Duke Priority Track 2011 and C/O 2013 Numbers

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Re: Duke Priority Track 2011

Postby alive » Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:27 pm

Interesting. I didn't get a PT invite or a fee waiver. 3.95/170. Maybe 171 is the cutoff?

Probably not applying for this cycle so doesn't matter anyway.

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Re: Duke Priority Track 2011

Postby Deuce » Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:28 pm

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Re: Duke Priority Track 2011

Postby Dany » Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:43 pm

I'm just guessing, but they probably have some random formula for invites. As in, it's not about meeting cutoffs, but more about your exact GPA/LSAT combo. They probably look at patterns of who's matriculated in the past and pick strategically from that (but who knows whether the strategy is to attract applicants they want, applicants just to increase their 'selectivity' for USNews, or a combination of both.)

I guess my point is that looking at your numbers relative to those who got the PT invite probably wouldn't help unless A) you saw the stats of EVERY invitee, or B) someone with exactly the same stats as you got it and you didn't.

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Re: Duke Priority Track 2011

Postby hellojd » Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:47 pm

alive wrote:Interesting. I didn't get a PT invite or a fee waiver. 3.95/170. Maybe 171 is the cutoff?

Probably not applying for this cycle so doesn't matter anyway.


Nope, 3.85 / 170 and got it.

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Re: Duke Priority Track 2011

Postby mcm17 » Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:54 pm

Interesting. I didn't get a PT invite or a fee waiver. 3.95/170. Maybe 171 is the cutoff?

Probably not applying for this cycle so doesn't matter anyway.


We are EXACT numbers twins and I got the PT invite twice, once when I took the LSAT in 2008 and again this morning (though I didn't retake or anything). I agree, it's a super strange system.

ETA: And also, alive, in addition to being numbers twins, I creeped your profile and we went to the same undergrad. that's CRAZY.

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Re: Duke Priority Track 2011

Postby alive » Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:00 pm

mcm17 wrote:
Interesting. I didn't get a PT invite or a fee waiver. 3.95/170. Maybe 171 is the cutoff?

Probably not applying for this cycle so doesn't matter anyway.


We are EXACT numbers twins and I got the PT invite twice, once when I took the LSAT in 2008 and again this morning (though I didn't retake or anything). I agree, it's a super strange system.

ETA: And also, alive, in addition to being numbers twins, I creeped your profile and we went to the same undergrad. that's CRAZY.


You've got to be kidding. That IS crazy. Let's keep in contact--I'll be rather interested to hear where you are targeting and how you make out. I'll PM you.

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Re: Duke Priority Track 2011

Postby rundoxierun » Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:16 pm

eskimo wrote:I'm just guessing, but they probably have some random formula for invites. As in, it's not about meeting cutoffs, but more about your exact GPA/LSAT combo. They probably look at patterns of who's matriculated in the past and pick strategically from that (but who knows whether the strategy is to attract applicants they want, applicants just to increase their 'selectivity' for USNews, or a combination of both.)

I guess my point is that looking at your numbers relative to those who got the PT invite probably wouldn't help unless A) you saw the stats of EVERY invitee, or B) someone with exactly the same stats as you got it and you didn't.


You are giving law schools way too much credit.

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Re: Duke Priority Track 2011

Postby Dany » Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:02 pm

tkgrrett wrote:
eskimo wrote:I'm just guessing, but they probably have some random formula for invites. As in, it's not about meeting cutoffs, but more about your exact GPA/LSAT combo. They probably look at patterns of who's matriculated in the past and pick strategically from that (but who knows whether the strategy is to attract applicants they want, applicants just to increase their 'selectivity' for USNews, or a combination of both.)

I guess my point is that looking at your numbers relative to those who got the PT invite probably wouldn't help unless A) you saw the stats of EVERY invitee, or B) someone with exactly the same stats as you got it and you didn't.


You are giving law schools way too much credit.

I know one of my UG's vice presidents really well, and you wouldn't believe all the stuff just her area of the university does to game the US News rankings. If you don't think law schools are doing the same thing, you're crazy.

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Re: Duke Priority Track 2011

Postby xqhp82 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:37 am

hmm I have some questions about this priority track system...is anyone eligible to email Duke and ask for an invitation if Duke hasn't invited them? If not what's the minimum requirement? I'm an intl. applicant who doesn't have a GPA (LSAC rated 'above average') and I won't take LSAT until October. If I'm really desperate for an invite do I wait til after November and ask?

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Re: Duke Priority Track 2011 and C/O 2013 Numbers

Postby lisjjen » Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:30 am

I get the sneaking suspicion that they send PT invites to people they actually want (High LSAT, GPA, URM, geographical diversity, etc.) and then they send out a bunch of fee waivers to people right on the edge of what they would normally accept so they can reject them all. If they sent all their fee waivers to people who knew they didn't have a shot in hell, then they'd be less likely to apply.

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Re: Duke Priority Track 2011 and C/O 2013 Numbers

Postby Entchen » Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:07 pm

lisjjen wrote:I get the sneaking suspicion that they send PT invites to people they actually want (High LSAT, GPA, URM, geographical diversity, etc.) and then they send out a bunch of fee waivers to people right on the edge of what they would normally accept so they can reject them all. If they sent all their fee waivers to people who knew they didn't have a shot in hell, then they'd be less likely to apply.


I only got a Fee Waiver, not PT, but I still think my chances at Duke are pretty good. At least, looking on LSN, people with numbers like mine were generally accepted. There were a couple of WL, but they were pretty much all from late applications. Anyway, I'm pretty sure I won't be flat-out rejected just for a lower acceptance rate.

