SMU Dedman Class of 2012

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2012)
sk8erb0imike
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Re: SMU Dedman Class of 2012

Postby sk8erb0imike » Sun May 10, 2009 3:58 am

jadedV wrote:
ag12 wrote:Count me in! Anyone know how to join the facebook group without it showing up on my profile? I want to join but my work doesn't know I am leaving yet (and I don't want them to find out through facebook).


Haha, interesting dilemma! I'm not sure these days, because facebook puts everything (and then some) out there on people's homepages...



Seriously, lol.

So jadedv you going to smu as well?

agr0n9
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Re: SMU Dedman Class of 2012

Postby agr0n9 » Wed May 13, 2009 3:18 am

I will most likely be attending SMU pt if I don't get off of the waitlist at UH or the best campus visit of all-time at Baylor.

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Re: SMU Dedman Class of 2012

Postby OasisFan » Fri May 15, 2009 10:19 am

Hey all I got into SMU (PT so technically class of 2013 :wink: ) But I am 100% attending just gotta wait for my admissions packet and stuff

jadedV
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Re: SMU Dedman Class of 2012

Postby jadedV » Tue May 19, 2009 10:09 pm

jtw1386 wrote:Uptown rent is a lot more expensive than nearly anywhere else in Dallas. If you want to find something close, but don't to pay too much, look in Plano or Richardson. I'll be going to SMU this year, and I just bought a house, a 2500 sq. ft house, in Plano that will cost me probably about $1,000 less per month, than renting an apartment in Uptown would be. Well $1,000 is a little over exaggerated, its probably closer to $600. If you want to save a little extra money, and don't mind driving too far, I'm talking 20 minutes at the most, then Plano and Richardson are a better bet.


After relentless searching for "affordable" apts and houses in Uptown, Park Cities, etc... I'm FINALLY taking your advice. Thank goodness.

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Re: SMU Dedman Class of 2012

Postby jtw1386 » Wed May 20, 2009 3:57 am

If you need some help finding some places let me know, I have friends that live in all the areas and cities surrounding SMU.

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Re: SMU Dedman Class of 2012

Postby jadedV » Wed May 20, 2009 5:43 pm

I would have preferred living near Park Cities, but the economist in me thinks Richardson is a better deal.

I'm still worried about the commute though. What do you think jtw? How is morning traffic if you're southbound on Central?

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Re: SMU Dedman Class of 2012

Postby argentinabrends » Thu May 21, 2009 12:25 am

jadedV wrote:I would have preferred living near Park Cities, but the economist in me thinks Richardson is a better deal.

I'm still worried about the commute though. What do you think jtw? How is morning traffic if you're southbound on Central?


have fun with that commute.... my friend has to leave her house an hour and a half early in the morning to get to work because she lives in Plano and works on campus at SMU. i live in uptown now and like i siad, my roommate and i pay about $700 in rent which I think is affordable for the area and it's about 5 minutes from SMU.

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Re: SMU Dedman Class of 2012

Postby Alison585 » Thu May 21, 2009 10:28 am

Traffic sucks in the morning going South on 75 (which is the highway you take from Richardson and Plano). It's becuase ppl with families move to these smaller cities and commute to Dallas for work. You will be driving into traffic

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Re: SMU Dedman Class of 2012

Postby ag12 » Thu May 21, 2009 4:40 pm

I went to Dallas this past weekend to look at apartments and found what I thought were some pretty good deals. I know we saw a 2-2 in uptown for 1200 a month (I think it was the Marquis at Cedar Springs).

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Re: SMU Dedman Class of 2012

Postby jadedV » Fri May 22, 2009 9:05 pm

Oh that's encouraging news. I'll be in Dallas this weekend... we're looking at a couple townhomes in Richardson (they are SUCH good deals, I can't resist), and lots of houses and condos closer to SMU. Wish me luck...

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Re: SMU Dedman Class of 2012

Postby nontradintexas » Fri May 22, 2009 9:41 pm

I'd love to be seriously looking at houses in the Dallas area, but I can't get rid of my house now! Anyone need a house in Austin??

Thanks betasteve - I appreciate that post, it's very interesting to see what life might look like in three(!) months...

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Re: SMU Dedman Class of 2012

Postby jtw1386 » Mon May 25, 2009 12:31 am

I talked to a 2L at the part-time dinner the other night, and she lives in Allen, which for those of you who aren't from the Dallas area, is far north. I live in Plano, which taking highway 75 to class is roughly 25 minutes with no traffic. But there is the DART rail that picks up in north plano, and all along 75, and according to her it takes her about 30 minutes to get to Mockingbird Station (which is across the highway from campus), and then takes a SMU bus to campus that picks up every 20 minutes. According to her, if you buy it through SMU, you get a three year DART pass for only $5, which is a great deal considering how much money you will save on gas, and the normal wear and tear on your car. The only problem is that the DART rail stops operating late in the evenings, I believe its around 12am or so, anybody have knowledge on that. Just thought I would throw this out there to people who are trying to find cheaper places to live north of campus, but are worried about the drive.

