In at Duke!

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lsathalon
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby lsathalon » Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:52 am

initech wrote:I'm in the same boat. I'm dead-set that I would go to Duke if accepted. Should I send a LOCI? Possibly mentioning that I'd be willing to do a binding-PT?



write a why duke/send a loci; they're practically the same thing, but definitely do it! The application process is full of incomplete information, and Duke has to make a guess about how serious a person is about Duke every single time they review a file. If you know you want to attend Duke, tell them so they can take it into account! It can only help you.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby los blancos » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:48 am

initech wrote:I'm in the same boat. I'm dead-set that I would go to Duke if accepted. Should I send a LOCI? Possibly mentioning that I'd be willing to do a binding-PT?



I think it depends on how much Duke is a reach for you (if it is at all) and how badly you want the school. For me, I liked Berkeley so much and figured I'd have <30% shot at it that I basically wrote a binding statement in my PS.

Only offer to bind yourself to them if you're 100% sure you'd attend at full sticker tuition. OTOH if you're in the 'strong consider' category on LSP I don't think it's wise since you have a shot at $$$.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby JCSrider » Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:49 am

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



Same here..exact same date...no word...

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Hattori Hanzo » Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:47 am

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



Same here..exact same date...no word...


At least you're UR. I have been ready for review since 1/04.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby nyskidude » Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:51 am

Under review since 10/19 as well. I think my stats put me at weak consider-consider, so it's not completely surprising. I'm just pulling for a Duke/Berkeley/Knock-on-wood-pray-to-god-would-strangle-a-puppy-if-necessary Stanford.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby initech » Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:08 am

I'm somewhere around 3.5 with a 169. It's borderline.

I haven't heard back from Berkeley either, but I'm pretty sure that will be a ding. Duke was my top choice from the beginning, but I was hoping to possibly see someone else around the T14 bite with a tad of money. That didn't come through, so I think I'll be sending the LOCI.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby astro1819 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:54 am

Hattori Hanzo wrote:
JCSrider wrote:
initech wrote:I've been at "File Under Review" since 10/19, anyone else have this?



Same here..exact same date...no word...


At least you're UR. I have been ready for review since 1/04.


Try 12/04. And I know that there are people still waiting RFR longer than me. (though it seems like they're finally getting into the non-PT December submitters).

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby xcountryjunkie » Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:01 pm

astro1819 wrote:
Hattori Hanzo wrote:
JCSrider wrote:
initech wrote:I've been at "File Under Review" since 10/19, anyone else have this?



Same here..exact same date...no word...


At least you're UR. I have been ready for review since 1/04.


Try 12/04. And I know that there are people still waiting RFR longer than me. (though it seems like they're finally getting into the non-PT December submitters).


They are. I'm a 12/1 that went UR yesterday. Perhaps you're only a few days behind?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby astro1819 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:05 pm

xcountryjunkie wrote:
They are. I'm a 12/1 that went UR yesterday. Perhaps you're only a few days behind?


Hopefully!

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby devilishangelrjp » Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:24 pm

Hattori Hanzo wrote:
JCSrider wrote:
initech wrote:I've been at "File Under Review" since 10/19, anyone else have this?



Same here..exact same date...no word...


At least you're UR. I have been ready for review since 1/04.


Me too.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby RhubarbPie » Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:26 pm

When do people on priority reserve start hearing? Or is it pretty much a waitlist (i.e. we shouldn't expect to hear until like May-August)? I was put on priority reserve sometime in October. I was a PT applicant.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Prime12 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:30 pm

UR 1/26... Applied late Nov.

Not holding my breath however. LSAT at median and GPA below med.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby thickfreakness » Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:44 pm

So, any folks whose PT timer was up this weekend hear anything back today? Any RD movement today, be it going under review or decision rendered?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby 84Sunbird2000 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:27 pm

After much deliberation, sent in my Binding PT ED form today for the JD/MA English program. I applied on 1/22. I'm marginal numbers wise (166/3.75), but I'm hoping my WE, as well as my DS and Addendums help me out. I realized that there are only three schools I'd pay sticker for (even if I had a 180), and those would be Cornell, Duke, and Stanford. I have no shot at all for Stanford, and Cornell's apps are WAY up, so I'm actually pretty excited/nervous now.

In my heart, though, I could never root for Dook in basketball.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby holydonkey » Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:36 pm

kwhitegocubs wrote:After much deliberation, sent in my Binding PT ED form today for the JD/MA English program.


It's still possible to ED at Duke? I think I'm just confused.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby 84Sunbird2000 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:47 pm

Yeah. After the December LSAT, they sent some people a non-binding PT option, but others a binding PT ED. Mine was the latter.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:48 pm

I sent in the Financial Aid papers way back in October. Does anyone know when they start to give Financial Aid Decisions?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby gahthelaw » Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:50 pm

0L Hoping for 1 wrote:I sent in the Financial Aid papers way back in October. Does anyone know when they start to give Financial Aid Decisions?


do they require the FAFSA before they make a decision?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:52 pm

gahthelaw wrote:
0L Hoping for 1 wrote:I sent in the Financial Aid papers way back in October. Does anyone know when they start to give Financial Aid Decisions?


do they require the FAFSA before they make a decision?

I am not sure. I send FAFSA a few weeks ago, but on their form for Merit Aid, it asks you the financial information if you want Need-Based Aid

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby lsathalon » Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:58 pm

kwhitegocubs wrote:After much deliberation, sent in my Binding PT ED form today for the JD/MA English program. I applied on 1/22. I'm marginal numbers wise (166/3.75), but I'm hoping my WE, as well as my DS and Addendums help me out. I realized that there are only three schools I'd pay sticker for (even if I had a 180), and those would be Cornell, Duke, and Stanford. I have no shot at all for Stanford, and Cornell's apps are WAY up, so I'm actually pretty excited/nervous now.

In my heart, though, I could never root for Dook in basketball.



It seems like you made a wise choice...and don't worry about not rooting for them in basketball; I went to Carolina undergrad, and I still like Duke law :)

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Jericwithers » Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:06 pm

0L Hoping for 1 wrote:
gahthelaw wrote:
0L Hoping for 1 wrote:I sent in the Financial Aid papers way back in October. Does anyone know when they start to give Financial Aid Decisions?


do they require the FAFSA before they make a decision?

I am not sure. I send FAFSA a few weeks ago, but on their form for Merit Aid, it asks you the financial information if you want Need-Based Aid


Their website says nothing about filling out a FAFSA to get scholarships. Last year the first scholarship decision was released around mid Feb.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Kronk » Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:17 pm

They release them on a rolling basis starting in February.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Sauer Grapes » Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:21 pm

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby astro1819 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:45 pm

thickfreakness wrote:So, any folks whose PT timer was up this weekend hear anything back today? Any RD movement today, be it going under review or decision rendered?


I finally moved to Under Review 1/26, after being RFR since 12/4. Looks like they are going through the applications in the order they were submitted. Crossing fingers!

Duke notifies applicants of the decision via email, correct?

EDIT: Just to clarify, I applied RD.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Lermontov » Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:24 pm

Thought I'd update. Gird your loins (at least if they do thiings in batches). Just got WL email.

Edit: And withdrawn. Good luck to all of you still waiting.




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