In at Duke!

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knows11
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby knows11 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:56 pm

julesm2200 wrote:Does anyone know how long it takes to get the packet in the mail? I was admitted over a week ago and have yet to recieve it... I suppose the holidays just could have delayed it. I guess I'm just really impatient!


I got accepted on 12/18, but was told that they were not sending out acceptance packets until January 4th. I just got mine today via Fedex. I'm sure you'll get it soon.

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5ky
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby 5ky » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:38 am

I mailed in my financial aid form in the week between Christmas and New Years, and today got an email confirming that Duke did, in fact, receive the form. Part of the email:

This email is to confirm our receipt of your scholarship application form. The scholarship committee will begin to review scholarship applications in mid-January, and will notify you of their decision via US mail.

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utcris410
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby utcris410 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:14 am

applied yesterday. tagging this thread.

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devilishangelrjp
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby devilishangelrjp » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:57 am

utcris410 wrote:applied yesterday. tagging this thread.


Good luck! I applied last week, when I sent out a wave of applications. Harvard is my technical #1, but it's a school I applied to just to show my dad that I couldn't get in. Duke is my #1 that I actually have a chance to get into, however small it might be.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby astro1819 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:26 pm

Has anyone noticed if movement happens more on Fridays or Mondays than in the middle of the week, or does it seem to be dispersed equally throughout the week?

sukaili
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby sukaili » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:14 pm

My status checker went to File under review on 12/7, then changed to 12/23, now 1/6. Anyone else's under review date change a bunch of times? I wish I had been invited to apply priority track...

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GeePee
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby GeePee » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:17 pm

sukaili wrote:My status checker went to File under review on 12/7, then changed to 12/23, now 1/6. Anyone else's under review date change a bunch of times? I wish I had been invited to apply priority track...

I was UR 12/8, no changes afterward.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby holborn » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:21 pm

sukaili wrote:My status checker went to File under review on 12/7, then changed to 12/23, now 1/6. Anyone else's under review date change a bunch of times? I wish I had been invited to apply priority track...


Mine updated once after going under review. I got a decision a few days later, although I was PT. I think it just means that another person looked at your file.

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MarkRenton
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby MarkRenton » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:27 pm

Padimud wrote:
tram988 wrote:UR since 10/5...bad sign? Low numbers...very low


I have been under review since 10/6 and I am taking this to be a bad sign. I don't have super low numbers but too low for them to get excited about -


Some schools are very rigorous about deciding on files in the order that they were received. I don't believe Duke is like this. It seems like they'll hold certain files forever and then maybe extend an invitation to interview... My basic point is that while not being immediately accepted at some schools may not be a good sign, I think with the way Duke operates, it's not nearly as much as a bad sign. I think they simply think about certain files for significant amounts of time and feel no pressure to decide spontaneously. Because they do have a PT track, this probably allows them to do this more than other places; they let the autoadmits in quickly and providing them time to really consider the splitters and the more iffy cases.

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initech
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby initech » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:19 pm

I've been under review since 10/19...I have no idea what to think about this.

democrattotheend
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby democrattotheend » Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:40 pm

GeePee wrote:
sukaili wrote:My status checker went to File under review on 12/7, then changed to 12/23, now 1/6. Anyone else's under review date change a bunch of times? I wish I had been invited to apply priority track...

I was UR 12/8, no changes afterward.


Does under review mean your file is complete?

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TheWire
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby TheWire » Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:42 pm

5ky wrote:I mailed in my financial aid form in the week between Christmas and New Years, and today got an email confirming that Duke did, in fact, receive the form. Part of the email:

This email is to confirm our receipt of your scholarship application form. The scholarship committee will begin to review scholarship applications in mid-January, and will notify you of their decision via US mail.


+1 on everything...Duke is honestly about my top choice and I would LoOoOve to get a generous scholarship...I hate that TLS has so many duke-haters

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby tram988 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:45 pm

initech wrote:I've been under review since 10/19...I have no idea what to think about this.

10/5 here

enzo66
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby enzo66 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:46 pm

Just got an email from Dean Hoye: I'm in JD/LLM in intl/comp law. 170 (Dec. score mixed with two prior low 160s scores) with 3.99. Decent softs.

MissLucky
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby MissLucky » Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:05 am

does "file ready for review" mean that you are complete? thanks!

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby AngryAvocado » Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:07 am

MissLucky wrote:does "file ready for review" mean that you are complete? thanks!


Yep, sure does.

enzo66 wrote:Just got an email from Dean Hoye: I'm in JD/LLM in intl/comp law. 170 (Dec. score mixed with two prior low 160s scores) with 3.99. Decent softs.


Congrats!

CanadianEH
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby CanadianEH » Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:01 am

How does Duke issue decisions? My status checker updated from under review 01/04/2010 to 01/07/2010 sometime today - does this mean that they have made one? I am PT btw.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby uganik » Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:49 am

tram988 wrote:
initech wrote:I've been under review since 10/19...I have no idea what to think about this.

10/5 here



Under review since 10/12

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utcris410
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby utcris410 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:37 pm

File ready for review 1/8/10.

empirestateofmind
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby empirestateofmind » Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:25 pm

has anyone else been sitting at "file ready for review" forever? I've been ready since 11/8...

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devilishangelrjp
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby devilishangelrjp » Sat Jan 09, 2010 3:41 am

empirestateofmind wrote:has anyone else been sitting at "file ready for review" forever? I've been ready since 11/8...


Not exactly forever, but long enough to make me anxious. I just want SOME change in the status, not even a decision, but even just an "under review" would make me happy.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby sunnygirl » Sat Jan 09, 2010 6:51 am

devilishangelrjp wrote:
empirestateofmind wrote:has anyone else been sitting at "file ready for review" forever? I've been ready since 11/8...


Not exactly forever, but long enough to make me anxious. I just want SOME change in the status, not even a decision, but even just an "under review" would make me happy.


Change may not be something good. Mine has been under review since 11/30. And I nearly forget I have applied.......

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby APimpNamedSlickback » Sat Jan 09, 2010 6:52 am

empirestateofmind wrote:has anyone else been sitting at "file ready for review" forever? I've been ready since 11/8...



i was ready for review 11/20 and just went under review. i suggest dropping them an email.

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Dtackpat75
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Dtackpat75 » Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:31 am

This thread has been totally hijacked

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summerschooled
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby summerschooled » Sat Jan 09, 2010 12:24 pm

Applied early November, in as of yesterday!




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