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

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

Postby AntipodeanPhil » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:23 pm

zurcaled11 wrote:When did those of you getting acceptances/denials apply? (Sorry I'm new to the forum)

Almost all of them were given priority track (PT) status by Duke, which means Duke provides a decision within 10 after an application is complete. So they generally applied 10-12 days before the decision.

There aren't many non-priority-track applicants here, and only a few have got decisions. I believe the non-PTers with decisions applied very early (September and early October).

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

Postby zurcaled11 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:37 pm

AntipodeanPhil wrote:
zurcaled11 wrote:When did those of you getting acceptances/denials apply? (Sorry I'm new to the forum)

Almost all of them were given priority track (PT) status by Duke, which means Duke provides a decision within 10 after an application is complete. So they generally applied 10-12 days before the decision.

There aren't many non-priority-track applicants here, and only a few have got decisions. I believe the non-PTers with decisions applied very early (September and early October).


Thanks for the reply! I applied Oct. 24 so I guess I won't hear back for a few more weeks.

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

Postby westinghouse60 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:17 am

I'm a double major and will be finishing my first degree in May but will have to taken summer classes to finish the second degree. When the application asks "Date Degree Awarded", should I put the date my first degree is awarded (May 2012), or the date I'll be done with undergrad classes altogether (July 2012)?

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

Postby tdicks » Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:22 am

got an e-mail from duke this morning saying my welcome packet is being mailed today, but could take weeks to get to china. they e-mailed me a few of the documents, and actually took the time to scan my acceptance letter so i could see the handwritten note on it :)

LSAC wouldn't let me include chinese characters in my address, so let's see if this thing can make it to china before i move back to the states in july...

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

Postby rachelwang712 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:06 am

tdicks wrote:got an e-mail from duke this morning saying my welcome packet is being mailed today, but could take weeks to get to china. they e-mailed me a few of the documents, and actually took the time to scan my acceptance letter so i could see the handwritten note on it :)

LSAC wouldn't let me include chinese characters in my address, so let's see if this thing can make it to china before i move back to the states in july...


Hi, I am in Shanghai. Well, my experience of international mails tells me that it could take from two weeks to three months...

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

Postby 80eight » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:38 am

tdicks wrote:got an e-mail from duke this morning saying my welcome packet is being mailed today, but could take weeks to get to china. they e-mailed me a few of the documents, and actually took the time to scan my acceptance letter so i could see the handwritten note on it :)

LSAC wouldn't let me include chinese characters in my address, so let's see if this thing can make it to china before i move back to the states in july...


I'm in China, I think it took 2 to 3 weeks for mine to get here.

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

Postby rachelwang712 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:53 am

80eight wrote:
tdicks wrote:got an e-mail from duke this morning saying my welcome packet is being mailed today, but could take weeks to get to china. they e-mailed me a few of the documents, and actually took the time to scan my acceptance letter so i could see the handwritten note on it :)

LSAC wouldn't let me include chinese characters in my address, so let's see if this thing can make it to china before i move back to the states in july...


I'm in China, I think it took 2 to 3 weeks for mine to get here.


Always nice to meet someone in the same time zone~:)

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

Postby tdicks » Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:08 am

rachelwang712 wrote:
80eight wrote:
tdicks wrote:got an e-mail from duke this morning saying my welcome packet is being mailed today, but could take weeks to get to china. they e-mailed me a few of the documents, and actually took the time to scan my acceptance letter so i could see the handwritten note on it :)

LSAC wouldn't let me include chinese characters in my address, so let's see if this thing can make it to china before i move back to the states in july...


I'm in China, I think it took 2 to 3 weeks for mine to get here.


Always nice to meet someone in the same time zone~:)


so many china pengyous in this thread! are the times y'all mention with or without the address in characters? i get packages from texas pretty regularly within 1.5-2 weeks, but that's with my address printed out in english and chinese. some of my friends have had multiple packages (with just an english address) that just never arrived...

