SMU Class of 2013/2014

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Sangiovese
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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby Sangiovese » Fri May 07, 2010 2:48 pm

At the risk of sounding foolish... what the heck are we supposed to get done between now and orientation?

I've done the following:
1. Sent in the full deposit
2. Had an official transcript sent to the school
3. Filled out the health record form (need to send that in)
4. Filled out the FASFA with SMU's code
5. Logged into my Access SMU account and email

Eventually, SMU will deal with the FASFA and I'll need to do the rest of the stuff to get the loan money flowing.... but is there anything else I'm missing? I'm probably just paranoid, but I would hate to overlook something important.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby DavidB » Fri May 07, 2010 2:57 pm

Sangiovese wrote:At the risk of sounding foolish... what the heck are we supposed to get done between now and orientation?...


That list looks complete to me.

I was worried about the health questionnaire--as soon as I dropped it in the mail I couldn't remember if I had signed it in all the necessary places. Embarrassing since it specifically tells you where to sign. :)

It shows marked "complete" so I'm assuming what I sent was okay.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby SpencerPratt » Sat May 08, 2010 3:11 pm

Thirteen wrote:Has anyone had luck finding relatively cheap housing? I want to live close, but it seems like most of the nice places are in the $900 range. Also, is anyone looking for 1 or 2 roommates?


The Village places look pretty decent, relatively cheap (2BR for 1000-1100 or so), and some have gotten fine reviews on apt review sites.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby tinyone » Sun May 09, 2010 9:41 am

When is the health questionnaire due? Also does anyone know how we enroll for SMUs health insurance/when that deadline is?

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby DavidB » Mon May 10, 2010 12:57 pm

tinyone wrote:When is the health questionnaire due?


There is no date in the documentation, it only says that the questionnaire must be submitted before enrollment.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby fathergoose » Mon May 10, 2010 1:43 pm

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SMU finished as the 99th best party law school. I'm not really sure what that means or how to take that but it is interesting that it's all the way to one extreme.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby UTL_plz » Mon May 10, 2010 2:58 pm

Does anyone know if SMU has discounts on PC/Mac software and laptop purchases?

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby tinyone » Mon May 10, 2010 3:07 pm

DavidB wrote:
tinyone wrote:When is the health questionnaire due?


There is no date in the documentation, it only says that the questionnaire must be submitted before enrollment.



Actually, I re-read it and there is a deadline of July 1st.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby Thirteen » Thu May 13, 2010 11:15 am

Anyone moving to Dallas during the summer? My lease starts on July 15, so I'll probably be out there by the last week of July.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby raoul79 » Thu May 13, 2010 11:32 am

Can someone provide a review on the graduate dorms? Are they worth it? I inquired about being able to view a room next week and they denied my request. They stated that they would not have a unit to view at that time.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby UTL_plz » Fri May 14, 2010 11:31 am

Thirteen wrote:Anyone moving to Dallas during the summer? My lease starts on July 15, so I'll probably be out there by the last week of July.


I'm looking to move to Dallas btw July 15 and Aug 1. Did you get a house or an apartment, and did you use a realtor or did you just search yourself?

I'm looking for a house if you have any tips on finding one i'd appreciate it!

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby Thirteen » Fri May 14, 2010 3:28 pm

UTL_plz wrote:
Thirteen wrote:Anyone moving to Dallas during the summer? My lease starts on July 15, so I'll probably be out there by the last week of July.


I'm looking to move to Dallas btw July 15 and Aug 1. Did you get a house or an apartment, and did you use a realtor or did you just search yourself?

I'm looking for a house if you have any tips on finding one i'd appreciate it!


