SMU Class of 2013/2014

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby maxpayne » Mon Dec 26, 2011 5:43 pm

Damn. What classes did you take Kalvano? That seems rediculously fast to be getting grades back. You weren't in BE, Evidence, Int law, or ADR were you? Lol.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby kalvano » Mon Dec 26, 2011 6:20 pm

Nope. Texas Pre-Trial, Admin, First Amendment, and Constitutional Criminal Procedure.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby chrisokc » Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:28 pm

Alright, it's that time of year again. Post something when your financial aid starts to hit.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby kalvano » Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:43 pm

So February?

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby Thirteen » Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:50 pm

kalvano wrote:So February?


Probably.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby maxpayne » Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:59 pm

Last year we got it around January 10th right?

I might as well start waiting for my financial aid right because no telling when my grades will be posted. I haven't got the first one back yet.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby squ1rtle » Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:15 pm

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby chrisokc » Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:16 pm

maxpayne wrote:Last year we got it around January 10th right?

I might as well start waiting for my financial aid right because no telling when my grades will be posted. I haven't got the first one back yet.

Hit the bank on 1/10/11.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby cafloyd12 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:26 am

I called enrollment services Tuesday afternoon to confirm that the finaid would be dispersed on the third, like access says. "Kelly" told me that they absolutely would and that I would receive an email confirmation between 6pm and midnight that the funds had hit my SMU account.

Not surprisingly, nothing has changed in access and I have not received notice that the funds have been dispersed. I will call tomorrow and let you guys know what they have to say about it.

The "no later than 14 days from the first class day" rule that they always cite regarding when the funds will potentially hit your bank account seems disconcerting to me. I'm fine with notions of personal responsibility, budgeting correctly and the like...but it just seems like, if the amount we're given per semester is calculated to be the amount we'll need in living expenses for those 5 months, then you would presume we'd be out of money before the beginning of the following semester and it stands to reason that we'll need each semester's finaid BEFORE we go to buy books, etc. It just doesn't make any sense to me.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby kalvano » Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:05 pm

The "no later than 14 days" is just a way for Stan Eddy to continue being a worthless, overpaid, lazy jackass, and for SMU to continue their antiquated system of taking three times as long to do things as other schools do.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby kalvano » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:10 pm

Anyone hear anything from Financial Aid yet?

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby cafloyd12 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:22 pm

I've called everyday since the third asking why the finaid hasn't dispersed yet. Everyday they've told me that there were some "technical" issues which they hadn't forseen and the funds would disperse that evening. So, I called this morning and a very understanding, competent sounding individual sincerely apologized to me, told me the funds would disperse today, and that they would begin refunding tomorrow. I want to believe him, but that's pretty much what I've been told since the scheduled disbursment date. So we'll see what happens.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby kalvano » Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:06 pm

I wonder if they realize how many fewer phone calls they would get if they simply sent out a mass email explaining what was going on.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby chrisokc » Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:35 pm

Loans are starting to be applied to accounts.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby cafloyd12 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:47 pm

Anybody get their refund?

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby chrisokc » Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:56 pm

cafloyd12 wrote:Anybody get their refund?

Nope. Looking like Monday.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby kalvano » Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:07 pm

On a different note, if anyone needs an Edited Writing class, International Crimes with Turner opened a few spots, and she's an awesome professor.

Plus, you can hang out with me.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby Burgstaller04 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:38 am

My $$ applied to my account on access, but it hasn't been disbursed yet.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby cafloyd12 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:54 pm

Yeah, I'm assuming that's the case for just about everyone right now. I called Friday afternoon and they told me that they "had started entering refunds and that they were staying to work on them over the weekend." Hopefully, they'll be done by Monday.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby chrisokc » Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:03 pm

cafloyd12 wrote:Yeah, I'm assuming that's the case for just about everyone right now. I called Friday afternoon and they told me that they "had started entering refunds and that they were staying to work on them over the weekend." Hopefully, they'll be done by Monday.

lol at them working on the weekend.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby kalvano » Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:05 am

So do the rank percentiles usually stay steady, drop, or get higher as we go through 2L and 3L?

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby DavidB » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:22 pm

kalvano wrote:So do the rank percentiles usually stay steady, drop, or get higher as we go through 2L and 3L?

I think GPA cutoffs tend to drift higher. As students take smaller classes which generally lack fixed grade distributions, each individual GPA tends to increase.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby maxpayne » Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:40 pm

Yeah, the cutoffs will go up. Actually, pretty big jump for top 50% and top 33%. Pulled this from SMU website.

1L/2E
Class of 2013
248 Students

Top 10%: 3.612
Top 25%: 3.370
Top 33%: 3.212
Top 50%: 3.064

2L/3E
Class of 2012
299 Students

Top 10%: 3.537
Top 25%: 3.364
Top 33%: 3.294
Top 50%: 3.165

3L/4E
Class of 2011
281 Students

Top 10%: 3.565
Top 25%: 3.373
Top 33%: 3.314
Top 50%: 3.174

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby kalvano » Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:59 pm

I've seen that. But I mean the year-to-year cutoffs within a specific class. I guess what I am looking for is a breakdown of the class of 2010, what the cutoffs were for 1L, then 2L, and then 3L.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby DavidB » Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:26 pm

kalvano wrote:I've seen that. But I mean the year-to-year cutoffs within a specific class. I guess what I am looking for is a breakdown of the class of 2010, what the cutoffs were for 1L, then 2L, and then 3L.

How about class of 2009? I pulled all these from http://www.archive.org:

1L*
Class of 2009
284 Students
Top 10%: 3.483
Top 25%: 3.309
Top 33%: 3.227
Top 50%: 3.046

2L/3E**
Class of 2009
323 Students
Top 10%: 3.505
Top 25%: 3.362
Top 33%: 3.289
Top 50%: 3.125

3L/4E**
Class of 2009
306 Students
Top 10%: 3.546
Top 25%: 3.421
Top 33%: 3.353
Top 50%: 3.222




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