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Re: Fuqua (Duke) Class of 2016: Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2013, 08:51
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Re: Fuqua (Duke) Class of 2016: Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 04 Jun 2013, 11:16
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Hi all. I am interested in applying to fuqua but am in somewhat of a conundrum. My longtime girlfriend will be accompanying me to b-school, but she is apprehensive about moving to a "college town" vs a big city. Her happiness is very important to me, so its a huge factor for me. She is a teacher and thinks finding a job and having a quality social life is much harder at a place like fuqua vs new York or dc or any other city. Can any current students comment on this? Has anyone"s partner particularly enjoyed their time in Durham? Thanks in advance for everyone's input!


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I see the benefit of EA from the adcom side (boost yield) but from an applicant side you get slighty better admissions odds (we assume) at the expense of scholarship opportunities (there is an inherent adcom conflict of interest) and school choice (my perspective on schools really changed after I was admitted).



You should consider cost of living too. It's going to be way more expensive to live in NYC and DC versus Durham. Maybe even enough to offset her not having a job.

I understand her happiness is important too. Personally, I like the Raleigh-Durham area. If you really want a nice balance between cost of living and big city I'd consider the Atlanta area and maybe a school like Emory.
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Re: Fuqua (Duke) Class of 2016: Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 04 Jun 2013, 11:56
Good luck everyone! I'll be pushing for the R1 deadline.
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Re: Fuqua (Duke) Class of 2016: Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2013, 11:02
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Just giving a heads up - 2013-2014 dates/essays are officially up.

The website is significantly different, and looks a hell of a lot better.

Good luck everyone!
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Re: Fuqua (Duke) Class of 2016: Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2013, 11:16
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Just giving a heads up - 2013-2014 dates/essays are officially up.

The website is significantly different, and looks a hell of a lot better.

Good luck everyone!


Thank you. I'm not sure whether essays are up yet. The site still shows previous year's prompts (they might be the same this year. Having said that, the old ones were always there. So, no way to find out till we hear something on the blog) & link to admissions blog post that is a year old.

Posting the snapshot of the deadlines.
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Re: Fuqua (Duke) Class of 2016: Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2013, 11:40
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Just giving a heads up - 2013-2014 dates/essays are officially up.

The website is significantly different, and looks a hell of a lot better.

Good luck everyone!


I agree with you 100% on the website! I always wondered if I was the only one who thought the old site was outdated and hard to navigate.

R1 decisions by Dec 20th- this will make or break my Christmas! Good luck to all!
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Re: Fuqua (Duke) Class of 2016: Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2013, 11:59
Yes ofcourse its not live yet... it states "NOTE: The Application for The Duke MBA - Daytime program is currently not available as we are undergoing a yearly update process. We expect the application to go live in mid to late July."

So we'll have to wait some more before we get to see the updated essays.. ohh this wait is killing me

but i've got a lot to do before i start my essays.. should focus more on that :x
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Re: Fuqua (Duke) Class of 2016: Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2013, 18:27
Good luck to everyone applying this year!
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Re: Fuqua (Duke) Class of 2016: Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2013, 18:47
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Good luck to everyone applying this year!


Thanks!


Anyone know when open interview slots will open? I know the dates are posted on their website of the open interview period, but can't seem to figure out how to sign up for one.
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Re: Fuqua (Duke) Class of 2016: Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2013, 20:30
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Anyone know when open interview slots will open? I know the dates are posted on their website of the open interview period, but can't seem to figure out how to sign up for one.



I guess you would be able to register once the application goes live.

Duke recommends candidate initiated interview for EA round. But it also mentions that if the candidate is non-US/ West Coast, it understands that it is very difficult for the candidate to travel and interview on campus. Any idea why does Duke recommend candidate initiated on campus interview for EA round ??

Though Duke says that it understands the difficulty for international cases, but still does not opting for an on campus interview throw a negative light on the candidate's commitment and motivation for Duke ??
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Re: Fuqua (Duke) Class of 2016: Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 15 Jun 2013, 00:20
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Anyone know when open interview slots will open? I know the dates are posted on their website of the open interview period, but can't seem to figure out how to sign up for one.



I guess you would be able to register once the application goes live.

Duke recommends candidate initiated interview for EA round. But it also mentions that if the candidate is non-US/ West Coast, it understands that it is very difficult for the candidate to travel and interview on campus. Any idea why does Duke recommend candidate initiated on campus interview for EA round ??

Though Duke says that it understands the difficulty for international cases, but still does not opting for an on campus interview throw a negative light on the candidate's commitment and motivation for Duke ??


Applicants of any round are welcome to interview in the Open Interview period. But it makes sense for EA candidates to take advantage of this because
a. The open interviews are held at a time close to and after the EA deadline.
b. The EA round is binding, so it is in the applicant's best interest to visit and understand the school culture before committing to a binding round.

