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Gap Year Conditions

After receiving their funding award (if applicable), students accepted to the DGYP will be asked to confirm their deferral and to agree to the terms and conditions applicable to all students taking a gap year:

  • You will not apply for admission as a degree-seeking student to any other college or university during your gap year.
  • You will not enroll at another college or university as a degree-seeking or part-time student during your gap year with the expectation of:
    • Receiving Duke credit for those courses
    • Repeating those courses at Duke for credit
  • You will not hold a place, conditional or otherwise, at any other college or university during the remainder of this academic year or during the coming academic year.
  • You will not enroll in a post-graduate program at a secondary school.
  • You will abide by both the Conditions of Application and the conditions mentioned in your letter of admission. We expect you 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 in your application—including any academic, personal, disciplinary, or legal matters—you must contact the admissions office within 48 hours.

As a member of the Duke Gap Year Program, you must also agree to:

  • Follow blog and social media expectations, including submitting at least six blog posts during your gap year.
  • Submit a mid-year and end-of-year report reflecting on your experiences.
  • Complete pre-departure and on-campus surveys for the Gap Year Research Consortium at Colorado College.
  • Engage with the Duke gap year community once you arrive on campus.
  • Adhere to other DGYP policies, including but not limited to updating us on changes of plans during your gap year.