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

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

Postby ignatiusr » Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:26 pm

Mal Reynolds wrote:What's up everyone checking in with my shiny, new LSAT score. Would anyone know if 170, 3.9+ would qualify for PT? I'm about to do some solicited fee waiver emails ut I'm wondering whether I should hold off until the admissions office does a search for the new applicant pool to invite more PT people? Thanks a lot for your input.


It's possible that you would qualify; LSN stats suggest that 170 is the minimum score to be considered for PT. I'm also not sure that Duke provides any solicited waivers. I solicited one several weeks ago, and the admissions guy told me I should just wait until the next round of waivers were issued. He was really nice, though; he basically told me that I was definitely going to receive the waiver, and that I shouldn't waste my money applying immediately, because Duke does not offer reimbursements to those that have already applied. About a week later I got the PT invite. I would just e-mail admissions and ask their advice.

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

Postby lsatisevil » Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:11 am

RD. Complete 9/22. Currently Under Review: Status Date 10/24

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

Postby evian1212 » Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:35 pm

lsatisevil wrote:RD. Complete 9/22. Currently Under Review: Status Date 10/24


Same here. How long did it take people to go from being under review to a decision notification last year for non-PT RD candidates?

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

Postby Koalabear » Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:46 am

Applied PT - went complete 10/21. Checking the application status checker an embarrassing number of times a day..

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

Postby Mal Reynolds » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:32 am

Just got Duke PT and fee waiver today. Pretty excited now just waiting on my last damn LOR before I submit.

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

Postby Hopeful13 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:35 am

ON my account said m Duke PT application had a priority track complete notification on 10/17 and has been under review since 10/20?

Does this mean I will definitely get my decision today?

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

Postby tuco » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:38 am

Would love to go here but don't have the GPA, 3.0x and 170 LSAT.

Is it less competitive if I apply for the part time program?

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

Postby yankees42789 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:44 am

Mal Reynolds wrote:Just got Duke PT and fee waiver today. Pretty excited now just waiting on my last damn LOR before I submit.


This.

177/3.84 here. Do you think I need to write a 'Why Duke' essay to avoid getting YP'd or should I be okay without one?

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

Postby AntipodeanPhil » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:45 am

tuco wrote:Would love to go here but don't have the GPA, 3.0x and 170 LSAT.

Is it less competitive if I apply for the part time program?

http://www.law.duke.edu/admis/faq#parttime

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

Postby iamrobk » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:50 am

Mal Reynolds wrote:Just got Duke PT and fee waiver today. Pretty excited now just waiting on my last damn LOR before I submit.

Also got that today, with a 171 and 3.53. I don't think my chances are great, but I'll apply and see what happens.

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

Postby Yeshia90 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:51 am

yankees42789 wrote:
Mal Reynolds wrote:Just got Duke PT and fee waiver today. Pretty excited now just waiting on my last damn LOR before I submit.


This.

177/3.84 here. Do you think I need to write a 'Why Duke' essay to avoid getting YP'd or should I be okay without one?


PT hasn't been YP'ing.

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

Postby tuco » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:54 am

damn so no part time program...

Guess i'm just fucked according to LSN. Anybody think I have a snowballs chance in hell, aka is it worth the app??

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

Postby JRnolongerlurker » Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:39 pm

In the hopes that this will help people to feel less stressed out:

Accepted PT 3.65/172 no Why Duke.

File Complete 10/17, under review 10/20, accepted 10/27

I'm walking on sunshine. LOVE the school!

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

Postby rowingmyboat » Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:01 pm

Submitted earlier this week PT. Now to play the waiting game..

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

Postby Mitterrand » Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:19 pm

I'm an idiot. I just got an email from Duke telling me I selected regular decision but did the certification for ED and RD. I was confused and decided it would be safer to just sign both...and now I really regret that. Hopefully this does not look too bad :(

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

Postby tamereth » Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:37 pm

Mitterrand wrote:I'm an idiot. I just got an email from Duke telling me I selected regular decision but did the certification for ED and RD. I was confused and decided it would be safer to just sign both...and now I really regret that. Hopefully this does not look too bad :(


HAHA that happened to me to! I got an email from Duke earlier this week and I was like ooops ><

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

Postby hreback » Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:37 pm

Mitterrand wrote:I'm an idiot. I just got an email from Duke telling me I selected regular decision but did the certification for ED and RD. I was confused and decided it would be safer to just sign both...and now I really regret that. Hopefully this does not look too bad :(


Don't feel bad, I did the same thing. I don't think it's a big deal though because when I responded to Duke's clarification email they told me "no worries" and that a lot of people had done the same thing. They said they'll have to work on changing the app next year so it's less confusing. Made me feel a lot better after hearing that. That said, I should find out my decision tomorrow - feeling really nervous this whole week.

