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

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

Postby helix23 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:08 pm

I guess we'll know come September 5th

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

Postby masked kavana » Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:14 pm

Just received a fee waiver and expedited early decision email.

Is this priority track?

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

Postby guinness1547 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:28 pm

masked kavana wrote:Just received a fee waiver and expedited early decision email.

Is this priority track?

Got the same email, and no I don't think it's the same. Early decision is binding, and from what I've heard, priority track isn't. I will be applying though(probably not ED).

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

Postby Eichörnchen » Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:32 pm

Hey guys. I just got a fee waiver and "accelerated early decision". PT? They say "we guarantee a decision within ten days" and that I could choose binding instead if I wish. I assume so, but I'm paranoid. :P

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

Postby helix23 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:58 pm

My PT email explicitly said "Priority Track" in the subject line and within the body.

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

Postby Eichörnchen » Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:18 pm

Hmm the body of mine says "Based on the info from LSAC about your strong academic record, I invite you apply...your fee will be waived automatically when you complete the app. Accelerated Early Decision Option: If Duke is your first choice, you may wish to apply through Binding Early Decision [info about how choosing binding shows stronger interest etc etc]...because of the info we have about your record, if you choose to apply through Accelerated Early Decision we guarantee a response within ten days."

So...not PT? So confused.

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

Postby helix23 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:24 pm

Sounds like they have a multiplicity of outreach techniques, including:

1) PT / fee waiver

2) RD / fee waiver. This sounds like what yours is. They are offering you a fee waiver for regular decision, but also throwing in that ED info with the expedited review to tantalize you.

*Disclaimer: I am a 0L and I don't work for Duke. Anything I say might be wrong and is solely my opinion. (AKA don't get mad at me if this is wrong)

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

Postby guinness1547 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:26 pm

Fairly certain it's not PT or else it would specifically say. It's just an email with a fee waiver and some info on ED. If you're still unsure though you could always email them.

Like I said earlier, I just got the same email and that's how I've interpreted it.

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

Postby Eichörnchen » Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:30 pm

Yea my confusion is that they talk about "accelerated early decision" and then go on to talk about a "binding early decision" option which shows stronger interest. That plus the fact that I didn't think Duke did unsolicited waivers without it being PT, plus the PT emails going out now too. Soo confusing. But I'm still working and haven't been able to dig too far into it. In any case they would do well to be more clear!

Way to get my hopes waaaay up Duke.

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

Postby helix23 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:39 pm

Eichörnchen wrote:Yea my confusion is that they talk about "accelerated early decision" and then go on to talk about a "binding early decision" option which shows stronger interest. That plus the fact that I didn't think Duke did unsolicited waivers without it being PT, plus the PT emails going out now too. Soo confusing. But I'm still working and haven't been able to dig too far into it. In any case they would do well to be more clear!

Way to get my hopes waaaay up Duke.


PT or not, you still got the waiver. At the end of the day that's 70 bucks in your pocket, expedited review or not.

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

Postby RSterling » Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:44 pm

How long do these batches seem to run? Can we expect more in the next couple of weeks? I'm really hoping for at least a fee waiver from duke, but I haven't heard anything.

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

Postby Eichörnchen » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:32 pm

helix23 wrote:
Eichörnchen wrote:Yea my confusion is that they talk about "accelerated early decision" and then go on to talk about a "binding early decision" option which shows stronger interest. That plus the fact that I didn't think Duke did unsolicited waivers without it being PT, plus the PT emails going out now too. Soo confusing. But I'm still working and haven't been able to dig too far into it. In any case they would do well to be more clear!

Way to get my hopes waaaay up Duke.


PT or not, you still got the waiver. At the end of the day that's 70 bucks in your pocket, expedited review or not.

True, although I'd rather pay the $70 and get the expedited review! :P I was so excited too. Lame. I'm at or above 75th percentile on both LSAT and GPA, so I didn't think it would be too crazy for me to get PT. Duke why do you have to tease me like this?

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

Postby franklyscarlet » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:37 pm

Eichörnchen wrote:
helix23 wrote:
Eichörnchen wrote:Yea my confusion is that they talk about "accelerated early decision" and then go on to talk about a "binding early decision" option which shows stronger interest. That plus the fact that I didn't think Duke did unsolicited waivers without it being PT, plus the PT emails going out now too. Soo confusing. But I'm still working and haven't been able to dig too far into it. In any case they would do well to be more clear!

Way to get my hopes waaaay up Duke.


PT or not, you still got the waiver. At the end of the day that's 70 bucks in your pocket, expedited review or not.

True, although I'd rather pay the $70 and get the expedited review! :P I was so excited too. Lame. I'm at or above 75th percentile on both LSAT and GPA, so I didn't think it would be too crazy for me to get PT. Duke why do you have to tease me like this?


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

Postby Eichörnchen » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:47 pm

franklyscarlet wrote:
It's Eich!!!
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OK thread, back to everyone being confused about Duke's PT and various email techniques.

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

Postby spyke123 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:59 pm

I just got a fee waiver/Ed email too (reverse splitter) and I think it's pretty clear that it's different from the priority track offer..

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

Postby spyke123 » Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:25 pm

oh and i just noticed that the accelerated ED option comes with a 15k scholly if youre accepted.. interesting.. might ED if my lsat doesnt improve in oct..

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

Postby Lavitz » Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:27 pm

Got the same waiver/ED e-mail. It's definitely not PT, although they had me fooled for a good 3 seconds.

I'm not applying ED, so I guess I'll just appreciate the fee waiver for what it is and continue with my plan to apply RD in September with the "Why Duke" essay I already have written.

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

Postby Yardbird » Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:41 am

Duke's application is open. Best of luck everyone!

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

Postby helix23 » Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:48 pm

Wish the LSAC application made it clear we were applying PT or not. There doesn't seem to be anywhere we select it.

I'm assuming we select Regular Decision and Duke will recognize our LSAC number?

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

Postby Lavitz » Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:12 pm

helix23 wrote:Wish the LSAC application made it clear we were applying PT or not. There doesn't seem to be anywhere we select it.

I'm assuming we select Regular Decision and Duke will recognize our LSAC number?


I didn't get selected for PT, but I'm assuming the e-mail contained a link to the page where you sign up for it. I think this is it: http://law.duke.edu/prioritytrack/ . If you already did that, then yeah, I guess they would just recognize your LSAC number. Though it says you'll receive additional information after you sign up, so I imagine they would also e-mail you to explain if you needed to do anything else.

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

Postby WhiteyCakes » Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:13 pm

Priority track here! Find out soon!

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

Postby outlookingin » Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:55 pm

Hmmm I got an email that I don't understand--"Accelerated Early Decision." It says its binding and I get an answer back in 10 days. Is this Priority Track?? For some reason I didn't think it was binding. So maybe this is not PT.

Gonna wait to apply with all the rest of my schools.




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