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Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED)

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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 17 May 2010, 06:40
Anyone want to give admissions a call and ask them if the class is full? I'm too chicken, but I would love to know. I'd also love to know if they're planning on making any ding or admit decisions any time soon.
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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 17 May 2010, 06:51
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There is no harm in calling, they dont ask your name or for application information when you ask a question
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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 17 May 2010, 10:54
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I just called and got no information. We may hear news any time between now and the start of classes. We will get this information by way of an e-mail telling us to check out status. The nice woman was not able to offer any information regarding available spots in the class or anything along those lines.

Sorry it isn´t any help but now you know for sure how little we know.
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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 17 May 2010, 11:43
It would be crazy if Duke was able to fill their class with only admits and the minuscule acceptances from the wait list thus far.

I don't know exactly what admissions does to determine how many people to extend admits to in each round but my assumption is that they target a certain percentage of the class to fill in each round, with leeway to accept more or less depending upon what kind of applications they receive. I think their principle risk is admitting too many people and being unable to accommodate all of them, in which case they would make unrealistic assumptions to mitigate (like assume an 80% yield, double their historical rate).

Running with this, for a class of about 450 they would offer admission to roughly 560 people in total. If the rumored 60% yield is accurate that means ~340 accept, which leaves 110 spots. Obviously the assumptions that I am making aren't the same that the adcom made since 110 open spots would have the waitlist flying.

The point I am trying to make is that if they are full already then they must have made a yield assumption that was pretty close to on the nose. Perhaps a 50% increase in yield yoy qualifies as an "unrealistic" assumption as I outlined earlier. Unfortunately for us watlisters that means that they may have guessed their actual yield :( .

I'm getting pretty ancy in any case.
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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 17 May 2010, 11:53
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I just called and got no information. We may hear news any time between now and the start of classes. We will get this information by way of an e-mail telling us to check out status. The nice woman was not able to offer any information regarding available spots in the class or anything along those lines.

Sorry it isn´t any help but now you know for sure how little we know.


Thanks for calling. Too bad we just have to keep waiting in the dark. Being on the waitlist sucks!
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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 20 May 2010, 19:29
E-mailed today asking to be removed from the wait list. Good luck to whoever inherits my spot.
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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 21 May 2010, 06:11
I just withdrew from the WL at Fuqua and will be attending Ross. I wish all of you the best of luck that are still waiting!
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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 21 May 2010, 06:39
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I hope I captured everyone's status. Good luck to all the waitlisters.
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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 24 May 2010, 07:11
bschools2010 wrote:
Thanks for calling. Too bad we just have to keep waiting in the dark. Being on the waitlist sucks!


I am looking at the fb group and there are 3 less people than friday. :)
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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 26 May 2010, 18:06
I withdrew from the WL last week in favor of Ross also, good luck to those of you sticking it out, it seems that the competion is dwindling.
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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 03 Jun 2010, 07:02
Does anyone know when Duke's next deposit deadline is?
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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 15 Jun 2010, 08:38
I think they've all come and gone. Has anyone else heard anything at all?
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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 15 Jun 2010, 10:48
POster on BW forums said he was admitted today off the WL.
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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 15 Jun 2010, 13:27
Wow. Just saw that. What awesome news for him. Lucky person are you on this forum? Anyone else heard anything?
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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2010, 07:16
Anybody else hear anything? Just that one admit yesterday?
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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2010, 08:14
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Anybody else hear anything? Just that one admit yesterday?


I'm beginning to think we are the only ones on this forum. Did you get into Ross or Darden?
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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 21 Jun 2010, 04:59
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I haven't been on here in months but wanted to share that I was admitted last week as well - I have accepted. From the conversation I think there could be a chance of a 2nd round of calls based on how many accept from this first group of admits. Probably this week bc of a deposit deadline early this week. Good luck to everyone still waiting!!
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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 21 Jun 2010, 07:58
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I haven't been on here in months but wanted to share that I was admitted last week as well - I have accepted. From the conversation I think there could be a chance of a 2nd round of calls based on how many accept from this first group of admits. Probably this week bc of a deposit deadline early this week. Good luck to everyone still waiting!!



Thanks for the info! And congratulations!
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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2010, 08:04
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mbagirl20100 wrote:
I haven't been on here in months but wanted to share that I was admitted last week as well - I have accepted. From the conversation I think there could be a chance of a 2nd round of calls based on how many accept from this first group of admits. Probably this week bc of a deposit deadline early this week. Good luck to everyone still waiting!!



Thanks for the info! And congratulations!


Also, when did they have to receive your deposit by?
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Re: Calling All Duke Fall 2010 Applicants! (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2010, 12:37
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I was just offered admission off the waitlist on Tuesday afternoon. Had to accept by today and I did. Whew quite a rollercoaster and still going. Speculating but seems like there have been a couple of people off in the last couple of weeks which means they're probably no longer overbooked. Would reccommend that everyone still waiting complete their FAFSA form if they haven't, know the deadline is 6/30--could put you at an advantage if they have spots open up last minute, you'll be ready to go. Best of luck to everyone!!
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