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Ecorleone
02-19-2008, 03:34 PM
Everyone has either received an acceptance or rejection.... but me.
Is there anyone else on the same boat?? ...waiting for the Duke monster to attack....


Survivors (for now): (1) Needeconhelp, (2) Ancalagon The Black, (3) Ward and (4) Ecorleone

Ancalagon The Black
02-19-2008, 03:42 PM
I recommend calling Duke to find out?

needeconhelp
02-19-2008, 03:47 PM
I am not defeated by the monster.......yet.:whistle:

Ecorleone
02-19-2008, 03:56 PM
I recommend calling Duke to find out?

They won’t tell. The Grad School has all the results already. Friday at the most we will find out. .. (And believe me… I have tried to find out … but no luck)

ward
02-19-2008, 04:21 PM
i'm still waiting

AstralTraveller
02-19-2008, 05:00 PM
I'm still waiting...but for Fuqua :p

Mr.Keen
02-19-2008, 05:06 PM
I can tell you, based on a reliable source, that all decisions have been made. Be patient (I know it's hard).

Ecorleone
02-19-2008, 05:35 PM
I am trying to...

Olm
02-19-2008, 05:39 PM
I'm still waiting...but for Fuqua :p

Since Duke rejected me, they can Fuqua themselves :whistle:

Ecorleone
02-19-2008, 05:43 PM
Since Duke rejected me, they can Fuqua themselves :whistle:

jajaaajaja nnnnniiiiiice!

Mr.Keen
02-19-2008, 05:46 PM
Ecorleone, that is an awesome nickname and avatar. Be patient, Duke might end up making you an offer you can't refuse.

Ecorleone
02-19-2008, 05:56 PM
Thanks!!

That is the idea... jejeje

Olm
02-19-2008, 06:12 PM
Thanks!!

That is the idea... jejeje

Pardon me for being so obviously retarded, but who is in the avatar and what is the significance of your nick? :idea:

Mr.Keen
02-19-2008, 06:14 PM
Pardon me for being so obviously retarded, but who is in the avatar and what is the significance of your nick? :idea:

E-corleone. Corleone is the last name of the infamous Godfather, Vito, who was immortalized by the great Marlon Brando (in the picture).

AstralTraveller
02-19-2008, 06:15 PM
Pardon me for being so obviously retarded, but who is in the avatar and what is the significance of your nick? :idea:

The avatar pic is Don Corleone (from "the Godfather"), and our pal is "Ecorleone". :p

Olm
02-19-2008, 06:16 PM
The avatar pic is Don Corleone (from "the Godfather"), and our pal is "Ecorleone". :p

Too slow, YOU LOSE! :tup: I thought it was some econ thing.

Ecorleone
02-19-2008, 06:19 PM
Actually: Eco (economics)- rleone.

econphilomath
02-19-2008, 07:01 PM
The Godfather of economics......sweet!

bertthepuppy
02-19-2008, 07:04 PM
The Godfather of economics......sweet!
Wow, the admissions committees should be the ones afraid of you. I think you should have included your pseudonym on your applications, or tweaked your SOP to include it!

needeconhelp
02-19-2008, 07:30 PM
Be careful or some one might 'rat' you out. I am trying to be carful so that the Duke Monster does not 'wack' me. I don't want to 'sleep with the fishes'.

needeconhelp
02-19-2008, 07:31 PM
I got a little carried out with Mafia terminologies.

Mr.Keen
02-19-2008, 07:48 PM
'sleep with the fishes' , not 'lie'

btw, now that Minnesota started to fire we might as well 'go to the matresses'

needeconhelp
02-19-2008, 08:17 PM
'sleep with the fishes' , not 'lie'

btw, now that Minnesota started to fire we might as well 'go to the matresses'
Thanks Mr. Keen. Don't be quick to fight back. 'Revenge is a dish best served cold.' So, have some patience Mr. Keen.:hmm:

Ecorleone
02-19-2008, 09:44 PM
Thanks Mr. Keen. Don't be quick to fight back. 'Revenge is a dish best served cold.' So, have some patience Mr. Keen.:hmm:


Thats a great one!

ward
02-19-2008, 10:29 PM
I can tell you, based on a reliable source, that all decisions have been made. Be patient (I know it's hard).

You don't happen to know if Duke has a waitlist or not?

For me, it is almost as if the Duke adcom's are saying, "Someday - and that day may never come - I'll call upon you to do a service for me. But until that day...." (couldn't resist throwing in another Godfather quote)

Mr.Keen
02-19-2008, 10:31 PM
"... accept this admission as a gift on my daughter's wedding day" ... wouldn't it be great to have someone to pull strings with the adcoms even if you have to sell them your soul?

