In at Duke!

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los blancos
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby los blancos » Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:12 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:This PT crap is getting old. I did a bunch of work to make sure my all my apps were in early and I've been UR at Duke since 11/9. I've inquired about when to expect a decision and I was told they are up 25% in applications. People who submitted apps a week ago are hearing back and most of the early apps are still waiting around.

I don't even get the point of priority track. No one is going to attend Duke based on the fact that they accepted them w/in 10 days and most schools take 8 weeks.


I'm actually curious as to why they do it. The only thing that clearly sticks out to me is that it might bump their app volume a bit. They also probably have a slightly better picture of what their incoming class is going to look like earlier in the cycle.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Kronk » Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:18 pm

boilercat wrote:
hopefulundergrad wrote:This PT crap is getting old. I did a bunch of work to make sure my all my apps were in early and I've been UR at Duke since 11/9. I've inquired about when to expect a decision and I was told they are up 25% in applications. People who submitted apps a week ago are hearing back and most of the early apps are still waiting around.

I don't even get the point of priority track. No one is going to attend Duke based on the fact that they accepted them w/in 10 days and most schools take 8 weeks.


I'm actually curious as to why they do it. The only thing that clearly sticks out to me is that it might bump their app volume a bit. They also probably have a slightly better picture of what their incoming class is going to look like earlier in the cycle.



It's basically a way for them to presort auto-admits. I'm not even sure they read my application, just sent out the acceptance email.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby citydweller09 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:21 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:This PT crap is getting old. I did a bunch of work to make sure my all my apps were in early and I've been UR at Duke since 11/9. I've inquired about when to expect a decision and I was told they are up 25% in applications. People who submitted apps a week ago are hearing back and most of the early apps are still waiting around.

I don't even get the point of priority track. No one is going to attend Duke based on the fact that they accepted them w/in 10 days and most schools take 8 weeks.


+1, and I feel similarly about UVA. I plan on withdrawing from both within the next few days - no sense waiting around for a decision if they couldn't be bothered to make one after a solid 3 months.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby xcountryjunkie » Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:23 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:This PT crap is getting old. I did a bunch of work to make sure my all my apps were in early and I've been UR at Duke since 11/9. I've inquired about when to expect a decision and I was told they are up 25% in applications. People who submitted apps a week ago are hearing back and most of the early apps are still waiting around.

I don't even get the point of priority track. No one is going to attend Duke based on the fact that they accepted them w/in 10 days and most schools take 8 weeks.


+1. LOVE Duke, but I've been sitting at RFR for too long.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby devilishangelrjp » Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:26 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:This PT crap is getting old. I did a bunch of work to make sure my all my apps were in early and I've been UR at Duke since 11/9. I've inquired about when to expect a decision and I was told they are up 25% in applications. People who submitted apps a week ago are hearing back and most of the early apps are still waiting around.

I don't even get the point of priority track. No one is going to attend Duke based on the fact that they accepted them w/in 10 days and most schools take 8 weeks.


Yeah, right now, I'm not really liking the Priority Track. It just serves to make me more and more anxious because everyone but me is getting in.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Kronk » Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:28 pm

Eh. I think a lot of schools do that. I've been pending review at UVA since 9/18.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby 02082010 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:36 pm

VoidSix wrote:Eh. I think a lot of schools do that. I've been pending review at UVA since 9/18.


See, if I were in your position I would have withdrawn already. Four months? You're not fucking Yale/Stanford/Boalt who actually care about the entire app package. Give me a damn decision and stop worrying about yield/YP bullshit.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Kronk » Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:57 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:
VoidSix wrote:Eh. I think a lot of schools do that. I've been pending review at UVA since 9/18.


See, if I were in your position I would have withdrawn already. Four months? You're not fucking Yale/Stanford/Boalt who actually care about the entire app package. Give me a damn decision and stop worrying about yield/YP bullshit.


I've considered it many times. But I am holding out to see if UVA might throw a big scholarship at me after all the wait.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby 02082010 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:02 pm

VoidSix wrote:
hopefulundergrad wrote:
VoidSix wrote:Eh. I think a lot of schools do that. I've been pending review at UVA since 9/18.


See, if I were in your position I would have withdrawn already. Four months? You're not fucking Yale/Stanford/Boalt who actually care about the entire app package. Give me a damn decision and stop worrying about yield/YP bullshit.


I've considered it many times. But I am holding out to see if UVA might throw a big scholarship at me after all the wait.


Chancellors perhaps. Do you have good softs? It's full-tuition plus COL stipend.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby lemonpie » Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:06 pm

In! :D

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Jericwithers » Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:19 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:This PT crap is getting old. I did a bunch of work to make sure my all my apps were in early and I've been UR at Duke since 11/9. I've inquired about when to expect a decision and I was told they are up 25% in applications. People who submitted apps a week ago are hearing back and most of the early apps are still waiting around.

I don't even get the point of priority track. No one is going to attend Duke based on the fact that they accepted them w/in 10 days and most schools take 8 weeks.


Actually it was the PT invite that really moved Duke up to the #1 spot on my list. It gives invites more time to think about and research the school. However, I can see it from the other point of view as I have been "UR" at Virginia since November 1st and it has stoped me from thinking about attending the school. If they can get all early applicants decided upon by the end of Feb it doesn't really hurt them with that crowd. People just need a couple of weeks to considering a school and book arraingments to attend an ASW or visit.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Sauer Grapes » Sun Jan 24, 2010 3:39 pm

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby devilishangelrjp » Sun Jan 24, 2010 3:46 pm

Sauer Grapes wrote:Still no word... but status checker has said... "Decision made; you will be notified soon" for the past three hours or so.


You're in, probably. Don't sweat it.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Interminable_Waiting » Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:04 pm

Anything Grapes?? Mine says the same as yours.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Sauer Grapes » Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:08 pm

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby los blancos » Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:49 pm

Wow, they're making you guys wait a while. I got the e-mail less than 30 min after I got the decision made status checker.

Good luck!

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Interminable_Waiting » Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:51 pm

Yes. That makes me concerned for our chances.

Maybe they go through everyone for that day and then after making all the decisions they send out the emails. Hopefully we were early in the lineup.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Jericwithers » Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:54 pm

Interminable_Waiting wrote:Maybe they go through everyone for that day and then after making all the decisions they send out the emails. Hopefully we were early in the lineup.


TITCR. My status checker changed at 10am and didn't get my acceptance email until 3pm back in November.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Interminable_Waiting » Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:42 pm

Priority Reserve... Time to write the Why Duke.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Sauer Grapes » Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:46 pm

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Re: In at Duke!

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby devilishangelrjp » Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:59 pm

Sauer Grapes wrote:Just got the email. I'm in!


Told you. Good job!

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Interminable_Waiting » Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:17 pm

Congrats Sauer Grapes. PM me your numbers when you have a chance.

Anyone else on PR currently??? Or anyone who was but has been accepted???

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby cardinalandgold » Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:30 pm

Interminable_Waiting wrote:Congrats Sauer Grapes. PM me your numbers when you have a chance.

Anyone else on PR currently??? Or anyone who was but has been accepted???

I'm currently on PR. Sent in my LOCI and waiting to hear back.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby initech » Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:43 pm

I've been at "File Under Review" since 10/19, anyone else have this?




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