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Re: Fuqua(Duke) Class of 2016: Calling all Waitlisted applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2014, 11:12
Add me to the list - R2 applicant interviewed and waitlisted. Called admissions and they said they didn't provide feedbacks.

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Re: Fuqua(Duke) Class of 2016: Calling all Waitlisted applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2014, 11:24
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Does anyone know what we should expect if we don't get the call today? Any update at all on the SISS site? Or no action?


From what I have been told - there will be no update if you remain on the waitlist. You will get a response if you are denied, and I believe that if accepted, you would have heard already.

In the same boat here - haven't heard anything and at this point, not expecting to. They mentioned that the applicant pool was significantly stronger than in years past, and as a result, they were waitlisting more candidates as they got a better understanding of the yield.
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Re: Fuqua(Duke) Class of 2016: Calling all Waitlisted applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2014, 11:57
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Does anyone know what we should expect if we don't get the call today? Any update at all on the SISS site? Or no action?


From what I have been told - there will be no update if you remain on the waitlist. You will get a response if you are denied, and I believe that if accepted, you would have heard already.

In the same boat here - haven't heard anything and at this point, not expecting to. They mentioned that the applicant pool was significantly stronger than in years past, and as a result, they were waitlisting more candidates as they got a better understanding of the yield.



I agree that it looks like if you were accepted, then you would have a call already. Sounds like people have updates on SISS. It seems kind of strange to me that we wouldn't at least get something to confirm you want to remain on the waitlist. Frankly, the way the waitlist has been managed has been pretty disappointing. I am on another waitlist that has been 5X better.

Also, I had a call in January where I was told that no one gets denied off the waitlist. You either get in, remove yourself, or stay on the waitlist forever (until orientation basically). Not sure if anyone can confirm that.
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Re: Fuqua(Duke) Class of 2016: Calling all Waitlisted applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2014, 12:00
Waitlisted R2. Now I need to figure out what additional info I can submit and whether I can rustle up a recommendation from another alum. Congrats to any R1 waitlisters who were admitted today!
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Re: Fuqua(Duke) Class of 2016: Calling all Waitlisted applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2014, 12:35
that was quick. already got me on the WL roll call. good luck to everyone here.

time to start thinking of how to get off the WL
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Re: Fuqua(Duke) Class of 2016: Calling all Waitlisted applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2014, 13:29
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that was quick. already got me on the WL roll call. good luck to everyone here.

time to start thinking of how to get off the WL


If you come up with any brilliant ideas for getting off the waitlist, feel free to share. :-D
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Re: Fuqua(Duke) Class of 2016: Calling all Waitlisted applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2014, 13:32
R2, now on the wait list as well.
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Re: Fuqua(Duke) Class of 2016: Calling all Waitlisted applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2014, 14:39
Yay Waitlist!

Is it true that the lucky few that will migrate from WL to Admitted won't hear back until the Round 3 Decision, or is it rolling based on admitted people who withdraw? I guess May 9th isn't terribly far away, but after looking through past years WL board it seems like they string you along until August. That seems like a ridiculous amount of time to wait.

I guess I will just start my WL update email like the rest of the group....

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Re: Fuqua(Duke) Class of 2016: Calling all Waitlisted applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2014, 22:16
Waitlisted for an interview...sorta annoying...
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Re: Fuqua(Duke) Class of 2016: Calling all Waitlisted applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2014, 22:38
Anyone know if we can call/email them to ask for feedbacks?
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Re: Fuqua(Duke) Class of 2016: Calling all Waitlisted applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2014, 23:10
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Anyone know if we can call/email them to ask for feedbacks?


You may, but in all probability they won't offer you one. (Their standard policy)


The first post on this thread has a couple of links for waitlist management tips. Go through them if you are feeling lost. There were a few WL'd candidates from EA/R1 who heard back yesterday, so all is not lost.

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Re: Fuqua(Duke) Class of 2016: Calling all Waitlisted applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2014, 05:42
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Anyone know if we can call/email them to ask for feedbacks?


