Getting pretty late in the admissions process and I haven't heard back from Duke (got deferred in late December but since then haven't heard anything.) Is now a time to start worrying, or are they just really slow?
They did, however, tell me yesterday when I called that decisions would be made by the end of April on almost all applications. You know, right after our seat deposits are due at all of the schools we've already heard from
Quote from: reynolda on March 07, 2006, 05:55:24 AMThey did, however, tell me yesterday when I called that decisions would be made by the end of April on almost all applications. You know, right after our seat deposits are due at all of the schools we've already heard from That's pretty cheap and crappy of them... if I don't hear from them until after the first seat deposits are due, it'd take a lot of $$$$ to convince me to come which is very unlikely to happen considering it took them until April to decide on me in the first place. Grrr
Duke used to be my number 1 choice... Over the past few months of this whole process, I've gotten the impression that they are rather cold and impersonal...
How about this for added drama. If you accept ND's offer of admission, you are required to withdraw all other applications along with your seat deposit. Therefore, for people that are considering ND, myself included, schools like Duke are now officially on the clock. Waiting until late April is out of the question.
Maybe it is becuase I received my acceptance quite early...
Quote from: Hobert on March 07, 2006, 12:32:39 PMMaybe it is becuase I received my acceptance quite early...I think that's it. Frankly, they lollygagged all through the EA process and deferred pretty much everyone who wasn't an autoadmit; I'd like to know, if they can't be done by this month like most of their competitors, what work have they been doing for the last four months, exactly? Ordering microfiber lens cleaners?However, I'm beginning to suspect that the system that someone posted in another thread on Duke is the way they work: admit people with high numbers who apply after the deadline or too late to get into better schools, so they are forced to come to Duke; make the people with median numbers wait; and fill the rest of the class out with those poor saps who were willing to wait. This seems especially compelling when you note that last year, the only admits on LSN after March 1 were URM or applied late with really high numbers, and most people who should have been in the middle of their class were waitlisted after that point. It would also explain why their quartile spread is so wide (isn't it something like 75% 169, 25% 162?).