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Kronk
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Kronk » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:43 pm

I love how predictable our cycles are, maggie.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby soullesswonder » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:55 pm

sundevil77 wrote:To soulleswonder and maggiebre,

Do you mind sharing softs (average, good, great), whether you wrote a Why Duke?, and whether you submitted the need access form? Again, major congrats to both of you!


Softs were average/good...I wrote what I thought was a very compelling Why Duke? essay, and I applied for merit aid. I also had the admissions office put me in touch with Career Services to talk directly about placement. Perceived lack of interest should not have been a limiting factor.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Amelie » Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:24 pm

Kronk wrote:I love how predictable our cycles are, maggie.


Haha I know, nothing is really all that surprising anymore. I feel like I'm taking stuff for granted, simply because I know what to expect... especially when you hear back first!

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Kronk » Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:29 pm

maggiebre wrote:
Kronk wrote:I love how predictable our cycles are, maggie.


Haha I know, nothing is really all that surprising anymore. I feel like I'm taking stuff for granted, simply because I know what to expect... especially when you hear back first!


JR1s and Stanford acceptances coming soon.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Amelie » Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:02 pm

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby yeast master » Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:25 pm

Scholarship decision mailed today. They received my application 1/26. Looks like they really will get to all the pre-Feb applications before the end of the month. Impressive. Duke definitely has the best admissions process of the schools I applied to.

Based on my numbers I can't expect too much dough, but I should be a good test for how much need factors into the decision. I'm a grad student, first generation college grad, have three kids, grew up poor, parents are still poor, and already have a lot of student debt (wo is me!). If I get more than $45k, I'd have to believe that need was a major factor.

I hope I don't get $0.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby orphanarium » Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:29 pm

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby ranovr32 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:30 pm

orphanarium wrote:
yeast master wrote:Scholarship decision mailed today. They received my application 1/26. Looks like they really will get to all the pre-Feb applications before the end of the month. Impressive. Duke definitely has the best admissions process of the schools I applied to.

Based on my numbers I can't expect too much dough, but I should be a good test for how much need factors into the decision. I'm a grad student, first generation college grad, have three kids, grew up poor, parents are still poor, and already have a lot of student debt (wo is me!). If I get more than $45k, I'd have to believe that need was a major factor.

I hope I don't get $0.


Congrats on getting into Duke! I hope you get a great offer! How did you know when they received your fin aid app? I think I sent mine in early to mid Feb and haven't heard anything from them since...


Shows up on your online status checker under mailings

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby yeast master » Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:42 pm

orphanarium wrote:
yeast master wrote:Scholarship decision mailed today. They received my application 1/26. Looks like they really will get to all the pre-Feb applications before the end of the month. Impressive. Duke definitely has the best admissions process of the schools I applied to.

Based on my numbers I can't expect too much dough, but I should be a good test for how much need factors into the decision. I'm a grad student, first generation college grad, have three kids, grew up poor, parents are still poor, and already have a lot of student debt (wo is me!). If I get more than $45k, I'd have to believe that need was a major factor.

I hope I don't get $0.


Congrats on getting into Duke! I hope you get a great offer! How did you know when they received your fin aid app? I think I sent mine in early to mid Feb and haven't heard anything from them since...


If it doesn't show up on your status checker, just email the financial aid office to confirm receipt. I think they only process the apps once per week, so some delay isn't unusual.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby someones alt » Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:55 pm

60K. Considering it was mailed Tuesday according to the status checker, that was FAST. Thanks Duke.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:10 pm

someones alt wrote:60K. Considering it was mailed Tuesday according to the status checker, that was FAST. Thanks Duke.


Congrats!

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby blue5385 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:12 pm

Got the acceptance email today after being UR with no change since 1/25....interesting.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby bubbagump » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:13 am

My offer came in the mail last night. 60k!

I'm satisfied with the amount given my gpa, but it still may be tough to lure me away from other schools.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby astro1819 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:48 am

blue5385 wrote:Got the acceptance email today after being UR with no change since 1/25....interesting.


Congrats! That means there is still hope for those of us still hanging on...UR 1/26.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby parker09 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:02 am

(Warning: run-on sentence ahead!) If I'm overseas and my scholarship decision was mailed 2/9 but I haven't gotten it yet and I'm out of town next week and I want to plan potential ASW visits so would need to buy my ungodly expensive plane ticket, like, NOW, and would only visit Duke if I got $ (not even $$ or $$$... just $, best I can hope for with my #s)...

