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Admission Application Deadline Dates


Attention prospective students in Puerto Rico, California and other areas affected by recent disasters:

We understand that you may not currently have access to the documents necessary to complete our application process. If you live in an area affected by recent disasters, please send an email, at your earliest convenience, to admissions@duq.edu with the subject "Application Delay," noting the name used (or that you will use) on your application and the items you have difficulty obtaining.


Most of Duquesne's undergraduate programs accept students on a rolling admission basis, inviting you to submit your application throughout the academic year. This option applies to most applicants, except those programs noted below.
Apply today and your $50 application fee will be waived!  

Once we receive all necessary documents, we will review your application and you will hear back within 4-6 weeks with a decision.

Please see below for Early Decision, Early Action, and other specific deadline dates that may apply:

  • November 1 - Early Decision - Students who intend to apply only to Duquesne University may consider the Early Decision option. Accepted applicants must submit a non-refundable deposit by December 31. Applicants to multiple colleges should NOT apply as Early Decision. NOTE: This option is NOT available for applicants to Biomedical Engineering, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, and Physician Assistant Studies.
  • December 1 - Early Action - Biomedical Engineering, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, and Physician Assistant Studies applicants only
  • February 1 - 4+4 Program with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • May 1 - Second Degree Nursing

Transfer student? Read more about transfer deadlines here.

RN-BSN deadlines are available here.

Accelerated online students can learn more about the application process here.


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