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

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

Postby sdwhodat » Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:14 pm

beachbum wrote:
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.


Thanks for the info! And yes, Southern Miss is a very cool place and Hattiesburg is a really great place to live. I miss it :( I'm stuck in Tuscaloosa right now getting my masters. Not that UA is a BAD place, it's just the campus is bigger and much more crowded and the town is smaller with much less to do :(

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

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:51 am

beachbum wrote:But in the end, we're a non-HYS T14, just like the rest of CCNMVPNCG.


lol

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

Postby MumofCad » Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:39 am

beachbum wrote: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.


+1

Thanks for stepping in to answer that question too. It makes LSN numbers make a lot more sense. I was wondering why some people in certain number ranges had 90k and so many others had nothing. I figure its partly under-reporting, but it also seems that Duke does this right after the first round of admits at H and a ton of the people with nothing reported are marked as attending Harvard with decisions in early Dec/Nov. They probably just W before decisions. I think everyone that has been admitted thus far is def in the numbers range to receive a generous scholarship according to past results.

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

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:32 pm

Looks like Duke decided to take the day off, lol.

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

Postby soj » Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:49 pm

Hawkeye Pierce wrote:Looks like Duke decided to take the day off, lol.

you mad?

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

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:52 pm

soj wrote:
Hawkeye Pierce wrote:Looks like Duke decided to take the day off, lol.

you mad?


Somewhat. I wanted this day to have some excitement.

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

Postby brush07 » Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:36 pm

I was accepted earlier today via e-mail. PT, went complete on 9/19 and status checker changed to "Decision made, watch for e-mail" today as well.

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

Postby thederangedwang » Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:31 pm

I was accepted today...PT..email around 6ET. GL to everyone

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

Postby elibrarian » Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:08 am

I'm mildly concerned with not having heard yet. Complete 9/19 like the rest, still under review. I am convinced one of my LORs said I was Satan....

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

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:18 am

elibrarian wrote:I'm mildly concerned with not having heard yet. Complete 9/19 like the rest, still under review. I am convinced one of my LORs said I was Satan....


I know, right?

In before the yield protect :lol:

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

Postby basilseal » Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:28 am

The first letter of my last name comes sort of late in the alphabet...ish. Please?

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

Postby Englander742 » Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:35 am

They're really just saving all the best applicants for last!

Really, this waiting is killing me. I just wish I knew if there were any rhyme or reason to it.

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

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:40 am

I'm just going to assume it means our files got stuck on the bottom, so we're the last ones they're looking at. *shrugs*

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

Postby elibrarian » Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:42 am

basilseal wrote:The first letter of my last name comes sort of late in the alphabet...ish. Please?


Me too! Grasping at straws, but maybe its semi alphabetical?

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

Postby MumofCad » Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:45 am

Don't worry, you will all get in. If you look at the graph of people with your numbers if all 4 of you were PR'd then you would alone account for the entire LSN class of people with your numbers WL'd at Duke last year. Unless they've changed their ways this year, I predict good news for almost all PT'd.

I have no idea how they go about this, whether they stack them in direct order of application time or by some other method. We were all waiting for awhile for the Michigan email and it turned out that a good chunk of people had applied at 12 PM- 3AM ET because they were on the West Coast or what not. They got their emails first, others that applied later in the day got their's later. Same thing is most likely going on right now. Hang in there. Only 3 more days of suffering and they will have to tell you something. I doubt the timing has anything to do with the result though. Plenty plenty plenty of people on LSN that got in on Day 10 last year.

I could be wrong though! If it helps anyone, I got into UVA already with the same package and I've heard nothing from Duke yet either. So I'm 100% sure that no one said I was Satanic in my LORs and that my PS/Resume didn't have any glaring typos or anything. Don't know why its taking so long other than they probably have alot of applications that came in right when it opened due to the 15 day delay people had to work on it.

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

Postby AmandaPB » Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:46 am

elibrarian wrote:
basilseal wrote:The first letter of my last name comes sort of late in the alphabet...ish. Please?


Me too! Grasping at straws, but maybe its semi alphabetical?


My name comes later in the alphabet, too!
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Re: Duke c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby ipanchenko » Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:48 am

Still waiting... No internet at work today means I at least won't be able to check on it like a madman.

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

Postby AmandaPB » Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:48 am

MumofCad wrote:Only 3 more days of suffering and they will have to tell you something. I doubt the timing has anything to do with the result though. Plenty plenty plenty of people on LSN that got in on Day 10 last year.

Darn, do they count by business days? I was totally thinking today is day 9.

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

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:50 am

AmandaPB wrote:
MumofCad wrote:Only 3 more days of suffering and they will have to tell you something. I doubt the timing has anything to do with the result though. Plenty plenty plenty of people on LSN that got in on Day 10 last year.

Darn, do they count by business days? I was totally thinking today is day 9.


Nah, it's business days. Or else the would say something like, "we get back to you in 14 days!"

Oh, and I will (of course) be obsessively checking in class.

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

Postby MumofCad » Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:52 am

AmandaPB wrote:
MumofCad wrote:Only 3 more days of suffering and they will have to tell you something. I doubt the timing has anything to do with the result though. Plenty plenty plenty of people on LSN that got in on Day 10 last year.

Darn, do they count by business days? I was totally thinking today is day 9.


I think they count based on when you went complete. I think most people got that notification on 9/19 so I think the result should be by 9/29-9/30 depending on how they count the days. It seems by LSN that its just 10 days period, but I wouldn't be surprised if they get flooded at the outset if its more like 10 business days. Since it doesn't specify, they could really go either way.

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

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:56 am

Y'all ought to check your status checker, mine just changed to:

Decision made; watch for email

Let's see how long this takes.

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

Postby thederangedwang » Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:06 am

basilseal wrote:The first letter of my last name comes sort of late in the alphabet...ish. Please?


My last name starts with W..so it is unlikely..since I got my acceptance yesturday

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

Postby elibrarian » Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:06 am

Hawkeye Pierce wrote:Y'all ought to check your status checker, mine just changed to:

Decision made; watch for email

Let's see how long this takes.


Still under review! I am going crazy.

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

Postby MumofCad » Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:20 am

Hawkeye Pierce wrote:Y'all ought to check your status checker, mine just changed to:

Decision made; watch for email

Let's see how long this takes.


Uh oh! Once this happens, what will I find to distract me from finishing up my PhD? Sigh. I really need the hourly breaks to angst over status checkers. Hmmm....maybe I'll just take up eating bon bons. I need something to keep me sane from the extreme boredom.

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

Postby MumofCad » Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:21 am

elibrarian wrote:
Hawkeye Pierce wrote:Y'all ought to check your status checker, mine just changed to:

Decision made; watch for email

Let's see how long this takes.


Still under review! I am going crazy.


When did you submit your app? Day and hour-ish




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