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International Undergraduate Applicants

Bachelor's Degree or Undergraduate Degree

  • For students applying for the first time or
  • For students transferring from another university

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The Office of International Programs receives and reviews hundreds of international undergraduate applications every year. We want the application process to be as straight-forward as possible. Contact us if you have any questions. Once you apply, we will communicate with you through email about your application status.

All students should visit the English Proficiency Requirements page and English as a Second Language page for information about their particular admission situation.


Undergraduate Programs

Duquesne University offers over 80 Programs in our 9 Schools.

Click here to learn about them.


Deadlines

Most of the academic program deadlines operate on a rolling admission basis. This means that there is no deadline. We can admit students until a reasonable date before the beginning of each semester/term.

Please note that there is a December 1st deadline for these programs:

  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician's Assistant
  • Forensics
  • Biomedical Engineering.

Eligibility

To be considered for admission you must have graduated from a secondary school recognized as an acceptable equivalent to a U.S. high school and you must demonstrate a record of acceptable academic success.

In general, undergraduate applicants are expected to obtain the U.S. equivalent of a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) for most majors and a 3.7 for the Doctor of Pharmacy program.

The Office of International Programs takes into the account the educational system and grading system particular to your country; you are evaluated against students from the same country.

Click here to see a list of countries and relevant documents that we consider the equivalent of a high school transcript.


Required Documents

1) Application
2) Transcripts
  • Original or attested copies of official academic records from the last four years of your education.

  • NOTE: Applicants from Chinese institutions should request and submit official transcripts directly through CHESICC. Requests are processed by CHESICC and will be sent electronically to Duquesne's international admissions office. You will not need to submit a paper copy of your transcript.  You can access the CHESSIC portal here.    For a list of criteria to see if a CHESSIC transcript is necessary,  please visit our page for applicants from China.
  • Credentials should be submitted in the native language with certified English translations and sent directly from the school and/or university you attended. Photocopies are not considered official. 

  • Scanned copies are accepted for evaluation of your application, but originals must be received before you begin classes at Duquesne. 

  • If you have enrolled in an ESL program in the United States, you also must submit the ESL transcripts. 

3) Recommendation Letter
  • At least one (1) letter of recommendation from someone who can attest to both your academic and personal strengths

4) Personal Statement
  • Submit a personal statement of at least 300 words which answers the following questions and includes examples of research, shadowing or volunteering experiences:
    - What is unique about you? 
    - Why have you chosen this major? 
    - How will Duquesne help you to achieve your academic, personal, and professional goals?

5) Mandatory Information Form
Submit Documents To:

Office of International Programs
Duquesne University 
601 Duquesne Union
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
United States of America

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Once your application is complete,  it takes about  2 - 3 weeks for an admissions decision to be made.
  • Please read our English Proficiency Requirements Page for detailed information on how we evaluate your application. 
  • An initial interview is not formally required before your application, but you can request an interview with an admissions officer if you would like to articulate additional information. The Office of International Programs reserves the right to require an interview after examining your admissions materials if we would like more information before our admissions decision.

Extra-Curriculars:

Duquesne is a holistic institution that takes into consideration other skills outside of academic life, such as:

  • Teamwork

  • Leadership

  • Initiative

  • Compassion

These are some of the character traits that we look for in an application. Be sure to include in your personal essay any relevant examples of how you have demonstrated such characteristics. Feel free to include extra documents if necessary.