FAQ – High School Students

Who is eligible to enroll in Summer Session for-credit courses?

Current 10thand 11th grade students (2021-2022 academic year) are eligible to apply to select six-week courses for credit. Participants must be 16-years-old by the first day of the term (June 27, 2022)to be eligible to enroll.

Credit options for high school students include on-campus options for local commuters and online options for non-commuters, including international high school students.

Summer Session courses are also open to currently enrolled Duke undergraduate students, DKU undergraduate students, and undergraduate students at other universities (i.e., not seeking their degree at Duke). High school participants will be in courses with undergraduate students.


Can international high school students enroll in Duke Summer Session?

International high school students are eligible to enroll in Duke’s online for-credit course options.

Eligible applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide TOEFL or IELTS test results.

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System Minimum band score: 7
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Minimum score: 100 on the internet-based TOEFL

What is the tuition rate and required fees for summer 2022? (2022 fee update pending)

High school students are eligible to enroll in non-lab courses. The tuition for each non-lab course is $2,600.

Transcript Fee:$120 (one-time fee for life-time transcripts)


When will tuition and fees post to student accounts? What is the payment deadline?

Term 2-Bill date: May 15

Due date: June12

Visiting high school students with outstanding tuition and fee balances on the last day of drop/add will be dropped from their course(s).


Is financial aid available to high school students?

Scholarships and/or financial aid are not available to high school students who are taking Duke University courses for credit. High school students who would like to have a Duke experience and possibly receive financial aid can explore Duke Pre-College’s High School Program.


Are residential options available to high school students?

Duke Summer Session credit courses are available to current 10th-11thgrade students (2021-2022 academic year) who are local commuters or who would like to take a Duke University course online.

If you are a high school student who would like to have a non-credit, residential experience at Duke University, please see the Duke Pre-College High School Program.


How do I select my courses?

Select Term 2 credit courses are available to high school students to enroll in as local commuters or as online students. Options include courses from across the arts and sciences.  Carefully review course details and make sure the mode of delivery and meeting schedule is appropriate for your summer plans. Questions about specific courses may be directed to Kim Price at kprice@duke.edu.


Will my Duke course credit transfer to my undergraduate institution after I graduate from high school?

Transfer credit is determined by the receiving institution. We encourage you to discuss transferring your Duke University credit as you apply to or when you are accepted into an undergraduate institution.


Is there a chance that courses could be canceled due to low enrollment?

If we do not have sufficient enrollment, we may make the decision to cancel the course. Decisions regarding cancellation of Term 2 courses will be made no later than June 13.


Can I change or drop my Duke University course?

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. A high school student who wishes to drop their course and add a different course must be eligible for the new course in order to enroll. Please see the course description on the Summer Session website to determine any prerequisites.

Wednesday, June 29–Drop/Add for Term 2 ends at 11:59 p.m. Visiting high school students must contact the Summer Session office (summer@duke.edu).


What if I need to withdraw from my Duke University course?

After the first three days of the term when drop/add ends, students may withdraw from their course(s) for compelling reasons. Visiting high school students should contact the Summer Session Office.

Term 2 Withdrawal deadline: Monday, July 25, 2022

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 and the Transcript Fee. No tuition is refunded after the third day of each term.


What will in-person classes and Duke campus be like this summer?

Those participating in Duke University Summer Session courses on campus are expected to be fully vaccinated and have results from a negative COVID PCR test within 72 hours of coming to campus. Students should have these records with them on campus and be prepared to provide proof if requested. 

Should changing conditions related to COVID occur, participants should be prepared for possible adjustments to the COVID protocol on campus. 


What is DukeHub and why do I need access?

DukeHub is the student self-service application providing students with an array of information and direct access to their academic, financial, and personal data. Access to DukeHub is gained by the use of your NetID and password. Using DukeHub, students can view the course schedule, check their financial account and review their grades. Duke degree students use DukeHub to register for classes; however visiting students must do that through the Summer Session office.

You will have access to DukeHub after you have received an email containing your Net ID and password information from Duke’s Office of Information Technology (OIT).This should happen within a few days after your Duke student record has been created and you have been registered for your summer course(s). The log-in information for DukeHub is the same as the log-in for your Duke email.

The Summer Session Office is unable to troubleshoot issues relating to your email or DukeHub access. If you experience issues with DukeHub or your Duke email please contact the OIT service desk at https://oit.duke.edu/help.


What is Multi-Factor Authentication?

In order to access DukeHub and your Duke email, you will be required to set-up a security feature called Multi-Factor Authentication. Go to https://idms-mfa.oit.duke.edu/mfato enroll in multi-factor authentication. You will be prompted to enter your user name/NetID and password. If you cannot access this site, call OIT at 919-684-2200 for assistance with your NetID and password.

After you login successfully, you will see links on the right-hand side of the page that allow you to add devices. For example, if you choose to Add a Smart Phone or Tablet, you will then be taken to a screen that prompts you to answer these questions:

  • What type of device do you want to register?
  • What operating system does this device have?
  • 10-digit phone number (Note: International numbers should be entered as + followed by the country code and the rest of the phone number)
  • Optional device nickname

After you answer these questions, you will be directed to a page that tells you how to install Duo Mobile. Follow the directions to finish setting up your device and if you have questions, try reading additional documentation at https://oit.duke.edu/what-we-do/applications/multi-factor-authentication.

The Summer Session Office is unable to troubleshoot issues relating to Multi-Factor Authentication. If you experience issues with Multi-Factor Authentication please contact the OIT service desk at https://oit.duke.edu/help.