SMU 2012

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kalvano
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Re: SMU 2012

Postby kalvano » Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:27 pm

So, if this factors into your decision, SMU has the most ungodly annoying tornado warning system in the history of everything.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby sandlot » Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:32 pm

kalvano wrote:So, if this factors into your decision, SMU has the most ungodly annoying tornado warning system in the history of everything.


As someone who grew up in Dallas, you get used to it. And, it's worth it to be safer than sorry.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby kalvano » Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:34 pm

sandlot wrote:
kalvano wrote:So, if this factors into your decision, SMU has the most ungodly annoying tornado warning system in the history of everything.


As someone who grew up in Dallas, you get used to it. And, it's worth it to be safer than sorry.


No, you don't understand. They have a pre-recorded announcement, complete with horrendous feedback, that plays over and over again at a volume level only slightly less loud than a Judas Priest concert, combined with warning sirens that can be heard in London, making them think the Germans are coming again.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby adg156 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:12 pm

Hope everyone's ok there! It looks scary on TV.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby bringyourlunch » Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:25 pm

Baylor admissions accidentally sent out an excel spreadsheet containing everything but the social security numbers of every student thy have accepted this cycle. At least SMU admissions has that going for them.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby zanzbar » Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:40 pm

bringyourlunch wrote:Baylor admissions accidentally sent out an excel spreadsheet containing everything but the social security numbers of every student thy have accepted this cycle. At least SMU admissions has that going for them.


At least Baylor sends something out... :lol:

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby apeopleshistory » Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:47 pm

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby zurcaled11 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:50 pm

bringyourlunch wrote:Baylor admissions accidentally sent out an excel spreadsheet containing everything but the social security numbers of every student thy have accepted this cycle. At least SMU admissions has that going for them.


I think it doesn't have people who have already paid their deposits. Also those who previously withdrew might have been able to keep all of their information private.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby swilson215 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:53 pm

kalvano wrote:
sandlot wrote:
kalvano wrote:So, if this factors into your decision, SMU has the most ungodly annoying tornado warning system in the history of everything.


As someone who grew up in Dallas, you get used to it. And, it's worth it to be safer than sorry.


No, you don't understand. They have a pre-recorded announcement, complete with horrendous feedback, that plays over and over again at a volume level only slightly less loud than a Judas Priest concert, combined with warning sirens that can be heard in London, making them think the Germans are coming again.


Not to mention alternating emails, warning us to seek shelter and then alerting us to "stop sheltering," every six minutes. Seriously. Seven emails. And each email gets a text warning, too. My phone was going off like crazy.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby Titleist » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:37 pm

In PT with 10k a year. I am disappointed but not surprised.

They accepted me via voicemail and said absolutely nothing about FT. Does this mean I'm denied or waitlisted?

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby sandlot » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:53 pm

Titleist wrote:In PT with 10k a year. I am disappointed but not surprised.

They accepted me via voicemail and said absolutely nothing about FT. Does this mean I'm denied or waitlisted?


I haven't heard of someone being accepted to both...did they give you a number to call back?

Your status changed about the same time as mine. Is it updated now?

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby Titleist » Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:08 pm

sandlot wrote:
Titleist wrote:In PT with 10k a year. I am disappointed but not surprised.

They accepted me via voicemail and said absolutely nothing about FT. Does this mean I'm denied or waitlisted?


I haven't heard of someone being accepted to both...did they give you a number to call back?

Your status changed about the same time as mine. Is it updated now?

Yeah.

Why wouldn't they accept someone to both if they applied for both and met both criteria?

/not saying I meet FT criteria- just saying.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby swilson215 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:17 pm

Titleist wrote:Yeah.

Why wouldn't they accept someone to both if they applied for both and met both criteria?

/not saying I meet FT criteria- just saying.


Because if the accept you to both that means that even if you choose to go to SMU they're getting one yes and one no, and the no, as stupid as it sounds, hurts their selectivity ranking and percentages. I think.

And I'll say this, even as a FT student, there are definite perks and drawbacks to being a PT student. A lot of us are jealous that they have half as many finals and (seemingly) more time to study. I'm friends with a few 2Es and they all say "I don't know how you do it, having five finals would be miserable." But obviously read more of the posts from evening students to get a better grip on what the program is actually like.

Does not getting into the FT program knock SMU out of the running for you?

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby Titleist » Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:30 pm

Yeah, I would not go to PT.

It would be cheaper to go to UH FT or significantly cheaper to go to Baylor FT.

SMU FT was my top choice, if I would have known they only accept you to one of the programs I would not have applied to PT.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby EMAW12 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:52 pm

Titleist wrote:Yeah, I would not go to PT.

It would be cheaper to go to UH FT or significantly cheaper to go to Baylor FT.

SMU FT was my top choice, if I would have known they only accept you to one of the programs I would not have applied to PT.

Why apply to PT at all, then? Just for safety in case you didn't get into UH or Baylor?

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby April Ludgate » Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:07 pm

Just admitted via status checker! I'm assuming for FT. No call yet.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby EMAW12 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:08 pm

Has anybody on hold heard anything definitively yet?

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby sandlot » Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:26 pm

In via status checker. SMU is now my in-state option. Emory is my top choice (and $) of those to which I've been admitted.

SMU vs. Emory
WL: UWash, WashU
Still waiting to hear: UCLA, UC-Davis, Hastings, UMinn

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby apeopleshistory » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:17 pm

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby Oftranch » Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:06 pm

In!

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby mzells » Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:07 pm

apeopleshistory wrote:
EMAW12 wrote:Has anybody on hold heard anything definitively yet?


On hold. No news.


+1 :(

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby fathergoose » Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:16 pm

swilson215 wrote:
kalvano wrote:
sandlot wrote:
kalvano wrote:So, if this factors into your decision, SMU has the most ungodly annoying tornado warning system in the history of everything.


As someone who grew up in Dallas, you get used to it. And, it's worth it to be safer than sorry.


No, you don't understand. They have a pre-recorded announcement, complete with horrendous feedback, that plays over and over again at a volume level only slightly less loud than a Judas Priest concert, combined with warning sirens that can be heard in London, making them think the Germans are coming again.


Not to mention alternating emails, warning us to seek shelter and then alerting us to "stop sheltering," every six minutes. Seriously. Seven emails. And each email gets a text warning, too. My phone was going off like crazy.

To be fair, there were multiple tornados running around aimlessly tearing stuff up. As someone who has a very firm No Getting Sucked Up In Tornados policy I felt somewhat comforted by the comically redundant and indecisive warnings.

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby swilson215 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:18 pm

fathergoose wrote:To be fair, there were multiple tornados running around aimlessly tearing stuff up. As someone who has a very firm No Getting Sucked Up In Tornados policy I felt somewhat comforted by the comically redundant and indecisive warnings.


Okay, fair enough. I guess I should have been more worried than I was. My dog looks a LOT like Toto and I own at least four pairs of red shoes.

On another note, congrats to everyone who got good news today, and I'm sorry to hear that PT is out for you, Titleist. If anyone has any questions I know that ClutchCity and I are reppin' the 1Ls, and there are a ton of helpful 2Ls and 3Ls on here. Good luck to everyone still waiting. It's a sucky game, I know...

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby apeopleshistory » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:48 pm

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Re: SMU 2012

Postby MentalGopher » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:36 pm

April Ludgate wrote:Just admitted via status checker! I'm assuming for FT. No call yet.


Me too, although mine outright said that it was FT. (I applied for both, btw.)

Congratulations to everyone who got in! :-)




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