How to Apply

The visiting student application for Summer Session 2021 will be available March 1. 

Application Deadlines:
Term 1 application due by April 21
Term 2 application due by June 14

NOTE: International Students will only be admitted to take remote courses for Duke Summer Session term 1.  International students who want to attend Duke in-person in Term 2, and require a visa document from Duke, must enroll in 2 courses and 1 must be in-person. You must submit your application by April 1. Though we would welcome your presence at Duke this summer, we do not encourage the in-person option. We are not optimistic about the chances of getting your visa in time. 

Your Summer Session application is considered complete and ready for review when you have submitted the following:

  • The completed application
  • An official transcript from your undergraduate institution
  • Proof of Language Proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS, or Duke EIS interview & writing sample)
  • $50 application fee/ $100 if applying for a visa

Before beginning the Summer Session application, please know the following information:

  1. Do you intend to be a completely remote student, or do you plan to live on the Duke campus?
  2. The course or courses you wish to take. Select your course(s) by carefully reviewing the course schedule on DukeHub. https://registrar.duke.edu/courses-classrooms/courses. 

Once your Summer Session application is complete and has been reviewed, we will e-mail your admission decision. This will include a confirmation letter and fee statement if your application is approved.

Important notes about Course selection:

  • Not all courses on the schedule are open to summer visitors. For example, courses that are associated with the Medical School, Nursing, Fuqua School of Business, Divinity School are not available. It can be hard to determine and we will communicate with you if you need to select a different course. The academic departments that appear on the Projected Course Schedule are a useful guide, but please do not use this to select your course. It is not always up-to-date and does not show whether a course is online or remote. It can be a useful reference before you look at DukeHub.
  • Carefully review course meeting pattern details. If you do not plan to come to Duke please be sure that the course you select is entirely online. Note that some courses may have a lecture that is online, but a lab or discussion section that is in person.
  • Look for course pre-requisites. We will review your transcript for required pre-requisites.