Frequently Asked Questions

We realize that you may have questions about changes to this year’s Summer Session.  Please review the FAQs below for answers to many of these questions. If you have additional questions, please contact:

Additionally, please refer to Keep Learning for resources to help you be successful in online learning this summer. 

Who is eligible to apply?

If you are currently, or have been, a college student in good standing at an accredited institution of higher learning and desire to enroll in undergraduate courses for academic, professional, or personal enrichment, you are eligible to apply. If you are currently a high school students are not to apply.


How many courses am I required to register for?

If you select the 4-week term, you may only take one course. If you choose the 6-week term, you may take one course or a maximum of 2.5 courses. Visiting students automatically qualify for a tuition grant that reduces the cost of a second course. One Duke course usually transfers as 4 credit hours.


What is the tuition for summer courses?

$2,500 for a non-lab course and $3,200 for an extended recitation/lab course.  


Are there any additional fees that will be charged this summer?

All students enrolled in summer courses will be charged a student health fee of $147 per term.  Student health and wellness programs and services being offered this summer can be found here:

Students living outside of the US while enrolled in an online summer course may submit a request for a health fee waiver to:


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

Tuition and fees for both summer terms I and 2 will post to student accounts the second week of May and will be billed on May 15th.  The due date of summer term 1 and 2 tuition and fees is June 12th. 


How do I select my courses?

Review the course schedule. If a course requires a prerequisite, it will be mentioned in the official course description. Questions about specific courses may be directed to Ms. Kim Price at


Is there a chance that courses could be cancelled 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 mid-June, on a specific date to be communicated.


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


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 to 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

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