SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

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TheRedBlueBerry
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Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby TheRedBlueBerry » Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:04 pm

I live in a northern suburb of Dallas and I just checked my mail today and no scholarship letter. But I do agree with Kalvano, they said they were going out Tuesday but that may have meant they were getting ready to send them out and it will take days for them to finish sending all of them out. I am hopeful for sometime early next week. It did only take 2 days to get the acceptance package from the date they said they mailed it.

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Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Well_he_did_not » Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:13 pm

wannabelawstudent wrote:
mg7 wrote:About how long were people complete before they got a decision? I've been complete since 1/11.

I've been complete since 1/8, it look like it's been 6-8 weeks for most people....


I was complete either 1/7 or 1/8 (my status checker has changed so I can't go back and look)
I was admitted into PT on 1/15
Then approx around 1/28-1/30 I got a call telling me that I was into the FT program

G'luck!

p.s. The first admit I found out was via status checker first and the 2nd admit I received via telephone and did not see that change reflect in the status checker for a few days...

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Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby chem! » Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:14 pm

mg7 wrote:About how long were people complete before they got a decision? I've been complete since 1/11.

Complete 1/4, accepted via phone call 1/28. But, PT acceptance. My LSAT is at 75% but my ancient GPA is sub-25%.

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Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby wannabelawstudent » Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:15 pm

Well_he_did_not wrote:
wannabelawstudent wrote:
mg7 wrote:About how long were people complete before they got a decision? I've been complete since 1/11.

I've been complete since 1/8, it look like it's been 6-8 weeks for most people....


I was complete either 1/7 or 1/8 (my status checker has changed so I can't go back and look)
I was admitted into PT on 1/15
Then approx around 1/28-1/30 I got a call telling me that I was into the FT program

G'luck!

p.s. The first admit I found out was via status checker first and the 2nd admit I received via telephone and did not see that change reflect in the status checker for a few days...

You're also a URM, so you were likely fast-tracked.

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Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby JXander » Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:17 pm

mg7 wrote:About how long were people complete before they got a decision? I've been complete since 1/11.

Was complete 10/25, in 12/4 (though they called me earlier than this).

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Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Burgstaller04 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:28 am

kalvano wrote:If you guys are expecting efficiency and quick turnarounds, SMU will be an epic disappointment for you.

But when they post stuff like that, what they mean is they have started to mail stuff, but it takes several days to mail it all.


Don't listen to Kalvano. He's just a cranky old 3L...but in this case, he's a correct, cranky, old 3L.

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Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby JXander » Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:37 am

Burgstaller04 wrote:
kalvano wrote:If you guys are expecting efficiency and quick turnarounds, SMU will be an epic disappointment for you.

But when they post stuff like that, what they mean is they have started to mail stuff, but it takes several days to mail it all.


Don't listen to Kalvano. He's just a cranky old 3L...but in this case, he's a correct, cranky, old 3L.

There still be much accuracy in his crankiness.

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Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby YYZ » Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:01 am

chem! wrote:
mg7 wrote:About how long were people complete before they got a decision? I've been complete since 1/11.

Complete 1/4, accepted via phone call 1/28. But, PT acceptance. My LSAT is at 75% but my ancient GPA is sub-25%.


I bet you'll really like the PT program. Less stressful, unless you're working full time. Plus, you can accelerate your program after your 1E year if you want to finish up faster.

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Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby chem! » Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:51 pm

YYZ wrote:
chem! wrote:
mg7 wrote:About how long were people complete before they got a decision? I've been complete since 1/11.

Complete 1/4, accepted via phone call 1/28. But, PT acceptance. My LSAT is at 75% but my ancient GPA is sub-25%.


I bet you'll really like the PT program. Less stressful, unless you're working full time. Plus, you can accelerate your program after your 1E year if you want to finish up faster.

I'm actually pretty excited about the PT program. I don't plan to work full time. The only part that stresses me out is that my husband travels, so when he's not around my family will have to help with my sons.

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Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby wannabelawstudent » Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:54 pm

I was really wanting to apply for the pt program but I dont have a job in dallas and I was afraid it would hurt my chances of getting in the FT.

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Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby JXander » Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:02 pm

I expect next week that we should find out who may or may not have won the STH scholarship, no? Perhaps a few Sumners announcements, as well?

I mention this because they're scholarships are delivered/funded by entities somewhat separate from the actual law school.

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Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby GardenGnome » Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:09 pm

Any idea when the next batch of decisions will be going out?

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Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Stephie248 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:17 pm

Got the scholarship package today - $15k/yr, PT :)

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Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby GardenGnome » Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:19 pm

Congrats. That is great news.

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Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby JXander » Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:21 pm

Stephie248 wrote:Got the scholarship package today - $15k/yr, PT :)

AH! First one! You get a cookie!

Edit: Slightly more importantly... :P what are your #'s?

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Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby nirvanah » Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:47 pm

Stephie248 wrote:Got the scholarship package today - $15k/yr, PT :)



congrats!! Very nice. If i get $15/yr for PT, I'd be going to smu w/o even thinking twice :) I have a decent paying job in dfw, so that would keep my debt level to a minimum. Thanks for giving me hope :D but yeah, what are your #'s?

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Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby chem! » Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:52 pm

Scholarship packet arrived today - $15k/yr. for PT. I am so stoked! I don't have to move!!!

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Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby mg7 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:02 pm

chem! wrote:Scholarship packet arrived today - $15k/yr. for PT. I am so stoked! I don't have to move!!!

Congrats!

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Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby wannabelawstudent » Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:03 pm

chem! wrote:Scholarship packet arrived today - $15k/yr. for PT. I am so stoked! I don't have to move!!!

Way to go chem!

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Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby mg7 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:22 pm

Scheduled a tour of the law school for next Thursday and will also be sitting in on a class. If anyone has any questions they'd like me to ask while I'm there, let me know!

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Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby smustang » Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:43 pm

Got my letter today. 90K

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Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby JXander » Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:18 pm

smustang wrote:Got my letter today. 90K

Holy crap. That's pretty heavy for them, from what I've heard. Congratulations.

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Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby TheRedBlueBerry » Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:20 pm

I also recieved my letter today, 23/yr. Pretty happy. FT. Numbers are 163/3.33
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Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Well_he_did_not » Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:22 pm

Received my letter today as well, it was dated feb 7th. 23k/yr FT as long as I remain in "good academic standing"

Congrats to everyone else!

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Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Magnoliab1071 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:35 pm

Wow congrats everyone!! Still waiting on mine. Hopefully it will be here tomorrow!!




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