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

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

Postby shbe0701 » Thu Nov 10, 2011 4:55 am

Was placed on priority reserve... Do we priority reserve applicants even stand a chance?

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

Postby MumofCad » Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:09 am

shbe0701 wrote:Was placed on priority reserve... Do we priority reserve applicants even stand a chance?


Absolutely! You will get in with the RD candidates a little later. Wait about 6 weeks and then watch the green dots start to fall off. Tons of the people that got in Priority Track have since received large scholarships at UVa or Harvard interviews or admission to Michigan. These are just the first of the T-10 to start rolling out RD decisions, but it will continue and have a roll-on effect on admissions at other schools. Not that everyone will choose to attend elsewhere, but of course, a lot will have different preferences. Scholarship decisions in Jan will have the same effect as some people receive better offers or what not.

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

Postby Ernert » Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:33 am

sn20 wrote:my status tracker went "file under review" on 10/31 but when i checked today the date changed to 11/9 and was still "file under review"...im RD and am wondering why the date changed when it hasnt before? submitted 9/30 btw.


yea i've been complete for a while (submitted non-PT in mid september) and now have 11/9 complete date... wonder if it means anything.

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

Postby zoohoo » Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:57 am

It's day 10 for me and file still under review. When did other PT people get their email? Morning, middle of the day?

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

Postby curiousgeorgia » Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:59 am

zoohoo wrote:It's day 10 for me and file still under review. When did other PT people get their email? Morning, middle of the day?


My status changed to "decision made; watch for e-mail" around 3 p.m. of day 9, got an e-mail around 8:30 a.m. the next day (10).

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

Postby zoohoo » Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:00 am

curiousgeorgia wrote:
zoohoo wrote:It's day 10 for me and file still under review. When did other PT people get their email? Morning, middle of the day?


My status changed to "decision made; watch for e-mail" around 3 p.m. of day 9, got an e-mail around 8:30 a.m. the next day (10).


damn...if they're taking so long for me, does it mean I'm just waiting for a rejection email?

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

Postby curiousgeorgia » Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:01 am

zoohoo wrote:
damn...if they're taking so long for me, does it mean I'm just waiting for a rejection email?


With your numbers, I doubt it. Are you counting from date submitted or date complete?

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

Postby zoohoo » Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:03 am

curiousgeorgia wrote:
zoohoo wrote:
damn...if they're taking so long for me, does it mean I'm just waiting for a rejection email?


With your numbers, I doubt it. Are you counting from date submitted or date complete?


I'm counting from date complete (10/31).

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

Postby curiousgeorgia » Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:06 am

zoohoo wrote:I'm counting from date complete (10/31).


You'll probably get an acceptance tonight, and if not, tomorrow morning. Considering it takes LSAC 3 weeks to give us back scores on a Scantron test, I still think it's pretty impressive that Duke can make all of these admissions decisions in a 10-day time limit that includes weekends.

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

Postby zoohoo » Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:10 am

curiousgeorgia wrote:
zoohoo wrote:I'm counting from date complete (10/31).


You'll probably get an acceptance tonight, and if not, tomorrow morning. Considering it takes LSAC 3 weeks to give us back scores on a Scantron test, I still think it's pretty impressive that Duke can make all of these admissions decisions in a 10-day time limit that includes weekends.


Very true. I'm just freaking out since I really want to go to Duke.

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

Postby curiousgeorgia » Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:12 am

zoohoo wrote:
curiousgeorgia wrote:
zoohoo wrote:I'm counting from date complete (10/31).


You'll probably get an acceptance tonight, and if not, tomorrow morning. Considering it takes LSAC 3 weeks to give us back scores on a Scantron test, I still think it's pretty impressive that Duke can make all of these admissions decisions in a 10-day time limit that includes weekends.


Very true. I'm just freaking out since I really want to go to Duke.


Well I would say the worst case scenario is that you get priority deferred, in which case a nice LOCI would ensure your in. Good luck!

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

Postby zoohoo » Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:14 am

curiousgeorgia wrote:
Well I would say the worst case scenario is that you get priority deferred, in which case a nice LOCI would ensure your in. Good luck!


Thank you!

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

Postby iamrobk » Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:15 am

Under review as of today, sweet.

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

Postby JoeMo » Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:47 am

Congrats to all of you that were admitted yesterday PT. I saw some very impressive numbers. Not surprised.

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

Postby HopevHistory » Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:47 am

JamMasterJ wrote:
HopevHistory wrote:Just got into Duke!

when did you go complete and are you PT?


I was complete as of 10/31 and did the Priority Track. My acceptance was really a pleasant surprise with my numbers, but now I see the impact of my softs. Being that this the first decision to come back, I'm much more optimistic about my other T14 applications than I was yesterday. (yay lol)

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

Postby JoeMo » Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:52 am

HopevHistory wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:
HopevHistory wrote:Just got into Duke!

when did you go complete and are you PT?


I was complete as of 10/31 and did the Priority Track. My acceptance was really a pleasant surprise with my numbers, but now I see the impact of my softs. Being that this the first decision to come back, I'm much more optimistic about my other T14 applications than I was yesterday. (yay lol)


Awesome! Congratulations!

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

Postby MumofCad » Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:09 pm

HopevHistory wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:
HopevHistory wrote:Just got into Duke!

when did you go complete and are you PT?


