You may be involuntarily withdrawn for academic reasons, if
The effective date of your dismissal for failure to meet semester continuation is usually the end of the semester. The exception to this is when course grades are missing at the end of a semester so that your ability to meet semester continuation is uncertain. When this is the case for the fall semester, you must complete your coursework and have sufficient passing grades assigned by 4 p.m. on the day before the first day of the spring semester, or you will be dismissed on that date. When semester continuation is in question at the end of the spring semester, you must have sufficient grades posted by 4 p.m. on the day one week prior to the first day of summer term II classes, or you will be dismissed on that date. If dismissed for continuation reasons, any remaining I and X grades will remain on your record and you may finish those classes at a later time. The effective date of a dismissal for failure to meet annual continuation is the last working day before fall classes begin. For more information and details, see Continuation Requirements.
The period of an academic dismissal is two semesters (the summer will count as one semester). After that time, you may apply to return to Duke through the Time Away Office. However, students who are suspended twice for academic reasons are eligible to apply for readmission no sooner than two years (six semesters, the summer will count as one semester) after the date of the second dismissal. Students who are dismissed for a second time may not appeal the two year separation period. You are not eligible for transfer credit during the period of your dismissal.
If you are excluded from the college under the provisions of these regulations, you may on request have your case reviewed by the senior associate dean of Trinity College of Arts & Sciences.
Your academic dean will notify you of a dismissal, close your student record, delete any future enrollments, and notify all appropriate offices.
Questions about an academic dismissal should be directed to your academic dean. Questions about financial obligations should be directed to the Bursar's Office. If you are withdrawn and have student loans, you must be in touch with the Student Loan Office to complete a Student Loan Exit Interview and to receive information on how to manage any loan payments that may become due while you are not enrolled. For information on returning from a dismissal, see the Time Away Office.
Note: If you have been withdrawn from Duke, you are no longer an active student, are not eligible for the benefits afforded to active Duke undergraduates, and are not permitted to be on campus. For details, see Time Away Office.