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 these deadlines will be crucial to your successful transition into graduate school. If you have any questions, please contact Admissions.

Destination Duke Checklist

Within 30 days of receiving your acceptance notification

  • Print a copy of your admission offer letter for your records. 
  • Let us know you are planning to attend by clicking the "Reply to Offer of Admission" form on your Application Status page.
  • Pay your enrollment deposit via Duke e-check.

Within 2 weeks of accepting your admission offer

  • Request final transcripts from your college, university, or seminary. If you're currently enrolled in a degree program, you should send your final transcripts as soon as your degree is conferred and you confirm with your registrar's office that the degree has been awarded on the transcript. 
    Note

    At this time, the Admissions office staff is working remotely because of disruptions to campus access caused by COVID-19. We urge you not to mail any documents to our physical addresses. Many schools can send official documents to us electronically. If your school does not have the ability to send electronic transcripts or you cannot contact your school please let us know by emailing admissions@div.duke.edu.

  • In the spring, international students will begin working with admissions staff and Duke Visa Services on completing the student visa application process

May 

June

  • Complete the background check (this request will be sent to your Duke email account in early June)
  • Those seeking accommodations should contact the Student Disability Access Office.
  • Register for a parking permit if you need one.
  • Accept financial aid and complete loan entrance counseling via DukeHub.
  • Residential students may apply in June for the pre-orientation programs, Bri(DDD)ge and RISE.
  • Open enrollment for Duke Student Health Insurance starts on June 15th (waivers must be approved by September 15th)

July

August

  • Pay fall student bill by the first business day of the month.
  • Attend Bri(DDD)ge and RISE pre-orientation programs (pre-registration is required for both).
Orientation

Orientation is required for all new students and is an opportunity to introduce you to Duke Divinity School as a community of learning and faithful service with attention to both spiritual and vocational formation. Detailed orientation information will begin being sent out on June 14th and there will be content in the months of June, July, and August.