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Re: Duke Fuqua 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 May 2012, 06:05
Hello everyone, longtime lurker since EA as a waitlisted applicant. Figured I would crowdsource this decision given that no one I know at this point can really offer great advice.

I originally applied to the full-time MBA and was waitlisted. I then changed my application to a dual degree with the Nicholas School for an MEM/MBA on the advice of my mentors and some adcom at both Fuqua and the Nick School (my background is energy policy). I have been admitted to the Nick school with some $$$, but I am still on the waitlist for Fuqua. In terms of what I want to do, ie energy economics, consulting for utilities, energy entrepreneurship do I risk potentially going to the Nick school and reapplying to Fuqua in the fall if I am not admitted? Or do I keep working (consulting for a carbon trading firm in Beijing right now...) and apply to other schools in the fall, ie Ross, Cal, Oxford 1+1, etc.

Anyone have any thoughts?
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Re: Duke Fuqua 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 May 2012, 06:13
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Hello everyone, longtime lurker since EA as a waitlisted applicant. Figured I would crowdsource this decision given that no one I know at this point can really offer great advice.

I originally applied to the full-time MBA and was waitlisted. I then changed my application to a dual degree with the Nicholas School for an MEM/MBA on the advice of my mentors and some adcom at both Fuqua and the Nick School (my background is energy policy). I have been admitted to the Nick school with some $$$, but I am still on the waitlist for Fuqua. In terms of what I want to do, ie energy economics, consulting for utilities, energy entrepreneurship do I risk potentially going to the Nick school and reapplying to Fuqua in the fall if I am not admitted? Or do I keep working (consulting for a carbon trading firm in Beijing right now...) and apply to other schools in the fall, ie Ross, Cal, Oxford 1+1, etc.

Anyone have any thoughts?


I think it depends on how how much you value you the second degree. If you do, you might be able to work it out with the School applying in the fall. Being waitlisted means you are qualified but fall into a overly populated demographic. I would assume re-applying next year after being waitlisted this year, would yield positive results this year.

If you are ok forgoing the extra degree, I recommend reapplying to multiple schools next year, gives you more options overall. I think what really matters is the value of this MEM degree to you.
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Re: Duke Fuqua 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 03 May 2012, 20:36
Thanks for the reply rgupta. It really comes down to whether my career is in a better place now or by potentially attending the nick school. I will definitely learn things in the MEM program that are important, but since I am trying to get an MBA, the commitment and time out of the working world getting an extra degree seems like a waste if I am ultimately not going to Fuqua for business school.

It's a very difficult decision due to the fact that I'm on the waitlist as an MEM/MBA now, which means if they let me in I wouldn't be attending Fuqua until next fall. Which they haven't started admissions for, so who am I really competing with?

Oh well, hopefully good news in a few hours and I can forget about it.
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Re: Duke Fuqua 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 May 2012, 07:19
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Good luck to the WL/R3 applicants today!


Thanks threestripes. Hope to be joining you out in Durham this fall.
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Re: Duke Fuqua 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 May 2012, 07:43
Thanks threestripes, rgupta and other R3/WL supporters - Fingers crossed for everyone waiting!
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Re: Duke Fuqua 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 May 2012, 09:49
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Thought everyone would get a kick out of what just happened to me. I get back from picking up lunch and I'm sitting with my boss talking about a deal. I get a phone call from a 919 area code. Jump up, go answer the phone and my heart is pounding. I'm praying that it's gonna be an admit. I answer the phone and the lady on the other end says "Hi, I'm Natashya, an admissions advisor from...UNC." She's calling to talk to me about applying to the freaking online mba. I know I sounded like I was angry at her because she started acting uncomfortable. I explained that I was hoping she was from Duke. She said sorry, wrong shade of blue. FML.

Good luck to all rd 3 and wl'ers
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Re: Duke Fuqua 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 May 2012, 09:52
LOL jwfutrell! I guess everyone's so jumpy. I've been refreshing my email every 2 minutes. It's kinda sad now that I think about it!
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Re: Duke Fuqua 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 May 2012, 10:01
What time can we expect the result??
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Re: Duke Fuqua 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 May 2012, 10:30
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What time can we expect the result??


If R2 is a reasonable proxy I got my result at 3:20 EST (Though I noticed results rolling out all afternoon in this thread).
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Re: Duke Fuqua 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 May 2012, 11:54
It looks like Duke is really holding out to the last minute....not even funny anymore...lol
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Re: Duke Fuqua 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 May 2012, 11:59
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It looks like Duke is really holding out to the last minute....not even funny anymore...lol

agree thats not funny. they are burning us..
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Re: Duke Fuqua 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 May 2012, 12:01
It is 4 pm durham time !! how come they hold all notifications !
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Re: Duke Fuqua 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 May 2012, 12:06
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It is 4 pm durham time !! how come they hold all notifications !



The strangest part is that arent they supposed to have finished their decisions before today? so why still keep them late into the day?
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Re: Duke Fuqua 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 May 2012, 12:11
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It is 4 pm durham time !! how come they hold all notifications !



The strangest part is that arent they supposed to have finished their decisions before today? so why still keep them late into the day?

I believe it is due to the replies from the admits of r1 and r2. it is just days between the deadlines of the deposit and today. I think there will be large number of waitlist in r3! oh, i am sooooo nervous ..
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Re: Duke Fuqua 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 May 2012, 12:15
Waitlisted.
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Re: Duke Fuqua 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 May 2012, 12:23
Are you guys all rd 3 applicants or wl'ers? Where did someone come up with wl'ers will actually hear something? I didn't receive any correspondence stating that, but would love to see some.
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Re: Duke Fuqua 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 May 2012, 12:24
ding!!! I was nervous. and now very angry
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Re: Duke Fuqua 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 May 2012, 12:25
jwfutrell wrote:
Are you guys all rd 3 applicants or wl'ers? Where did someone come up with wl'ers will actually hear something? I didn't receive any correspondence stating that, but would love to see some.



every round some ppl get off of the wait list. For R1 some early action ppl heard back, for R2, some R1 ppl got off the wait list, so R3 will be the same deal
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