Duke Class of 2013

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:20 pm

thickfreakness wrote:I think overnight service usually ranges from 10 to 20 bucks. Honestly, though, it's kind of an important thing you're sending so I think the cost is worth it.

BUY FEDEX NOW BUY BUY BUY


I have faith in our federal postal system. I'll just put two stamps on it so it will get there twice as fast.

EDIT: Just got another mailing from Duke (they send soooo much stuff!). The deposit does have to arrive no later than April 30th, so it seems they are answering my questions now by mass mailings to everyone.

Dear Duke,

Can I get more scholarship monies?

Thanks,
Jeric
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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby mlf1939 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:05 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
thickfreakness wrote:I think overnight service usually ranges from 10 to 20 bucks. Honestly, though, it's kind of an important thing you're sending so I think the cost is worth it.

BUY FEDEX NOW BUY BUY BUY


I have faith in our federal postal system. I'll just put two stamps on it so it will get there twice as fast.



Also, they sent a deposit reminder letter that recommends FedEx or UPS for mailing your deposit...unfortunately I got that letter the day after I had already mailed mine by USPS. Definitely worth the extra money (~$25 overnight from Chicago) to save hassle and put the mind at ease. And if you plan enough ahead, you can send a FedEx envelope to arrive on the third business day and save a lot on the shipping costs.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:18 pm

I must be super cheap because $25 is too much for me lol.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby DallasCowboy » Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:28 pm

Did you just get the 20 things we love about Durham packet or is it something new?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:30 pm

DallasCowboy wrote:Did you just get the 20 things we love about Durham packet or is it something new?


I just got it, am I slow?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Sauer Grapes » Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:31 pm

DallasCowboy wrote:Did you just get the 20 things we love about Durham packet or is it something new?

Got it a couple weeks ago.


For anyone who has sent a scholarship negotiation email, how long until you got an answer?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby DallasCowboy » Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:31 pm

I got it Friday or Saturday. So yeah, you are slow.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Sauer Grapes » Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:32 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
DallasCowboy wrote:Did you just get the 20 things we love about Durham packet or is it something new?


I just got it, am I slow?

They are obviously ranking their mailing list. :lol:

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby DallasCowboy » Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:34 pm

Sauer Grapes wrote:For anyone who has sent a scholarship negotiation email, how long until you got an answer?


I got emailed back the next day; apparently the committee is going over them over the next "couple of weeks". Fingers are crossed.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Sauer Grapes » Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:37 pm

DallasCowboy wrote:
Sauer Grapes wrote:For anyone who has sent a scholarship negotiation email, how long until you got an answer?


I got emailed back the next day; apparently the committee is going over them over the next "couple of weeks". Fingers are crossed.

Yeah, I got a response 30 minutes of office hours, since I sent it in after hours. I'm just wondering when the answer will be coming...

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby DallasCowboy » Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:41 pm

I hope they email or call us. I hate waiting for mail.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:43 pm

What if I am using scholarships where the deadline to deposit is the 16th? Will they laugh and let me know I get nothing on the 17th?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Sauer Grapes » Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:46 pm

Jericwithers wrote:What if I am using scholarships where the deadline to deposit is the 16th? Will they laugh and let me know I get nothing on the 17th?

Judging by how long they took to send you the Durham packet, you are getting nothing. :mrgreen:

I'm kidding of course.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:59 pm

Sauer Grapes wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:What if I am using scholarships where the deadline to deposit is the 16th? Will they laugh and let me know I get nothing on the 17th?

Judging by how long they took to send you the Durham packet, you are getting nothing. :mrgreen:

I'm kidding of course.


Stupid alphabet. I should change my last name to Aaziz.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Dominusfiki » Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:12 pm

Jericwithers wrote:What if I am using scholarships where the deadline to deposit is the 16th? Will they laugh and let me know I get nothing on the 17th?


Hi, is your deposit due by the 16th as stipulated in your scholarship letter? I called the office today, and they said that seat deposits are due April 30th... I asked her about the 16th for scholarships, but she didn't know. Any info would be great!

