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Summer Residential Program

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During Pre-College’s residential program, students enjoy an unforgettable residential and academic experience. They live in campus residence halls, eat in world-class dining facilities, and visit significant locations throughout campus and the surrounding area. All while they build connections with peers from around the world and learn from Duke faculty and PhD students as well as industry experts.


One-week programs

  • Grades: 6-11
  • Dates: June 30-July 5, July 21-26
  • Tuition: $1,400.00
  • Room & Board: $750.00*
    *5 nights of housing, 6 days of meals


Two-week programs

  • Grades: 6-11
  • Dates: June 16-28, July 7-19
  • Tuition: $2,800.00
  • Room & Board: $1,900.00*
    *12 nights of housing, 13 days of meals, linens


What's Included

Tuition: Classes 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day with professional, seasoned instructors and teaching associates; all books and supplies; guest speakers; entrance charges and transportation to tours; College Connections seminars and other club activities; evening and weekend social events; guided visits to main campus and sporting facilities.

Room & Board: Housing in East Campus residential hall; 24-hour residential and medical staff; all meals; basic linens and towels; transportation to and from RDU.

Duke Pre-College uses a 2-step enrollment process: 

  1. First, students apply to the Pre-College program, indicating their course(s) of interest. View our how to apply page to begin. 
  2. After they receive notification of their acceptance into Duke Pre-College, they enroll in the course(s) indicated in their Pre-College Application.