Duke Class of 2017

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2017)

How's everyone feeling?

Super freaked out.
2
15%
Kind of freaked out.
1
8%
Freaked out...
2
15%
Thinking I should've been a blacksmith.
6
46%
My dad's a named partner, so...
2
15%
 
Total votes: 13

Instinctive
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Instinctive » Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:45 pm

Morgan2012 wrote:Anyone going down for the February 7th Mordecai Day? I'm getting in the afternoon of the 6th and would be interested in meeting up with people to explore a little.


I'm Feb 7th also. Feel free to PM. Dinner on the 6th might be cool.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Nonconsecutive » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:05 pm

coolbean2013 wrote:Checking in, accepted last week! Congrats everyone :)


Thanks, you as well!

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JMKeynes
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby JMKeynes » Fri Jan 17, 2014 6:39 pm

More detailed ASW info posted on the accepted students site, including travel subsidy info. $250 from the east cost, $300 from midwest, and $350 from the west coast.

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coolbean2013
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby coolbean2013 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:00 pm

JMKeynes wrote:More detailed ASW info posted on the accepted students site, including travel subsidy info. $250 from the east cost, $300 from midwest, and $350 from the west coast.


nice, thanks!

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby gta » Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:07 pm

JMKeynes wrote:More detailed ASW info posted on the accepted students site, including travel subsidy info. $250 from the east cost, $300 from midwest, and $350 from the west coast.


Well that's good to know. Wish I were able to find more affordable flights but this will help.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Slytherpuff » Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:52 pm

gta wrote:Well that's good to know. Wish I were able to find more affordable flights but this will help.


Yeah, it'll be tough for me to find a flight below $350...

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby gta » Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:36 pm

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milkandcheerios
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby milkandcheerios » Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:53 pm

how on after your acceptance e-mails did it take to get the financial aid/scholarship applications e-mail from the financial aid office?

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Nonconsecutive » Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:04 pm

milkandcheerios wrote:how on after your acceptance e-mails did it take to get the financial aid/scholarship applications e-mail from the financial aid office?


I got mine the next business day.

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JMKeynes
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby JMKeynes » Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:39 pm

Came home to a big packet from Duke and got really excited that it might be financial aid info. It was a letter and little brochure from Dean Levi instead.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby lawschool22 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:42 pm

JMKeynes wrote:Came home to a big packet from Duke and got really excited that it might be financial aid info. It was a letter and little brochure from Dean Levi instead.


Haha the same thing happened to me last week. Although I had only submitted my finaid info two days before, so I don't know how I thought they possibly could have had that ready for me that quickly. #foolish

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby lastsamurai » Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:12 pm

Instinctive wrote:
Morgan2012 wrote:Anyone going down for the February 7th Mordecai Day? I'm getting in the afternoon of the 6th and would be interested in meeting up with people to explore a little.


I'm Feb 7th also. Feel free to PM. Dinner on the 6th might be cool.


I'll be down as well...not until late on the 6th though (after work). Not sure what the itinerary will be, but hopefully there's time to meet up!

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby lawschool22 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:20 pm

lastsamurai wrote:
Instinctive wrote:
Morgan2012 wrote:Anyone going down for the February 7th Mordecai Day? I'm getting in the afternoon of the 6th and would be interested in meeting up with people to explore a little.


I'm Feb 7th also. Feel free to PM. Dinner on the 6th might be cool.


I'll be down as well...not until late on the 6th though (after work). Not sure what the itinerary will be, but hopefully there's time to meet up!


No Mordecai invite for me (that darn GPA again :) ), but I'll be down for getting a group together during the admitted students weekend.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby retaking23 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:49 pm

Checking in! How's it going people?

Does Duke actually send something through snail mail for admits? 'Cuz it is snowing like crazy in the northeast and that doesn't usually bode well for mail....

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby lawschool22 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:50 pm

retaking23 wrote:Checking in! How's it going people?

Does Duke actually send something through snail mail for admits? 'Cuz it is snowing like crazy in the northeast and that doesn't usually bode well for mail....


They send a package of some admissions materials and a little bit of swag. It normally fits in a mailbox.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby pcthenls » Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:39 am

Anyone else very torn on decisions so far? Yes, I know.. wait for the financial aid info.. but seriously, the stress is getting to me. Anyone else decided on Duke so far who is only gunning for public interest? I hope there are some of you out there! If so, why Duke, and has anyone received more info on the LRAP? Some of the wording seems a bit vague.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby blink » Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:04 am

pcthenls wrote:Anyone else very torn on decisions so far? Yes, I know.. wait for the financial aid info.. but seriously, the stress is getting to me. Anyone else decided on Duke so far who is only gunning for public interest? I hope there are some of you out there! If so, why Duke, and has anyone received more info on the LRAP? Some of the wording seems a bit vague.


I'll be gunning for JAG, but I'm a bit dubious of the LRAP... I'd love more info/clarification

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby blink » Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:51 am

Does Duke have an option to stay with current students during ASW? I'm flying from the Midwest and will be using my travel stipend towards a flight. I would like to get a better idea of what it would be like as a Duke Law student by staying with one for a couple of days (and save some money in the process...)

