In at Duke!

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thickfreakness
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby thickfreakness » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:02 pm

Huluba23 wrote:I have decent softs and no misconducts or anything like that.

I did not write a Why Duke? Hopefully thats the reason................


That's why they WL'd you. If they give a PT Invitation fee waiver and you don't write a Why Duke it's almost guaranteed that you'll be waitlisted so they can protect their yield on the class. I bet there's a ton of people who apply PT without any substantial interest in Duke just to stroke their ego or get a T14 offer to negotiate with to other schools. Writing a good Why Duke is a way you can show legitimate interest and protect yourself from the YP.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby cardinalandgold » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:04 pm

utcris410 wrote:Did anyone else get an invitation for PT BINDING?

I got an invitation for the PT-Binding. Was put on priority reserve.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby utcris410 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:06 pm

cardinalandgold wrote:
utcris410 wrote:Did anyone else get an invitation for PT BINDING?

I got an invitation for the PT-Binding. Was put on priority reserve.

Thanks! I got PT Binding, but just applied regular. Hadn't seen anyone else mention "binding".

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Huluba23 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:08 pm

So the reason I was waitlisted and not Priority reserved is because of the Why Duke?

Is there a difference between PR and WL?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby jammybaby » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:13 pm

Huluba23 wrote:So the reason I was waitlisted and not Priority reserved is because of the Why Duke?

Is there a difference between PR and WL?



I did not write a "why duke", I was PT, and I was accepted. So not writing a "why duke" does not necessarily seal the deal.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Sauer Grapes » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:16 pm

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Huluba23 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:22 pm

I would think that when applying really late in the cycle via PT a Why Duke? becomes a little more important

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby jammybaby » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:30 pm

Sauer Grapes wrote:
jammybaby wrote:
Huluba23 wrote:So the reason I was waitlisted and not Priority reserved is because of the Why Duke?

Is there a difference between PR and WL?



I did not write a "why duke", I was PT, and I was accepted. So not writing a "why duke" does not necessarily seal the deal.

What were your numbers?

I did not write a "why duke" either. I'm very interested in Duke and they are in my personal top five, but I am fairly flexible depending on what offers I get from any of those top five.


174/3.71

I don't disagree that a "why duke" could be good. But at the time, I didn't feel like I had enough to say to write a good essay.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby dms87 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:31 pm

Anyone know when scholarship information begins to be released? I know they weren't going to consider scholarships until January anyway, but I don't know when offers are made.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby wjnahill » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:34 pm

jammybaby wrote:
Sauer Grapes wrote:
jammybaby wrote:
Huluba23 wrote:So the reason I was waitlisted and not Priority reserved is because of the Why Duke?

Is there a difference between PR and WL?



I did not write a "why duke", I was PT, and I was accepted. So not writing a "why duke" does not necessarily seal the deal.

What were your numbers?

I did not write a "why duke" either. I'm very interested in Duke and they are in my personal top five, but I am fairly flexible depending on what offers I get from any of those top five.


174/3.71

I don't disagree that a "why duke" could be good. But at the time, I didn't feel like I had enough to say to write a good essay.


When did you apply though? If it was early in the process they might not care as much as they would for an applicant who didnt bother to toss them an app until they were offered the PT.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby tintin » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:35 pm

withdrew yesterday because I didn't want to bother with an interview and I knew I wasn't going to attend. Hopefully it will make things easier for you guys who are still waiting!

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby jammybaby » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:48 pm

When did you apply though? If it was early in the process they might not care as much as they would for an applicant who didnt bother to toss them an app until they were offered the PT.[/quote]

I applied January 7th, after I got the PT.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Jericwithers » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:51 pm

I was accepted PT, but it was early in the cycle and with a Why Duke. I really enjoyed writing the Why Duke, and if you can't put the effort to write a 1 page essay on a school you shouldn't bother applying because you won't attend.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby devilishangelrjp » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:55 pm

Jericwithers wrote:I was accepted PT, but it was early in the cycle and with a Why Duke. I really enjoyed writing the Why Duke, and if you can't put the effort to write a 1 page essay on a school you shouldn't bother applying because you won't attend.


That's completely untrue, and with that method of logic, good luck there.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby wjnahill » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:57 pm

Hmm... so I'm on day 9 of the Duke PT and my status checker just changed from UR 1/12 to UR 1/21. Does that pretty much mean WL?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Sauer Grapes » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:01 pm

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Jericwithers » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:09 pm

Sauer Grapes wrote:
devilishangelrjp wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:I was accepted PT, but it was early in the cycle and with a Why Duke. I really enjoyed writing the Why Duke, and if you can't put the effort to write a 1 page essay on a school you shouldn't bother applying because you won't attend.


That's completely untrue, and with that method of logic, good luck there.

I thought the same thing, but decided not to post the "fault in logic" style post. :lol:

Anyway, I think eric has somewhat of a point, but there are a variety of reasons one would not write a why duke essay, as well as a variety of reasons that person who failed to write "why duke" would still be VERY happy attending Duke.


I shouldn't have made my post so definitive. However, unless you didn't write a 'why' essay anywhere whats a good excuse to exclude a single school? I know that I didn't write a why essay for NU, and if admitted I probably won't attend (barring a huge financial incentive).

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Sauer Grapes » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:22 pm

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby urban_cdn » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:29 pm

sorry if this has been asked guys, i was just wondering if anyone has been accepted who was put on priority reserve awhile back? i was put on it after applying PT in early november. thanks!

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby dk8 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:32 pm

urban_cdn wrote:sorry if this has been asked guys, i was just wondering if anyone has been accepted who was put on priority reserve awhile back? i was put on it after applying PT in early november. thanks!


One guy on TLS says he was.

I'm on PR and I'm gonna write a LOCI and take a trip to Durham very soon.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby wakefield » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:57 pm

I read like 5-7 pages back before giving up - how long does it usually take to receive an email after the status changes to "decision made"? Mine just changed today (I applied via priority track).

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby astro1819 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:00 pm

Has anyone gone from being "Ready for Review" to "Under Review" recently? Wondering especially about those who went RFR in December. Thanks.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby LS18 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:02 pm

astro1819 wrote:Has anyone gone from being "Ready for Review" to "Under Review" recently? Wondering especially about those who went RFR in December. Thanks.


I was RFR around mid-December and went under review this week.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Sauer Grapes » Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:02 pm

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby wakefield » Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:04 pm

Sauer Grapes wrote:
wakefield wrote:I read like 5-7 pages back before giving up - how long does it usually take to receive an email after the status changes to "decision made"? Mine just changed today (I applied via priority track).

I think most say they get the email in the evening.

Good Luck!



Thanks! I'll be SO great at waiting around by the time this cycle is over.




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