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ps2897 wrote:
R2 dinged 🥲

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cartenon wrote:
Can’t do better than 730 TBH

dont worry guys. i got dinged with a 770
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ehsan420 wrote:
dont worry guys. i got dinged with a 770

ouch...
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I got waitlisted at 740; hoping for an interview invite tomorrow as 13th march is the next round’s interview invite day
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ehsan420 wrote:
dont worry guys. i got dinged with a 770

You have to really know how to do it with 770. Sorry. Really appreciate you sharing it!
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Got WL without interview­
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bb wrote:
You have to really know how to do it with 770. Sorry. Really appreciate you sharing it!

frankly speaking it was a raw attempt but i am not leaving Duke :cool:
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Are they rejecting candidates? Or are all being sent into the WL?
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R2 waitlisted with interview. 770 GMAT
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Wait listed
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WL
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R2 dinged
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WL without interview
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Do you guys think this round was more competitive than previous ones?
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Don’t know if it was more competitive than R1 but I’d wager it’s been more competive than previous years.
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R2 felt like a bloodbath to me.
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Does email update mean WL or reject only or could it be admitted too?
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I’m WL too.
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WL with interview*
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Ah, well. Was an interesting journey. I’m likely not accepting my WL because I have another offer and as an international applicant I don’t want to risk waiting too long.

Nicely done to all the admits!
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MrChalo wrote:
where are you from?

Peru
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Congrats to everyone admitted! Can’t wait to meet you guys in Durham
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I was waitlisted last round but was invited for an interview this round but waitlisted again does that mean my interview did not go well?
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cshaffrey wrote:
I was waitlisted last round but was invited for an interview this round but waitlisted again does that mean my interview did not go well?

I believe this was just a competitive round/year. My interview went phenomenal still waitlisted.
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waitlisted post interview twice, R1 applicant
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cshaffrey wrote:
I was waitlisted last round but was invited for an interview this round but waitlisted again does that mean my interview did not go well?

Same with me. I have reached out to my interviewer asking if they have any specific suggestions that could help me. Let’s see.
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mml91218, See you soon Buddy
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Is there any WA group? If so please add me +091 9999417677
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I think they WL ppl with high scores (770) thinking that you might get other offers and go there, but rather in case you don’t they may pull you in. They can ensure a higher % selection this way. Maybe my speculation on this trend based on a few cases above.
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PSP92 wrote:
Same with me. I have reached out to my interviewer asking if they have any specific suggestions that could help me. Let’s see.

Yeah that’s the right way to go about it
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Anyone on round 3 got an interview invite yet?
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not yet, good luck to everyone waiting
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I got an email saying I have not been invited for an interview. What are the chances for this to change later? Do I just assume it to be rejection?
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ehsan420 wrote:
dont worry guys. i got dinged with a 770

Fuqua is known to waitlist many people. They are always trying to increase their yield. If they feel that you are too good and not accept the offer, they’ll waitlist you
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Do people get calls from their interviewer (adcom) or regional director ?
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Tukkebaaz wrote:
Is there any WA group? If so please add me +091 9999417677

you should join the slack workspace!
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Does anyone got into the slack?
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It says that the link is no longer available
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mml91218 wrote:
you should join the slack workspace!

How can I join?
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Is there a https://gmatclub.com/chat group/ Slack channel for the admitted students?
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Yes theres a slack but the link sent by email doesnt work
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R2 waitlisted with interview.
How much of a chance do I have to get an admit? I only have one card left. Feels like I’m useless. So different from when I got several invites.

Posted from my mobile device
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928kylie wrote:
R2 waitlisted with interview. How much of a chance do I have to get an admit? I only have one card left. Feels like I’m useless. So different from when I got several invites. Posted from my mobile device

What I know is you need to provide multiple updates to let them know you really want to join, including
1. Extra LOR from alumni
2. Updated higher test score
3. Work promotion
4. School visit

Saw a few WL guys converted their offer after doing 2-3 out of those above
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928kylie wrote:
R2 waitlisted with interview. How much of a chance do I have to get an admit? I only have one card left. Feels like I’m useless. So different from when I got several invites. Posted from my mobile device

Fuqua is also one of the few (at least among T15 schools) that I have seen that encourages lots of contact with admissions. Notice that they put all their e-mails out there on the website. Contrast that with Tuck or Stern, where I was repeatedly told during info sessions that I should NOT be e-mailing adcom much, and should instead focus my efforts on other students. I have heard from other students in prior years that they just kept writing to adcom (one I talked to said they sent 9 letters/e-mails) and eventually got in. I get the sense that Fuqua is extremely protective of their yield rate, even more so than other T15 schools.
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“While we do require a completed interview for admission, it is possible that you would be invited to interview later in this round or in a following round” This sentence indicates waitlist right? Also, I have another question. Can I submit an additional LOR; if so, with an email?
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I have one more for people who have gotten selected, especially from India: how many of you took a consultant’s help?
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Hey guys, could you please guide me to some good consultants in india?
American ones are too pricey
Target schools - M7/M15
Applied to 5 schools this cycle in R2 but got denied/waitlisted.
Want to take a shot at other 6-7 of M15s in R1 of the next cycle.
Any help is greatly appreciated
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ashutoshbirla wrote:
“While we do require a completed interview for admission, it is possible that you would be invited to interview later in this round or in a following round” This sentence indicates waitlist right? Also, I have another question. Can I submit an additional LOR; if so, with an email?

