The Application Process

We are here for you each step of the way! 

Jump to the application process below or if you are ready to get started, fill out our application for first-year students or the application to transfer to Duquesne now

Students who have not registered for two consecutive semesters (not including summer) may apply as a readmission applicant.

Application Dates & Deadlines 

  • Early Action: November 15 
  • Physician Assistant Studies: November 15. Choose the Early Action option on the application. The application review committee begins to review applications for this program after the deadline.
  • New! Priority Review Date: December 11. Apply by December 11 and get your admission decision, including scholarship details, before the holidays.
  • Regular Decision: January 15

Pro-tip: students who want to present an improved or advanced profile should consider applying for Regular Decision.

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National Decision Day

Deadline for admitted students to commit to Duquesne is May 1. 

Admitted Student Next Steps


How to Apply

Submit your application

Domestic and international first-year and transfer students can submit Duquesne's Application, find us on Common App or the Coalition with Scoir Application. Choose the application that works for you!


Duquesne App

First-Year Students

Transfer Students

Common App

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Scoir x Coalition For College

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All application platforms are reviewed by the same standards for admission and will not impact your admissions decision. Learn more about the Non-Discrimination Policy at Duquesne University.

Applicant Portal

After you submit your application, you will have access to your applicant portal where you'll find a checklist of additional materials that may be required. (You'll receive an email from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions with login information within two business days.

This checklist may include transcripts, letters of recommendation and standardized test scores (or learn more about test-optional admission).


One recommendation from a teacher or counselor is required for health professions and nursing applicants. Recommendations are optional for applicants to other programs. If the recommendation is required for your program it will be included in your checklist in your portal. 

Recommendations can be mailed to the Office of Admissions with the recommendation cover letter or emailed to recommendationsFREEDUQUESNE

Additional Requirements and Special Programs

Any additional requirements for specific programs will be included in your checklist but you can review requirements now to prepare.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

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Financial Aid

Submit your FAFSA and any applicable state grant applications. Duquesne's school code is 003258. Be sure to list Duquesne as your top choice for the PA State Grant if you are a resident. Learn more about our PA State Grant match.

Transfer students will need to update these to Duquesne's school code.

Learn more about Financial Aid


You are automatically considered for academic scholarships based on your test scores and/or high school grades when you apply for admission. Start planning ahead by reviewing the ranges for first-year scholarships or transfer scholarships and check out our Net Price Calculator.

First-year students can also apply for additional scholarships


Contact Us

We are here to help! You can also connect directly with your admissions counselor to ask a question or set up a virtual meeting to learn more about Duquesne.