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.

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, send an email to registrar@duke.edu. 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 2021 Session
  • The Schedule of Classes for all Summer 2021 Terms will be available for review on Monday, February 22, 2021. Shopping carts for summer courses will also become available on this date.
  • Registration for summer courses begins on Monday, March 1, 2021 at 12:00:01 AM EST.

Undergraduates: There will be a limited number of four-week intensive courses to be offered during Summer 2021 Term 1 and Summer 2021 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 2021 Session

The Exam Schedule for Summer 2021 will be available soon.

Fall 2021

Monday, February 22, 2021
Fall 2021 Schedule of Classes becomes available to faculty and department staff for course synopsis and textbook entry.

Monday, Monday, June 28, 2021
Fall 2021 Schedule of Classes becomes available for student and general public use; advising for undergraduate students begins; shopping carts available for use.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021
The first registration window for Fall 2021 opens.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021
The drop/add period begins at 12:00 AM.

Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Late registration deadline for Fall 2021.  A $50 fee will be assessed to students who register after this date.

Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Waiting lists for all Divinity Hybrid session courses will be purged at 11:59 PM.

Friday, August 27, 2021
Waiting lists for all undergraduate courses will be purged at 11:59 PM.

Friday, September 3, 2021
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.

Friday, September 10, 2021
Waiting lists for all Divinity Residential session courses 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 December 2021, May 2022, September 2022, or December 2022.
Junior means graduating in May 2023, September 2023, or December 2023.
Sophomore means graduating in May 2024, September 2024, or December 2024.
First-Year means graduating in May 2025 or later.
Grad/Prof refers to students in the Divinity School, Engineering Professional - Pratt School of Engineering, Graduate School, Nicholas School of the Environment, Sanford School of Public Policy, and the School of Nursing

Fuqua School of Busines, School of Law, and the School of Nursing have their own registration schedules.


Graduate and Professional StudentsWednesday, July 7, 7:00 AM

Seniors, Thursday, July 8, 7:00 AM

Juniors - (last two digits of the Student ID)
00-49, Friday, July 9, 7:00 AM
50-99, Monday, July 12, 7:00 AM

Sophomores - (last two digits of the Student ID) 
00-49, Tuesday, July 13, 7:00 AM
50-99, Wednesday, July 14, 7:00 AM

First Year - (last two digits of the Student ID)
00-49, Thursday, July 15, 7:00 AM
50-99, Monday, July 19, 7:00 AM


Undergraduate advising begins on Monday, June 28, 2021.

Drop/Add begins at 12:00 AM on Tuesday, July 20, 2021; Late Registration Fee ($50) will be charged after Tuesday, August 3, 2021.