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Re: SMU 2011

Postby renee88 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:10 pm

kalvano wrote:
renee88 wrote:was notified I was being held for review in January,

my numbers are 164/3.51



I find this very surprising.


Yeah, I sort of stopped thinking about SMU for awhile because of interest in other schools, but now I'm leaning back towards SMU. I've done some research and have seen the numbers and am a little surprised too- I figured I'd at least get in for the PT program. Should I contact them?

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby kalvano » Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:18 pm

I would, just to ask when you can expect a decision as it's time to start narrowing down schools.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby thewarflamingo » Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:18 pm

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby kalvano » Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:19 pm

I guess they are trying to bump medians.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby renee88 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:27 pm

thewarflamingo wrote:
kalvano wrote:
renee88 wrote:was notified I was being held for review in January,

my numbers are 164/3.51



I find this very surprising.

They pretty much held all 164 FT people this cycle. I'm still held, too. :(



Aww. Well, good to know. I think I'll try and call them tomorrow anyway...I'll let you know if I find out anything. :) Even if they just offer me admission for PT, I'd still very much be interested.... I just don't want to have to put down multiple deposits.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby ArchRoark » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:41 am

Selected as a finalist for the Sarah T. Hughes scholarship. Interviewing this week. Anyone have any idea of what to expect?

Also, I have no idea how parking is around Ross Avenue. Anyone from Dallas that could suggest a nearby parking garage or is street-level parking not that bad? The exact address is 2101 Ross Avenue (Belo Mansion).

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby jacketman03 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:18 am

SMU, I love you, I really do. I just wish you would let me know if you love me back very soon. I'm kind of over the waiting game by now.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby Thirteen » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:21 am

ArchRoark wrote:Selected as a finalist for the Sarah T. Hughes scholarship. Interviewing this week. Anyone have any idea of what to expect?

Also, I have no idea how parking is around Ross Avenue. Anyone from Dallas that could suggest a nearby parking garage or is street-level parking not that bad? The exact address is 2101 Ross Avenue (Belo Mansion).


There's a parking garage under the Belo Mansion. I'm sure they'll validate your ticket.

Congrats, and good luck with the interview.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby JRDallas11 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:31 am

jacketman03 wrote:SMU, I love you, I really do. I just wish you would let me know if you love me back very soon. I'm kind of over the waiting game by now.

According to LSN it looks like there was a long wait between March and around April 20th for the next round of acceptances. Obviously they could change things up, but historically SMU has been fairly consistent with their late-in-the-game time frames.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby jacketman03 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:34 am

JRDallas11 wrote:
jacketman03 wrote:SMU, I love you, I really do. I just wish you would let me know if you love me back very soon. I'm kind of over the waiting game by now.

According to LSN it looks like there was a long wait between March and around April 20th for the next round of acceptances. Obviously they could change things up, but historically SMU has been fairly consistent with their late-in-the-game time frames.

Yeah, I just hate the waiting.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby swilson215 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:48 am

ArchRoark wrote:Selected as a finalist for the Sarah T. Hughes scholarship. Interviewing this week. Anyone have any idea of what to expect?

Also, I have no idea how parking is around Ross Avenue. Anyone from Dallas that could suggest a nearby parking garage or is street-level parking not that bad? The exact address is 2101 Ross Avenue (Belo Mansion).


How were you told that you'd been selected as a finalist? Congrats!

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby ArchRoark » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:55 am

Thirteen wrote:There's a parking garage under the Belo Mansion. I'm sure they'll validate your ticket.

Congrats, and good luck with the interview.


Thanks, but I decided to just fly in. Wasn't really looking forward to an 8hr commute (4ish hrs each way).

swilson215 wrote:How were you told that you'd been selected as a finalist? Congrats!

Phone call. Thanks! Didn't really expect that I would get this far. My decision is going to be easy if I end up getting selected.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby the_drake » Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:55 pm

anybody else have their application complete day bump to 3/18? I just checked and saw it today. Totally inconsequential or what?

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby dwilson81 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:00 pm

My status went to application completed on 3/16. I am not sure what that means but I have read that most people are getting dinged via the status checker and not usually though snail mail. I submitted in early October BTW.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby lajksdgbiu » Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:53 pm

the_drake wrote:anybody else have their application complete day bump to 3/18? I just checked and saw it today. Totally inconsequential or what?


Mine was also bumped to 3/18, and there was new text at the top of the page: "You may notice that your current status date has changed. This is either because a portion of your file has been updated or the initial review of your file has been completed..." I haven't sent anything in since applying, so I assume the latter applies in my case... Can anybody shed a little light on this for us?
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Re: SMU 2011

Postby deliriousxix » Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:54 pm

lajksdgbiu wrote:
the_drake wrote:anybody else have their application complete day bump to 3/18? I just checked and saw it today. Totally inconsequential or what?


Mine was also bumped to 3/18, and there was new text at the top of the page: "You may notice that your current status date has changed. This is either because a portion of your file has been updated or the initial review of your file has been completed..." I have't sent anything in since applying, so I assume the latter applies in my case... Can anybody shed a little light on this for us?


99% chance you are accepted. Everybody I have seen that has gotten a status date update has been accepted. If you are rejected it shows it on the status checker with no date update

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby frognot » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:11 pm

kalvano wrote:You should get a pass for the law school garage for any dinners. There's plenty of parking and it's right next to the school.

I RSVP'd for the dinner tomorrow; a printable parking pass for the law garage was included in the confirmation email.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby dwilson81 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:33 pm

I sent an email to the admissions office requesting the status of my application (last status went to Application Completed 3/16) and I received a response back saying late April or early May (I applied in October). That being said my numbers are well under their medians so it is amazing I was not dinged long ago. Good luck everyone, I think that I am going elsewhere.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby thewarflamingo » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:44 pm

dwilson81 wrote:I sent an email to the admissions office requesting the status of my application (last status went to Application Completed 3/16) and I received a response back saying late April or early May (I applied in October). That being said my numbers are well under their medians so it is amazing I was not dinged long ago. Good luck everyone, I think that I am going elsewhere.

:shock: holy shit, that is freaking insane. SMU is on crack.

Were you held for further review initially?

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby dwilson81 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:52 pm

No. My status just changed the other day to application completed. But I guess that it is better than a denial :) I have other options but was hopefull about SMU because of the location of my family.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby avery87 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:53 pm

Has anyone else been "application completed 3/10" and not heard anything yet? The date hasn't been updated like some other people's, but I haven't heard anything either. Numbers are above both medians.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby thewarflamingo » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:56 pm

dwilson81 wrote:No. My status just changed the other day to application completed. But I guess that it is better than a denial :) I have other options but was hopefull about SMU because of the location of my family.

hmm but you applied in October? Wouldn't you have been under EA and gotten a status update on 1/31 with the rest of us? Or did you go complete late?

Interesting though.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby dwilson81 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:02 pm

No I went EA and completed on time.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby thewarflamingo » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:07 pm

dwilson81 wrote:No I went EA and completed on time.

Oh weird. Anyway, good luck!

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby JRDallas11 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:08 pm

avery87 wrote:Has anyone else been "application completed 3/10" and not heard anything yet? The date hasn't been updated like some other people's, but I haven't heard anything either. Numbers are above both medians.

I think you and I are the only ones (on TLS at least) that went "application completed" on 3/10. I applied back in November but they were waiting on my Feb. LSAT.




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