Not entirely. I also got the same email for interview decision but was rejected during the admit decision
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zeus_bull wrote:
Hey guys, could you please guide me to some good consultants in india? American ones are too pricey Target schools - M7/M15 Applied to 5 schools this cycle in R2 but got denied/waitlisted. Want to take a shot at other 6-7 of M15s in R1 of the next cycle. Any help is greatly appreciated

Don’t take any consultant man, it’s better to do it by yourself. I can tell you some names and share contact if you still want to
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PS I can help you for free as well, I have been there and want to help out folks who are struggling or still in the process
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Thanks for offering to help mate! Dming you
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R3 invites are gonna be out when?
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Any one with a GRE score?
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Could anyone from the MMS share the slack group link?
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I am in the waitlist for round 2. Does visiting the campus give any edge?
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I live in Vancouver area so I can visit but I am worried about spending money. Just want if there is any benefit?
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gillanmol740 wrote:
I live in Vancouver area so I can visit but I am worried about spending money. Just want if there is any benefit?

It will not get you off the waitlist but when there is an open spot, it would potentially give you a slight advantage there as a more committed candidate so in someway it would improve your chances I guess but in a very minor way.
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something worth mentioning, when schools fill out their waitlist open swats, it’s Dunn based on specific candidates and profiles and demographics they are looking for so for example if they have a bunch of military folks already and you are military, you will not get picked even if you go to campus and move and live there will you retake the GMAT and so on so forth because the class is already full of that specific demographic and they want to keep the class diverse which is why some people move off the list and others stay there forever 😢
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bb wrote:
something worth mentioning, when schools fill out their waitlist open swats, it’s Dunn based on specific candidates and profiles and demographics they are looking for so for example if they have a bunch of military folks already and you are military, you will not get picked even if you go to campus and move and live there will you retake the GMAT and so on so forth because the class is already full of that specific demographic and they want to keep the class diverse which is why some people move off the list and others stay there forever 😢

I have a merchant navy background+ startups in India+ internal consulting role in Canada with a GMAT 740. I have been rejected at Ross, Cornell and Tuck - something about my profile which they don’t like that is why I am a bit pessimestic about visiting.
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But yes it is something about taking a set of people from various domains. So there is no plain vanilla ans.
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gillanmol740 wrote:
I have a merchant navy background+ startups in India+ internal consulting role in Canada with a GMAT 740. I have been rejected at Ross, Cornell and Tuck - something about my profile which they don’t like that is why I am a bit pessimestic about visiting.

I completely understand about visiting especially in an awkward position on a waitlist. Frankly, you can probably achieve a similar effect by continuing to supply updates and telling them that Fuqua is your first choice and you will take admission if you are offered and you will attend. at the same time, if you have no other options and you need to go to school, and you don’t want to have regrets later that you could’ve done something and you didn’t, you may throw money at just so you don’t have regrets or doubts down the road.

PS. What sounds like a great background to me but schools may also see a lot of activity so you may want to make your résumé more focused and your post MBA goal as safe as possible or as logical as possible I should say.
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I completely understand about visiting especially in an awkward position on a waitlist. Frankly, you can probably achieve a similar effect by continuing to supply updates and telling them that Fuqua is your first choice and you will take admission if you are offered and you will attend. at the same time, if you have no other options and you need to go to school, and you don’t want to have regrets later that you could’ve done something and you didn’t, you may throw money at just so you don’t have regrets or doubts down the road. PS. What sounds like a great background to me but schools may also see a lot of activity so you may want to make your résumé more focused and your post MBA goal as safe as possible or as logical as possible I should say.

thnx. Appreciate.
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hi
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Quick question: for the interview, should I send the link or should I wait for them to send it?
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PrivateDewey wrote:
Quick question: for the interview, should I send the link or should I wait for them to send it?

The interviewer usually sends
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PrivateDewey wrote:
Quick question: for the interview, should I send the link or should I wait for them to send it?

Once I received an email about who my interviewer was..I emailed him and then he asked me to schedule a meeting on the date&time that worked for the both of us. So, I guess it just depends on your interaction.
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so the next decision date is Apr 5?
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Hi Everyone,

What are the chances of getting a full ride if you’re coming off a waitlist at Fuqua is R3?

