Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

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How are y'all feeling?

Accepted, waitin on that scholly
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34%
Accepted, ready to frolic through the Duke gardens
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3%
Priority reserved but not feelin' like a priority :/
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12%
Waiting on the adcoms to bless me with an RD acceptance
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31%
IT'S DAY [X] AND I HAVEN'T HEARD ANYTHING IS THAT NORMAL Y/N
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16%
Haven't submitted, but I've got time
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4%
 
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Veil of Ignorance

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby Veil of Ignorance » Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:31 pm

sev wrote:
Veil of Ignorance wrote:
walks wrote:I submitted a PT application on 12/11 and got an e-mail that I'd have to wait until the New Years for a decision. I'm fine with that, but the status checker now says my app is under review. What's the chance I hear before Christmas?

Who is the gentleman in your avatar? I'm always curious to learn who these pensive intellectuals are.

Reverse image search says it's https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilles_Deleuze

Ah, cool. Gotta love French Theory.

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby JBerez » Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:52 pm

Veil of Ignorance wrote:Considering applying for the combined JD/LLM program in international law. I think it costs an extra 10k a year though, anyone else can confirm this? Anyone else thinking about the program. I'm hungry for degrees, so the 2-in-1 is appealing.


I applied for that program! I have yet to hear back though and it seems that things might be moving slower for me because of it... I don't know, I'm starting to get so antsy :( but yeah, I'm with you on the degree train, getting both a JD and an LLM in 3 years would be perfect for me

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby sunniebunnie » Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:57 pm

Does anyone else have "processing incomplete file" as their status?
Applied on 12/20, application was received 12/21 and no updates since then. But my file *should* be Complete on my end...
The top of my page says "Your status will be updated the next business day once we process the required material." But I'm asssuming I just caught the weird time right before they left for Christmas?

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby lemon_lyman » Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:00 pm

sunniebunnie wrote:Does anyone else have "processing incomplete file" as their status?
Applied on 12/20, application was received 12/21 and no updates since then. But my file *should* be Complete on my end...
The top of my page says "Your status will be updated the next business day once we process the required material." But I'm asssuming I just caught the weird time right before they left for Christmas?


The same thing happened to me. I applied in on the same date as you did. I think it's because this was right around the time they went on the holidays. Did you take the Dec 2017 LSAT? If so, it could be that the score went to the school when the offices were closed. Have you tried giving the admissions office a call?

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby sunniebunnie » Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:04 pm

lemon_lyman wrote:
sunniebunnie wrote:Does anyone else have "processing incomplete file" as their status?
Applied on 12/20, application was received 12/21 and no updates since then. But my file *should* be Complete on my end...
The top of my page says "Your status will be updated the next business day once we process the required material." But I'm asssuming I just caught the weird time right before they left for Christmas?


The same thing happened to me. I applied in on the same date as you did. I think it's because this was right around the time they went on the holidays. Did you take the Dec 2017 LSAT? If so, it could be that the score went to the school when the offices were closed. Have you tried giving the admissions office a call?


No, just September score. I haven't called since I thought they are out of office anyway. Does anyone know when most adcoms come back? After New Year's Day?

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash » Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:45 am

sunniebunnie wrote:
lemon_lyman wrote:
sunniebunnie wrote:Does anyone else have "processing incomplete file" as their status?
Applied on 12/20, application was received 12/21 and no updates since then. But my file *should* be Complete on my end...
The top of my page says "Your status will be updated the next business day once we process the required material." But I'm asssuming I just caught the weird time right before they left for Christmas?


The same thing happened to me. I applied in on the same date as you did. I think it's because this was right around the time they went on the holidays. Did you take the Dec 2017 LSAT? If so, it could be that the score went to the school when the offices were closed. Have you tried giving the admissions office a call?


No, just September score. I haven't called since I thought they are out of office anyway. Does anyone know when most adcoms come back? After New Year's Day?


Does anything in your file indicate the need for adeans certificate (ie c&f regarding a school)? And if so, has that been sent directly from the undergrad institution to Duke? That caused me to get that notation on the status checker

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby Mikey » Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:00 am

Finally submitted!

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby Ntp73821 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:19 am

Mikey wrote:Finally submitted!

MIKEYYYY
we gonna be blue devil buds? :D
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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby Mikey » Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:20 am

Ntp73821 wrote:
Mikey wrote:Finally submitted!

