Duke 2011 - Priority Track

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby Dany » Wed Nov 24, 2010 7:58 pm

CapHillLove wrote:In... Thank God.

So it says that I'm in, but that I will not be "officially admitted" until I have sent in the scholarship forms and they have finished the scholarship review process. Is this a YP thing? Like they don't have to count people they admit but who don't send in the forms or withdraw before that review process in January is over?

Congrats! Yeah, I wasn't sure what that meant... but I bet you're right. Might be just a way to keep yield numbers low.

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby Sentry » Wed Nov 24, 2010 8:07 pm

How do you withdraw your application to Duke?

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby kazu » Wed Nov 24, 2010 8:23 pm

Sentry wrote:How do you withdraw your application to Duke?

Email?

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby coug11 » Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:45 am

Does anyone know the approximate probability of getting accepted from the priority reserve list?

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby Ghost » Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:30 pm

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby thickfreakness » Fri Nov 26, 2010 1:05 am

Kili wrote:
coug11 wrote:Does anyone know the approximate probability of getting accepted from the priority reserve list?


My guess is it would be reasonably high. Duke has a large acceptance rate. A lot of people apply PT just for validation knowing they won't matriculate if they get into a different school.


If I recall correctly, no one was admitted from either the PR list or the regular waiting list last year and the class was still overenrolled by around 25 students.

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby Ghost » Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:23 am

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby AfroThunder1212 » Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:38 pm

"Decision made, wait for email"....maybe this could be my Black Friday deal

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby justhoping » Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:43 pm

thickfreakness wrote:
Kili wrote:
coug11 wrote:Does anyone know the approximate probability of getting accepted from the priority reserve list?


My guess is it would be reasonably high. Duke has a large acceptance rate. A lot of people apply PT just for validation knowing they won't matriculate if they get into a different school.


If I recall correctly, no one was admitted from either the PR list or the regular waiting list last year and the class was still overenrolled by around 25 students.


:cry: I feel so bummed... if I can't even get into one of the "safer" schools, I'll probably have no chance on the "reach" ones...
but 170/3.7 should give me a decent shot at T14, right? Maybe my PS was horrible? How much will bad PS (not ridiculously bad, just perhaps not great) affect an applicant's chance if the number are ok (I thought mine are ok...)?
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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby Knock » Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:52 pm

CapHillLove wrote:In... Thank God.

So it says that I'm in, but that I will not be "officially admitted" until I have sent in the scholarship forms and they have finished the scholarship review process. Is this a YP thing? Like they don't have to count people they admit but who don't send in the forms or withdraw before that review process in January is over?


No, I don't think so. I'm pretty sure you're in, and your acceptance or not will affect their yield percentage.

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby AfroThunder1212 » Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:11 am

In at 1:47 AM. Nice 1st acceptance, but talk about anxiety waiting until infomercial time for that email

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby catsparka » Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:33 pm

I just got in! :D My first acceptance!!

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby im_blue » Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:34 pm

justhoping wrote:
thickfreakness wrote:
Kili wrote:
coug11 wrote:Does anyone know the approximate probability of getting accepted from the priority reserve list?


My guess is it would be reasonably high. Duke has a large acceptance rate. A lot of people apply PT just for validation knowing they won't matriculate if they get into a different school.


If I recall correctly, no one was admitted from either the PR list or the regular waiting list last year and the class was still overenrolled by around 25 students.


:cry: I feel so bummed... if I can't even get into one of the "safer" schools, I'll probably have no chance on the "reach" ones...
but 170/3.7 should give me a decent shot at T14, right? Maybe my PS was horrible? How much will bad PS (not ridiculously bad, just perhaps not great) affect an applicant's chance if the number are ok (I thought mine are ok...)?

Your Duke WL is surprising, but don't worry you'll definitely get in somewhere in the T14. Last year, out of 3.7x/170 applicants on LSN, Duke accepted 11/14 = 79% and 7 of them got $.

http://duke.lawschoolnumbers.com/applic ... ,8&type=jd

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby PotatoMonkey » Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:11 am

justhoping wrote:
thickfreakness wrote:
Kili wrote:
coug11 wrote:Does anyone know the approximate probability of getting accepted from the priority reserve list?


My guess is it would be reasonably high. Duke has a large acceptance rate. A lot of people apply PT just for validation knowing they won't matriculate if they get into a different school.


If I recall correctly, no one was admitted from either the PR list or the regular waiting list last year and the class was still overenrolled by around 25 students.


:cry: I feel so bummed... if I can't even get into one of the "safer" schools, I'll probably have no chance on the "reach" ones...
but 170/3.7 should give me a decent shot at T14, right? Maybe my PS was horrible? How much will bad PS (not ridiculously bad, just perhaps not great) affect an applicant's chance if the number are ok (I thought mine are ok...)?


