How to Apply

The visiting student application for Summer Session 2022 will be available March 1. 

Application Deadlines:
Term 1 application due by April 27 (for online courses only)
Term 2 application due by April 1 (for on-campus courses)

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 and have requested I-20 application documents submitted by April 15. 

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 or IELTS)
  • $50 application fee/ $100 if applying for an I-20)

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

  1. Do you intend to be a completely remote student in Term 1, or do you plan to come to Duke in Term 2?
  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.