I was complete as of 10/31 and did the Priority Track. My acceptance was really a pleasant surprise with my numbers, but now I see the impact of my softs. Being that this the first decision to come back, I'm much more optimistic about my other T14 applications than I was yesterday. (yay lol)


Are you properly analyzing your chances? I looked at your list of schools, and I think you have some pretty good options if your profile is correct - are you AA male? You can't predict those cycles very well and you really never know where your ceiling might be....

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

Postby mmkitkat » Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:10 pm

so_fetch wrote:
euskadi wrote:Submitted this afternoon for PT! I feel like a bit of an imbecile, though: in my "Why Duke?" essay, I called it "Duke University Law School" instead of "...School of Law" (admittedly, TLS calls it this in its profile of the school). Worried my lack of oversight here will hurt my chances, even though the essay is strong.


This post just made me paranoid and I checked my "why duke." I just wrote Duke Law. Is that bad?!! Yikes :/

And..regarding the UVA essay comment.. UVA is a weird one. I think it's technically U.Va. but people abbreviate different ways from what I hear

Congrats to those who got in! I am RD so will be awhile I'm guessing



FWIW I wrote Duke Law as well and got in yesterday, so I don't think this is a big deal. I know it's hard not to worry about little things like this, but I'm sure if your essay is strong, they'll overlook little things like this. GL to everyone still waiting!

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

Postby euskadi » Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:12 pm

so_fetch wrote:
euskadi wrote:Submitted this afternoon for PT! I feel like a bit of an imbecile, though: in my "Why Duke?" essay, I called it "Duke University Law School" instead of "...School of Law" (admittedly, TLS calls it this in its profile of the school). Worried my lack of oversight here will hurt my chances, even though the essay is strong.


This post just made me paranoid and I checked my "why duke." I just wrote Duke Law. Is that bad?!! Yikes :/

And..regarding the UVA essay comment.. UVA is a weird one. I think it's technically U.Va. but people abbreviate different ways from what I hear

Congrats to those who got in! I am RD so will be awhile I'm guessing


I can't imagine writing "Duke Law" would be an issue at all - consistently referring to Duke as "Duke University School of Law" would be terribly annoying to the reader. Indeed, I think they'd prefer that we shorten the name somehow. My concern was the fact that I botched the formal name of the law school (in other places I simply called it "Duke" or "Duke Law"). I'm not too concerned about it all.

Regarding UVA, I didn't call it "UVA" in the essay. What I meant was that I also called it "University of Virginia Law School" when it's actually "University of Virginia School of Law".

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

Postby Sh@keNb@ke » Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:25 pm

zoohoo wrote:
curiousgeorgia wrote:
zoohoo wrote:It's day 10 for me and file still under review. When did other PT people get their email? Morning, middle of the day?


My status changed to "decision made; watch for e-mail" around 3 p.m. of day 9, got an e-mail around 8:30 a.m. the next day (10).


damn...if they're taking so long for me, does it mean I'm just waiting for a rejection email?


I thought the same thing. I didn't get my acceptance until 6:30 pm EST on the 10th calendar after completion. Don't put too much stock into how early/late in the day you get your email. Best of luck to everyone waiting today.

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

Postby HopevHistory » Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:50 pm

MumofCad wrote:
HopevHistory wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:
HopevHistory wrote:Just got into Duke!

when did you go complete and are you PT?


I was complete as of 10/31 and did the Priority Track. My acceptance was really a pleasant surprise with my numbers, but now I see the impact of my softs. Being that this the first decision to come back, I'm much more optimistic about my other T14 applications than I was yesterday. (yay lol)


Are you properly analyzing your chances? I looked at your list of schools, and I think you have some pretty good options if your profile is correct - are you AA male? You can't predict those cycles very well and you really never know where your ceiling might be....


AA male, 20yr. old senior: I put a great deal of consideration into my choices and my selections were based on a balance of location, ranking, and culture. Columbia is my real ideal, but any T14 on my list (Duke, Chicago, UPenn, or UVA) would be beautiful. Others like Hofstra, Temple, Michigan State, etc are so I have scholarship options. HYS are within a reaching stretch, but they are not at the top of my list like most candidates. Every law school on my list is a place where I will be happy AND successful because I've learned that rankings, numbers, and admissions only goes so far, but there are three real years of life to live. I truly do appreciate the input/insight, though. Thanks

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

Postby Englander742 » Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:38 pm

For any Priority Reserve out there:

I was placed on PR from my PT application, and now I am accepted at UVA with 90k and in at Cornell. Don't lose hope just from one decision!

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

Postby AS33 » Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:47 pm

Did anyone get accepted on Duke PT with a scholarship?

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

Postby curiousgeorgia » Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:51 pm

AS33 wrote:Did anyone get accepted on Duke PT with a scholarship?


They send out separate scholarship applications in December that you can apply for if you're still interested, it doesn't come with the acceptance. (Well, at least it didn't for me)

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

Postby JoeMo » Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:54 pm

Englander742 wrote:For any Priority Reserve out there:

I was placed on PR from my PT application, and now I am accepted at UVA with 90k and in at Cornell. Don't lose hope just from one decision!


Wow that's awesome. Congrats!




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