You can try...I was told they don't give any feedback to candidates though, unfortunately.
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Re: Fuqua(Duke) Class of 2016: Calling all Waitlisted applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2014, 09:22
Does anyone know what the chances are of getting admitted from the waitlist?
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Re: Fuqua(Duke) Class of 2016: Calling all Waitlisted applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2014, 14:53
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Does anyone know what the chances are of getting admitted from the waitlist?


The video on the first page says 15-30%.
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Re: Fuqua(Duke) Class of 2016: Calling all Waitlisted applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2014, 18:09
I interviewed on campus for round 2 and was waitlisted. Does anyone know if Duke interviews most candidates? I know some programs interview most, but is this the case for Duke as well? If so, then that will make me approach my waitlist strategy with a different view.

Also, it doesn't look like they provide feedback, which is frustrating given most programs do. It is almost like reaching into the dark. If anyone got feedback, then let us know, that way we (I) know I just spoke to the wrong person.
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Re: Fuqua(Duke) Class of 2016: Calling all Waitlisted applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Mar 2014, 09:28
It's funny the different reactions I get when I tell people I'm on the waitlist - a good 50/50 blend of congratulations and sympathy. I'm excited! I wasn't invited for a R2 interview so I thought for sure I was going to get rejected when the R2 decisions came out. Without an interview, waitlist is as good as it gets, so I'm happy! AND I got invited for a R3 interview, apparently... so things are looking up.
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Re: Fuqua(Duke) Class of 2016: Calling all Waitlisted applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2014, 09:07
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It's funny the different reactions I get when I tell people I'm on the waitlist - a good 50/50 blend of congratulations and sympathy. I'm excited! I wasn't invited for a R2 interview so I thought for sure I was going to get rejected when the R2 decisions came out. Without an interview, waitlist is as good as it gets, so I'm happy! AND I got invited for a R3 interview, apparently... so things are looking up.


Nicely done. The waitlist may turn out pretty well for you.
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Re: Fuqua(Duke) Class of 2016: Calling all Waitlisted applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Mar 2014, 00:10
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I interviewed on campus for round 2 and was waitlisted. Does anyone know if Duke interviews most candidates? I know some programs interview most, but is this the case for Duke as well? If so, then that will make me approach my waitlist strategy with a different view.

Also, it doesn't look like they provide feedback, which is frustrating given most programs do. It is almost like reaching into the dark. If anyone got feedback, then let us know, that way we (I) know I just spoke to the wrong person.



As far as I know, only Kellogg interviews everyone, and I know Tepper interviewed 50% of its applicants this year. Duke, like most other schools, typically interviews 30-40% of the applicants.

I'm also thinking about the 'strategy" to get off the list but I can't think of anything else other than additional recommendation letters, add'l achievement at work (bonus & promotion), community services, etc. Also I don't think retaking GMAT would help much if your first one has already passed the average, unless your Q score was weak or getting some crazy high score.

I guess 80% of the people on the waitlist would do similar work to gain reconsideration, so the competition starts again. :(
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Re: Fuqua(Duke) Class of 2016: Calling all Waitlisted applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Mar 2014, 10:22
Hey guys - I'm joining you all in this waitlist game.
Has anyone else read all 31 pages of last year's waitlist thread?

Some interesting notes: the only ones to get off the waitlist were passive and did not contact adcom. I really don't know what to think about this.
Good news is, however, most enthusiastic waitlist applicants last year found better luck this year through EA.
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Re: Fuqua(Duke) Class of 2016: Calling all Waitlisted applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Mar 2014, 10:33
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Hey guys - I'm joining you all in this waitlist game.
Has anyone else read all 31 pages of last year's waitlist thread?

Some interesting notes: the only ones to get off the waitlist were passive and did not contact adcom. I really don't know what to think about this.
Good news is, however, most enthusiastic waitlist applicants last year found better luck this year through EA.


Hmmm... I did read last year's thread, but I didn't interpret it that way at all. It sounded like most people sent an update, but didn't do anything aside from that.
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