These students may be exempt, and if so, may not be disadvantaged in the evaluation process.
In Duke's application process, SAT and ACT scores are not viewed as the sole measure of a student's academic ability.
For students who elect to send multiple test scores Duke will use whichever score is highest and will recalculate an ACT composite score from highest subscores.
Both the Common Application and the Coalition Application include a one-page personal essay.
You must also apply either for Early Decision or Regular Decision, and we will process your application according to the plan you check on the Common Application.
To apply Early Decision, you, one of your parents and your secondary school counselor must sign the Early Decision Agreement confirming your commitment to enroll at Duke if you are admitted.
A complete application consists of various documents, some of which have different deadlines.
Please refer to our application components and deadlines, which will let you know what documents are required and when they are due.
Results of national examinations such as the GCSE or A-levels cannot be substituted for the SAT, SAT Subject Tests, or ACT.
We do not require any English proficiency tests, though we recommend them for non-native English speakers who feel their English proficiency test scores might represent their English ability better than their SAT or ACT scores do.