We are excited for you to join our Duke Divinity community! In the coming months, you'll need to meet several deadlines and milestones. Meeting the deadlines will be crucial to your successful transition to our community. If you have questions, please contact Admissions.

Destination Duke Checklist Items

Within 15 days of receiving your notification

  • Print a copy of your admission offer letter for your records. 

After receiving your institutional financial aid offer

  • Notify us of your decision and pay your enrollment deposit

Within 2 weeks of accepting your admission offer

  • Request final transcripts from your college or university (or seminary for Th.M., Th.D., and transfer students). Students currently enrolled in a degree program should send their final transcripts as soon as your degree is conferred and you confirm with your Registrar's Office that your degree is noted on your transcript. 
  • International students will begin working with the Office of Admissions on completing the visa application. 
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)




  • Review program paradigms and fall course schedule (All M.Div., M.T.S., M.A.C.S., Th.M., and Th.D. students will register for classes during orientation in August)
  • Review Duke policies and Divinity School academic resources


  • Pay fall student bill by first business day
  • D.Min. students attend program orientation
  • Th.D. students attend program orientation 
  • M.Div., M.T.S., M.A.C.S., and Th.M. students attend New Student Orientation