In at Duke!

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Torvon
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Torvon » Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:43 am

LieutKaffee wrote:Ugh, waitlisted. I hope this isn't a sign of things to come for my cycle.


Actual waitlist or priority reserve?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:36 am

snickersnicker wrote:Really looks like YP in your case. 172/3.6, while a moderate split, is pretty good for Duke. Unless you have no softs or wrote a horrible PS or something. Maybe try a LOCI.


I assume the whole 10-day response thing was a one-time offer, correct? In other words, even if I write a great LOCI tomorrow, I have no reason to expect a prompt response. My understanding is the WL process can last well into the summer of a given cycle.

I don't really know much about Duke or how I feel about going there. If I don't get into my ED school, Duke wasn't as much on my radar as a backup as, say, Northwestern or Michigan or Virginia. I just know it would have been a great feeling to be officially admitted to a law school, and this was my first shot. For all intents and purposes, I'd say Duke probably took themselves out of the running with this decision.
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:36 am

Torvon wrote:
LieutKaffee wrote:Ugh, waitlisted. I hope this isn't a sign of things to come for my cycle.


Actual waitlist or priority reserve?


Pretty sure just the waitlist. I'm not sure what priority reserve is. I saw a piece of a conversation above with someone in the same situation. The snippet of the email he posted was the same one I got.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby dudester » Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:46 am

LieutKaffee wrote:
Torvon wrote:
LieutKaffee wrote:Ugh, waitlisted. I hope this isn't a sign of things to come for my cycle.


Actual waitlist or priority reserve?


Pretty sure just the waitlist. I'm not sure what priority reserve is. I saw a piece of a conversation above with someone in the same situation. The snippet of the email he posted was the same one I got.


Priority Reserve applicants are admitted at various points during the cycle as people start to turn down admission offers. Also, Duke usually taps the PR list before going to the wait list after the seat deposit deadline. Your e-mail would've read "We have completed a thorough review of your application, and would like to offer you a space on our Priority Reserve list for this year's entering class.", if you were on the PR list.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:49 am

Ah, okay. Regular waitlist for me. If I was an adcomm, I'd put the YP-victims on the WL and the borderline candidates on the PR. That way you make the overqualified prove their interest while automatically accepting those you almost accepted as spots open up. I'm really hoping this decision is more a YP than a reflection on my application. Or I'm pretty much screwed.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby snickersnicker » Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:42 am

Went from File Ready For Review to Under Review today!

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby dms87 » Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:56 am

Went under review 11/13, then again 11/20........today's the big day?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby alex06 » Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:15 am

IN!!!! So excited. Clearly my first acceptance. Awesome that they include acceptance into the double degree programs into the Priority Track process. I'm going to get the scholarship form in asap. Congrats to everyone else in the thread!

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby dms87 » Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:18 am

alex06 wrote:IN!!!! So excited. Clearly my first acceptance. Awesome that they include acceptance into the double degree programs into the Priority Track process. I'm going to get the scholarship form in asap. Congrats to everyone else in the thread!


Congratulations!

When'd you get your acceptance? When did the status checker chance? When did you go under review/complete? Thanks......really nervous.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby alex06 » Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:42 am

dms87 wrote:
alex06 wrote:IN!!!! So excited. Clearly my first acceptance. Awesome that they include acceptance into the double degree programs into the Priority Track process. I'm going to get the scholarship form in asap. Congrats to everyone else in the thread!


Congratulations!

When'd you get your acceptance? When did the status checker chance? When did you go under review/complete? Thanks......really nervous.



Hey-- I'm abroad so timing is a little off for me. When I went to bed last night, the status checker still said under review. I first went under review on the 12th (submitted the 11th), then under review again the 19th. The acceptance came sometime very late in the workday (Duke-time) on Sunday based on my gmail time stamp. Don't worry, you'll hear soon!

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby dms87 » Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:44 am

alex06 wrote:
dms87 wrote:
alex06 wrote:IN!!!! So excited. Clearly my first acceptance. Awesome that they include acceptance into the double degree programs into the Priority Track process. I'm going to get the scholarship form in asap. Congrats to everyone else in the thread!


Congratulations!

When'd you get your acceptance? When did the status checker chance? When did you go under review/complete? Thanks......really nervous.



Hey-- I'm abroad so timing is a little off for me. When I went to bed last night, the status checker still said under review. I first went under review on the 12th (submitted the 11th), then under review again the 19th. The acceptance came sometime very late in the workday (Duke-time) on Sunday based on my gmail time stamp. Don't worry, you'll hear soon!


Thanks!

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby babin.6 » Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:17 pm

m,n.
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby jsj83 » Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:36 pm

anybody who is not PT and whose under review status changed dates last week hear anything yet? I'm wondering how long final review takes for those of us without PT apps...

Ms. Chippewa Lake
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Ms. Chippewa Lake » Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:46 pm

My Status date changed to today's date what does that mean? I'm ED and scared...

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby junebug99 » Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:09 pm

Ms. Chippewa Lake wrote:My Status date changed to today's date what does that mean? I'm ED and scared...



I'm also ED and my status has not changed since "File Under Review 11/9/2009" You will probably get a decision soon.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Philaw » Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:20 pm

Ms. Chippewa Lake wrote:My Status date changed to today's date what does that mean? I'm ED and scared...


<-----ED, under review since 10/28. *sigh*

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Philaw » Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:21 pm

Good luck, though Ms. Chippewa Lake!

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Ms. Chippewa Lake » Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:18 pm

Philaw, what are your numbers if you don't mind?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Philaw » Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:34 pm

I'll PM you Ms. Chippewa.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Ms. Chippewa Lake » Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:44 pm

Ok thank you:)

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby MahaloMontana » Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:47 pm

LieutKaffee wrote:Ah, okay. Regular waitlist for me. If I was an adcomm, I'd put the YP-victims on the WL and the borderline candidates on the PR. That way you make the overqualified prove their interest while automatically accepting those you almost accepted as spots open up. I'm really hoping this decision is more a YP than a reflection on my application. Or I'm pretty much screwed.


It's quite possible they're YPing, but I was admitted on Friday off priority track with a 171 and 3.7 gpa. I tacked on about 2 lines at the end of my personal statement to say why i was interested in duke. perhaps you could submit a brief letter of interest.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby rogerlodge » Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:48 pm

reject 171, 3.6. Wasn't in top choices, but still any rejection sucks. Thankful I only spent $12 on the application. I wonder if I sent my Why Michigan essay to Duke?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby 02082010 » Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:51 pm

rogerlodge wrote:reject 171, 3.6

:shock:

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Helmholtz » Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:53 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:
rogerlodge wrote:reject 171, 3.6

:shock:


+1

Holy shit, were there some serious c&f issues going on or something?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby goodolgil » Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:55 pm

A straight-up rejection is kinda crazy in November. Have any theories as to why?




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