Duke 2011 - Priority Track

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby tothePAIN » Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:23 pm

Priority Reserve. 3.83/174/171. Graduated December 2010 in 2.5 years. Interesting softs to address graduating quickly. No why duke. :(

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby Ghost » Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:40 pm

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby Dany » Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:42 pm

Kili wrote:^It might be a purely age thing.


Got pretty presents in the mail today. :)
I was very impressed with the personalized note. Dean Hoye mentioned details from my PS/DS that were pretty subtle. I was happy needless to say. :D

Yayyy Kili! Love presents! :D

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby intheend » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:26 pm

dbrddr wrote:I already asked this in the proper forum but thought I'd post here for those of you who know a lot about Duke but don't frequent the financial aid forum. I think it's pretty likely that Duke will at least match my Michigan Dean's amount ($67,500). Would completing the need-based sections of Duke's scholarship application be a waste of time? The amount of need-based aid I'd receive might be pretty minimal without merit aid. I know Michigan doesn't consider merit-aid recipients for need-based aid, but Duke's apparently different, as it allows admits to apply for a scholarship "based on merit and in part on need." Is it possible that I might receive need-based aid on top of what I hope will be a significant merit scholarship, or should I save everyone's time and check the merit-only box?



The only Duke scholly of that size I can think of is the Mordecai, which is full tuition. Did you receive a nomination for it? I think that's how it works.

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby T6Hopeful » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:40 pm

Well the Mordecai is full tuition, which would put it around around 140k:
http://duke.lawschoolnumbers.com/applicants/0910/
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/qcnc (155k?)

And I also see a couple 72ks, a 67500 (not a match from Mich since they didn't apply there), an 81000, a 70500, etc. So yeah, I think you'd be able to leverage for at least 67,500, if you don't get offered more.

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby Ship87 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:27 pm

1/13 they just requested my Fall grades. PT complete 1/4. And here I thought Duke would be the first school I heard from

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby law_monkey » Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:31 pm

Ship87 wrote:1/13 they just requested my Fall grades. PT complete 1/4. And here I thought Duke would be the first school I heard from


I think they've been pretty fast about getting back to people once they get your grades. That's what I've heard from a couple people anyway, but I could be wrong.

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby shoop » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:17 pm

Sent 12/25/10, complete 1/10/11, accepted 1/11/11 (email). 3.8x/170, top 20 undergrad, DS about being first gen and from the sticks, no "Why Duke?", addenda for non-academic UG disciplinary incident and nonserious juvenile offenses.

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby hellojd » Sat Jan 15, 2011 3:44 am

Anyone hear about $ yet? They're supposed to get back to the earlier ones this month right?

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby lakerfanimal » Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:21 pm

hellojd wrote:Anyone hear about $ yet? They're supposed to get back to the earlier ones this month right?


They said they would start reviewing for scholarships this month. Last year scholarship notices only came out mid-February (according to LSN). I think we won't hear anything until then.

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby The Stig » Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:25 am

anyone else interviewing for the mordecai? any thoughts on what to wear? i'm during spring break, and will be traveling around the US and don't really want to bring a suit....

for some reason, I don't think my typical winter attire of vans, levis, and a flannel/plaid shirt will cut it 8)

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby niederbomb » Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:26 am

So does priority reserve/acceptance come by mail or email? I'm going into my 8th day since I went "complete" under the Prirority Track. My status checker stills says "under review." Is the delay good or bad?

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:29 am

niederbomb wrote:So does priority reserve/acceptance come by mail or email? I'm going into my 8th day since I went "complete" under the Prirority Track. My status checker stills says "under review." Is the delay good or bad?


I'm going into my 6th day I'm nervous because I leave for Miami/Puerto Rico on friday and I told my friends I would not check my status checkers for the whole 11 day trip :(.

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby subtle » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:08 am

niederbomb wrote:So does priority reserve/acceptance come by mail or email? I'm going into my 8th day since I went "complete" under the Prirority Track. My status checker stills says "under review." Is the delay good or bad?


I'm curious too, though I'm not as far along. By the way, these are business days we're talking about, correct?

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby pereira6 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:16 am

subtle wrote:
niederbomb wrote:So does priority reserve/acceptance come by mail or email? I'm going into my 8th day since I went "complete" under the Prirority Track. My status checker stills says "under review." Is the delay good or bad?


