Campuses.

SCHEDULE A LIVE VIRTUAL CAMPUS TOUR

Campus Tour

Led by a student tour guide, our outdoor walking tours last typically between 45-60 minutes. You’ll also have a chance to ask questions and hear why we love our vibrant community. In the event of severe weather or lightning, tours could be canceled or delayed. While on campus, visitors are expected to adhere to the UNIVERSITY VISITOR POLICIES.

SCHEDULE A CAMPUS TOUR

HOW DO I ENROLL?

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

HOW DO I VISIT CAMPUS?

Virtual Information Session

Join us for a 45-minute virtual information session led by a Duke Admissions Officer. You’ll learn about academic opportunities, student life, admissions + financial aid process, and you’ll have a chance to ask questions.

REGISTER A VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSION

Live Virtual Campus Tour

Hosted each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, virtual tours offer an opportunity to visit campus from the comfort of your own home. Presented in real-time by a current student ambassador, our hour-long virtual visits guide you through popular spots on campus including both East and West Campuses.

SCHEDULE A LIVE VIRTUAL CAMPUS TOUR

Campus Tour

Led by a student tour guide, our outdoor walking tours last typically between 45-60 minutes. You’ll also have a chance to ask questions and hear why we love our vibrant community. In the event of severe weather or lightning, tours could be canceled or delayed. While on campus, visitors are expected to adhere to the UNIVERSITY VISITOR POLICIES.

SCHEDULE A CAMPUS TOUR

HOW CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT DUKE WITHOUT VISITING CAMPUS?

We encourage you to 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 2022. 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, 2022. 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, 2022.

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

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 3/25/2022.