All students interested in returning to Duke will need to complete the return process which begins with completing the return request form. Timelines for completing the form and deadlines for upcoming terms appear below. If you have questions or want help with the return process, please email us at

Spring 2025 Return Requests

The Spring 2025 return request will open on August 1st.

Return Timelines

The deadlines for returns are determined according to registration windows and housing considerations so that all students, including returning students, receive equitable course selection and housing considerations. 

Returning SemesterReturn Requests OpenReturn Requests Close
Spring 2025

August 1st

Spring registration begins October 30th.

October 1st

Summer 2025

February 1st

Summer registration begins February 17th.

April 1st
Fall 2025

March 1st

Fall registration begins April 2nd.

June 1st

If it is after the deadline and you have a truly extenuating circumstance, email

Return Checklist

Consult the Return Checklist as soon as you begin to consider your return plans. Please remember to check your Bursar account, your return cannot be processed if you have any outstanding balance on your account. If you need help you want to talk through any questions you have, please reach out to us at

Return Checklist