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Jericwithers
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Jericwithers » Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:13 pm

jmaan wrote:Got my WL email on this wonderful saturday


Dont feel bad; it was priority reserve right? You actually have a chance of getting accepted of that list!

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby jmaan » Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:21 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
jmaan wrote:Got my WL email on this wonderful saturday


Dont feel bad; it was priority reserve right? You actually have a chance of getting accepted of that list!



thanks for the hope...we'll see

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby triplecats » Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:17 pm

When does Duke start sending out scholarship info? I sent in the form a few days ago...

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Scrutinizer » Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:41 am

I just got deferred. I guess I'm supposed to feel lucky because I've been "offered a place" on a "Priority Reserve list". Yay...go me. It sounds so exclusive. Who wants to be accepted, when you can be "priority reserved?" Sweeeeet.

For the record, I'm above both 75ths.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby los blancos » Sun Jan 17, 2010 2:21 pm

Scrutinizer wrote:I just got deferred. I guess I'm supposed to feel lucky because I've been "offered a place" on a "Priority Reserve list". Yay...go me. It sounds so exclusive. Who wants to be accepted, when you can be "priority reserved?" Sweeeeet.

For the record, I'm above both 75ths.



I would bet a nice sum it's YP

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby portena » Sun Jan 17, 2010 2:24 pm

Scrutinizer wrote:I just got deferred. I guess I'm supposed to feel lucky because I've been "offered a place" on a "Priority Reserve list". Yay...go me. It sounds so exclusive. Who wants to be accepted, when you can be "priority reserved?" Sweeeeet.

For the record, I'm above both 75ths.


Damn. Did you write a Why Duke?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby lawblahblah » Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:07 pm

My status changed to "decision made" at some point earlier today. No e-mail yet, does anyone know how long the delay usually is?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby devilishangelrjp » Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:20 pm

lawblahblah wrote:My status changed to "decision made" at some point earlier today. No e-mail yet, does anyone know how long the delay usually is?


No, but my fingers are crossed for you.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby lawblahblah » Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:45 pm

devilishangelrjp wrote:
lawblahblah wrote:My status changed to "decision made" at some point earlier today. No e-mail yet, does anyone know how long the delay usually is?


No, but my fingers are crossed for you.


The finger crossing worked! Applied PT in October, got a request for Fall grades, and finally received the acceptance. 176 3.7. By the way Dean Hoye is awesome!

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby devilishangelrjp » Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:17 pm

lawblahblah wrote:
devilishangelrjp wrote:
lawblahblah wrote:My status changed to "decision made" at some point earlier today. No e-mail yet, does anyone know how long the delay usually is?


No, but my fingers are crossed for you.


The finger crossing worked! Applied PT in October, got a request for Fall grades, and finally received the acceptance. 176 3.7. By the way Dean Hoye is awesome!


Yeah, there was no doubt then! Congratulations! Hopefully I can rejoice for myself soon.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby of Benito Cereno » Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:22 pm

Priority reserve. Didn't write a why duke, with a 178/3.6 I can only imagine its a YP. Didn't know they did that. Whatever.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby MarkRenton » Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:24 pm

It seems like Duke has really expanded the priority reserve list. I think in prior years, it was a very small group. This year, it seems like hardly anyone has received a standard WL.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby devilishangelrjp » Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:24 pm

of Benito Cereno wrote:Priority reserve. Didn't write a why duke, with a 178/3.6 I can only imagine its a YP. Didn't know they did that. Whatever.


Perhaps write a Why Duke?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby of Benito Cereno » Sun Jan 17, 2010 5:07 pm

Torvon wrote:
hiro86 wrote:Duke is not doing any YP as far as I can tell. Look at the graph on LSN. It's possible they are doing YP for a few random cases where they somehow decide the candidate has no interest. But, I have no idea how this would work. The only strange thing Duke tends to do is not give PT to people with YP level numbers.


Well the one applicant in question didn't write a "Why Duke?", so that probably goes a long way in showing little to no interest. If they were rejecting everyone with those numbers and only accepting people with higher numbers I would buy into the whole "more competitive year" explanation but that isn't the case. I dunno, did you two accidentally include a "Why X?" for a different school in your Duke applications? Seems to be the most plausible explanation thus far.


Does everyone really write the why duke. I didn't and get PRed with a 178/3.6. Whatever, but just wondering if not writing a why duke shows an unusual lake of interest or is fairly common. Just making sure the PR was result of lack of interest and not a bad application.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby devilishangelrjp » Sun Jan 17, 2010 5:10 pm

of Benito Cereno wrote:
Torvon wrote:
hiro86 wrote:Duke is not doing any YP as far as I can tell. Look at the graph on LSN. It's possible they are doing YP for a few random cases where they somehow decide the candidate has no interest. But, I have no idea how this would work. The only strange thing Duke tends to do is not give PT to people with YP level numbers.


Well the one applicant in question didn't write a "Why Duke?", so that probably goes a long way in showing little to no interest. If they were rejecting everyone with those numbers and only accepting people with higher numbers I would buy into the whole "more competitive year" explanation but that isn't the case. I dunno, did you two accidentally include a "Why X?" for a different school in your Duke applications? Seems to be the most plausible explanation thus far.


Does everyone really write the why duke. I didn't and get PRed with a 178/3.6. Whatever, but just wondering if not writing a why duke shows an unusual lake of interest or is fairly common. Just making sure the PR was result of lack of interest and not a bad application.


