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I'm the world's biggest idiot [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2007, 20:15
So I decided to enroll at Duke (yes, I know, shocking) and thought I should get all that squared away. So I went to the online "enroll" button and figured I could pay my deposit and enroll online. Well, not so much. I could enroll, but I couldn't pay my stinkin' deposit. They have to get a check, and I'm not sure if it needs to be received or just post-marked by Monday. I am a doofus. And for being a fancy-schmancy business school, they seem not so up on the beauty that is online credit card payments. Or EFTs.

I guess I will make one last trip to Kinko's tomorrow morning. Overnight mail: the best thing that ever happened to a procrastinator. NDHLP gave me a priceless look when I told him. Doh.
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2007, 20:25
Dont worry, im sure you'll still be allowed to attend..

But, as they say...

nice move ex lax.
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2007, 22:47
Cool, you can come visit Darden for the softball tournament. I know Duke sends a team every year. I know that Darden always sends a bunch of people down to Fuqua for the MBA games as well.
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Re: I'm the world's biggest idiot [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2007, 11:09
Don't worry...it's not a big deal. Just write to the admissions office that the check is in the mail.

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So I decided to enroll at Duke (yes, I know, shocking) and thought I should get all that squared away. So I went to the online "enroll" button and figured I could pay my deposit and enroll online. Well, not so much. I could enroll, but I couldn't pay my stinkin' deposit. They have to get a check, and I'm not sure if it needs to be received or just post-marked by Monday. I am a doofus. And for being a fancy-schmancy business school, they seem not so up on the beauty that is online credit card payments. Or EFTs.

I guess I will make one last trip to Kinko's tomorrow morning. Overnight mail: the best thing that ever happened to a procrastinator. NDHLP gave me a priceless look when I told him. Doh.

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 [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2007, 20:16
Geez, I hope it is postmarked by Monday. Haven't responded or sent in my deposit yet. Will probably do that on Monday.
Yes, I'm leaning towards Duke too.
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2007, 22:59
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Geez, I hope it is postmarked by Monday. Haven't responded or sent in my deposit yet. Will probably do that on Monday.
Yes, I'm leaning towards Duke too.


I would highly recommend giving them a call.
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Re: I'm the world's biggest idiot [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2007, 05:04
aaudetat wrote:
So I decided to enroll at Duke (yes, I know, shocking) and thought I should get all that squared away. So I went to the online "enroll" button and figured I could pay my deposit and enroll online. Well, not so much. I could enroll, but I couldn't pay my stinkin' deposit. They have to get a check, and I'm not sure if it needs to be received or just post-marked by Monday. I am a doofus. And for being a fancy-schmancy business school, they seem not so up on the beauty that is online credit card payments. Or EFTs.

I guess I will make one last trip to Kinko's tomorrow morning. Overnight mail: the best thing that ever happened to a procrastinator. NDHLP gave me a priceless look when I told him. Doh.


I thought the money was due by MAY 1st.
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2007, 07:05
If you got a scholarship, your response is due April 16 - tomorrow. If not, then it's May 1.

I went to Kinko's and for a mere $22, my check will be in their office at 10am tomorrow.
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2007, 07:19
Monday is the deadline to lock in your scholarship money. I tried to get a one week extension to submit it since I was attending UNC's admit weekend, which ended today, but Duke declined my request and recommended that since I was going to be in the area I should just drive it over.

I'm currently in Raleigh. I suppose when I leave town - if I don't drive over to Durham - I will know which school Im going to ...

We'll see what happens.
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2007, 08:29
I'm sending you "drive to durham" vibes. Can you feel the overwhelming urge to point your car in that direction?
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2007, 09:20
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I would highly recommend giving them a call.

Will do

I think I will be fine because they didn't answer my request for an increase in scholarship until last Friday.

By the way, did you guys see the new 2007-2008 COA estimate? It's about 6% higher than last year. :cry:
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2007, 10:31
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Monday is the deadline to lock in your scholarship money. I tried to get a one week extension to submit it since I was attending UNC's admit weekend, which ended today, but Duke declined my request and recommended that since I was going to be in the area I should just drive it over.

I'm currently in Raleigh. I suppose when I leave town - if I don't drive over to Durham - I will know which school Im going to ...

We'll see what happens.


Well???? What did happen???
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2007, 10:37
I missed a second deposit and was subsequently 'rejected' from a school.

A second deposit was due by 5pm Friday. It completely slipped my mind and I called the admissions office and left a voicemail saying I will send a check first thing Monday morning. They called me Monday morning and told me that I had forfeited my seat and I was already replaced. I thought it was pretty funny that they wouldn't refund my first deposit, but was able to find a replacement before start of business the following Monday. What's funnier is that a check is a promise to pay, not exactly like, but similar to the voicemail I left.

Hope that doesn't happen to you.
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2007, 12:15
Called them. Everything is fine. Thanks for the heads up in this forum.
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Apr 2007, 08:03
Well, I didn't drive to Durham on Monday, so I have apparently made my decision.

I really liked Duke and the people I met over BDW, and Duke was kind enough to increase my scholarship 150% over the last month, but I also really liked UNC and they were just too generous: full tuition and fees, a free trip abroad, a stipend (!), plus other perks. It was too hard to turn down.

I did love Duke and all things being equal I might have decided differently. But the prospect of coming out of a Top 20 MBA program with virtually no debt was just too hard to ignore (particularly in light of my age - older than most here).

C'est la vie.

So I suspect its time to reveal my new avatar.
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Apr 2007, 08:30
Great choice rustmonster. Sounds like UNC put together a great package for you. I guess all us ex-lawyers get full scholarships :) My thinking was similar to yours in that I already racked up debt going to law school, and it would be nice to avoid it this time around.
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Apr 2007, 08:33
Congrats Rustmonster! That's an amazing offer, you'll no doubt have a blast at UNC.

By the way, what does "Rustmonster" mean?
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Apr 2007, 09:34
Congrats Rustmonster :beer :beer :beer :beer :beer :beer

Graduating Debt free - Can't it be any better
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Apr 2007, 10:11
Congrats Rustmonger.

It was a difficult decision for me too since UNC also offered me full tuition and fees and other perks. Ultimately, I chose Duke. At my request, Duke increased my scholarship and I would end up paying around $32K extra for attending Duke.
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Apr 2007, 14:49
thanks guys!
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