In at Duke!

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jawsthegreat
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby jawsthegreat » Tue Oct 20, 2009 11:09 pm

Kretzy wrote:
jawsthegreat wrote:I have a 3.5/173 what do you guys feel like my chances are?


Are you Priority Track? If so, quite good.

If not, still quite good. Below 25th GPA but a good amount above 75th LSAT. If you're in already (even if not PT) then I'd say your chances are very solid.


Not in yet but will be before Thanksgiving, is that still early enough to feel good about my chances?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Kretzy » Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:06 am

jawsthegreat wrote:
Kretzy wrote:
jawsthegreat wrote:I have a 3.5/173 what do you guys feel like my chances are?


Are you Priority Track? If so, quite good.

If not, still quite good. Below 25th GPA but a good amount above 75th LSAT. If you're in already (even if not PT) then I'd say your chances are very solid.


Not in yet but will be before Thanksgiving, is that still early enough to feel good about my chances?


You should be fine, I'd think, if you're in before the Thanksgiving rush. Earlier the better. Duke seems to be quicker than other schools (ahem...that's what she said) for decisions.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby CoutureChiq » Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:10 pm

Anyone else hear from duke recently?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Drew2010 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:05 pm

CoutureChiq wrote:Anyone else hear from duke recently?


Under review since 10/5... still waiting for that e-mail

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby TruckerD » Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:49 pm

Oh, to be back in the days of June, when all I was waiting for was my test results. At least then I had some sort of time frame! *sigh*

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thalassocrat
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby thalassocrat » Thu Oct 22, 2009 2:05 pm

CoutureChiq wrote:Anyone else hear from duke recently?


Under review as of yesterday. PT, so hopefully I'll hear back soon.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby thebunk » Thu Oct 22, 2009 2:08 pm

TruckerD wrote:Oh, to be back in the days of June, when all I was waiting for was my test results. At least then I had some sort of time frame! *sigh*


i feel your pain

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Tangerine Gleam
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:14 am

Has anyone on Priority Track been denied? Waitlisted?

Or is it really almost an auto-admit, so long as you don't send in a horrible application?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby triplecats » Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:22 am

Tangerine Gleam wrote:Has anyone on Priority Track been denied? Waitlisted?

Or is it really almost an auto-admit, so long as you don't send in a horrible application?


A few people were asked for fall grades. Otherwise, I think 1 person was rejected from PT on LSN last year, and they applied in Feb or something similar if I recall.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:52 am

triplecats wrote:
Tangerine Gleam wrote:Has anyone on Priority Track been denied? Waitlisted?

Or is it really almost an auto-admit, so long as you don't send in a horrible application?


A few people were asked for fall grades. Otherwise, I think 1 person was rejected from PT on LSN last year, and they applied in Feb or something similar if I recall.


Thanks for the info.

Also, I like you. I see you in just about all of the threads I post in -- looks like we're aiming for a lot of similar schools. Best of luck to you in all your cycle endeavors! And bonus points for the 'Showzen thread.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Veritas » Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:31 pm

Just sent in my app :D

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby js87 » Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:51 am

I went complete on priority track last week. It's very exciting to know that I'll have a decision from a top school within the next three or four days, tops. Ahhh, the suspense!

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby tintin » Sun Oct 25, 2009 3:14 pm

still waiting for my status to change from "file ready for review" to "under review".

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby 02082010 » Sun Oct 25, 2009 3:32 pm

Sent my app in on Friday night after emailing back and forth with Mark Hill about a fee waiver (which they granted!). I asked for a fee waiver and PT sub3.0 gpa, 170+ LSAT, URM and he asked about my GPA and I said strong upward trend yada yada and he said here's the waiver, look forward to reading your app. Pretty sure no PT though.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby j2d3 » Sun Oct 25, 2009 4:00 pm

Anyone going to Duke interested in pursuing a joint degree? I like the way they handle it there... you don't have to do the GRE and if you get into the LS and want to do a JD with another Duke grad school dept it sounds like the law school does much of the work of getting you into the other dept. by speaking to them on your behalf.

Duke has a strong CS department, and a strong nanotech research department, too - I'd really like to do a joint degree - probably JD/MSCS - so I'm wondering if anyone else shares my interest?

(Having asked this in the michigan thread and created a general thread about interest in AI+Law - neither of which have received any response - i'm beginning to think my desire to study CS+Law, especially w/r/t AI, is somewhat rare... but I'm shocked! I thought literally everyone was into this... but I can't find any evidence to back up that assumption.)

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby jh60405 » Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:37 pm

Its been 11 days since my Priority Track application went compete . . . bad sign??

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby crackberry » Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:48 pm

jh60405 wrote:Its been 11 days since my Priority Track application went compete . . . bad sign??

Could be 10 business days. Idk if we've determined this yet.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby 02082010 » Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:08 am

Does "file ready for review" mean complete?

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James Bond
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Re: In at Duke!

Postby James Bond » Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:14 am

Not sure if this is a dumb question or not, but what exactly does priority track entail and how do you go about doing it?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:20 am

biv0ns wrote:Not sure if this is a dumb question or not, but what exactly does priority track entail and how do you go about doing it?

It means you hear back within Ten days of turning in your application. You have to be invited to it.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby James Bond » Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:22 am

0L Hoping for 1 wrote:
biv0ns wrote:Not sure if this is a dumb question or not, but what exactly does priority track entail and how do you go about doing it?

It means you hear back within Ten days of turning in your application. You have to be invited to it.


How do you get an invitation? (I'm a year out of applying so I'm interested.) Do you apply first and then get invited? Or does Duke seek you out and send you an email or letter or something?

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby Kronk » Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:24 am

They seek you out. I think most of the people have been 3.7+ / 169+. Although I asked them to be on Priority Track and Dean Hoye granted it, so you don't HAVE to be sought out. But you need relatively good numbers.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby thalassocrat » Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:25 am

biv0ns wrote:Not sure if this is a dumb question or not, but what exactly does priority track entail and how do you go about doing it?


It's a nonbinding quick decision process. Basically, if you get the invite they email you a link where you sign up with your LSAC account number. Then when you apply, they promise to have a decision within ten (business?) days. It seems to be almost a guaranteed auto-admit; I think there's only one person so far this who hasn't been admitted and they were put on priority reserve.

If you haven't received the invite you might be able to request it; I think some people have had success emailing the admissions office and asking to be considered for PT.

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby James Bond » Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:27 am

About what time of year did you get the email? I'm not counting on it (high splitter) but just wondering

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Re: In at Duke!

Postby thalassocrat » Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:30 am

I got mine after September scores were released, which was weird because I only took it in June.




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