- Early Action: November 15
- Physician Assistant Studies: November 15. Select Early Action on the application. The application review committee begins to review applications
for this program after the deadline.
- Regular Decision: January 15
- Pro-tip: students who want to present an improved or advanced profile should consider
applying for Regular Decision.
How to Apply
Confirm your enrollment by May 1 to reserve your place in the incoming class.
Physician Assistant Studies: Enrollment deposit due by the date indicated in your acceptance letter
Housing Selection Forms
The housing selection and roommate finder forms typically open in February to admitted students who have submitted their enrollment deposits. Residence Life reviews submissions as received, so they recommend completing them as soon as possible.
Confirm Your Enrollment
Applications for First-Year University scholarships such as the Spirit of Community
Scholarship and Spirit of Excellence Scholarship should be submitted by January 15.
Learn More About Scholarships
Financial Aid Dates
Applicants are reviewed for financial aid and academic scholarship eligibility when
they apply. Parents or guardians should complete the following tasks when their student
is applying for admission to Duquesne for the most accurate financial aid awards.
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): Typically Opens October 1, but will be open in December for 2023. Duquesne's Federal School Code is 003258. Submit the FAFSA as soon as possible when applying for admission to the University for accurate financial
aid packages. Use tax information from the prior year. Use this Federal Student Aid Estimator and check out these Federal Aid resources to learn more about FAFSA changes.
- PA State Grant: Pennsylvania residents should also apply for the PA State Grant when completing
the FAFSA. Duquesne offers a matching award to PA State Grant recipients.
- CSS Profile (optional): Families who prefer a more thorough review of finances than the FAFSA provides should
consider creating a CSS Profile (in addition to submitting the FAFSA). Duquesne's CSS code is 2196. Creating a profile
is not free, but some families may be eligible for a fee waiver.
Learn More About Financial Aid
How to Apply for Special Programs
Eligible students may be invited to the Honors College by the Office of Admissions
when you apply for admission to the University, or you can apply to be considered.
Current students can also apply after their first semester at Duquesne.
Pre-Medical & Health Professions Program
Applicants interested in the Pre-Medical & Health Professions Program (PMHPP) should
check the box on the application to indicate interest in the program. Applicants interested
in the New College of Medicine Early Assurance Program (EAP) will first need to be
admitted to Duquesne University and the PMHPP program and then apply to the Early
Assurance Program by November 15 of the first semester.
Pre-Law and Dual Degree Programs
The 3+3 accelerated program allows exceptional students to complete their undergraduate
studies in three years and begin the Duquesne Kline School of Law in their fourth
year. The Pre-Law Program provides advisement and a certificate program to students
during the undergraduate portion of their studies. Students can apply directly to
the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/ Juris Doctor 3+3. Students interested
in the Pre-Law program can check the box on the application after you select a program
Beginning in 2023, Duquesne's new College of Medicine will admit seven first-year
undergraduate students who have been admitted to the University's Pre-Medical and
Health Professions Program (PMHPP) for Early Assurance to the College of Medicine.
Current first-year PMHPP students interested in the Early Assurance Program should
apply by November 15, 2023.
To apply for PMHPP, you will select your undergraduate program and then check the
box on the undergraduate application for the Pre-Medical & Health Professions Program. Learn more about the admissions requirements for the Pre-Medical & Health Professions
Once admitted to Duquesne and the PMHPP, you will be able to apply to the Early Assurance
Program by November 15 of your first semester.
Note that PMHPP students not admitted to the EAP can still apply for regular admission
to the College of Medicine.
Applicants not meeting the standards for the EAP at the time of application to the
University but who ultimately meet the COM admission requirements are encouraged to
apply to the medical school through the general application process.
To be eligible for admission to the EAP, applicants must qualify in accordance with
DUQCOM policy, and be U.S. citizens or hold permanent resident status. Applicants
will be interviewed for conditional admission by DUQCOM in accordance with timelines
outlined in this agreement. Based on a mutual agreement between the parties, a maximum
number of 7 students will be chosen by DUQCOM for the EAP each year.
If chosen by DUQCOM, successful applicants will be granted conditional admission to
the DUQCOM program. Priority will be given to those EAP candidates who submit application
information as described above. Additional EAP candidates may be considered from the
waitlist up until the beginning of their sophomore year (based on the academic year,
not credit hours) if there are EAP positions available in their respective cohorts.
EAP Admission Standards
For freshman/first year students admitted to Duquesne University and the PMHPP, the
following standards must be met for consideration for the EAP program with DUQCOM:
- Academic Program Requirements for admission to the EAP Program
- Freshman and first year students must be admitted to an academic major program at
Duquesne University and also admitted to the PMHPP.
- Students must be US citizens or hold permanent residency status.
- Students must have a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.7 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted).
- Students must have achieved at least a 27 on the ACT or 1280 on the SAT from one single
test date, with no composite scores considered. Students provisionally accepted to
the EAP program with these entrance metrics, maintain the requirements outlined below,
and achieve an MCAT score at or above the 55th percentile before September 30 of the year prior to matriculation to DUQCOM, will
be offered a seat in the medical school upon completion of their undergraduate degree.
- Students who have achieved a 29 ACT or 1300 SAT from one single test date as above,
with a 3.7 unweighted high school GPA who are accepted to the EAP program will be
offered provisional acceptance into the medical school; maintenance of requirements
as outlined below will result in the offer of a seat in the medical school upon completion
of their undergraduate degree with no MCAT requirement. If a student in this category
elects to take the MCAT, they must achieve a score in the 55th percentile or higher or will be removed from the program.
- Students must be able to meet the Health and Technical standards of DUQCOM, which
can be found in the DUQCOM MBS Student Handbook.
The deadline to apply for the EAP is November 15 of your first semester.