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What is the difference between "not invited" and a flat out denial of admission? I don't understand why Fuqua gives people hope. If Fuqua doesn't want to interview you, is it not logical to think that you are no longer being considered for admission? Anyone experienced the contrary before?

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What is the difference between "not invited" and a flat out denial of admission? I don't understand why Fuqua gives people hope. If Fuqua doesn't want to interview you, is it not logical to think that you are no longer being considered for admission? Anyone experienced the contrary before?


I was "not invited" before and assumed it was basically a ding. A couple weeks ago my assumed ding turned into a WL position. Today that turned into an interview. I've gone from no hope to at least a glimmer of it, as strange as everything is that has played out.

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Hmmm.............that is interesting. At this point, for a round 3 applicant who was not invited, that path seems more unattainable. I think this is a tactic Fuqua uses to increase their matriculation rate.

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What is the difference between "not invited" and a flat out denial of admission? I don't understand why Fuqua gives people hope. If Fuqua doesn't want to interview you, is it not logical to think that you are no longer being considered for admission? Anyone experienced the contrary before?


I was "not invited" before and assumed it was basically a ding. A couple weeks ago my assumed ding turned into a WL position. Today that turned into an interview. I've gone from no hope to at least a glimmer of it, as strange as everything is that has played out.


Me too!

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Invited to interview! Extremely excited

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What is the difference between "not invited" and a flat out denial of admission? I don't understand why Fuqua gives people hope. If Fuqua doesn't want to interview you, is it not logical to think that you are no longer being considered for admission? Anyone experienced the contrary before?


I was "not invited" before and assumed it was basically a ding. A couple weeks ago my assumed ding turned into a WL position. Today that turned into an interview. I've gone from no hope to at least a glimmer of it, as strange as everything is that has played out.


May I ask if you had provided any new information / supporting docs to turn the "not invited" status into a WL and eventually an interview?

All best with the interview!

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drwithe wrote:
What is the difference between "not invited" and a flat out denial of admission? I don't understand why Fuqua gives people hope. If Fuqua doesn't want to interview you, is it not logical to think that you are no longer being considered for admission? Anyone experienced the contrary before?


I was "not invited" before and assumed it was basically a ding. A couple weeks ago my assumed ding turned into a WL position. Today that turned into an interview. I've gone from no hope to at least a glimmer of it, as strange as everything is that has played out.


May I ask if you had provided any new information / supporting docs to turn the "not invited" status into a WL and eventually an interview?

All best with the interview!


I submitted an award from work before I was officially given the WL but after all the interviews had concluded. I might see if I can firm up my application in a couple places now.

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FROM Fuqua Current Student Blogs: How Fuqua Helps Students Make an Impact
In February, Fuqua hosted the 10th annual Sustainable Business & Social Impact (SBSI) conference, and it served as a great reminder for the reasons I choose Duke more than two years ago. The opportunities to get involved in the social impact and sustainability spaces are endless!

As I reflect on the last two years, my involvement with the Net Impact Club is a highlight. In addition to participating in the incredible 2014 and 2015 SBSI conferences which were organized by the club, I helped plan the Week in Cities treks in San Francisco and New York City as a member of its cabinet. The Net Impact Club has accomplished a lot over the last two years: two popular Day in Durham service events, many interesting lunch and learns, integration of social impact cases into the curriculum, and much more!

During my first year, I participated in the Fuqua Client Consulting Practicum (FCCP) in South Africa, which remains one of my favorite experiences at Fuqua. Working with awesome classmates on a business model that helps the ‘bottom of the pyramid’ was very rewarding. In my first year, I also took advantage of social impact coursework and enrolled in Social Entrepreneurship with Cathy Clark.

