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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2012, 14:20
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Dinged. Again. Was WL in R2 with a 680 last time. Had tons of better things to talk about this time round including GMAT. Self-initiated interview both times. Makes me wonder if I played to round game wrong. Tricky EA?
Ahh well. Life! :)
All the best to the admits, EA WLs, and all R1 applicants!

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Question if you know something about WL. does WL means I'm automatically in Round1 now? or something else?
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Yes you are automatically in with R1 unless you choose to take yourself off the list. You'll receive a status update (in or ding -- I think if you stay on WL, you don't hear anything) when R1 gets results in January, assuming you've interviewed already. If you've yet to interview, you can be invited with R1 on Nov 28.

More details can be found in my really long post a few pages back -- I'll add the link when I'm at a computer.


EDIT: Link to my post about the general waitlist/decision timeline: duke-fuqua-2013-calling-all-applicants-134412-340.html#p1135273
If anyone has specific WL questions, feel free to post or PM me -- I was on the waitlist for a very long time last year... :)

PS. For those of you waitlisted in EA, please don't give up hope yet! I feel like a lot of EA waitlisters were accepted in later rounds ... it's not over until it's over (around early August for those of you counting at home).
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2012, 14:22
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Daedalus3 wrote:
Dinged. Again. Was WL in R2 with a 680 last time. Had tons of better things to talk about this time round including GMAT. Self-initiated interview both times. Makes me wonder if I played to round game wrong. Tricky EA?
Ahh well. Life! :)
All the best to the admits, EA WLs, and all R1 applicants!

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Question if you know something about WL. does WL means I'm automatically in Round1 now? or something else?
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Yes you are automatically in with R1 unless you choose to take yourself off the list. You'll receive a status update (in or ding -- I think if you stay on WL, you don't hear anything) when R1 gets results in January, assuming you've interviewed already. If you've yet to interview, you can be invited with R1 on Nov 28.

More details can be found in my really long post a few pages back -- I'll add the link when I'm at a computer.

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thank you so much and good luck with you for other schools!
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2012, 15:38
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Daedalus3 wrote:
Dinged. Again. Was WL in R2 with a 680 last time. Had tons of better things to talk about this time round including GMAT. Self-initiated interview both times. Makes me wonder if I played to round game wrong. Tricky EA?
Ahh well. Life! :)
All the best to the admits, EA WLs, and all R1 applicants!

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Question if you know something about WL. does WL means I'm automatically in Round1 now? or something else?
THanks.


Yes you are automatically in with R1 unless you choose to take yourself off the list. You'll receive a status update (in or ding -- I think if you stay on WL, you don't hear anything) when R1 gets results in January, assuming you've interviewed already. If you've yet to interview, you can be invited with R1 on Nov 28.

More details can be found in my really long post a few pages back -- I'll add the link when I'm at a computer.

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would love that link too! thank you so much!~
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2012, 16:30
Waitlisted last year in R2. Dinged this year in EA. Not sure what went wrong. I was really hopeful...very sad.

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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2012, 16:31
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Waitlisted last year in R2. Dinged this year in EA. Not sure what went wrong. I was really hopeful...very sad.

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im very sorry to hear that. it is sad to hear a WL/Ding =/
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Would people who got in mind sharing their profiles?


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Want to say congrats to all the admits!

And wanted to say good luck to everyone who didn't get the news they wanted today. Last year, when I got WL'ed in R2 and subsequently dinged things seemed pretty grim. I took a lot of inspiration from threestripes epic thread to help me through the journey. I hope good news is on the way soon!
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2012, 20:39
Early Action admits! Please join the Facebook group and introduce yourself within! Let the networking commence!!
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2012, 03:56
Any R1 applicants receive any message thus far from Duke. Any changes in the online application portal. Mine just says application submitted. Hope applications submitted on deadline day also count....
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2012, 05:44
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Any R1 applicants receive any message thus far from Duke. Any changes in the online application portal. Mine just says application submitted. Hope applications submitted on deadline day also count....


Yes, submissions on the deadline day count towards that round, and yes, some people have already heard back from adcom saying their apps are under review: see this post for the email -- duke-fuqua-2013-calling-all-applicants-134412-380.html#p1136130

All you can do now is wait for that email or for adcom to let you know that something is missing from your file. It's only been 1 week since the deadline so no need to panic yet.
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2012, 06:20
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2012, 07:28
Waitlisted. I'll take it with the glass half full. Threestripes, RGupta, and Asimov, do you guys have any advice on what I can do to increase my chances?
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2012, 08:49
Ding in EA; No idea what's wrong. Someone said maybe the short team career goal was not very realistic, but no absolutely. Others are not weakness:( Very Sad yesterday
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2012, 08:55
I got Dinged too. Was too shocked and disappointed to come and update my status.

Really clueless on what to do. Maybe my age(24) was a big decisive factor. Need to start looking at some lower ranked schools now :(

Congrats to all the admits. I really wished to be a part of Team Fuqua. Sucks!!
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Would people who got in mind sharing their profiles?


