SMU 2011

Share Your Experiences, Read About Other Experiences. Please keep posts organized by school and expected year of graduation.
thewarflamingo
Posts: 939
Joined: Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:27 pm

Re: SMU 2011

Postby thewarflamingo » Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:30 pm

mcnabb5 wrote:I really hope we find out by the end of next week and it doesn't get string out until Monday the 31st....I feel like I've been waiting longer for this than I did for my drivers license!

Ugh, I didn't even think of that! I hope you didn't just jinx us! :shock:

User avatar
kalvano
Posts: 11725
Joined: Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:24 am

Re: SMU 2011

Postby kalvano » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:13 pm

They don't talk very long on the phone. Maybe a minute at most. I think it took a couple of days last year.

asuusa
Posts: 73
Joined: Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:23 am

Re: SMU 2011

Postby asuusa » Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:47 pm

Do you have any clue what amounts of money are given out? I was shocked to only receive $20,000/year from Penn State until I found out they don't give more to Out of State kids. If I'd known that, I wouldn't have applied. Does SMU even have $30,000+ to give out, or is it extremely rare and hard to get? I'm torn between a target and SMU, and this is my last school so I'm dying to find out what (if any) scholarship money I can get. I'm ready for my cycle to be over and (maybe) move to Dallas.

User avatar
maxpayne
Posts: 335
Joined: Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:28 pm

Re: SMU 2011

Postby maxpayne » Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:53 pm

asuusa wrote:Do you have any clue what amounts of money are given out? I was shocked to only receive $20,000/year from Penn State until I found out they don't give more to Out of State kids. If I'd known that, I wouldn't have applied. Does SMU even have $30,000+ to give out, or is it extremely rare and hard to get? I'm torn between a target and SMU, and this is my last school so I'm dying to find out what (if any) scholarship money I can get. I'm ready for my cycle to be over and (maybe) move to Dallas.


http://smu.lawschoolnumbers.com/applicants/0910/

To my knowledge, SMU's largest scholarship offer that is not a full scholarship is $30,000 a year.

asuusa
Posts: 73
Joined: Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:23 am

Re: SMU 2011

Postby asuusa » Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:03 pm

According to this, $30,000 is possible, but nothing higher, correct? Or is full ride not showing up here? Of course, the kids who got it may not have posted on LSN. Thanks for your help!

User avatar
maxpayne
Posts: 335
Joined: Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:28 pm

Re: SMU 2011

Postby maxpayne » Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:09 pm

asuusa wrote:According to this, $30,000 is possible, but nothing higher, correct? Or is full ride not showing up here? Of course, the kids who got it may not have posted on LSN. Thanks for your help!


Yeah, it seems like $30k is the maximum possible besides the full scholarships. The full scholarships have to be applied for separately. So, check the SMU Law website to find out the due date and the requirements. There are like 5 to like 8 full scholarships given out I think but they were not posted on LSN. I had a 164 and 4.0 and I got the $30k a year scholly so numbers around there should put you in a good position, give or take a few points here and there.

asuusa
Posts: 73
Joined: Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:23 am

Re: SMU 2011

Postby asuusa » Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:31 pm

Thanks maxpayne, that really clears things up for me. Good luck, all!

Capitol A
Posts: 757
Joined: Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:23 pm

Re: SMU 2011

Postby Capitol A » Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:36 pm

thewarflamingo wrote:
mcnabb5 wrote:I really hope we find out by the end of next week and it doesn't get string out until Monday the 31st....I feel like I've been waiting longer for this than I did for my drivers license!

Ugh, I didn't even think of that! I hope you didn't just jinx us! :shock:

I was actually thinking the calls wouldn't come until Monday, so if it's next week, I will pleasantly surprised.

User avatar
ebo
Posts: 311
Joined: Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:49 pm

Re: SMU 2011

Postby ebo » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:41 am

Not to get everyone all freaked out, but I checked the SMU thread from last year, and it looks like people's status checker updated to Application Completed 1/26 (Tues) for admittances, and then to "Decision Rendered" on 1/28 (Thurs) with phone calls for acceptances on Thursday and mostly Friday. This is a post from the SMU 2010 thread:

"Last year [2009], those whose status date changed to the Tuesday before the end of January were accepted. This year [2010], that would translate to those of us with 1/26."

And sure enough, that appears to have been true for the 2010 apps as well. This might be the longest week of my life. Let's hope we hear something this week as opposed to the 31st...that would make my weekend a lot less stressful (or more stressful, if I have to start churning out apps to other law schools).

Good luck to everyone

Sandro
Posts: 2526
Joined: Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:12 am

Re: SMU 2011

Postby Sandro » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:51 am

So youre saying if your status says application complete youre in? Wooooo

User avatar
Burgstaller04
Posts: 628
Joined: Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:45 pm

Re: SMU 2011

Postby Burgstaller04 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:53 am

Decision week (I hope)!

AP-375
Posts: 413
Joined: Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:18 pm

Re: SMU 2011

Postby AP-375 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:53 am

ebo wrote:Not to get everyone all freaked out, but I checked the SMU thread from last year, and it looks like people's status checker updated to Application Completed 1/26 (Tues) for admittances, and then to "Decision Rendered" on 1/28 (Thurs) with phone calls for acceptances on Thursday and mostly Friday. This is a post from the SMU 2010 thread:

"Last year [2009], those whose status date changed to the Tuesday before the end of January were accepted. This year [2010], that would translate to those of us with 1/26."

