Drop/Add, Withdrawal and Refunds

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Students may add a course or courses before the beginning of the term, or during the official drop/add period. Currently enrolled Duke students must use DukeHub (the university’s online information management system); all other students must contact the Summer Session office. 

Drop/Add

Drop/add (dropping one class and adding another class in its place) may be done prior to the beginning of the term or during the first three days of the term. There are no financial charges for dropping and adding. Currently enrolled Duke students must use DukeHub to drop and add; all other students must contact the Summer Session office.

Important Reminder for Currently Enrolled Duke Students:

Registering for a class but never attending, or registering but not paying prior to the beginning of the term, will not drop you from the class roll. Non-attendance does not constitute an official drop and will not drop you from the class roll(s) nor release you from financial obligations. 

Dropping, Withdrawals, and Refunds:

Dropping

There is no financial obligation of tuition and fees for students who officially drop their course(s) by the end of the drop/add period. Currently enrolled Duke students must use DukeHub; all other students must contact the Summer Session office. Never attending a class for which you have registered, or nonpayment for classes for which you have registered, will not drop you from the class roll(s) nor release you from financial obligations. Course withdrawal fees will be assessed.

Withdrawal

After the first three days of the term when drop/add ends, students may withdraw from their course(s) for compelling reasons only with the permission of their academic dean and by turning in a completed course withdrawal form to the Office of the University Registrar by 5 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Term 1 (6-Week term): Wednesday, June 9, 2021;
  • Term 1 (4-Week term): Friday, May 28, 2021;
  • Term 2 (6-Week term): Monday, July 26, 2021; and
  • Term 2 (4-Week term): Wednesday, July 14, 2021.

Duke students obtain a course withdrawal form from their academic dean. Visiting students should contact the Summer Session Office. Students will receive a W for each course withdrawn on their official transcript. There is a financial obligation of full tuition and fees for withdrawing from a course. No refunds are possible. In addition to being assessed full tuition and fees, students-by not officially withdrawing, and not attending-may receive a grade of F on their official transcript.

Summer Session retains the right to withdraw students from classes if they never attend, have not paid tuition and fees, or if they fail to clear with the bursar by the end of the drop/add period. Attendance in classes after the first three days of the term financially obligates the student for 100% of the tuition charge, the Student Health Fee, and the Transcript Fee (for visiting students). No tuition is refunded after the third day of each term.

Students who, subsequent to withdrawal for financial reasons, clear with the Office of the Bursar may, with written permission of their academic dean, be reinstated in their classes no later than the mid-point of the summer term. The student will be liable for full tuition and fees. Under no circumstances will a student be reinstated or permitted to register after the mid-point of the summer term.
 

IMPORTANT DATES: DROP/ADD

  • Friday, May 14 – Drop/Add for Term 1 (6-week and 4-week) ends at 11:59 p.m. Visiting students must contact the Summer Session office (summer@duke.edu).
  • Wednesday, June 30 – Drop/Add for Term 2 (6-week and 4-week) ends at 11:59 p.m. Visiting students must contact the Summer Session office (summer@duke.edu).