Duke Transfer Apps 2012

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shock259
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Re: Duke Transfer Apps 2012

Postby shock259 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:40 pm

Can't speak for other poster, but my interview was very focused on why I wanted Duke, how Duke could help me achieve my career goals, etc. Pretty sure interviewer even asked why I wanted Duke instead of other T14 schools.

Seems to be a very important factor to them.

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Re: Duke Transfer Apps 2012

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:48 pm

It is important to Duke Law admissions. Do some research as Duke has published this as a priority for transfer applicant review. A wrong answer, however, might focus on joint degree programs as I think transfers are ineligible for those programs.

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Re: Duke Transfer Apps 2012

Postby opX » Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:30 pm

I heard that if you dont get an interview, then you are not going to be admitted. That is, Duke interviews all the applicants it eventually admits. True? Thoughts?

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Re: Duke Transfer Apps 2012

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:52 pm

My best guess is that it depends upon how clear & convincing your reasons are for desiring to transfer to Duke Law School.

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Re: Duke Transfer Apps 2012

Postby InnocuousDiatribe » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:31 pm

Unrelated to admissions but Duke just updated the look of their website:
http://www.law.duke.edu/admis

Cachinggggg
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Re: Duke Transfer Apps 2012

Postby Cachinggggg » Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:11 pm

Just got accepted :mrgreen: Top 15% at T40. 2 yrs W/E.

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Re: Duke Transfer Apps 2012

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:12 pm

Phone call or e-mail ?

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Re: Duke Transfer Apps 2012

Postby InnocuousDiatribe » Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:12 pm

Cachinggggg wrote:Just got accepted :mrgreen: Top 15% at T40. 2 yrs W/E.

Congrats! My status was updated to 7/11. Probably a bad sign. Oh well.

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Re: Duke Transfer Apps 2012

Postby shock259 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:13 pm

My status date was updated. No word otherwise. Guessing this means ding.

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Re: Duke Transfer Apps 2012

Postby Cachinggggg » Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:21 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Phone call or e-mail ?


Email. My status checker said "Decision made, wait for email"

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Re: Duke Transfer Apps 2012

Postby heeloftar » Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:29 pm

shock259 wrote:My status date was updated. No word otherwise. Guessing this means ding.


Don't be so certain you're a ding... I'm still sitting at 06/29. Maybe they're just messing with me because of my undergrad degree from UNC ;)

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Re: Duke Transfer Apps 2012

Postby shock259 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:35 pm

Got a waitlist email. They said they will review my app again if more seats open up, but to let them know before accepting an offer elsewhere.

Good luck to everyone else.

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Re: Duke Transfer Apps 2012

Postby cay10789 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:05 pm

I've been admitted via email tonight, too. Good luck, everyone.

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Re: Duke Transfer Apps 2012

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:08 pm

"...but to let them know before accepting an offer elsewhere." = you're in, but not until we know that someone else wants you. :wink:

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Re: Duke Transfer Apps 2012

Postby shock259 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:11 pm

Haha - I know. Feels like dating.

Congrats, cay.

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Re: Duke Transfer Apps 2012

Postby InnocuousDiatribe » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:09 pm

shock259 wrote:Got a waitlist email. They said they will review my app again if more seats open up, but to let them know before accepting an offer elsewhere.

Good luck to everyone else.


Ditto.

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Re: Duke Transfer Apps 2012

Postby WannabeBlueDevil » Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:47 am

Got admitted via email around 8 today. Will be attending.
- for those waitlisted, I recommend writing a specific supplement about why you want to go to Duke.

PM me if you got in - love to chat with people who got in!

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Re: Duke Transfer Apps 2012

Postby avonbarksdale » Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:30 pm

Does anybody know when Duke actually posts rejections. i have heard people with waitlists, acceptances but nothing of rejections. my status still says submitted for review. anybody else have the same status?

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Re: Duke Transfer Apps 2012

Postby GreatNorth87 » Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:34 pm

avonbarksdale wrote:Does anybody know when Duke actually posts rejections. i have heard people with waitlists, acceptances but nothing of rejections. my status still says submitted for review. anybody else have the same status?


I'm in the same boat as well. I'm assuming its a bad sign. Its almost as if they pre-screened and left a bunch sitting to WL or reject later. At this point it would just be nice to see some movement on the status checker.

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Re: Duke Transfer Apps 2012

Postby WannabeBlueDevil » Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:47 pm

fwiw, im pretty sure that you cannot be admitted without doing some kind of interview.

I am in at duke and def going. so there are only 6 spots left. Ill let you know if i talk to the other transfers tell me anything.

DONT GIVE UP THOUGH!

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Re: Duke Transfer Apps 2012

Postby shock259 » Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:00 pm

I don't want to be depressing either, but I think if you have been complete for weeks and haven't been accepted/waitlisted/interviewed, you are probably looking at a ding. I was told they were only taking 5-7 transfers and that they had already handed out acceptances and a short waitlist of about 10 people.

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Re: Duke Transfer Apps 2012

Postby cay10789 » Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:34 pm

Make that two. I've accepted a spot as well.

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Re: Duke Transfer Apps 2012

Postby GreatNorth87 » Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:10 am

yep

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Re: Duke Transfer Apps 2012

Postby WannabeBlueDevil » Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:28 am

So who is IN at duke?

me
cay10789
anyone else?

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Re: Duke Transfer Apps 2012

Postby bom325 » Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:44 am

I've been waitlisted via email yesterday.
Anyone else who's waitlisted as well?
They said a final decision would be made no later than the first week of August.




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