Duke Early Decision

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wannagotolaw
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Duke Early Decision

Postby wannagotolaw » Thu May 26, 2011 11:59 pm

Should I apply early decision?
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Corwin
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Re: Duke Early Decision

Postby Corwin » Fri May 27, 2011 12:07 am

Sounds like you have great softs, but Duke is probably a no go at those numbers. Any possibility for a retake?

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Re: Duke Early Decision

Postby wannagotolaw » Fri May 27, 2011 12:12 am

Considering taking the October. Any idea on the numbers needed for a successful ED Duke candidate?

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Re: Duke Early Decision

Postby beachbum » Fri May 27, 2011 12:19 am

<--- successful Duke ED applicant with 170, 3.49

You have solid (though not game-changing) softs, but your GPA isn't doing you any favors. You'll need an LSAT at or above median (170) to be competitive.

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Re: Duke Early Decision

Postby wannagotolaw » Fri May 27, 2011 12:30 am

What are game-changing softs?

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Re: Duke Early Decision

Postby paulinaporizkova » Fri May 27, 2011 12:32 am

wannagotolaw wrote:What are game-changing softs?


since you're below both medians, i think the only game changing soft is URM status

you need a 170+ on the LSAT to have a realistic chance

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Re: Duke Early Decision

Postby wannagotolaw » Fri May 27, 2011 12:43 am

I guess I could try and win a nobel peace prize between now and November.

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Re: Duke Early Decision

Postby paulinaporizkova » Fri May 27, 2011 12:45 am

wannagotolaw wrote:I guess I could try and win a nobel peace prize between now and November.

3 more points on the LSAT would probably be easier to achieve

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Re: Duke Early Decision

Postby Snape » Fri May 27, 2011 1:59 pm

You will not get into Duke with those numbers--Im sure the poetry is great and you are a fine athlete--but if you are not URM you will not get in--sorry. If you have residency in Virginia or Michigan you may try to ED to UVA or Mich and have some chance--otherwise you need to hit a 170 with that GPA...Good Luck!

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Re: Duke Early Decision

Postby JamMasterJ » Sun May 29, 2011 1:25 am

beachbum wrote:<--- successful Duke ED applicant with 170, 3.49

You have solid (though not game-changing) softs, but your GPA isn't doing you any favors. You'll need an LSAT at or above median (170) to be competitive.

You'll also need a sweet over the shoulders pink sweater and Aryan features.
Sorry bb, I've always wanted to write that :D




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