Perhaps with your numbers, a "why Duke" might have been good. With my numbers, it looks like I'm begging for admission (and I really am not above begging). With your numbers, any of the other places you applied to could accept you, and a Why Duke letter might go a long way to reassure the admissions committee that you are really interested. I mean, if you're interested in someplace, you should be able to explain why.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby of Benito Cereno » Sun Jan 17, 2010 5:14 pm

devilishangelrjp wrote:
of Benito Cereno wrote:
Torvon wrote:
hiro86 wrote:Duke is not doing any YP as far as I can tell. Look at the graph on LSN. It's possible they are doing YP for a few random cases where they somehow decide the candidate has no interest. But, I have no idea how this would work. The only strange thing Duke tends to do is not give PT to people with YP level numbers.


Well the one applicant in question didn't write a "Why Duke?", so that probably goes a long way in showing little to no interest. If they were rejecting everyone with those numbers and only accepting people with higher numbers I would buy into the whole "more competitive year" explanation but that isn't the case. I dunno, did you two accidentally include a "Why X?" for a different school in your Duke applications? Seems to be the most plausible explanation thus far.


Does everyone really write the why duke. I didn't and get PRed with a 178/3.6. Whatever, but just wondering if not writing a why duke shows an unusual lake of interest or is fairly common. Just making sure the PR was result of lack of interest and not a bad application.


Perhaps with your numbers, a "why Duke" might have been good. With my numbers, it looks like I'm begging for admission (and I really am not above begging). With your numbers, any of the other places you applied to could accept you, and a Why Duke letter might go a long way to reassure the admissions committee that you are really interested. I mean, if you're interested in someplace, you should be able to explain why.

Yea, I wasn't really all that interested to be honest. But I got a fee waiver and thought I'd apply and see if I got some money that maybe I could use to negotiate at wherever I end up going. But I'm just worried that its a flaw in the application (as I got held at Michigan too) and not YP (especially as Duke doesn't seem to do that much). However, if most people write Why Duke maybe I just pissed them off by not doing it. Anybody get in with CCN+ numbers and not write a why duke?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Amelie » Sun Jan 17, 2010 5:18 pm

of Benito Cereno wrote:Yea, I wasn't really all that interested to be honest. But I got a fee waiver and thought I'd apply and see if I got some money that maybe I could use to negotiate at wherever I end up going. But I'm just worried that its a flaw in the application (as I got held at Michigan too) and not YP (especially as Duke doesn't seem to do that much). However, if most people write Why Duke maybe I just pissed them off by not doing it. Anybody get in with CCN+ numbers and not write a why duke?


I don't have an LSAT nearly as good as yours, but I have CCN numbers and got in with no Why Duke. But you have potential for CCN $$ which may have made a difference in Duke's eyes. Plus it's later in the cycle and Duke seems to be putting more people with high numbers on reserve now than they did earlier.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby roxy8338 » Sun Jan 17, 2010 5:23 pm

For everyone that has received a decision--did your status change to indicate that the decision was coming, or for some people did it still say under review even after the e-mail had arrived?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby of Benito Cereno » Sun Jan 17, 2010 5:34 pm

maggiebre wrote:
of Benito Cereno wrote:Yea, I wasn't really all that interested to be honest. But I got a fee waiver and thought I'd apply and see if I got some money that maybe I could use to negotiate at wherever I end up going. But I'm just worried that its a flaw in the application (as I got held at Michigan too) and not YP (especially as Duke doesn't seem to do that much). However, if most people write Why Duke maybe I just pissed them off by not doing it. Anybody get in with CCN+ numbers and not write a why duke?


I don't have an LSAT nearly as good as yours, but I have CCN numbers and got in with no Why Duke. But you have potential for CCN $$ which may have made a difference in Duke's eyes. Plus it's later in the cycle and Duke seems to be putting more people with high numbers on reserve now than they did earlier.

I'd rather be in your position (especially the gpa). I'm going to get YPed everywhere but CCN and you get in with $ all over. Puts you in a much better position to negotiate at CCN. Plus you stand a much better chance at HYS.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby crm » Sun Jan 17, 2010 5:41 pm

Does it help or hurt my chances if I applied for the May 2010 entrance for the joint jd/llm? my numbers are lower than medians so I'm pretty sure im not getting in anyway, but just curious.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Sogui » Sun Jan 17, 2010 7:44 pm

Got in today! Less than 10 days after receiving the fee waiver, GO GO PRIORITY TRACK!

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby democrattotheend » Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:33 pm

of Benito Cereno wrote:
Torvon wrote:
hiro86 wrote:Duke is not doing any YP as far as I can tell. Look at the graph on LSN. It's possible they are doing YP for a few random cases where they somehow decide the candidate has no interest. But, I have no idea how this would work. The only strange thing Duke tends to do is not give PT to people with YP level numbers.


Well the one applicant in question didn't write a "Why Duke?", so that probably goes a long way in showing little to no interest. If they were rejecting everyone with those numbers and only accepting people with higher numbers I would buy into the whole "more competitive year" explanation but that isn't the case. I dunno, did you two accidentally include a "Why X?" for a different school in your Duke applications? Seems to be the most plausible explanation thus far.


Does everyone really write the why duke. I didn't and get PRed with a 178/3.6. Whatever, but just wondering if not writing a why duke shows an unusual lake of interest or is fairly common. Just making sure the PR was result of lack of interest and not a bad application.


I also did not write a separate "Why Duke" essay and got priority reserve with a 3.82/173. And someone else who had a 3.83/174 also got priority reserve on Friday. I did have a "why Duke" paragraph in my personal statement, but not an entire essay about it.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:14 am

triplecats wrote:When does Duke start sending out scholarship info? I sent in the form a few days ago...


Checking the thread last year the first person to post scholarship information was mid February.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby jmaan » Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:22 am

MarkRenton wrote:It seems like Duke has really expanded the priority reserve list. I think in prior years, it was a very small group. This year, it seems like hardly anyone has received a standard WL.


lol i got normal waiting list

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Reedie » Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:25 am

No why duke, accepted 171/3.65.




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