Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

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When are you applying?

September/I've already applied
35
19%
October
84
46%
November
45
24%
December
13
7%
2018
7
4%
 
Total votes: 184

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DistrictDisaster
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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby DistrictDisaster » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:11 pm

ruthenium44 wrote:Priority waitlisted. Pretty sure it's YP, didn't write a Why Duke yet. Oh well. It would have been nice to get my first acceptance in, but I guess I can always write a LOCI later if things don't work out otherwise.

Complete 10/30 email @4pm today.


I’m sorry you got bad news. I honestly doubt it’s YP.

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby ruthenium44 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:28 am

DistrictDisaster wrote:
ruthenium44 wrote:Priority waitlisted. Pretty sure it's YP, didn't write a Why Duke yet. Oh well. It would have been nice to get my first acceptance in, but I guess I can always write a LOCI later if things don't work out otherwise.

Complete 10/30 email @4pm today.


I’m sorry you got bad news. I honestly doubt it’s YP.


Let me have my delusions, man. Being a splitter is hard enough.

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby proteinshake » Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:49 am

ruthenium44 wrote:
DistrictDisaster wrote:
ruthenium44 wrote:Priority waitlisted. Pretty sure it's YP, didn't write a Why Duke yet. Oh well. It would have been nice to get my first acceptance in, but I guess I can always write a LOCI later if things don't work out otherwise.

Complete 10/30 email @4pm today.


I’m sorry you got bad news. I honestly doubt it’s YP.


Let me have my delusions, man. Being a splitter is hard enough.

It probably IS YP.

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby ugatvandy » Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:00 am

ruthenium44 wrote:
DistrictDisaster wrote:
ruthenium44 wrote:Priority waitlisted. Pretty sure it's YP, didn't write a Why Duke yet. Oh well. It would have been nice to get my first acceptance in, but I guess I can always write a LOCI later if things don't work out otherwise.

Complete 10/30 email @4pm today.


I’m sorry you got bad news. I honestly doubt it’s YP.


Let me have my delusions, man. Being a splitter is hard enough.


Are you a splitter though? If you really have a 177 and a 3.63, then, for Duke, isn't that a pretty traditional applicant considering you're over the 75th LSAT and within the middle 50% for GPA? Sorry, honestly just confused.

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby ltepen » Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:51 pm

Got priority reserved, which makes sense given my right-at-median LSAT and well-below 25th GPA. Actually, I expected an immediate ding, so I guess this is preferable. Hopefully I can raise my GPA this semester to a 3.5 or 3.53 and get in after updating my file. Even if I don't get money (I won't and therefore probably won't attend Duke) it would be nice to know I could get in.

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby Platopus » Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:27 pm

proteinshake wrote:
ruthenium44 wrote:
DistrictDisaster wrote:
ruthenium44 wrote:Priority waitlisted. Pretty sure it's YP, didn't write a Why Duke yet. Oh well. It would have been nice to get my first acceptance in, but I guess I can always write a LOCI later if things don't work out otherwise.

Complete 10/30 email @4pm today.


I’m sorry you got bad news. I honestly doubt it’s YP.


Let me have my delusions, man. Being a splitter is hard enough.

It probably IS YP.


+1, sounds like YP

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby DistrictDisaster » Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:13 pm

ugatvandy wrote:
ruthenium44 wrote:
DistrictDisaster wrote:
ruthenium44 wrote:Priority waitlisted. Pretty sure it's YP, didn't write a Why Duke yet. Oh well. It would have been nice to get my first acceptance in, but I guess I can always write a LOCI later if things don't work out otherwise.

Complete 10/30 email @4pm today.


I’m sorry you got bad news. I honestly doubt it’s YP.


Let me have my delusions, man. Being a splitter is hard enough.


Are you a splitter though? If you really have a 177 and a 3.63, then, for Duke, isn't that a pretty traditional applicant considering you're over the 75th LSAT and within the middle 50% for GPA? Sorry, honestly just confused.


Yeah, this is where I was coming from. I'm thinking since you didn't write a Why Duke maybe it could be YP in the sense that they know you have credentials to go elsewhere and you didn't indicate any particular interest in Duke. Obviously your LSAT score is amazing. But I think with your numbers it's more likely they just didn't get a yay duke vibe (which is totally fine).

I only say this because we've seen several ppl with great numbers who were accepted via PT. I definitely don't have your amazing LSAT score (me = 171) but I have a 3.95, a PhD from Hopkins, and am Manager of Research in an AmLaw 50 firm, and they accepted me. I did write a Why Duke (I wrote one for every single non-Top-6 school). So...I just don't really see YP at play. But maybe I'm the one with delusions. It sounds like you don't really want to go there, so I wouldn't worry.

