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 [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2007, 06:16
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Dont apply to Duke if you have a GMAT score less than 750!

Last year the only common thread among the admits( from India not the GC crowd ) is a stellar GMAT Score

Cheers!
Disclaimer: R2 Applicant last year and dinged! The feedback centered around retaking the GMAT ( WTF - I had 700 GMAT and still need to improve it--? ) Outside M7 majority of the schools are GMAT W...hores....


That sucks. I know that not every Indian applicant has the same profile so that seems somewhat silly. Hopefully that was not the only reason and they gave you some other areas to improve.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2007, 06:29
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Dont apply to Duke if you have a GMAT score less than 750!

Last year the only common thread among the admits( from India not the GC crowd ) is a stellar GMAT Score

Cheers!
Disclaimer: R2 Applicant last year and dinged! The feedback centered around retaking the GMAT ( WTF - I had 700 GMAT and still need to improve it--? ) Outside M7 majority of the schools are GMAT W...hores....


That sucks. I know that not every Indian applicant has the same profile so that seems somewhat silly. Hopefully that was not the only reason and they gave you some other areas to improve.


I hope so. Wish real reason is different from presumed one. People tend to highlight what they are proud of. I guess..750 GMAT is certainly something to be proud of.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2007, 07:12
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2007, 07:21
ozMBA, your story is kinda interesting. I think it'll be very very unfair to anybody if he (SHEs won't get dinged with that kinda score) gets dinged because of having a GMAT score in the low 700s. Giving Duke the benefit of the doubt, maybe the Indian / Chinese applicants who got in had as good experiences and progressions as you, and had a better GMAT score too?

As for the other admits from India having great GMAT scores, well, the sample taken from these forums (Or BW or admit411 or pagalguy) is still fairly small to form a conclusion. So I'd say to aurobindo and lanter (And others), "If you like Duke, apply. Then you can form your own opinion on whether they really are GMAT whores or not"
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2007, 07:29
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Hopefully that was not the only reason and they gave you some other areas to improve.

I am Honest, there was not even ONE RED FLAG raised! My work-ex, career progression and cross cultural experiences are far better than some one with just 2+ yrs work-ex from a Code factory in bangalore with a 760 to boast!

Essays -- They were reviewed by Rhyme, Duke R1 admits and Current students ...Didn't leave any room for Error!

It was not a RANT for getting DINGED...It was the Sheer Stupidity of the Schools to raise their Avg. GMAT Scores and asking to retake GMAT even if one has 90% percentile

Indian/Chinese GMAT Scores are helping the schools to balance the low scores from the under-represented minorities !


I was not saying that you were lying or questioning your integrity. It just seems silly from their part, not yours. I just don't like lumping everyone into the same ethnic basket. I am white, but being white from TN is different than being white from CA. It doesn't seem fair, but that is the system we live in.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2007, 07:42
I think Duke is sort of notorious for mentioning that retaking GMAT might help (especially for desi's). I do know a persons Blog I used to follow, mention that Duke specifically asked him to retake GMAT to improve his chances. His score 720. He did apply again the next year without a retake and got admitted.

Anyone think that there will be negative impact because of the cheating scandal at the school? I did hear that a significant number of the students involved with international.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2007, 07:48
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Anyone think that there will be negative impact because of the cheating scandal at the school? I did hear that a significant number of the students involved with international.


Most of the students were international but I wouldn't think that would keep them from admitting people. During orientation they may make more of an effort to explain the "american" way of doing things. From reports it seems like there was confusion caused by cultural differences.
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Aug 2007, 14:42
In for the 1st round

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 [#permalink] New post 12 Aug 2007, 08:01
I was very surprised during my Duke feedback session when the adcom said that there were no concerns with the academic area of my application(gmat + gpa). My GMAT score at the time of the application was not close to 700.

It is interesting, how the feedback changes based on the individual.
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2007, 06:47
I am in for R1

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 [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2007, 18:08
Good luck to all of you; maybe I will see you on campus come interview time.

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 [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2007, 07:01
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Good luck to all of you; maybe I will see you on campus come interview time.

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AAu, thank you so much for good wishes.

Is anybody able to access Duke online application? I could log in, but I am not able to click on the link "The Duke MBA : Application"

Is the application not available yet? or some problem with my browser or account?
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2007, 05:55
I am having the same problem...

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Good luck to all of you; maybe I will see you on campus come interview time.

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AAu, thank you so much for good wishes.

Is anybody able to access Duke online application? I could log in, but I am not able to click on the link "The Duke MBA : Application"

Is the application not available yet? or some problem with my browser or account?
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2007, 08:43
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I am having the same problem...

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Good luck to all of you; maybe I will see you on campus come interview time.

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AAu, thank you so much for good wishes.

Is anybody able to access Duke online application? I could log in, but I am not able to click on the link "The Duke MBA : Application"

Is the application not available yet? or some problem with my browser or account?


okay..that means we are ahead of Team Fuqua :wink:
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2007, 11:15
Great news!
The on-line application is now up and running!!!
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2007, 14:58
They want to know the DAY that I started college...ten years ago? How the hell am I supposed to figure that one out?
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2007, 15:00
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They want to know the DAY that I started college...ten years ago? How the hell am I supposed to figure that one out?


your school registrar should know
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Aug 2007, 09:43
futuredukemba wrote:
I was very surprised during my Duke feedback session when the adcom said that there were no concerns with the academic area of my application(gmat + gpa). My GMAT score at the time of the application was not close to 700.

It is interesting, how the feedback changes based on the individual.


That's pretty good that you go feedback. I was WL up until a week ago, and they said that they will not be giving feedback.

What are your thoughts on the essays? Most schools ask reapps to do only one essay; Fuqua wants the 2 short, 2 long, plus a reapp essay I am glad R1 ends in November! Hopefully it will all be worth it.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2007, 07:05
I'm trying to finish my app by the R1 deadline, if I can't finish it in time then I'll apply in R2.
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2007, 15:52
I'm a bit confused by the supplemental materials form. Is the transcript request form only for people who haven't uploaded an excel spreadsheet or a scanned PDF? The instructions say that you don't have to submit an official transcript until you're admitted, but I'm confused as to why there's an official transcript form? Do you only have to submit the supplemental materials if you're actually sending in hard copies of something?
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