Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby jbagelboy » Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:32 am

BigZuck wrote:
jbagelboy wrote:Checking in, just received the priority track/fee waiver email this morning and submitted today. It's 10 days flat, right, not 10 business days? and how long between submission and "complete"?

I think the email said for scholarship info I'd have to wait longer. Anyone know how much longer that is from their experience? I'm definitely not interested in Duke at sticker.

Thanks!


You don't sound very interested in Duke at all actually.

Should be 10 calendar days. Couple days before complete. I'd say you should have your decision in 2 weeks or so. We are all waiting on scholarship info at this point. Hopefully January or February for those who applied early. FAFSA and Need Access, etc.


Thanks for the info! I'll expect 2 weeks-ish.

It's not a lack of interest in Duke, it's a lack of certainty in general and a rational uneasiness at the excessive cost of a legal education, however prestigious. I apologize if I seemed overly blunt.

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Rory19 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:58 am

I apologize for not following this forum more closely but is the PT slowing the timeframe for RD candidates?

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby jym_dawg » Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:34 am

Rory19 wrote:I apologize for not following this forum more closely but is the PT slowing the timeframe for RD candidates?


Iirc there's been one nonPT rd decision reported so far in this thread, so I think we can safely say the answer is yes

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Cicero76 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:50 am

My status checker had its second UR update yesterday after first going UR 12/17. Whatever that means.

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Eichörnchen » Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:36 am

jym_dawg wrote:
Rory19 wrote:I apologize for not following this forum more closely but is the PT slowing the timeframe for RD candidates?


Iirc there's been one nonPT rd decision reported so far in this thread, so I think we can safely say the answer is yes

Wait...was I really the only Non-PT, RDer to get in so far? :shock: Jeez.

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby jym_dawg » Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:47 am

Eichörnchen wrote:
jym_dawg wrote:
Rory19 wrote:I apologize for not following this forum more closely but is the PT slowing the timeframe for RD candidates?


Iirc there's been one nonPT rd decision reported so far in this thread, so I think we can safely say the answer is yes

Wait...was I really the only Non-PT, RDer to get in so far? :shock: Jeez.


Ahh... I was thinking of someone else, not you. Cheerios also got in non PT RD back on page 43.

Sorry to burst your special snowflake bubble, eich. :)

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby curious66 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:14 pm

nigerian22 wrote:I have spent some time interacting with Duke admissions officers. It is all retail. Duke does YP, so you need to give them the impression that you really want to come. Those of you who have been PR'd with 75th percentile/+ stats (one or both) just write a persuasive statement ("Why I wish to be a Duke Lawyer") and you will probably get great news soon ;)

Unless you're a superstar with 178/3.99/PhD/Rhodes/URM/Military (in which case they will actively woo you!), you are better off genuinely telling Duke why you will seriously attend.

Duke's employment numbers are no joke -- they are very high and so are the clerkship numbers. Their dean is a former federal judge of distinguished ability. I know several people who turned down CCN and one even H to attend Duke.


Here's the other fabulous thing about Duke: small class size!

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Eichörnchen » Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:55 pm

jym_dawg wrote:
Eichörnchen wrote:
jym_dawg wrote:
Rory19 wrote:I apologize for not following this forum more closely but is the PT slowing the timeframe for RD candidates?


Iirc there's been one nonPT rd decision reported so far in this thread, so I think we can safely say the answer is yes

Wait...was I really the only Non-PT, RDer to get in so far? :shock: Jeez.


Ahh... I was thinking of someone else, not you. Cheerios also got in non PT RD back on page 43.

Sorry to burst your special snowflake bubble, eich. :)

Haha no worries; I am just surprised it's only been a few. I feel kinda dumb for agonizing to my mom that they must hate me the day before I got in. :lol: So, take hope waiters - it will happen!

I'm excited to visit (again) but sad I can't make it to the ASW ( or any ASWs for that matter). But some warm weather in Feb will do much to draw me in.

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby az21833 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:40 pm

well, tomorrow will be the 9th day...save to say i didnt blow away the adcom at least

for those that were invited to mordecai interview, when did those come relative to your admissions and through what medium?

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Nala7892 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:43 pm

Just got an acceptance email from Duke three minutes ago. Weird on a Sunday but happy nonetheless!

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby curious66 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:45 pm

Nala7892 wrote:Just got an acceptance email from Duke three minutes ago. Weird on a Sunday but happy nonetheless!


CONGRATS!

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby steakandchicken » Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:47 pm

Nala7892 wrote:Just got an acceptance email from Duke three minutes ago. Weird on a Sunday but happy nonetheless!


Awesome, congrats! This news ended my happy break from status checking and worrying about hearing back. Good to know I should move into a 24/7 state of anxiety. ;-)

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Nala7892 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:51 pm

steakandchicken wrote:
Nala7892 wrote:Just got an acceptance email from Duke three minutes ago. Weird on a Sunday but happy nonetheless!