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby Ntp73821 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:41 pm

can we have a new poll? :lol:

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby DonaldTrump » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:17 pm

DistrictDisaster wrote:
ugatvandy wrote:
ruthenium44 wrote:
DistrictDisaster wrote:
ruthenium44 wrote:Priority waitlisted. Pretty sure it's YP, didn't write a Why Duke yet. Oh well. It would have been nice to get my first acceptance in, but I guess I can always write a LOCI later if things don't work out otherwise.

Complete 10/30 email @4pm today.


I’m sorry you got bad news. I honestly doubt it’s YP.


Let me have my delusions, man. Being a splitter is hard enough.


Are you a splitter though? If you really have a 177 and a 3.63, then, for Duke, isn't that a pretty traditional applicant considering you're over the 75th LSAT and within the middle 50% for GPA? Sorry, honestly just confused.


Yeah, this is where I was coming from. I'm thinking since you didn't write a Why Duke maybe it could be YP in the sense that they know you have credentials to go elsewhere and you didn't indicate any particular interest in Duke. Obviously your LSAT score is amazing. But I think with your numbers it's more likely they just didn't get a yay duke vibe (which is totally fine).

I only say this because we've seen several ppl with great numbers who were accepted via PT. I definitely don't have your amazing LSAT score (me = 171) but I have a 3.95, a PhD from Hopkins, and am Manager of Research in an AmLaw 50 firm, and they accepted me. I did write a Why Duke (I wrote one for every single non-Top-6 school). So...I just don't really see YP at play. But maybe I'm the one with delusions. It sounds like you don't really want to go there, so I wouldn't worry.


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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby scalaw » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:26 pm

DistrictDisaster wrote:
ugatvandy wrote:
ruthenium44 wrote:
DistrictDisaster wrote:
ruthenium44 wrote:Priority waitlisted. Pretty sure it's YP, didn't write a Why Duke yet. Oh well. It would have been nice to get my first acceptance in, but I guess I can always write a LOCI later if things don't work out otherwise.

Complete 10/30 email @4pm today.


I’m sorry you got bad news. I honestly doubt it’s YP.


Let me have my delusions, man. Being a splitter is hard enough.


Are you a splitter though? If you really have a 177 and a 3.63, then, for Duke, isn't that a pretty traditional applicant considering you're over the 75th LSAT and within the middle 50% for GPA? Sorry, honestly just confused.


Yeah, this is where I was coming from. I'm thinking since you didn't write a Why Duke maybe it could be YP in the sense that they know you have credentials to go elsewhere and you didn't indicate any particular interest in Duke. Obviously your LSAT score is amazing. But I think with your numbers it's more likely they just didn't get a yay duke vibe (which is totally fine).

I only say this because we've seen several ppl with great numbers who were accepted via PT. I definitely don't have your amazing LSAT score (me = 171) but I have a 3.95, a PhD from Hopkins, and am Manager of Research in an AmLaw 50 firm, and they accepted me. I did write a Why Duke (I wrote one for every single non-Top-6 school). So...I just don't really see YP at play. But maybe I'm the one with delusions. It sounds like you don't really want to go there, so I wouldn't worry.


That’s the definition of YP.

Has the stats to go elsewhere+Doesn’t show enough interest in attending if accepted=waitlist

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:32 pm

scalaw wrote:
DistrictDisaster wrote:
ugatvandy wrote:
ruthenium44 wrote:
DistrictDisaster wrote:
ruthenium44 wrote:Priority waitlisted. Pretty sure it's YP, didn't write a Why Duke yet. Oh well. It would have been nice to get my first acceptance in, but I guess I can always write a LOCI later if things don't work out otherwise.

Complete 10/30 email @4pm today.


I’m sorry you got bad news. I honestly doubt it’s YP.


Let me have my delusions, man. Being a splitter is hard enough.


Are you a splitter though? If you really have a 177 and a 3.63, then, for Duke, isn't that a pretty traditional applicant considering you're over the 75th LSAT and within the middle 50% for GPA? Sorry, honestly just confused.


Yeah, this is where I was coming from. I'm thinking since you didn't write a Why Duke maybe it could be YP in the sense that they know you have credentials to go elsewhere and you didn't indicate any particular interest in Duke. Obviously your LSAT score is amazing. But I think with your numbers it's more likely they just didn't get a yay duke vibe (which is totally fine).

I only say this because we've seen several ppl with great numbers who were accepted via PT. I definitely don't have your amazing LSAT score (me = 171) but I have a 3.95, a PhD from Hopkins, and am Manager of Research in an AmLaw 50 firm, and they accepted me. I did write a Why Duke (I wrote one for every single non-Top-6 school). So...I just don't really see YP at play. But maybe I'm the one with delusions. It sounds like you don't really want to go there, so I wouldn't worry.