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Re: SMU Dedman Class of 2012

Postby lsatismybitchlover » Mon May 25, 2009 1:08 am

I wonder why SMU doesn't have more TLS representation. I would think by now this thread would be a lot longer. Anyways, congrats to everyone! SMU seems like a great school. Sorry for infiltrating the thread...

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Re: SMU Dedman Class of 2012

Postby Hook 'Em » Wed May 27, 2009 12:52 pm

jtw1386 wrote:I talked to a 2L at the part-time dinner the other night, and she lives in Allen, which for those of you who aren't from the Dallas area, is far north. I live in Plano, which taking highway 75 to class is roughly 25 minutes with no traffic. But there is the DART rail that picks up in north plano, and all along 75, and according to her it takes her about 30 minutes to get to Mockingbird Station (which is across the highway from campus), and then takes a SMU bus to campus that picks up every 20 minutes. According to her, if you buy it through SMU, you get a three year DART pass for only $5, which is a great deal considering how much money you will save on gas, and the normal wear and tear on your car. The only problem is that the DART rail stops operating late in the evenings, I believe its around 12am or so, anybody have knowledge on that. Just thought I would throw this out there to people who are trying to find cheaper places to live north of campus, but are worried about the drive.


Thanks for the informative post. I am actually looking at houses in Allen while I decide if I'll be at SMU in the fall, so this info was very helpful. How was the part-time dinner? I wanted to attend, but got stuck at work.

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Re: SMU Dedman Class of 2012

Postby ellewoods12 » Thu May 28, 2009 12:42 pm

im in!!! is anybody looking for a roommate? PM me if interested!

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Re: SMU Dedman Class of 2012

Postby jadedV » Fri May 29, 2009 10:33 pm

So, we're probably not getting a place in South Richardson... haha. It was a little sketchy, not to mention the commute everyone is warning me about.

The search is still on...

For those still looking for roomies, join our facebook group!

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Re: SMU Dedman Class of 2012

Postby jadedV » Sat May 30, 2009 12:21 pm

Financial aid info is up, at least for me it is.

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Re: SMU Dedman Class of 2012

Postby OasisFan » Sat May 30, 2009 3:14 pm

jadedV wrote:Financial aid info is up, at least for me it is.


on access SMU?

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Re: SMU Dedman Class of 2012

Postby nontradintexas » Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:27 am

betasteve wrote:Anyone else not able to pay just the second seat deposit ($300) online? The only option I have is to pay $400.


Paid mine online last week, had both the $300 and $400 option available. Maybe the options changed because it's June 1st?

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Re: SMU Dedman Class of 2012

Postby jadedV » Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:22 am

This is really random, but do you guys remember seeing lockers for law students during your visits to SMU? All the other law schools I've visited have lockers... which is sounding more and more like a good idea.

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Re: SMU Dedman Class of 2012

Postby nontradintexas » Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:39 am

jadedV wrote:This is really random, but do you guys remember seeing lockers for law students during your visits to SMU? All the other law schools I've visited have lockers... which is sounding more and more like a good idea.



They do have lockers. The 3L who gave my tour said that most people don't use them, though, because the garage is so close people tend to keep their books in their cars. She did say it was a good option for those who commute on public transportation. I think she said they are $25 a year.

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Re: SMU Dedman Class of 2012

Postby Hook 'Em » Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:56 am

After mulling over the decision all weekend, I withdrew last night. I was accepted in late April, and couldn't commit to paying the seat deposit without any word on scholarships. Good luck to everyone heading to SMU next year.

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Re: SMU Dedman Class of 2012

Postby sk8erb0imike » Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:47 pm

Looking for a roommate!!! Really close to school and going for a great price! PM if interested!

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Re: SMU Dedman Class of 2012

Postby nontradintexas » Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:40 pm

betasteve wrote:Class schedules have been inputted into Access.SMU. I am section 2.



Section 1 here. Drat - was hoping for betasteve wisdom. :)

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Re: SMU Dedman Class of 2012

Postby limubai » Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:32 am

Hello everyone. I am Xiang, a new JD student in law and I will arrive in Dallas at 15th August.

I have not found apartment neither roommate yet.

So if you have a empty room and need a roommate, please contact me.

You can send a personal message in this website or send a Email: limubai003@163.com




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