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Duke University Fuqua School of Business — MBA Program & Application Overview

Applying to Fuqua? Read this guide for the most practical strategies and tips curated by the best MBA admissions coaches in the world and Fuqua alumni to get you that much closer to your dream school.

February 3, 2023

Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business is known for its diverse perspectives and emphasis on leadership and cooperation. It offers ten different degree programs and eleven non-degree programs, enrolling more than 2,000 students each year. There are many different study abroad options and other international students to provide students with global learning and engagement chances.

Fuqua is well known for its impact on many different industries, including financial services, consumer goods, energy, consulting, health care, technology, consulting, the environment, and media. It also has strong entrepreneurship and social impact sectors.

Class Profile (2024)

  • Location: Durham, NC
  • Class Size: 399
  • Average Years of Work Experience: 6
  • Acceptance Rate: 22-25%
  • GMAT Range (middle 80%): 680-760
  • GRE Combined Average: 317
  • Average GPA (middle 80%): 3.1-3.9
  • Women: 48%
  • International: 39%
  • Minority: 43%
  • Have a Partner: 30%
  • Military: 9%

"What this place teaches you so well is how to learn and how to collaborate; and how to think about something; and how to approach something; and how to work with people who come from a very different point of view and have a different perspective than you do."

Apple CEO Tim Cook, Duke MBA ‘88

2022 Application Overview

Fuqua Deadlines

Early Action: September 7, 2022

  • Decisions released October 20, 2022

Round 1: September 26, 2022

  • Decisions released December 8, 2022

Round 2: January 5, 2023

  • Decisions released March 10, 2023

Round 3: March 28, 2023

  • Decisions released May 3, 2022

The Application Process

  1. Do your research: Talk to friends, family, and mentors. Get to know the campus and attend events. Take your time to decide whether the Fuqua MBA program is the right program for you. Then, review the online application and all deadlines. Assess the different parts of the application timeline to be fully prepared.
  2. Submit your application: Before submission, ensure that everything is complete and edited. You can view the status of your application on the online student portal.
  3. Interview: Fuqua offers two different kinds of interviews. The first is those done during the Open Interview Period and the second is by invitation only. Depending on your individual timeline, interview season can be a good time to visit the campus and attend campus events.
  4. Receive a decision: Decisions will arrive via email on the decision date for each round. Students that wish to reserve their place in the place must submit two nonrefundable tuition deposits, official test scores, and official transcripts.
  5. Visit Fuqua: Duke wants its students to be a part of its campus community. Admitted students should take part in the campus visit program and the Blue Devil Weekend.
  6. Access the incoming student website: After admissions, students will have access to the incoming students portal which will include program announcements, technical and computer information, academic assignments, relocation information, and classmate information.
  7. Apply for a visa: International students can find visa application information in the student portal. Because visa processing can take several months, international students must apply in Early Action, Round 1, or Round 2 to make sure that they are able to start their MBA program on time.

GMAT/GRE

Duke accepts scores from both the GRE and GMAT. For its executive MBA program, it also accepts Executive Assessment scores. Test scores are valid for five years and they do not require official scores at the time of application. There is no preference for either the GRE or the GMAT and there is no minimum test score requirement. Scores can be updated after the application’s submission.

Duke’s GRE/GMAT test codes:

  • GMAT/EA: Q13-N5-32
  • GRE: 5156 and 4201 (Business Administration and Management Department)

Learn more here: GMAT vs. GRE for Business School—Which to Take and How to Ace Both

The Fuqua Essays

As part of the application, Fuqua asks applicants to respond to one short answer and two longer essay questions.

Short Answer

Instructions: Answer the following question in 100 words or less.

What are your post-MBA career goals? Share with us your first-choice career plan and your alternate plan.

Essay 1

Instructions: Your list must be 2 pages or less and no more than 750 words. Respond in list form, with each point numbered 1 to 25. The points may be of varying lengths.

Please share with us “25 Random Things” about you. The Admissions Committee wants to get to know YOU - beyond the professional and academic achievements listed in your resume and transcript. Share with us important life experiences, hobbies, achievements, fun facts, or anything that helps us understand who you are.

Essay 2

Instructions: Your response must not exceed one page or 500 words

Based on your understanding of the Fuqua culture, what are three ways you expect to contribute at Fuqua?

