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Hi everyone,

I thought I'd get this waitlist thread started -- this thread was a huge help for me when I spent many months on the Duke WL last year, and I hope it helps you all this year too.

I've also attached my completely unofficial waitlist process as I experienced it last year. Hope this helps a bit (and fingers crossed, adcom doesn't change their process from last year to this year).

Good luck with the Fuqua 2013 waitlist!


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Post in the thread to be added to the roll call -- and be sure to update your profiles too!

Early Action:
    aosingh
    AresZhu
    ashish8
    BarberWB
    bodu
    CMG
    jh03e
    JSL77
    mrsustainability
    prateekmahe
    Prudence -- dinged R1 :(
    vkmt

Round 1
    austinacmes
    beehagit - Withdrawn.
    bschoolnow
    crazycow
    heyuqing
    highwyre237
    HomeportAK
    jko
    jplw26
    kingfalcon - Admitted with R2; matriculating at Sloan
    krudget
    latampmgmt
    lb2015 - Withdrawn. Matriculating at Yale.
    marystars
    OjilEye/EmBeeAy23
    PDX105
    pmiklius
    RockBalb - Admitted with R2!
    TrojanWarrior
    WaitinginNY
    weven

Round 2
    dormor
    EChopeful12
    engebrem
    futurebostonmba - invited to interview in R3
    hailmary620
    hookemhorns612
    jasarn
    kibedoe - invited to interview in R3
    ldryan
    MEPA85
    peeweeninja
    soniaj
    tinkered
    tobud - invited to interview in R3
    working4theman
    ygyh
    zdshapiro

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Re: Duke (Fuqua) 2013 - Calling All Waitlisted Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2013, 19:32
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Good luck with this year's WL everyone. I've received lots of questions asking about what process I went through last year, so I attached a flowchart to the first post in this thread. I hope my elementary PPT skills help someone!
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I just wanted to pop in to say I'll be removing myself from the waitlist since I got into Sloan. Best of luck, everyone!
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Even though I'm just a fly on the wall here, wanted to say good luck guys! Obviously since I have no motivation to do any actual work at work I spend too much time on GMAT club. Been following this thread and really hoping to see some positive outcomes! Sending out major positive vibes!
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Hey everyone, thanks for a great app season. A special thanks goes out to ThreeStripes, Aerien, and all my fellow WLers waiting for a spot. Thanks for all the help along the way, and good luck.
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Well, I just emailed adcom to let them know that I'm withdrawing and matriculating at Kellogg instead. I realize that I'm only one person, but hopefully a slot has just now opened up.

I was on the WL at Kellogg for nearly 5 months before being admitted (R1 applicant, admitted 5/7), so don't lose hope for the Fuqua list!
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hailmary620 wrote:
AresZhu wrote:

I don't like this... does it mean that they decide no WL offers before the summer WL?
That's crazy... if this is the case, looks like Duke indeed overbooked in Round2...


I don't like it either, but keep in mind that gmatclub only represents 10% of the applicant pool (I maybe off), so it could be that they did make some offers, we are not aware of. But, yeah, Duke has been surprisingly quiet this year. I am just hoping that they are just waiting for other schools.


So guys, my apartment deposit went through, and I have paid my second deposit to Johnson... I am officially (this time I promise) out of the WL game. Good luck all! I REALLY hope there is some sort of movement soon.
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Don't leave gmatclub, though.


Ha, if I left Gmatclub what would I do at work??

no worries, I'll still be around.
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Just got the acceptance call at 11:31 Eastern. Been waiting for Tuck all day and was shocked to get a call from Duke!
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I just removed myself from the waitlist today--good luck to everyone here! Hopefully a few of you will persevere and make it in :)
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Even Stanford is accepting GCers from the WL, and Duke hasn't called a single person. Ahh, it's so frustrating.


And why should anything happening at Stanford affect Duke's own process? Why didn't you apply to Stanford, then?


Relax. Rocket's just saying that Stanford's yield is generally higher than Duke's, so if Stanford is seeing some WL movement, Duke likely will too. Good luck to everyone still waiting!!
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Well, I just emailed adcom to let them know that I'm withdrawing and matriculating at Kellogg instead. I realize that I'm only one person, but hopefully a slot has just now opened up.

I was on the WL at Kellogg for nearly 5 months before being admitted (R1 applicant, admitted 5/7), so don't lose hope for the Fuqua list!


Would you mind sharing your WL strategy?


