retaking23 wrote:To all my peeps that already sent in their deposit, what carrier did you use? How long did it take from when you sent the deposit off and it arrived at its destination? I'm getting paranoid because I don't think I'll be sending the deposit until Tuesday since I don't want to leave any stone unturned before committing.
Hey! I am from the northeast and used FedEx two day shipping...it was $8. overnight was like 18$ so I saved 10$ and just did the 2day option. I dropped it off at a FedEx location at 5pm on a Tuesday, it was received in Durham by Thursday morning with a confirmation email from Duke. Mailing it out the 22nd for the 25th as the deadline gives you the same exact timeframe I used (my deadline was the 11th) so I wouldn't be too worried. If your SUPER nervous, just pay the extra 10$ and get it overnighted.
BTW-- two of the Duke students I met at ASW commented that they mailed in their deposits late (the day of the deadline) and that they called Dean Hoye frantically about it. Supposedly the admissions office is used to these panic attacks happening the day of deposits and are pretty helpful. The students were obviously admitted. Although I wouldn't recommend you follow their game plan, if by some accident your deposit is late, it shouldn't be "bye bye Duke" for you if you handle it appropriately. I don't know why this answer became such a long response but, yeah haha.