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

Postby Mitterrand » Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:44 pm

hreback wrote:
Mitterrand wrote:I'm an idiot. I just got an email from Duke telling me I selected regular decision but did the certification for ED and RD. I was confused and decided it would be safer to just sign both...and now I really regret that. Hopefully this does not look too bad :(


Don't feel bad, I did the same thing. I don't think it's a big deal though because when I responded to Duke's clarification email they told me "no worries" and that a lot of people had done the same thing. They said they'll have to work on changing the app next year so it's less confusing. Made me feel a lot better after hearing that. That said, I should find out my decision tomorrow - feeling really nervous this whole week.


Yea i just received a similar email. Good luck tomorrow

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

Postby MiamiOxford » Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:54 pm

Question for those of you who are "under review": I have been "file complete; ready for review" since 10/20... How long did it take you to go from "ready for review" to under review? Note: I am regular decision, reach candidate (161, 4.11, NA... good diversity statement). Also, any thoughts on my chances? Is this a total pipe dream?

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

Postby androidhu » Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:53 pm

Hi guys. First time poster in this thread.
Im in the Priority Track and my file got completed two days ago. I just got an email from Duke admissions requesting me to provide addendum for my low gpa in my senior year and the reason why I took LSAT three times. :roll:

I'm freaking out because I don't know what to write!

I didn't write addendum for any of these because I did not have a compelling/ legit reason like illness or financial difficulty. I didn't do well in my seinior year just because I had a lot on my plate (grad school application, vasity sports team, thesis writing) and I sucked at time management. Also I slacked off in the second semester because I got admitted to grad school by that time. Shall I be just honest and say I made a mistake? Or would I look bad?

For multiple LSATs, I didn't feel the need to address it because the score difference is slim (167, 171, 169). But I guess now I have to provide some kind of explanation. Honestly, I can't think of any reason other than that each time I took, the score was below my expectations and I thought I could do better. Can I write that?

Do you guys have any advice/opinion? My apologies if this is not the appropriate thread to ask this kind of question. But I'm panicking right now so any opinion will be appreciated. :cry:

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

Postby MumofCad » Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:01 pm

First, don't panic. There have been 2 other people in this thread asked to explain an anomaly in their PT app. They wouldn't ask if they were just going to reject you, so there's that.

Second, write what is honest and keep it simple. If there is no reason, there is no reason. Just say you took the LSAT three times because your scores did not meet your expectations based on practice tests. Unfortunately, you weren't able to translate much higher scores on PT into an official score. No worries.

On the GPA addendum, make it mature and focus it on the positive. Try something like "As I approached the end up my undergraduate career, I was increasingly focused on out-of-classroom priorities....explanation of how exciting/interesting/etc your grad program was and that you had whatever sporting commitments.....then close with something like, With the maturity that comes from age, I now regret that I did not perform up to my usual standards in that less semester due to this loss of focus. However, I do not believe that those grades are a reflection of my ability as can be seen from the vast majority of grades I achieved throughout my undergraduate career." That is what I would do, along those lines.

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

Postby tamereth » Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:05 pm

MumofCad wrote:First, don't panic. There have been 2 other people in this thread asked to explain an anomaly in their PT app. They wouldn't ask if they were just going to reject you, so there's that.

Second, write what is honest and keep it simple. If there is no reason, there is no reason. Just say you took the LSAT three times because your scores did not meet your expectations based on practice tests. Unfortunately, you weren't able to translate much higher scores on PT into an official score. No worries.

On the GPA addendum, make it mature and focus it on the positive. Try something like "As I approached the end up my undergraduate career, I was increasingly focused on out-of-classroom priorities....explanation of how exciting/interesting/etc your grad program was and that you had whatever sporting commitments.....then close with something like, With the maturity that comes from age, I now regret that I did not perform up to my usual standards in that less semester due to this loss of focus. However, I do not believe that those grades are a reflection of my ability as can be seen from the vast majority of grades I achieved throughout my undergraduate career." That is what I would do, along those lines.


+1 Good advice

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

Postby tamereth » Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:47 pm

Just got email: In at Duke! :D

Edit: What's silly is I've been checking all day with no news. I arrive home to find an email waiting.

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

Postby 80eight » Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:52 pm

tamereth wrote:Just got email: In at Duke! :D

Edit: What's silly is I've been checking all day with no news. I arrive home to find an email waiting.


Congrats!

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

Postby Curious1 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:54 pm

tamereth wrote:Just got email: In at Duke! :D

Edit: What's silly is I've been checking all day with no news. I arrive home to find an email waiting.


I did the exact same thing. On the 9th day I obsessively refreshed my email, then after 5 I was like...oh he must be gone so I started playing games. After my game was done, BOOM, email.




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