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Alumni Admissions

It’s a testament to the special nature of Duke that the children and grandchildren of alumni so often include Duke among the colleges they are considering. Family ties that span generations are a valued part of our tradition. But as admission to Duke becomes more competitive, with record numbers of applicants, navigating the admissions process is more challenging than ever.

Duke Alumni is pleased to offer advice and assistance to the children and grandchildren of Duke alumni who are considering Duke for their undergraduate education. We provide a supporting voice for all alumni children and grandchildren who apply for undergraduate admission. This is part of the service we provide to all alumni families and does not need to be requested by the family. While Duke Alumni does not directly review applications or make admissions decisions, we do provide information and guidance to applicants and their families throughout the admissions process.

Duke conducts a holistic assessment of all candidates for admission. While alumni affiliation by no means ensures acceptance to Duke, the university values meaningful connection to Duke and its traditions and does note alumni status when reviewing applications.

Alumni Admissions Forum

Jump-Start the College Admissions Process:
June 20 – 21, 2024
On campus
Register Here

Contact us for more information and to add your name to the mailing list for this event.


Duke Alumni hosts an annual information-packed forum to help rising 10th-, 11th- and 12th-grade students and their parents learn about the college application and selection process. Distinguished faculty and admissions insiders provide insight and tips for learning how to select a school, understand college requirements, and enhance your applications.

Tips for alumni children who are considering Duke


Alumni interviewing

Were you looking to learn more about interviewing prospective students? See our Volunteer page or contact us for more information.