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

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Is Duke Law School your top choice?

Poll ended at Wed Dec 25, 2013 5:23 pm

Yes.
8
36%
No.
11
50%
I have no clue.
3
14%
 
Total votes: 22

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

Postby binary_theatrics » Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:53 am

10th day… Going a bit crazy… Good thing I have plenty of work today to keep me busy… :/

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

Postby EzraFitz » Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:06 pm

dglenn26 wrote:
jcb5329 wrote:Decision Made, Watch for Email. I.e. pull hair out for the next few hours.

Aaaaaand Priority Reserve



Did you write a why duke?


No Why Duke. Probably shot myself in the foot with that.

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

Postby binary_theatrics » Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:22 pm

Eek! Decision made. Do I really have to wait until evening for this???

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

Postby dglenn26 » Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:55 pm

jcb5329 wrote:
dglenn26 wrote:
jcb5329 wrote:Decision Made, Watch for Email. I.e. pull hair out for the next few hours.

Aaaaaand Priority Reserve



Did you write a why duke?


No Why Duke. Probably shot myself in the foot with that.


Possibly. You might want to consider sending one in based upon this thread from a few years ago: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=104084

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

Postby dglenn26 » Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:56 pm

binary_theatrics wrote:Eek! Decision made. Do I really have to wait until evening for this???


What day did your application go complete? This is my 10th day but only if you count the day it went complete so I'm not sure what to expect.

EDIT: Just got "Decision made" This is going to be a long day

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

Postby BostonFuse51 » Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:53 pm

Also have Decision Made; Watch for E-mail. Beyond anxious/nervous for what's 99% going to be a waitlist.

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

Postby BostonFuse51 » Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:42 pm

Still no e-mail at 8:42pm ET. Starting to go crazy..

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

Postby dglenn26 » Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:04 pm

BostonFuse51 wrote:Still no e-mail at 8:42pm ET. Starting to go crazy..

Yeah I'm going nuts over here

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

Postby binary_theatrics » Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:34 pm

Waitlisted… :/

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

Postby snoopdogg » Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:46 pm

Hey all - should have checked in earlier, but just got admitted...

Edit: no "Why Duke"
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Re: Duke c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Pancakes12 » Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:00 pm

binary_theatrics wrote:Waitlisted… :/


why Duke?

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

Postby teenybean » Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:07 am

Just got admitted too, wrote a "why duke" (but it wasn't very good, about two paragraphs long)

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

Postby EzraFitz » Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:32 am

dglenn26 wrote:
jcb5329 wrote:
dglenn26 wrote:
jcb5329 wrote:Decision Made, Watch for Email. I.e. pull hair out for the next few hours.

Aaaaaand Priority Reserve



Did you write a why duke?


No Why Duke. Probably shot myself in the foot with that.


Possibly. You might want to consider sending one in based upon this thread from a few years ago: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=104084


Yeah, I'm working on one to send out some time shortly.

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

Postby binary_theatrics » Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:42 am

Pancakes12 wrote:
binary_theatrics wrote:Waitlisted… :/


why Duke?


No, I didn't submit one. I didn't realize that was wise until after I had already submitted my application.

I suppose when I submit a letter of continued interest I can add a paragraph about why Duke?

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

Postby 04102014 » Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:48 am

It seems shady to me that Duke offers high scorers the PT option and then waitlists them if they don't write a Why Duke. Like I get YP, but why YP the very people you're explicitly targeting?

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

Postby dglenn26 » Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:59 am

ohpobrecito wrote:It seems shady to me that Duke offers high scorers the PT option and then waitlists them if they don't write a Why Duke. Like I get YP, but why YP the very people you're explicitly targeting?


Agreed, I got in with weaker numbers and a why essay. Maybe their strategy is to try to build interest in students who might overlook them without sacrificing yield protection? From my perspective, Duke was not really a school I was looking at but then when they offered me PT, I explored it more and liked it. Now, I'm excited since it's my first admission and am definitely considering it.

