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Re: SMU 2011

Postby sneijder » Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:46 pm

swilson215 wrote:
genis wrote:What are my chances of getting into SMU with a 3.75/162?


Check the last few years' worth of applicants at LSN. it looks like someone this year was WL with a 162/3.85, but that could have been a YP...? I would say you probably have a good chance of getting in (possibly with $), too.



Id say it could have been YP, also could have been the late app... Getting apps in early (IMO) helps a lot.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby texasgator » Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:47 pm

sneijder wrote:
swilson215 wrote:
genis wrote:What are my chances of getting into SMU with a 3.75/162?


Check the last few years' worth of applicants at LSN. it looks like someone this year was WL with a 162/3.85, but that could have been a YP...? I would say you probably have a good chance of getting in (possibly with $), too.



Id say it could have been YP, also could have been the late app... Getting apps in early (IMO) helps a lot.


I've been following this thread for a while now, figured I'd chime in.
I have a 163/3.7 and applied ED. I was held for further review and then WL.....I'm still waiting....
Unfortunately I thought I had pretty good chances and SMU was my first choice, so needless to say I was pretty upset. Anyway, I think SMU is trying to raise standards a bit, it's getting tougher and tougher!

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby sneijder » Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:02 pm

texasgator wrote:
sneijder wrote:
swilson215 wrote:
genis wrote:What are my chances of getting into SMU with a 3.75/162?


Check the last few years' worth of applicants at LSN. it looks like someone this year was WL with a 162/3.85, but that could have been a YP...? I would say you probably have a good chance of getting in (possibly with $), too.



Id say it could have been YP, also could have been the late app... Getting apps in early (IMO) helps a lot.


I've been following this thread for a while now, figured I'd chime in.
I have a 163/3.7 and applied ED. I was held for further review and then WL.....I'm still waiting....
Unfortunately I thought I had pretty good chances and SMU was my first choice, so needless to say I was pretty upset. Anyway, I think SMU is trying to raise standards a bit, it's getting tougher and tougher!


Hmm surprising. Did you send LOCI? I wont be applying until next cycle, but a friend of mine got in with numbers much lower than yours... I agree, it seems that SMU is trying to make a move up in rankings.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby mdamorica » Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:24 pm

I've been lurking on the forums for quite a bit and it seems that several of seem to think that SMU is trying to raise its medians for the coming cycle. Is this correct?

I've been looking at LSN and it seems that pretty much everyone with a 164 was admitted but I can't help but be worried with my 164/3.45. I'm torn between retaking or submitting my apps on the first possible day and am unsure as to which would be the smarter option. Any advice?

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby david787 » Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:11 pm

I think it should be inferred that they are raising their LSAT median to 165.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby mdamorica » Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:12 pm

so retake?

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby asunshinee » Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:20 pm

I plan on applying with a 3.55 (probably will be a 3.58 or 3.6 by the time I actually apply) and a 163. I thought this was solid for SMU but apparently not? Should I retake or should I just take my chances?
My major GPA is a 3.9 if that makes any difference.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby bartleby » Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:20 pm

mdamorica wrote:so retake?


if it's worth $76,500 to you...yeah, retake.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby Thirteen » Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:21 pm

mdamorica wrote:I've been lurking on the forums for quite a bit and it seems that several of seem to think that SMU is trying to raise its medians for the coming cycle. Is this correct?

I've been looking at LSN and it seems that pretty much everyone with a 164 was admitted but I can't help but be worried with my 164/3.45. I'm torn between retaking or submitting my apps on the first possible day and am unsure as to which would be the smarter option. Any advice?


I'd retake if I were you. I applied near the end of December during my cycle (09-10), and was admitted during the second round of admission decisions at the end of February.

Also, bartleby is credited. The adding a few points to your score will only increase your chances of landing a scholarship.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby renee88 » Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:31 pm

mdamorica wrote:I've been lurking on the forums for quite a bit and it seems that several of seem to think that SMU is trying to raise its medians for the coming cycle. Is this correct?

I've been looking at LSN and it seems that pretty much everyone with a 164 was admitted but I can't help but be worried with my 164/3.45. I'm torn between retaking or submitting my apps on the first possible day and am unsure as to which would be the smarter option. Any advice?


I applied in November with a 164/3.5 and I'm still on the waitlist. I even sent in a LOCI in March. Maybe you have a better chance if you apply earlier than I did but I suggest retaking if you're really set on SMU.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby texasgator » Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:17 pm

sneijder wrote:
Hmm surprising. Did you send LOCI? I wont be applying until next cycle, but a friend of mine got in with numbers much lower than yours... I agree, it seems that SMU is trying to make a move up in rankings.


Yeah I sent LOCI in late May, and I'm even a legacy! My dad is an SMU law grad '97
Looks like Baylor for me in the fall.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby sneijder » Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:24 pm

texasgator wrote:
sneijder wrote:
Hmm surprising. Did you send LOCI? I wont be applying until next cycle, but a friend of mine got in with numbers much lower than yours... I agree, it seems that SMU is trying to make a move up in rankings.


