Details for upcoming semesters will be available at the time of pre-registration in the middle of the semester, and more distant plans may be ascertained by consulting the divisional representative or the instructors concerned.
Spring 2018 Classes
Drop/Add has ended and all schedules are set for Spring 2018. The last day to withdraw from a class with a "W" on the transcript is Friday, March 2, 2018.
- Spring 2018 daily calendar view (updated 2/1/18)
- Limited Elective Course Listings (Spring 2008 to present) (pdf)- this document will help you confirm what classes are able to fulfill limited electives in the M.Div. paradigm.
Spring 2018 Final Exam Information
The Spring 2018 final exam schedule will be posted as faculty identify exams offered. If you are unsure if your course is offering a final exam, please consult your syllabi and ask the instructor for further clarification.
Fall 2018 Registration Information
Bookbags will open in DukeHub for Fall 2018 classes on Monday, March 26, 2018. Please remember that in order to register you have to be marked "eligible" to enroll by your faculty advisor. Registration begins on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Please look in DukeHub for your enrollment date and time.
Consult the Divinity Bulletin for additional information about courses offered through Duke Divinity School.
Course Overload Request
If you are considering enrolling in more than 4 courses, this is considered an overload, and you will need permission from Dean Conklin-Miller to do this. Factors that are considered in granting permission include, but are not limited to, non-credit courses during the upcoming semester and the student's academic record, e.g. spiritual formation, field education, and incomplete coursework from previous semesters. Overload requests for Fall 2018 will not be processed until after graduation. These request can be submitted after spring break via an online form posted here.
Factors that are considered in granting an overload request include:
- Your year in school: First-semester students are not able to take a fifth course. Second semester students cannot be granted an overload until their grades are in from the first semester.
- Your grade point average: Students generally must have a GPA over a 3.0, although extenuating circumstances will be considered.
- Your transcript: A student with incompletes from the previous semester will not be allowed to enroll in a fifth course.
- Your plans to manage the extra work: What are your committments outside of the Divinity School (church, family, work, volunteering, etc.) and how will you manage the additional work.
Note: You do not need permission to audit a fifth course. You do need permission to take a fifth course for a grade or on a pass/fail basis.
Students who have previous course work at the undergraduate or graduate level can request to take an upper-level course in the same area as the core course. The upper-level course must be taken on a graded basis. To request advanced placement, students should submit the advanced placement form on the Forms & Paradigms page. Unless otherwise noted, the advanced placement form should go to the faculty chair for the division of the course the student would like to take.