Domestic Exchange Programs

Howard University & Spelman College

Experience a Semester at a Top HBCU

Trinity College of Arts and Sciences has exchange programs with two U.S. institutions: Howard University in Washington, D.C., and Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. Duke students may study for a semester at either institution and enroll in a wide variety of courses, for which they will receive transfer credit at Duke.

HOWARD UNIVERSITY EXCHANGE

Howard University, a culturally diverse, comprehensive, research intensive and historically Black private university, provides an educational experience of exceptional quality at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels to students of high academic standing and potential, with particular emphasis upon educational opportunities for Black students. 
 

  • INTRO
  • ACADEMICS
  • More Info
  • APPLY

INTRO

Overview

Location: Howard University, Washington, D.C.

Term: Fall, Spring

Dates: See Howard University academic calendar

Application Deadline: November 1 for Spring, April 1 for Fall

Credit Type: Transfer credit

Eligibility: Open to rising sophomores and up. Required minimum 3.0 GPA. Not open to non-Duke students.

Duke Affiliation: Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Housing: Residence Hall or Apartment

ACADEMICS

Academics

  • You will enroll in a full course load at Howard.
  • A full course load is 15 credit hours in order to transfer back four course credits to Duke. At Howard, this usually means five courses (most courses are valued at three credits).
  • No pass/fail courses are permitted.
  • Students must earn a C– or better in order for courses to transfer back to Duke.

See: Academics: Course Load

More Info

Dates

Please refer to the Howard University academic calendar for important dates.

Cost

  • Tuition: Students pay Duke tuition. Tuition is billed by the Bursar's Office just like a semester on campus.
  • Room, Board, & Other Fees: Students pay the host institution directly for room and board and any other fees.
  • Financial Aid: Duke students may use financial aid to cover the cost of this program. Please speak with your financial aid counselor.

Housing & Meals

On-campus housing is available at Howard. Students can choose on-campus housing or arrange their own off-campus housing. Howard provides a variety of meal plan choices for students.

APPLY

Admissions

Deadline: November 1 for Fall, April 1 for Spring

This program does NOT have rolling admission. Admissions decisions will be made after the published deadline. Applications must be received by the deadline to be considered. 

PriorityPriority is given to applicants who apply by the deadline.

Minimum GPA: 3.0

 

Apply for the Howard Exchange

Start your application early to ensure that it is complete by the deadline! Incomplete applications will not be forwarded to the host institution for consideration.

Submit the following items using MyGlobalEd:

  1. Online application
  2. Official transcript(s) from all colleges and universities attended.
  3. Personal statement, no longer than one page, explaining why you would like to participate
  4. Two academic letters of recommendation


Apply Now

SPELMAN COLLEGE EXCHANGE

Spelman College, a historically Black college and a global leader in the education of women of African descent, is dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts and sciences and the intellectual, creative, ethical, and leadership development of its students. 
 

  • INTRO
  • ACADEMICS
  • More Info
  • Apply

INTRO

Overview

Location: Spelman College, Atlanta, GA

Term: Fall, Spring

Dates: See Spelman College academic calendar

Application Deadline: March 1 for the succeeding year (Fall or Spring) 

Credit Type: Transfer credit

Eligibility: Open to rising sophomores and up. Required minimum 3.0 GPA. Not open to non-Duke students.

Duke Affiliation: Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Housing: Residence Hall

ACADEMICS

Academics

  • You will enroll in a full course load at Spelman.
  • A full course load is 15 credit hours in order to transfer back four course credits to Duke. At Spelman, this usually means four courses (most courses are valued at four credits).
  • No pass/fail courses are permitted.
  • Students must earn a C– or better in order for courses to transfer back to Duke.

See: Academics: Course Load

More Info

Dates

Please refer to the Spelman College academic calendar for important dates.

Cost

  • Tuition: Students pay Duke tuition. Tuition is billed by the Bursar's Office just like a semester on campus.
  • Room, Board, & Other Fees: Students pay the host institution directly for room and board and any other fees.
  • Financial Aid: Duke students may use financial aid to cover the cost of this program. Please speak with your financial aid counselor.

Housing & Meals

On-campus housing is required for Duke students studying at Spelman. Spelman provides a variety of meal plan choices for students.

Apply

Admissions

Deadline: March 1 for the succeeding year (Fall or Spring) 

This program does NOT have rolling admission. Admissions decisions will be made after the published deadline. Applications must be received by the deadline to be considered. 

PriorityPriority is given to applicants who apply by the deadline.

Minimum GPA: 3.0

 

Apply for the Spelman Exchange

Start your application early to ensure that it is complete by the deadline! Incomplete applications will not be forwarded to the host institution for consideration.

Submit the following items using MyGlobalEd:

  1. Online application
  2. Official transcript(s) from all colleges and universities attended.
  3. Personal statement, no longer than one page, explaining why you would like to participate
  4. Two academic letters of recommendation


Apply Now

INCOMING STUDENTS

Attend Duke as a Domestic Exchange Student

Howard or Spelman students interested in attending Duke through the exchange should contact the exchange coordinator at their home institution for instructions on how to apply.
 
Domestic exchange students join regular Duke University undergraduates in the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences or Pratt College of Engineering of Duke University as non-degree students. While at Duke, exchange students are treated as full-time Duke students, taking classes and examinations as Duke students do.

MORE INFORMATION

Duke Students

For more information about this program, Duke students should contact:

GEO Program Coordinator for Exchange Programs
Valerie Cullen
valerie.cullen@duke.edu

 

Howard or Spelman Students

Please contact the exchange coordinator at your home institution.