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How to Demonstrate Academic Readiness in Your Application

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February 6, 2020

a student talking to a professor at the front of a classroom; academic readiness

Here at Fuqua, we practice holistic admissions, which means that no one component of the application is a ‘make or break’ factor in your likelihood of being admitted. That being said, the first questions most prospective MMS students ask are related to their academic readiness.

A Little Help on the 25 Random Things Application Essay

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December 20, 2019

Cory, Ariel and Varsha pose for a photo for their application essay blog

Deciding how to approach the “25 Random Things” essay on the MQM application can be difficult. But with these tips from admissions and some examples from our own lists below, hopefully you’ll get off to a smooth start

How to Connect with Admissions

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September 16, 2019

Grady in the foreground, taking a selfie with the admissions team in the background; connect with admissions

As a prospective student, it is important to connect with admissions and to be in touch with our department throughout your whole application process

Our 25 Random Things

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December 3, 2018

a dozen students displaying the Blue Devil paintings they created during a Wine and Design event, 25 Random Things

The “25 Random Things About Yourself” essay—it’s become a hallmark of Fuqua’s application. Admissions provided some great tips on how to approach it, and we wanted to share some of our ‘random things’…

8 Things International Students Can Do Before Moving to Durham

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November 2, 2018

aerial shot of downtown Durham, things to do before moving to Durham

Congratulations! You’ve been admitted by Fuqua and now you’re probably wondering what your next step should be. As an international student, moving to another country can be exciting but overwhelming! Here are some…

How Fuqua Welcomes and Supports Our International Students

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October 11, 2018

Dean Bill Boulding posing for a group photo with five East Asian international students

At Fuqua, we wholeheartedly believe our community grows stronger as our diversity increases. Thus, we intentionally seek to build a diverse student population—one that’s truly representative across experiences, backgrounds, cultures, beliefs, nationalities, citizenships,…

What to Expect During a Campus Visit

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February 27, 2017

A host will greet you upon arrival to Admissions for a campus visit

The moment you arrive at Fuqua for your campus visit, you’ll have the ability to see how well the Admissions staff and student Admissions ambassadors work together to ensure your visit is as informative as possible. The campus…

3 Things to Do If You’re on the Waitlist

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February 2, 2017

If you're admitted from the waitlist you'll get folder of admissions materials in the mail

There is nothing more stressful than the unknown. In this case I am talking about the unknown that is associated with being on the waitlist. Believe me I am well-acquainted with the feeling….

Master of Management Studies Application: 3 Key Changes

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December 23, 2015

Master of Management Studies admitted students

I have been in Admissions at Fuqua for almost 10 years, and I have to say that each new application year is always exciting. Who will I meet through the application process this…

Why I Chose Fuqua

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October 9, 2014

Deciding on a college for your graduate studies can be a stressful task for students. You want to choose one that’s going to bring you closer to realizing your personal and professional goals….

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