Don't feel too bad. We're practically numbers twins, and I got PR as well- and I thought I had a decent PS. :P

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby Spykuh » Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:21 am

hey guys! how long did it take you to go complete? I submitted on Wednesday and haven't heard anything. I thought that it was because of the holiday weekend, but if people are receiving decisions it means that they were in the office!

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby calilaw » Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:39 am

Spykuh wrote:hey guys! how long did it take you to go complete? I submitted on Wednesday and haven't heard anything. I thought that it was because of the holiday weekend, but if people are receiving decisions it means that they were in the office!


I think I submitted my application on 11/20 (a Saturday), received a confirmation email on 11/21, and went complete 11/22. Then under review 11/23.

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby paralegal » Sun Nov 28, 2010 2:00 am

Kili wrote:
coug11 wrote:Does anyone know the approximate probability of getting accepted from the priority reserve list?


My guess is it would be reasonably high. Duke has a large acceptance rate. A lot of people apply PT just for validation knowing they won't matriculate if they get into a different school.


Duke Law News, Aug. 31, 2010

Class of 2013

“Admission to Duke was so competitive this year that, for the first time in recent history, the Law School could not extend admission to any student on the waitlist. Applications for admission in 2010 were 25 percent higher than in 2009 (over 7,900 applications), and the admission rate was a record low 13.2 percent.”

GPA Median: 3.8
LSAT Median: 170
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University of Michigan Law

Class of 2013 Statistics

Applied: 6,312

Admitted: 18.6 percent

GPA Median: 3.73
LSAT Median: 169

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby justhoping » Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:34 am

paralegal wrote:“Admission to Duke was so competitive this year that, for the first time in recent history, the Law School could not extend admission to any student on the waitlist. Applications for admission in 2010 were 25 percent higher than in 2009 (over 7,900 applications), and the admission rate was a record low 13.2 percent.”


when did they start the PT thing? if they just started the PT last year, it could be that?

Otherwise I hope Duke is attracting all the 175+'s and free up some space @ HYS+CCN for those of us with lower #'s, which is not gonna happen... :lol:
if all else fails, I'm just gonna stay in Canada, eh!

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby paralegal » Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:50 pm

justhoping wrote:
paralegal wrote:“Admission to Duke was so competitive this year that, for the first time in recent history, the Law School could not extend admission to any student on the waitlist. Applications for admission in 2010 were 25 percent higher than in 2009 (over 7,900 applications), and the admission rate was a record low 13.2 percent.”


when did they start the PT thing? if they just started the PT last year, it could be that?


Not sure exactly when Duke started the Priority Track Program. However, on another law school forum, there are posts dating back to 2006 discussing Duke’s Priority Track.

According to “The Devil’s Advocate,” an independent newspaper published by the Duke Student Publishing Company, Inc., “only 2,000 people are typically offered Priority Track.”

From a recent interview on AdmissionsDean.com, Bill Hoye, Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs….

“ Each year, we invite a small number of candidates to apply to Duke through this program. We guarantee that the applicants will receive a response from us within ten days after the application becomes complete.”

“We keep the Priority Track pool very small so that we can give each application the same rigorous treatment that every other application receives, but we’re careful to ensure that the evaluation happens within a very tight timeframe.”

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby birdlaw117 » Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:27 pm

Priority Reserved... :cry:

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby justhoping » Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:33 pm

birdlaw117 wrote:Priority Reserved... :cry:


:| {pat pat...}
on thanksgiving weekend? that's rough...

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby birdlaw117 » Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:35 pm

justhoping wrote:
birdlaw117 wrote:Priority Reserved... :cry:


:| {pat pat...}
on thanksgiving weekend? that's rough...

No kidding... Oh well. Hopefully there will be bigger and better opportunities floating my way in the next couple months.

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby Knock » Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:37 pm

birdlaw117 wrote:
justhoping wrote:
birdlaw117 wrote:Priority Reserved... :cry:


:| {pat pat...}
on thanksgiving weekend? that's rough...

No kidding... Oh well. Hopefully there will be bigger and better opportunities floating my way in the next couple months.


Love this attitude. Keep your chin up my friend :).

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby birdlaw117 » Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:44 pm

Knock wrote:
birdlaw117 wrote:
justhoping wrote:
birdlaw117 wrote:Priority Reserved... :cry:


:| {pat pat...}
on thanksgiving weekend? that's rough...

No kidding... Oh well. Hopefully there will be bigger and better opportunities floating my way in the next couple months.


Love this attitude. Keep your chin up my friend :).

Thanks guys! I'll just keep telling myself its a YP thing, and not that anything is wrong with my application... :|

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby pinkzebra » Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:33 pm

I was staying away from posting on the thread because I didn't want to get my hopes up... Just found out today, priority reserved... 3.96/175... I'm guessing it's because my first LSAT was a 162... Super disappointed though =( Bad ending to my Thanksgiving weekend




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