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10 Things to Do After You’re Admitted

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April 2, 2019

Ariadne and her husband smiling and holding Duke cups; after you're admitted

Now that you have received the highly anticipated call, you must be asking yourself what you should do next. Here are 10 steps to help you navigate the upcoming months after you’re admitted…

BDW Convinced Me to Come to Fuqua

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February 1, 2019

Duke University's Blue Devil mascot holding a "Team Fuqua" pennant flag at BDW

The transition from applicant to admit was one of my favorite parts of the pre-MBA process. After all the hours spent GMAT prepping, and applying, and refreshing my email inbox, I could finally…

4 Myths About Applying to Fuqua in Round 3

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January 31, 2019

2 members of the admissions laughing during a conversation around a table, Myths about applying to Fuqua in Round 3

Applying to business school is a journey—one that takes diligent research and some careful soul searching. Here in the Office of Admissions, we get a lot of questions about the best time to…

25 Random Things About Us

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December 10, 2018

25 random things about us: students walking down Fuqua's hallway

Fuqua’s “25 Random Things” application essay has become well-known over the years, and it remains a great way for the admissions committee to get to know applicants. So in that spirit, here is…

3 Things That Can Get You Admitted from the Waitlist

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admitted from the waitlist: a sign that reads "The Fuqua School of Business Admissions Office"

After waiting for what seems like an eternity, you find out the admissions committee has placed you on the waitlist for admission. As someone who works closely with our waitlist applicants, I can…

Admissions Tips: How to Best Leverage Your Recommendations

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October 9, 2018

four Admissions staff members chatting at a conference table, application tips on reommendations

Our Admissions team at Fuqua is always looking for ways to improve the application experience and process for our applicants. This year, we are excited to introduce the Common Letter of Recommendation (CLOR)…

When is the Best Time to Apply?

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August 15, 2018

the Fuqua School of Business sign in front of the Breeden Hall entrance, when is the best time to apply

I recall my decision to apply to business school and wondering, “where do I begin?” and “what are they looking for?” and “when is the best time and round for me to apply?” …

The Question You May Be Afraid to Ask: How Do You Pronounce Fuqua?

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April 16, 2018

a bust of J.B. Fuqua in the school hallway

OK prospective students, we know. You’ve wondered and don’t want to ask. How do you say our school’s name? Full confession here: I’m the assistant dean of the Daytime program and an alumnus,…

What to Expect During a Campus Visit

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January 24, 2018

There are so many great business schools throughout the world, and it can be hard to set a target list of schools. As an international student who has lived on the opposite side…

Getting to Know Each Other Through 25 Random Things

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December 20, 2017

Shari Hubert in her admissions office, she shares her 25 Random Things as a way to get to know her

This place is truly special. It wasn’t long after joining Fuqua in October that I came to that realization, and every day I continue to encounter things that affirm it.  From the beginning…

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