Awesome, congrats! This news ended my happy break from status checking and worrying about hearing back. Good to know I should move into a 24/7 state of anxiety. ;-)


haha thanks and seriously! sunday afternoon? i thought i was free on sundays but i thought wrong

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby jym_dawg » Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:19 pm

Congrats nala! When did you submit?

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Nala7892 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:27 pm

jym_dawg wrote:Congrats nala! When did you submit?


I submitted 11/3! Thanks!

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby nigerian22 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:59 pm

Congratulations Nala!!!

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby az21833 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:38 pm

amazing news Nala, sincerest of congratulations! apparently even the Sabboth isn't off limits for these animals lol. PR coming tomorrow for me. did your status checker change and was there any info on $?

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby BigZuck » Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:09 pm

az21833 wrote:amazing news Nala, sincerest of congratulations! apparently even the Sabboth isn't off limits for these animals lol. PR coming tomorrow for me. did your status checker change and was there any info on $?


Honestly not trying to be a jerk but do you actually read any of the threads you post in? And I'm not talking about the whole thing, just like a page or two. You ask a ton of questions that are like common knowledge for anyone who participates here.

To answer your question: not a single person has heard about money. You fill out need access and Fafsa first and they aren't reviewing that stuff until this month at the earliest.

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby az21833 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:00 am

i've read the past 20 pages or so but not all 50 I apologize. I know grant money is not coming until February or so but I thought someone mentioned that Mordecai invites are already being given out?

also has anybody else here gone complete pt in the neighborhood of 1/4 and have you heard anything?

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby WhiteyCakes » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:04 am

az21833 wrote:i've read the past 20 pages or so but not all 50 I apologize. I know grant money is not coming until February or so but I thought someone mentioned that Mordecai invites are already being given out?

also has anybody else here gone complete pt in the neighborhood of 1/4 and have you heard anything?


To my knowledge, Mordecai invites have gone out and there will be no more invitations. All other scholarship requests must go through the financial aid process that is sent to admitted applicants. Duke combines Merit + Need, so unless you want not to be considered for need-based aid, you have to complete FAFSA, Need Access, etc. to even be considered for merit money.

ETA: This is all on the Duke Law website. Do some research!

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby az21833 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:11 am

WhiteyCakes wrote:
az21833 wrote:i've read the past 20 pages or so but not all 50 I apologize. I know grant money is not coming until February or so but I thought someone mentioned that Mordecai invites are already being given out?

also has anybody else here gone complete pt in the neighborhood of 1/4 and have you heard anything?


To my knowledge, Mordecai invites have gone out and there will be no more invitations. All other scholarship requests must go through the financial aid process that is sent to admitted applicants. Duke combines Merit + Need, so unless you want not to be considered for need-based aid, you have to complete FAFSA, Need Access, etc. to even be considered for merit money.

ETA: This is all on the Duke Law website. Do some research!


Got it - thank you. Whitney - where were you able to find that all mordecai invites go out prior to Jan? And for those that were invited, how were you informed and how long after admission? Thank you everybody!

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby WhiteyCakes » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:16 am

az21833 wrote:
WhiteyCakes wrote:
az21833 wrote:i've read the past 20 pages or so but not all 50 I apologize. I know grant money is not coming until February or so but I thought someone mentioned that Mordecai invites are already being given out?

also has anybody else here gone complete pt in the neighborhood of 1/4 and have you heard anything?


To my knowledge, Mordecai invites have gone out and there will be no more invitations. All other scholarship requests must go through the financial aid process that is sent to admitted applicants. Duke combines Merit + Need, so unless you want not to be considered for need-based aid, you have to complete FAFSA, Need Access, etc. to even be considered for merit money.

ETA: This is all on the Duke Law website. Do some research!


Got it - thank you. Whitney - where were you able to find that all mordecai invites go out prior to Jan? And for those that were invited, how were you informed and how long after admission? Thank you everybody!


Conversations with finaid people at Duke.

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby AllDangle » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:21 am

I submitted all of my finaid materials (FAFSA, Need Access, and Duke app.) yesterday, I'll let you know if I hear anything since they say they review it all on a rolling basis.

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby WhiteyCakes » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:26 am

AllDangle wrote:I submitted all of my finaid materials (FAFSA, Need Access, and Duke app.) yesterday, I'll let you know if I hear anything since they say they review it all on a rolling basis.


ugh I wish I could submit! W-2s need to get here now!

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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby BigZuck » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:02 pm

WhiteyCakes wrote:
AllDangle wrote:I submitted all of my finaid materials (FAFSA, Need Access, and Duke app.) yesterday, I'll let you know if I hear anything since they say they review it all on a rolling basis.


ugh I wish I could submit! W-2s need to get here now!


You could put in estimated info then update later, especially if salary looks the same as last year. Might be too complicated with the wife and kids factoring into the equation however, I don't know.




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