And sure enough, that appears to have been true for the 2010 apps as well. This might be the longest week of my life. Let's hope we hear something this week as opposed to the 31st...that would make my weekend a lot less stressful (or more stressful, if I have to start churning out apps to other law schools).

Good luck to everyone


Do you think this applies to people who just submitted earlier this month? I hope so...

User avatar
ebo
Posts: 311
Joined: Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:49 pm

Re: SMU 2011

Postby ebo » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:57 am

Sandro777 wrote:So youre saying if your status says application complete youre in? Wooooo

In the past two years, if the Application Complete date changed to the last Tuesday of January, and then changed again to Decision Rendered on Thursday, that seemed to signal good news. No idea (obviously) if that will hold true this cycle.

AP-375 wrote:Do you think this applies to people who just submitted earlier this month? I hope so...

According to the 2010 thread, some RD applicants found out with the ED batch

User avatar
ebo
Posts: 311
Joined: Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:49 pm

Re: SMU 2011

Postby ebo » Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:00 pm

Burgstaller04 wrote:Decision week (I hope)!


No kidding...but with your stats I don't think you have anything to worry about

User avatar
Burgstaller04
Posts: 628
Joined: Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:45 pm

Re: SMU 2011

Postby Burgstaller04 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:16 pm

ebo wrote:
Burgstaller04 wrote:Decision week (I hope)!
No kidding...but with your stats I don't think you have anything to worry about
I do feel pretty comfortable at this point but who knows. I think it's all gonna come down to money for me. I wanna end up in Dallas but it's gonna take a lot of cash from SMU to override my UT acceptance.

lawboy22
Posts: 17
Joined: Sat Jul 24, 2010 4:19 pm

Re: SMU 2011

Postby lawboy22 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:53 pm

I like the fact that they call you on the phone with your acceptance, but every time the phone rings now, my heart skips a beat, lol. I'm not sure if I can handle this all week.

AP-375
Posts: 413
Joined: Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:18 pm

Re: SMU 2011

Postby AP-375 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:55 pm

ebo wrote:
Sandro777 wrote:So youre saying if your status says application complete youre in? Wooooo

In the past two years, if the Application Complete date changed to the last Tuesday of January, and then changed again to Decision Rendered on Thursday, that seemed to signal good news. No idea (obviously) if that will hold true this cycle.

AP-375 wrote:Do you think this applies to people who just submitted earlier this month? I hope so...

According to the 2010 thread, some RD applicants found out with the ED batch


Thanks for the info!

deliriousxix
Posts: 170
Joined: Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:44 pm

Re: SMU 2011

Postby deliriousxix » Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:44 pm

lawboy22 wrote:I like the fact that they call you on the phone with your acceptance, but every time the phone rings now, my heart skips a beat, lol. I'm not sure if I can handle this all week.



I think last year people had a status update first. It was on the 26th.. which is the 25th this year. Hahah I know, I'm a big nerd :shock: . So you don't have to start panicking until you get that status update! After people got that update calls came a couple days later.

What I'm not sure of is whether or not part-time people will find out this week!! hopefully..

SrLaw
Posts: 588
Joined: Mon Dec 27, 2010 8:10 pm

Re: SMU 2011

Postby SrLaw » Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:48 pm

1/18, I am still complete at 1/18.

Sandro
Posts: 2526
Joined: Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:12 am

Re: SMU 2011

Postby Sandro » Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:50 pm

SrLaw wrote:1/18, I am still complete at 1/18.


I looked back to last year, those who went complete the third Tuesday of Jan received full scholarships. Hopefully its true for this year as well.

edit - and they all got ponies to ride to class on.

User avatar
ebo
Posts: 311
Joined: Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:49 pm

Re: SMU 2011

Postby ebo » Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:52 pm

lawboy22 wrote:What I'm not sure of is whether or not part-time people will find out this week!! hopefully..

I believe PT people who applied early found out at the same time with the FT folks last year.

SrLaw wrote:1/18, I am still complete at 1/18.

Is that when you applied?

User avatar
Albatross
Posts: 344
Joined: Wed Jun 03, 2009 5:30 pm

Re: SMU 2011

Postby Albatross » Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:55 pm

Still complete as of 11/9. I am also probably in no shape to receive any scholly.

SrLaw
Posts: 588
Joined: Mon Dec 27, 2010 8:10 pm

Re: SMU 2011

Postby SrLaw » Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:05 pm

ebo wrote:
lawboy22 wrote:What I'm not sure of is whether or not part-time people will find out this week!! hopefully..

I believe PT people who applied early found out at the same time with the FT folks last year.

SrLaw wrote:1/18, I am still complete at 1/18.

Is that when you applied?



Not sure to be honest, my numbers are 167/3.4.

User avatar
ebo
Posts: 311
Joined: Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:49 pm

Re: SMU 2011

Postby ebo » Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:22 pm

Sandro777 wrote:I looked back to last year, those who went complete the third Tuesday of Jan received full scholarships.

Where did you see this- the SMU 2010 thread?

Sandro
Posts: 2526
Joined: Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:12 am

Re: SMU 2011

Postby Sandro » Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:22 pm

ebo wrote:
Sandro777 wrote:I looked back to last year, those who went complete the third Tuesday of Jan received full scholarships.

Where did you see this- the SMU 2010 thread?


Well... it was just wishful thinking really, didnt see it lol.




Return to “Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists”