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

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

Postby arklaw13 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:41 pm

Applied last night. I got a fee waiver and was invited for PT. Didn't write a why Duke, didn't rework my PS but it was loosely what Duke wanted anyway. Not really planning on attending Duke, but $21 is worth the chance at acceptance for negotiating scholarship offers at other schools.

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

Postby husker2012 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:05 pm

Dylanlj13 wrote:Applied last night. I got a fee waiver and was invited for PT. Didn't write a why Duke, didn't rework my PS but it was loosely what Duke wanted anyway. Not really planning on attending Duke, but $21 is worth the chance at acceptance for negotiating scholarship offers at other schools.
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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby bernaldiaz » Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:07 pm

husker2012 wrote:
Dylanlj13 wrote:Applied last night. I got a fee waiver and was invited for PT. Didn't write a why Duke, didn't rework my PS but it was loosely what Duke wanted anyway. Not really planning on attending Duke, but $21 is worth the chance at acceptance for negotiating scholarship offers at other schools.


I know this is the name of the game, but damn. As someone on the waitlist, I would appreciate if you could at least TRY to pretend like you're interested.


Yeah that was a pretty douchey post. What was the point other than letting everyone know you think you're above Duke?

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

Postby arklaw13 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:32 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:
husker2012 wrote:
Dylanlj13 wrote:Applied last night. I got a fee waiver and was invited for PT. Didn't write a why Duke, didn't rework my PS but it was loosely what Duke wanted anyway. Not really planning on attending Duke, but $21 is worth the chance at acceptance for negotiating scholarship offers at other schools.


I know this is the name of the game, but damn. As someone on the waitlist, I would appreciate if you could at least TRY to pretend like you're interested.


Yeah that was a pretty douchey post. What was the point other than letting everyone know you think you're above Duke?


Not saying I'm above Duke at all. I have a good shot at getting admitted, but I'll most likely be going to a school in my state. An acceptance from Duke would really help me negotiate scholarships with the state school.

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

Postby LSP12 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:39 pm

For those on PT - is the decision within ten days or ten business days?

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

Postby WhiteyCakes » Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:48 pm

LSP12 wrote:For those on PT - is the decision within ten days or ten business days?


I think 10 calendar days, but they don't specify

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

Postby LSP12 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:11 pm

WhiteyCakes wrote:
LSP12 wrote:For those on PT - is the decision within ten days or ten business days?


I think 10 calendar days, but they don't specify


Thanks Whitey

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

Postby Mr. Elshal » Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:08 am

LSP12 wrote:For those on PT - is the decision within ten days or ten business days?


I had the same question and I found this quote from Bill Hoye, Associate Dean for Admissions & Student Affairs:

"Each year, we invite a small number of candidates to apply to Duke through this program. We guarantee that the applicants will receive a response from us within ten days after the application becomes complete. The response could be an offer of admission, a waitlist offer, an invitation to interview, a deny decision. Or, in some cases, we have to hold the file for further review. But the applicant will hear something back relatively quickly. We keep the Priority Track pool very small so that we can give each application the same rigorous treatment that every other application receives, but we’re careful to ensure that the evaluation happens within a very tight timeframe. Of course, this can make for some very late nights and previous Priority Track applicants might tell you that they received their email decisions at very odd hours!"

Makes it sound like 10 calendar days, but that's the closest I could find to a definite answer.

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

Postby gianna » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:59 am

First of my apps to be submitted!

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

Postby Mdenis1 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:52 am

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!



I think they send the invites to auto admits + students with numbers around 25th percentiles. My numbers do not make me a auto admit either (168 3.92) and I got a PT invite.

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

Postby Mdenis1 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:53 am

gianna wrote:First of my apps to be submitted!



Good luck :)

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

Postby meggylou » Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:46 pm

Did people on PT hear responses via email or snail mail? I'm not sure if I should be more nervous checking my email or my mailbox...

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

Postby WhiteyCakes » Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:51 pm

meggylou wrote:Did people on PT hear responses via email or snail mail? I'm not sure if I should be more nervous checking my email or my mailbox...


Status checker changes first to "Decision made; watch for email". Then after that you get an email. Official snail mail with swag comes a week or so later.

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

Postby helix23 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:13 pm

husker2012 wrote:
Dylanlj13 wrote:Applied last night. I got a fee waiver and was invited for PT. Didn't write a why Duke, didn't rework my PS but it was loosely what Duke wanted anyway. Not really planning on attending Duke, but $21 is worth the chance at acceptance for negotiating scholarship offers at other schools.


I know this is the name of the game, but damn. As someone on the waitlist, I would appreciate if you could at least TRY to pretend like you're interested.


LOL

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

Postby venus » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:21 pm

Do we know from the thread last year when Duke first started sending decisions to non-PT? It is hard to gauge from LSN because some people don't mark PT even though they are.

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

Postby Brody » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:25 pm

Complete on 10/26. Decision on 11/5. Priority Reserve List.

3.76/167

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

Postby polareagle » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:48 pm

Complete 10/26. Accepted 11/5.
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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby Jaqen » Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:41 pm

gianna wrote:
Jaqen wrote:Has anyone who took the Oct LSAT received a PT invite?


I did today morning.


Grats.

I'm not sure if I should go ahead and apply or wait a few more days.

Also, congrats polareagle!

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

Postby gianna » Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:23 pm

Mdenis1 wrote:
gianna wrote:First of my apps to be submitted!



Good luck :)


Thanks, you too!

Jaqen: A friend of mine asked for a merit-based fee waiver, which was forwarded to the person in charge of PT invites and he got one the next day. Not sure if the two are connected, but maybe wait a day or two and try that?

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

Postby Lavitz » Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:02 pm

venus wrote:Do we know from the thread last year when Duke first started sending decisions to non-PT? It is hard to gauge from LSN because some people don't mark PT even though they are.

Looks like the first person to report an RD acceptance in that thread was on Nov. 15th (page 28).

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

Postby venus » Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:04 pm

Lavitz wrote:
venus wrote:Do we know from the thread last year when Duke first started sending decisions to non-PT? It is hard to gauge from LSN because some people don't mark PT even though they are.

Looks like the first person to report an RD acceptance in that thread was on Nov. 15th (page 28).

You're the best. Thanks!

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

Postby gianna » Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:19 pm

Lavitz wrote:
venus wrote:Do we know from the thread last year when Duke first started sending decisions to non-PT? It is hard to gauge from LSN because some people don't mark PT even though they are.

Looks like the first person to report an RD acceptance in that thread was on Nov. 15th (page 28).


Lavitz, you deserve a gold star for all your help around here. Hope you get into HYS :D

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

Postby Mr. Elshal » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:20 pm

gianna wrote:
Lavitz wrote:
venus wrote:Do we know from the thread last year when Duke first started sending decisions to non-PT? It is hard to gauge from LSN because some people don't mark PT even though they are.

Looks like the first person to report an RD acceptance in that thread was on Nov. 15th (page 28).


Lavitz, you deserve a gold star for all your help around here. Hope you get into HYS :D


+1

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

Postby Lavitz » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:26 pm

venus wrote:You're the best. Thanks!

gianna wrote:Lavitz, you deserve a gold star for all your help around here. Hope you get into HYS :D

Mr. Elshal wrote:+1

You guys are too kind. Thank you :D

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

Postby elee » Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:24 pm

checking in, submitted app today. gluck everyone!




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