Visiting Students FAQ

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

Summer Session courses are open to currently enrolled Duke undergraduate students, DKU undergraduate students, and undergraduate students at other accredited universities (i.e., not seeking their degree at Duke). Select Term 2 Summer Session courses are open to academically advanced, rising 11th and 12th -grade high school students.

Can international students enroll in Duke Summer Session?

Term 1 – International students can attend Summer Session online. We will not be processing visa requests for Term 1.  While many courses will be offered in-person, a selection of online courses will be available.

Term 2 – If you wish to come to Duke in-person you must submit your application by April 1, and when instructed, submit your required I-20 application documents by April 15. You must take 2 courses and one of those two courses must be in-person. Please contact kprice@duke.edu with questions. Note: U.S. law does not permit you to attend Duke Summer Session using a tourist visa (B-1/B-2)

Can international students already studying in the US attend Duke Summer Session in-person?

If you are currently attending a U.S. institution, it is likely you will be able to participate in Duke Summer Session using your current student visa. However, you will be required to complete the Duke Visa Services web form and provide copies of your official documents. Please contact kprice@duke.edu with questions.

Will my Duke course transfer to my home institution?

Transfer credit is determined by the receiving institution. Please check the transfer credit policies at your home university.

What is the tuition and fees for summer 2023? 

Please visit: the Tuition and Fees page for more information. 

All Summer Session students will be assigned to Edens Quad in either single or double rooms. All students living on campus will be required to have a meal plan. 

Please see the Housing & Dining page for rates.

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

Term 1- Bill date: April 15        Due date: May 12
Term 2- Bill date: May 15         Due date: June 12 

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

How do I select my courses?

Explore the course schedule. Carefully review course details and make sure the mode of delivery is appropriate for your summer plans. If you plan to be entirely remote, please make sure there are no required in-person components to your selected course. If a course requires a prerequisite, it will be mentioned in the official course description. Any prerequisites should be on the transcript you submit for admission. Questions about specific courses may be directed to Kim Price at kprice@duke.edu.

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

A course with insufficient enrollment may be cancelled.  Decisions regarding cancellation of Term 1 courses will be made no later than May 3. Decisions regarding cancellation of Term 2 courses will be made no later than June 20.

Can I live on campus if I am taking only virtual classes at Duke this summer?

Yes.  You may live on campus as long as you are enrolled in credit bearing coursework. Visiting international students must be enrolled in two courses and at least one of them must have an in-person component.

Can I take classes at the Duke Marine Lab?

Possibly.  Please see the Marine Lab’s visiting student application.

What is the closest airport to Duke?

Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) is about 20 minutes from Duke. You may take a taxi or airport shuttle to campus.

What is DukeHub and why do I need access?

DukeHub is the student self-service application where you can view your course schedule, check your financial account, and review grades. You can log into DukeHub using your NetID and password. Duke degree students use DukeHub to register for classes; however visiing students must do that through the Summer Session office.

The Summer Session Office is unable to troubleshoot issues relating to your email or DukeHub access. Please contact the OIT service desk for assistance.  

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. Once on the website, 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. Be prepared to answer the following:

  • 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

You will then install Duo Mobile.

The Summer Session Office is unable to troubleshoot issues relating to Multifactor Authentication. Please contact the OIT service desk for assistance.