Posted from my mobile device
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vicbajo wrote:
Hi Everyone, What are the chances of getting a full ride if you’re coming off a waitlist at Fuqua is R3? Posted from my mobile device

Sorry to be a pessimist but probably close to 0%
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I have seen individuals come off a WL (across T15) with $ - very seldomly $$
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but with 75%-100% scholarship - have never seen
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ChristopherZheng wrote:
vicbajo wrote:
Hi Everyone, What are the chances of getting a full ride if you’re coming off a waitlist at Fuqua is R3? Posted from my mobile device

Sorry to be a pessimist but probably close to 0%

I have seen individuals come off a WL (across T15) with $ - very seldomly $$

but with 75%-100% scholarship - have never seen



Many thanks for your response.
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Can anyone share the slack link for the accepted students?
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Hyunji wrote:
Can anyone share the slack link for the accepted students?

+1
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vicbajo wrote:
Hi Everyone, What are the chances of getting a full ride if you’re coming off a waitlist at Fuqua is R3? Posted from my mobile device

Chances are very low but it can happen. I know 2 people who applied in round 1 and got off waitlist in round 3 with a 100K scholarship. All I will say that even though there are chances, you should not rely on it
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Will AdCom send update to WL candidates on r3 decision release date (april 5)?
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RMFFUZ wrote:
Will AdCom send update to WL candidates on r3 decision release date (april 5)?

maybe a few but not many
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I have known people receive admits as late as July
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Anybody know what to expect for R3 admission decision communication tomorrow? Do they call through the day, and when does the portal update?
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qcnr wrote:
Anybody know what to expect for R3 admission decision communication tomorrow? Do they call through the day, and when does the portal update?

Are you a R3 applicant? Last round it started around 7:30 am EST.
There should hardly be any WL movement though an adcom told me considering it’s been hardly 20 days since R2
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Creed2232 wrote:
Are you a R3 applicant? Last round it started around 7:30 am EST. There should hardly be any WL movement though an adcom told me considering it’s been hardly 20 days since R2

But i think onthe WL webinar they have said something like a final decision will be expected on April 5th…
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Creed2232 wrote:
Are you a R3 applicant? Last round it started around 7:30 am EST. There should hardly be any WL movement though an adcom told me considering it’s been hardly 20 days since R2

Yes, I was a R3 applicant. Interviewed a couple of weeks ago.
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On ClearAdmit someone got off the waitlist
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by what time should one expect the portal to be updated?
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I think it’s normally around 3 pm est
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­Anyone from R3 got a call?
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qcnr wrote:
Yes, I was a R3 applicant. Interviewed a couple of weeks ago.

Did you apply on the deadline day for R3 or before? Want to understand if interview invites are rolling
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Got a portal update with waitlist decision. Likely to deny position on waitlist as I already have 6 other strong offers to T10 and M7, most with generous merit aid.
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Got a portal update with waitlist decision. Likely to deny position on waitlist as I already have 6 other strong offers to T10 and M7, most with generous merit aid.

betting on people like you who choose some other schools....I will then, maybe, get an opportunity to get in. Anyways - All the best.
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gillanmol740 wrote:
betting on people like you who choose some other schools....I will then, maybe, get an opportunity to get in. Anyways - All the best.

😂
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Anyone planning to visit fuqua? I am going on 21st April and will be in campus on 22nd.
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gillanmol740 wrote:
betting on people like you who choose some other schools....I will then, maybe, get an opportunity to get in. Anyways - All the best.

That didn’t sound very friendly lol Think we are all just people trying to get into a good school, with a decent scholarship, in order to get a better job in the future with the smaller possible debt... It’s completely normal to get different offers and to factor a lot of things in the decision
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Jezrien wrote:
That didn’t sound very friendly lol Think we are all just people trying to get into a good school, with a decent scholarship, in order to get a better job in the future with the smaller possible debt... It’s completely normal to get different offers and to factor a lot of things in the decision

That was not meant to offend anyone. That is a simple statement of what I expect - people who have better offers to leave spots so that I could get a chance. I ended the statement with - All the best.
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Anyone on the waitlist got a reject mail?
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PSP92 wrote:
Anyone on the waitlist got a reject mail?

Got an update: i still remain in the WL 😔
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Got a portal update with waitlist decision. Likely to deny position on waitlist as I already have 6 other strong offers to T10 and M7, most with generous merit aid.

This is the worst thing with Fuqua. They waitlist good candidates just to increase their yield and this helps them increase their rankings. I wonder if they don’t do this, what their real rank really is? How far will they fall?
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Hey, if you guys need help negotiating scholarships, feel free to DM!
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Hey, if you guys need help negotiating scholarships, feel free to DM!
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Benbadi wrote:
Got an update: i still remain in the WL 😔

same
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CakeBoss17 wrote:
same

same
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