When Duke-In and Duke-Approved programs don’t meet your academic needs, you can petition for approval of a program of your choice.

This approval is granted by the Faculty Global Education Committee and is a one-time approval of one particular program, for one particular student. After the student returns to Duke from the program, his/her work must be evaluated by the relevant Directors of Undergraduate Studies (DUS).

If these evaluations are positive, the program can then be petitioned by other students in the future. After a minimum enrollment of two different students in two different terms, the program will be considered for review by the Global Education Committee, which has the final say on which programs ultimately appear on the list of programs approved for Duke students.