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

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

Postby sinfiery » Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:04 pm

Checking in, just submitted

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

Postby arklaw13 » Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:19 pm

hanners7 wrote:Accepted via PT on 11/16!!! Went complete 11/6. Stats: 171/3.9, no 'Why Duke?' essay, but did submit optional essay 2 (diversity).

Congrats to everyone!


URM status?

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

Postby hanners7 » Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:43 pm

Dylanlj13 wrote:
hanners7 wrote:Accepted via PT on 11/16!!! Went complete 11/6. Stats: 171/3.9, no 'Why Duke?' essay, but did submit optional essay 2 (diversity).

Congrats to everyone!


URM status?


Non-URM

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

Postby Spritzpiggy » Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:33 am

ACCEPTED!!! 160/174/3.89 Non-URM, WE, wrote why Duke. Does anyone else find their admissions email a little noncommittal though? Basically "you're admitted and the ball is in your court now". Anyways, regardless of the wording I am ecstatic that I am legitimately going somewhere next Fall.

Edited to correct missing digit in GPA

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

Postby Just » Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:50 am

Spritzpiggy wrote:ACCEPTED!!! 160/174/3.89 Non-URM, WE, wrote why Duke. Does anyone else find their admissions email a little noncommittal though? Basically "you're admitted and the ball is in your court now". Anyways, regardless of the wording I am ecstatic that I am legitimately going somewhere next Fall.

Edited to correct missing digit in GPA


pt?

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

Postby Spritzpiggy » Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:57 am

Just wrote:
Spritzpiggy wrote:ACCEPTED!!! 160/174/3.89 Non-URM, WE, wrote why Duke. Does anyone else find their admissions email a little noncommittal though? Basically "you're admitted and the ball is in your court now". Anyways, regardless of the wording I am ecstatic that I am legitimately going somewhere next Fall.

Edited to correct missing digit in GPA


pt?


Yes, priority track. I submitted on the 8th (or maybe the 7th...it was right near election day), went complete the day after submission, and received the email yesterday (18th). I was surprised to get it on a Sunday!

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

Postby gianna » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:18 am

Spritzpiggy wrote:I was surprised to get it on a Sunday!


Haha so was I. The AOs must be buried in work to be in the office on weekends. I've wondered why they offer PT to begin with.

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

Postby jubee » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:09 pm

This may have already been discussed but I am at work and can't get through every page of the thread-- does anyone know how long/how many days after the under review date change people have been getting decisions?

I submitted on the 12th, went complete the 13th, initially under review the 14th and date just changed today 11/19 under review. Was hoping this means a decision could be coming within a few days. I submitted last Mon thinking I left just enough time for the 10 day window before Thanksgiving, but realized later they say it's from when file is complete, not submitted, and their email said it may be delayed because my 10 day window falls during Thanksgiving. Totally bummed about that and still hoping I can get it by Wednesday!

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

Postby banjo » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:34 pm

^I went complete a day before you (via PT) and my status reads 11/16. I also got the email saying they have to eat turkeys and such, so we might be waiting a while.

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

Postby Fitz51 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:45 pm

Mr. Elshal wrote:I'm just going to reiterate that I don't think PR=WL.

To (sort of) back this up, this is a quote from the Dean of Admissions at Duke Law, discussing PT:

"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."

It seems PR is just further review. If they were going to waitlist you, they would probably just call it waitlist. However, even if it is a waitlist (which I doubt), it probably has some benefits over the regular WL, or else they would combine the two for administrative ease.

Moral of the story: Don't worry about the PT/PR numbers unless you applied PT/PR. I doubt Duke's medians are gonna suddenly sky-rocket this year, and I don't believe they'll be so quick to cut down the class size. As a fellow 0L, I could obviously be wrong but this should give y'all a good reason to relax and not get too worked up about these numbers.


The fact that we even have to discuss/speculate on this is a little disappointing. I think all of us don't mind waiting for an awesome school like Duke, but a little more clarity on the situation would be great.

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

Postby Br3v » Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:57 pm

Does everyone get a "decision made" update before the email?

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

Postby florida1949 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:22 pm

tag

just submitted PT

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

Postby Spritzpiggy » Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:56 pm

Br3v wrote:Does everyone get a "decision made" update before the email?


I didn't receive one. But being Sunday and all maybe it wasn't updated at the time.

Btw, in case anyone is wondering, the acceptance email isn't noncommittal at all - it just hadn't actually sunk in yet. I was eating dinner when I realized yes, I am undoubtedly going to law school. Anyways rest assured the email isn't noncommittal- just wanted to clarify.

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

Postby trobriander » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:43 pm

Br3v wrote:Does everyone get a "decision made" update before the email?


I did. It was terrible. Decision made email about 5 hours before I got the decision - but I went to a movie and by the time I got back I was rewarded with a "Congratulations! You're admitted!" email. Acceptance packet in the mail about a week later.

By the way, hi to everyone. I'm new at TLS and just wanted to check in.

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

Postby elee » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:52 pm

Went complete 11/9, decision emailed 11/19. On priority reserve 3.62 174 with no why duke. :/

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

Postby Gisney » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:56 pm

elee wrote:Went complete 11/9, decision emailed 11/19. On priority reserve 3.62 174 with no why duke. :/


This is just a general question to the priority reserve people: are you guys doing in kind of follow up? Emailing expressing interest, writing a why duke or whatever.

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

Postby Fitz51 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:03 am

elee wrote:Went complete 11/9, decision emailed 11/19. On priority reserve 3.62 174 with no why duke. :/


Jeez, sorry. Wonder if it's worry/confusion about the cycle ahead that's causing these.

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

Postby elee » Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:52 am

Gisney wrote:
elee wrote:Went complete 11/9, decision emailed 11/19. On priority reserve 3.62 174 with no why duke. :/


This is just a general question to the priority reserve people: are you guys doing in kind of follow up? Emailing expressing interest, writing a why duke or whatever.


Probably a LOCI sometime soon, if I can make it convincing sounding enough

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

Postby cwid1391 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:31 pm

Went complete today. How do you think they will calculate Thanksgiving in regards to PT? Are they closed tomorrow as well as Thursday and Friday? The 10 days for PT refers to business days, right?

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

Postby florida1949 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:03 pm

really thought I had a decent shot at getting in PT with 3.5/176...


not feeling so confident now -.-

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

Postby Rahviveh » Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:07 pm

florida1949 wrote:really thought I had a decent shot at getting in PT with 3.5/176...


not feeling so confident now -.-


You do have a shot, but Duke isn't very splitter friendly.

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

Postby husker2012 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:34 pm

Gisney wrote:
elee wrote:Went complete 11/9, decision emailed 11/19. On priority reserve 3.62 174 with no why duke. :/


This is just a general question to the priority reserve people: are you guys doing in kind of follow up? Emailing expressing interest, writing a why duke or whatever.


it was probably overkill/too soon but I went ahead and sent an additional letter of recommendation

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

Postby 06102016 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:50 pm

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

Postby whatisthewhat » Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:01 pm

in just now! started screaming and jumping up and down in circles, the best way not to annoy your downstairs neighbors. oh well though! duke!!!
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Re: Duke c/o 2016 Applicants Thread (2012-2013 Cycle)

Postby hume85 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:18 pm

Submitted and went complete today (PT).


ETA: Is it ten business days or ten days?




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