Although Duquesne University believes that most students benefit from four years in high school, Early Admission is open to outstanding students who desire a true academic challenge.

  • Certain candidates may qualify to begin their university studies after their junior year, prior to high school graduation.

  • They will receive a high school diploma following the successful completion of their freshman year at Duquesne.

Applicants for Early Admission must:

  • Be in the top ten percent of their class
  • Maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher
  • Achieve a minimum 1270 SAT score (critical reading and math only) or 27 ACT score
  • Complete a paper application, an essay and an interview
  • Get written approval from their high school principal including an outline of the courses needed to receive the high school diploma
  • Have parental or guardian permission to reside on campus (for applicants under the age of 18)
  • Must meet with the Admission Committee for a formal interview

Contact the admissions team to learn more and apply.