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Duke University - Admission Procedures

Application Deadlines | Deposits | Early Decision/Admission

Application Dates

This section covers information about dates concerning the application process.

  • This college requires you to take the SAT I or ACT by January of your senior year.
  • You need to take the SAT II by January of your senior year.
  • You should visit the college for your interview by December 15 of your senior year.
  • The application dates followed by this college are as follows:
    • Priority Application Deadline: December 1.
    • Final Application Deadline: January 2.
  • Admission notification is sent by April 15.
  • Applicant must accept offer of admission by May 1.


  • $500 tuition and room deposit, nonrefundable.

Other Application Information

  • The admissions process at this college is need blind.
  • This school offers the CollegeLink application service.
  • Freshmen are accepted for admission in terms other than fall (-1% of freshmen).
  • The Common Application is accepted by this school.

Early Decision and Acceptance Programs

  • This school has a formalized early decision program in place for students who are positive they want to attend if they are accepted. This program allows the student to apply early and then let them know earlier than normal about their admission status.
  • Early decision application deadline for fall entry is November 1.
  • Out of 1242 early decision applicants, 48% were accepted to the school.
  • This college follows an early admissions program.