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Duke Summer Session 2021 will include a combination of credit-bearing in-person and remotely delivered classes. Summer Session courses are open to currently enrolled Duke undergraduate students, DKU undergraduate students, and undergraduate students at other universities (i.e., not seeking their degree at Duke).

Duke academic departments are currently working on their summer offerings. The projected list of courses below is a work in progress and does not currently indicate mode of course delivery. Though we try to keep this list up-to-date, the most accurate information will be on DukeHub beginning February 22.

After February 22 see the course schedule on DukeHub for the most up-to-date course information.

Please direct all questions to: summer@duke.edu.

General Information about Course Levels

  • 0 - 99 – Advanced Placement credit; House Courses; First-Year Seminars, First-Year Writing.
  • 100 - 199 -- Introductory-level undergraduate courses; basic skills / activity courses.
  • 200 - 399 -- Undergraduate courses above introductory level.
  • 400 - 499 -- Advanced undergraduate, senior seminars, capstone courses, honors thesis courses.
  • 500 - 699 -- Graduate courses open to advanced undergraduates.

Maximum Course Load. The maximum course load for Trinity College students for one 6-week term of the summer session is two courses, one of which may be a laboratory science course. Students in Pratt School of Engineering must make an appointment with their Academic Dean in order to discuss taking more than one laboratory course in one 6-week session. In addition, a student may enroll in a physical education activity course for one-half course credit or an applied music course for one-quarter or one-half course credit, not to exceed a total of 2.5 course credits in the 6-week term. A greater load may be possible on rare occasions with the approval of the student's dean or the appropriate director of graduate studies. Visiting students must obtain approval for an overload from the director of the Summer Session. 

The maximum program for one 4-week term of the summer session is one course. In addition, a student may enroll in a physical education activity course or tutorial for one-half course credit or a music lesson for one-quarter course credit.

Concurrent registration in a 4-week course and a 6-week course is not permitted under normal circumstances.

Minimum Enrollment Required. Some courses are offered subject to minimum enrollments. If a course must be canceled because of insufficient enrollment, this decision is made as early as possible in an attempt to avoid undue hardship on students. Students already enrolled in a course to be canceled will be notified immediately. If at all possible, courses are offered as scheduled.