Can I call them and ask if they'll tell me over the phone? Will schools ever do this?

I mean, it has the potential to be awkward if they're like "Uh... let me check... Oh. Um. We didn't give you any money. Sucker!"... but I'm willing to deal with that.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Unitas » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:13 am

parker09 wrote:(Warning: run-on sentence ahead!) If I'm overseas and my scholarship decision was mailed 2/9 but I haven't gotten it yet and I'm out of town next week and I want to plan potential ASW visits so would need to buy my ungodly expensive plane ticket, like, NOW, and would only visit Duke if I got $ (not even $$ or $$$... just $, best I can hope for with my #s)...

Can I call them and ask if they'll tell me over the phone? Will schools ever do this?

I mean, it has the potential to be awkward if they're like "Uh... let me check... Oh. Um. We didn't give you any money. Sucker!"... but I'm willing to deal with that.


That is probably the worst sentence I have ever seen, beside that, just send Dean Hoye an e-mail explaining the situation with your circumstances "not that you need money from them" and that you are planning on trying to visit and any scholarship money would help in your decision then request he attach a pdf of the letter or just let you know of any decision that would be really appreciated, as I doubt they will tell you anything over the phone, e-mail is usually better.

Now that is a good sentence.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby devilishangelrjp » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:20 am

parker09 wrote:(Warning: run-on sentence ahead!) If I'm overseas and my scholarship decision was mailed 2/9 but I haven't gotten it yet and I'm out of town next week and I want to plan potential ASW visits so would need to buy my ungodly expensive plane ticket, like, NOW, and would only visit Duke if I got $ (not even $$ or $$$... just $, best I can hope for with my #s)...


Sounds like Hemingway to me.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby clintonius » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:26 am

More Cormac McCarthy.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby blue5385 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:26 am

astro1819 wrote:
blue5385 wrote:Got the acceptance email today after being UR with no change since 1/25....interesting.


Congrats! That means there is still hope for those of us still hanging on...UR 1/26.


Thanks! Don't lose hope, I didn't think I'd get an acceptance from Duke based on the long UR time & the fact that I'm a splitter.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby astro1819 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:50 pm

blue5385 wrote:
astro1819 wrote:
blue5385 wrote:Got the acceptance email today after being UR with no change since 1/25....interesting.


Congrats! That means there is still hope for those of us still hanging on...UR 1/26.


Thanks! Don't lose hope, I didn't think I'd get an acceptance from Duke based on the long UR time & the fact that I'm a splitter.


Thanks for the encouragement. I assume you're a high LSAT/low GPA splitter?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby blue5385 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:51 pm

astro1819 wrote:
blue5385 wrote:
astro1819 wrote:
blue5385 wrote:Got the acceptance email today after being UR with no change since 1/25....interesting.


Congrats! That means there is still hope for those of us still hanging on...UR 1/26.


Thanks! Don't lose hope, I didn't think I'd get an acceptance from Duke based on the long UR time & the fact that I'm a splitter.


Thanks for the encouragement. I assume you're a high LSAT/low GPA splitter?


yup, and while that works for lots of schools, I thought Duke was more GPA-centric and would be unlikely to take me for that reason.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby thickfreakness » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:52 pm

Still sitting UR since early February. I'm really hoping they tell me someting this week.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby astro1819 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:57 pm

blue5385 wrote:
yup, and while that works for lots of schools, I thought Duke was more GPA-centric and would be unlikely to take me for that reason.


Yeah, Duke has that reputation, but this cycle it seems to be more LSAT-centric. Way to go though! 3 splitters were waitlisted yesterday according to LSN, so looks like they liked your application for other reasons as well.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby astro1819 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:02 pm

thickfreakness wrote:...I'm really hoping they tell me someting this week.


+1

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby blue5385 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:09 pm

astro1819 wrote:
blue5385 wrote:
yup, and while that works for lots of schools, I thought Duke was more GPA-centric and would be unlikely to take me for that reason.


Yeah, Duke has that reputation, but this cycle it seems to be more LSAT-centric. Way to go though! 3 splitters were waitlisted yesterday according to LSN, so looks like they liked your application for other reasons as well.


Thanks! :) I don't think I had particularly impressive softs compared to other people I know who have applied to law school, but maybe they liked the fact that my softs backed up my interest in the area of law I want to study. That's really the only thing I can think of, though (no URM status or disadvantaged background or anything to that effect).




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