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To apply Early Decision, you, one of your parents and your secondary school counselor must sign the Early Decision Agreement confirming your commitment to enroll at Duke if you are admitted.You will receive your admission decision in mid-December.We recommend but do not require the IELTS (International English Language Testing System), the PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English), or the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) for non-native English speakers who feel their TOEFL or IELTS scores might represent their English ability better than their SAT or ACT scores do.You can read more about how we consider the TOEFL here.
If you pay by check, please make the check payable to Duke University. Please refer to the overview of Trinity and Pratt as well as their majors and minors if you have questions about the best program for your interests.
You must send your nonrefundable application fee or fee waiver request along with the Common Application or Coalition Application. Through your Common Application or Coalition Application you may request an application fee waiver online, and your guidance counselor will receive an email invitation to endorse your request.
Both applications accept online payment via credit card or electronic check. You must apply to either the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences or the Pratt School of Engineering.
Students who have taken multiple tests may choose which scores to send to Duke.
For students who elect to send multiple test scores Duke will use whichever score is highest.