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

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SplitMyPants
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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby SplitMyPants » Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:45 pm

OliveBC wrote:Sending in my seat deposit shortly! I also negotiated for anyone interested:

3/18 - scholarship decision mailed (didn't get it till a few days later because I was out of town)
4/2 - sent negotiation email with the typical plea (I had 2 higher offers from peer schools)
4/7 - received confirmation they'd gotten my email and that they noted the upcoming NU deadline so they'd get back to me quickly
4/8 - ^they obviously weren't kidding, got my updated offer ($24K increase from initial offer)

Still wasn't a quite match of what the other schools offered but because of my goals and personal reasons I'm willing to pay a bit more for Duke.


Congrats!

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby OliveBC » Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:55 pm

SplitMyPants wrote:
OliveBC wrote:Sending in my seat deposit shortly! I also negotiated for anyone interested:

3/18 - scholarship decision mailed (didn't get it till a few days later because I was out of town)
4/2 - sent negotiation email with the typical plea (I had 2 higher offers from peer schools)
4/7 - received confirmation they'd gotten my email and that they noted the upcoming NU deadline so they'd get back to me quickly
4/8 - ^they obviously weren't kidding, got my updated offer ($24K increase from initial offer)

Still wasn't a quite match of what the other schools offered but because of my goals and personal reasons I'm willing to pay a bit more for Duke.


Congrats!


Thanks! Hopefully you'll get good news soon!

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby mydasmarie » Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:57 pm

gta wrote:
mydasmarie wrote:I was able to negotiate by emailing the office in a respectful manner and laying out the reasons I had for asking for an increase. I didn't have a peer school offer to negotiate with...what helped is that I was able to convey both through my email (and honestly throughout my application) that Duke was my first choice. I actually got more than what I asked for (makes me wish I asked for more than the 10+increase I originally asked for, but let me not get greedy here!) Hope this helps in some way.


:(

I attempted to negotiate and was denied. I used multiple offers, including two T20 full-rides and a lower T-14 offer at a higher amount, but with a roughly equal COA to Duke.


sorry to hear that :( Are you relatively okay with your original offer or is this a deal breaker for you on Duke?

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Serett » Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:18 pm

I think I'm going all-in for Duke. If cost were equal, I prefer it to my other options, and it remains the cheapest of my T14 choices even with Cornell negotiating to a bit above Duke's offer (and Michigan refusing to negotiate).

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby lawschool22 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:27 pm

Serett wrote:I think I'm going all-in for Duke. If cost were equal, I prefer it to my other options, and it remains the cheapest of my T14 choices even with Cornell negotiating to a bit above Duke's offer (and Michigan refusing to negotiate).


Glad to hear it. If I (and it seems likely) end up at Duke, you seem like you would be a good addition to the class. :D

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby kathj06 » Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:02 am

I REALLY want to be in Durham next year. Emailed Dean Hoye on the 8th for a scholarship review request, and he said he'd get back to me. Since then, a CCN has increased their aid offer by 15k. It is still noticeably lower than Duke's original offer, but do you think I should go ahead and let Dean Hoye know today, or wait until he gets back to me? I don't want to tick off Dean Hoye or seem like I'm pestering, but not sure if the 15k increase would influence duke to raise my scholarship amount. Thanks!

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby kathj06 » Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:23 am

And before I had a chance to email Dean Hoye, I got an increase of 9k. What to do, what to do! Would it be in poor form to respond with the increase from Chicago?

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Nonconsecutive » Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:56 am

kathj06 wrote:And before I had a chance to email Dean Hoye, I got an increase of 9k. What to do, what to do! Would it be in poor form to respond with the increase from Chicago?


I would personally let them know about the increase, this is a lot of money. Just be professional about it.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby kathj06 » Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:19 am

Nonconsecutive wrote:
kathj06 wrote:And before I had a chance to email Dean Hoye, I got an increase of 9k. What to do, what to do! Would it be in poor form to respond with the increase from Chicago?


I would personally let them know about the increase, this is a lot of money. Just be professional about it.


Thanks nonconsec--we'll see how it goes.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby SplitMyPants » Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:20 am

Heard back on my negotiation this week (PM for deets). Slightly underwhelmed, but given my goals, Duke is TCR for sure.

Officially Durham-bound! Feels good to finally have made a decision! :D

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby OliveBC » Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:49 pm

SplitMyPants wrote:Heard back on my negotiation this week (PM for deets). Slightly underwhelmed, but given my goals, Duke is TCR for sure.

