SMU 2014

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2014)
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Re: SMU 2014

Postby swilson215 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:47 pm

chrisokc wrote:I got an e-mail saying my Prime membership had expired...


Yeah. You get 1 year free with a student email, and then you have to pay for the subscription!

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby chrisokc » Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:54 pm

swilson215 wrote:
chrisokc wrote:I got an e-mail saying my Prime membership had expired...


Yeah. You get 1 year free with a student email, and then you have to pay for the subscription!

I don't like that one bit.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby kalvano » Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:29 pm

abb586 wrote:
kalvano wrote:
bimmer12 wrote:The budget allocates $2000 for books and supplies. Is that accurate?
http://smu.edu/Financial_Aid/Forms/11_1 ... %20COA.pdf



I used Half.com and Amazon (free Prime membership with .edu email address) and got all of my books for around $1000 total (both semesters).


Kalvano, did you buy new or used? I have Amazon Prime but I don't want to get marked up books.



Used if I could. They have a rating system and people are pretty good about saying how much, if any, a book is marked up. Of course, buying early helps.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby kalvano » Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:29 pm

chrisokc wrote:
kalvano wrote:
bimmer12 wrote:The budget allocates $2000 for books and supplies. Is that accurate?
http://smu.edu/Financial_Aid/Forms/11_1 ... %20COA.pdf



I used Half.com and Amazon (free Prime membership with .edu email address) and got all of my books for around $1000 total (both semesters).

I got an e-mail saying my Prime membership had expired...



I did too, but I can buy another year at half off.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby chrisokc » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:02 pm

I would say that the law school book-buying process is really similar to undergrad. Only use the bookstore if you're desparate to charge something to your student account. Even the used stuff is higher than buying online.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby Burgstaller04 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:17 pm

I accepted my financial aid, have an apartment, and am moving in 2 weeks. Guns up. Let's do this! LEEEEROOOOOOOOOY!

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby swilson215 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:15 am

Burgstaller04 wrote:I accepted my financial aid, have an apartment, and am moving in 2 weeks. Guns up. Let's do this! LEEEEROOOOOOOOOY!


You and I are in the same boat, Burg! Moving to Dallas on August 1, and I'm stoked! Anyone know when sections are assigned?

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby ebo » Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:04 pm

swilson215 wrote:
Burgstaller04 wrote:I accepted my financial aid, have an apartment, and am moving in 2 weeks. Guns up. Let's do this! LEEEEROOOOOOOOOY!


You and I are in the same boat, Burg! Moving to Dallas on August 1, and I'm stoked! Anyone know when sections are assigned?

Wondering the same thing myself. Perhaps some soon-to-be 2Ls remember?

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby fathergoose » Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:17 pm

ebo wrote:
swilson215 wrote:
Burgstaller04 wrote:I accepted my financial aid, have an apartment, and am moving in 2 weeks. Guns up. Let's do this! LEEEEROOOOOOOOOY!


You and I are in the same boat, Burg! Moving to Dallas on August 1, and I'm stoked! Anyone know when sections are assigned?

Wondering the same thing myself. Perhaps some soon-to-be 2Ls remember?

A week or two before orientation if I remember correctly.

Edit: It looks like we got our class schedule the 23rd of July (which was the second to last friday of the month) so maybe you'll get yours this week.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby Burgstaller04 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:04 pm

My schedule is up on Access.smu. Section 2

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby YYZ » Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:16 pm

My schedule (part-time) is up too. Of course, I noticed my account balance now shows the first semester tuition due... Oh well.

For anyone who doesn't know this, I'll called Park-n-Pony about parking permits and student IDs. They said we could order our parking permits through the Park-n-Pony website, after we are enrolled in classes (which should hopefully be now). We won't be able to get our student IDs until after 8/15.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby swilson215 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:07 pm

My schedule's up...I'm in section 1.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby timmah427 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:17 pm

Looks like I'm in section 1. Section 3 for LRW. Anybody with me?

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby aspettando » Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:41 pm

Section 2/5 LRW for me. Is anyone else still stuck on Step 3 in Pony Tracks? I'm starting to worry that I'm the only one.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby Burgstaller04 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:20 pm

Section 2 people, Prof Thornburg posted an assignment on the accepted students page of the website. Check it out.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby TannerRobinson » Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:59 pm

Do both sections start at 9 am?

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby swilson215 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:29 pm

So I called the FinAid office today to ask about the status of the PLUS loans, and the woman I spoke with on the phone said that the funds from loans will be disbursed to your student account on the 9th or the 10th, but aren't likely to be direct deposited into personal accounts until up to 14 days from the start of classes.

Can any current students tell me around when the money will be available for use? I know it's just a guesstimate at this point, but I'd like to have some idea of a time frame...the period between 8/9 and 9/2 is pretty vague!

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby kalvano » Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:36 pm

I got mine about 3 days after disbursement. If they try and pull that 14 day crap, scream and yell about how you're paying interest on it from the moment it disburses.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby chrisokc » Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:39 pm

swilson215 wrote:So I called the FinAid office today to ask about the status of the PLUS loans, and the woman I spoke with on the phone said that the funds from loans will be disbursed to your student account on the 9th or the 10th, but aren't likely to be direct deposited into personal accounts until up to 14 days from the start of classes.

Can any current students tell me around when the money will be available for use? I know it's just a guesstimate at this point, but I'd like to have some idea of a time frame...the period between 8/9 and 9/2 is pretty vague!

I have become somewhat of an expert on SMU's financial aid disbursement rituals, and my best guess is that the money will be available to you in your checking account between August 12-16. The disbursements are made on a rolling basis over the course of several days.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby swilson215 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:47 pm

thanks, kalvano and chrisokc! that's good news, as I would not have been a happy camper waiting until september to get my loan money! :)

TannerRobinson wrote:Do both sections start at 9 am?


yes.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby AutoF0cus » Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:33 am

Anybody have any idea what the schedule for orientation looks like? Can't seem to find info anywhere about what time we'll need to be there, or when we finish or anything...

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby YYZ » Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:00 pm

There is a legal writing assigment posted on the Admitted Students site for all first year students.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby Burgstaller04 » Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:23 pm

Anyone know when we get our student id's? At orientation? Can we get them before? I wanna go check out the gym and I'm gonna be in the area.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby YYZ » Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:25 pm

Burgstaller04 wrote:Anyone know when we get our student id's? At orientation? Can we get them before? I wanna go check out the gym and I'm gonna be in the area.


They told me that we could receive our IDs starting 8/15.

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Re: SMU 2014

Postby swilson215 » Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:15 pm

Burgstaller04 wrote:Anyone know when we get our student id's? At orientation? Can we get them before? I wanna go check out the gym and I'm gonna be in the area.


When I spoke with the FinAid office they said that as long as we were registered for classes (which we are now) that there shouldn't be any problem getting them if we go to the Park N Pony office and request them in person. But really, I don't know if she knew exactly what she was talking about.




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