Thanks

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:17 pm

Dominusfiki wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:What if I am using scholarships where the deadline to deposit is the 16th? Will they laugh and let me know I get nothing on the 17th?


Hi, is your deposit due by the 16th as stipulated in your scholarship letter? I called the office today, and they said that seat deposits are due April 30th... I asked her about the 16th for scholarships, but she didn't know. Any info would be great!

Thanks


Nope, I am talking about the deposit deadlines for other schools. My Duke scholarship letter says 'please fill out this form and send it to us by the date given in your acceptance letter' and my acceptance letter says April 30th.

Maybe they send you an old scholarship letter by mistake? Or maybe you are looking at the wrong school's scholarship letter? Did you get a special scholarship like a Mordecai or something?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby insidethetwenty » Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:21 pm

Jericwithers wrote:I must be super cheap because $25 is too much for me lol.


And that doesn't even include the golf cart, which is a must for most people when playing a full 18! $25 isn't bad for a half decent course, but you could probably find a muni or other public access course in the triangle for $30 or so with cart...

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby insidethetwenty » Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:23 pm

For those who have sent negotiation e-mails, what did you do? Did you attempt to leverage another offer, or just to request a little more?

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:39 pm

insidethetwenty wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:I must be super cheap because $25 is too much for me lol.


And that doesn't even include the golf cart, which is a must for most people when playing a full 18! $25 isn't bad for a half decent course, but you could probably find a muni or other public access course in the triangle for $30 or so with cart...


No I meant $25 to overnight my seat deposit to them is too much. $25 for a day of golf is great, $45 with the cart.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby soullesswonder » Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:41 pm

insidethetwenty wrote:For those who have sent negotiation e-mails, what did you do? Did you attempt to leverage another offer, or just to request a little more?


I attempted to leverage another offer (no response yet). My impression was that Duke isn't as willing to negotiate as some other schools, so I'm not sure if a simple request will get any results.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby los blancos » Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:29 pm

Just sent off the reimbursement letter for the travel stipend (almost forgot about it!). It reminded me of how much I loved the place. :mrgreen:

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:35 pm

los blancos wrote:Just sent off the reimbursement letter for the travel stipend (almost forgot about it!). It reminded me of how much I loved the place. :mrgreen:


Hah. I want to go visit again. Not going back till August is going to kill me :(

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:44 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
los blancos wrote:Just sent off the reimbursement letter for the travel stipend (almost forgot about it!). It reminded me of how much I loved the place. :mrgreen:


Hah. I want to go visit again. Not going back till August is going to kill me :(



If I finally decide I'm gonna be there this fall (very high chance) then I'm going back for four days at the end of April to look for housing.

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:46 pm

thickfreakness wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:
los blancos wrote:Just sent off the reimbursement letter for the travel stipend (almost forgot about it!). It reminded me of how much I loved the place. :mrgreen:


Hah. I want to go visit again. Not going back till August is going to kill me :(



If I finally decide I'm gonna be there this fall (very high chance) then I'm going back for four days at the end of April to look for housing.


I did all my searching during the ASD weekend, so I was really rushed. I don't think I did too bad, though. I know you're looking for a house, but check out the complex I'm in. You can carpool me to class :D

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Re: Duke Class of 2013

Postby thickfreakness » Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:50 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
thickfreakness wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:
los blancos wrote:Just sent off the reimbursement letter for the travel stipend (almost forgot about it!). It reminded me of how much I loved the place. :mrgreen:


Hah. I want to go visit again. Not going back till August is going to kill me :(



If I finally decide I'm gonna be there this fall (very high chance) then I'm going back for four days at the end of April to look for housing.


I did all my searching during the ASD weekend, so I was really rushed. I don't think I did too bad, though. I know you're looking for a house, but check out the complex I'm in. You can carpool me to class :D



My wife is REALLY not wanting an apartment. That place did look nice, though. Also, get a car you bum.




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