Duke University

This page will be updated by late summer 2020.

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
Self-Reported or Official Reports

SAT code: 5156
ACT code: 3088

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

  • ACT, writing exam optional; OR
  • SAT, with essay component optional and two Subject Tests strongly recommended
    • 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. 
    • For students who submit SAT scores, two SAT Subject Tests are strongly recommended. Students who have taken the test multiple times may choose which scores to send to Duke. Duke will use the highest available scores in each section, plus the two highest Subject Test scores, regardless of the date those tests were taken.
    • Students who submit the ACT are not required to submit SAT or SAT Subject Test scores.


2020-2021 FAFSA 

FAFSA code: 002920
Available: Oct. 1

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens.


2019-2020 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, you will be asked to provide an email address for your non-custodial parent. Your non-custodial parent will then receive an email from the College Board with instructions on how to complete their CSS Profile online.
  • 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 College 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 15. 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
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

2020-2021 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 002920
Available: Oct. 1


US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens

2020-2021 CSS Profile 

CSS code: 5156
Available: Oct. 1


Contact Information 

Duke University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
2138 Campus Drive
Box 90586
Durham, NC 27708

Office hours:
M-F 8:30 AM-5:00 PM (Eastern)
Phone: (919) 684-3214
Fax: (919) 668-1661
Email: undergrad-admissions@duke.edu

Karsh Office of Undergraduate Financial Support
2127 Campus Drive Annex, Box 90397
Durham, NC 27708
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 

Sonam Aidasani, Senior Admissions Officer
(919) 684-0176