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Duke Law status update...?

Duke Law status update...?
« on: October 17, 2008, 08:45:13 AM »
It now says: "We have completed an initial review of your application. Your file will receive further evaluation, and you will be notified once a decision is made. There is no set time frame for the completion of this process."

Anyone have any idea what that means? Up until now, it has said something like "Your file is complete and under review. No decision has been made." What made them change it? How is this status different? Anyone else have theirs change to the same thing?

Thanks

Re: Duke Law status update...?
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2008, 08:55:15 AM »
sounds like a deferral, which is a little different than a waitlist.  deferral means they haven't made a decision yet, and will make one later.  waitlist means you're accepted, but there isn't space available, so you'll get a secure spot if and when it becomes available (and i think there's speculation as to whether waitlists have rigid, ranked orders of who gets offers as space becomes available, or if it's another pool that gets selected from each time space becomes available).

Re: Duke Law status update...?
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2008, 08:57:36 AM »
Thanks.

Jeez though...deferred already.

While I know Duke is an amazing school, I thought I had a very very good shot there.

That's a double whammy this week - the explicit deferral from Duke and the de facto deferral by HLS.


Re: Duke Law status update...?
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2008, 08:59:48 AM »
what does de facto deferral by harvard mean?

Re: Duke Law status update...?
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2008, 09:04:26 AM »
Not being in the initial batch of TS1, even though I had my app in on the first day they took them.

I am going to go sulk now. 

Thanks for the help, LK.

Re: Duke Law status update...?
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2008, 09:10:08 AM »
As soon as people who've applied at Duke non-PT start getting accepted, I wouldn't count this as a deferral.  It at least means your app has been looked at (which can never be a bad thing).  Also, the TS1 e-mails sounded pretty random (heartbreaker has great stats and didn't get one), I wouldn't put too much emphasis on not being in the "first wave."

Re: Duke Law status update...?
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2008, 09:11:22 AM »
As soon as people who've applied at Duke non-PT start getting accepted, I wouldn't count this as a deferral.  It at least means your app has been looked at (which can never be a bad thing).  Also, the TS1 e-mails sounded pretty random (heartbreaker has great stats and didn't get one), I wouldn't put too much emphasis on not being in the "first wave."

Some non-PT *have* reported acceptances.

And if nothing changed, why change my status?

Re: Duke Law status update...?
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2008, 09:13:40 AM »
As soon as people who've applied at Duke non-PT start getting accepted, I wouldn't count this as a deferral.  It at least means your app has been looked at (which can never be a bad thing).  Also, the TS1 e-mails sounded pretty random (heartbreaker has great stats and didn't get one), I wouldn't put too much emphasis on not being in the "first wave."

Some non-PT *have* reported acceptances.

And if nothing changed, why change my status?

Maybe something did change and you'll be in the first set of acceptances.  I've only seen one non-PT acceptance reported.  Lookgs fishy.  Doesn't seem like there's been a wave of acceptances.

Re: Duke Law status update...?
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2008, 09:14:45 AM »
i think there are multiple waves of toby stock calls.  im not really expecting one bc my numbers are just out of range, but i dont think its a defacto deferral yet...

Re: Duke Law status update...?
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2008, 09:17:22 AM »
I know, but that's the bad thing about submitting apps early. You concoct these idealistic fantasies about clean sweeping your cycle and being notified in the first batches.

Argh. Thanks guys.

Just stressed because news has started to come out and I'm still in an application blackout.