Taken from the 2016-2017 Duke University Bulletin of Undergraduate Instruction
Course Changes for the Summer Terms
Course changes during the summer term are accomplished through ACES. Duke students who are blocked from continuing into a summer term must see their academic dean.
Courses may be added before or during the first three days of the term. After the third day of the term, no course may be added. Prior to the first day of the term, students may drop a course or courses for which they have registered without penalty. During the first three days of the term, students will be charged $150 per course for dropping a course or courses if this results in any reduction in course load for the term. With the permission of the academic dean, students with compelling reasons may withdraw from a course through the twentieth day of a regular term (sixteenth day at the Marine Laboratory); and a designation of W will be recorded on their academic record. Coursework discontinued without the approval of the dean will result in a grade of F. (See also the section on withdrawal charges and refunds.)
Summer Administrative Withdrawal Charges and Refunds*
Drop or Administrative Withdrawal Charges. Students who will not be attending a summer term or course for which they have registered must officially drop the course(s) prior to the beginning of the term whether or not they have paid tuition and fees. (See the section on course changes for the summer term in the chapter “Academic Procedures and Information” on page 35.) Students who fail to drop the course(s) prior to the beginning of the term will be charged $150 per course.
Refunds (Except Study Abroad Programs. Students who will not be attending a summer term or course for which tuition and fees have been paid are eligible for refunds following these policies:
- There is a financial obligation of full tuition and fees if the student withdraws from a course(s) or withdraws from the term after the third day.
- There is a financial obligation of $150 per course if the student officially drops a course(s) or withdraws from the term during the first three days. The health fee and services fee will not be refunded. (There is no charge for Drop/Adds that result in no change in course load in the same term.)
- Full tuition and fees are refunded if the student officially drops a course(s) or withdraws from the term before the first day.