Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

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Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby basilseal » Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:45 pm

"File under review." Argggh

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Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby elibrarian » Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:46 pm

My file is still under review! Went complete same as everyone else. Sigh.

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Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby vincanity1 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:48 pm

Yeshia90 wrote:
vincanity1 wrote:I'm updated. Decision made, watch for email


If my case is any indication, enjoy that knot in your stomach for the next few hours. But you got this, bro.


I appreciate it, man. Hope this is the big start to a great cycle for all of us.

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Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Yeshia90 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:02 pm

I'm starting to think this email is gonna go out to all of us at the same time.

Also, you never realize how many emails you get until there's one you're really waiting for.

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Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby sfreuden » Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:11 pm

Decision made, watch for e-mail.

I just got out of class, so I don't know when it changed. Maybe they are just sending them all out in a big bunch? I do know I'm going to be jumping every time I get a new e-mail...

Good luck everyone!

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Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Yeshia90 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:14 pm

sfreuden wrote:Decision made, watch for e-mail.

I just got out of class, so I don't know when it changed. Maybe they are just sending them all out in a big bunch? I do know I'm going to be jumping every time I get a new e-mail...

Good luck everyone!


The only school you need to worry about is Yale.

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Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby sfreuden » Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:16 pm

Just got the e-mail!!!

Great start to the cycle. Good luck to everyone else.

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Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Yeshia90 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:17 pm

HOLY CRAP I'M IN!

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Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby vincanity1 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:22 pm

Yeshia90 wrote:HOLY CRAP I'M IN!

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Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby basilseal » Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:45 pm

Congrats to you all! Although this does not give me a good feeling.

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Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby elibrarian » Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:46 pm

basilseal wrote:Congrats to you all! Although this does not give me a good feeling.


Ditto.

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Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby sdwhodat » Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:07 pm

Got the e-mail around 5:30 Central Time. Accepted :)

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Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby pineappledazzler » Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:37 pm

I'm not PT but my status is still as it was on 9/19 - file complete, ready for review.

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Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby luxxe » Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:48 pm

Ahh congrats to everyone who got in!! It must be such a relieving feeling to already be in the T14 by September!

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Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:49 pm

So jealous! I haven't gotten an email yet

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Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby sdwhodat » Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:18 pm

Question: Does anyone know what kind of scholarships Duke offers? Their website is very vague. It's like it's a secret.

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Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby MumofCad » Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:27 pm

sdwhodat wrote:Question: Does anyone know what kind of scholarships Duke offers? Their website is very vague. It's like it's a secret.


I was going to ask if you had this in your email or just acceptances, because it doesn't seem clear from LSN. I thought scholarship offers would come with admittances, but that hasn't been the case thus far or maybe it is but no one's been offered money? I don't know. Anyone with more knowledge and experience?

If you look at LSN from last year though, there was a good number of people who got 90,000 offers, though it seems almost none in that range took it. Then there are some 81000/75,000 ones too. I think that is spread over 3 years. Some 67,500k, 30k, etc.
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Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:29 pm

MumofCad wrote:
sdwhodat wrote:Question: Does anyone know what kind of scholarships Duke offers? Their website is very vague. It's like it's a secret.


I was going to ask if you had this in your email or just acceptances, because it doesn't seem clear from LSN. I thought scholarship offers would come with admittances, but that hasn't been the case thus far or maybe it is but no one's been offered money? I don't know. Anyone with more knowledge and experience?

If you look at LSN from last year though, there was a good number of people who got 90,000 offers, though it seems almost none in that range took it. Then there are some 75,000 ones too. I think that is spread over 3 years. Some 30k, etc.


I remember a friend telling me that you had to apply for scholarship offers post-acceptance. Not sure about anything more than that, however.

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Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby sdwhodat » Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:40 pm

MumofCad wrote:
sdwhodat wrote:Question: Does anyone know what kind of scholarships Duke offers? Their website is very vague. It's like it's a secret.


I was going to ask if you had this in your email or just acceptances, because it doesn't seem clear from LSN. I thought scholarship offers would come with admittances, but that hasn't been the case thus far or maybe it is but no one's been offered money? I don't know. Anyone with more knowledge and experience?