Even though I feel like I’ve done a lot in the social impact space, there is so much that I didn’t have time to explore! The Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) offers so many opportunities: CASE i3, Fuqua on Board, Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke (SEAD), fellowship programs, financial aid programs, career support and more. Learn more about CASE’s student offerings for students here. Even the larger Duke community offers opportunities to engage in the social impact space with students from across campus with programs like Duke Interdisciplinary Social Innovators (DISI), as just one example.

As my time here is winding down, I really wish I had two more years to do it all!

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Stereotypical view of MBA schools: If you want to work for Apple, go to Fuqua

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/12/educa ... to-go.html

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Will be in Durham to interview the afternoon of the 23rd. Will be apartment hunting in Chapel Hill the next day. Oh the joys of the wait list. At least the two schools are extremely close to each other.

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I'll see you there


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How common is it for a waitlisted applicant to receive a "deny" on the Round 3 decision deadline? Someone has offered to write a letter of recommendation, but probably won't have it finished before the Round 3 decision date. I don't want to be denied before I can get it in.

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How common is it for a waitlisted applicant to receive a "deny" on the Round 3 decision deadline? Someone has offered to write a letter of recommendation, but probably won't have it finished before the Round 3 decision date. I don't want to be denied before I can get it in.


It is my understanding that all cards are played regarding waitlisted applicants. Deadline for new materials, except score updates, was April 8th.

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A question for people who interviewed in previous rounds or even current students: When the interview page says "business casual" dress, do they actually expect business casual, or is it kind of unspoken that they are looking for more professional dress (full suit is what was standard for every other b-school interview I had)? In the event that business casual is actually what they want, is something like a dress shirt and nice khakis okay? Tie or no tie (or bow tie, haha)?

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A question for people who interviewed in previous rounds or even current students: When the interview page says "business casual" dress, do they actually expect business casual, or is it kind of unspoken that they are looking for more professional dress (full suit is what was standard for every other b-school interview I had)? In the event that business casual is actually what they want, is something like a dress shirt and nice khakis okay? Tie or no tie (or bow tie, haha)?


I personally wore a suit but I don't remember what everyone else wore, but I would guess most others did too. I can't imagine that you would be penalized for over-dressing for the interview.
But if you choose no suit, I would still wear a tie at the very least.

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A question for people who interviewed in previous rounds or even current students: When the interview page says "business casual" dress, do they actually expect business casual, or is it kind of unspoken that they are looking for more professional dress (full suit is what was standard for every other b-school interview I had)? In the event that business casual is actually what they want, is something like a dress shirt and nice khakis okay? Tie or no tie (or bow tie, haha)?


Wear a full suit.

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A question for people who interviewed in previous rounds or even current students: When the interview page says "business casual" dress, do they actually expect business casual, or is it kind of unspoken that they are looking for more professional dress (full suit is what was standard for every other b-school interview I had)? In the event that business casual is actually what they want, is something like a dress shirt and nice khakis okay? Tie or no tie (or bow tie, haha)?


Wear a full suit.


Definitely suit and tie. It's safe and can't possibly backfire. Good luck

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Suit it is.

Thank you for the input everyone! I appreciate it!

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How common is it for a waitlisted applicant to receive a "deny" on the Round 3 decision deadline? Someone has offered to write a letter of recommendation, but probably won't have it finished before the Round 3 decision date. I don't want to be denied before I can get it in.


It is my understanding that all cards are played regarding waitlisted applicants. Deadline for new materials, except score updates, was April 8th.

Cheers


So is this a firm deadline, meaning they won't even consider new materials? The email I received in January offered them as deadlines "to make sure this additional information is evaluated."

I assume they would still accept materials after. The email also said the following: "If you are in progress on updates at these times (e.g., scheduled to take the GMAT during February), please do submit any new information by March 9th for Round 2 or by May 1st for Round 3 to ensure inclusion in your file prior to decision release." This should presumably include LORs.

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Suit it is.

Thank you for the input everyone! I appreciate it!


Suit and tie for sure. Even if you're doing the events involved with the interview. Dont be that one guy, who stands out for not being dressed correctly.

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