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

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

Postby WhiteyCakes » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:04 pm

BigZuck wrote:
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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.


Yeah my wife went back to work this year, so our salaries are nowhere near what they were last year :(

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

Postby AllDangle » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:09 pm

BigZuck wrote:
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.

I went off an estimated 1040 form. I have one of my W-2's but am waiting on the other before I update.

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

Postby Eichörnchen » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:39 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!

+1000. I was going to email Duke today to see how they consider estimated numbers instead since my father won't be getting his info until the last day of Jan. I'm on the fence about dropping in the fact that I am VERY interested in attending but a big scholarship at a peer is a major consideration. I don't wanna be too pushy. :|

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

Postby AllDangle » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:42 pm

Eichörnchen wrote:
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!

+1000. I was going to email Duke today to see how they consider estimated numbers instead since my father won't be getting his info until the last day of Jan. I'm on the fence about dropping in the fact that I am VERY interested in attending but a big scholarship at a peer is a major consideration. I don't wanna be too pushy. :|

I don't think they would look down on estimated numbers since you are required to go back and update it once you have your W-2. I used estimated numbers and will simply update once I have my W-2's in hand.

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

Postby curious66 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:09 pm

AllDangle wrote:
Eichörnchen wrote:
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!

+1000. I was going to email Duke today to see how they consider estimated numbers instead since my father won't be getting his info until the last day of Jan. I'm on the fence about dropping in the fact that I am VERY interested in attending but a big scholarship at a peer is a major consideration. I don't wanna be too pushy. :|

I don't think they would look down on estimated numbers since you are required to go back and update it once you have your W-2. I used estimated numbers and will simply update once I have my W-2's in hand.


When I called them last week, they said estimated was ok. For need based they would go off the previous years W-2 anyway.

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

Postby az21833 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:23 pm

forgive me for my ignorance, but is there harm in waiting for your w-2 and your parents w-2s at the end of the month, then filling out all the finaid stuff and submitting at once? does that miss some deadlines?

also has duke been known to go over the 10 day suggested timeline for pt applications or should i call them if i dont hear?

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

Postby curious66 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:27 pm

az21833 wrote:forgive me for my ignorance, but is there harm in waiting for your w-2 and your parents w-2s at the end of the month, then filling out all the finaid stuff and submitting at once? does that miss some deadlines?

also has duke been known to go over the 10 day suggested timeline for pt applications or should i call them if i dont hear?


On PT.. I have not heard of them going over the 10 day timeline. However, they did say that many times the emails come way into the night/odd hours.. so, just hang in there. I got my acceptance exactly on the 10th day afternoon.

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

Postby Mr. Elshal » Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:33 pm

az21833 wrote:forgive me for my ignorance, but is there harm in waiting for your w-2 and your parents w-2s at the end of the month, then filling out all the finaid stuff and submitting at once? does that miss some deadlines?

also has duke been known to go over the 10 day suggested timeline for pt applications or should i call them if i dont hear?


They usually don't go over (but they have been known to call at 11:59pm on the 10th day)

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

Postby Eichörnchen » Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:45 pm

az21833 wrote:forgive me for my ignorance, but is there harm in waiting for your w-2 and your parents w-2s at the end of the month, then filling out all the finaid stuff and submitting at once? does that miss some deadlines?

also has duke been known to go over the 10 day suggested timeline for pt applications or should i call them if i dont hear?

That's kind of what I wanted to find out actually. Since nobody really gets need anyways I am just interested to see if they will offer any merit money. I don't want to enter consideration for that after they've already given out a bunch.

(AllDangle, Curious - thank you for that info! :) )

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

Postby AllDangle » Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:59 pm

Eichörnchen wrote:
az21833 wrote:forgive me for my ignorance, but is there harm in waiting for your w-2 and your parents w-2s at the end of the month, then filling out all the finaid stuff and submitting at once? does that miss some deadlines?

also has duke been known to go over the 10 day suggested timeline for pt applications or should i call them if i dont hear?

That's kind of what I wanted to find out actually. Since nobody really gets need anyways I am just interested to see if they will offer any merit money. I don't want to enter consideration for that after they've already given out a bunch.

(AllDangle, Curious - thank you for that info! :) )

The only deadline I have seen is that you need to have your FAFSA submitted by March 15th, which is Duke's priority deadline (info on what that means here http://law.duke.edu/admis/financial/faqs). Also, it says they review that scholarship applications on a rolling basis so applying early seems like it would be advantageous. I sent my info in with estimated numbers so I could get it in early then amend later as necessary.

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

Postby az21833 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:02 pm

thank you all this has been extremely helpful. hopefully i get back to everybody with good news later today :)

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

Postby Eichörnchen » Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:04 pm

AllDangle wrote:
Eichörnchen wrote:
az21833 wrote:forgive me for my ignorance, but is there harm in waiting for your w-2 and your parents w-2s at the end of the month, then filling out all the finaid stuff and submitting at once? does that miss some deadlines?

also has duke been known to go over the 10 day suggested timeline for pt applications or should i call them if i dont hear?

That's kind of what I wanted to find out actually. Since nobody really gets need anyways I am just interested to see if they will offer any merit money. I don't want to enter consideration for that after they've already given out a bunch.

