Duke University

This page will be updated by late summer 2021.

Match Requirements for:

Finalists who rank Duke

Please submit these materials as soon as you are notified you are a Finalist.

Match Requirements


Duke University QuestBridge Questionnaire

After your QuestBridge Application has been forwarded to Duke, you will receive instructions on accessing your Duke Admissions Portal. Please note that you should not complete a Common or Coalition Application. Once you have accessed your portal, complete the required Duke QuestBridge Questionnaire. The questionnaire will ask you to identify up to three Duke majors that interest you, and to reflect on your academic interests and your interest in Duke. The specific questions can be found here.


Test Scores (Optional for 2020-21 admissions cycle)

Self-Reported or Official Reports

SAT code: 5156
ACT code: 3088

Duke University is adopting a test-optional policy for students applying for admission to the first-year undergraduate class in the 2020-21 admissions cycle.

If you choose to complete one of the following standardized testing options and self-report or officially report scores to Duke:

  • ACT (writing exam not required)
  • SAT (essay component not required)
    • Duke does not have a preference for either test, but if you choose to submit both, Duke will consider the stronger score as determined by concordance tables. 
    • SAT Subject Tests are not required. 


2021-2022 FAFSA 

FAFSA code: 002920
Available: Oct. 1

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens.


2021-2022 CSS Profile 

CSS code: 5156
Available: Oct. 1

Please select "Regular Decision" as your admission application type.

If your parents are divorced or separated:

  • Your non-custodial parent must submit a separate CSS Profile online. After your custodial parent completes the CSS Profile, your non-custodial parent may complete their application at the same website. 
  • If you do not have any contact with your non-custodial parent, then you may submit a request to waive the requirement of their financial information. Download the Non-Custodial Parent Waiver Petition.

Options following the Match

Early Decision

Students who rank Duke for the Match may not apply Early Decision to Duke.

Regular Decision

All Finalists who rank Duke for the Match will automatically have their applications moved into the Regular Decision process. Please submit updated transcripts and any new information. If you no longer wish to be considered, you must request that your application be withdrawn by writing to undergrad-admissions@duke.edu.

Regular Decision Requirements:

Step 1: Select Duke on the QuestBridge Regular Decision Form on your Application Management page between November 4 - December 9. Only check the box if you fully intend to submit a complete application to Duke (including all of the materials detailed in the table below).

Step 2: Submit all additional required application and financial materials by the applicable deadlines directly to Duke as detailed in the table below.

Information for Non-Finalists

indicates a required material

Regular Decision Requirements: Application Materials


Finalists who ranked Duke and submitted all materials (but did not match to a binding college)

Finalists who did not rank Duke

Common Application and all Duke-specific supporting documents


On the Duke section of the Common Application respond "yes" to the question that asks if you are requesting a fee waiver as a QuestBridge Finalist. Also provide your 9-digit QuestBridge ID number to have your fee waived.

Duke Supplement


QuestBridge Midyear Report

Official Transcript(s)

Update including recent grades

Test Scores (Optional for 2020-21 admissions cycle)
Self-Reported or Official Reports

SAT code: 5156
ACT code: 3088

Only if new scores to report

Regular Decision Requirements: Financial Aid Materials


Finalists who ranked Duke and submitted all materials (but did not match to a binding college)

Finalists who did not rank Duke

2021-2022 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 002920
Available: Oct. 1



US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens

2021-2022 CSS Profile 

CSS code: 5156
Available: Oct. 1



Contact Information 

Duke University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
2138 Campus Drive, Box 90586
Durham, NC 27708
Email: undergrad-admissions@duke.edu
Phone: (919) 684-3214
Fax: (919) 668-1661
Office hours: M-F 8:30 AM-5:00 PM (Eastern)

Karsh Office of Undergraduate Financial Support
2127 Campus Drive Annex, Box 90397
Durham, NC 27708
Email: finaid@duke.edu
Phone: (919) 684-6225
Fax: (919) 660-9811


Duke Contacts (regarding QuestBridge applications):

Christopher Briggs, Senior Assistant Director
(919) 684-0157

David Sakyi, Senior Admissions Officer
(919) 684-0156