Many times, it's not just luck.

All applicants, regardless of the round in which you intend to apply, are eligible to interview during the Open Interview Period. A completed application is not required to interview during the Open Interview Period. Travel to Durham to complete an interview is required for some Early Action applicants.

Impeccable grades and test scores alone are no longer enough to set students apart from the crowd.

If you are a Round 2 applicant and you are invited to interview, you will be notified via email by midnight (ET) on January 30, 2018. The email is not viewable on mobile phones or other mobile devices.

Sometimes the hardest subject to write about is yourself.

There is still no better way to introduce yourself than through an admission essay.

You’ll be notified via email of your admission decision by midnight (Eastern Time) on the decision date for the round in which you apply. Please note that the decision notification email is not viewable on mobile phones or other mobile devices.

Two options for sending transcripts:

You must take either the GMAT or GRE prior to submitting your application. Self-reported scores are accepted with the application, and official score reports sent directly from the testing agency will be required after admission and before the program begins.

When to submit copies of official transcripts

If one of these recommendations is sent on your behalf at least 3 business days before you submit your online application, you will be eligible for an application fee waiver.

Instructions for all written submissions

You are a member of the U.S. military—active duty, active reserve, or honorably discharged/completed service (within 3 years). Only voluntary service is valid. Mandatory service may not be used for qualification.

Required short-answer essay questions

At least one recommendation should reflect your performance in your most recent professional setting. Volunteer activities or other service-oriented roles in which you are deeply involved may also be excellent sources for recommendations. The most valuable recommendations come from people who know your professional skills and abilities.

First required essay: 25 random things about yourself

Your recommenders must complete the current recommendation forms associated with the online application—no other format of recommendation will be accepted.

Second required essay: The Fuqua community and you

You receive Fuqua Admissions Committee approval. In your application, include the reason for your waiver request and the name of the committee member granting approval.