Christoph Guttentag, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions at Duke University has informed counselors that Duke Early Decision notification will take place at 7:00 p.m. EST on December 14, 2017. In addition, he provides the first details contextualizing Duke’s ED stats for this admissions cycle:
“I’d also like to provide a little context for our decisions. We received almost 4100 Early Decision applications this year, nearly 600 more than last year. We expect to fill roughly 850 spaces—about half of the class—which means that our Early Decision admit rate will be just slightly over 20%. That’s a meaningful decrease from last year’s 25%. After having had the chance to review many of our applicants, I’ve been struck by just how accomplished so many of these young women and men are, and how committed they are to their schools and their communities; I’m sorry we don’t have room for more of them. I hope these students (and their parents) appreciate all you do for them and how well you guide them through the college selection process.”
Duke Early Decision applicants should log on to Duke’s website on Thursday, December 14, at 7 p.m. EST to view their notification letters. Applicants should have received an email yesterday, Monday, December 11, 2017, with instructions on how to view their decisions on Thursday evening.
If you do get the unfortunate deferral letter, please read this important article: How to Respond to an Early Decision or Early Action Deferral. If you get the stinging rejection letter, please read this article: How to Recover from Early Decision or Early Action Rejection.
Good luck to all Duke ED applicants.