That’s the definition of YP.

Has the stats to go elsewhere+Doesn’t show enough interest in attending if accepted=waitlist


I don't know that I'd say that's the "definition" of YP. All schools are pretty upfront about weighting how excited an applicant is about the school, I think someone not getting in because the school doesn't think they want to attend is different from a school "protecting yield" by not admitting a student who's numbers are too high.

I guess the biggest difference is that YP applicants would be strong (almost guaranteed) candidates for significantly better schools, where as someone with competitive stats being watilisted because there wasn't enough documented commitment was just waitlisted.

I do think the two concepts are very similar, which leads to the general over exaggeration of the existence of YP, generally speaking though.

OP did get YPd though (gotchu bb ;))

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby ruthenium44 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:32 am

lol, I didn't mean to cause a debate. getting WLed made me work really hard on my Why Mich and id love to go there so it's a win win really

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby DistrictDisaster » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:36 am

And I didn't mean to sound like a snot (but no shame in my game Donnie). Sorry about that. Best of luck with Michigan! Sounds like it really was all for the best.

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby emx0824 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:43 am

Application went complete on 10/30 but is still not under review. I'm not PT or ED. Should I be worried?

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby hotdog96 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:49 am

emx0824 wrote:Application went complete on 10/30 but is still not under review. I'm not PT or ED. Should I be worried?


No, it took me around two weeks to go UR

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby ATXStudent » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:07 pm

emx0824 wrote:Application went complete on 10/30 but is still not under review. I'm not PT or ED. Should I be worried?


Not PT or ED as well. I went complete around 10/16, and just went under review Monday (11/6). I bet you'll be fine and go under review in a week or so! Best of luck!

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby rowdy » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:24 pm

ATXStudent wrote:
emx0824 wrote:Application went complete on 10/30 but is still not under review. I'm not PT or ED. Should I be worried?


Not PT or ED as well. I went complete around 10/16, and just went under review Monday (11/6). I bet you'll be fine and go under review in a week or so! Best of luck!


I'll be curious to see how quickly the non-PT decisions come back now that we're UR!

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby yqjyqj » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:17 pm

Day 9 on PT and still no UR2 (sigh) expecting a ding...

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby chrysippusofsoli » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:34 pm

yqjyqj wrote:Day 9 on PT and still no UR2 (sigh) expecting a ding...


I was still UR1 on Day 9 too, then suddenly I went UR2 and 5 hours later I was in. Don’t lose hope!

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby tinycatfriend » Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:34 pm

Last cycle I got PR with a lower LSAT score - I'm reapplying with a higher LSAT and still nothing. Should I just hang tight?

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby zachbp13 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:17 pm

I just got my acceptance package from Duke (was accepted PT last Tuesday) in the mail and the package looks like it went through a war zone (lots of small rips and tears and creases in the paper)...is this normal? :?

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby KENYADIGG1T » Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:18 pm

zachbp13 wrote:I just got my acceptance package from Duke (was accepted PT last Tuesday) in the mail and the package looks like it went through a war zone (lots of small rips and tears and creases in the paper)...is this normal? :?


THIS HAPPENED TO MINE TOO. Maybe the USPS has some beef against Duke? Still appreciated the swag, though.

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby Ntp73821 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:20 pm

KENYADIGG1T wrote:
zachbp13 wrote:I just got my acceptance package from Duke (was accepted PT last Tuesday) in the mail and the package looks like it went through a war zone (lots of small rips and tears and creases in the paper)...is this normal? :?


THIS HAPPENED TO MINE TOO. Maybe the USPS has some beef against Duke? Still appreciated the swag, though.


Mine too, lol. But I didn’t mind :lol:

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby zachbp13 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:22 pm

Ntp73821 wrote:
KENYADIGG1T wrote:
zachbp13 wrote:I just got my acceptance package from Duke (was accepted PT last Tuesday) in the mail and the package looks like it went through a war zone (lots of small rips and tears and creases in the paper)...is this normal? :?


THIS HAPPENED TO MINE TOO. Maybe the USPS has some beef against Duke? Still appreciated the swag, though.


Mine too, lol. But I didn’t mind :lol:


Haha, happy to hear I'm not alone. Congrats on your acceptances!

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:18 pm

zachbp13 wrote:I just got my acceptance package from Duke (was accepted PT last Tuesday) in the mail and the package looks like it went through a war zone (lots of small rips and tears and creases in the paper)...is this normal? :?



Definitely the norm. Mine looked like hell last year and it only had to go from NC to VA.

This years looked good but I'm in Durham so I'm convinced if it leaves the city It'll look terrible. I assume the color printing of the cardboard is just a lowish quality




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