That said, if you live on the West Coast or abroad, it will not be held against you. But if you can make it out to Durham, why not go?
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Re: Fuqua (Duke) Class of 2016: Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 17 Jun 2013, 05:49
Posted this under the "Fuqua" discussion" but posting here as well...

Females, I'd highly recommend applying for the "Weekend for Women" event, which usually happens at the beginning of November. It's a great event for prospective students and also an opportunity to interview ahead of time. I had a great experience and got a lot of great insight by attending the event; info that other applicants might not have had...definitely a leg up in the application process. Also, other schools have similar events so would highly recommend looking into those for your schools. A simple google search with "school name, women, prospective" should give you results. Good luck!
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Re: Fuqua (Duke) Class of 2016: Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2013, 13:40
Good luck to everyone. Will try to help as the process comes along.
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Re: Fuqua (Duke) Class of 2016: Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2013, 00:46
Good luck everyone!I am in for EA...
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Re: Fuqua (Duke) Class of 2016: Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2013, 11:41
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Anyone know when open interview slots will open? I know the dates are posted on their website of the open interview period, but can't seem to figure out how to sign up for one.



I guess you would be able to register once the application goes live.

Duke recommends candidate initiated interview for EA round. But it also mentions that if the candidate is non-US/ West Coast, it understands that it is very difficult for the candidate to travel and interview on campus. Any idea why does Duke recommend candidate initiated on campus interview for EA round ??

Though Duke says that it understands the difficulty for international cases, but still does not opting for an on campus interview throw a negative light on the candidate's commitment and motivation for Duke ??


Applicants of any round are welcome to interview in the Open Interview period. But it makes sense for EA candidates to take advantage of this because
a. The open interviews are held at a time close to and after the EA deadline.
b. The EA round is binding, so it is in the applicant's best interest to visit and understand the school culture before committing to a binding round.

That said, if you live on the West Coast or abroad, it will not be held against you. But if you can make it out to Durham, why not go?


FYI, if you're going to apply EA and you have ANY reservations about your application, make sure to visit BEFORE the Open Interview period. The admissions team told me pretty bluntly it's hard for them to take any EA candidate seriously who has NOT visited the campus beforehand. Again, it's a bit of a case by case basis if you're from out of the country or you're an amazingly strong candidate, but I wouldn't risk it if you're serious about it.
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Re: Fuqua (Duke) Class of 2016: Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 30 Jun 2013, 23:19
The school website has the essay questions listed(which are same as last year's) even though it mentions that "The new application will be available mid- to late-July, 2013." Are these questions for the current application season?
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Re: Fuqua (Duke) Class of 2016: Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2013, 04:09
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The school website has the essay questions listed(which are same as last year's) even though it mentions that "The new application will be available mid- to late-July, 2013." Are these questions for the current application season?


Most likely last year's. They did not pull down the essays from their website after the season. There would be an announcement on the blog (or somewhere on the website) that the essays for new application are available. Anyhow, you'll know when they are released because one of us will post them here.
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Re: Fuqua (Duke) Class of 2016: Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2013, 03:47
Hey guys, I am looking to apply in R1. Is there any way I can contact current students, say via mail or by phone (or by any other means)?

All the best to everyone applying!
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Hey guys, I am looking to apply in R1. Is there any way I can contact current students, say via mail or by phone (or by any other means)?

All the best to everyone applying!
You can contact the Fuqua clubs in the area that you are interested in.
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Re: Fuqua (Duke) Class of 2016: Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2013, 06:40
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Since there are lots of questions on EA or R1, here's a simple decision diagram.

The scholarship decision is controversial. Although there has been EA folks who got scholarships. I would say, at minimum, your bargaining power on scholarship is reduced by applying EA.


The official word from adcom is that applying in EA doesn't weigh on your scholarship considerations... but... I agree with you. The question is, does the increased likelihood of getting in during EA outweigh the potential for a scholarship


Hey guys - great to see so much activity in this thread - it seems to be one of the few that's already jumping on this board.

Sorry to be pulling in a quote from some older topics but we want to set this to rest: YOU GET THE SAME CONSIDERATION FOR SCHOLARSHIPS IF YOU APPLY DURING EA.

That comes straight from Fuqua Admissions - we have a full write-up in our blahg post today: Duke Early Action and scholarship money.

Second: THERE IS A REAL ADVANTAGE TO SUBMITTING EA.

This comes not from Fuqua but from our years of experience in helping guys like you. Your app must be strong - they don't cut corners or make compromises - but if you're doing your part and coming in on your side of the bargain with what you present, you're going to sail right in.

Last: DUKE EA IS BINDING.

Once they accept you, that's where you're going. Don't pass Go. Don't collect $200. Obviously some shmucks take advantage of this at Duke and CBS ED; please don't be one of them.

We acknowledge that most of this has been articulated on this thread already but wanted to reiterate it to help set the record straight.

If we can help let us know - and best of luck to all of you! Great school, hope you make it.

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