MIKEYYYY
we gonna be blue devil buds? :D

YASSSSS

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby sev » Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:33 pm

In via PT today!!! best way to start the new year ever. Shout out to the admissions folks for working today.

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby Tavorak » Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:01 pm

sev wrote:In via PT today!!! best way to start the new year ever. Shout out to the admissions folks for working today.

Congrats! When did you submit your app?

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby sev » Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:21 pm

Tavorak wrote:
sev wrote:In via PT today!!! best way to start the new year ever. Shout out to the admissions folks for working today.

Congrats! When did you submit your app?

Late on 12/11 I think; it was right after the 10 day cutoff for Christmas break.

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby jazzy24 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:33 pm

Does Duke really average LSAT scores or do they take the highest? The website indicates that they average multiple LSAT scores, but we know the highest score is reported to US News World and Report.

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby Mikey » Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:02 pm

jazzy24 wrote:Does Duke really average LSAT scores or do they take the highest? The website indicates that they average multiple LSAT scores, but we know the highest score is reported to US News World and Report.

I would say they just take the highest. I feel like most schools that claim that they average scores are BSing. They'd be at such a disadvantage if they did while their peer schools don't do it.

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby Slawthschool » Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:13 pm

jazzy24 wrote:Does Duke really average LSAT scores or do they take the highest? The website indicates that they average multiple LSAT scores, but we know the highest score is reported to US News World and Report.


I was admitted with a really awful first score so I doubt it, but I would definitely include an addendum to explain the difference in scores. I wouldn't sweat it though!

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby proteinshake » Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:06 pm

jazzy24 wrote:Does Duke really average LSAT scores or do they take the highest? The website indicates that they average multiple LSAT scores, but we know the highest score is reported to US News World and Report.

highest

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby saltshaker » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:02 am

My application as been complete since December 1st. Since then, there has been zero movement: no under review updates, no date changes, nothing. Is this a problem? Should I contact them to see what's going on?

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby wolfonlawstreet » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:18 am

saltshaker wrote:My application as been complete since December 1st. Since then, there has been zero movement: no under review updates, no date changes, nothing. Is this a problem? Should I contact them to see what's going on?


No, it's very normal and there's no need to be concerned! Just be patient :)
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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby mistakepluskeleven » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:20 am

wolfonlawstreet wrote:
saltshaker wrote:My application as been complete since December 1st. Since then, there has been zero movement: no under review updates, no date changes, nothing. Is this a problem? Should I contact them to see what's going on?


No, it's very normal and there's no need to be concerned! Just be patient :)



Yeah I wouldn't contact them if you're complete, especially at this point in the cycle when they are super backed-up. I went complete 11/13 and didn't move to "Under Review" until 12/20. And the wait continues!

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby allezallez21 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:53 pm

In via PT on 12/31. Submitted 12/12.

75th+LSAT, ~50th GPA.

Really happy and relieved to get in. Definitely a top choice.

Congrats to everyone also in and good luck to those still waiting.

Edit: I did write a Why Duke
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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby vikingrunner » Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:18 pm

Submitted today.

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby spicysalmonroll » Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:39 pm

allezallez21 wrote:In via PT on 12/31. Submitted 12/12.

75th+LSAT, ~50th GPA.

Really happy and relieved to get in. Definitely a top choice.

Congrats to everyone also in and good luck to those still waiting.



did you write the why duke essay?

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby spicysalmonroll » Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:40 pm

is there any point in applying priority track at this point? just got the invite but it's also january and i assume most people have already applied??..

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby spicysalmonroll » Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:43 pm

walks wrote:
sev wrote:
walks wrote:I submitted a PT application on 12/11 and got an e-mail that I'd have to wait until the New Years for a decision. I'm fine with that, but the status checker now says my app is under review. What's the chance I hear before Christmas?

Don't have an answer for you, but I submitted same day (maybe 12/12? it was around midnight). Just went UR2 so my hopes are officially up.


Keep your hopes up; I was just admitted! PT applications submitted 2 weeks before Christmas can apparently still get <10-day decisions.

Applied 12/11, UR1 12/12, UR2 12/15, accepted 12/20

did you write a 'why duke?'

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Re: Duke c/o 2021 Applicants (2017/18)

Postby Prudence » Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:51 pm

Checking in. Went complete and Ready for review today and im on priority track so i am excited for these 10 days to fly by for my decision!



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