SMU 2011

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cfrog11
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Re: SMU 2011

Postby cfrog11 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:59 pm

Thirteen wrote:
cfrog11 wrote:
cfrog11 wrote:
kalvano wrote:I am absolutely surprised at the numbers of some of the held / WL people. Last year would have been in with money.

I guess Attansio finally figured out his job is to raise the school's ranking, not preach on about the number of CEO's in Fortune 50 companies and what famous people are SMU grads.


3.7/163 . . . waitlisted.


I guess it's TWU for me.


With money?


Yes, 15,000 a year.

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frognot
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Re: SMU 2011

Postby frognot » Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:27 pm

cfrog11 wrote:
Thirteen wrote:
cfrog11 wrote:
cfrog11 wrote:3.7/163 . . . waitlisted.


I guess it's TWU for me.


With money?


Yes, 15,000 a year.

Is Wesleyan generally stingy with scholarship money? With cfrog's numbers so far above their medians it seems like he/she would get more money than that.

I wonder because I was offered $35,000 over three years at Wesleyan with slightly lower numbers. I thought I would get more.

I was set on staying in this area, so SMU and TWU were my top two choices. I applied to SMU FT/PT and TWU FT. I was certain I would have a hard decision to make; I thought I would get a generous offer from Wesleyan and PT at SMU. Three years at Wesleyan with little or no debt versus four years at SMU with considerably more debt would make for a difficult decision. As I hoped, I was accepted PT at SMU. What I didn't expect was that SMU offered more total scholarship money. Wesleyan made my decision an easy one.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby david787 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:44 pm

Since they are both in Dallas can't you go with twu while waiting to hear if you get off the waitlist? It seems a lot easier than having your #2 in another city or state.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby jeffreymabq » Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:12 am

Also got waitlisted today. Not too big a deal, as New Mexico gave me a full ride. But, it still hurts a little bit.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby wellington » Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:14 am

I have a buddy who lives in Dallas near SMU that commutes to TWU Law. For those of you unfamiliar with the metroplex, Ft. Worth most definitely =/= Dallas in terms of time. His DART commute is brutal. However, wifi on the trains probably helps with studying.

Good luck to those of you who are still held and/or have been WL'ed. I feel your pain--I went through two cycles of SMU's snail-like pace ...

tryan
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Re: SMU 2011

Postby tryan » Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:58 am

Are they going to be sending us any information on their wait list procedures? Several other schools had me fill out a form, etc. and then let me know when and how they'd start picking people up off the wait list.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby derowland986 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:59 am

WL

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby packerbacker » Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:02 am

I submitted my application in Jan. (3.2/162) but due to my LOR writer not getting his letter in for a two months past that and a miscommunication between LSAC and SMU where SMU didnt think they had my report my application wasnt completed until early March. Everyone is hearing things this week yet here i am still "application completed"

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby A12345 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:20 am

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AutoF0cus
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Re: SMU 2011

Postby AutoF0cus » Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:24 am

167/3.6
Waitlisted yesterday

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby A12345 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:00 pm

AutoF0cus wrote:167/3.6
Waitlisted yesterday


Are you a felon? How did you get waitlisted? Most people with numbers around yours got a substantial scholarship

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Capitalist
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Re: SMU 2011

Postby Capitalist » Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:02 pm

A12345 wrote:
AutoF0cus wrote:167/3.6
Waitlisted yesterday


Are you a felon? How did you get waitlisted? Most people with numbers around yours got a substantial scholarship


YPed?

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby A12345 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:04 pm

Capitalist wrote:
A12345 wrote:
AutoF0cus wrote:167/3.6
Waitlisted yesterday


Are you a felon? How did you get waitlisted? Most people with numbers around yours got a substantial scholarship


YPed?


not high enough to be YPed unless URM

david787
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Re: SMU 2011

Postby david787 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:06 pm

What did you write for your "why SMU" statement?

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby AutoF0cus » Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:37 pm

A12345 wrote:
AutoF0cus wrote:167/3.6
Waitlisted yesterday


Are you a felon? How did you get waitlisted? Most people with numbers around yours got a substantial scholarship


No felonies... One scholorship probation because I dropped a class in undergrad one semester, but that's all. Only other thing I can figure is that because I decided late to apply this year, my application was right at the regular decision deadline, and my essays were all a little rushed/weak. Also, one of my three LOR's got lost in the mail and by the time I was informed by LSAC that I should have it re-sent, it was way too late for it to really matter.

Could someone inform me what YPed stands for?

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby bartleby » Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:38 pm

definitely WL-d because of late application.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby AutoF0cus » Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:39 pm

david787 wrote:What did you write for your "why SMU" statement?


Kind of split between academic record, wanting to stay in Dallas because my wife has a career here, and really liking the structure of their first year because it affords more opportunities for genuine peer relationships

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby david787 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:45 pm

hmm that's pretty strong reasoning and great numbers, I'm guessing the late/sloppy application was the problem. Perhaps if you write a quality LOCI it would help. You should be able to get in next year if you apply in November with a better essay.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby renee88 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:10 pm

Does anyone know what happens to waitlisted people from here?

AutoF0cus
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Re: SMU 2011

Postby AutoF0cus » Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:12 pm

david787 wrote:hmm that's pretty strong reasoning and great numbers, I'm guessing the late/sloppy application was the problem. Perhaps if you write a quality LOCI it would help. You should be able to get in next year if you apply in November with a better essay.


Thanks for the advice and encouragement. I'm still forcing myself to be optimistic at least until I get something official in the mail.

Honestly, at this point the tough decision I'm hoping doesn't come up is if a spot opens up (with presumably no scholarship), do I take it now or apply early next year with a considerably better chance at halving my tuition costs for the next three years...

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby renee88 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:16 pm

Well, I just called them. They said their deposit deadline is June 1st and that the earliest they'd pull people off is mid-June. They said they keep the waitlist until the first day of school and accept people as applications open.

david787
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Re: SMU 2011

Postby david787 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:22 pm

I wouldn't let a 167 go to waste. Work on some stellar essays and apply again this fall. You should get some $ from SMU and probably acceptances at other schools of interest. Do something productive to make some $ on your off year. Are you an undergrad or recent grad or older?

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby swilson215 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:30 pm

david787 wrote:I wouldn't let a 167 go to waste. Work on some stellar essays and apply again this fall. You should get some $ from SMU and probably acceptances at other schools of interest. Do something productive to make some $ on your off year. Are you an undergrad or recent grad or older?


+1. Honestly, waiting a year would probably be good. You get some time off to decompress, save up some money, and get all of your applications out by november.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby AutoF0cus » Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:34 pm

david787 wrote:I wouldn't let a 167 go to waste. Work on some stellar essays and apply again this fall. You should get some $ from SMU and probably acceptances at other schools of interest. Do something productive to make some $ on your off year. Are you an undergrad or recent grad or older?


I graduated 2.5 years ago. If school doesn't work out this year, I've got a photography business to keep me busy, and will probably substitute teach as well. The frustrating part, as it always is, is just the waiting.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby OklahomasOK » Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:38 pm

Well, they finally got back to me.

WL 163/3.69. I wrote a pretty strong "Why SMU"? statement along with being a Dallas native. This really, really, really hurts. I really wanted to move back to Dallas.

I'm at a loss for what to do now. I suppose a LOCI and wait some more.




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