In at Duke!

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ankit
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby ankit » Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:10 pm

danidancer wrote:
terpette wrote:my file is still "ready for review" (I only submitted a few days ago due to waiting foreverrrrrrrr for a LOR)

how long did it take for you to go from "ready for review" to "under review"?


I've been "ready for review" since 11/4. :(


Same here, stuck at that status since 11/9....I think they're just really swamped with PT applicants. That's the impression I got in my correspondence with them.

likeaspark
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby likeaspark » Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:11 pm

lawschoolapp1 wrote:Was a PT applicant and got put on "priority reserve" today. 172 3.61. I'm sure this will make some folks nervous haha. Don't know what went wrong i even wrote a crappy "why duke" essay.


Sorry to hear that, and yes, that makes me extremely nervous. When did you go complete?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Applicant2010 » Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:14 pm

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lawschoolapp1
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby lawschoolapp1 » Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:16 pm

went compete 11/30

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Jericwithers
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:25 pm

There was an upper-limit for PT, but I am not sure what it was.

Sorry for your priority reserve status, but I assume it was YP. Try to show some more interest if you really are into Duke.

likeaspark
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby likeaspark » Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:28 pm

How appropriate is it to e-mail or call admissions to express interest? I'm now 6 days into my 10 day PT stretch, and Duke is one of my tip top choices. In the rush of applications I didn't write a Why Duke. Too late to submit one/call/e-mail?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby CardinalRules » Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:29 pm

likeaspark wrote:How appropriate is it to e-mail or call admissions to express interest? I'm now 6 days into my 10 day PT stretch, and Duke is one of my tip top choices. In the rush of applications I didn't write a Why Duke. Too late to submit one/call/e-mail?


I think that you are better off not sending one at this point, since a late submission makes you seem disorganized and apathetic.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:32 pm

managamy wrote:
likeaspark wrote:How appropriate is it to e-mail or call admissions to express interest? I'm now 6 days into my 10 day PT stretch, and Duke is one of my tip top choices. In the rush of applications I didn't write a Why Duke. Too late to submit one/call/e-mail?


I think that you are better off not sending one at this point, since a late submission makes you seem disorganized and apathetic.


I would atleast wait to see what the decision is before calling them or emailing them. Do you really think you would get priority reserved?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby likeaspark » Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:36 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
managamy wrote:
likeaspark wrote:How appropriate is it to e-mail or call admissions to express interest? I'm now 6 days into my 10 day PT stretch, and Duke is one of my tip top choices. In the rush of applications I didn't write a Why Duke. Too late to submit one/call/e-mail?


I think that you are better off not sending one at this point, since a late submission makes you seem disorganized and apathetic.


I would atleast wait to see what the decision is before calling them or emailing them. Do you really think you would get priority reserved?


Well, lawschoolapp1 got PR with a 172 and a 3.61. My stats, at 171 and 3.74 LSDAS are comparable. Plus, I think I mentioned before, I have some potentially touchy circumstances. Soooooooo, yes, I think priority reserve is not out of the question, particularly if I fail to show specific interest in Duke.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:43 pm

likeaspark wrote:Well, lawschoolapp1 got PR with a 172 and a 3.61. My stats, at 171 and 3.74 LSDAS are comparable. Plus, I think I mentioned before, I have some potentially touchy circumstances. Soooooooo, yes, I think priority reserve is not out of the question, particularly if I fail to show specific interest in Duke.


Sorry, I forgot I asked that earlier (trying to study finance and posting on TLS just results in failure at both). I still think it would be best to wait and see, as you might get in. I would be afraid of making them question the app or have to add to it and then only have 4 days to make a decision.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby clint4law » Thu Dec 10, 2009 12:57 am

jasmoon wrote:I just got in!
App complete/UR: 11/30


you're numbers are more impressive but you give me some hope since I'm also an 11/30 UR.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby los blancos » Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:26 am

Jericwithers wrote:
boilercat wrote:should i ask for priority track?


I think some people said they got a 10 day turnaround like they were PT even though they wern't invited. If your numbers are close enough they will put you on PT track when you submit.



Yeah the thing is with my numbers, I expected an invite. I do have a 162 from June so that might be killing the PT invite.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby T14forME » Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:45 am

ankit wrote:
danidancer wrote:
terpette wrote:my file is still "ready for review" (I only submitted a few days ago due to waiting foreverrrrrrrr for a LOR)

how long did it take for you to go from "ready for review" to "under review"?


I've been "ready for review" since 11/4. :(


Same here, stuck at that status since 11/9....I think they're just really swamped with PT applicants. That's the impression I got in my correspondence with them.


I've been stuck at "ready for review" since 11/9, too.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Burberry by Burberry » Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:15 am

T14forME wrote:I've been stuck at "ready for review" since 11/9, too.

+1

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Veritas » Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:24 am

Burberry by Burberry wrote:
T14forME wrote:I've been stuck at "ready for review" since 11/9, too.

+1

I was UR in Oct, then UR 11/16 and I'm stuck there. Come on d00k!

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby virginiagirl55 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:17 am

im sure this has been asked before, but i don't have time to read through all the threads (boo finals.) i just went under review PT at Duke today... do they notify by email or snail mail? im leaving for christmas in a few and don't want to wait until jan 13 to get my mail and find out. or well my status checker say "congratulations!"?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby likeaspark » Thu Dec 10, 2009 12:08 pm

You'll get the decision by e-mail!

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby gossipgirl » Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:19 pm

I was at 11/9 Under Review, NOW at 12/10 Under Review!!!!

Almost as good as a decision :P

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby mikeh915 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:48 pm

New Under review update from 11/16 to 12/10 as well, is that a good or bad sign?
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starrydecisus
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby starrydecisus » Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:51 pm

blah still UR since 10/25. Absolutely no movement!

BlueHeel
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby BlueHeel » Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:52 pm

Are those of you seeing the recent movement ED candidates?

mikeh915
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby mikeh915 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:53 pm

I'm not, I am RD sent complete around 10/30

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby gossipgirl » Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:54 pm

BlueHeel wrote:Are those of you seeing the recent movement ED candidates?


Nope non-priority RD

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby hermione0901 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:07 pm

boilercat wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:
boilercat wrote:should i ask for priority track?


I think some people said they got a 10 day turnaround like they were PT even though they wern't invited. If your numbers are close enough they will put you on PT track when you submit.



Yeah the thing is with my numbers, I expected an invite. I do have a 162 from June so that might be killing the PT invite.


I'm in a similar situation. Numbers significantly above their 75th in both LSAT and GPA, I would have thought I could be PT, but no invite. Seeing as they're already reviewing my file. Is it possible to ask at this point for PT consideration, or is it too late?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby hiro86 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:14 pm

hermione0901 wrote:
boilercat wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:
boilercat wrote:should i ask for priority track?


I think some people said they got a 10 day turnaround like they were PT even though they wern't invited. If your numbers are close enough they will put you on PT track when you submit.



Yeah the thing is with my numbers, I expected an invite. I do have a 162 from June so that might be killing the PT invite.


I'm in a similar situation. Numbers significantly above their 75th in both LSAT and GPA, I would have thought I could be PT, but no invite. Seeing as they're already reviewing my file. Is it possible to ask at this point for PT consideration, or is it too late?

From my own experience, even if your numbers are better than most PT applicants it will take much longer to get a decision than if you were PT. But, at this point I would just wait. It took about 4-5 weeks for me to hear back.




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