Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to attend The LGBTQ Weekend?
While this event is geared toward prospective LGBTQ students, as an inclusive institution, the event is open to all MBA prospective students regardless of their background.

How do I apply for The LGBTQ Weekend?
You must complete a brief online questionnaire, which includes one short essay and requires a resume submission. Questionnaires must be submitted by October 23, 2017.

When will I be notified of my status for The LGBTQ Weekend?
You will receive an email notification on November 1, 2014.

Will my selection to participate in The LGBTQ Weekend be an indication of how competitive I will be in the admissions process?
The selection process for The LGBTQ Weekend is separate from the selection process for admission to business school. Your LGBTQ Weekend status is not an indication of how you will fair in the admissions process.

Can I have my admissions interview conducted during The LGBTQ Weekend?
Yes. All prospective students who are invited to attend the event will have the opportunity to complete their interview for admission on Saturday, December 2. Instructions for scheduling your interview will be provided once you are invited to the weekend event.

If I have already submitted my admissions application, is there a benefit of me attending?
Yes. While some of the information presented during The LGBTQ Weekend will pertain to the admissions process, the programming will also cover many areas of the business school experience. You will have an opportunity to attend a class, tour the facilities at Duke and Fuqua, and network with current students and staff, and you will gain valuable information about post-MBA careers and financing your degree.

Will I have an opportunity to interact with the entire Duke community and not just the LGBTQ community during this event?
Yes. Our agenda for the weekend will include activities that will give you exposure to the greater Fuqua community.

What if I am applying for business school next year, can I still attend this year?
Yes. Students who are applying for business school next year are still eligible to apply for The LGBTQ Weekend.

Will Duke cover any of the expenses for this event?
Yes. All expenses incurred by participants (except travel to and from Durham, incidentals such as personal phone calls, and room service) will be paid by Duke University.