Optional Essay 3

Instructions: Your response must not exceed one page or 500 words

If you feel there are circumstances of which the admissions committee should be aware, please explain them here (e.g. unexplained gaps in work, choice of recommenders, inconsistent or questionable academic performance). Note that you should NOT upload additional essays nor additional recommendations in this area. The Optional Information section is intended to provide the admissions committee with insight into your circumstances only.

Essay Tips and Formatting Guidelines:

  • Line spacing of 1.5 and a font size no smaller than 10-point.
  • Do not repeat the question in the document
  • Fully answer the question and be concise
  • Review essay responses before final submission
  • Be aware of plagiarism–all essays are scanned with a plagiarism detection software

Learn more here: How to Write a Powerful MBA Essay—With Examples

Fuqua Letters of Recommendation

Recommender Requirements

For new applicants, Duke requires one letter of recommendation and offers another optional letter of recommendation. Reapplicants can use the same recommendation letter from a previous application and have the opportunity to submit one or two new letters.

In addition to the one required recommendation, applicants may provide an additional endorsement from Fuqua alumni or current students. If this endorsement is submitted before you submit your application, you will be eligible for an application fee waiver.

Guidelines

  • Applicants must use the recommendation forms that are in the online application.
  • Recommendations from relatives and/or friends are strongly discouraged.
  • At least one of the recommendation letters should review your most recent professional role. Volunteer activities or service-oriented roles would also be excellent sources for recommendations.
  • Use recommenders that know your professional skills and abilities well.
  • Academic recommendations are sometimes not very different from the academic transcripts and can be less helpful.

Recommendation Form Questions

  • Comment briefly on the context of your interaction with the applicant.
  • How do the applicant's performance, potential, or personal qualities compare to those of other well-qualified individuals in similar roles?
  • What do you perceive as the applicant's areas for growth?
  • Describe the applicant's awareness of these areas and his/her response to constructive feedback.
  • Please include additional comments you feel will be helpful to the admissions committee.

Learn more here: How to Get the Perfect MBA Recommendation Letter—With Examples.

Fuqua Interviews

Interviews give applicants the chance to showcase different areas of their credentials. The interview will be conducted by an admissions staff member, an alumnus/alumna, or an admissions fellow. At the current time, all interviews will be conducted online. They typically last 30-45 minutes and are conducted in English. Business casual is the appropriate attire and the interviewers will only have a copy of the applicant’s resume.

Read more here: How to Ace Your MBA Interview: With Prep Questions & Answers and How to Nail Your Virtual MBA Interview

Other Application Items

Application Fee

Fuqua’s application fee is $225. It is non-refundable and payable by VISA or MasterCard. The following individuals may be eligible to receive an application fee waiver:

  • Members of the military – active duty, active reserve, or honorably discharged/completed service (within three years) of any nation
  • Active participants of the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, or Teach for America
  • Those who receive approval from the Admissions Committee
  • Members of the following organizations:
    • Forté
    • Posse Foundation
    • Management Leadership for Tomorrow
    • Riordan Fellows Program
    • Choctaw Nation
    • Graduate Horizons
    • JumpStart Advisory Group
    • Admit.me
  • Those who register for and attend one of the following activities before submitting the application:
    • Campus visit
    • Open house
    • Informational session
    • Informational luncheon
    • Meet & greet
    • Multi-school information session
    • Virtual information session
  • Recipients of an endorsement by a current Fuqua student or alumnus/alumna
  • Those who attend one of the Diversity Events:
    • Workshop for Minority Applicants
    • Women’s Leadership Weekend
    • Pride Weekend
    • Veterans Symposium

Academic Transcripts

At the time of application submission, unofficial transcripts are acceptable and are required for each higher education institution where the applicant:

  • Earned (or will earn) a degree
  • Studied for at least one semester
  • Earned at least 12 credits
  • And/or involved a class that is applicable to any graduate study interests

The transcripts should include the applicant and institution’s name, each course taken and the grade received, the degree received, and the date conferred. If the transcript is not in English, it must be translated, attested, and uploaded along with the originals. Official transcripts are not required until after admission and the due date will be posted in the admitted student portal.

Transcripts can be sent in via two different ways:

  1. Electronically to transcripts@fuqua.duke.edu
  2. By mail in a sealed envelope to:

Duke University

The Fuqua School of Business Office of Admissions

100 Fuqua Drive, Box 90120

Durham, NC 27708-0120

Resume

The resume should be one-page and can include: full-time employment, volunteer work, internships, part-time work experience, and education. Make sure that each has the location, title, date, and responsibilities, and starts with the most recent position. It should be submitted online via the application portal.

