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Title: Holy Mackerel......just went decision at Duke.
Post by: fsohn on February 21, 2008, 05:49:23 AM
Hey guys.  My morning routine of status checking has finally changed --- a decision was made on my app yesterday!  I'm not getting my hopes up, as I'm rather middling candidate, if not worse (168,3.57), though I'm pretty sure my recs were solid, and I added a very good one recently for my Chicago app that was sent out to all the schools.  When should I expect the bad/good news?  How long does it typically take from going decision to getting the actual thing, whether by email or by snail mail?
Title: Re: Holy Mackerel......just went decision at Duke.
Post by: Bungalow on February 21, 2008, 05:52:29 AM
I just went to decision today at Duke aa well (167, 3.65). We'll see what happens.
Title: Re: Holy Mackerel......just went decision at Duke.
Post by: eestiarmastus on February 21, 2008, 06:10:20 AM
Hey guys.  My morning routine of status checking has finally changed --- a decision was made on my app yesterday!  I'm not getting my hopes up, as I'm rather middling candidate, if not worse (168,3.57), though I'm pretty sure my recs were solid, and I added a very good one recently for my Chicago app that was sent out to all the schools.  When should I expect the bad/good news?  How long does it typically take from going decision to getting the actual thing, whether by email or by snail mail?

It depends on where you live for how long it takes. Just a few days if you live close but several more days if you live on the West coast. Best of luck to you!!!!
Title: Re: Holy Mackerel......just went decision at Duke.
Post by: fsohn on February 21, 2008, 06:21:09 AM
I'm in Chicago.  I'm hoping to have it by this weekend, at least.  Today would be too greedy, unless they put it in for the morning mail collection yesterday.
Title: Re: Holy Mackerel......just went decision at Duke.
Post by: Maddie on February 21, 2008, 06:36:06 AM
Has everyone who has been accepted to Duke been notified via email?
Title: Re: Holy Mackerel......just went decision at Duke.
Post by: tc24135 on February 21, 2008, 07:15:00 AM
I was notified by email or phonecall by almost every school thats excepted me thus far (the exception being Texas, but it was very early in the cycle.  I'd say that if you went decision and haven't heard anything, its probably a waitlist or ding.  This is just from my experience however.  I got my acceptance from duke by email.  Best of luck!!!
Title: Re: Holy Mackerel......just went decision at Duke.
Post by: fsohn on February 21, 2008, 07:23:49 AM
Well, here's to hope.  Emory and UIUC did not call me or email before I got their letters, so there's always that.  Of course, they are not on Duke's level, and may operate differently.  I'd like a warm weather option, but there's always W & M, though I don't see myself practicing in Virginia.  Let's hope, no?  Good luck to everyone!
Title: Re: Holy Mackerel......just went decision at Duke.
Post by: abbygal0330 on February 21, 2008, 07:30:04 AM
Oh MY GOD i read this thread and was like, there's no way mine changed.... so i checked, and I went to decision yesterday too!!! not sure if this is a good sign or a bad sign, seeing as they havent sent out any rejections, and they've accepted a large amount of people..... grrrrrr.

PLEASE POST AS NEWS ARRIVES!!
Title: Re: Holy Mackerel......just went decision at Duke.
Post by: UFBoldAsLove on February 21, 2008, 07:45:12 AM
This thread got me excited.

No news here.  :(
Title: Re: Holy Mackerel......just went decision at Duke.
Post by: michigander on February 21, 2008, 07:46:25 AM
Mine changed too. This is clearly bad news.
Title: Re: Holy Mackerel......just went decision at Duke.
Post by: J.A.A.N. on February 21, 2008, 07:47:39 AM
FWIW...Bill Hoye is out of office from 2/20 to 2/26 so it's possible some acceptances have been made without an email, since he is usually the one to send the email. fingers crossed for you guys.
Title: Re: Holy Mackerel......just went decision at Duke.
Post by: fsohn on February 21, 2008, 07:52:16 AM
Mine too.  This is all to distracting from coursework.  I have a paper and a presentation to do, but to heck with that.  I cannot concentrate, not a wit.
Title: Re: Holy Mackerel......just went decision at Duke.
Post by: Petite Avocate on February 21, 2008, 07:53:26 AM
Went to decision yesterday too. Gulp. I'm in DC, so I imagine I could hear by Saturday. Good luck to all :)
Title: Re: Holy Mackerel......just went decision at Duke.
Post by: abbygal0330 on February 21, 2008, 07:59:27 AM
how on earth does someone know that Hoye is out of office from the 20th - 26th?? thats hilarious. it gives me a little bit of hope. I get the feeling on I will be on many waitlists this cycle...
Title: Re: Holy Mackerel......just went decision at Duke.
Post by: schooler on February 21, 2008, 08:00:03 AM
I want a decision dammit!  Did any of you go complete in late January?
Title: Re: Holy Mackerel......just went decision at Duke.
Post by: michigander on February 21, 2008, 08:02:07 AM
Just got a waitlist email.
Title: Re: Holy Mackerel......just went decision at Duke.
Post by: J.A.A.N. on February 21, 2008, 08:02:23 AM
how on earth does someone know that Hoye is out of office from the 20th - 26th?? thats hilarious. it gives me a little bit of hope. I get the feeling on I will be on many waitlists this cycle...

