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  • Early Action: November 15
    • Physician Assistant Studies:  The deadline to apply for this program is November 15. Select Early Action 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

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All types of applications are reviewed by the same standards for admission and will not impact your admissions decision. Learn more about non-discrimination, accreditation and consumer information.

Next steps

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, essay and standardized test scores (or learn more about test-optional admission).


One recommendation from a teacher or counselor is required for the Physician Assistant program. Recommendations are optional for applicants to all 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

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

Questions? Contact your admissions counselor or if you haven't met them yet just send a note to admissionsFREEDUQUESNE or call (412) 396-6222.

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.

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*The FAFSA is expected to open in December 2023. Learn more 


You are automatically considered for academic scholarships based on your test scores and/or high school grades when you apply for admissions. 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.

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Over our 140+ year history, we’ve developed a national reputation for academic excellence. Duquesne’s programs have won praise for innovation and continued high quality including accolades as a “first-tier university,” “top 100 undergraduate school,” and “Most Popular.” Read more about our rankings and recognition.

You'll learn with and from students of diverse cultural, socioeconomic and religious backgrounds from across the United States and more than 50 countries. You'll take classes on a "best of both worlds campus," a park-like campus centrally located in Pittsburgh, with internships, culture, recreation, major league sports and more...all in one of the most livable cities in the US.
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