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 AM ET 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.
  • Registration window times are based on Eastern Time (ET).

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 AM EST. 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 2020 Session
  • The Schedule of Classes for all Summer 2020 Terms will be available for review on Monday, February 10, 2020. Bookbagging for summer courses begins on this same date.
  • Registration for summer courses begins on Monday, February 17, 2020 at 12:00:01 AM EST.

Undergraduates: There will be a limited number of four-week intensive courses to be offered during Summer 2020 Term 1 and Summer 2020 Term 2. 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 2020 Session

The Exam Schedule for Summer 2020 is available.

Fall 2020

Monday, July 27, 2020
Fall 2020 Schedule of Classes becomes available for student and general public use; advising for undergraduate students begins; bookbags available for use.

Wednesday, August 3, 2020
The first registration window for Fall 2020 opens.

Thursday, August 13, 2020
The drop/add period begins at 12:00 AM ET.

Friday, August 21, 2020
Waiting lists for all Divinity and undergraduate courses will be purged at 11:59 PM ET.

Friday, August 28, 2020
Drop/Add ends at 11:59 PM ET. Waiting lists for all Graduate/Professional courses (excluding Fuqua and Law) will be purged at 11:59 PM ET.

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 December 2020, May 2021, September 2021, or December 2021.
Junior means graduating in or May 2022, September 2022, or December 2022.
Sophomore means graduating in May 2023, September 2023, or December 2023.
First-Year means graduating in May 2024 or later.
Grad/Prof refers to students in the Engineering Professional - Pratt School of Engineering, Graduate School, and the Sanford School of Public Policy

The Divinity School, The Fuqua School of Business, The Nicholas School of the Environment, and The School of Law, have their own registration schedules.

Graduate and Professional Students, Monday, August 3, 7:00 AM ET

Seniors, Tuesday, August 4, 7:00 AM ET

Juniors - (last two digits of the Student ID)
00-49, Wednesday, August 5, 7:00 AM ET
50-99, Thursday, August 6, 7:00 AM ET

Sophomores - (last two digits of the Student ID
00-49, Friday, August 7, 7:00 AM ET
50-99, Monday, August 10, 7:00 AM ET

First Year - (last two digits of the Student ID)
00-49, Tuesday, August 11, 7:00 AM ET
50-99, Wednesday, August 12, 7:00 AM ET

Drop/Add begins at 12:00 AM ET on Thursday, August 13, 2020.