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby OliveBC » Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:09 am

blink wrote:Does Duke have an option to stay with current students during ASW? I'm flying from the Midwest and will be using my travel stipend towards a flight. I would like to get a better idea of what it would be like as a Duke Law student by staying with one for a couple of days (and save some money in the process...)
blink wrote:
pcthenls wrote:Anyone else very torn on decisions so far? Yes, I know.. wait for the financial aid info.. but seriously, the stress is getting to me. Anyone else decided on Duke so far who is only gunning for public interest? I hope there are some of you out there! If so, why Duke, and has anyone received more info on the LRAP? Some of the wording seems a bit vague.


I'll be gunning for JAG, but I'm a bit dubious of the LRAP... I'd love more info/clarification


Blink I think we might be the same person. I'm also from the midwest and really interested in JAG...the whole tiers thing at Duke definitely concerns me too though.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby blink » Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:51 am

OliveBC wrote:
blink wrote:Does Duke have an option to stay with current students during ASW? I'm flying from the Midwest and will be using my travel stipend towards a flight. I would like to get a better idea of what it would be like as a Duke Law student by staying with one for a couple of days (and save some money in the process...)
blink wrote:
pcthenls wrote:Anyone else very torn on decisions so far? Yes, I know.. wait for the financial aid info.. but seriously, the stress is getting to me. Anyone else decided on Duke so far who is only gunning for public interest? I hope there are some of you out there! If so, why Duke, and has anyone received more info on the LRAP? Some of the wording seems a bit vague.


I'll be gunning for JAG, but I'm a bit dubious of the LRAP... I'd love more info/clarification


Blink I think we might be the same person. I'm also from the midwest and really interested in JAG...the whole tiers thing at Duke definitely concerns me too though.


Damn, you're right! JAG is far and away my number 1 choice. It's just really hard to get so I'm leaning towards a top school at or near sticker in case I don't get JAG and need a fallback option. Anything you're doing now to increase your chances at getting JAG?

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby OliveBC » Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:02 pm

blink wrote:
OliveBC wrote:
blink wrote:Does Duke have an option to stay with current students during ASW? I'm flying from the Midwest and will be using my travel stipend towards a flight. I would like to get a better idea of what it would be like as a Duke Law student by staying with one for a couple of days (and save some money in the process...)
blink wrote:
pcthenls wrote:Anyone else very torn on decisions so far? Yes, I know.. wait for the financial aid info.. but seriously, the stress is getting to me. Anyone else decided on Duke so far who is only gunning for public interest? I hope there are some of you out there! If so, why Duke, and has anyone received more info on the LRAP? Some of the wording seems a bit vague.


I'll be gunning for JAG, but I'm a bit dubious of the LRAP... I'd love more info/clarification


Blink I think we might be the same person. I'm also from the midwest and really interested in JAG...the whole tiers thing at Duke definitely concerns me too though.


Damn, you're right! JAG is far and away my number 1 choice. It's just really hard to get so I'm leaning towards a top school at or near sticker in case I don't get JAG and need a fallback option. Anything you're doing now to increase your chances at getting JAG?


PM'd you, not because I'm doing anything super special and cool but just because I don't wanna derail the thread with a bunch of JAG stuff :lol:

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby retaking23 » Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:31 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
retaking23 wrote:Checking in! How's it going people?

Does Duke actually send something through snail mail for admits? 'Cuz it is snowing like crazy in the northeast and that doesn't usually bode well for mail....


They send a package of some admissions materials and a little bit of swag. It normally fits in a mailbox.


How long does it usually take for the package to arrive? I was accepted via email exactly one week ago and still nothing in the mail from duke.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby bellybeans » Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:54 am

In via ED back in early December. Where is our Facebook group page ? ? :) :)

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby bellybeans » Sun Jan 26, 2014 2:15 am

JMKeynes wrote:More detailed ASW info posted on the accepted students site, including travel subsidy info. $250 from the east cost, $300 from midwest, and $350 from the west coast.

Is anyone going with the two-night hotel option? I’m coming from the east coast and although I could probably find a hotel cheaper than $250, we are only getting reimbursed after the open house. You know what they say.. money today is better than money tomorrow :roll: But seriously, if I’m on campus I could save a few bucks from the ride to school and there is always that precious siesta after lunch!! :wink:

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby gta » Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:51 pm

bellybeans wrote:Is anyone going with the two-night hotel option? I’m coming from the east coast and although I could probably find a hotel cheaper than $250, we are only getting reimbursed after the open house. You know what they say.. money today is better than money tomorrow :roll: But seriously, if I’m on campus I could save a few bucks from the ride to school and there is always that precious siesta after lunch!! :wink:


Would be nice to be able to join you in what looks like a pretty nice hotel right on campus, but unfortunately I can't get flights from where I am for less than the subsidy amount to begin with, so that's a need for me.

I'm planning to end up at a Super 8 or wherever else I can find for a low price in Durham. I wish they had an option to stay with current students as well, but the subsidy alone is really helpful.




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