Duke Round II ED?

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fitterhappier
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Duke Round II ED?

Postby fitterhappier » Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:07 pm

Anyone have experience with this or know what kind of a boost it gives? I'm sitting at 3.83/167 and currently ED'ing somewhere else--in the likelihood that I get rejected, I'm planning on ED'ing to Duke.

Would I be better off just sending in an RD app to Duke now to get it in early, or do you think that the later ED boost would increase my odds?

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fish tacos
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Re: Duke Round II ED?

Postby fish tacos » Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:33 pm

I'd also like to know more about this... I had no idea Duke does two rounds of ED. Would some knowledgeable person care to shed some insight on what exactly Round 2 ED is, why Duke does it (what purpose does it serve?), and the kind of numbers necessary for admission? Would an applicant need to be a bit stronger than a Round 1 ED? Thanks.

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Re: Duke Round II ED?

Postby furrywalls » Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:33 am

+1 does it boost admission chances for splitters or does forcing them to give you a decision in such a short time hurt you?

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Re: Duke Round II ED?

Postby FreddyBigShot » Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:33 pm

I think it can only help.

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fish tacos
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Re: Duke Round II ED?

Postby fish tacos » Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:27 am

But would a round 2 ED applicant need to be a bit stronger than a round 1 ED applicant? And why does Duke even do this? It's hardly "early" anymore... it just sounds like a way to nab those dinged at other T14s ED

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Re: Duke Round II ED?

Postby canes » Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:30 pm

bump... also interested

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beachbum
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Re: Duke Round II ED?

Postby beachbum » Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:37 pm

Duke has only had their ED option for a few cycles (I believe this is the second?), so there isn't a ton of data on it. I would assume it works in much the same way as UVA's; that is, it gives a noticeable boost, but that boost diminishes the longer you wait. If Duke is your first choice, though, Round II ED can only help you.

FWIW, I originally applied under Round I but was requested to submit additional information (fall grades and "Why Duke" essay), so I'm now being considered under Round II. Hopefully I'll be a Round II success story when all is said and done.

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Re: Duke Round II ED?

Postby mikey101 » Sun Dec 19, 2010 3:18 pm

I have a similar question. Almost identical stats to OP (3.8/167, GPA should go up a couple hundredths of a point in a week or so) , do y'all think it looks bad to apply to Duke RD now and then switch my application to ED at their deadline?

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fish tacos
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Re: Duke Round II ED?

Postby fish tacos » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:55 pm

I'll make this quick... Does a 167/3.65 have a shot with Round 2 ED?

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Re: Duke Round II ED?

Postby beachbum » Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:31 pm

fish tacos wrote:I'll make this quick... Does a 167/3.65 have a shot with Round 2 ED?


Since you're under both medians, probably not. But if Duke is your first choice, it can't hurt to try. Good luck.




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