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As a new academic year begins, we all begin to set expectations and goals for ourself in the upcoming year. Whether a new or returning student, you've probably already started thinking about what this semester can hold. As you go forward, we in the Wellness Center encourage you to consider one question:

What's Your True Blue?

We all have times where we have to make choices.  "True Blue" can mean thinking about who you are and what you value, it can mean thinking about your Duke experience and what you want it to be, or it might just mean considering how you plan to stay true to your goals and authentic self as you navigate your college experience.  

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Midyear Grades Due!

Just a reminder that admitted students (both Early and Regular Decision) in the Class of 2017 need to submit MIDYEAR GRADE REPORTS by Feb. 15 (or as soon as first semester grades are available).

The form is available as part of the Common Application and must be filled out by your high school counselor.

AP, IB and Other Pre-Matriculation Credit

As you prepare to take Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) or other pre-matriculation exams, please review the following information here.

Also, you can see a table of AP test scores and corresponding course credits at Duke here.

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Blue Devil Days -- Save the Date Info

Registration doesn't open until late March, but if you want to make travel plans now, the 2013 programs for both Pratt and Trinity students will take place on:    

  • Mon. & Tues., Apr. 8-9 --  includes Spotlight on the Arts
  • Thurs. & Fri. Apr. 18-19
  • Sun. & Mon. Apr. 21-22

Other Dates You've Asked About:

  • Tues., Aug. 20 – Orientation begins for new students
  • Mon., Aug. 26 – Fall semester classes begin
  • Mon., Sept. 2 – Labor Day; classes in session

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Hey all!  My name is Jeff Day and I am a rising Sophomore here at Duke University who is an Electrical and Computer Engineering major with a possible Math double major or minor.  First of all I would like to welcome the Class of 2016 to Duke!  You are truly in for the ride of your life and I hope you come to appreciate this unique place as much as I have over the past year.  Although I am a very recent addition to the True Blue cast (found out I was going to be in it about two weeks ago) I was really excited to be able to go back to Duke early to be a meaningful part of O-week.  I just finishe

Wednesday, April 1, 2009:
    Today is the day of all days. Today is the day I find out if I got accepted into Duke University.     What a rush! It is 8 a.m., and I run to my computer. As I open my email, I see that I have ONE     message in my inbox: the sender—DUKE UNIVERSITY. Should I open it? I was bombarded     with a flux of emotions. I was torn between the possible excitement of being accepted and the     potential disappointment of being rejected. But I HAD to check. Here goes nothing: click...     YES!!!!!! The email read:

    "Dear Stephanie Amador,
    Congratulations! The Admissions Committee and I take great pleasure in offering you a place     in the Duke University Class of 2013…"

My name is Jason and I am a rising junior who is a Neuroscience major and Chemistry minor, but have always had a passion for wellness and healthy living, especially in the Duke community. This fall, I will once again be a part of the True Blue cast, though I am currently in Beirut, Lebanon with DukeEngage accomplishing some great strides in tobacco regulation and smoking cessation in the Middle East. The city here is absolutely beautiful and the food is delicious! I encourage all of you to apply to DukeEngage in the future; it’s a very enlightening, challenging, and eye-opening experience.