(AllDangle, Curious - thank you for that info! :) )

The only deadline I have seen is that you need to have your FAFSA submitted by March 15th, which is Duke's priority deadline (info on what that means here http://law.duke.edu/admis/financial/faqs). Also, it says they review that scholarship applications on a rolling basis so applying early seems like it would be advantageous. I sent my info in with estimated numbers so I could get it in early then amend later as necessary.

This is exactly what I thought too. I just wanted to make sure that we went under consideration right away and not when we amend our estimates. I couldn't find a clear answer to that. Thanks! I wish we didn't have to include parental info - it really is bogging down the process for me to call and remind my parents that I am doing all this.

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

Postby az21833 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:51 pm

nerve wrecking

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

Postby masked kavana » Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:53 pm

Been under review since 10/22 with no updates... Getting anxious now

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

Postby HawkeyeGirl » Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:56 pm

az21833 wrote:nerve wrecking


On my 10th day of PT, my status changed around 3PM CST and I got the email at 4:41PM CST.

And a partidge in a pear tree..

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

Postby 02889 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:19 pm

Hi all. I just withdrew my app. Hopefully that helps someone else get in! Good luck everyone.

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

Postby az21833 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:29 pm

well that was painful but i can finally post that i am in at Duke at the eleventh hour (figuratively) :)

for everybody else's benefit: 171, 4.0. PT - 1/3, 1/4, 1/4, 1/14.

email telling me i'm not officially admitted until i fill out their finaid form, for those previously admitted - when can i expect that to come and is it an email? And do they send in admit package immediately or wait for you to be "officially accepted"? weird distinction to make IMO.

love duke, 2 hours from my parents in greenville SC. would absolutely go just need some money to make it affordable for me

thanks for everybodys support!

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

Postby HawkeyeGirl » Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:09 pm

az21833 wrote:well that was painful but i can finally post that i am in at Duke at the eleventh hour (figuratively) :)

for everybody else's benefit: 171, 4.0. PT - 1/3, 1/4, 1/4, 1/14.

email telling me i'm not officially admitted until i fill out their finaid form, for those previously admitted - when can i expect that to come and is it an email? And do they send in admit package immediately or wait for you to be "officially accepted"? weird distinction to make IMO.

love duke, 2 hours from my parents in greenville SC. would absolutely go just need some money to make it affordable for me

thanks for everybodys support!


Congrats AZ!!!

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

Postby curious66 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:17 pm

az21833 wrote:well that was painful but i can finally post that i am in at Duke at the eleventh hour (figuratively) :)

for everybody else's benefit: 171, 4.0. PT - 1/3, 1/4, 1/4, 1/14.

email telling me i'm not officially admitted until i fill out their finaid form, for those previously admitted - when can i expect that to come and is it an email? And do they send in admit package immediately or wait for you to be "officially accepted"? weird distinction to make IMO.

love duke, 2 hours from my parents in greenville SC. would absolutely go just need some money to make it affordable for me

thanks for everybodys support!


My admit package came about 10 days later -- it was full of great Duke Law stuff :). The financial aid / scholarship stuff is already out on the website so, go fill it out.

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

Postby Teflon_Don » Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:26 pm

Still sitting at UR 11/28.

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

Postby sinfiery » Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:27 pm

az21833 wrote:well that was painful but i can finally post that i am in at Duke at the eleventh hour (figuratively) :)

for everybody else's benefit: 171, 4.0. PT - 1/3, 1/4, 1/4, 1/14.

email telling me i'm not officially admitted until i fill out their finaid form, for those previously admitted - when can i expect that to come and is it an email? And do they send in admit package immediately or wait for you to be "officially accepted"? weird distinction to make IMO.

love duke, 2 hours from my parents in greenville SC. would absolutely go just need some money to make it affordable for me

thanks for everybodys support!

Gratz man!

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

Postby stone_fox » Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:55 pm

Submitted 11/14 and stuck at UR 12/10. Any thoughts on whether it is too late for me to submit a Why Duke?

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

Postby CMC88 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:14 pm

stone_fox wrote:Submitted 11/14 and stuck at UR 12/10. Any thoughts on whether it is too late for me to submit a Why Duke?


I'm in the same boat.

As for the Why Duke? I would go ahead and send one. I did for Penn after reading that they are known for their YP--Duke strikes me as being the same.

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

Postby nigerian22 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:06 pm

During my own cycle I didn't adequately appreciate the significance of this --

if you're an super-above median or at all below median candidate, then definitely write a "Why _______" or address it prominently and persuasively in the PS. This applies to HYS because they have the pick of the litter to choose from & for the others (even ones outside T14 but within T30) because of (i - if you're too numerically good for them) insecurity/YP problems or (ii - if you're not good enough) why it will at least be a good investment for them. Especially if the latter, then APPLY EARLY, meaning pre-Thanksgiving! Every year it happens that borderline/below median candidates who apply early & are qualitatively v strong get in around May/June simply because the school is so eager to take them that it balances them with 3-4 numerical superstars so that their stats stay high.

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

Postby stone_fox » Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:43 pm

Thanks for the replies! I'll send it out tonight




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