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thewarflamingo
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Re: SMU 2011

Postby thewarflamingo » Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:36 pm

alright, just sent a need-based fee waiver request to SMU. *crosses fingers*

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby kalvano » Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:37 pm

thewarflamingo wrote:Does SMU usually offer merit based fee waivers?


They send them out via snail mail, on a nicely printed information sheet about the school. If you get one, it will automatically apply it online when you go to submit your application.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby thewarflamingo » Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:42 pm

kalvano wrote:
thewarflamingo wrote:Does SMU usually offer merit based fee waivers?


They send them out via snail mail, on a nicely printed information sheet about the school. If you get one, it will automatically apply it online when you go to submit your application.


Do you know when they usually start sending them out?

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby kalvano » Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:46 pm

I got mine shortly after the October LSAT results were released.

Expect one if you get 163-164 or better, unless they are really trying to bump medians.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby ArchRoark » Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:50 pm

thewarflamingo wrote:
kalvano wrote:
thewarflamingo wrote:Does SMU usually offer merit based fee waivers?


They send them out via snail mail, on a nicely printed information sheet about the school. If you get one, it will automatically apply it online when you go to submit your application.


Do you know when they usually start sending them out?


I emailed asking for a merit waiver and they extended me one.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby thewarflamingo » Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:51 pm

kalvano wrote:I got mine shortly after the October LSAT results were released.

Expect one if you get 163-164 or better, unless they are really trying to bump medians.


Well I took the LSAT December 2009 so I doubt I'll get anything from them through CRS. Thanks for the info though!

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby Barbie » Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:51 pm

kalvano wrote:I got mine shortly after the October LSAT results were released.

Expect one if you get 163-164 or better, unless they are really trying to bump medians.


So even though I was turned down via email, essentially, I could receive on in the mail?

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby Barbie » Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:52 pm

Tiva wrote:
thewarflamingo wrote:
kalvano wrote:
thewarflamingo wrote:Does SMU usually offer merit based fee waivers?


They send them out via snail mail, on a nicely printed information sheet about the school. If you get one, it will automatically apply it online when you go to submit your application.


Do you know when they usually start sending them out?


I emailed asking for a merit waiver and they extended me one.


I wish they just told me I suck too much for one :(

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby thewarflamingo » Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:55 pm

Tiva wrote:
thewarflamingo wrote:
kalvano wrote:
thewarflamingo wrote:Does SMU usually offer merit based fee waivers?


They send them out via snail mail, on a nicely printed information sheet about the school. If you get one, it will automatically apply it online when you go to submit your application.


Do you know when they usually start sending them out?


I emailed asking for a merit waiver and they extended me one.


Interesting, is your LSAT at or above median? In my email I requested to be considered for either merit or need based so I'll update y'all when I get a response from them.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby cartercl » Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:00 pm

kalvano,

How many minorities, specifically AA males, are at SMU now? I'm thinking not that many, but I don't know. And for those who are there, do they seem comfortable or no?

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby kalvano » Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:35 pm

Not many, maybe 3 or 4 in the 1L class. A few AA women, but again, not many. Obviously, there are more than that in the entire school, but I can't speak to the numbers total.

No one **seems** to care that much, though being an average white guy, I doubt I can really say much about that. I only noticed it at orientation with everyone together because of the obvious disparity.

Thirteen can hopefully chime in with some thoughts (or you can PM him), as he is probably more suited to answer the question of comfort level.

Also, in case he reads this, sorry I don't sit by you in Torts anymore, 13. I couldn't see the board that far back, and he writes a lot on the board. It's not because you smell funny or anything.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby thewarflamingo » Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:59 pm

Update: SMU emailed me back this morning with a merit-based fee waiver code. So it's worth a shot to email and request one.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby sophia.olive » Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:04 pm

cartercl wrote:kalvano,

How many minorities, specifically AA males, are at SMU now? I'm thinking not that many, but I don't know. And for those who are there, do they seem comfortable or no?


Its not that awkward for me, but I just dont think about it. I went to a pretty much all white UG though. SMU is pretty laid back if you are.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby ArchRoark » Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:34 pm

thewarflamingo wrote:Interesting, is your LSAT at or above median? In my email I requested to be considered for either merit or need based so I'll update y'all when I get a response from them.


My LSAT is way above median (175+) but my GPA is way below median (sub 3.0).

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby Barbie » Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:26 pm

thewarflamingo wrote:Update: SMU emailed me back this morning with a merit-based fee waiver code. So it's worth a shot to email and request one.



Grrrr.. we have similar stats and I didn't get one. I think I'm going to not apply to SMU afterall.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby cartercl » Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:54 pm

kalvano wrote:Not many, maybe 3 or 4 in the 1L class. A few AA women, but again, not many. Obviously, there are more than that in the entire school, but I can't speak to the numbers total.

