All Robertson Scholars are required to take a minimum of five courses at the sister campus during their undergraduate experience. This number can include the Robertson First-Year Colloquium which meets half at Duke and half at UNC-Chapel Hill. Unlike other students at Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill who are limited to one inter-institutional course per semester and can take only courses that are not available on their home campus, Robertson Scholars may take more than one class per semester on the sister campus, including those that are available at their home institution. Scholars are encouraged to take advantage of the course offerings at both schools as much as possible. However, students must remember that major, minor, or certificate programs require a percentage of courses to be completed on the home campus and students must obtain the appropriate approvals for every course taken at the sister school.
The autonomy of departmental decisions with regards to cross-campus course approvals for Robertson Scholars is highly respected. Departments are encouraged to embrace the collaborative spirit of the Robertson Program and the intent of the Scholars in seeking approval for coursework at the sister institution.
Scholars must adhere to specific policies, complete an approval form and register for each course they intend to take on the sister campus, regardless of if or how they intend to use that course in their academic plan (elective, general education, major, minor, certificate, etc.), the credit amount of the course, or the grading scale for the course (letter, pass/fail, etc.). Scholars must complete and submit all approval forms to the home campus university registrar by 5:00 PM exactly two weeks from the first day of class at their home institution. Failure to do so will have consequences. It is the responsibility of each scholar to ensure that they have completed the required paperwork and the accuracy of their academic schedule on each campus.
Click here for additional information, including the policies, procedures and approval forms for Duke Scholars.
Click here for additional information, including the policies, procedures and approval forms for UNC-Chapel Hill Scholars.
Questions about this process or course approvals for individual Scholars should be taken up with the student's academic dean or the Assistant Director for the Robertson Scholars Program (phone: 919-843-5494).
Thank you for your support of these students and the goals of the Robertson Scholars Program.