I've been a silent member for quite some time, but would like to jump in and give my two cents on my application strategy if it'd help anyone out there : )

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- short term goals I was very modest/realistic. I specifically looked at what companies in my area of interest recruit at Fuqua and what kinds of positions students historically were successful in landing and, most importantly, spent a lot of time thinking about which of these positions would make sense in context of my long term goals (researched companies and leaders in the field I admire to see how they got where they are now). I also reached out to second year students and frankly asked them if they felt my short term goals were realistic given their experience with recruiting. This is a process that we'll all have to go through our first years anyway, so made sense to do it with my application : )
- long term goals I was quite ambitious, but very honest with where I truly wanted to be 10+ years from now. I do think that being very honest about my long term goals translated into passion during my interview (he said so as much!) so i'd encourage being honest with yourself and not write what you think they want to hear.
- random 25 I used this opportunity to really show my personality. I felt this was particularly important in my case as my long term goals are in non profit and I wanted to demonstrate that my values/passions my entire life align appropriately with my goals. I think that it's very easy to sound "fake" when people claim they want to work in non-profit so I'd definitely encourage all you non profit folks to let your passion shine through on this one. 2/25 points, I used to describe instances at work where I exemplified teamwork/leadership. And yes, I did use humor.
- why fuqua i'm not sure what to say about this essay, as it is highly personalized for each person, but I can say that i poured tons and tons of research. I made sure the adcom recognized how much research i did by citing students I talked to, and detailing student's post grad experience that i'm inspired by, how i would contribute, what leader of consequence and team fuqua mean to me and why i fit with those mottos, talking about particular research cores i'd get involved with (CASE), citing research by professors that I'm inspired by and why I'd want to collaborate/learn under them, etc. It sounds like a lot, but I just made sure that it was very consistent with my goals and top 25.
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2012, 15:20
i called duke adcom today to express my interest for the school (as a waitlister) and get some information the WL process and seek input on my profile. The adcom lady was very busy so she did not provide too much juicy information. However, she told me that WL decisions are typically made by May. this information is contradictory to what i have heard.

my main question is that: are the WL applicants measured against applicants of the next round and considered in equal footing? or are WL applicants only used as bench players to fill in spots?
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2012, 16:09
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i called duke adcom today to express my interest for the school (as a waitlister) and get some information the WL process and seek input on my profile. The adcom lady was very busy so she did not provide too much juicy information. However, she told me that WL decisions are typically made by May. this information is contradictory to what i have heard.


True, while WL decisions are typically made by May, they still keep some people on through the summer to make sure any and all last-minute seats that open up are filled. If you're one of those lucky people, then you would hear your decision any time from May through August.

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my main question is that: are the WL applicants measured against applicants of the next round and considered in equal footing? or are WL applicants only used as bench players to fill in spots?


I have no clue about this since I'm not on the adcom though I think it's reasonable to guess that WL-ers are evaluated against everyone in the subsequent round, not just the waitlist.
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2012, 16:12
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i called duke adcom today to express my interest for the school (as a waitlister) and get some information the WL process and seek input on my profile. The adcom lady was very busy so she did not provide too much juicy information. However, she told me that WL decisions are typically made by May. this information is contradictory to what i have heard.


True, while WL decisions are typically made by May, they still keep some people on through the summer to make sure any and all last-minute seats that open up are filled. If you're one of those lucky people, then you would hear your decision any time from May through August.

bodu wrote:
my main question is that: are the WL applicants measured against applicants of the next round and considered in equal footing? or are WL applicants only used as bench players to fill in spots?


I have no clue about this since I'm not on the adcom though I think it's reasonable to guess that WL-ers are evaluated against everyone in the subsequent round, not just the waitlist.


hi aerien, thank you for your response. I thought many of us WLers would get admitted/dinged during deadlines of later rounds, instead of May? I am pretty confused now
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2012, 16:58
hi all,

i just dug up an interview with Liz Riley Hargrove (if you are waitlisted and do not recognize this name, then doing more research on Fuqua is a necessary step to increaes your chances :lol: )regarding waitlist situation. See link below and search for waitlist.

http://www.accepted.com/chat/transcript ... _duke.aspx
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2012, 17:03
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i called duke adcom today to express my interest for the school (as a waitlister) and get some information the WL process and seek input on my profile. The adcom lady was very busy so she did not provide too much juicy information. However, she told me that WL decisions are typically made by May. this information is contradictory to what i have heard.


True, while WL decisions are typically made by May, they still keep some people on through the summer to make sure any and all last-minute seats that open up are filled. If you're one of those lucky people, then you would hear your decision any time from May through August.

bodu wrote:
my main question is that: are the WL applicants measured against applicants of the next round and considered in equal footing? or are WL applicants only used as bench players to fill in spots?


I have no clue about this since I'm not on the adcom though I think it's reasonable to guess that WL-ers are evaluated against everyone in the subsequent round, not just the waitlist.


hi aerien, thank you for your response. I thought many of us WLers would get admitted/dinged during deadlines of later rounds, instead of May? I am pretty confused now


You can be admitted with the R1, R2, or R3 decisions. R3 decisions come out in May. If you don't hear back by May and still choose to be on the waitlist, you could be waiting until August. Hope that clarifies things! :)
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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2012, 20:11
Hi,

I got wait-listed without interview. Does Fuqua ask you for any essays while wait-listed or do they give you any opportunity to actively influence your wait-list status?

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