In at Duke!

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AngryAvocado
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby AngryAvocado » Wed Nov 25, 2009 6:04 pm

Congrats to those who got in!

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby 02082010 » Wed Nov 25, 2009 6:10 pm

puppins wrote:
kinch wrote:Just got the accepted email a minute ago. I didn't get a PT invite, so it was nice to hear back so soon.


+1


Were you both at Decision Made at all today?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby puppleberry finn » Wed Nov 25, 2009 6:12 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:Were you both at Decision Made at all today?

No, I was at UR (and it updated to today's date) earlier today. I didn't check it again after I posted in this thread, though, and then got the email a little before 5pm, so I don't actually know when I went to Decision Made on the Status checker.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby jss1100 » Wed Nov 25, 2009 6:18 pm

I have been under review all November. It just updated my under review status to today, 11/25. This happens just before they render a decision right? This school is my biggest reach and I applied ED so will be interesting to see what happens. I expect to be rejected but I guess historically most rejections come much later in the cycle, so I hear.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby CardinalRules » Wed Nov 25, 2009 7:10 pm

puppins wrote:Changed from UR 11/19 ish to UR 11/25. hmm. I wanted it to be decision made :(


Me too! Does it mean anything, I wonder?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby facetious » Fri Nov 27, 2009 7:07 pm

In! Email at 4:56. Status was under review this morning, changed to decision made this afternoon. My first acceptance :D :shock:

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby CardinalRules » Fri Nov 27, 2009 7:08 pm

IN by email after just a week under review!

For other applicants' reference, I did not write a "why Duke?" or a specific PS; I only sent them the generic version. Hopefully, this information will encourage those of you who didn't compose a Duke-specific essay. :)

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby CardinalRules » Fri Nov 27, 2009 7:09 pm

facetious wrote:In! Email at 4:56. Status was under review this morning, changed to decision made this afternoon. My first acceptance :D :shock:


Congratulations! Like first love, a first acceptance is always especially memorable. :D

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby galahad85 » Fri Nov 27, 2009 7:20 pm

managamy wrote:IN by email after just a week under review!

For other applicants' reference, I did not write a "why Duke?" or a specific PS; I only sent them the generic version. Hopefully, this information will encourage those of you who have Harvard-level numbers and didn't compose a Duke-specific essay. :)


Fixed. ;)

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby CardinalRules » Fri Nov 27, 2009 7:33 pm

galahad85 wrote:
managamy wrote:IN by email after just a week under review!

For other applicants' reference, I did not write a "why Duke?" or a specific PS; I only sent them the generic version. Hopefully, this information will encourage those of you who have Harvard-level numbers and didn't compose a Duke-specific essay. :)


Fixed. ;)


Clever editing! :P You made me catch my breath for a minute there...

EDIT: Maybe I should have said that the information ought to encourage those who feared YP here.
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby tintin » Fri Nov 27, 2009 7:47 pm

I've been under review for a month, so I guess I shouldn't be looking forward to an acceptance at this point huh?

:roll:

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Amelie » Fri Nov 27, 2009 7:57 pm

managamy wrote:
galahad85 wrote:
managamy wrote:IN by email after just a week under review!

For other applicants' reference, I did not write a "why Duke?" or a specific PS; I only sent them the generic version. Hopefully, this information will encourage those of you who have Harvard-level numbers and didn't compose a Duke-specific essay. :)


Fixed. ;)


Clever editing! :P You made me catch my breath for a minute there...

EDIT: Maybe I should have said that the information ought to encourage those who feared YP here.


Seems like they aren't YPing this year, based on LSN. And while your numbers are much higher than mine, I didn't write a Why Duke either, so it certainly doesn't seem necessary for acceptance (at least for those above Duke's medians).

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby CyLaw » Fri Nov 27, 2009 8:32 pm

Does the Duke admissions office ever take time off?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby CardinalRules » Fri Nov 27, 2009 8:35 pm

CyLaw wrote:Does the Duke admissions office ever take time off?


Doesn't seem so from the evidence, does it?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby johndh » Fri Nov 27, 2009 8:40 pm

tintin wrote:I've been under review for a month, so I guess I shouldn't be looking forward to an acceptance at this point huh?

:roll:


I was under review for about 3 weeks and got accepted.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby DCLawGW » Sat Nov 28, 2009 9:19 am

My Status date changed to Under Review 11/27/2009 after it was Under Review on the 17th - Did anyone else's change and not receive an e-mail? Do you think I can expect an e-mail this weekend?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby kinch » Sat Nov 28, 2009 12:31 pm

Anyone know how long it takes to get the actual mail acceptance after getting the email?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby dms87 » Sat Nov 28, 2009 3:44 pm

kinch wrote:Anyone know how long it takes to get the actual mail acceptance after getting the email?


I got the acceptance email at 9:30 PM on 11/23, and I received the mail package on 11/27. It's a very cool package imo.
I get kinda jaded from reading TLS, but Duke is an AMAZING law school, and I'm so excited to have been accepted.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby CardinalRules » Sat Nov 28, 2009 7:00 pm

DCLawGW wrote:My Status date changed to Under Review 11/27/2009 after it was Under Review on the 17th - Did anyone else's change and not receive an e-mail? Do you think I can expect an e-mail this weekend?


Probably Monday, I think. My status updated to UR on 11/25 after becoming UR on 11/19. Then, I received the email on the morning of 11/27 (11/26 being Thanksgiving).

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby clint4law » Sat Nov 28, 2009 7:12 pm

I assume things aren't looking to good for me since my status hasn't changed since 11/3.
Current Status: File ready for review
Current Status Date: 11/3/2009

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby CardinalRules » Sat Nov 28, 2009 7:21 pm

clint4law wrote:I assume things aren't looking to good for me since my status hasn't changed since 11/3.
Current Status: File ready for review
Current Status Date: 11/3/2009


My status at Chicago hasn't changed from "complete" since 11/3, so I don't think that it's necessarily a bad sign.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Jornste » Sun Nov 29, 2009 3:13 am

Is it correct to assume that "file under review" translates to the file being complete and that a decisions on its way??

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby AngryAvocado » Sun Nov 29, 2009 4:00 am

Jornste wrote:Is it correct to assume that "file under review" translates to the file being complete and that a decisions on its way??


UR means it's complete, but not necessarily that a decision is "on it's way" or even looming for that matter. Sometimes it goes through "rounds" of being under review, and it can sometimes take several weeks for a decision to be reached after going under review. When a decision is reached, it will change to "Decision Rendered" or some basic variation thereof.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby CardinalRules » Sun Nov 29, 2009 4:38 am

AngryAvocado wrote:
Jornste wrote:Is it correct to assume that "file under review" translates to the file being complete and that a decisions on its way??


UR means it's complete, but not necessarily that a decision is "on it's way" or even looming for that matter. Sometimes it goes through "rounds" of being under review, and it can sometimes take several weeks for a decision to be reached after going under review. When a decision is reached, it will change to "Decision Rendered" or some basic variation thereof.


Just to add to this comment, Duke's specific variant is "Decision made; you will be notified soon." You'll receive the decision email within less than 24 hours of when that is posted.

UR is a slight step further than complete, since it means that the committee is actually looking at your file, not just that it's in the towering pile looming over them.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby forza » Sun Nov 29, 2009 3:10 pm

In at Duke via e-mail today. Nice! :D




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