There are a number of special programs across the university or populations that require special considerations for registration. A few of those programs or populations are highlighted below.

Under the interinstitutional registration agreement, any graduate, professional or undergraduate student enrolled as a degree seeking student at any of the following universities may participate in registration via the interinstitutional registration process:

Visit Interinstitutional Registration for more information.

The Robertson Scholars program was created and funded by UNC alumnus Julian Robertson and his wife, Josie. Each year, the Robertson Scholars Program selects thirty new scholars—half matriculate at Duke University and half at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. All exhibit academic excellence, leadership potential, a commitment to community service, and behavior that is grounded in strong ethical principles. Every Robertson Scholar has two dynamic intellectual homes at two superb universities—Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill.

All Robertson Scholars are required to take a minimum of five courses at the sister campus during their undergraduate experience. This number can include the Robertson Colloquium (taken spring of the first year) and the Senior Capstone (taken spring of the senior year). Unlike other students at Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill who are limited to one interinstitutional course per semester and can take only courses that are not available on their home campus, Robertson Scholars may take more than one class per semester on the sister campus, including those that are available at their home institution. Scholars are encouraged to take advantage of the course offerings at both schools as much as possible. However, students must remember that major, minor, or certificate programs require a percentage of courses to be completed on the home campus and students must obtain the appropriate approvals for every course taken at the sister school.

Additional Resources

Duke employees and members of the community with appropriate academic background are eligible to take Duke courses for audit, non-degree, and professional development. Visit Duke Continuing Studies to learn more.

The Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies is a fully merged graduate program, granting the PhD in German Studies, with a joint admissions process and a single diploma bearing the names of both Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Learn more about the Carolina-Duke Graduate Program.