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Gap Year Conditions

If your request for a gap year is approved, you must agree to the following Terms and Conditions, and your parent/guardian must acknowledge that you’ve agreed to these Terms and Conditions and to support you in doing so:

  • You agree not to apply for admission as a degree-seeking student to any other college or university during the remainder of this year or during the coming year.
  • You agree not to enroll as a full-time student or degree-seeking student at another college or university during your gap year. If you choose to take any courses, course credit at Duke is subject to the policies governing pre-matriculation credits (PMC).
    • Trinity College treats PMC credits as equivalent to Advanced Placement (AP) and International Placement (IP) credits. Typically, up to two total AP/IP/PMC credits count toward the 34 courses Trinity students must take to graduate from Duke.
    • You can learn more about PMC credits for Pratt students on the Pratt website.
  • You agree not to enroll in a post-graduate program at a secondary school.
  • You agree to abide by the Conditions of Application that you agreed to when you applied to Duke and the conditions contained in your letter of admission to Duke.
  • You are required to maintain high standards of academic performance and personal behavior in and out of school, which includes abiding by our Community Standard.
  • If there is any change in the information you provided in your application to Duke—including any academic, personal, disciplinary, or legal matters—you agree to contact the admissions office within 48 hours.

If your application to the Duke Gap Year Program (DGYP) is accepted, you and your parent/guardian are required to sign a Participation Agreement, which agreement will include the following and other expectations:

  • Follow Duke Gap Year Program blog and social media expectations.
  • Submit a mid-year and end-of-year report reflecting on your experiences.
  • Complete surveys for the Gap Year Research Consortium at Colorado College.
  • Engage with the DGYP community once you arrive on campus.

A copy of this Agreement will be available for review on this website beginning in April. The actual Agreement will be sent to to DGYP applicants and their guardians via Adobe Sign.