Ecorleone
02-19-2008, 10:34 PM
I am on it.

ECORLEONE FOR SALE!!

If there is anyone out there who wants a free TA, RA, bagkeeper, or any kind of free help... please contact me to ILOVEDUKE@desperate.com.
Price: 1 Spot at your Phd Program!

needeconhelp
02-20-2008, 12:53 PM
" even if you have to sell them your soul?

Sounds like you want to be a 'made' man!

AstralTraveller
02-20-2008, 01:20 PM
I am on it.

ECORLEONE FOR SALE!!

If there is anyone out there who wants a free TA, RA, bagkeeper, or any kind of free help... please contact me to ILOVEDUKE@desperate.com.
Price: 1 Spot at your Phd Program!

You'll receive the unofficial admission letter first, conditional on a prompt vanishing process upon our man. You'll have to put the corpse in the meat grinder, and then feed it to the beasts at the local zoo, where we have our contacts. Then kill the beasts and dump them at the river.

Once you are done with it, call us so Luigi can collect the drafts of papers from the laptop of this individual. He'll make it all "look like an accident". Then we'll talk about official admission and financial aid (it's half a fellowship and half an "assistantship", if you know what I mean).

Don't forget to cut your left index finger and stick it inside a marshmallow pudding as a proof of loyalty.

Welcome to the family, my son! (now is when you have to :notworthy me)

econphilomath
02-20-2008, 01:57 PM
ECORLEONE FOR SALE!!

... bagkeeper, ....


LOL :tup:

Ecorleone
02-20-2008, 02:35 PM
ohhh nooo!!

2 more Duke admits!! (Thegradcafe)

Duke is still making offers....

AstralTraveller
02-20-2008, 03:00 PM
ohhh nooo!!

2 more Duke admits!! (Thegradcafe)

Duke is still making offers....

Hang in there, Eco! I'm sure yours is next..... :D

Ecorleone
02-20-2008, 03:05 PM
I think that there are only four of us waiting for Duke Econ:

(1) Needeconhelp, (2) Ancalagon The Black, (3) Ward and (4) Ecorleone

And only one for Fuqua:

(1) AstralTraveller

The luck be with us!!

needeconhelp
02-20-2008, 03:08 PM
yeap! good luck to the five of us!!!

Ecorleone
02-20-2008, 04:18 PM
Congrats to the new TMers that got accepted into Duke Econ

APPLICANT2008!! Congrats to you

needeconhelp
02-20-2008, 09:46 PM
" Just when I thought I was out, they pulled me back IN!"
They asked me to check my status and there it was! I can not believe it!!:tup:

the_asker
02-20-2008, 10:02 PM
" Just when I thought I was out, they pulled me back IN!"

Classic! Haha! I love this! (You've had this prepared for a while, haven't you?) Congratulations!!! [clap]

AstralTraveller
02-20-2008, 10:08 PM
" Just when I thought I was out, they pulled me back IN!"
They asked me to check my status and there it was! I can not believe it!!:tup:

This is a winner! Congrats Needeconhelp!!!!

needeconhelp
02-20-2008, 11:41 PM
Classic! Haha! I love this! (You've had this prepared for a while, haven't you?) Congratulations!!! [clap]

You are correct.

Thank you both. I sincerely hope that all of you who are waiting get acceptance and soon. :)

Ecorleone
02-21-2008, 02:29 AM
" Just when I thought I was out, they pulled me back IN!"
They asked me to check my status and there it was! I can not believe it!!:tup:


Congrats!!!

Now it seems there are only 3 of us left.
P.S. Please...let me be the next one!!!

Ecorleone
02-21-2008, 02:34 AM
It seems that only Ward and I are still waiting for Duke Economics!!!

Please God!!! help us both

AstralTraveller
02-21-2008, 03:43 AM
It seems that only Ward and I are still waiting for Duke Economics!!!

Please God!!! help us both

Correction! Ward is in...congrats to him!

Now it will be yer turn, Ecorleone! (hoping for you, pal)

crutchboy3
02-21-2008, 04:19 AM
I'm still waiting for Duke econ, so you're not alone.

needeconhelp
02-21-2008, 04:22 AM
It seems that only Ward and I are still waiting for Duke Economics!!!

Please God!!! help us both

I hope you get in too, Don Ecorleone. God willing, we can form our own study 'Cosa Nostra'.

Ecorleone
02-21-2008, 02:00 PM
Congrats Ward!!!