Officially Durham-bound! Feels good to finally have made a decision! :D


YAYAYAY congrats :D

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby retaking23 » Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:53 pm

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.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby lowdmouse » Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:56 pm

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.


UPS Ground, it got there the next morning. I'm in VA, so if you're a couple states away I'd use Next Day Air or Next Day AM to be safe. Just be sure to get tracking and confirmation.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby mydasmarie » Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:19 pm

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.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby FluffMonster » Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:37 am

Anyone else not heard back yet about scholarship negotiation?

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby retaking23 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 5:54 pm

lowdmouse wrote:
UPS Ground, it got there the next morning. I'm in VA, so if you're a couple states away I'd use Next Day Air or Next Day AM to be safe. Just be sure to get tracking and confirmation.


mydasmarie wrote: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.


Thank you both for the info! I'm also from Northeast so I'm just gonna drop the extra money to have it sent overnight.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby gta » Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:07 pm

SplitMyPants wrote:
aldiddy wrote:
gta wrote:Anyone think I'll have luck negotiating after the deposit deadline on the 25th?


Doesn't Duke require us to withdraw all other admitted applications once we deposit?


That's what I've heard reiterated ITT, which made me wonder the same thing.


I'm very concerned about this. Anyone have any further info/ideas?

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby lald99 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:59 pm

Jules239 wrote:Anyone else not heard back yet about scholarship negotiation?


Negotiated with a significantly larger offer from Cornell and got a 9K bump. Not very significant, but it definitely helps.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby yadiermolina » Sun Apr 20, 2014 3:59 pm

Just deposited!

Planning on retaking in June for possible scholarship bump/reapply next cycle, but would prefer to go this year (also riding out some wait lists). Currently looking to get housing set up. Garret West probably if I jump on it soon enough. I am pretty impressed with some of the opportunities Duke affords--3 people summering at Williams and Connolly is goddam impressive (dream firm). Good luck to everyone and I'll see you in Durham (probably).

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby quincym.e. » Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:03 am

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Chekhov'sGun » Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:39 am

gta wrote:
SplitMyPants wrote:
aldiddy wrote:
gta wrote:Anyone think I'll have luck negotiating after the deposit deadline on the 25th?


Doesn't Duke require us to withdraw all other admitted applications once we deposit?


That's what I've heard reiterated ITT, which made me wonder the same thing.


I'm very concerned about this. Anyone have any further info/ideas?


Straight from the admitted student website: "In order to enroll in the entering class, a non-refundable enrollment deposit of $500 must be received in the Office of Admissions by the date specified in your correspondence. Include your full name and LSAC account number on the check or money order made payable to Duke Law School. We are unable to accept debit or credit card payments. The non-refundable enrollment deposit will be credited toward your student account once you matriculat. Please note that the submission of your tuition deposit indicates that you intend to enroll at Duke Law School. If you submit your tuition deposit to Duke, you must withdraw from all other law schools to which you have been admitted." (Yes they forgot the e on matriculate)

So you shouldn't have anything to negotiate with once you send in your deposit. Although according the Spivey's blog the consequences of double-depositing aren't quite clear and could work out if you want to risk it? http://spiveyconsulting.com/blog/the-mu ... ot-happen/

You can also ride out waitlists and use any movement off those to negotiate after the deadline.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Serett » Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:14 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
Serett wrote:I think I'm going all-in for Duke. If cost were equal, I prefer it to my other options, and it remains the cheapest of my T14 choices even with Cornell negotiating to a bit above Duke's offer (and Michigan refusing to negotiate).


Glad to hear it. If I (and it seems likely) end up at Duke, you seem like you would be a good addition to the class. :D


Thanks, and likewise!

Duke confirmed receipt of my deposit today, so barring WL shenanigans, that's that.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Slytherpuff » Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:09 pm

I'm still choosing between Duke and Georgetown... this is a very difficult decision.

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby SplitMyPants » Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:20 pm

fkt18 wrote:I'm still choosing between Duke and Georgetown... this is a very difficult decision.


That Duke class size, though... :wink:

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Re: Duke Class of 2017

Postby Chekhov'sGun » Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:27 pm

fkt18 wrote:I'm still choosing between Duke and Georgetown... this is a very difficult decision.


Hope you pick Duke! Can't beat that COL. As someone who lived in a crap apartment in DC for $1000+ a month, I'm looking forward to having a nice place in Durham for under $800.




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