Office of Student Returns

Return from Voluntary Withdrawal

Students who withdrew from Duke in order to transfer to another institution are not eligible to apply for readmission if their time away from Duke has exceeded two semesters from their original withdrawal date.


Download and complete the Readmission Application. Students are advised to carefully follow the Checklist for Returning Students.


Return Application Deadlines

Students should determine their targeted return term and plan a submission accordingly. An earlier application will not be accepted and does not benefit you since it is important for the application to be as up-to-date as possible. It is the student's responsibility to make sure the application is complete by the deadline date. Letters of recommendation and other supporting documents from respective individuals should be requested in a timely manner. ONLY COMPLETE applications will be reviewed. Applications are reviewed as expeditiously as possible.  There are three review cycles per year with distinct deadlines.

Returning Semester

Application Period Opens

Application Deadline

Fall June 1 July 1
Spring October 1 November 1
Summer I and II March 1 April 1