It seems I am not the only one waiting....
Crutchboy3 ... welcome to paranoic waiting team !!

the_asker
02-21-2008, 02:03 PM
Yeah, right! Check again. Crutchboy3 isn't waiting for anything... Not from Duke, at least.

Ecorleone
02-21-2008, 02:13 PM
I'm still waiting for Duke econ, so you're not alone.


Yeah, right! Check again. Crutchboy3 isn't waiting for anything... Not from Duke, at least.


What do you mean?

the_asker
02-21-2008, 02:17 PM
Crutchboy3 is in at NYU! I think it's safe to assume the Duke decision is of mild interest to him now... A lame source of amusement.

econphilomath
02-21-2008, 02:21 PM
I was going to mention that...

I think its a TM rule. Once you have a good admit, you can no longer participate in the agony of the rest who have not. Its just not credible.


Anyway, I told you guys that if you survived, you would probably get an admit or waitlisted.

Ecorleone
02-21-2008, 02:21 PM
you are right!

Sorry crutch boy.. as much as I want someone to be in this boat with me.... I am alone

Please Duke!!!!!! Make me an offer!!!!
I will be trustful to you in health and sickness, in wealth and ....until the Chicago offer gets us apart. jejeje
Just joking!

the_asker
02-21-2008, 02:46 PM
jejeje

I've been meaning to ask... What's this?

Good luck with Duke!

Olm
02-21-2008, 02:47 PM
it's a laugh.

Ecorleone
02-21-2008, 02:51 PM
In case you havent notice.. I am not American...

LOL = jejeje

the_asker
02-21-2008, 02:52 PM
With the j's pronounced like the j in Tijuana? Is that what it is? Is this the Spanish hehehe? I've never seen it before. But I'm not American, either.

Back on topic, though, among the people admitted by Duke is there anyone that's already sure to go?

Ecorleone
02-21-2008, 02:56 PM
With the j's pronounced like the j in Tijuana? Is that what it is?

Yes.

Where are you from?

econphilomath
02-21-2008, 03:57 PM
jejeje is spanish for hahaha (little laugh / snicker)

sparrowshi
02-22-2008, 12:43 AM
I have not been noticed as well.:hmm: I am international.

Ecorleone
02-22-2008, 12:52 AM
I have not been noticed as well.:hmm: I am international.

what is your profile??

Ecorleone
02-22-2008, 03:12 AM
Has any of the Duke admits receive an offer without financial aid??

ward
02-22-2008, 05:11 AM
Has any of the Duke admits receive an offer without financial aid??

I'll get back to you when I know because the funding decision is "in the mail." So, I guess technically I could be offered funding or not. However, I'm holding out hope that I'll receive a funding offer since Duke supports >= 90 percent of their first year students (you got to love private schools and their endowments).

loudandclear
02-22-2008, 05:21 AM
The Duke website says that everybody gets a tuition waiver and >90% of students get funding.

Valhalla
02-22-2008, 09:48 AM
That's really a strange avatar "loudandclear"... :tup:

sparrowshi
02-22-2008, 03:03 PM
Just received the email. Yes, I am in!

econphilomath
02-22-2008, 04:04 PM
Congrats! Finally it came....!

tm0
02-22-2008, 04:29 PM
Has any of the Duke admits receive an offer without financial aid??

I have: tuition waiver + health, but nothing else.

(If the incoming class is 20 and 90% get the first-year funding, then it should feel really great to be one of the two guys of the whole bunch who didn't get proper funding...)

Ecorleone
02-22-2008, 04:30 PM
Just received the email. Yes, I am in!

Congrats!!

What is wrong with me??? not good enough for a proper rejection letter??

I am I the only one still waiting?? I am desperate!!

Olm
02-22-2008, 04:54 PM
Congrats!!

What is wrong with me??? not good enough??

I am I the only one still waiting?? I am desperate!!

I would call the department. Maybe something ****ed up.

ward
02-22-2008, 06:21 PM
I have: tuition waiver + health, but nothing else.

(If the incoming class is 20 and 90% get the first-year funding, then it should feel really great to be one of the two guys of the whole bunch who didn't get proper funding...)

tm0. Whend did you get your financial aid offer in the mail?

tm0
02-22-2008, 06:50 PM
following the email on monday, the actual letter came yesterday.

Ecorleone
02-25-2008, 04:42 AM
Did anyone else receive results during the last couple of days?

the_asker
02-25-2008, 05:38 AM
I have: tuition waiver + health, but nothing else.

(If the incoming class is 20 and 90% get the first-year funding, then it should feel really great to be one of the two guys of the whole bunch who didn't get proper funding...)

