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

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

Postby jk148706 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:15 pm

Submitted today via PT. So I guess I'll have some news in a couple weeks.

:shock:

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

Postby Nonconsecutive » Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:50 pm

Still no Duke fee waiver, blah. I'll keep waiting though, almost without fail I have received a fee waiver from schools within 24 hours of me paying for the application fee.

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

Postby jk148706 » Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:10 pm

Waiting on my undergrad school to send a letter to Duke outlining my CF issue (minor drinking violation in the dorms). The fact that this is delaying my application being reviewed is very frustrating.

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

Postby samoby » Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:42 pm

For PT, has everyone's status date changed prior to updating to "decision made, watch for email?" Mine hasn't changed, but I'm on day 8, and the consensus seems to be that it'll change 3 days prior.

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

Postby thechancellor » Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:22 pm

samoby wrote:For PT, has everyone's status date changed prior to updating to "decision made, watch for email?" Mine hasn't changed, but I'm on day 8, and the consensus seems to be that it'll change 3 days prior.


My status went to complete and then didn't change at all until I got "Decision made, wait for email." I got that change about 20 minutes before getting my email, so hardly any delay.

I will say, though, my email got filtered through spam, so everyone be careful of that!!

So excited to have this acceptance to sit on. Best of luck to everyone els.e

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

Postby waddle » Thu Nov 07, 2013 4:04 pm

Submitted today, PT, no Why Duke (put enough into personal statement) - here comes the wait!

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

Postby samoby » Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:20 pm

alex.cm wrote:
samoby wrote:For PT, has everyone's status date changed prior to updating to "decision made, watch for email?" Mine hasn't changed, but I'm on day 8, and the consensus seems to be that it'll change 3 days prior.


My status went to complete and then didn't change at all until I got "Decision made, wait for email." I got that change about 20 minutes before getting my email, so hardly any delay.

I will say, though, my email got filtered through spam, so everyone be careful of that!!

So excited to have this acceptance to sit on. Best of luck to everyone els.e


Thank you! I was freaking out because tomorrow's Day 10!

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

Postby redsox » Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:34 am

Checking in. Submitted application today.

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

Postby luckystar84 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:35 am

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

Postby andapieceoftoast » Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:42 am

This is a dumb question, but when you're counting the 10 days, do you count the day that the file went complete as "day 1" or do you count the day after as "day 1".

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

Postby thechancellor » Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:55 am

andapieceoftoast wrote:This is a dumb question, but when you're counting the 10 days, do you count the day that the file went complete as "day 1" or do you count the day after as "day 1".


Not dumb at all! I went complete on 10/18 and got my acceptance email in the evening on 10/28. So I did the full ten days, counting the 19th as the first day.

luckystar84 wrote:PT: complete Monday or Tues, now it says "under review." Is this the last status check before the decision?


As I recall, mine went from "under review" to "decision made; watch for email"

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

Postby andapieceoftoast » Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:59 am

alex.cm wrote:
andapieceoftoast wrote:This is a dumb question, but when you're counting the 10 days, do you count the day that the file went complete as "day 1" or do you count the day after as "day 1".


Not dumb at all! I went complete on 10/18 and got my acceptance email in the evening on 10/28. So I did the full ten days, counting the 19th as the first day.

luckystar84 wrote:PT: complete Monday or Tues, now it says "under review." Is this the last status check before the decision?


As I recall, mine went from "under review" to "decision made; watch for email"


Okay cool, so I went complete on 10/31. The 10th day would be 11/10. Can I expect to hear on a Sunday or is it actually going to end up being an 11 day PT track decision for me?

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

Postby thechancellor » Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:04 pm

andapieceoftoast wrote:
alex.cm wrote:
andapieceoftoast wrote:This is a dumb question, but when you're counting the 10 days, do you count the day that the file went complete as "day 1" or do you count the day after as "day 1".


Not dumb at all! I went complete on 10/18 and got my acceptance email in the evening on 10/28. So I did the full ten days, counting the 19th as the first day.

luckystar84 wrote:PT: complete Monday or Tues, now it says "under review." Is this the last status check before the decision?


As I recall, mine went from "under review" to "decision made; watch for email"


Okay cool, so I went complete on 10/31. The 10th day would be 11/10. Can I expect to hear on a Sunday or is it actually going to end up being an 11 day PT track decision for me?


Someone else might have personal experience with a Sunday reply (mine was a Monday) but the way I see it, they say 10 days because they mean 10 days. Otherwise they'd qualify that to be "Ten days, excluding sundays" or something.

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

Postby jlloyd » Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:16 pm

andapieceoftoast wrote:
alex.cm wrote:
andapieceoftoast wrote:
Okay cool, so I went complete on 10/31. The 10th day would be 11/10. Can I expect to hear on a Sunday or is it actually going to end up being an 11 day PT track decision for me?


I got my admit decision on my day 8, which was a Sunday

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

Postby andapieceoftoast » Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:22 pm

jlloyd wrote:
andapieceoftoast wrote:
alex.cm wrote:
andapieceoftoast wrote:
Okay cool, so I went complete on 10/31. The 10th day would be 11/10. Can I expect to hear on a Sunday or is it actually going to end up being an 11 day PT track decision for me?


I got my admit decision on my day 8, which was a Sunday


Great! Thanks to you both for weighing in. Looks like I could hear any day now!

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

Postby ejan1621 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:27 pm

I got my acceptance day 6, which was a Sunday. Sure you'll get it soon!

alex.cm wrote:
andapieceoftoast wrote:
alex.cm wrote:
andapieceoftoast wrote:This is a dumb question, but when you're counting the 10 days, do you count the day that the file went complete as "day 1" or do you count the day after as "day 1".


Not dumb at all! I went complete on 10/18 and got my acceptance email in the evening on 10/28. So I did the full ten days, counting the 19th as the first day.

luckystar84 wrote:PT: complete Monday or Tues, now it says "under review." Is this the last status check before the decision?


As I recall, mine went from "under review" to "decision made; watch for email"


Okay cool, so I went complete on 10/31. The 10th day would be 11/10. Can I expect to hear on a Sunday or is it actually going to end up being an 11 day PT track decision for me?


Someone else might have personal experience with a Sunday reply (mine was a Monday) but the way I see it, they say 10 days because they mean 10 days. Otherwise they'd qualify that to be "Ten days, excluding sundays" or something.

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

Postby samoby » Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:48 pm

Do PT decisions/updates to "decision made" ever go out after 5pm or has everyone been receiving them then or before?

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

Postby hayman » Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:05 pm

In RD (actually decision came in late oct. big packet with goodies came afterwards too). I like how fast Duke is. Hoye wrote out a personal note on the letter which was a nice touch.

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

Postby FluffMonster » Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:15 pm

Can someone please post a pic of the acceptance packet? :)

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

Postby okok » Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:47 pm

In!!

Pt and no why duke
Day 11 so I was pretty worried but everything turned out great

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

Postby okok » Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:52 pm

samoby wrote:Do PT decisions/updates to "decision made" ever go out after 5pm or has everyone been receiving them then or before?


Yeah they def send em out later

Got mine around 7 or 8

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

Postby Happy Gilmore » Sat Nov 09, 2013 2:56 pm

I believe I just received a RD acceptance without PT. However, it says I am not officially admitted until I submit an application for scholarship assistance. Is this just a method to Yield protect in case I am not actually interested? So they can claim that they only "officially admitted" 10%? I hope it means I am in because I really want to go here.

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

Postby CaptainLeela » Sat Nov 09, 2013 3:56 pm

Happy Gilmore wrote:I believe I just received a RD acceptance without PT. However, it says I am not officially admitted until I submit an application for scholarship assistance. Is this just a method to Yield protect in case I am not actually interested? So they can claim that they only "officially admitted" 10%? I hope it means I am in because I really want to go here.

I just checked, that's also in the language of my initial admissions email from last year. It's just semantic.

Congrats!!

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

Postby midnight_circus » Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:51 pm

Checking in! Congrats to everyone who has been accepted already.

Is anyone applying to the JD/LLM in Law & Entrepreneurship? Did any of the 1Ls/do you know people who did? It looks like an extremely cool program and it meshes really nicely with my interests, so I'll probably apply. I'm curious what you guys think though. :D

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

Postby fivestarfolds » Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:20 pm

midnight_circus wrote:Checking in! Congrats to everyone who has been accepted already.

Is anyone applying to the JD/LLM in Law & Entrepreneurship? Did any of the 1Ls/do you know people who did? It looks like an extremely cool program and it meshes really nicely with my interests, so I'll probably apply. I'm curious what you guys think though. :D

I applied for that. I met a few kids at duke who were doing the program. I was surprised to hear how small it is. I don't think that most people apply for it. I'm currently an MA in another graduate program so the llmle will overlap with the last three weeks of graduate school. I told duke that it would be relatively easy to make things work between the two but I'm not sure if they will be interested in that kind of uncertainty.




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