Office of Student Returns

Return from an Academic Dismissal

Students returning from an academic dismissal may apply to return to Duke no earlier than two semesters after the original term of dismissal. Students dismissed twice for academic reasons are not eligible to apply for readmissions prior to five years after the second dismissal term. See also our Academic Dismissal policy.

Procedure (Returning from an Academic Dismissal)

A former student who wishes to return from an academic dismissal must complete Part A of the readmission application and return it to the Office of Student Returns. If  the student was advised to seek health treatment while away, the student must also complete Part B of the return application. Part B contains medical forms that are to be completed by the student's healthcare provider.

Students are advised to carefully read the Checklist for Returning Students.

Applications are reviewed as expeditiously as possible by the student's review committee consisting of the student's academic dean and, if appropriate, any relevant Duke healthcare provider. A return decision will be determined by the opinion of the student's academic dean, and, if appropriate, the opinion of any relevant licensed health care provider.