Duke - The Fuqua School of Business

News Release

The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University to Accept Students Affected by Hurricane Katrina

September 07, 2005

The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University is pleased to accommodate up to 10 second-year MBA Tulane students who have been displaced by Hurricane Katrina and wish to continue coursework while their home institutions are closed. They will be able to attend the second term of fall 2005 and take up to three elective courses. Fuqua’s Term 2 begins on October 24, 2005, and ends on December 6, 2005. Exams will take place December 9, 10 and 12.

Eligibility and Enrollment
These students must be enrolled and in good academic standing at Tulane for the fall semester (or equivalent quarter) of 2005 and meet the admissions requirements of The Fuqua School of Business. Students who are eligible will enroll at Duke University as visiting non-degree students. Transfer credit for courses taken at Duke will be determined by Tulane. Once the students' campus reopens, students will follow Tulane’s guidance as to when it would be appropriate for them to return to school. Students must return to their campus if they have reopened by the beginning of the spring 2006 semester. While others will not be excluded, preference will be given to second-year MBA students from both North Carolina and South Carolina; siblings of current Duke students; and children of Duke faculty, staff or alumni.

Tuition and Health Coverage
If students are paying tuition at Tulane, Fuqua will not charge tuition or registration fees for courses taken during their stay at Duke. Application fees will also be waived. We will assist students in finding housing, but they will be responsible for all living expenses. Students must provide documentation of coverage under existing health insurance during the period of time they spend at Duke. All other fees normally required of Fuqua students will be waived.

Application Process
Please contact Liz Riley, assistant dean and director of admissions, at liz.riley@duke.edu for information on application procedures.