Courses: Interinstitutional

Fall and/or Spring Semester: A Duke undergraduate regularly enrolled as a full-time degree-seeking student and paying full fees can sign up for one course at UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC-Charlotte, or UNC-Greensboro; NC Central University; or NC State University each semester through an interinstitutional agreement that exists between these institutions and Duke.

You can take a course through the interinstitutional agreement only if:

  • it is not being offered at Duke during the same academic term;
  • you take it for credit (no audits); and
  • you take it for a letter grade (no S/U option).
  • students must be enrolled full-time in order to take a course using the interinstitutional agreement

Summer Terms: Under the same conditions as above, one course per summer may be taken at a neighboring institution participating in the agreement provided that the student is concurrently enrolled at Duke for one full course credit.

  •  First - fill out an Interinstitutional Course Approval Form (below).
  •  Next - after you have filled out and signed the form, where it says "approval of Dept/Academic Advisor", you will need to get the form signed by the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) in the Duke department in which the course would fall.
    • For example - if you are requesting approval to take a physics course at UNC, then the course request form will need to be approved and signed by the DUS or ADUS in the Physics Department at Duke.
  •  Finally - after you and the DUS have signed the form, send it to your Academic Dean ("approval of College Dean") who will sign and submit the form to be processed and sent to the Registrar's Office. The Registrar's Office will facilitate your actual enrollment in the course at the other institution and you will be notified.








Complete the form Interinstitutional Course: Request for Area of Knowledge Coding (below) and take it, along with the Interinstitutional Course Request form, to:

  1. Director of undergraduate studies (DUS) in the department at Duke that most closely fits the course you will be taking (e.g. if you are taking a Physics course at NCCU, you will send your two forms to the DUS in the Duke Physics Department). The DUS must approve and sign off on both forms first!
  2. After the DUS has signed and returned your forms, submit them to your Academic Dean for approval.


To apply for a particular Mode of Inquiry (e.g. STS, EI, FL, R, etc.) follow this procedure:

  1. complete the Interinstitutional Course: Request for Modes of Inquiry Coding (below).
  2. Attach appropriate documentation to support your request and submit the form to the Transfer Course Coding Committee in 011 Allen Building by the deadline noted on the form.

NOTE: Completion of the form and provision of documentation does not guarantee that the request will be approved by the committee.)