Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

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matilda0401
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Re: Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby matilda0401 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:37 pm

Hey all, I believe this is my first post on TLS, though I've been lurking for awhile.

Submitted: 1/21 (Priority Track)
Complete: 1/21
Under review: 1/27
Decision: 1/31 (Priority Reserve)

A little disappointed, Duke seems like a great place from everything I've read. I guess all hope is not lost yet though!

My info: 175, 3.5x, very strong LORs (according to my recommenders), standard softs/WE, no ties to South, wrote 2 optional essays. Any specific advice on getting in from the PR, or just the usual?

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Re: Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby cron1834 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:47 pm

Man, they must really like GPA. Else they already admitted some high-LSAT splitters and don't need any more.

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Re: Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Ahem_aroma » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:27 pm

Long time lurker here as well. About to head into my tenth day into the PT application and since I haven't heard yet, I'm thinking I'm fated for Priority Reserve. This will be the first school I hear back from so hopefully I'm not too demoralized. At 75 LSAT and above 75 GPA.

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Re: Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:33 pm

Ahem_aroma wrote:Long time lurker here as well. About to head into my tenth day into the PT application and since I haven't heard yet, I'm thinking I'm fated for Priority Reserve. This will be the first school I hear back from so hopefully I'm not too demoralized. At 75 LSAT and above 75 GPA.


it takes everyone the full 10 days basically

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Re: Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby China Spy » Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:50 pm

barrelofmonkeys wrote:
Ahem_aroma wrote:Long time lurker here as well. About to head into my tenth day into the PT application and since I haven't heard yet, I'm thinking I'm fated for Priority Reserve. This will be the first school I hear back from so hopefully I'm not too demoralized. At 75 LSAT and above 75 GPA.


it takes everyone the full 10 days basically


+1 also if you get waitlisted, it's yp and I wouldn't sweat it.

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Re: Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby buffalo_ » Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:01 pm

I went UR2 today.

PT Complete on 1/24
UR1 1/27
UR2 1/31

My 10th day is this coming Monday so I will likely not hear until then (although from this thread it sounds like they do make decisions on the weekend).

I am a splitter. +5 over 75 LSAT, -.1 below 25 GPA.

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Re: Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby JustHawkin » Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:37 pm

buffalo_ wrote:I went UR2 today.

PT Complete on 1/24
UR1 1/27
UR2 1/31

My 10th day is this coming Monday so I will likely not hear until then (although from this thread it sounds like they do make decisions on the weekend).

I am a splitter. +5 over 75 LSAT, -.1 below 25 GPA.

The Kanye within me:
"Yo buffalo, I'm really happy for you, and imma let you get your PT decision, but Duke is taking a real long time on us regular decisions. A real long time!"

JK :lol: Goodluck!

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Re: Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby SplitMyPants » Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:45 pm

JustHawkin wrote:
buffalo_ wrote:I went UR2 today.

PT Complete on 1/24
UR1 1/27
UR2 1/31

My 10th day is this coming Monday so I will likely not hear until then (although from this thread it sounds like they do make decisions on the weekend).

I am a splitter. +5 over 75 LSAT, -.1 below 25 GPA.

The Kanye within me:
"Yo buffalo, I'm really happy for you, and imma let you get your PT decision, but Duke is taking a real long time on us regular decisions. A real long time!"

JK :lol: Goodluck!


+1

But srsly: congrats!

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Re: Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby admiringatticus » Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:12 pm

Just went under review! RD applicant submitted in November and went complete in early January after Dec LSAT score came in. How long have RD applicants typically been waiting for decisions after going UR?

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Re: Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Applesauce59 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:22 pm

admiringatticus wrote:Just went under review! RD applicant submitted in November and went complete in early January after Dec LSAT score came in. How long have RD applicants typically been waiting for decisions after going UR?


I have been waiting for about 3 months.

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Re: Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby musharraf » Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:39 pm

Applesauce59 wrote:
admiringatticus wrote:Just went under review! RD applicant submitted in November and went complete in early January after Dec LSAT score came in. How long have RD applicants typically been waiting for decisions after going UR?


