What does "Priority Reserve List" mean at Duke?

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Re: What does "Priority Reserve List" mean at Duke?

Postby 84Sunbird2000 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:21 pm

adameus wrote:I applied PT, sent in my App on January 20th a week or so after recieving a priority track invite. I thought what the heck, I'll send it in to try and get an indication of how my app will look to other schools.
Stats are 175/3.94. I did not write a Why Duke Essay.

I got an acceptance email yesterday!


Based on what happened to others here I would expect a PR list response. Perhaps they flipped a coin and I got in?


Or, maybe, the crazy fears of an ultra-competitive pool are coming true, and your 175/3.94 was the only thing that mattered.

Oh, noes, I'm doomed!

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Re: What does "Priority Reserve List" mean at Duke?

Postby omohecce » Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:27 pm

175/3.65 PT app --> PR

This is the first school I've heard back from so, like some other people in this thread, I'm freaking out about what it could mean for the rest of my applications. Didn't write a Why Duke essay...

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Re: What does "Priority Reserve List" mean at Duke?

Postby Shlonster » Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:51 pm

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Re: What does "Priority Reserve List" mean at Duke?

Postby pearl_earrings » Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:36 am

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Re: What does "Priority Reserve List" mean at Duke?

Postby Applicant2010 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:57 am

I submitted a non-PT application and was put on priority reserve. I sent in a LOCI which also officially "accepted" my spot on the PR list, and I was offered admission a week later.

My stats are below others in this forum. I think it definitely helps to show Duke why you are interested in attending.

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Re: What does "Priority Reserve List" mean at Duke?

Postby Torvon » Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:24 am

Applicant2010 wrote:I submitted a non-PT application and was put on priority reserve. I sent in a LOCI which also officially "accepted" my spot on the PR list, and I was offered admission a week later.

My stats are below others in this forum. I think it definitely helps to show Duke why you are interested in attending.


How did you send in the LOCI (email or snail mail) and who did you address it to?

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Re: What does "Priority Reserve List" mean at Duke?

Postby Applicant2010 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:27 pm

Torvon wrote:
Applicant2010 wrote:I submitted a non-PT application and was put on priority reserve. I sent in a LOCI which also officially "accepted" my spot on the PR list, and I was offered admission a week later.

My stats are below others in this forum. I think it definitely helps to show Duke why you are interested in attending.


How did you send in the LOCI (email or snail mail) and who did you address it to?


Email as attachment followed by hard copy (signed) snail mail. Sent email to address that notified me of my application status and addressed letter to the Dean.

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Re: What does "Priority Reserve List" mean at Duke?

Postby cardinalandgold » Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:18 pm

Anyone on PR hear back from Duke recently?

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Re: What does "Priority Reserve List" mean at Duke?

Postby pearl_earrings » Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:26 am

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Re: What does "Priority Reserve List" mean at Duke?

Postby cardinalandgold » Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:41 am

pearl_earrings wrote:
cardinalandgold wrote:Anyone on PR hear back from Duke recently?

I wish!
Writing another LOCI this weekend...

Are you writing another full blown LOCI, or just a brief email to the school letting them know you are still interested? Just curious as I haven't contacted the school since sending my original LOCI shortly after being placed on PR. Is it common for people to send multiple LOCI's?

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Re: What does "Priority Reserve List" mean at Duke?

Postby saturnine » Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:41 pm

Shlonster wrote:170/3.6 here, so definitely not YP, but also didn't write a why duke so I'll start working on one of those I guess. A little disheartening to not just get in right away, as silly as that expectation might have been.


I have pretty much the same stats as you. I didn't write a "Why Duke" essay because I was very, very drunk when I submitted that application and they solicited additional essays at the bottom of the page in a long paragraph I probably skipped. I applied non-PT and was put on the PR list. Sent in a LOCI with reasons why I'd like to attend Duke. Hope that works but I won't be heartbroken if it doesn't; I'm not sure if Durham's really my style anyway.

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Re: What does "Priority Reserve List" mean at Duke?

Postby pearl_earrings » Sat Feb 20, 2010 3:16 pm

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Re: What does "Priority Reserve List" mean at Duke?

Postby [1L]Hopeful » Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:38 pm

Priority Reserve List refers to the first tier of waitlist. It means you are not good enough to be admitted until there happens to be a left over seat, but good enough to be placed ahead of regular waitlist, who are subjects of yield protection and doomed with rejection.

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Re: What does "Priority Reserve List" mean at Duke?

Postby ilovelamp18 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:08 am

Got the email that I was put on Priority Reserve late last night... as others have expressed this is extremely disheartening as Duke is one of my top choices. Quick question: If a person is selected for admission from the PR list, how does that impact the scholarship picture?

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Re: What does "Priority Reserve List" mean at Duke?

Postby pearl_earrings » Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:41 pm

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Re: What does "Priority Reserve List" mean at Duke?

Postby peeker82 » Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:06 pm

Just got an email notifying me i've been put on the Priority Reserve List. Should I be getting my hopes up? is this the equivalent of a "Hold" at Northwestern or Harvard? or is it just another WL with a better shot?

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Re: What does "Priority Reserve List" mean at Duke?

Postby peeker82 » Mon May 10, 2010 3:13 pm

any news from any of you on the PR List??

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Re: What does "Priority Reserve List" mean at Duke?

Postby peeker82 » Tue May 11, 2010 12:41 pm

anybody out there still on Duke's PR?? all posts about the Priority Reserve List have died out over the last month. I wonder whether I'm the only one left??

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Re: What does "Priority Reserve List" mean at Duke?

Postby dk8 » Tue May 11, 2010 1:53 pm

peeker82 wrote:anybody out there still on Duke's PR?? all posts about the Priority Reserve List have died out over the last month. I wonder whether I'm the only one left??


I'm still on it. Not holding out much hope though, I heard they're fully enrolled.

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Re: What does "Priority Reserve List" mean at Duke?

Postby peeker82 » Tue May 11, 2010 2:17 pm

dk8 wrote:
peeker82 wrote:anybody out there still on Duke's PR?? all posts about the Priority Reserve List have died out over the last month. I wonder whether I'm the only one left??


I'm still on it. Not holding out much hope though, I heard they're fully enrolled.


come on, can't give up all hope yet. at least some people will be withdrawing... right?

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Re: What does "Priority Reserve List" mean at Duke?

Postby cardinalandgold » Tue May 11, 2010 2:24 pm

dk8 wrote:
peeker82 wrote:anybody out there still on Duke's PR?? all posts about the Priority Reserve List have died out over the last month. I wonder whether I'm the only one left??


I'm still on it. Not holding out much hope though, I heard they're fully enrolled.

I am also on the PR list. Duke would be a lot closer to my family if I get off the list, but I am not holding out hope for that to happen. I have also heard that they are fully enrolled. I will probably withdraw soon though if I don't hear back, as I am not willing to drop everything to go to Duke late in the summer.

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