Learn more here: How to Craft the Ultimate MBA Resume—With Examples and Application Tips: Resume

Personal Information

The Fuqua application includes some personal information from its applicants in order to understand all elements of their applicants in order to provide context for other parts of the application and ensure the best fit. The following are required:

  • Educational background
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Employment history
  • Business Resume
  • Activities and achievements
  • Self-reported test scores
  • Essays

Fuqua Tuition and Costs

Duke emphasizes that the cost of an MBA is an investment in your future. Taking time away from a career can be stressful, but it can also be an exciting opportunity. Fuqua is committed to making its MBA accessible to all qualified candidates.

Cost Breakdown for the First Year:

Tuition: $71,150

Medical Insurance and Other Fees: $7,885

Educational Supplies: $668

Living Expenses: $20,304

Estimated Total Cost of Attendance: $100,607


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Fuqua MBA Programs

The Fuqua School of Business offers different MBA programs for different kinds of students. The options include:

Accelerated Daytime MBA

This program is for students who have already earned their master’s degree in management. The courses skip business fundamentals and provide students with many electives and experiential learning options to support students’ unique goals.

  • Format: In-person
  • Preference: Full-time
  • Duration: 10 months

Daytime MBA

The traditional MBA program, this option gives students the business fundamentals and then dives into electives and other learning opportunities.

  • Format: In-person
  • Preference: Full-time
  • Duration: 22 months

Global Executive MBA

This program is designed for full-time working professionals from around the globe who want to expand their network and build acute business acumen.

  • Format: Hybrid
  • Preference: Working professionals
  • Duration: 21 months

Weekend Executive MBA:

Also for working professionals, this program is designed with maximum flexibility to give its students business skills without interrupting their lifestyles and career.

  • Format: Hybrid
  • Preference: Working professionals
  • Duration: 22 months

Full-Time Program Overview

Fuqua’s top-ranked MBA program provides students with the opportunity to get out of their comfort zones, push their limits, and develop many different skills. The process begins with an intense orientation month and business program immersion through a rigorous program of three courses that emphasize leadership and management. The remainder of the academic year is divided into four 6-week terms of classes that each meet twice a week for 2 hours and 15 minutes. The structure ensures that students will have many opportunities to choose electives and customize their course study.

All first-year students are assigned to cohorts with four to five peers with whom they will do group projects. The teams are hand-picked with the goal of diversifying perspectives and skills so that students will learn from and grow with each other.

The program starts in July and lasts for 22 months. It is conducted on a cohort basis with a curriculum composed of general management, 16 different concentrations, 2 certificates, 1 track, and 5 dual-degree options. There are over 100 different elective options for students to choose from.

First-Year Structure

Throughout the first year, students will complete 14 core courses with 4 or more electives. They are broken down in the following manner:

Orientation: 3 days

Summer: 4 weeks

  • 3 Core Classes

Fall 1: 6 weeks

  • 5 Core Classes

Fall 2: 6 weeks

  • 4 Core Classes

Winter

  • Optional elective workshop in Managerial Improvisation

Spring 1: 6 weeks

  • 1 Core Class
  • 2 Electives

Spring 2: 6 weeks

  • 1 Core Class
  • 2 Electives

Second-Year Structure

In the second year, students are given many different elective options so that they can customize their course of study to their unique educational and career goals.

Reorientation and Consequential Leadership II: 4 days

Fall 1: 6 weeks

  • 3 Electives

Fall 2: 6 weeks

  • 3 Electives

Spring 1: 6 weeks

  • 3 Electives

Spring 2: 6 weeks

  • 3 Electives

Dual Degree Programs

Fuqua’s full-time MBA program offers five different dual degree programs that are designed to give future leaders the skills they need to solve problems at the intersection of business, law, policy, health, energy, and the environment. They include the following:

  • MBA/JD with the Duke University School of Law
  • MBA/MD with the Duke University School of Medicine
  • MBA/MEM (Master of Environmental Management) with the Nicholas School of the Environment
  • MBA/MF (Master of Forestry) with the Nicholas School of the Environment
  • MBA/MPP (Master of Public Policy) with the Sanford School of Public Policy

The Fuqua School of Business Experience

All of Fuqua’s faculty members are top-ranked and have been recognized for their excellence in teaching and in the business industry. All classes are relevant to the modern business world and aspire to challenge students. The faculty maintains an open-door policy that encourages student-faculty collaboration and interdisciplinary thinking.