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

Postby 80eight » Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:14 am

English address on mine.

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

Postby rachelwang712 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:26 am

Well, last year I wrote my address in English for ETS to send me the GRE score. And it took forever. I got the email about the score being sent in July and it did not reach me until late October.

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

Postby seahawk32 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:16 pm

Applied yesterday. As of today, my application is " complete; ready for review."

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

Postby Take Two » Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:29 pm

Anyone else get the scholarship application email this fine evening?

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

Postby splbagel » Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:30 pm

Take Two wrote:Anyone else get the scholarship application email this fine evening?


Yup.

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

Postby Take Two » Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:44 pm

I had some reason for asking that but I must confess that I havent the foggiest idea what it was now haha :D

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

Postby daydreamer » Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:55 am

Take Two wrote:I had some reason for asking that but I must confess that I havent the foggiest idea what it was now haha :D


Do you guys know if we have to send the scholarship application by snail mail? It doesn't look like there is a way to do it electronically...

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

Postby thatkid » Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:03 am

daydreamer wrote:
Take Two wrote:I had some reason for asking that but I must confess that I havent the foggiest idea what it was now haha :D


Do you guys know if we have to send the scholarship application by snail mail? It doesn't look like there is a way to do it electronically...


It says at the bottom of the form that you can send, email, or fax it. I assume you have to print/scan if you want to email the form.

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

Postby daydreamer » Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:05 am

thatkid wrote:
daydreamer wrote:
Take Two wrote:I had some reason for asking that but I must confess that I havent the foggiest idea what it was now haha :D


Do you guys know if we have to send the scholarship application by snail mail? It doesn't look like there is a way to do it electronically...


It says at the bottom of the form that you can send, email, or fax it. I assume you have to print/scan if you want to email the form.


Opps haha, yeah it's right there in front of me! Thanks tk.

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

Postby MissElphaba » Sat Dec 03, 2011 4:24 pm

For those of you who have gotten your scholarship emails, when were you accepted?

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

Postby thatkid » Sat Dec 03, 2011 4:28 pm

MissElphaba wrote:For those of you who have gotten your scholarship emails, when were you accepted?


I was accepted 10/23, and my scholarship email came yesterday evening.

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

Postby Take Two » Sat Dec 03, 2011 4:36 pm

Also yesterday evening, accepted 11/14

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

Postby addy11 » Sat Dec 03, 2011 4:49 pm

Take Two wrote:Also yesterday evening, accepted 11/14


Phew! Good to know. Thanks for sharing!

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

Postby poe » Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:15 pm

Just got an email saying I'm on the Priority Reserve List (which I'm guessing is basically the waitlist?).

173/3.8+ URM

Maybe I should have written the optional essay. :|

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

Postby amc987 » Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:20 pm

poe wrote:Just got an email saying I'm on the Priority Reserve List (which I'm guessing is basically the waitlist?).

173/3.8+ URM

Maybe I should have written the optional essay. :|


Bummer. Well, on the bright side, you should be in for a great cycle with those numbers! And like other posters have said, lots of the priority reserve candidates end up getting in with LOCIs. So don't fret too much. Good luck!

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

Postby thatkid » Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:27 pm

amc987 wrote:
poe wrote:Just got an email saying I'm on the Priority Reserve List (which I'm guessing is basically the waitlist?).

173/3.8+ URM

Maybe I should have written the optional essay. :|


Bummer. Well, on the bright side, you should be in for a great cycle with those numbers! And like other posters have said, lots of the priority reserve candidates end up getting in with LOCIs. So don't fret too much. Good luck!


+1 - I'd be willing to bet that a well-written LOCI will get you in for sure.

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

Postby vincanity1 » Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:40 pm

poe wrote:Just got an email saying I'm on the Priority Reserve List (which I'm guessing is basically the waitlist?).

173/3.8+ URM

Maybe I should have written the optional essay. :|


What type of URM?




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