Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

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When are you applying?

September/I've already applied
35
19%
October
84
45%
November
45
24%
December
14
8%
2018
7
4%
 
Total votes: 185

lawschoolapps7777777
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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby lawschoolapps7777777 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:40 pm

PT, submitted 11/11, went complete 11/13, and under review today. Here is to waiting :oops:

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

Postby austinlove » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:53 pm

checking in. complete 11/13. UR today. PT

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

Postby Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:01 pm

virginiadirewolf wrote:.


Can we get a new poll? Seems most application dates have passed

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

Postby Ntp73821 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:03 pm

Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash wrote:
virginiadirewolf wrote:.


Can we get a new poll? Seems most application dates have passed

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

Postby Phebesteroni » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:00 am

Received acceptance today!
Submitted 11/4, went complete 11/6 with PT, received acceptance 11/14.
LSAT and GPA both 75th percentile. Non-URM.

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Bush v. Gorgeous
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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby Bush v. Gorgeous » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:27 am

Phebesteroni wrote:Received acceptance today!
Submitted 11/4, went complete 11/6 with PT, received acceptance 11/14.
LSAT and GPA both 75th percentile. Non-URM.


Congrats!!!

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

Postby bababoom » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:03 pm

accepted via PT! LSAT > 75th, GPA < 25th. non-URM. I nearly had a panic attack on day 10.

I wrote a Why Duke, but given how many people on here are stressing about having nothing to say I think it's important to note that the prompts for most of these include what you can contribute to the school (and even without that specification, I don't think you look bad for addressing that). I spent a good part of my "why" essays talking specifically about the kinds of law i'm interested in (my PS wasn't super related to it) and then had about a paragraph tying it into Duke and how Duke addresses those types of law (or Michigan, Northwestern, NYU, etc) at the end--the campus, the classes, the clinics, all of which you can get from googling.

Just my two cents! Congrats to all accepted and good luck to the people who are waiting!!

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

Postby thirstypls » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:52 pm

In at Duke yesterday, PT.
<25th LSAT
Between 25th and 50th GPA
URM

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

Postby emx0824 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:15 pm

How long should non-PT people expect to hear back from Duke once UR?

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

Postby PWADatUNC » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:57 am

What time of day have day 10 PT decisions been coming out this cycle? I’m sure some people have said but I don’t want to read back through all 20 pages again

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

Postby wulfy10 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:50 am

emx0824 wrote:How long should non-PT people expect to hear back from Duke once UR?


I was non-PT and went UR2 11/13, then heard back 11/14!

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

Postby wsq01 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:15 am

wulfy10 wrote:
emx0824 wrote:How long should non-PT people expect to hear back from Duke once UR?


I was non-PT and went UR2 11/13, then heard back 11/14!


Wow that is fast, are you ED?

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

Postby wulfy10 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:22 am

wsq01 wrote:
wulfy10 wrote:
emx0824 wrote:How long should non-PT people expect to hear back from Duke once UR?


I was non-PT and went UR2 11/13, then heard back 11/14!


Wow that is fast, are you ED?


I am not! I applied mid-September though, so that might be why.

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

Postby Bojack93 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:57 am

PWADatUNC wrote:What time of day have day 10 PT decisions been coming out this cycle? I’m sure some people have said but I don’t want to read back through all 20 pages again


I don't think there has been much consistency. I got mine around 4:30 pm FWIW.

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

Postby Bush v. Gorgeous » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:04 am

Bojack93 wrote:
PWADatUNC wrote:What time of day have day 10 PT decisions been coming out this cycle? I’m sure some people have said but I don’t want to read back through all 20 pages again


I don't think there has been much consistency. I got mine around 4:30 pm FWIW.


+1. 4:49 PM.

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

Postby andysimbi » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:56 am

Bush v. Gorgeous wrote:
Bojack93 wrote:
PWADatUNC wrote:What time of day have day 10 PT decisions been coming out this cycle? I’m sure some people have said but I don’t want to read back through all 20 pages again


I don't think there has been much consistency. I got mine around 4:30 pm FWIW.


+1. 4:49 PM.


5:30pm for me (though was maybe day 9)

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

Postby Ntp73821 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:58 am

PWADatUNC wrote:What time of day have day 10 PT decisions been coming out this cycle? I’m sure some people have said but I don’t want to read back through all 20 pages again

Around 6 EST for me
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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby emx0824 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:09 am

wulfy10 wrote:
emx0824 wrote:How long should non-PT people expect to hear back from Duke once UR?


