A number of our Continuing Studies students intend to complete their undergraduate degree here. Several matters should be kept in mind.
- You must be a local triangle resident to be considered for admission through Duke Continuing Studies.
- Degree-seeking students must complete a minimum of 4 academic courses at Duke and achieve a 3.3 grade point average to be eligible to apply for degree candidacy. At least 2 out of the 4 courses required must be taken during the fall and/or spring semesters.
- The evaluation of possible transfer credits will only be done after you have been officially admitted as a degree candidate (this takes place after you have completed a minimum of four courses at Duke - see below for more details).
- No more than 17 transfer course credits may count towards the 34 course credits required for graduation.
- Many academic departments will require that most-perhaps all-of the 10 courses required for the major be done while at Duke.
- Transfer credits may "count" towards the 34 course credits required for graduation and may be used to fulfill the General Studies Requirements for Areas of Knowledge coursework (please see p. 25 of the 2012-2013 Bulletin of Undergraduate Instruction.)
- Transfer courses and inter-institutional courses may be considered for approval towards the Modes of Inquiry requirements. Documentation will be required.
- Even if you have 17 transfer course credits, it is highly likely you will need to take more than 17 course credits at Duke in order to satisfy the requirements for your major and for General Studies.
NOTE: You must have taken at least 4 college level courses within the past several years and have earned superior grades to be considered for admission as a potential degree-seeking student. At this time Duke does not recognize on-line coursework.