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similar email and deadline for last year applicants.
fuqua-duke-class-of-2016-calling-all-applicants-151319-200.html#p1274481

Does this mean that Fuqua is flexi with deadlines for EA?
I am not planning EA due to that commitment issue. But it seems weird that they'd shift their deadlines. :?



like many others have mentioned this is just standard email sent to all EA applicants to confirm they understand the binding nature of Early Action. although i don't understand why they don't call it early decision like CBS since its clearly binding while Tuck's Early Action is NOT binding. so i guess Duke just doesn't want to confuse any ppl, especially the international crowd with whom eng might not be their first language..

that said, i highly doubt Duke adcom are swamped. I just chatted with one yesterday and he confirmed they receive on avg around 10% of applicants during EA round and then around 40 / 40 split for Round 1 and R2 and final 10% in R3. Thus, they are just making sure that ppl understand the binding nature of EA. if you can interview on campus during open period absolutely do it! def don't take chance with waiting for invite. unfortunately thats not an option for those of us who live far away from durham! best of luck to everyone!

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like many others have mentioned this is just standard email sent to all EA applicants to confirm they understand the binding nature of Early Action. although i don't understand why they don't call it early decision like CBS since its clearly binding while Tuck's Early Action is NOT binding. so i guess Duke just doesn't want to confuse any ppl, especially the international crowd with whom eng might not be their first language..

that said, i highly doubt Duke adcom are swamped. I just chatted with one yesterday and he confirmed they receive on avg around 10% of applicants during EA round and then around 40 / 40 split for Round 1 and R2 and final 10% in R3. Thus, they are just making sure that ppl understand the binding nature of EA. if you can interview on campus during open period absolutely do it! def don't take chance with waiting for invite. unfortunately thats not an option for those of us who live far away from durham! best of luck to everyone!

Cool.. Apparently, I misunderstood the context of the email altogether. Good to know that they make an extra effort to help the applicants. Cheers to them!
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FurrowedBrow, though I didn't attach my degree, my trancripts do contain the date conferred. I have asked them for clarification... let's see what the response is. Will it affect my candidacy for EA?

razordude1717 - has there been any development on your transcript issue? would be good to know about updates.
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Any clues when the interview invites will start rolling out ?

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Any clues when the interview invites will start rolling out ?


On the 7th.

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yup Oct 7 as shown on their website. should just be mass email to check SISS portal to see you get invite or not. best of luck to everyone!

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best of luck to everyone!
on-campus interviews are very casual. I guess off campus will be similar.

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So they would be rolling out all the interview invites together , rather than on splitting them over a couple of day

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So they would be rolling out all the interview invites together , rather than on splitting them over a couple of day


Yes, in one go on the Tuesday. That's how it was last year. Some applicants got an email asking them to check SISS. Some applicants checked SISS before they got the email and found that they were invited.

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Hey, does anyone know whether we have to send our official scores with or before the applications or can we send the official scores once we get accepted?

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Hey, does anyone know whether we have to send our official scores with or before the applications or can we send the official scores once we get accepted?


You will need to send the scores with your application , else your application will not be reviewed

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Hey, does anyone know whether we have to send our official scores with or before the applications or can we send the official scores once we get accepted?


You will need to send the scores with your application , else your application will not be reviewed



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For the 25 things question, are we allowed to include pictures in the Word document/PDF file that we upload? Or does it strictly have to be just the list of 25 things?

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For the 25 things question, are we allowed to include pictures in the Word document/PDF file that we upload? Or does it strictly have to be just the list of 25 things?


i'm not sure personally as i never heard of or tried that myself.. but when you look at the app proof prior to submission everything is in black and white which i assume is what the adcom sees.. thus i would probably play it safe and not go with any photos unless they really make an impact on your 25 things list. also note they might be black and white only. if you def want to add it, i'd send and email to adcom team to seek confirmation. hope this helps

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For the 25 things question, are we allowed to include pictures in the Word document/PDF file that we upload? Or does it strictly have to be just the list of 25 things?


i'm not sure personally as i never heard of or tried that myself.. but when you look at the app proof prior to submission everything is in black and white which i assume is what the adcom sees.. thus i would probably play it safe and not go with any photos unless they really make an impact on your 25 things list. also note they might be black and white only. if you def want to add it, i'd send and email to adcom team to seek confirmation. hope this helps


Someone asked the same question at the information session I attended and Jake was pretty non-committal in the way he answered it. From what I understood, it is something that people have done before and they don't have a specific preference either way. The black and white thing is interesting, so you might have to take that into account if you decide to put in some pictures.