I'm curious too, though I'm not as far along. By the way, these are business days we're talking about, correct?


I got priority reserved by e-mail.

I think it's 10 days, flat. By the way, it doesn't necessarily mean you'll have a decision in 10 days; it could just be a notification on something else. See my LSN in profile for my story.

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby subtle » Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:59 pm

pereira6 wrote:
subtle wrote:
niederbomb wrote:So does priority reserve/acceptance come by mail or email? I'm going into my 8th day since I went "complete" under the Prirority Track. My status checker stills says "under review." Is the delay good or bad?


I'm curious too, though I'm not as far along. By the way, these are business days we're talking about, correct?


I got priority reserved by e-mail.

I think it's 10 days, flat. By the way, it doesn't necessarily mean you'll have a decision in 10 days; it could just be a notification on something else. See my LSN in profile for my story.



I just read your story. If something similar happens to me, I'll be so upset. Especially if they ask for grades, as I didn't even apply until after my second semester grades had been sent to the LSAC anyway.

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby law_monkey » Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:58 pm

unc0mm0n1 wrote:
niederbomb wrote:So does priority reserve/acceptance come by mail or email? I'm going into my 8th day since I went "complete" under the Prirority Track. My status checker stills says "under review." Is the delay good or bad?


I'm going into my 6th day I'm nervous because I leave for Miami/Puerto Rico on friday and I told my friends I would not check my status checkers for the whole 11 day trip :(.


Everything is through email. And it's not necessarily exactly 10 days. I got my answer before my 10 days was up, but then again that was back in October when there were fewer applicants.

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby Redsgomarchingon » Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:08 pm

about how many times did peoples statuses update before they were accepted?

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby arism87 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:17 pm

lakerfanimal wrote:
hellojd wrote:Anyone hear about $ yet? They're supposed to get back to the earlier ones this month right?


They said they would start reviewing for scholarships this month. Last year scholarship notices only came out mid-February (according to LSN). I think we won't hear anything until then.


Thanks for asking/answering! Someone told my dad today that his daughter got a full scholarship to Duke this year and it shouldn't bother me except a) I didn't think scholarships were even offered yet and b) The way my dad said it was like "Why haven't YOU gotten anything?"

Feelings unhurt :)

PS Yes, my dad and his friends sit around and have brag fests about this shit. Makes me wish my mail wasn't all going to his house so he couldn't remember what to tell them. Embarrassing.

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby champsound » Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:55 pm

Do they give out decisions during the weekend? If not, and it's within 10 regular days (not business days), then I should hear by tomorrow right? Assuming I applied on the 13th

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby The Gentleman » Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:04 pm

champsound wrote:Do they give out decisions during the weekend? If not, and it's within 10 regular days (not business days), then I should hear by tomorrow right? Assuming I applied on the 13th


I got my acceptance email on a Saturday evening.

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby jd20132013 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 1:20 pm

i came here to ask that exact question.

Guess I'l be checking my email all day. Anyone else got one on Saturday?

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby jd20132013 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 1:25 pm

In the email from the director, he told me "You went complete today 1/12 so you should hear back no later than the 22nd"

So it IS regular days, not business days right?

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby aredhello » Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:03 pm

Hi everyone,

I'm trying to figure out whether or not to bother asking to be considered for merit and need based aid, or just merit aid. My understanding is that even though I've been out of college since 2006 and a financial independent since then, most financial aid offices (including Duke) will consider my parents' income in determining need-based aid. Since their joint income is over $150K, is it a waste of time for me to wait for my parents to send me their 2010 tax return info and should I just go ahead and send in the merit aid only app?

Thanks in advance to anyone who can offer any insight...

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Re: Duke 2011 - Priority Track

Postby coug11 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:17 pm

aredhello wrote:Hi everyone,

I'm trying to figure out whether or not to bother asking to be considered for merit and need based aid, or just merit aid. My understanding is that even though I've been out of college since 2006 and a financial independent since then, most financial aid offices (including Duke) will consider my parents' income in determining need-based aid. Since their joint income is over $150K, is it a waste of time for me to wait for my parents to send me their 2010 tax return info and should I just go ahead and send in the merit aid only app?

Thanks in advance to anyone who can offer any insight...


Not sure what Duke does, but some places will first look at FAFSA, which does not include parents' info. They will then do a supplementary form where they look at parents' income, but it will also look at your assets and they try and decipher if your parents will actually help you out.




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