LOL. I am stalking him. Just kidding, I needed to send an email for something and I got an out-of-office reply.  ;)
Title: Re: Holy Mackerel......just went decision at Duke.
Post by: Bungalow on February 21, 2008, 08:07:39 AM
I've already committed to another school, but for some reason I'm still nervous and anxious about this Duke app. Maybe it's law school withdrawl or something.
Title: Re: Holy Mackerel......just went decision at Duke.
Post by: fsohn on February 21, 2008, 08:10:16 AM
I'm starting to freak out a little bit.  A waitlist is better than nothing, but it means I'll lose my deposit at UIUC if I actually do get accepted off of it. 

If I don't get a waitlist email, does that mean a rejection?  Or do those come by email too?
Title: Re: Holy Mackerel......just went decision at Duke.
Post by: abbygal0330 on February 21, 2008, 08:17:05 AM
Just got an email.... WAITLIST.... I guess that answers the question.
Title: Re: Holy Mackerel......just went decision at Duke.
Post by: woeisme on February 22, 2008, 09:23:11 AM
Well, here's to hope.  Emory and UIUC did not call me or email before I got their letters, so there's always that.  Of course, they are not on Duke's level, and may operate differently.  I'd like a warm weather option, but there's always W & M, though I don't see myself practicing in Virginia.  Let's hope, no?  Good luck to everyone!

Weird, Emory called me...
Title: Re: Holy Mackerel......just went decision at Duke.
Post by: woeisme on February 22, 2008, 09:27:17 AM
how on earth does someone know that Hoye is out of office from the 20th - 26th?? thats hilarious. it gives me a little bit of hope. I get the feeling on I will be on many waitlists this cycle...

LOL. I am stalking him. Just kidding, I needed to send an email for something and I got an out-of-office reply.  ;)

Yeah, but I'd think someone else would send the email in his absence.
Title: Re: Holy Mackerel......just went decision at Duke.
Post by: woeisme on February 22, 2008, 09:27:51 AM
I've already committed to another school, but for some reason I'm still nervous and anxious about this Duke app. Maybe it's law school withdrawl or something.

Yeah? Where ya headed?
Title: Re: Holy Mackerel......just went decision at Duke.
Post by: woeisme on February 22, 2008, 09:28:55 AM
I'm starting to freak out a little bit.  A waitlist is better than nothing, but it means I'll lose my deposit at UIUC if I actually do get accepted off of it. 

If I don't get a waitlist email, does that mean a rejection?  Or do those come by email too?

a) You've already placed your seat deposit at UIUC?
b) I think no email = rejection ... but I don't know for sure.
Title: Re: Holy Mackerel......just went decision at Duke.
Post by: jdr145 on February 24, 2008, 10:06:16 AM
just got back from the ASD at WUSTL expecting annnnything from Duke based on the action from thursday, aaaaaannnnnd....nothing

another week.
Title: Re: Holy Mackerel......just went decision at Duke.
Post by: jdr145 on February 24, 2008, 12:47:50 PM
just got back from the ASD at WUSTL expecting annnnything from Duke based on the action from thursday, aaaaaannnnnd....nothing

another week.

How was it?

Actually, in all honesty, I was a bit disappointed.  The student tour guides (at least mine) had no idea what they were talking about or should be talking about, and weren't really into it.  The facilities I found a bit disappointing.  The admissions staff was very nice and the professor that I had lunch with was as well, but all in all, even with the scholarship, it didn't do much for me.
Title: Re: Holy Mackerel......just went decision at Duke.
Post by: UFBoldAsLove on February 27, 2008, 07:07:26 AM
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I just want to KNOW!!! Please Duke?  :(
Title: Re: Holy Mackerel......just went decision at Duke.
Post by: jdr145 on February 27, 2008, 07:10:32 AM
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I just want to KNOW!!! Please Duke?  :(

you and me both...

I just checked my status checker to have it yet again tell me a decision has not yet been made.

You liar, Duke.  You've made your decision
Title: Re: Holy Mackerel......just went decision at Duke.
Post by: woeisme on February 27, 2008, 07:11:21 AM
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I just want to KNOW!!! Please Duke?  :(

you and me both...

I just checked my status checker to have it yet again tell me a decision has not yet been made.

You liar, Duke.  You've made your decision

 ??? They have?
Title: Re: Holy Mackerel......just went decision at Duke.
Post by: jdr145 on February 27, 2008, 07:12:30 AM
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I just want to KNOW!!! Please Duke?  :(

you and me both...

I just checked my status checker to have it yet again tell me a decision has not yet been made.

You liar, Duke.  You've made your decision

 ??? They have?

Well, I think so....I've been complete since the end of november.  What else can they still be pondering at this point?