The professors and classes rely on different teaching methods to provide students with a dynamic learning environment. The methods include case studies, strategic games, realistic simulations, and research centers.

Tips for Admitted Students:

About Durham, NC:

Fuqua FAQs

What should I know about Early Action?

  • If you are interested in joining Fuqua and are ready for a decision, Early Action might be right for you. Before you decide, consider the following:
    • The Early Action option is ideal if you have completed your MBA research and have decided that this is the best program for you.
    • If you are admitted in Early Action, you need to submit a non-refundable tuition deposit along with official transcript(s) and official test score/s by December 2021.
    • If you’re admitted, you commit to a binding agreement to attend Fuqua.
    • You must withdraw any applications submitted to other schools once you are offered admission from Fuqua.
    • Scholarships are awarded according to the same guidelines in the Early Action round as they are offered in Rounds 1, 2 and 3; however, due to the binding nature of the Early Action round, you are required to attend with or without a scholarship award.

Do you offer a waiver of the application fee?

What should I know about GMAT/GRE/EA test scores?

  • There is no minimum requirement—we admit applicants with a range of test scores. GMAT/GRE/EA scores are important, but they are not the only indicator of achievement. Other important aspects of your application include:
    • Your academic performance
    • Work experience
    • Community involvement
    • Leadership
    • Recommendations
    • Essays

Submitting your application and test scores:

  • GMAT, GRE, and EA scores are valid for 5 years from the date the exam is taken.
  • You are not required to submit official GMAT/GRE/EA scores as part of the application process (unofficial scores are acceptable). However, official test scores must be submitted upon admittance to the program.
  • Please arrange to have your test scores sent to us as soon as they become available, and plan testing dates so that there is sufficient time for test score processing 2-3 weeks before your desired application deadline.

Updating your test scores:

  • We encourage you to submit your application with the scores you wish to use. If you would like to update your test scores, you may do so in the Test Scores section of your applicant portal.
  • If your updated scores are received after your application has been reviewed, we cannot guarantee that the admissions committee will be able to review your updated score.

What is your policy on deferred admission?

  • We encourage applicants to apply for admission in the year in which they wish to matriculate. If circumstances prevent you from enrolling in that year, you may request a deferral by writing to the Associate Dean of Admissions outlining all details surrounding the request. Requests for deferral will only be considered after May 1 for students who have already submitted their tuition deposit.

Deferral Fast Facts:

  • Deferrals are granted only in the case of significant, unanticipated, and unavoidable personal emergency.
  • You may be deferred up to, but not beyond, the same term in the succeeding year.
  • Admission may be deferred only once.
  • All requests for deferral must include official supporting documentation confirming the nature of the request.
  • Examples of reasons for deferral:
    • Military service obligations
    • Medical emergencies for you or an immediate family member
  • If a deferral is granted, you are required to pay a non-refundable deferral fee of 3,000 USD. This fee will be credited toward tuition upon matriculation. If a scholarship is awarded in the year the applicant applies, this award is not guaranteed for matriculation the following year. Scholarship awards will be re-evaluated during the admissions cycle prior to matriculation.

Does Fuqua accept transfer credits?

  • We do not. However, you may be given an exemption:
    • Exemption exams are available for most of the core courses and are offered at the beginning of each term.
    • You may also be given an "administrative exemption" based on prior coursework.
    • Exemption from a course does not reduce the total number of credits needed to complete the degree.
    • You have the ability to substitute an elective in place of the required course.

Do you offer an online or part-time program?

How are interviews conducted?

  • At this time, all interviews will be conducted virtually. All applicants may schedule an interview during our Open Interview Period. Reapplicants also have an opportunity to interview during the Reapplicant Open Period. After the Reapplicant and Open Interview Periods, interviews are by invitation only.
  • Interviews are conducted by staff, alumni, and Admissions Fellows, a select group of second-year MBA students. All interviews are valued equally, regardless of who conducts your interview. As you prepare for your interview, please be aware that your interviewer will only have access to your resume and will not have read your application.

What if I have to cancel or reschedule my interview?