Yeah I sent LOCI in late May, and I'm even a legacy! My dad is an SMU law grad '97
Looks like Baylor for me in the fall.



wow. Well im officially worried again.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby ebo » Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:33 pm

asunshinee wrote:I plan on applying with a 3.55 (probably will be a 3.58 or 3.6 by the time I actually apply) and a 163. I thought this was solid for SMU but apparently not? Should I retake or should I just take my chances?

Retake, retake, retake. Both your GPA and LSAT are under SMU medians, so unless you're a URM, you need to retake. I had a lower GPA and a 166 and got 76k.

asunshinee wrote:My major GPA is a 3.9 if that makes any difference.

All that matters is your LSAC GPA

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby kalvano » Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:42 pm

renee88 wrote:
mdamorica wrote:I've been lurking on the forums for quite a bit and it seems that several of seem to think that SMU is trying to raise its medians for the coming cycle. Is this correct?

I've been looking at LSN and it seems that pretty much everyone with a 164 was admitted but I can't help but be worried with my 164/3.45. I'm torn between retaking or submitting my apps on the first possible day and am unsure as to which would be the smarter option. Any advice?


I applied in November with a 164/3.5 and I'm still on the waitlist. I even sent in a LOCI in March. Maybe you have a better chance if you apply earlier than I did but I suggest retaking if you're really set on SMU.



For anyone doubting if SMU is trying to raise medians, these are better numbers than me and I got money at SMU.

I'm thinking next cycle the minimum will be a 165.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby mdamorica » Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:16 pm

kalvano wrote:
For anyone doubting if SMU is trying to raise medians, these are better numbers than me and I got money at SMU.

I'm thinking next cycle the minimum will be a 165.


If you don't mind me asking, what were your numbers and when did you apply?

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby SpencerPratt » Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:28 pm

swilson215 wrote:
lawboy22 wrote:Has anyone been able to contact financial aid to see when we will receive the full break down? It seems like we are getting really close to the starting point and still nothing in the mail. I have tried contacting the office but either no one picks up or no one returns my emails.


Originally they said June 15, then I talked to someone (probs a student worker) who said by the end of June. Now Pony Tracks says check back after July 5. Siiiiiiiiiiiigh...everyone else I know at other schools has already gotten their award finalized.


SMU's financial aid office is the worst. No joke.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby bartleby » Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:25 pm

i'm thinking 90% chance that 165 + early application is still auto admit at SMU w/ a little over half scholarship. can't see them moving the median to 166, or back down to 163/4.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby kalvano » Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:16 pm

mdamorica wrote:
kalvano wrote:
For anyone doubting if SMU is trying to raise medians, these are better numbers than me and I got money at SMU.

I'm thinking next cycle the minimum will be a 165.


If you don't mind me asking, what were your numbers and when did you apply?



3.2 / 164. I applied ED (or EA, really, but they call it ED).

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby thewarflamingo » Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:46 pm

I got a missed call from a 214 number earlier and got really excited that it might be SMU, but nope, it was some random girl I don't know. I don't even live in Dallas, wtf??? :evil:

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby Thirteen » Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:22 pm

thewarflamingo wrote:I got a missed call from a 214 number earlier and got really excited that it might be SMU, but nope, it was some random girl I don't know. I don't even live in Dallas, wtf??? :evil:


Did she sound hot?

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby thewarflamingo » Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:41 pm

Thirteen wrote:
thewarflamingo wrote:I got a missed call from a 214 number earlier and got really excited that it might be SMU, but nope, it was some random girl I don't know. I don't even live in Dallas, wtf??? :evil:


Did she sound hot?

If monotone is your thing...

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby swilson215 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:53 pm

thewarflamingo wrote:
Thirteen wrote:
thewarflamingo wrote:I got a missed call from a 214 number earlier and got really excited that it might be SMU, but nope, it was some random girl I don't know. I don't even live in Dallas, wtf??? :evil:


Did she sound hot?

If monotone is your thing...


ooooh, baby.

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby fathergoose » Wed Jul 06, 2011 12:09 am

sneijder wrote:


outstanding handle. flying dutchman ftw

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby sneijder » Wed Jul 06, 2011 12:31 am

fathergoose wrote:
sneijder wrote:


:D outstanding handle. flying dutchman ftw


thanks bro!! GO ORANJE!! :D yea they're def my favorite international team (barring the USA of course) and sneijder is pure class! But I hope he doesnt end up at MAN U like people are saying.... :lol: but it seems like inter is going to sale him--for 35million Euros :roll:

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Re: SMU 2011

Postby fathergoose » Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:13 am

sneijder wrote:thanks bro!! GO ORANJE!! :D yea they're def my favorite international team (barring the USA of course) and sneijder is pure class! But I hope he doesnt end up at MAN U like people are saying.... :lol: but it seems like inter is going to sale him--for 35million Euros :roll:

I wouldn't put too much stock in transfer rumors. I don't think it's very likely that Inter lets him go. He's on contract for 3 more seasons with them.




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