Students returning from an involuntary administrative withdrawal may apply to return to Duke in accordance with the time stipulation and other unique criteria as stated in their official separation letter.
Students can be administratively withdrawn from the university for failure to pay tuition and fees.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Leave and Return Process
Leave and Return Policy Questions
The retrun application is an online application. All applications must be accompanied by a $30 application fee, mailed to the Office of Student Returns.
Students must comply with all policies regarding leaves and eligibility for return, and are advised to carefully review the Returning Student Checklist.
Office of Student Returns
Durham, NC 27708
- Remember the application deadline: Send your application materials between October 1 and November 1 for a return for the spring semester, between March 1 and April 1 for the summer session, and between June 1 and July 1 for the fall semester. You should not assume a late application is acceptable. A $30 application fee should be submitted with your application and mailed directly to the Office of Student Returns.
The Office of Student Returns (OSR) reviews, develops and implements official university policies related to undergraduate students leaving and returning to Duke post-matriculation. The mission of the OSR is to guide students through the separation and return process and to make both points of transition as smooth as possible. In accomplishing this aim, the OSR works closely with the student's Academic Dean and other campus partners in order to maximize a student's successful transition.