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# When does school start?

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24 Jul 2007, 12:50
For those of you starting this fall, I will like to know the your respective schools and start date. I plan to enroll next year and I want to know if the start date is going to conflict with our August family vacation.

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24 Jul 2007, 12:54
School starts 8/20 at Darden, but there is a mandatory orientation BBQ on 8/17 (I don't think they will kick you out if you miss it though).

What really gets me are the schools that have mandatory pre-matriculation courses weeks in advance. Seriously, why don't they just call that the start of classes if it is mandatory.
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24 Jul 2007, 13:11
If you are going to be a future Duke MBA, then school starts on the 9th of August (July 29th if you are doing Health Sector Management).

futuredukemba wrote:
For those of you starting this fall, I will like to know the your respective schools and start date. I plan to enroll next year and I want to know if the start date is going to conflict with our August family vacation.

Thanks!
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24 Jul 2007, 13:20
Thanks...I may need to change my screen name to futuredardenmba . Our family vacation is planned around my mom's birthday which is August 8th
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24 Jul 2007, 13:46
Madatory pre-term at Wharton starts August 1st! Pelihu, I was wondering this as well. My guess is that there are 2 reasons: there is a pre-term fee which school charges on top of tuition and also 2nd years don't start till september.

pelihu wrote:
School starts 8/20 at Darden, but there is a mandatory orientation BBQ on 8/17 (I don't think they will kick you out if you miss it though).

What really gets me are the schools that have mandatory pre-matriculation courses weeks in advance. Seriously, why don't they just call that the start of classes if it is mandatory.
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24 Jul 2007, 13:51
I noticed Anderson starts in Oct. Weird . . . That might be nice, but I believe they also graduate mid June.
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24 Jul 2007, 14:09
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I noticed Anderson starts in Oct. Weird . . . That might be nice, but I believe they also graduate mid June.

Yeah, they are on the quarter system. As an undergrad there, I can tell you that the late start is pretty nice, and the quarter system allows you to have a worry free winter break (don't know if that's true for b-school) because you are between quarters. However, it really sucks when everyone else is done for the summer and you still have 4-6 weeks to go. I imagine it will really really suck at the very end when everyone is moving along to a paying job.
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24 Jul 2007, 14:24
MIT: Preterm (optional) - 20th August
Orientation (mandatory) - 27th August

But you have to show up at school by the 24th to matriculate even if you didn't sign up for pre-term.
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24 Jul 2007, 17:42
Oh well, not everyone can go to Duke

futuredukemba wrote:
Thanks...I may need to change my screen name to futuredardenmba . Our family vacation is planned around my mom's birthday which is August 8th
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02 Aug 2007, 22:50

Voluntary Pre-term: August 19
Mandatory Orientation: August 27
Classes: Sept 3
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03 Aug 2007, 00:49
Just in case you really want to take a long summer vacation next year, UW doesn't officially begin until September 17th. We have an optional one week boot camp and career workshop from the 10th.
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03 Aug 2007, 07:22
HBS starts Sept. 4th, right after Labor day. There are some courses going on since about July 20th (preMba for internationals and Analytics), although these are mandatory only for the people who are told to attend (not my case).

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03 Aug 2007, 11:43
For the Mandatory pre-term at Wharton that starts August 1st. Does it go all the way up until regular classes start? Or is there a break between pre-term and regular classes?
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04 Aug 2007, 02:17
rajpdsouza wrote:
For the Mandatory pre-term at Wharton that starts August 1st. Does it go all the way up until regular classes start? Or is there a break between pre-term and regular classes?

The Whartonians are already slugging it out at boot camp? Those kids really don't waste much time.
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04 Aug 2007, 07:06
GMATT73 wrote:
rajpdsouza wrote:
For the Mandatory pre-term at Wharton that starts August 1st. Does it go all the way up until regular classes start? Or is there a break between pre-term and regular classes?

The Whartonians are already slugging it out at boot camp? Those kids really don't waste much time.

You're telling me.
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04 Aug 2007, 20:59
rajpdsouza wrote:
For the Mandatory pre-term at Wharton that starts August 1st. Does it go all the way up until regular classes start? Or is there a break between pre-term and regular classes?

It goes almost all the way up. At the end of August we all go on a Learning team retreat for 2 days. For those of you who don't know - everyone is assigned into a learning team , a group of 5-6 people who will spend the next year working together on all group projects.

I was not excited about having my summer cut short but actually pre-term has been a blast so far. It is a great way to meet your classmates and get to know them better before "real" classes start.
04 Aug 2007, 20:59
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