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

Share Your Experiences, Read About Other Experiences. Please keep posts organized by school and expected year of graduation.
anxiousprelaw
Posts: 12
Joined: Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:19 pm

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

Postby anxiousprelaw » Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:32 pm

beetleneedle wrote:
anxiousprelaw wrote:
beetleneedle wrote:Second update on UR today, 12/04. (First went UR on 11/28, ED) According to last year's Duke forum around this time of year, second update was not terrible news. But who knows. I'm still terrified.


Why do you think that a second UR update is a bad thing??


I'm totally not a fit, number wise, so I just autumatically get freaked out. Also, I haven't seen too many ED results on here or LSN so I don't know what to expect...


Are you Accelerated Early Decision or just regular ED?

User avatar
beetleneedle
Posts: 11
Joined: Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:39 am

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

Postby beetleneedle » Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:56 pm

Regular ED

anxiousprelaw
Posts: 12
Joined: Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:19 pm

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

Postby anxiousprelaw » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:09 pm

beetleneedle wrote:Regular ED


Do you also get an answer in 10 days??

User avatar
djwjddl
Posts: 476
Joined: Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:50 pm

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

Postby djwjddl » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:12 pm

anxiousprelaw wrote:
beetleneedle wrote:Regular ED


Do you also get an answer in 10 days??


No. Just PT applicants

anxiousprelaw
Posts: 12
Joined: Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:19 pm

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

Postby anxiousprelaw » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:22 pm

I'm Accelerated ED and get an answer in 10 days...

User avatar
AllDangle
Posts: 294
Joined: Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:30 pm

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

Postby AllDangle » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:29 pm

For those of us who have been accepted, aren't we supposed to be receiving an email this month detailing how to apply for merit and need-based aid?

User avatar
WhiteyCakes
Posts: 1390
Joined: Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:38 pm

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

Postby WhiteyCakes » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:31 pm

AllDangle wrote:For those of us who have been accepted, aren't we supposed to be receiving an email this month detailing how to apply for merit and need-based aid?


Yeah...it'll be very brief, something to the effect of "I wish to be considered for need and merit aid" or "I only wish to be considered for merit aid"

User avatar
AllDangle
Posts: 294
Joined: Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:30 pm

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

Postby AllDangle » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:49 pm

WhiteyCakes wrote:
AllDangle wrote:For those of us who have been accepted, aren't we supposed to be receiving an email this month detailing how to apply for merit and need-based aid?


Yeah...it'll be very brief, something to the effect of "I wish to be considered for need and merit aid" or "I only wish to be considered for merit aid"

That should be in our inbox soon then right?

User avatar
WhiteyCakes
Posts: 1390
Joined: Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:38 pm

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

Postby WhiteyCakes » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:52 pm

AllDangle wrote:
WhiteyCakes wrote:
AllDangle wrote:For those of us who have been accepted, aren't we supposed to be receiving an email this month detailing how to apply for merit and need-based aid?


Yeah...it'll be very brief, something to the effect of "I wish to be considered for need and merit aid" or "I only wish to be considered for merit aid"

That should be in our inbox soon then right?


Early December from what the Dir. of Financial Aid told me when I visited

User avatar
moneyball026
Posts: 208
Joined: Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:07 am

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

Postby moneyball026 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:04 pm

WhiteyCakes wrote:
AllDangle wrote:
WhiteyCakes wrote:
AllDangle wrote:For those of us who have been accepted, aren't we supposed to be receiving an email this month detailing how to apply for merit and need-based aid?


Yeah...it'll be very brief, something to the effect of "I wish to be considered for need and merit aid" or "I only wish to be considered for merit aid"

That should be in our inbox soon then right?


Early December from what the Dir. of Financial Aid told me when I visited


Anyone know the approximate turnaround time after the request submission?

User avatar
WhiteyCakes
Posts: 1390
Joined: Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:38 pm

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

Postby WhiteyCakes » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:07 pm

moneyball026 wrote:Anyone know the approximate turnaround time after the request submission?



Looking at previous years....February/March, unless you get a Mordecai invite

User avatar
jubee
Posts: 159
Joined: Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:28 pm

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

Postby jubee » Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:22 pm

is there any downside of asking them to consider both? (could them finding no reason to give you need-based $$ lead to lower merit offer) may sound silly, but just something I was thinking about..

BSC
Posts: 167
Joined: Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:11 pm

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

Postby BSC » Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:30 pm

Checking in. I went complete on the 27th, still not under review. Should I be worried that I didn't get invited for priority track with a 169 and 171?

User avatar
AllDangle
Posts: 294
Joined: Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:30 pm

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

Postby AllDangle » Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:54 pm

jubee wrote:is there any downside of asking them to consider both? (could them finding no reason to give you need-based $$ lead to lower merit offer) may sound silly, but just something I was thinking about..

They actually recommend you apply for both. They say explicitly on the website that for purposes of need based aid they realize people may have had financial support in undergrad that may not be available to them in LS.

Ramsey
Posts: 77
Joined: Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:14 pm

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

Postby Ramsey » Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:05 pm

Checking in.
Just received an email that I am now on the Priority Reserve list.