I found an apartment on my own using apartments.com and Craigslist, but would have used a locator if I had time to go to Dallas. If you need a house, I'm sure a realtor would make your search easier.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby ClemTiger » Sun May 16, 2010 6:31 pm

Coming from my undergrad school where football is a religion, I can definitely get excited about this:

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby Thirteen » Sun May 16, 2010 7:31 pm

ClemTiger wrote:Coming from my undergrad school where football is a religion, I can definitely get excited about this:

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Platinum blondes + football = :D

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby bass08 » Tue May 18, 2010 2:02 am

Does anyone have any thoughts on housing? Right now I'm thinking of sharing a 2 BR in downtown or uptown area. I'll be checking the area out this weekend, but does anyone have any thoughts on those areas or any other suggestions for housing in Dallas? Thanks.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby Burgstaller04 » Tue May 18, 2010 9:08 am

bass08 wrote:Does anyone have any thoughts on housing? Right now I'm thinking of sharing a 2 BR in downtown or uptown area. I'll be checking the area out this weekend, but does anyone have any thoughts on those areas or any other suggestions for housing in Dallas? Thanks.


How much are you looking at paying? Do you mind driving much? Plano is a nice area with very affordable housing and it's 13 miles up 75. You might want to look into stuff there. I don't know anything about Dallas housing, so I can't help you on that, but I have spent a good amount of time in Plano/Allen and really like it.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby DavidB » Thu May 20, 2010 10:20 pm

Were any of you at tonight's ASD? I met a few people but TLS didn't really come up. I was the guy who assumed "casual dress" meant "shorts." :)

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby squ1rtle » Thu May 20, 2010 10:30 pm

I was there and remember seeing you. I was the Asian guy wearing blue jeans with yellow/white striped polo.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby bass08 » Thu May 20, 2010 11:00 pm

I was there also. I got there pretty late though...got stuck in traffic and had a few other snafus. My first time in Dallas...:)

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby DavidB » Fri May 21, 2010 10:23 am

I saw you too, Squ1rtle, you brought a guest also. I liked Stephanie's tour remark about the dangling ceiling access door, "that's a lawsuit waiting to happen!"

I'm glad I went--I enjoyed it much more than I was expecting. I really only talked to the folks who were at my table: two paralegals, one university instructor, admissions Maggie, and me and my guest.

I think there was only one at the table who wasn't entirely committed to SMU in the Fall.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby SpencerPratt » Sun May 23, 2010 10:50 am

Hopefully us PT guys without jobs in the fall will have the time to make more than one :wink:

I was unable to make the PT ASD on Thursday due to family graduations all weekend. Can anyone sum up what took place? Thanks.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby Thirteen » Sun May 23, 2010 3:06 pm

betasteve wrote:
Thirteen wrote:
ClemTiger wrote:Coming from my undergrad school where football is a religion, I can definitely get excited about this:
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Platinum blondes + football = :D

Don't forget that the law school has a tailgate that provides free food and beer. However, I had the time to only make it to 1 last year.


Damn. Hopefully you plan on taking a day off to mourn on October 2. There's no way I'm missing that game.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby TTTGrad » Sun May 23, 2010 3:37 pm

Kids, congratulations on selecting an excellent school. What is most moving about Dedman is how much they care about their students. Take for instance the newly instituted "Test Drive" program. SMU will pay employers $3,500 for one month to a private sector employer to hire a Dedman alum (who could not find legal employment). Of course there is no obligation to continue said employment after the month is done. Yet, at least the Dedman alum can put a month of legal experience on his/her resume and the law school gets to boost its employment numbers (you know, the ones that tend to sell unsuspecting college kids and the the USNWR). If you were smart, withdraw and ask for a refund. Otherwise, you may wind up being test driven (or roadkill for that matter).

For more on your school's "Test Drive" program, please read the following article that was recently featured on Above the Law:

http://abovethelaw.com/2010/05/smu-will ... graduates/

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby Thirteen » Sun May 23, 2010 3:42 pm

TTTGrad wrote:.


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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby kalvano » Mon May 24, 2010 1:21 am

tinyone wrote:
DavidB wrote:
tinyone wrote:When is the health questionnaire due?


There is no date in the documentation, it only says that the questionnaire must be submitted before enrollment.



Actually, I re-read it and there is a deadline of July 1st.



Can you re-print that online?

I've completely lost my admissions packet. Stupid cleaning lady.




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