Duke 2011 - Priority Track

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ela7117
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Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby ela7117 » Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:46 pm

whose in so far? I suspect some people have leveraged PT for a quick response?

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby acrossthelake » Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:01 am

O hai.

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby vertex » Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:55 pm

Submitted to PT. Application went "under review" on 9/8. I'll keep you updated..

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby r6_philly » Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:26 pm

do you have to be invited to PT?

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby bk1 » Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:27 pm

r6_philly wrote:do you have to be invited to PT?


http://www.law.duke.edu/prioritytrack/

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby jpk5372 » Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:10 pm

Anyone know if this increases chances of acceptance? Or is it like waivers, just trying to get application numbers up?

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby St.Remy » Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:18 pm

jpk5372 wrote:Anyone know if this increases chances of acceptance? Or is it like waivers, just trying to get application numbers up?


Looking at LSN and a graph that I just posted and am too lazy to post again (search my previous posts if you care) priority track gives a very good chance of both acceptance and $. Out of all the people who got priority track on LSN last year only 1 out of over 100 applicants was flat out rejected, with the acceptance rate being 70% or more.

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby acrossthelake » Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:20 pm

jpk5372 wrote:Anyone know if this increases chances of acceptance? Or is it like waivers, just trying to get application numbers up?


I think they extend it to ppl whose numbers make chances really good anyway, thus ability to priority-track them.

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby jpk5372 » Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:31 pm

Looking at LSN and a graph that I just posted and am too lazy to post again (search my previous posts if you care) priority track gives a very good chance of both acceptance and $. Out of all the people who got priority track on LSN last year only 1 out of over 100 applicants was flat out rejected, with the acceptance rate being 70% or more.


Thanks! Maybe if I put more effort into my application then I did on researching those stats maybe I can avoid being the unfortunate rejection =p

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby mst » Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:34 pm

So I wasn't invited to the PT... stupid question: can anyone just fill in that page and basically invite themselves to PT because that would just be super, haha.

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby acrossthelake » Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:35 pm

mst wrote:So I wasn't invited to the PT... stupid question: can anyone just fill in that page and basically invite themselves to PT because that would just be super, haha.


The turn-around time in early September for non-PT is still pretty quick.

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby vertex » Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:59 pm

Just found out I was admitted on the PT. They said that the official offer of admission and the scholarship stuff will come later.

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby St.Remy » Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:03 pm

vertex wrote:Just found out I was admitted on the PT. They said that the official offer of admission and the scholarship stuff will come later.


Congrats! Is it one of your top choices?

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby artichoke » Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:08 pm

vertex wrote:Just found out I was admitted on the PT. They said that the official offer of admission and the scholarship stuff will come later.


Congrats! How long did it take to hear back?

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby im_blue » Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:11 pm

artichoke88 wrote:
vertex wrote:Just found out I was admitted on the PT. They said that the official offer of admission and the scholarship stuff will come later.


Congrats! How long did it take to hear back?

Vertex went "under review" on 9/8, so 2 days.

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby vertex » Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:58 pm

St.Remy wrote:
vertex wrote:Just found out I was admitted on the PT. They said that the official offer of admission and the scholarship stuff will come later.


Congrats! Is it one of your top choices?


I think it depends on what kind of financial aid I can get, but it's definitely a top choice for me and a school I would be excited to attend.

Congrats! How long did it take to hear back?

I submitted and got an "Application Received" email from Duke on 9/4, the status checker started saying "under review" on 9/8. And then I found out today. Pretty quick turnaround!

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby cholza00 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:15 pm

I just got an email with my updated "decision status"... which turned out not to be a decision at all...
I've been placed on the "Priority Reserve" List
I'm a little mad, I'm a 3.71/172 with a master's. I'm kinda taking it as a soft rejection, although it says "I will remain under review throughout the admissions process." So I guess I've kind of been put on hold until they see the rest of the regular decision and PT applicants. I didn't write the "Why Duke?" so maybe that ended up hurting me...

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby ela7117 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:06 pm

cholza00 wrote:I just got an email with my updated "decision status"... which turned out not to be a decision at all...
I've been placed on the "Priority Reserve" List
I'm a little mad, I'm a 3.71/172 with a master's. I'm kinda taking it as a soft rejection, although it says "I will remain under review throughout the admissions process." So I guess I've kind of been put on hold until they see the rest of the regular decision and PT applicants. I didn't write the "Why Duke?" so maybe that ended up hurting me...


Wow I'm surprised, those numbers are great. Doesn't look good for me then. I did write the why duke though... I hope to find out tomorrow.

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby saito816 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:02 pm

cholza00 wrote:I just got an email with my updated "decision status"... which turned out not to be a decision at all...
I've been placed on the "Priority Reserve" List
I'm a little mad, I'm a 3.71/172 with a master's. I'm kinda taking it as a soft rejection, although it says "I will remain under review throughout the admissions process." So I guess I've kind of been put on hold until they see the rest of the regular decision and PT applicants. I didn't write the "Why Duke?" so maybe that ended up hurting me...


Yeah, I got this as well, and I didn't write one either. Probably should have thought that through a little better. :cry:

Edit: I looked through some old threads regarding priority reserve. It seems like this happened a lot to people who didn't write a "why duke" last cycle. Perhaps they didn't feel that I showed enough interest in attending Duke. The email says that I can submit additional information, so maybe I'll try writing a why Duke and attaching it as a reply to the email. I don't know, I'm feeling kind of disheartened.

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby mueh » Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:48 am

Got in as well. App submitted on Sunday, got the offer on Thursday!
Definitely excited with my first admission for this year's cycle!

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby sergeantpzr » Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:11 pm

For all that got in so far- did you all write Why Duke essays? I was just going to send mine in when I finish up the apps without any essay and assume I'd hear back in ten days.

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby sundance95 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:14 pm

saito816 wrote:]

Yeah, I got this as well, and I didn't write one either. Probably should have thought that through a little better. :cry:

Edit: I looked through some old threads regarding priority reserve. It seems like this happened a lot to people who didn't write a "why duke" last cycle. Perhaps they didn't feel that I showed enough interest in attending Duke. The email says that I can submit additional information, so maybe I'll try writing a why Duke and attaching it as a reply to the email. I don't know, I'm feeling kind of disheartened.


This is a very good idea. I'm sure they want to accept folks who won't hurt their yield. If you really love Duke, you might call them and let them know you will accept an offer if admitted, or at least send in a strong 'Why Duke' in response.

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby mueh » Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:20 pm

sergeantpzr wrote:For all that got in so far- did you all write Why Duke essays? I was just going to send mine in when I finish up the apps without any essay and assume I'd hear back in ten days.



I didn't write Why Duke essay, but wrote how I might be able to contribute to the Duke Law community. I personally didn't think my optional essay was genuine, but I do believe it helped in conveying my seriousness in applying thru PT. Hope this helps.

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby sergeantpzr » Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:40 pm

Thanks yeah, I guess I will throw together an essay for them too.

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby acrossthelake » Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:40 pm

sergeantpzr wrote:For all that got in so far- did you all write Why Duke essays? I was just going to send mine in when I finish up the apps without any essay and assume I'd hear back in ten days.


Nope.




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