About Registration

Who can register for classes at Duke University?

All students must have a student record free of administrative and financial holds to be able to register in DukeHub. Divinity School, Pratt School of Engineering (undergraduate), School of Nursing, and Trinity College of Arts & Sciences all require students to meet with an advisor and be marked eligible to enroll for the term prior to registration. All other students are strongly encouraged to consult an advisor before registering for classes in DukeHub.


Registration is completed via DukeHub. DukeHub is the student self-service application providing students with an array of information and direct access to their academic, financial, and personal data. Access to DukeHub is gained by the use of your NetID and password.

  • DukeHub is available every day (except some Saturday mornings and holidays), seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day.
  • As a security precaution, students should change their NetID password periodically. This ID and password are your key to accessing all of the personal information contained on these pages. DON'T SHARE YOUR PASSWORD WITH ANYONE!
  • The use of DukeHub to gain access to or alter the record of registration of another person, or to gain access to restricted classes without proper permission, is a violation of the Duke Community Standard and is subject to disciplinary action.
  • If you need help with registration policies and procedures, call the Office of the University Registrar at 919-684-2813 during regular office hours, or send an email to registrar@duke.edu. The office will be open at 7:00 a.m. during all registration windows. If you need technical help or browser information, contact the OIT Help Desk at 919-684-2200.
  • Registration and drop/add are available to all students with no outstanding financial or other obligations to the university. Students with outstanding financial obligations must make arrangements with the bursar's office before registering or attempting to drop/add. Those students who have not paid billed fees owed to, or fines imposed by, the university (such as laboratory fees, library fines, and parking fines) will not be permitted to register until the fees and fines have been paid, even if the student has paid tuition for the upcoming term.
  • See the Academic Calendar for the official semester schedule and registration deadlines.

Monday, September 23, 2019
Spring 2020 Schedule of Classes becomes available to faculty and department staff for course synopsis and textbook entry.

Monday, October 21, 2019
Spring 2020 Schedule of Classes becomes available for student and general public use; advising for undergraduate students begins; bookbags available for use.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
The first registration window for Spring 2020 opens.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
The drop/add period begins at 12:00 AM.

Sunday, December 1, 2019
Late registration deadline for Spring 2020.  A $50 fee will be assessed to students who register after this date.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Waiting lists for all Divinity and undergraduate courses will be purged at 11:59 PM.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Drop/Add ends at 11:59 PM.  Waiting lists for all Graduate/Professional courses (excluding Fuqua and Law) will be purged at 11:59 PM.

Registration Windows Defined

  • Each semester registration opens with graduate and professional student registration, which starts on a Wednesday. 
  • Undergraduate registration starts on the following Thursday, with one day for all seniors.  
  • The remaining one-day windows are for the other academic classes, which register in turn. 
  • Academic class is based on expected graduation date.  
  • Academic classes are sub-divided into groups, each according to the last two digits of Student ID numbers. (The Student ID does NOT appear on your DukeCard. In DukeHub, your Student ID appears at the top of your Student Center home page.)
  • Each sub-divided group is advanced from one semester to the next, moving up to the first position, then back to the last, to start forward again.  
  • Therefore, each student will register in the first window for his or her class at least five times during his or her academic career.

Academic Class Definitions:

Senior means graduating in May 2020, September 2020 or December 2020.
Junior means graduating in May 2021, September 2021, or December 2021.
Sophomore means graduating in May 2022, September 2022, or December 2022.
First-Year means graduating in May 2023 or later.
Grad/Prof refers to students in the Divinity School, Engineering Professional - Pratt School of Engineering, Graduate School, Nicholas School of Engineering, Sanford School of Public Policy, and the School of Nursing

Fuqua and Law have their own registration schedules.

Graduate and Professional Students, Wednesday, October 30, 7:00 AM

Seniors, Thursday, October 31, 7:00 AM

Juniors - (last two digits of the Student ID)
50-99, Friday, November 1, 7:00 AM
00-49, Monday, November 4, 7:00 AM

Sophomores - (last two digits of the Student ID
50-99, Tuesday, November 5, 7:00 AM
00-49, Thursday, November 7, 7:00 AM

First Year - (last two digits of the Student ID)
50-99, Friday, November 8, 12:00 PM
00-49, Monday, November 11, 12:00 PM

Undergraduate advising begins on Monday, October 21, 2019.

Drop/Add begins at 12:00 AM on Tuesday, November 12, 2019; Late Registration Fee ($50) will be charged after Sunday, December 1, 2019.

Registration for classes during the summer terms is optional, therefore, the process to do so differs from the other enrollment terms. Graduate School students will be made eligible to enroll by the Office of the University Registrar. All other students must request summer enrollment through the registration section of DukeHub. For more information on the registration process please read the following documentation.

Drop/add (dropping one class and adding another class in its place) may be done prior to the beginning of the term or during the first three days of the term. There are no financial charges for dropping and adding, as long as no reduction in course load takes place after 12:01 a.m. on the day that classes begin for that term. A reduction in course load after the term begins, however, will result in the assessment of a $150 withdrawal fee per course. Currently enrolled Duke students must use DukeHub to drop and add; all other students must contact the Summer Session office.

Information for the Summer 2019 Session
  • The Schedule of Classes for all Summer 2019 Terms will be available for review on Monday, February 11, 2019. Bookbagging for summer courses begins on this same date.
  • Registration for summer courses begins on Monday, February 18, 2019 at 12:00:01 AM.

Undergraduates: There will be a limited number of four-week intensive courses to be offered during Summer 2019 Term I and Summer 2019 Term II. Students may enroll in only one four-week intensive course per term. Students may not enroll in a four-week intensive course and a six-week traditional course within the same term. Four-week intensive courses are identified on the Schedule of Classes with an “M” to the right of the section number (e.g. 01M). 

Exam Schedule for the Summer 2019 Session

The Exam Schedule for Summer 2019 will be posted in late October.