I have been waiting for about 3 months.


Shouts out to this. My three-month completaversary is coming up next week, and I think I'll get myself some Xanax.

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Re: Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby admiringatticus » Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:43 pm

musharraf wrote:
Applesauce59 wrote:
admiringatticus wrote:Just went under review! RD applicant submitted in November and went complete in early January after Dec LSAT score came in. How long have RD applicants typically been waiting for decisions after going UR?


I have been waiting for about 3 months.


Shouts out to this. My three-month completaversary is coming up next week, and I think I'll get myself some Xanax.


Oy. I guess all hope is lost for a quick decision from Duke.

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Re: Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby musharraf » Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:50 pm

admiringatticus wrote:
musharraf wrote:
Applesauce59 wrote:
admiringatticus wrote:Just went under review! RD applicant submitted in November and went complete in early January after Dec LSAT score came in. How long have RD applicants typically been waiting for decisions after going UR?


I have been waiting for about 3 months.


Shouts out to this. My three-month completaversary is coming up next week, and I think I'll get myself some Xanax.


Oy. I guess all hope is lost for a quick decision from Duke.


You never know! I'm a URM with funky numbers and a funky background, so I'm coming to accept that I've got a ton of reasons for basically every school to hold my app to get a lay of the land before dinging me. Hashtag Pessimism.

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Re: Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Fianna13 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:02 pm

Forgot to check in when I got the email. Just received my package today.

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Re: Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby retaking23 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:03 pm

Fianna13 wrote:Forgot to check in when I got the email. Just received my package today.


Congratz!

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Re: Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby SteelPenguin » Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:35 pm

Any news of PR movement yet?

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Re: Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Ahem_aroma » Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:19 pm

My worries were for naught - accepted day 10 of Priority Track application! Got the email pretty late, so it seems like not only are people getting emails on weekends but also way after COB. Love everything about Duke except Coach K.

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Re: Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby SteelPenguin » Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:00 pm

Ahem_aroma wrote:My worries were for naught - accepted day 10 of Priority Track application! Got the email pretty late, so it seems like not only are people getting emails on weekends but also way after COB. Love everything about Duke except Coach K.


Diaf. Coack K is a god.

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Re: Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby 06102016 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:54 pm

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Re: Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby musharraf » Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:42 pm

Just checked my email - I'm in as of 5PM yesterday! Exciting stuff. This is proof that there's hope for non-PT folks waiting for months in UR purgatory.

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Re: Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby riverwater » Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:57 pm

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Re: Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby gta » Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:22 pm

cron1834 wrote:Man, they must really like GPA. Else they already admitted some high-LSAT splitters and don't need any more.


It seems like GPAs below the 25th (3.59) are almost an automatic PR/waitlist even with a >75th LSAT.

For context, my GPA was slightly above the 25th and I was accepted with an LSAT that is >75th but not as high as some I have seen ITT that we're PR'd/waitlisted.

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Re: Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby cron1834 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:37 pm

gta wrote:
cron1834 wrote:Man, they must really like GPA. Else they already admitted some high-LSAT splitters and don't need any more.


It seems like GPAs below the 25th (3.59) are almost an automatic PR/waitlist even with a >75th LSAT.

For context, my GPA was slightly above the 25th and I was accepted with an LSAT that is >75th but not as high as some I have seen ITT that we're PR'd/waitlisted.


At least I have GPA in my bag of tricks. Now only if my LSAT were a few points higher ...

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Re: Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby ftbchamp231 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:51 pm

How long does it usually take Duke to get back on Scholarship info? I thought it got sent in the acceptance package but I got that in the mail a few days after I got the email. I submitted all of the paperwork and it completed 1/27.

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Re: Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby wbaseball4ever » Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:05 pm

I've been in for a while and received my acceptance package a few weeks ago. This week I received another "Welcome to Duke" letter from the dean but no scholarship info. Does this mean I'm out of luck for scholly $?




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