  • You should take interview dates into consideration when selecting an application round or interview during the Open Interview Period. All applicants invited for an interview are required to schedule and complete their interview during that round.
  • If you are unable to attend your scheduled interview and need to cancel or reschedule, please do so directly with your assigned interviewer and our team. Please keep in mind that once you cancel your interview, your available options to reschedule may be limited.
  • For cancellations within 48 hours of your visit, or should unexpected circumstances prevent you from completing a scheduled interview, contact us immediately at +1.919.660.7705 or Admissions-Interviews@fuqua.duke.edu. We will do our best to accommodate you with another interview time, but if this is not possible, your application may be moved to the next admissions round.

Are there additional virtual activities for me to participate in?

Virtual weekday campus visit activities may include:

  • Mock class visit
  • Group office hours with an admissions officer
  • Health Care Club and Health Sector Management Students informal discussion
  • Association of Women in Business informal discussion
  • Black & Latino MBA Organization informal discussion
  • Center of Leadership and Ethics (COLE) Fellows informal discussion

Virtual open house activities may include:

  • Academics student-led panel
  • Fuqua Partners session
  • MBAA leadership networking session
  • Career management information session

Can my partner/spouse participate with me?

  • Yes, your partner is welcome to participate in virtual campus visits.

How are Fuqua merit scholarship awards determined?

  • Every admitted applicant is considered for a merit scholarship. Merit scholarship recipients are selected by an Admissions Merit Scholarship Committee.
  • The selection criteria include:
    • Prior academic achievement
    • Demonstrated leadership
    • Community involvement
    • Extracurricular activities
    • Professional accomplishments

These awards are for the 2-year MBA program duration and range from partial to full tuition. There is no funding for new awards in the second year. Therefore, students who enroll without scholarship funding the first year should not anticipate an award for the second year of the program. Merit scholarship awards are made independent of determining a student's eligibility for student loans.

Is it possible to borrow funds to meet the costs of attending Fuqua?

  • A variety of student loan programs are available to both domestic and international students.
  • You are eligible to apply for a combination of:
    • Federal student loans
    • Alternative student loans
    • Loans can be used for:
    • Tuition
    • Books
    • Related living expenses

Visit Financing Your Degree for more information.

How do I apply for student loans?

  • For U.S. citizens and permanent residents, visit the Financing Your Degree page to learn more about the student loan process for domestic students.
  • For international applicants, details of the student loan process are also located on the Financing Your Degree page.

How will I know if my FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) has been sent to Fuqua Financial Aid?

  • Approximately 1 week after you submit your FAFSA, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR), which will indicate the receipt and initial processing of your application.
  • Our financial aid office receives an electronic copy of the SAR, and the FAFSA data for admitted students is reviewed for accuracy and completeness.
  • If additional information is needed, you will receive a written request from Fuqua. If no additional information is requested, you will receive a financial aid award notice.
  • Our financial aid office begins the review of financial aid applications in March and sends out award notices on a rolling basis.

As an international student, when should I apply for admission?

  • International students should apply in:
    • Early Action
    • Round 1
    • Round 2
  • Visa processing can take several months to complete, so we recommend that you apply before Round 3 to ensure that you are able to join the program if admitted.

Do I need to submit an English as a Second Language Test score?

Fuqua does not accept ESL test scores. We will use other aspects of your application to assess language proficiency. If you are applying for the dual degree with the Nicholas School of the Environment (MBA/MEM), please note that ESL test scores are required to complete the MEM application.

Will you consider my application with a degree less than a 4-year U.S. bachelor's degree?

  • Generally, we do accept international bachelor's degrees. Most of the degrees we see are for 4-year programs. Three-year degrees are fairly common in U.K.-based systems; therefore, a 3-year degree from England, Scotland, Wales, or Australia is acceptable. In India, the bachelor of commerce degree is 3 years and is usually considered the equivalent of a U.S. business degree.

Is there financial aid available for international applicants?

  • Every admitted applicant is automatically reviewed for merit-based scholarships. There is no separate scholarship application. Merit scholarship notification typically occurs within a week following the admission notification. The awards are for the 2-year duration of the MBA program and range from partial tuition to full tuition. Funding is limited and will not be sufficient to cover all tuition and living expenses. For details, visit Financing Your Degree.
  • We also offer a student loan for international students. This loan offers a very competitive rate and does NOT require a co-signer from the U.S.

