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law2012
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Re: decision at duke

Postby law2012 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:08 pm

EyeBeeM wrote:
law2012 wrote:Waitlisted at Duke this morning.


Didn't you get into Berkeley the other day?


Yesterday, yeah.

cnola
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Re: decision at duke

Postby cnola » Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:09 pm

WL as expected.

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hokie09
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Re: decision at duke

Postby hokie09 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:33 pm

EyeBeeM wrote:Maybe my ultra-quick acceptance to UVa made my expectations a bit unrealistic. How did I get in to UVa and get WL'd at Duke? WTF?

CONSISTENCY PLEASE!


That happened to me too. Very odd.

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EyeBeeM
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Re: decision at duke

Postby EyeBeeM » Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:34 pm

law2012 wrote:
EyeBeeM wrote:
law2012 wrote:Waitlisted at Duke this morning.


Didn't you get into Berkeley the other day?


Yesterday, yeah.


Must be a YP for you.

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Re: decision at duke

Postby EyeBeeM » Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:35 pm

hokie09 wrote:
EyeBeeM wrote:Maybe my ultra-quick acceptance to UVa made my expectations a bit unrealistic. How did I get in to UVa and get WL'd at Duke? WTF?

CONSISTENCY PLEASE!


That happened to me too. Very odd.


NM....saw your info. Odd.
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Mr.Smith
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Re: decision at duke

Postby Mr.Smith » Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:35 pm

WL here too. Its far and away my top choice. Would it help the cause to fly across country to visit?

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hokie09
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Re: decision at duke

Postby hokie09 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:35 pm

yep, very early on as well.

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EyeBeeM
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Re: decision at duke

Postby EyeBeeM » Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:36 pm

Mr.Smith wrote:WL here too. Its far and away my top choice. Would it help the cause to fly across country to visit?


It might...but ultimately enough people need to withdraw their acceptances for it to matter.

Only 160 slots.

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Re: decision at duke

Postby Mr.Smith » Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:39 pm

EyeBeeM wrote:
Mr.Smith wrote:WL here too. Its far and away my top choice. Would it help the cause to fly across country to visit?


It might...but ultimately enough people need to withdraw their acceptances for it to matter.

Only 160 slots.


Yeah, I am sure that is true. I was just thinking that when making a decision on who to take of the WL, the assurance that that person will attend has to help at least some.

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EyeBeeM
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Re: decision at duke

Postby EyeBeeM » Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:07 pm

Mr.Smith wrote:
EyeBeeM wrote:
Mr.Smith wrote:WL here too. Its far and away my top choice. Would it help the cause to fly across country to visit?


It might...but ultimately enough people need to withdraw their acceptances for it to matter.

Only 160 slots.


Yeah, I am sure that is true. I was just thinking that when making a decision on who to take of the WL, the assurance that that person will attend has to help at least some.


In that case, maybe you should write a letter that says if accepted off the WL you will guarantee attendance and will promptly withdraw from all other offers.

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Re: decision at duke

Postby Mr.Smith » Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:12 pm

EyeBeeM wrote:
Mr.Smith wrote:
EyeBeeM wrote:
Mr.Smith wrote:WL here too. Its far and away my top choice. Would it help the cause to fly across country to visit?


It might...but ultimately enough people need to withdraw their acceptances for it to matter.

Only 160 slots.


Yeah, I am sure that is true. I was just thinking that when making a decision on who to take of the WL, the assurance that that person will attend has to help at least some.


In that case, maybe you should write a letter that says if accepted off the WL you will guarantee attendance and will promptly withdraw from all other offers.


That is what I will probably end up doing. Just sucks that would end all chance at finaid (although I doubt they make offers to people on WL) and I would basically be committing to 60k in debt a year. :cry: O well, still worth it.

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Re: decision at duke

Postby TopCat » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:12 pm

WL'ed from 2/17 batch too. Not the *Priority Reserve* list. Will probably withdraw.

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Re: decision at duke

Postby FoxTrot » Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:16 pm

Wait listed via email this morning. Does anyone know what the trends/action has been with the wait list in the past couple years?

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Re: decision at duke

Postby bcb1986 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:00 pm

Dinged today (2/13 batch). No surprise

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summertimechi
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Re: decision at duke

Postby summertimechi » Sat Feb 21, 2009 5:28 pm

WL'ed yesterday, 2/17 batch, withdrew today. Best of luck, everyone!!

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specialist73
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Re: decision at duke

Postby specialist73 » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:14 pm

In via email this afternoon - the first response I've received. It's nice to begin on a high note.

3.63/172.

Applied Feb. 1; complete Feb. 11. (Status checker still reads "a decision has not yet been made.")

Best of luck to those still waiting to hear...

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Re: decision at duke

Postby flybuck17 » Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:22 pm

WL as well. part of the 2/17 batch. i'll probably end up withdrawing, but maybe not right away.

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Re: decision at duke

Postby YellowRose » Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:23 pm

Does anyone have any info on how being waitlisted for the summer programs works? What are the chances of actually getting accepted before the early start. I applied to the JD/LLM in international law. I am planning on sending in a LOCI this week. Is there a priority waitlist for the summer programs?

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Re: decision at duke

Postby donaldson11 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:03 pm

just got the waitlist email. Applied late December 173/3.6

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h2ho
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Re: decision at duke

Postby h2ho » Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:51 am

They keep updating my status date, but it continually says "a decision has not yet been made". Is this normal? I realize I'm probably asking a stupid question but give me a break, Im losing my mind. :cry:

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Re: decision at duke

Postby donaldson11 » Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:27 am

Yes, it's normal. Your status will continue to be "updated" (I think daily), even though the status itself (decision made/not made) may be the same.

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Re: decision at duke

Postby mvk216 » Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:28 am

I was waitlisted a few weeks ago but after hearing about the priority waitlist I called Duke to find out the details. The woman at the admissions office was not only stand-offish but pretended not to know what I was talking about when I mentioned the priority waitlist. When I asked her directly if they had one this year she said they have had them in the past but don't have one this year. So, either I am missing something of the office outright lied to me as many people on this board have said they received the priority waitlist e-mail. Not cool Duke, not cool :x

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h2ho
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Re: decision at duke

Postby h2ho » Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:30 am

donaldson11 wrote:Yes, it's normal. Your status will continue to be "updated" (I think daily), even though the status itself (decision made/not made) may be the same.



Thanks, I appreciate it. phew

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Re: decision at duke

Postby worldtraveler » Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:30 am

Withdrawing from priority reserve today. Good luck everyone, especially if it's your top choice!

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Re: decision at duke

Postby donaldson11 » Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:33 am

mvk216 wrote:I was waitlisted a few weeks ago but after hearing about the priority waitlist I called Duke to find out the details. The woman at the admissions office was not only stand-offish but pretended not to know what I was talking about when I mentioned the priority waitlist. When I asked her directly if they had one this year she said they have had them in the past but don't have one this year. So, either I am missing something of the office outright lied to me as many people on this board have said they received the priority waitlist e-mail. Not cool Duke, not cool :x



Not cool at all. At least be honest about things, especially when you're confronting her with a specific question and she straight out lies? Obviously, I'm assuming she's just doing what she was told, but all this is making Duke less and less attractive.




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