Duke 2011 - Priority Track

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sundance95
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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby sundance95 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:42 pm

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


Don't 'throw one together.' An obviously quickly done/insincere sounding one will hurt you more then a good one will help you.

And ATL, IIRC, your numbers made you a virtual lock at Duke, didn't they?

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby acrossthelake » Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:44 pm

sundance95 wrote:
sergeantpzr wrote:Thanks yeah, I guess I will throw together an essay for them too.


Don't 'throw one together.' An obviously quickly done/insincere sounding one will hurt you more then a good one will help you.

And ATL, IIRC, your numbers made you a virtual lock at Duke, didn't they?


Yes that's correct. I also just don't write Why X essays on principle. Not applying to UPenn because of it.

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby sundance95 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:45 pm

Understood. My point was Duke might have wanted the Why? essay from those with less strong #s.
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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby acrossthelake » Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:46 pm

sundance95 wrote:Understood. My point was Duke might have wanted the Why? essay from those with lessawesome strong #s.


Good point. It's also important for yield protection as well though. In general I think Why X essays are good if it's genuine, but probably not very helpful if generic.

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby sundance95 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:51 pm

acrossthelake wrote:
sundance95 wrote:Understood. My point was Duke might have wanted the Why? essay from those with lessawesome strong #s.


Good point. It's also important for yield protection as well though. In general I think Why X essays are good if it's genuine, but probably not very helpful if generic.


Fixed and +1

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby sergeantpzr » Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:08 pm

ATL if you don't mind, what are your numbers? (I really don't want to write a why duke essay, an honest essay would say- you are my fallback school and I hope to bank on you admitting me quickly so I can put my mind at ease)

For what its worth- I am 173 3.99. I'd like to hear back from a school quick though, that would be so nice

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby vertex » Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:15 pm

sergeantpzr wrote:For all that got in so far- did you all write Why Duke essays?


I didn't.

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby suspicious android » Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:23 pm

do non-priority track applicants have any shot of getting admitted early?

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby mydogteddy » Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:04 pm

Hi All!

My Duke status checker was updated today to "Decision made: check for email," though I've yet to receive any email. I do, however, have "Admission Packet" listed under mailings.

To the people placed on reserve: do you also have an admissions packet listed under mailings or is this an indication that I was accepted?

Thanks and good luck everyone!

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby acrossthelake » Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:06 pm

mydogteddy wrote:Hi All!

My Duke status checker was updated today to "Decision made: check for email," though I've yet to receive any email. I do, however, have "Admission Packet" listed under mailings.

To the people placed on reserve: do you also have an admissions packet listed under mailings or is this an indication that I was accepted?

Thanks and good luck everyone!


I'm in, but don't have admissions packet listed under mailings.

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby mydogteddy » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:12 pm

I'm In! 3.99 and 171, decision came 1 week after the app was submitted!

And I didn't even have to write a "why duke"
:lol:

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby SullaFelix » Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:31 pm

in. no chance i'm going but still, it's nice to know none of my recommenders said i was an axe murderer.

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby hellome » Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:55 pm

i'm in! congrats to everyone :wink:

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby dbrddr » Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:59 am

I'm in, as well! No Why Duke, but GPA and LSAT both above 75th percentiles.

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby artichoke » Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:57 pm

I was "priority waitlisted"... Not sure what that means, but this has definitely given the rest of my application process a negative coloring. I wish they included explanations with waitlists/rejections.

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby The Real Jack McCoy » Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:23 pm

artichoke88 wrote:I was "priority waitlisted"... Not sure what that means, but this has definitely given the rest of my application process a negative coloring. I wish they included explanations with waitlists/rejections.


"For your applications to other schools, we recommend not using LOR #2...Thank you for using us as your application test-run."

I suppose I see the incentive in not providing such explanations.

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby LegallyBlonde923 » Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:33 pm

mydogteddy wrote:Hi All!

My Duke status checker was updated today to "Decision made: check for email," though I've yet to receive any email. I do, however, have "Admission Packet" listed under mailings.

To the people placed on reserve: do you also have an admissions packet listed under mailings or is this an indication that I was accepted?

Thanks and good luck everyone!


I got the "You're In" email on 9/3 and it said "admissions packet mailed" on 9/13. I got the packet a few days later. I'm assuming that means you're in, why would they send an admissions packet otherwise? Congrats :)

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby artichoke » Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:33 pm

The Real Jack McCoy wrote:
artichoke88 wrote:I was "priority waitlisted"... Not sure what that means, but this has definitely given the rest of my application process a negative coloring. I wish they included explanations with waitlists/rejections.


"For your applications to other schools, we recommend not using LOR #2...Thank you for using us as your application test-run."

I suppose I see the incentive in not providing such explanations.


Ha ha, of course it's a dream within a dream, though it's funny, my LOR #2 is exactly what I was worried about.

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby re-applicant » Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:35 pm

day 2 of PT, I don't know if I can wait 8 more days. I really hope I don't get waitlisted.

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby artichoke » Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:39 pm

re-applicant wrote:day 2 of PT, I don't know if I can wait 8 more days. I really hope I don't get waitlisted.


Waitlisted is the worst, I think I would rather be rejected. At least then you can stop worrying about it.

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby r6_philly » Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:11 pm

I had to submit RD because I didn't get the PT invite, so I guess my waiting officially begins again. Someone said RD gets looked at pretty quick this early, I hope that's true.

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby re-applicant » Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:16 am

r6_philly wrote:I had to submit RD because I didn't get the PT invite, so I guess my waiting officially begins again. Someone said RD gets looked at pretty quick this early, I hope that's true.


did you request it?

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby r6_philly » Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:11 am

re-applicant wrote:
r6_philly wrote:I had to submit RD because I didn't get the PT invite, so I guess my waiting officially begins again. Someone said RD gets looked at pretty quick this early, I hope that's true.


did you request it?


They responded to my first email but not the second. I already had everything done so I just submitted it (it was more than a week).

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby suspicious android » Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:42 am

re-applicant wrote:
r6_philly wrote:I had to submit RD because I didn't get the PT invite, so I guess my waiting officially begins again. Someone said RD gets looked at pretty quick this early, I hope that's true.


did you request it?


Gah, you can request a priority track invitation? I didn't even think of this. Oh well. They didn't give me one last year so I doubt they would have this year.

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby arism87 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 5:40 pm

Anyone hear anything recently? Topic has fallen strangely quiet..




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