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Every Duke student has an academic dean. Academic deans support you by providing expert advice on university policy and helping you understand the requirements that structure undergraduate education in Trinity College.

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What your academic dean does

Academic deans help students progress through their four years at Duke. Academic deans provide support such as working with your instructors to ensure you get appropriate academic accommodations in cases of chronic illness as well as personal and family emergencies; helping with course withdrawals and leaves of absence or other status changes; and fielding queries from faculty, parents, campus partners and others about Trinity College of Arts & Sciences academic policies and procedures. Contact your academic dean for expert advice on university policy and help in understanding the requirements that structure undergraduate education.

Individual academic deans direct wonderful opportunities like the Undergraduate Research Support office and Deans summer fellowships as well as the Preprofessional Offices (pre-health, pre-law and pre-business).