If you look at LSN from last year though, there was a good number of people who got 90,000 offers, though it seems almost none in that range took it. Then there are some 81000/75,000 ones too. I think that is spread over 3 years. Some 67,500k, 30k, etc.


The e-mail said that they would send me the scholarship application forms early December and after I complete that (as early as January), my acceptance is "official" and I will receive my "official acceptance letter."

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Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby beachbum » Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:44 pm

Hawkeye Pierce wrote:I remember a friend telling me that you had to apply for scholarship offers post-acceptance. Not sure about anything more than that, however.


This is correct. You have to fill out a separate scholarship form that will be used for merit and (if you choose to include certain income/financial details) need-based aid. (Yes, Duke really does give out need-based aid). IIRC, scholarship notifications started coming (on a rolling basis) near the end of the year last year. And Duke tends to be pretty generous.

Congrats to everyone who was accepted; I hope you all will consider attending.

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Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby sdwhodat » Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:49 pm

beachbum wrote:
Hawkeye Pierce wrote:I remember a friend telling me that you had to apply for scholarship offers post-acceptance. Not sure about anything more than that, however.


This is correct. You have to fill out a separate scholarship form that will be used for merit and (if you choose to include certain income/financial details) need-based aid. (Yes, Duke really does give out need-based aid). IIRC, scholarship notifications started coming (on a rolling basis) near the end of the year last year. And Duke tends to be pretty generous.

Congrats to everyone who was accepted; I hope you all will consider attending.


How generous is "pretty generous?" We talking $20,000 a year generous or full tuition (combination merit/need) generous?

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Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby AmandaPB » Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:03 pm

Wow, awesome job, you all! Congratulations. Still under review and hoping more of us have decisions tomorrow.
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Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby beachbum » Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:31 pm

sdwhodat wrote:
beachbum wrote:
Hawkeye Pierce wrote:I remember a friend telling me that you had to apply for scholarship offers post-acceptance. Not sure about anything more than that, however.


This is correct. You have to fill out a separate scholarship form that will be used for merit and (if you choose to include certain income/financial details) need-based aid. (Yes, Duke really does give out need-based aid). IIRC, scholarship notifications started coming (on a rolling basis) near the end of the year last year. And Duke tends to be pretty generous.

Congrats to everyone who was accepted; I hope you all will consider attending.


How generous is "pretty generous?" We talking $20,000 a year generous or full tuition (combination merit/need) generous?


Full tuition is gonna be tough to swing, but Duke does offer its full-tuition (Mordecai) scholarship to a small group of "top" applicants every year. Based on your profile stats, I wouldn't be surprised if you get an invitation for that. (I believe you have to interview for it, though don't quote me on that). Otherwise, as far as I can tell, Duke tends to be a little more generous than its peers (specifically MVP).

With your stats, you'll get a substantial scholarship. Whether that scholarship is worth more than a smaller scholarship at, say, CCN is up to you. But I'm sure you'll have plenty of offers to compare.

And on a completely different note, two of my good buddies here went to Southern Miss. Hopefully we can roadtrip down there one of these days; seems like a pretty cool place.

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Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby acadec » Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:36 pm

beachbum wrote: its peers (specifically MVP).

You've been very helpful, so we'll let that one slide. :wink:

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Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby beachbum » Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:51 pm

acadec wrote:
beachbum wrote: its peers (specifically MVP).

You've been very helpful, so we'll let that one slide. :wink:


haha, I try to stay away from that argument these days. If people want to debate minute differences in schools and create arbitrary groupings, more power to them. But in the end, we're a non-HYS T14, just like the rest of CCNMVPNCG. I tend to put more emphasis on relative cost and personal fit, the latter of which deserves a lot more credit than it gets on TLS. (I know I'm much happier here than I would be at, say, Michigan).

But good luck to you all, and PM me if you have any specific questions. I'll be around from time to time (mostly when I'm sick of studying for property) to answer any general questions ya'll might have. Or you can use the "Duke 1L, hanging out on the Internet" thread.




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