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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2013, 22:48
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No one gets admitted without intvw! Infact for Duke the ratio of acceptance to interview invites would be much lower because of their self initiated interview.
Not invited in R2 means little hope, considering their is already a long line up of WL-ed candidate from EA/R1.


ratio would be lower, but how many R2 applicants interviewed during the open period (which was sept/oct?). I think most of those candidates were probably EA/R1.
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2013, 22:51
Also, for those looking to rent cars at RDU...i recommend using priceline, i was able to get a standard one (aka not tiny economy/compact) for under 30 (including taxes/fees).
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2013, 22:54
did anyone else notice they have class on Presidents Day (Mon Feb 18)? Is that common? I am an international.
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2013, 02:59
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did anyone else notice they have class on Presidents Day (Mon Feb 18)? Is that common? I am an international.


Duke doesn't follow the "traditional" holiday calendar. Don't worry though, the few random holidays you do have class is made up for when you get out for break/graduate earlier than at other schools.

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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2013, 07:02
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did anyone else notice they have class on Presidents Day (Mon Feb 18)? Is that common? I am an international.


President's Day isn't a big deal here
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2013, 08:58
Does anyone know when Duke Fuqua will be sending another round of interview invites?
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2013, 09:20
Per the website, Round 3's get notified April 10th. I don't think there is another wave of invites for Round 2.
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2013, 10:58
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I think Friday the 22nd is full. It was available when I first got the e-mail and I almost scheduled it but decided to wait until after work so I would have a chance to look at flights. Now it doesn't seem to be available :?

Oh well. I'm scheduled for next Saturday the 16th. I scheduled the interview, tour, and class visit. Is that right that they have classes on a Saturday? Doesn't that seem strange?

I got a car rental and I still gotta figure out a hotel.


Classes on sat seemed strange to me as well, but I have one scheduled for the 23rd. Maybe they are exec MBA classes, not sure?


I interviewed on a sat. They didn't let us sit in on a real class, it was a mock class FYI. Not sure if that is the plan for you guys also.
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2013, 12:27
Invited to interview! Anyone knows what is the interview acceptance rate at Fuqua?
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Feb 2013, 18:32
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Just booked my flight to Durham for 2/21 - 2/23! I also booked a room at the R David Thomas Conference Center, which is right next to the Fuqua campus. Has anyone stayed there before? Do Fuqua students hang out there at all? Really looking forward to participating in Fuqua Friday!


It's $139 a night plus tax. Not the cheapest but definitely a lot better than the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Course which is over $200. plus you can't beat the location. Another good option is the Millennium Hotel which is 1.5 miles away, cheapest rooms there are $105/night, but you would probably have to take a taxi to campus. Wow $700 on your flight?? where are you traveling from? my flight from CA was $480.


I booked on expedia, I am coming on the 22nd friday, doing my interview on 23rd, and leaving on 24th morning.
I got a discounted hotel at the millenium - for a grand total of $108.yes, that is for two nights not per night! It was so good, although I would have preferred to stay on campus, I just could not refuse. I booked my interview late on Sat to take full advantage of all available sessions etc. between Friday and Saturday -- hope I don't get too tired!


that is such a good deal on your hotel, lucky you! I probably should've done some more research before booking the conference center, which now seems to be the most expensive option there is...;/ good luck to you!
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Feb 2013, 18:34
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Just booked my flight to Durham for 2/21 - 2/23! I also booked a room at the R David Thomas Conference Center, which is right next to the Fuqua campus. Has anyone stayed there before? Do Fuqua students hang out there at all? Really looking forward to participating in Fuqua Friday!


Also I did not see an availability of Fuqua friday on the 22nd. Were you able to select one for 2/22 in the drop down?


Yes, it was available in one of the (many) drop downs for 2/22. Perhaps the spots are limited and it has already been filled?
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Feb 2013, 18:53
Congrats and good luck to all those who were invited to interview! The current students were busy entertaining the EA and R1 admits this weekend. It was fun getting to know the prospective Fuquans, and now we are excited to meet y'all within the next couple of weeks.

To all those who weren't invited, don't lose hope. Not being invited doesn't necessarily mean that you have been dinged.
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Feb 2013, 22:55
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Will be interviewing in the Shanghai Hub. Duke booked Le Royal Meridian, in which admission events will also be held on that day. It's really a good opportunity to let Duke know more of me and vise versa. Good luck to all those invited!

Omnivorous, were the venue and date details provided in the email or on Duke's online scheduling system once logged in?


It's in the email
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Feb 2013, 07:08
Are you guys wearing suits for your interview? In the instructions it says "Attire for interviews and activities is business casual".
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Are you guys wearing suits for your interview? In the instructions it says "Attire for interviews and activities is business casual".


Look back earlier in the thread, around R1 interviews, there was a good discussion on this topic. In summary, wear whatever gives you the most confidence.
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Feb 2013, 07:32
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Are you guys wearing suits for your interview? In the instructions it says "Attire for interviews and activities is business casual".


I'll probably just wear a suit. Better to be overdressed than underdressed. You can always take off the tie if you feel uncomfortable.
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Feb 2013, 08:11
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Are you guys wearing suits for your interview? In the instructions it says "Attire for interviews and activities is business casual".


I'll probably just wear a suit. Better to be overdressed than underdressed. You can always take off the tie if you feel uncomfortable.


The other b-school interviews I went to also said the dress code was 'business casual', but everyone wore suits. I think it's better to play it safe
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Feb 2013, 08:13
I wore a sportjacket, tie and slacks, but i'd probably suggest a suit. That's what most everyone else had and what I have worn for all of my other interviews since.
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Feb 2013, 08:40
I haven't seen this explicitly stated anywhere else:

I was admitted R1 to Duke but also applied to some schools R2 that I would attend if I get in.

I assume Duke wouldn't let me defer my $1500 deposit until R2, right? I just have to pay the deposit and lose that $ if I attend elsewhere?

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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Feb 2013, 08:48
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I haven't seen this explicitly stated anywhere else:

I was admitted R1 to Duke but also applied to some schools R2 that I would attend if I get in.

I assume Duke wouldn't let me defer my $1500 deposit until R2, right? I just have to pay the deposit and lose that $ if I attend elsewhere?

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Feel free to ask... but I'm pretty sure they wouldnt be happy to hear "Hey, I'd pay the deposit, BUT, I applied to some better schools and would rather go there.... SO, if those dont work out, I'll pay my deposit later."

Many people are in this situation... pay the deposit as insurance
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