Duke Transfers!!

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documentaryjunkie
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Re: Duke Transfers!!

Postby documentaryjunkie » Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:31 pm

stinger35 wrote:Status still says File under review


Thanks for the info. Best of luck to you at Mich

sarahmargret
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Re: Duke Transfers!!

Postby sarahmargret » Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:36 pm

Waitlisted also (4:30 PM EST). Duke is the only school I applied to transfer to so if I am offered a spot, I will definitely be taking it! File still says under review.

traydeuce
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Re: Duke Transfers!!

Postby traydeuce » Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:38 pm

Stats, if you two don't mind? I'm kind of curious as to just how demanding they are this year.

prncaspian3
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Re: Duke Transfers!!

Postby prncaspian3 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:42 pm

Also waitlisted. T2-3% at T40. In other words, Tray, they are VERY demanding this year.

stinger35
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Re: Duke Transfers!!

Postby stinger35 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:42 pm

T2, top 5%

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Re: Duke Transfers!!

Postby sarahmargret » Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:43 pm

traydeuce wrote:Stats, if you two don't mind? I'm kind of curious as to just how demanding they are this year.


T30, Top 15%, interning for GC of an independent film consulting firm in NYC

documentaryjunkie
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Re: Duke Transfers!!

Postby documentaryjunkie » Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:45 pm

man, im still waiting for the email... im sure it'll be a rejection which is just about the meanest thing they could do.. make someone hang around for a rejection email lol.

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Re: Duke Transfers!!

Postby traydeuce » Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:47 pm

prncaspian3 wrote:Also waitlisted. T2-3% at T40. In other words, Tray, they are VERY demanding this year.


Oh, well those are about my numbers. I guess when they're admitting so few people (15, right?), while they still can't realistically only take t5% applicants from t25 schools and up, because most of them will get in to t6 schools, they can afford to be pretty selective amongst applicants in their ballpark, and decide on the basis of essays, recommendations, softs, stuff.

prncaspian3
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Re: Duke Transfers!!

Postby prncaspian3 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:51 pm

Oh, well those are about my numbers. I guess when they're admitting so few people (15, right?), while they still can't realistically only take t5% applicants from t25 schools and up, because most of them will get in to t6 schools, they can afford to be pretty selective amongst applicants in their ballpark, and decide on the basis of essays, recommendations, softs, stuff.


Yep. It's amazing that they literally might have taken just the 1 top applicant from each school from T14-T30, and that would fill the number of offers they could give. But right, who knows how they selected? (It's such a small number, maybe all acceptances already went out and we wouldn't know on TLS? But maybe more are to come.) And who knows who big this waitlist is?

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Re: Duke Transfers!!

Postby traydeuce » Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:54 pm

prncaspian3 wrote:
Oh, well those are about my numbers. I guess when they're admitting so few people (15, right?), while they still can't realistically only take t5% applicants from t25 schools and up, because most of them will get in to t6 schools, they can afford to be pretty selective amongst applicants in their ballpark, and decide on the basis of essays, recommendations, softs, stuff.


Yep. It's amazing that they literally might have taken just the 1 top applicant from each school from T14-T30, and that would fill the number of offers they could give. But right, who knows how they selected? (It's such a small number, maybe all acceptances already went out and we wouldn't know on TLS? But maybe more are to come.) And who knows who big this waitlist is?


If they just took the 1 top applicant from each school they might not get anyone, as the top applicants were largely probably trying to use Duke as a transfer safety.

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Re: Duke Transfers!!

Postby prncaspian3 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:01 pm

If they just took the 1 top applicant from each school they might not get anyone, as the top applicants were largely probably trying to use Duke as a transfer safety.


True, but what can a school do with such applicants? Schools can't straight up reject them, obviously...Waitlist them?

traydeuce
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Re: Duke Transfers!!

Postby traydeuce » Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:10 pm

Admit then, I'm sure. But my point is, it isn't as if there's this high numerical cutline above which you get in and below which you don't; they're making random holistic choices if you're in a certain range, with auto admits and auto rejects above and below.

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Re: Duke Transfers!!

Postby transferhopeful12 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:17 pm

waitlisted. T20 5%. going to Columbia.

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Re: Duke Transfers!!

Postby bizen boat » Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:18 pm

transferhopeful12 wrote:waitlisted. T20 5%. going to Columbia.


Somehow, I can't imagine you're going to be too distraught over that WL...

shmoo597
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Re: Duke Transfers!!

Postby shmoo597 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:18 pm

Also waitlisted. top 10-15% at a t20.

documentaryjunkie
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Re: Duke Transfers!!

Postby documentaryjunkie » Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:19 pm

transferhopeful12 wrote:waitlisted. T20 5%. going to Columbia.


wow thats so sick! can't believe you got waitlisted

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Re: Duke Transfers!!

Postby willnumber85 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:19 pm

transferhopeful12 wrote:waitlisted. T20 5%. going to Columbia.


Congrats on Columbia! Mind withdrawing from Duke? :)

prncaspian3
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Re: Duke Transfers!!

Postby prncaspian3 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:20 pm

Admit then, I'm sure. But my point is, it isn't as if there's this high numerical cutline above which you get in and below which you don't; they're making random holistic choices if you're in a certain range, with auto admits and auto rejects above and below.


I'm sure that it's very tough for them to deny the top applicants from each school. They may be making holistic choices, but most likely those choices are reserved for three to four spots, max.

transferhopeful12
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Re: Duke Transfers!!

Postby transferhopeful12 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:25 pm

willnumber85 wrote:
transferhopeful12 wrote:waitlisted. T20 5%. going to Columbia.


Congrats on Columbia! Mind withdrawing from Duke? :)



It would be my pleasure! Withdrawing from everywhere but Harvard. just in case...

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willnumber85
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Re: Duke Transfers!!

Postby willnumber85 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:29 pm

transferhopeful12 wrote:
willnumber85 wrote:
transferhopeful12 wrote:waitlisted. T20 5%. going to Columbia.


Congrats on Columbia! Mind withdrawing from Duke? :)



It would be my pleasure! Withdrawing from everywhere but Harvard. just in case...


Much appreciated!!! Best of luck w/ Harvard

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Re: Duke Transfers!!

Postby Bankhead » Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:31 pm

Waitlisted as well; I am going to stay on.

Top 30; 10-15%

traydeuce
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Re: Duke Transfers!!

Postby traydeuce » Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:18 pm

Duke, bizarrely, just wrote to say that all is complete and I will receive a decision in early-August.

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Re: Duke Transfers!!

Postby Bankhead » Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:21 pm

I think these waitlists are just an excuse to buy them more time because so many people weren't complete yet. lol did no one from this thread actually get in? Where is that run26 guy maybe he got in?

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Re: Duke Transfers!!

Postby run26.2 » Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:18 pm

Bankhead wrote:I think these waitlists are just an excuse to buy them more time because so many people weren't complete yet. lol did no one from this thread actually get in? Where is that run26 guy maybe he got in?

Waitlisted.

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Re: Duke Transfers!!

Postby Bankhead » Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:37 pm

I'm wondering if they actually let anyone in at all.




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