I'm still waiting for my official letter and I'm really nervous about the funding package. Did you indicate on your application that you'd be able to attend Duke even without funding?

ward
02-26-2008, 09:18 PM
I have: tuition waiver + health, but nothing else.

(If the incoming class is 20 and 90% get the first-year funding, then it should feel really great to be one of the two guys of the whole bunch who didn't get proper funding...)

I got the same offer. Do you think that they make a second round of fellowship offers after several of the "star prospects" turn them down, or do you think that we are the two who don't get the fellowhip?

needeconhelp
02-27-2008, 12:56 AM
I got the same offer. I hope they offer 2nd round of fellowship.

needeconhelp
02-27-2008, 12:57 AM
I indicated on my application that I cannot attend without funding.

tm0
02-27-2008, 03:26 AM
Did you indicate on your application that you'd be able to attend Duke even without funding?

I don't recall there being such a question... but in any case I would have indicated that I wouldn't otherwise attend.

And I do think there is a second round of sorts. The letter says the I'm on the list. So I guess once people w funding turn their offers down, they will make it available to others.

(At least they're paying for the fly-out. Gives some more credit to their interest...)

ward
02-27-2008, 03:55 AM
I e-mailed the department today, and they confirmed that they make a second round of offers after the flyout. So there is still hope for some additional funding. Also, if one doesn't receive funding for the first year but makes satisfactory progress, he or she is guaranteed funding for years 2-5. So, worst case scenario, paying for living expenses for one year of school at Duke really isn't that bad....it could be a lot worse.

the_asker
02-27-2008, 08:38 AM
I don't recall there being such a question... but in any case I would have indicated that I wouldn't otherwise attend.

And I do think there is a second round of sorts. The letter says the I'm on the list. So I guess once people w funding turn their offers down, they will make it available to others.

(At least they're paying for the fly-out. Gives some more credit to their interest...)

There was such a question, you can even check how you responded on the ApplyYourself portal. I just received my letter today and I got full funding. Once I get official notice from Columbia I will turn the offer down. Hope this helps someone?

AstralTraveller
02-29-2008, 02:33 PM
My fight against the Fuqua version of the Duke monster is over.....I was eaten today 09:00 EST.

Ecorleone
03-02-2008, 06:50 AM
well... it is feeling kind of lonely here.
Am I the only survivor without an answer form Duke? The waiting is killing me!!

Olm
03-02-2008, 07:09 AM
My fight against the Fuqua version of the Duke monster is over.....I was eaten today 09:00 EST.

nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! :doh:

polkaparty
03-02-2008, 07:10 AM
well... it is feeling kind of lonely here.
Am I the only survivor without an answer form Duke? The waiting is killing me!!

Perhaps you should call or email the department?

Ecorleone
03-08-2008, 05:11 AM
After a very long fight with the monster...I GOT IN!!!
I am as happy as I can get!

needeconhelp
03-08-2008, 05:21 AM
congrats. I am happy for you. see you at the flyout.

Internationalstudent08
03-08-2008, 05:23 AM
Congratulations Don, I'm sure you made them an offer they could not refuse!!!

Mr.Keen
03-08-2008, 06:17 AM
After a very long fight with the monster...I GOT IN!!!
I am as happy as I can get!

Congrats! ... and the Duke monster sleeps with the fishes...

Olm
03-08-2008, 07:36 AM
After a very long fight with the monster...I GOT IN!!!
I am as happy as I can get!

Congratulations! I am jealous! :tup:

Ancalagon The Black
03-08-2008, 07:39 AM
This really puts a lot of hope into the hearts of all those who haven't heard from many schools which have already notified a lot of applicants.

Ecorleone: Did you call/mail Duke?

Ecorleone
03-08-2008, 02:58 PM
This really puts a lot of hope into the hearts of all those who haven't heard from many schools which have already notified a lot of applicants.

Ecorleone: Did you call/mail Duke?

I received an email to check the website.

Great!!! the game aint over till its over!!

Equilibrium
03-08-2008, 03:27 PM
congrats! hopefully this is some inspiration to those who haven't heard, if you haven't heard, you haven't been rejected yet. If you haven't been rejected, you're probably still in the running. I would imagine it is not over until schools see how many people accept during the first round.

Valhalla
03-08-2008, 04:48 PM
I received an email to check the website.

Great!!! the game aint over till its over!!


CONGRATS!!!! :):):D The italian triumphal procession moves on! :tup:

Olm
03-08-2008, 08:37 PM
Wasn't able to find your profile in the profiles thread... maybe give me an idea so I know if I should bother applying again next year, Ecorleone? ;) thanks!