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

Postby binary_theatrics » Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:06 am

dglenn26 wrote:
ohpobrecito wrote:It seems shady to me that Duke offers high scorers the PT option and then waitlists them if they don't write a Why Duke. Like I get YP, but why YP the very people you're explicitly targeting?


Agreed, I got in with weaker numbers and a why essay. Maybe their strategy is to try to build interest in students who might overlook them without sacrificing yield protection? From my perspective, Duke was not really a school I was looking at but then when they offered me PT, I explored it more and liked it. Now, I'm excited since it's my first admission and am definitely considering it.


It does seem very strange to me. I completely understand trying to weed out students who don't want to go to Duke at all, but wouldn't a better strategy be to accept the high scoring students and then use all the extra time before January to convince them why they should go? Instead, the students must make an extra effort just to be noticed.

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

Postby 04102014 » Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:17 am

dglenn26 wrote:
ohpobrecito wrote:It seems shady to me that Duke offers high scorers the PT option and then waitlists them if they don't write a Why Duke. Like I get YP, but why YP the very people you're explicitly targeting?


Agreed, I got in with weaker numbers and a why essay. Maybe their strategy is to try to build interest in students who might overlook them without sacrificing yield protection? From my perspective, Duke was not really a school I was looking at but then when they offered me PT, I explored it more and liked it. Now, I'm excited since it's my first admission and am definitely considering it.


I mean, I guess it doesn't matter in the end since the top applicants (likely) won't choose Duke anyway, but I would imagine it leaves a bad taste in a lot of top applicants' mouths nonetheless. To me there is a distinction between just receiving a fee waiver from a school and then being YPed versus having a school be like "we want you so badly we'll review your app in ten days!" only to YP you if you don't write a compulsory statement that most non-TLS applicants likely don't even consider writing.

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

Postby Sourrudedude » Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:46 pm

ohpobrecito wrote:
dglenn26 wrote:
ohpobrecito wrote:It seems shady to me that Duke offers high scorers the PT option and then waitlists them if they don't write a Why Duke. Like I get YP, but why YP the very people you're explicitly targeting?


Agreed, I got in with weaker numbers and a why essay. Maybe their strategy is to try to build interest in students who might overlook them without sacrificing yield protection? From my perspective, Duke was not really a school I was looking at but then when they offered me PT, I explored it more and liked it. Now, I'm excited since it's my first admission and am definitely considering it.


I mean, I guess it doesn't matter in the end since the top applicants (likely) won't choose Duke anyway, but I would imagine it leaves a bad taste in a lot of top applicants' mouths nonetheless. To me there is a distinction between just receiving a fee waiver from a school and then being YPed versus having a school be like "we want you so badly we'll review your app in ten days!" only to YP you if you don't write a compulsory statement that most non-TLS applicants likely don't even consider writing.

FWIW, I didn't write a Why Duke and was accepted so it's not like they're automatically waitlisting everyone.

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

Postby lastsamurai » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:46 am

Received a really nice admissions packet in the mail last night...I'm a sucker for handwritten notes :oops:

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

Postby kathj06 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:03 am

lastsamurai wrote:Received a really nice admissions packet in the mail last night...I'm a sucker for handwritten notes :oops:


Ditto. Not to mention LANYARDS.

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

Postby Morgan2012 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:31 am

ohpobrecito wrote:It seems shady to me that Duke offers high scorers the PT option and then waitlists them if they don't write a Why Duke. Like I get YP, but why YP the very people you're explicitly targeting?



I got in PT and did not write a Why Duke.

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

Postby NicoleLauren17 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:11 pm

I apologize if this has been asked and answered already, but does anyone have an idea when RD applicants will start receiving decisions?

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

Postby lastsamurai » Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:47 pm

NicoleLauren17 wrote:I apologize if this has been asked and answered already, but does anyone have an idea when RD applicants will start receiving decisions?


Some have already started hearing back (see below), but I think I recall reading that last year they came out in early December

Humbert Humbert wrote:In at Duke! RD, no PT.

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

Postby Steveloblaw » Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:11 pm

lastsamurai wrote:Received a really nice admissions packet in the mail last night...I'm a sucker for handwritten notes :oops:


Me want me want




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