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Re: Duke Priority Track 2011

Postby acrossthelake » Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:08 pm

xqhp82 wrote:hmm I have some questions about this priority track system...is anyone eligible to email Duke and ask for an invitation if Duke hasn't invited them? If not what's the minimum requirement? I'm an intl. applicant who doesn't have a GPA (LSAC rated 'above average') and I won't take LSAT until October. If I'm really desperate for an invite do I wait til after November and ask?


You'll want to wait until you have a LSAT score.

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Re: Duke Priority Track 2011 and C/O 2013 Numbers

Postby Derrex » Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:37 pm

I got a pt and fee waiver. Not even sure I'm applying this cycle. 3.83 176 for what its worth.

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Re: Duke Priority Track 2011 and C/O 2013 Numbers

Postby Spykuh » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:11 pm

I emailed Duke about it, and Mark Hill (the director of admissions) said that the forum trick should make me show up in their next round of searches.

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Re: Duke Priority Track 2011 and C/O 2013 Numbers

Postby beachbum » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:22 pm

Wait, Duke raised their median to a 170? I thought it was a 169? Fuck me.

Also, I'm about to send off a fee waiver request. We'll see how it goes.

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Re: Duke Priority Track 2011 and C/O 2013 Numbers

Postby lisjjen » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:40 pm

Spykuh wrote:I emailed Duke about it, and Mark Hill (the director of admissions) said that the forum trick should make me show up in their next round of searches.


This forum thing is confusing me. I've gotten probably about a dozen fee waivers already (including one from Duke) but I haven't used the forums. I have taken the LSAT and I also went to a LSAC forum in NY. Would I be getting more attention if I hit the forums or did my LSAC account go live simply by me taking the LSAT?

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Re: Duke Priority Track 2011 and C/O 2013 Numbers

Postby acrossthelake » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:46 pm

lisjjen wrote:
Spykuh wrote:I emailed Duke about it, and Mark Hill (the director of admissions) said that the forum trick should make me show up in their next round of searches.


This forum thing is confusing me. I've gotten probably about a dozen fee waivers already (including one from Duke) but I haven't used the forums. I have taken the LSAT and I also went to a LSAC forum in NY. Would I be getting more attention if I hit the forums or did my LSAC account go live simply by me taking the LSAT?


When'd you take the LSAT? If you took it June that should've activated it as well. The necessity of the trick is for ppl who took the LSAT Feb or sooner.

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Re: Duke Priority Track 2011 and C/O 2013 Numbers

Postby lisjjen » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:51 pm

acrossthelake wrote:
lisjjen wrote:
Spykuh wrote:I emailed Duke about it, and Mark Hill (the director of admissions) said that the forum trick should make me show up in their next round of searches.


This forum thing is confusing me. I've gotten probably about a dozen fee waivers already (including one from Duke) but I haven't used the forums. I have taken the LSAT and I also went to a LSAC forum in NY. Would I be getting more attention if I hit the forums or did my LSAC account go live simply by me taking the LSAT?


When'd you take the LSAT? If you took it June that should've activated it as well. The necessity of the trick is for ppl who took the LSAT Feb or sooner.


Yeah, I took it in June.

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Re: Duke Priority Track 2011

Postby GoogleScholar » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:58 pm

Hannibal wrote:Curse me and my October LSAT.

I assume one can't do priority track in November (assuming I demolish the LSAT)



You can. I did so last year. They'll send out a round of PT invites a week or two after the scores come out. Good luck!

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Re: Duke Priority Track 2011 and C/O 2013 Numbers

Postby kazu » Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:45 pm

lisjjen wrote:
Spykuh wrote:I emailed Duke about it, and Mark Hill (the director of admissions) said that the forum trick should make me show up in their next round of searches.


This forum thing is confusing me. I've gotten probably about a dozen fee waivers already (including one from Duke) but I haven't used the forums. I have taken the LSAT and I also went to a LSAC forum in NY. Would I be getting more attention if I hit the forums or did my LSAC account go live simply by me taking the LSAT?


The forum thing is for people who aren't get fee waivers due to their CRS account automatically getting expired 1 year after it was made. You have to sign up for it when registering to take an LSAT, so anyone who registered a more than a year before aren't showing up in CRS. They can reactivate it by signing up for a forum.

If you're getting fee waivers & less than a year has passed since you signed up for CRS, you have nothing to worry about :wink:

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Re: Duke Priority Track 2011

Postby thalassocrat » Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:58 pm

GoogleScholar wrote:
Hannibal wrote:Curse me and my October LSAT.

I assume one can't do priority track in November (assuming I demolish the LSAT)



You can. I did so last year. They'll send out a round of PT invites a week or two after the scores come out. Good luck!


Also if you took the LSAT in June and didn't get an invite this round, don't panic. I was a June tester last year and didn't get mine until after the September test.

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Re: Duke Priority Track 2011 and C/O 2013 Numbers

Postby Spykuh » Tue Sep 07, 2010 7:16 pm

Finally got it! Yayayayayay!

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Re: Duke Priority Track 2011 and C/O 2013 Numbers

Postby Knock » Tue Sep 07, 2010 7:17 pm

Spykuh wrote:Finally got it! Yayayayayay!


Congrats Spykuh :mrgreen:.

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Re: Duke Priority Track 2011 and C/O 2013 Numbers

Postby Kikero » Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:58 pm

Spykuh wrote:Finally got it! Yayayayayay!


I got mine today also.

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Re: Duke Priority Track 2011 and C/O 2013 Numbers

Postby trudat15 » Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:51 am

I guess I'm never getting one. Argh. I'm probably just below their 3.5 cutoff.
Has anyone successful emailed them and received a PT invite? I plan on submitting this weekend to Duke and would like to know if LS is def in my cards next year.


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