Registrar Office

Student Records

Transcripts

An official transcript is a comprehensive record of a student's academic record at Duke Kunshan University. Students can request official transcripts for personal use, or request them to be released to a third party. Only one recipient may be identified per request form. It is possible to stipulate that transcripts be withheld until grades and/or degrees have been posted.  

For Chinese and non-US international students, please request official hard copies of the transcripts by completing this form and sending it to dukekunshanregistrar@dku.edu.cn by email or mailing it to the following address:

Academic Building Room 3124, Duke Kunshan University
No. 8 Duke Avenue, Kunshan, Jiangsu Province, China, 215316

Students can also request an electronic transcript by completing the email transcript request form, print and sign the completed form, and email the scan copy to dukekunshanregistrar@dku.edu.cn as an attachment. The recipient box on the form should include the name of the recipient, Student ID number or Duke Unique ID# (just in case the name is same as other students), and the email address to which the transcript should be sent.

For US students, please use ACES for the submission of transcript requests. More information can be found here.

Enrollment Verification

The Enrollment Verification documents students' enrollment status in the current and past terms. Enrollment Verifications are frequently needed to verify eligibility for visa applications, health insurance coverage or for certain types of financial aid.

Official enrollment verifications are available through the Office of the University Registrar at no cost. Students can either physically visit the Registrar Office in the Conference Center Room 2003 or submit their request via email to dukekunshanregistrar@dku.edu.cn. The request must include your signature authorizing the release of your enrollment information if it is to be sent to a third party.

Please note the following information should be included with your request:

  • Your full name (first, middle, last)
  • Your ID/Passport number
  • Your student identification number, if known
  • Your date of birth (mm/dd/yyyy)
  • An EXACT address to which the enrollment verification should be sent
  • A phone number where you can be reached if there are any problems with this request

A sample enrollment verification letter can be viewed here.

Please allow three business days for processing from the receipt of the request.

If you wish to confirm receipt of your request, please contact our office at +86-521 3665 7021.

Transfer Credit

How credit transfers from Duke Kunshan University is determined by each student's home institution. To constitute a full course load, Chinese and international undergraduate visiting students at Duke Kunshan University (Kunshan, China) are required to enroll in four (4) full content courses per semester. Upon successful completion of each course, students will be awarded corresponding Duke credits. Each course is valued at one course credit on the Duke University scale.

According to the Duke University Registrar, one course credit at Duke has a suggested value of 4 semester credit hours on the more commonly used U.S. semester credit hour scale, making the suggested value of the undergraduate visiting international student’s required semester course load 16 semester credit hours.

Per our research and estimations, 4 course credits at Duke should be valued at 30 ECTS credits, with each course having a suggested value of 7.5 ECTS credits.

GPA Calculation

A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for both undergraduate and graduate students.

There are two types of GPAs: Semester and Cumulative. The semester GPA is calculated using the courses taken in the semester in question. The cumulative GPA is a summary of all Duke courses taken over a student's career. Transfer course grades are not included in any GPA calculations, but interinstitutional courses are included. To calculate a GPA you need to know the course grade, the course credits or semester hours associated with that course, and the values associated with each grade in that school. Here are the grade point equivalents for each program:

Undergraduate Global Learning Semester Program

A+=4.0, A=4.0, A-=3.7, B+=3.3, B=3.0, B-=2.7, C+=2.3, C=2.0, C-=1.7, D+=1.3, D=1.0, D-=1.0, F=0.0, U=0.0

Graduate Programs (MP and GH Programs)

A+=4.0, A=4.0, A-=3.7, B+=3.3, B=3.0, B-=2.7, C+=2.3, C=2.0, C-=1.7, F=0.0, NC=0.0

MMS Program

SP=4.0, HP=3.5, P=3.0, LP=2.5, F=0.0