Duke University views its financial aid program as an investment in students and their futures. We seek a diverse student body and are committed to ensuring aided students can take full advantage of the Duke experience. To that end, Duke admits transfer applicants who are U.S. citizens and permanent residents without regard to financial circumstance or aid eligibility and meets 100 percent of each admitted student's demonstrated need throughout their undergraduate enrollment. Unfortunately, need-based financial aid is not available for international transfer students. In addition, Duke does not offer merit-based scholarships to transfer students.
Information on NCAA Initial Eligibility Clearinghouse Approved courses can be found at . Not all courses offered at Beaverton High School are approved for NCAA initial eligibility. Contact your school counselor, coach or athletic director for complete and current information.
Students become eligible for ESL services via Intake testing, and the scores determine ELL Profile of 1-5. The Profile determines recommended courses. Where scheduling conflicts with SPED occur, a students' IEP needs are given priority over ELL services.
This is a lab-based physics course designed for English Language Learners. Using the processes of scientific inquiry, engineering design, and critical thinking, students will discover and apply patterns in such major physics topics as motion, forces, energy, waves (and electromagnetism). An important aim of the course is to develop and build students' math abilities, problem solving skills, scientific literacy, and technical communication that will be useful in later science courses. ELL's have the same access to content as regular Physics students; however, more emphasis is placed on vocabulary and content development through a variety of learning strategies to meet ELL language proficiency.
This course is aligned with the Oregon State Standards for Language Arts. The course is designed and taught for the Early Intermediate English Language Learner. Through the use of a variety of strategies and curriculum design, students have access to the same content as Literature and Composition 9 & 10. The combination of language, content, learning objectives, and the creation of comprehensible input, improves student understanding and proficiency in Language Arts skills. Access and support for learning will be provided by both Language Arts and ESL departments.
Portland State University's PSU Challenge Program and EXCEL: School of Business Dual Degree Program concurrent credit courses provides qualified students the opportunity to enroll in PSU courses for credit. Courses are taught in BHS classrooms during the regular school day by BHS teachers who have met the criteria to be hired as college instructors at PSU. Students pay a program fee, which constitutes approximately a 60% savings over the price regular college tuition. All Oregon University system schools accept the PSU Challenge and Excel credit, as do most private universities. BHS offers Writing 121 and English Literature Survey as PSU Challenge courses and Business & Marketing Communications as Excel courses.
For students who submit the SAT, two SAT Subject Tests are strongly recommended. Students who have taken the test multiple times may choose which scores to send to Duke. Duke will use the highest available scores in each section, plus the two highest Subject Test scores, regardless of the date those tests were taken. Our school code for the SAT is 5156.
For students who choose to submit the ACT with writing, Duke will consider the highest composite score and highest scores on each section, regardless of test date, but will not recalculate the composite score. Students who take the ACT are not required to submit SAT or SAT Subject Test scores. Our school code for the ACT is 3088.
Applicants to the Pratt School of Engineering who take the SAT are strongly recommended to take one SAT Subject Test in Mathematics (level 1 or level 2). Applicants to the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences who take the SAT may take any two SAT Subject Tests. For complete information about the use of SAT Subject Test scores in foreign language placement at Duke, please visit .
All candidates for admission must complete one of the following standardized testing options and arrange to have official test score reports sent to Duke:
If I take both the SAT and ACT, do I need to send both scores to Duke? How does Duke consider multiple scores?
We will always consider your highest score regardless of test type or test date, and you are welcome to send us SAT scores, ACT scores or both. Applicants may choose the Score Choice option for the SAT and choose to submit scores from specific ACT test dates. We do NOT require applicants to submit all of their test scores--just the ones necessary to fulfill the testing requirement.
If you have already completed secondary school and your application includes a final, complete secondary school transcript as part of the School Report, you do not need to submit first quarter grades using the Optional Report, nor do you need to submit the Midyear Report. Your online checklist may show these items as missing, but—since the information we need is already included in the materials your school submitted—that will not affect your candidacy.
If I submit the new SAT with essay and/or the ACT with writing, will Duke consider a higher SAT score or ACT composite score from a test date without writing?
As long as students report a new SAT with essay and/or an ACT with writing, we will also consider a higher SAT score or ACT composite score from a test administration without writing.