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

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

Postby bobr » Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:58 pm

JedBartlett wrote:Thanks guys. I'll stop checking my email every two seconds and start catching up on school work :).


Jed, I am in the same boat as you. Went complete on the 24th and now just waiting anxiously. Best of luck!

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

Postby trojandave » Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:27 pm

I'm with you guys but went complete on the 25th, so I guess I probably won't hear till Friday. Did anyone get in yet without writing a Why Duke essay?

bobr wrote:
JedBartlett wrote:Thanks guys. I'll stop checking my email every two seconds and start catching up on school work :).


Jed, I am in the same boat as you. Went complete on the 24th and now just waiting anxiously. Best of luck!

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

Postby kcam1991 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:39 pm

trojandave wrote:I'm with you guys but went complete on the 25th, so I guess I probably won't hear till Friday. Did anyone get in yet without writing a Why Duke essay?

bobr wrote:
JedBartlett wrote:Thanks guys. I'll stop checking my email every two seconds and start catching up on school work :).


Jed, I am in the same boat as you. Went complete on the 24th and now just waiting anxiously. Best of luck!


I didn't write one

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

Postby lsacqueen » Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:21 am

Checking in. Applied via PT and app went complete 10/2. BOL to everyone!

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

Postby SaintsTheMetal » Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:31 pm

Tagging, RD went Under Review on the 28th as well

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

Postby metman89 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:10 pm

Any other Accelerated ED Admits get any info about the 15K Early Decision Grant? Is this one time or renewable?

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

Postby JedBartlett » Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:27 pm

bobr wrote:
JedBartlett wrote:Thanks guys. I'll stop checking my email every two seconds and start catching up on school work :).


Jed, I am in the same boat as you. Went complete on the 24th and now just waiting anxiously. Best of luck!


You guys get anything yet? Still waiting :O.

Edit: "Decision made. Watch for email!"

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

Postby JedBartlett » Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:24 pm

I'm in! :) Good luck to everyone else who is still waiting, too.

Quick question. My email says that although I am in, they will not send me my official acceptance letter yet because "You will be officially admitted to Duke Law School when you complete the next step of our admission process – applying for financial aid and scholarship assistance. In early December, the Financial Aid Office will send you the scholarship application form and instructions via email. Since you may qualify for a Duke Law scholarship, I encourage you to apply. If you apply, you will receive your official admission letter and a decision on your scholarship application soon after the Committee completes the scholarship review."

They give me an option of NOT applying for scholarship assistance and just going ahead and being formally admitted now.

What does this mean? Is it for financial aid or for merit aid? And will I still get a letter by postage, or not until/if I apply for scholarship aid in December?

Thanks guys,

Jed

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

Postby Yukos » Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:30 pm

Sounds like they're trying to filter out people who are just applying PT to get an easy acceptance out of the way but don't have much interest in actually attending.

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

Postby bobr » Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:13 pm

In too! And Jed, was wondering the same thing.

Excited. Good luck to the rest of you still waiting to apply.

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

Postby Lavitz » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:30 pm

Does anyone know if Duke--or any other school--typically calls the workplace you list on your resume?

At work today I noticed "Duke University" pop up on the main line, but I couldn't answer for various reasons and apparently none of the customer service people who are actually responsible for answering that line bothered to pick up. We do have customers from all across the country call us, and I've seen Columbia show up a few times (before I applied), but I think it was too much of a coincidence that the first time I've ever seen Duke University calling us would be right when my app is under review. And I'm pretty sure that's the only number they would find if they tried to google us.

Would be funny if my app gets delayed because nobody picks up the phone around here.

ETA: RD, non-PT

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

Postby WhiteyCakes » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:38 pm

Lavitz wrote:Does anyone know if Duke--or any other school--typically calls the workplace you list on your resume?

At work today I noticed "Duke University" pop up on the main line, but I couldn't answer for various reasons and apparently none of the customer service people who are actually responsible for answering that line bothered to pick up. We do have customers from all across the country call us, and I've seen Columbia show up a few times (before I applied), but I think it was too much of a coincidence that the first time I've ever seen Duke University calling us would be right when my app is under review. And I'm pretty sure that's the only number they would find if they tried to google us.

Would be funny if my app gets delayed because nobody picks up the phone around here.

ETA: RD, non-PT


Given the large amount of applicants they (and all T-14s) receive, I would be completely amazed if they followed-up with anything on your app like that. It does make you think though...what if it was????

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

Postby WhiteyCakes » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:40 pm

JedBartlett wrote:I'm in! :) Good luck to everyone else who is still waiting, too.

Quick question. My email says that although I am in, they will not send me my official acceptance letter yet because "You will be officially admitted to Duke Law School when you complete the next step of our admission process – applying for financial aid and scholarship assistance. In early December, the Financial Aid Office will send you the scholarship application form and instructions via email. Since you may qualify for a Duke Law scholarship, I encourage you to apply. If you apply, you will receive your official admission letter and a decision on your scholarship application soon after the Committee completes the scholarship review."

They give me an option of NOT applying for scholarship assistance and just going ahead and being formally admitted now.

What does this mean? Is it for financial aid or for merit aid? And will I still get a letter by postage, or not until/if I apply for scholarship aid in December?

Thanks guys,

Jed


Their aid is partly need and partly merit. They'll send you a formal acceptance package in 1-2 weeks with more info on the law school, some stuff on aid, and a more detailed acceptance letter. Congrats!

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

Postby Lavitz » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:49 pm

WhiteyCakes wrote:Given the large amount of applicants they (and all T-14s) receive, I would be completely amazed if they followed-up with anything on your app like that. It does make you think though...what if it was????


Yeah, I know it's unlikely but I can't help but wonder...

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

Postby rakeshow » Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:37 am

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

Postby JohnMarshall17 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:09 pm

I'm still waiting on my recs to arrive to LSAC... I feel like I'm applying really late for someone on PT (or just for this application cycle in general).

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

Postby Yukos » Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:24 pm

JohnMarshall17 wrote:I'm still waiting on my recs to arrive to LSAC... I feel like I'm applying really late for someone on PT (or just for this application cycle in general).


My app has been received but incomplete for three weeks due to waiting for a dean's letter, so you're not the only late PT ;)

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

Postby Br3v » Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:24 pm

JohnMarshall17 wrote:I'm still waiting on my recs to arrive to LSAC... I feel like I'm applying really late for someone on PT (or just for this application cycle in general).


It's October

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

Postby haveahat » Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:27 pm

Applied yesterday, complete this morning! 10-day clock starts tomorrow, I guess!

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

Postby lsatprepguy » Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:42 pm

I'm within my last couple days of my ten day PT period. Getting anxious :lol:

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

Postby pandamonium13 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:25 pm

Just got in!!! There were literally 35 minutes left in my 10-day PT period :)

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

Postby deffoe » Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:22 am

PT, WL'd . Not even priority reserve WL'd. Any guesses or similar fates? I was under the impression that WL is not a common decision for a PT applicant.

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

Postby JedBartlett » Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:34 am

pandamonium13 wrote:Just got in!!! There were literally 35 minutes left in my 10-day PT period :)


Congrats my man

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

Postby pandamonium13 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:03 am

JedBartlett wrote:
pandamonium13 wrote:Just got in!!! There were literally 35 minutes left in my 10-day PT period :)


Congrats my man


Why thank you.




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