No one **seems** to care that much, though being an average white guy, I doubt I can really say much about that. I only noticed it at orientation with everyone together because of the obvious disparity.

Thirteen can hopefully chime in with some thoughts (or you can PM him), as he is probably more suited to answer the question of comfort level.

Also, in case he reads this, sorry I don't sit by you in Torts anymore, 13. I couldn't see the board that far back, and he writes a lot on the board. It's not because you smell funny or anything.


Thanks for the info. I'll PM thirteen when I get a chance.

sophia.olive wrote:
cartercl wrote:kalvano,

How many minorities, specifically AA males, are at SMU now? I'm thinking not that many, but I don't know. And for those who are there, do they seem comfortable or no?


Its not that awkward for me, but I just dont think about it. I went to a pretty much all white UG though. SMU is pretty laid back if you are.


Yeah, my UG is in Louisiana (super conservative city) so I'm definitely used to being around mostly whites. I would prefer to be in a more liberal environment, but I understand that's probably not gonna happen at SMU. That's cool with me though.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby thewarflamingo » Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:57 pm

Barbie wrote:
thewarflamingo wrote:Update: SMU emailed me back this morning with a merit-based fee waiver code. So it's worth a shot to email and request one.



Grrrr.. we have similar stats and I didn't get one. I think I'm going to not apply to SMU afterall.


What reason did they give for turning you down? I also noted in my email that I was a TX resident and they were my top choice so that might have helped, but they responded saying, "Congratulations on your outstanding LSAT score. Your fee waiver code is..." so I think it was strictly based on LSAT.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby HBK » Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:03 pm

kalvano wrote:I got mine shortly after the October LSAT results were released.

Expect one if you get 163-164 or better, unless they are really trying to bump medians.


I got a 168, lived in Texas, and had to ask for one.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby Burgstaller04 » Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:14 pm

thewarflamingo wrote:
Barbie wrote:
thewarflamingo wrote:Update: SMU emailed me back this morning with a merit-based fee waiver code. So it's worth a shot to email and request one.



Grrrr.. we have similar stats and I didn't get one. I think I'm going to not apply to SMU afterall.


What reason did they give for turning you down? I also noted in my email that I was a TX resident and they were my top choice so that might have helped, but they responded saying, "Congratulations on your outstanding LSAT score. Your fee waiver code is..." so I think it was strictly based on LSAT.


I don't know if they sent any out automatically, but my LSAT was 161, I asked for one and they denied. I assume that you have to have a better LSAT to have them grant you one. I'll show those suckers in October. haha

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby Barbie » Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:26 pm

Burgstaller04 wrote:
thewarflamingo wrote:
Barbie wrote:
thewarflamingo wrote:Update: SMU emailed me back this morning with a merit-based fee waiver code. So it's worth a shot to email and request one.



Grrrr.. we have similar stats and I didn't get one. I think I'm going to not apply to SMU afterall.


What reason did they give for turning you down? I also noted in my email that I was a TX resident and they were my top choice so that might have helped, but they responded saying, "Congratulations on your outstanding LSAT score. Your fee waiver code is..." so I think it was strictly based on LSAT.


I don't know if they sent any out automatically, but my LSAT was 161, I asked for one and they denied. I assume that you have to have a better LSAT to have them grant you one. I'll show those suckers in October. haha



I have a 163. So they're giving them out to 164+ apparently. I'm not paying $70 to apply to SMU. I was only applying at the chance of getting to follow around and bug Kal for a few years :)

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby Barbie » Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:29 pm

thewarflamingo wrote:
Barbie wrote:
thewarflamingo wrote:Update: SMU emailed me back this morning with a merit-based fee waiver code. So it's worth a shot to email and request one.



Grrrr.. we have similar stats and I didn't get one. I think I'm going to not apply to SMU afterall.


What reason did they give for turning you down? I also noted in my email that I was a TX resident and they were my top choice so that might have helped, but they responded saying, "Congratulations on your outstanding LSAT score. Your fee waiver code is..." so I think it was strictly based on LSAT.


No reason at all. Just said send us info if you need need-based one. The trimming of my LS app list ensues... haha

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby Burgstaller04 » Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:36 pm

Barbie wrote:I have a 163. So they're giving them out to 164+ apparently. I'm not paying $70 to apply to SMU. I was only applying at the chance of getting to follow around and bug Kal for a few years :)


makes sense. that was about their cutoff for admissions last year anyway.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby kalvano » Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:49 pm

Barbie wrote:I'm not paying $70 to apply to SMU.



Good call.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby Burgstaller04 » Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:54 pm

kalvano wrote:
Barbie wrote:I'm not paying $70 to apply to SMU.



Good call.


You just don't want her following you around. Or is it reverse psychology?

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby kalvano » Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:55 pm

I've seen her list of schools. SMU places better than pretty much any school on her list that she has a reasonable shot at.

By all means, forgo that for $70.




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