The Application Process

We are here for you each step of the way! Contact your admissions counselor or send us a note at admissionsFREEDUQUESNE or give us a call (412) 396-6222 if you have any questions.

Jump to the application process below or if you are ready to get started, fill out our application for first-year students or the application to transfer to Duquesne now

You can also find us on Common App or Scoir x Coalition for College.


Students who have not registered for two consecutive semesters (not including summer) may apply as a readmission applicant.

Application Deadlines

Early Action 1: Applications completed by November 1; admission and financial aid notifications sent by December 1.

Early Action 2: Applications completed by December 1; admission and financial aid notifications sent by January 15. (Applicants to the physician assistant program must apply by December 1).

Physician Assistant Studies: The application deadline is December 1. Applications will be reviewed after December 1.

Pro-tip: students who want to present an improved or advanced profile should consider applying Early Action 2 or Regular Decision.

Regular Decision: Applications completed by January 15; admission and financial aid notifications will be sent on a rolling basis after January 15.

Rolling Admission: Admission and financial aid notifications are sent on a rolling basis after January 15 (based on available space).


How to Apply

Submit your application

Domestic and international first-year and transfer students can submit Duquesne's Application, find us on Common App or the Coalition with Scoir Application. Choose the application that works for you!


Duquesne App

First-Year Students

Transfer Students

Common App

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Scoir x Coalition For College

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All application platforms are reviewed by the same standards for admission and will not impact your admissions decision. Learn more about the Non-Discrimination Policy at Duquesne University.

Questions? Contact your admissions counselor or send a note to admissionsFREEDUQUESNE or call (412) 396-6222.

Applicant Portal

After you submit your application, you will have access to your applicant portal where you'll find a checklist of additional materials that may be required. (You'll receive an email from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions when you're able to log in to your portal.)

This checklist may include transcripts, letters of recommendation and standardized test scores (or learn more about test-optional admission).


One recommendation from a teacher or counselor is required for health professions and nursing applicants. Recommendations are optional for applicants to other programs. If the recommendation is required for your program it will be included in your checklist in your portal. 

Recommendations can be mailed to the Office of Admissions with the recommendation cover letter or emailed to recommendationsFREEDUQUESNE

Additional Requirements 

Any additional requirements for specific programs will be included in your checklist but you can review requirements now to prepare.

Questions? Contact your admissions counselor or if you haven't met them yet just send a note to admissionsFREEDUQUESNE or call (412) 396-6222.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

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Financial Aid

Submit your FAFSA and any applicable state grant applications. Duquesne's school code is 003258. Be sure to list Duquesne as your top choice for the PA State Grant if you are a resident. Learn more about our PA State Grant match.

Transfer students will need to update these to Duquesne's school code.

Learn more about Financial Aid


You are automatically considered for academic scholarships based on your test scores and/or high school grades when you apply for admission. Start planning ahead by reviewing the ranges for first-year scholarships or transfer scholarships and check out our Net Price Calculator.

First-year students can also apply for additional scholarships