But is it necessary? Nope. I almost considered doing it because I thought it might make things more interesting, but I didn't want it to come across as gimmicky. I found that I could get my point across without the use of pictures, so they weren't adding much value to my essay. Plus, they would take up a lot of space and I'd have to cut down on content. I'd say go for it if you really want to, but be cautious (only put them in if they are adding real value) and don't overdo it.

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FurrowedBrow, though I didn't attach my degree, my trancripts do contain the date conferred. I have asked them for clarification... let's see what the response is. Will it affect my candidacy for EA?

razordude1717 - has there been any development on your transcript issue? would be good to know about updates.
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Sorry for the late reply neo656 (the end of application season is really getting to me!). They were very prompt in their reply. They apologized for the confusion and said that for my particular University, they would like to receive a copy of the degree too. As soon as I got the mail, I replied back with the needful, and within 20 mins, they replied saying that my application is complete. They changed the status too almost immediately. Left a good impression on me in the end :).

To the rest, ALL THE BEST for tomorrow! :D
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For the 25 things question, are we allowed to include pictures in the Word document/PDF file that we upload? Or does it strictly have to be just the list of 25 things?


i'm not sure personally as i never heard of or tried that myself.. but when you look at the app proof prior to submission everything is in black and white which i assume is what the adcom sees.. thus i would probably play it safe and not go with any photos unless they really make an impact on your 25 things list. also note they might be black and white only. if you def want to add it, i'd send and email to adcom team to seek confirmation. hope this helps


Someone asked the same question at the information session I attended and Jake was pretty non-committal in the way he answered it. From what I understood, it is something that people have done before and they don't have a specific preference either way. The black and white thing is interesting, so you might have to take that into account if you decide to put in some pictures.

But is it necessary? Nope. I almost considered doing it because I thought it might make things more interesting, but I didn't want it to come across as gimmicky. I found that I could get my point across without the use of pictures, so they weren't adding much value to my essay. Plus, they would take up a lot of space and I'd have to cut down on content. I'd say go for it if you really want to, but be cautious (only put them in if they are adding real value) and don't overdo it.


Well, I did mail the Admissions Office about this and they said that you're allowed to do it. But I decided to not do that simply because it would have taken too much space.

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All the best for tomorrow guys . I must admit that I am a little nervous!!

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All the best for tomorrow guys . I must admit that I am a little nervous!!


Good Luck brother!
I am a little nervous too :P

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Few notes from my visit to Fuqua on 04-Oct:

I was on a road trip visiting Darden and Fuqua last week. It is one thing to go through the website, blogs, videos etc but what you can learn from visiting is so much greater. I signed up for career center presentation, student curriculum panel, partners info session, tour w/ lunch and student panel to answer any general questions.

I was surprised that there were so many people visiting/interviewing that day. There must be around 25 people. I think only two or three of us were there just for visiting. I didn’t sign up for interview.

First thing I noticed was that everything is student run. I saw just one adcom person sitting at a table talking to SY interviewers. Other than that everything else is student run. Lounge area was set up such that people can sit in groups of 5-6. Each group has one FY/SY chatting/answering questions from the group. If any group doesn’t have any Fuquan, they are actually engaging the visitors to chat. I like that they are coming out to help rather than waiting for us to go to them. Everything is well organized (by students of course). 2-3 interviews are on-going in the adjacent rooms while everybody else is chatting in lounge area.

Interviews: SYs are interviewing candidates. I did not see any admissions person interviewing. It seemed like they find a matching background SY (professional, country of origin etc.) to interview the candidates. All interviewed people said that the interview was very nice and comfortable. No pressure at all. All the questions were expected – why mba, why now, why Fuqua.

The place is not very big but I like that fact. Everything is under one roof – classes, auditoriums, fox center is on first floor, library, team rooms, faculty officers were on second floor and admissions, fin aid, career center were on third floor.

CMC presentation involved talking about the latest employment info (class of 2014) – deloitte tops the list with 31 hires, followed by amazon, microsoft with 10 each. I don’t remember the rest of the numbers. 94% got jobs within 3 months after graduation.

Curriculum panel involved 2 SYs and 1 FY. I was surprised to learn that about 25% of the class major in HSM. To me, that’s a good thing. Post-graduation, you will have a large network in healthcare industry. Class starts way ahead of every other school in early August. Global institute work takes place for one month followed by two terms in fall and two terms in spring. Each term is 6 weeks long. You have to be prepared to manage the fast paced learning.

My wife was very much impressed by quality of people she met. She asked more questions than I did and networked with more people than me. :shock: She got few email ids of the partners and started communicating with them already. So I think partners association convinced her already.

Shoot if you guys have any questions.

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