My notification letter at Kellogg mentioned that we should only call after a certain date. On that day, I called my WL manager (Michael G) and he was out of the office. I called again a week later and he said that there wasn't anything specific that they wanted/expected me to do to improve my application. I sent Kellogg a letter (via attachment) simply updating them on a few achievements at work and reaffirmed my strong interest in the program. After being re-waitlisted at the R2 notification date, I simply sent in a short note saying the I was very interested in Kellogg. That was it from me.

As for my Booth strategy, I accepted a place on the WL via their portal, sent a letter telling them that Booth was my #1 choice and that I would attend if admitted, and I also updated a video. Obviously didn't work for me.

Hope that helps.

Update: I realize this pertains to programs other than Fuqua, but I thought it might be useful for Fuqua WLers, as well.
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I just got the call from a 919 number and the guy on the line said "congrats, you are on the waitlist and we have an place available for you....and it's a 2 bedroom apartment you requested"...ahhh. The call was from the station 9 apartments. Worst feeling ever.

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So how many more days until March 18th?


Taking a page from aerien's book:

http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?iso=20130318T15&p0=746&msg=R2+Decision+Date
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Just got the waitlist email. I guess I am bummed, but I am still deciding whether or not to stay on the list.

My first inclination was that I must have done something wrong in my application since my GPA and GMAT are decent (and I am a female, not that it makes it a guarantee at all but my understanding is that sometimes standards are a bit different). I really spent a lot of time and effort on my essays, visited the school twice, not sure what to think. I also thought maybe it was something my recommenders said...but then I got into Darden using the same recommenders so they couldn't have said anything too horrendous.

I will say that while I showed enthusiasm in my essays and interview and gave specific reasons for wanting to go to Fuqua (specific clubs/classes, etc I would contribute to), I never once said Fuqua was my top choice. To be honest, it isn't and I didn't want to be dishonest. I also listed all the schools I applied to in their application, again wanting to be honest. Maybe that was a bad call. Would they really put me on the waitlist because they weren't sure I'd attend?

I guess the yield management theory makes sense, but I also think it's important to take a critical look at what I might have messed up, too. Maybe I'm being too hard on myself.

Any ideas on this? And also--I don't want to potentially take a spot away from another applicant--but it would also be nice to have a choice to compare Darden to in the event that I do not get into my other schools. Does it make sense to stay on the waitlist if I am not absolutely sure I would attend?



After my Johnson interview... I can say it was 100% my interview that got me on the WL... Although I showed my enthusiasm.. I just dont think I conveyed the legacy I would leave on the community, and stumbled pretty badly on that question. So, I'm assuming I only had a so/so evaluation from my interviewer.

I'm in a similar spot decision-wise too. Although I think I'd decide to attend, I'm not 100% sure. Its your choice to stay on or not though, I wouldnt feel bad about taking spots away...
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Did anyone of you also write to inform your interviewer that you are waitlisted? I am thinking if its right to do so, or would it look bad on me if I did or am I actually expected to do so? any thoughts/comments..?? thanks again


I reached out to my interviewer when I was WL'd just to let them know. I do not think student interviewers have any sway in the admissions process at this point. They already submitted their feedback about you (good or bad) to the adcom, and the adcom made a decision to put you on the WL.

However, if you do let your interviewer know you are WL'd, they might be able to offer some advice or put you in touch with current students who were WL'd before. Those students could tell you about their WL experiences and you could find out if they did anything that helped them get their admit.
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Turned down my spot at Fuqua as I'll be going to Yale SOM.

Dibs on my spot are in the following order: krudget, highwyre, AresZhu. Good luck, guys!! :)


I've been following your decision and I must admit that I'm disappointed that you will not be a classmate at Duke. Yale is very lucky to have you! Congrats on the wildly successful application season aerien!


Thanks, jontron!! It was a tough decision, but ultimately one that I think is right for me. At the very least, I'll always be a Blue Devil fan so my future SOM classmates are going to have to deal with me turning into a pseudo-blue devil during March Madness ... unless of course the Bulldogs win the Ivy League and make it in

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question for you guys: Im on the WL for Fuqua but I was admitted into Ross today. I consider both of them my top school so I'd really like fuqua to accept me so that I can check out BDW. Do you think I should inform admissions of my Ross acceptance before they send out R2 deadlines? Will this have any effect this late in round 2? I feel a little bad for using them as leverage against eachother.


Eh, its a bit late in the game... I think the only thing it would accomplish is moving you from the "still waitlist" or even from accepted, to ding in order to protect their yield. I wouldn't bother.

BTW, congrats on Ross! GL on Monday!
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Not sure, the end of May is a long time to wait when you already have a great school asking you to join... I'll think about it over the weekend



Yeah I agree, but no other admits for me, so I will be hanging out on WL until August, I believe.[/quote]

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