Duke (Fuqua) Admissions Deadlines for 2010-2011

A few weeks after announcing its admissions essays for the coming year, Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business has announced its application deadlines for 2010-2011 (click on the “When to Apply” tab on the Fuqua site). Here they are, followed by our comments in italics:

Duke (Fuqua) MBA Application Deadlines
Early Action: September 30, 2010
Round 1: November 1, 2010
Round 2: January 4, 2011
Round 3: March 8, 2011

Fuqua’s Early Action deadline has crept forward into September, making it one week earlier than it was last year. Note that, while most schools use the term “Early Action” to indicate that the decision is non-binding, Fuqua considers it to be binding. So, we only recommend applying in this round if you’re 100% certain that you want to attend Fuqua. The school’s Round 1 deadline has moved forward by almost two weeks, and its Round 2 deadline has crept up by a couple of days, so that it’s now right after the holiday break. If you’re waiting to hear back from some other schools before applying to Fuqua in Round 2, you’ll need to get the ball rolling on your Fuqua application before you know your fate at those other schools. Duke’s Round 3 deadline is virtually the same as it was last year.

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