Application Directions

To apply, click the green “apply” button on the Summer Academy home page starting on December 3, 2018. You will be prompted to create an online account and to fill out a multi-page questionnaire. You can start applying, save your work, logout, login again and continue working before submitting the application. You will be prompted to pay your application fee by credit card online. Once you have submitted your application you will not be able to access it to make changes or upload supplementary documents.  Email any changes or documents to  summeracademy@duke.edu.  If you are a member of a group, we request that you use the paper form.

Choosing Your Course

On your application, you will be required to list your top three courses choices. If you are only interested in one course, you can choose only to list that course choice. In your acceptance letter you will be notified of the courses that you have been approved for. You will be notified of the course you are enrolled in when you arrive to campus. 

Required Supplementary Documents

In addition to our application, you will need to submit the following items in order for your application to be complete. The documents should be submitted in .doc/.docx or .pdf format. We will not review your application until we have received all of the required documents listed below.

  • An essay stating why you are uniquely qualified for this program and interested in the courses for which you are applying
  • A résumé highlighting your academic and non-academic experiences
  • High school transcript (an unofficial transcript is acceptable)
  • Teacher Recommendation Form – Letters of recommendation must be accompanied by our teacher recommendation form.  Teachers may email the teacher recommendation form directly to Duke Summer Session at summeracademy@duke.edu.

Submitting Application Materials

You will have the opportunity to incorporate your supplementary materials directly into your online application. Alternatively, you may choose to submit your application and pay your application fee prior to turning in your supplementary materials. If you choose this option (turning in your supplementary materials after you submit your application form), you can email your application materials to us directly at summeracademy@duke.edu or mail them to us at the mailing address below. Once you have submitted your application online and paid your application fee you will not be able to access your online application.

Duke University Summer Academy
8 East Campus Union Drive, Box 90700
Durham, NC 27708-0700