Submitted on 11/26 (PT/regular admission)
Complete on 11/26

Given my miserable GPA (170/3.4), I actually feel that I slightly overperformed.

Is there any substantial difference between priority reserve and regular reserve in ultimately being accepted?? Any advice on when to submit LOCI? I'm also seriously thinking of re-taking in February.

User avatar
oaken
Posts: 339
Joined: Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:27 am

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

Postby oaken » Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:55 pm

tag

shntn
Posts: 5319
Joined: Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:45 pm

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

Postby shntn » Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:29 pm

RD, status date changed from 9/29 to 12/5.

anxiousprelaw
Posts: 12
Joined: Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:19 pm

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

Postby anxiousprelaw » Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:52 pm

Ramsey wrote:Checking in.
Just received an email that I am now on the Priority Reserve list.

Submitted on 11/26 (PT/regular admission)
Complete on 11/26

Given my miserable GPA (170/3.4), I actually feel that I slightly overperformed.

Is there any substantial difference between priority reserve and regular reserve in ultimately being accepted?? Any advice on when to submit LOCI? I'm also seriously thinking of re-taking in February.


I also went complete on 11/26 and haven't heard yet....is this a bad sign??

User avatar
hume85
Posts: 675
Joined: Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:38 pm

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

Postby hume85 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:07 pm

anxiousprelaw wrote:
Ramsey wrote:Checking in.
Just received an email that I am now on the Priority Reserve list.

Submitted on 11/26 (PT/regular admission)
Complete on 11/26

Given my miserable GPA (170/3.4), I actually feel that I slightly overperformed.

Is there any substantial difference between priority reserve and regular reserve in ultimately being accepted?? Any advice on when to submit LOCI? I'm also seriously thinking of re-taking in February.


I also went complete on 11/26 and haven't heard yet....is this a bad sign??


Damn, you really are anxiousprelaw.

anxiousprelaw
Posts: 12
Joined: Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:19 pm

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

Postby anxiousprelaw » Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:17 pm

hume85 wrote:
anxiousprelaw wrote:
Ramsey wrote:Checking in.
Just received an email that I am now on the Priority Reserve list.

Submitted on 11/26 (PT/regular admission)
Complete on 11/26

Given my miserable GPA (170/3.4), I actually feel that I slightly overperformed.

Is there any substantial difference between priority reserve and regular reserve in ultimately being accepted?? Any advice on when to submit LOCI? I'm also seriously thinking of re-taking in February.


I also went complete on 11/26 and haven't heard yet....is this a bad sign??


Damn, you really are anxiousprelaw.


random place to be rude

shntn
Posts: 5319
Joined: Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:45 pm

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

Postby shntn » Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:21 pm

anxiousprelaw wrote:
hume85 wrote:
Damn, you really are anxiousprelaw.


random place to be rude

Nope, it seems like a good place to me.

User avatar
risa
Posts: 466
Joined: Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:03 am

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

Postby risa » Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:48 pm

AllDangle wrote:For those of us who have been accepted, aren't we supposed to be receiving an email this month detailing how to apply for merit and need-based aid?


Received my admitted student package today. My admit email was on November 14th. This letter was dated November 28th and still says "next few weeks" for the financial aid email to go out.

User avatar
hume85
Posts: 675
Joined: Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:38 pm

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

Postby hume85 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:52 pm

anxiousprelaw wrote:
hume85 wrote:
anxiousprelaw wrote:
Ramsey wrote:Checking in.
Just received an email that I am now on the Priority Reserve list.

Submitted on 11/26 (PT/regular admission)
Complete on 11/26

Given my miserable GPA (170/3.4), I actually feel that I slightly overperformed.

Is there any substantial difference between priority reserve and regular reserve in ultimately being accepted?? Any advice on when to submit LOCI? I'm also seriously thinking of re-taking in February.


I also went complete on 11/26 and haven't heard yet....is this a bad sign??


Damn, you really are anxiousprelaw.



random place to be rude


I didn't mean to be rude. I was just observing that your username seems to be fitting.

User avatar
cwid1391
Posts: 475
Joined: Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:41 pm

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

Postby cwid1391 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:07 am

risa wrote:
AllDangle wrote:For those of us who have been accepted, aren't we supposed to be receiving an email this month detailing how to apply for merit and need-based aid?


Received my admitted student package today. My admit email was on November 14th. This letter was dated November 28th and still says "next few weeks" for the financial aid email to go out.


That's good to know. For some reason I was assuming that we weren't officially admitted until we applied for financial aid and thus wouldn't receive a packet until after then. What kind of goodies were in the pack?

User avatar
DaRascal
Posts: 1854
Joined: Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:27 pm

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

Postby DaRascal » Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:07 am

Typos in my Why Duke essay, then I sent a resubmit and accidentally sent the original essay with the typos and immediately sent another email with the resubmit apologizing for the first e-mail. Not to mention as a 3.61/161 URM I should have used my ED on Duke but I foolishly used it on Columbia. DaRascal's guide for botching any chance, albeit slim, of getting into Duke Law. :P




Return to “Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists”