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

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

Postby Eichörnchen » Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:45 pm

venus wrote:
Eichörnchen wrote:
canarykb wrote:Got my acceptance via email today!!! Priority Track and it took 9 days.

Congrats! I wasn't chosen for PT ( :cry: ) but am now "under review". God knows how long until I know!


I've been UR for more than 20 days now. :roll:

Oh yay. Well hopefully it won't be horribly, horribly long because I'm pretty anxious to hear from Duke. I'm already paranoid about not being picked for PT. :P

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

Postby Crowing » Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:01 pm

Eichörnchen wrote:
venus wrote:
Eichörnchen wrote:
canarykb wrote:Got my acceptance via email today!!! Priority Track and it took 9 days.

Congrats! I wasn't chosen for PT ( :cry: ) but am now "under review". God knows how long until I know!


I've been UR for more than 20 days now. :roll:

Oh yay. Well hopefully it won't be horribly, horribly long because I'm pretty anxious to hear from Duke. I'm already paranoid about not being picked for PT. :P


1 month+ for me. I don't think there have been any non-PT admits yet.

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

Postby venus » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:42 am

Crowing wrote:1 month+ for me. I don't think there have been any non-PT admits yet.


I don't think so either. They will probably start admitting non-PT really soon though. Not sure exactly when they did last year but I think around the beginning of November.

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

Postby Mdenis1 » Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:34 am

venus wrote:
Crowing wrote:1 month+ for me. I don't think there have been any non-PT admits yet.


I don't think so either. They will probably start admitting non-PT really soon though. Not sure exactly when they did last year but I think around the beginning of November.


Same here, I have been UR for 5 weeks

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

Postby JohnMarshall17 » Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:05 pm

Priority Reserve. Didn't write a Why Duke. Didn't modify my personal statement so that it fit Duke's prompt. I'd say an acceptance would have been surprising given my lack of effort in tailoring my app for Duke. Best of luck to everyone else!!

Also, if anyone is serious about going to Duke, write a Why Duke. It not only gives you more space to advertise yourself, it also reassures Duke that you are serious about attending if you are admitted. For those who don't know, a school is hurt (rankings wise) every time they admit someone who ultimately doesn't attend.

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

Postby Gisney » Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:41 pm

Submitted tonight with PT.

I got my fee waiver and PT letter a little over a month ago but waited till my Oct retake was in to apply!

Guess I will hear soon :)

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

Postby CourtneyJoann » Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:17 am

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

Postby CourtneyJoann » Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:19 am

JohnMarshall17 wrote:Priority Reserve. Didn't write a Why Duke. Didn't modify my personal statement so that it fit Duke's prompt. I'd say an acceptance would have been surprising given my lack of effort in tailoring my app for Duke. Best of luck to everyone else!!

Also, if anyone is serious about going to Duke, write a Why Duke. It not only gives you more space to advertise yourself, it also reassures Duke that you are serious about attending if you are admitted. For those who don't know, a school is hurt (rankings wise) every time they admit someone who ultimately doesn't attend.



Dang it. Wish I would have read this sending in my PT app tonight. I just hate doing why letters for any law school. I think it feels so disingenuous when taken in consideration with the rest of my application package. Hopefully it'll still be okay. Guess I'll find out in 2 weeks!

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

Postby Gisney » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:51 pm

Went complete today! The ten day countdown begins :)

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

Postby WinterIsHere » Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:52 pm

Received a priority track acceptance yesterday. 168, 4.01

Took 9 business days from the email saying application was complete. Took about 3 hours for me to get the email after I saw "decision made" on the status checker, email came around 9 pm. I did submit a Why Duke essay too.

These threads have really helped me through the waiting process. Figured I should give back a little too.
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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby clouded.memory » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:39 pm

Just got my acceptance letter, as well. I received a decision 9 days after going complete. PT application. No Why Duke, but did submit a DS.

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

Postby suitup » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:53 pm

Accepted today as well, PT, wrote a Why Duke

Good luck to everyone still waiting!

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

Postby venus » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:57 pm

Congrats to all new admits! I can't wait for Duke to start accepting non-PT people!!! Hopefully soon...

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

Postby Mdenis1 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:16 pm

Congrats to all of you!! :)

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

Postby ameliawhaley » Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:35 am

Anybody applying for the JD/MA?

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

Postby Gisney » Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:28 pm

Just curious what does it say at the top of your status checker? (obviously excluding those who have been admitted)

Mine says: "We appreciate your continued interest in Duke Law School. If you would like to submit additional/updated material, feel free to do so by email or U.S. postal mail"

It sounds like a header for a waitlist applicant.( I am under review)

Does everyone have that?






Yes, I realize I sound paranoid.

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

Postby Gisney » Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:48 pm

VasaVasori wrote:
Gisney wrote:Just curious what does it say at the top of your status checker? (obviously excluding those who have been admitted)

Mine says: "We appreciate your continued interest in Duke Law School. If you would like to submit additional/updated material, feel free to do so by email or U.S. postal mail"

It sounds like a header for a waitlist applicant.( I am under review)

Does everyone have that?






Yes, I realize I sound paranoid.
I've been admitted, and my status checker still says that! So don't worry ;)


Ha! I was sure I was being paranoid but it did not stop me from asking!

Good thing I work a lot so these little panics will be infrequent...well I won't have time to post about them anywho :)

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

Postby gettingerdone » Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:42 pm

Does everyone who gets a Fee Waiver for Duke also get offered accelerated ED?

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

Postby Mr. Elshal » Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:15 pm

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

Postby talkingaboutpractice » Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:41 pm

Any information on how PT invites are chosen? I received an invite, but my numbers don't make me an auto-admit. But this has to be a good sign or at least increase my chances, right??

Best of luck to all you!

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

Postby deffoe » Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:59 pm

From what I can tell, they start with a list based on hard numerical cutoffs obtained via CRS.
Then, they have the option of abbreviating the list based on other factors.
I suspect that intangibles like geographic diversity may have a role in who makes the cut.

In my case, 3.45-55 ugpa with a 170, I'm pretty sure my LSAT score made me an auto-PT/feewaiver. You correctly infer that this does not translate to an auto-admit.
(I got waitlisted, not even Priority Reserve waitlisted, boo!)
For the record, I think I was the only PT applicant who didnt even make PR waitlist.

talkingaboutpractice wrote:Any information on how PT invites are chosen? I received an invite, but my numbers don't make me an auto-admit. But this has to be a good sign or at least increase my chances, right??

Best of luck to all you!

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

Postby Jaqen » Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:53 am

gettingerdone wrote:Does everyone who gets a Fee Waiver for Duke also get offered accelerated ED?


I did.

Has anyone who took the Oct LSAT received a PT invite?

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

Postby gianna » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:31 am

Jaqen wrote:
gettingerdone wrote:Does everyone who gets a Fee Waiver for Duke also get offered accelerated ED?


I did.

Has anyone who took the Oct LSAT received a PT invite?


I did today morning.




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