Do I need a new application, essays, and letters of recommendation?

  • You will need to complete a new online application. You may request to have your application from the immediate prior year "cloned," or replicated, for you. To request to have your application cloned, please complete this form.
  • You will be asked to answer the same essay questions as new applicants, plus one additional essay for reapplicants only. If you choose to have your application cloned, you will be able to edit any information before submitting the new application. We encourage you to take note of any changes to essay questions or essay length limits. Reapplicants may choose to reuse the letter(s) of recommendation submitted with the prior year's application, or they may choose to submit one or two new recommendation letters.
  • Visit Application Instructions for details.

Do reapplicants need to resend official test scores and official transcripts?

  • Reapplicants do not need to resend official GMAT/GRE/EA scores to Fuqua unless the scores have expired or you have retaken the tests and wish to have your new scores considered.
  • GMAT, GRE, and EA scores are valid for 5 years from the date the exam is taken. To update your scores, send an email to application-processing@fuqua.duke.edu to ask to have the score updated in your application.

I am a reapplicant and interviewed last year. Do I need to interview again?

  • Yes. Reapplicants need to follow the same interview policies as new applicants. What’s more, an interview is a great way to update the admissions committee on recent job promotions, personal achievements, and ways in which you are a stronger candidate this year. We recommend that you schedule your interview during either the Reapplicant or Open Interview Periods.

How does the waitlist work?

  • Waitlisted applications will be reviewed at subsequent admissions rounds, following the round in which you originally applied.
  • On the decision release date for each round, you will be informed if you are admitted, and if not, your status will remain waitlisted. To ensure you receive any updates, please be sure to keep us informed of any changes in your contact information.
  • We are unable to share the exact number of people who are waitlisted.
  • Candidates on the waitlist may be admitted or may choose to remove their names from the waitlist at any point in the process, so the number of candidates on the waitlist can vary from day to day.
  • If the admissions committee determines that an interview is needed to make a final decision on your application, you will be contacted directly by the admissions office in order to schedule and complete your interview.
  • Please be advised that the admissions committee has made a conscious decision to limit the number of applicants extended a place on the waitlist. In the past, we have admitted students from the waitlist as late as the start of orientation in July.

While I’m on the waitlist, can I retake the GMAT/GRE/EA?

  • Yes. We will accept new scores from an applicant who has elected to remain active on the waitlist. Deciding to retake the GMAT, GRE, or EA is a personal decision. If you feel that you did not test at your highest potential, it might be in your best interest to retake the test. In deciding to retest, applicants have found it helpful to review the range of test scores found in our class profile to determine if additional academic information could be helpful for the admissions committee.
  • If you take the GMAT, GRE, or EA again, unofficial test scores may be updated in your student portal at any time.
  • For GMAT/EA scores, use Duke program code Q13-N5-32.
  • For GRE scores, use the Duke program code 5156, and the 4201 Business Administration and Management Department name on your GRE exam.

I was waitlisted without an interview. What should I do?

  • You may be asked to participate in the next round of interviews in the location you pre-selected on your application. No action is needed on your part until you receive an email invitation. The admissions committee will review your completed interview evaluation as part of your total application and will provide an updated decision on your application after the next decision release.
  • Our interview policy is by invitation only at this stage in the application cycle. If the admissions committee determines that an interview is needed to make a final decision on your application, you will be contacted directly by The Office of Admissions in order to schedule and complete your interview.

May I submit additional information for the admissions committee to consider?

  • Yes. During the coming months, you may submit additional information that you feel will be helpful to the committee in consideration of your file. Brevity and relevance are important when determining what to submit to the admissions committee. It is not necessary to duplicate information already covered in your application. Please follow the instructions below to ensure your update is placed in your file.
    • Information on recent professional or community accomplishments – submit via the waitlist update form
    • Transcripts for recently completed coursework – submit via the waitlist update form
    • New unofficial test score – submit via your student portal
    • Updated mailing address – submit via your student portal
    • All additional information, including additional recommendations, should be submitted via email to mbawaitlist@fuqua.duke.edu.

I have a question that has not been addressed in the waitlist FAQs. What should I do?

  • Should you have a question about the waitlist process, please feel free to call our office at +1 (919) 660-7705 and ask to speak with an admissions officer. You may reach us during business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am–5:00 pm ET. We would be happy to speak with you and address any questions or concerns you have regarding your application status.

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