I was non-PT and went UR2 11/13, then heard back 11/14!


When did you go UR 1?

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

Postby wulfy10 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:20 am

emx0824 wrote:
wulfy10 wrote:
emx0824 wrote:How long should non-PT people expect to hear back from Duke once UR?


I was non-PT and went UR2 11/13, then heard back 11/14!


When did you go UR 1?


I think it was 10/20!!

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

Postby rowdy » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:40 am

Lmao your times mean nothing without time zones folks

(Not that it matters anyways, we'll find out when we find out)

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

Postby PWADatUNC » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:29 pm

rowdy wrote:Lmao your times mean nothing without time zones folks

(Not that it matters anyways, we'll find out when we find out)


I’m in NC so I’ve just been assuming they were all EST since that’s Duke’s time zone.

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

Postby light_roast_covfefe » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:38 pm

Anyone hear anything on the ED front?

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

Postby Log Lady » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:34 pm

I'm super stressing. I applied PT and was supposed to hear back early this week. Day 10, first thing in the morning, I got a request for more information- basically for an explanation of an anomalous semester of terrible grades. I responded within the hour and the admissions person said he would add the explanation to my file and continue to review it... now I don't know what to expect. Has anyone heard of something similar happen? Are all bets off for PT now and the timeline could be anything? Should I consider it a reset and give it another 10 days before I start to worry?

Stats are 178/3.65 for what it's worth. Wrote a Why Duke. Status checker says under review with the updated date (so, UR2 I guess). I know the answer is probably just sit back and relax, but I'm just wondering if anyone else has had a situation like this.

(This also prompted me to send in a grade addendum to all my other submitted apps. Yikes. Hope that one terrible semester doesn't kill my chances, I'd like to go back in time and give myself a good shake).

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

Postby PWADatUNC » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:55 pm

Log Lady wrote:I'm super stressing. I applied PT and was supposed to hear back early this week. Day 10, first thing in the morning, I got a request for more information- basically for an explanation of an anomalous semester of terrible grades. I responded within the hour and the admissions person said he would add the explanation to my file and continue to review it... now I don't know what to expect. Has anyone heard of something similar happen? Are all bets off for PT now and the timeline could be anything? Should I consider it a reset and give it another 10 days before I start to worry?

Stats are 178/3.65 for what it's worth. Wrote a Why Duke. Status checker says under review with the updated date (so, UR2 I guess). I know the answer is probably just sit back and relax, but I'm just wondering if anyone else has had a situation like this.

(This also prompted me to send in a grade addendum to all my other submitted apps. Yikes. Hope that one terrible semester doesn't kill my chances, I'd like to go back in time and give myself a good shake).



With stats like yours, I bet more than anything it's them trying to decide between giving you a lot of money, and a whole lot of money, when they send their offer. Don't stress too much about it, they'll send it once they're ready. I would say give it another 5-6 days after you sent the explanation. If you don't hear anything 10 days after you send, then shoot them an email.

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

Postby Log Lady » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:57 pm

PWADatUNC wrote:
Log Lady wrote:I'm super stressing. I applied PT and was supposed to hear back early this week. Day 10, first thing in the morning, I got a request for more information- basically for an explanation of an anomalous semester of terrible grades. I responded within the hour and the admissions person said he would add the explanation to my file and continue to review it... now I don't know what to expect. Has anyone heard of something similar happen? Are all bets off for PT now and the timeline could be anything? Should I consider it a reset and give it another 10 days before I start to worry?

Stats are 178/3.65 for what it's worth. Wrote a Why Duke. Status checker says under review with the updated date (so, UR2 I guess). I know the answer is probably just sit back and relax, but I'm just wondering if anyone else has had a situation like this.

(This also prompted me to send in a grade addendum to all my other submitted apps. Yikes. Hope that one terrible semester doesn't kill my chances, I'd like to go back in time and give myself a good shake).



With stats like yours, I bet more than anything it's them trying to decide between giving you a lot of money, and a whole lot of money, when they send their offer. Don't stress too much about it, they'll send it once they're ready. I would say give it another 5-6 days after you sent the explanation. If you don't hear anything 10 days after you send, then shoot them an email.


Thanks so much, that helps a ton. I hope you're right! I think I"ll wait until another 10 days after sending the explanation, as you suggest, and then shoot them a polite e-mail if I still haven't heard. Honestly just deciding on another deadline and not worrying about it until then is a huge relief! Thanks!




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