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

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

Postby WhitneyB » Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:16 pm

Hi there. New poster here!

I am currently looking into SMU Law as a possibility for Fall 2013.

Does anyone have any idea or history on how they have handled late applications? I have been studying for the LSAT for over a year now, and just now decided to take the plunge to see if it is possible to actually go back to school. I would have to take my LSAT on Feb 9. The regular decision dates are all Feb 15. It says they still consider late applications though.

Here are my 2 questions:

Do I have a shot at all if I apply late? In other words, am I just throwing my money in the trash if I apply after the date? I have no preference over FT/PT program since I currently live and work in Dallas. PT program may actually be preferred so that I can continue working.

Is it even an option to take my LSAT on Feb 9, have the application submitted by the 15th. Am I still under consideration at that point or would it be more of a very late decision at that point considering when scores come back?

For reference - I also did my undergrad at SMU. 3.2 GPA and I had a half ride in scholarships from them. Also my rec letters will all be from extremely seasoned attorneys (well known TX monthly lawyers, judges, etc), some with connections to SMU through my dad's colleagues. I doubt that matters but throwing it out there because you never know with SMU in my experience

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

Postby JXander » Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:07 pm

Got my official admissions packet today, but there was no mention of a scholarship. I asked Dean Lichteig and she said they start submitting scholarship offers to admitted students toward the end of January.

WhitneyB wrote:Do I have a shot at all if I apply late? In other words, am I just throwing my money in the trash if I apply after the date? I have no preference over FT/PT program since I currently live and work in Dallas. PT program may actually be preferred so that I can continue working.

Is it even an option to take my LSAT on Feb 9, have the application submitted by the 15th. Am I still under consideration at that point or would it be more of a very late decision at that point considering when scores come back?

Since it can take up to a month to have the scores released, it might be a little too late for even SMU. I would contact Admissions if you still really want to go and think you have a decent shot.

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

Postby lnh819 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:10 pm

Accepted today! : )

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

Postby StylinNProfilin » Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:16 pm

congrats!!

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

Postby Burgstaller04 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:24 pm

bgoodrick wrote: I go to school at USC


I'm a 2L and I have a friend from my 1L section who went to USC for undergrad. I can get you his email if you want to ask Trojan-specific questions.

Anyone else, I'm down to answer questions you might have.

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

Postby WhitneyB » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:22 pm

JakeAsch wrote:Got my official admissions packet today, but there was no mention of a scholarship. I asked Dean Lichteig and she said they start submitting scholarship offers to admitted students toward the end of January.

WhitneyB wrote:Do I have a shot at all if I apply late? In other words, am I just throwing my money in the trash if I apply after the date? I have no preference over FT/PT program since I currently live and work in Dallas. PT program may actually be preferred so that I can continue working.

Is it even an option to take my LSAT on Feb 9, have the application submitted by the 15th. Am I still under consideration at that point or would it be more of a very late decision at that point considering when scores come back?

Since it can take up to a month to have the scores released, it might be a little too late for even SMU. I would contact Admissions if you still really want to go and think you have a decent shot.


Thanks! I'll contact them tomorrow to see how they feel about having the rest of the application materials in before the deadline and then getting the Feb LSAT score.

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

Postby YYZ » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:45 am

WhitneyB wrote:Hi there. New poster here!

I am currently looking into SMU Law as a possibility for Fall 2013.

Does anyone have any idea or history on how they have handled late applications? I have been studying for the LSAT for over a year now, and just now decided to take the plunge to see if it is possible to actually go back to school. I would have to take my LSAT on Feb 9. The regular decision dates are all Feb 15. It says they still consider late applications though.

Here are my 2 questions:

Do I have a shot at all if I apply late? In other words, am I just throwing my money in the trash if I apply after the date? I have no preference over FT/PT program since I currently live and work in Dallas. PT program may actually be preferred so that I can continue working.

Is it even an option to take my LSAT on Feb 9, have the application submitted by the 15th. Am I still under consideration at that point or would it be more of a very late decision at that point considering when scores come back?

For reference - I also did my undergrad at SMU. 3.2 GPA and I had a half ride in scholarships from them. Also my rec letters will all be from extremely seasoned attorneys (well known TX monthly lawyers, judges, etc), some with connections to SMU through my dad's colleagues. I doubt that matters but throwing it out there because you never know with SMU in my experience


A couple of years ago, I took the LSAT for the first time in February and made it in that Fall. I sent my application before the deadline without an LSAT score. They called me about mid-March with an acceptance.

So, it is possible.

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

Postby KingsCup » Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:49 am

got my call yesterday, felt pretty good to get that kind of personalized attention, although it was nothing

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

Postby maxmartin » Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:11 pm

get the call today, i am in. :D

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

Postby mg7 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:42 pm

Submitted app yesterday.

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

Postby bizchick05 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:51 pm

WhitneyB wrote:Hi there. New poster here!

I am currently looking into SMU Law as a possibility for Fall 2013.

Does anyone have any idea or history on how they have handled late applications? I have been studying for the LSAT for over a year now, and just now decided to take the plunge to see if it is possible to actually go back to school. I would have to take my LSAT on Feb 9. The regular decision dates are all Feb 15. It says they still consider late applications though.

Here are my 2 questions:

Do I have a shot at all if I apply late? In other words, am I just throwing my money in the trash if I apply after the date? I have no preference over FT/PT program since I currently live and work in Dallas. PT program may actually be preferred so that I can continue working.

Is it even an option to take my LSAT on Feb 9, have the application submitted by the 15th. Am I still under consideration at that point or would it be more of a very late decision at that point considering when scores come back?

For reference - I also did my undergrad at SMU. 3.2 GPA and I had a half ride in scholarships from them. Also my rec letters will all be from extremely seasoned attorneys (well known TX monthly lawyers, judges, etc), some with connections to SMU through my dad's colleagues. I doubt that matters but throwing it out there because you never know with SMU in my experience


I talked to the admissions people and they said taking the Feb LSAT is fine. She advised to go ahead and submit your app asap. This is the route I'm taking so keeping my fingers crossed.

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

Postby mg7 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:28 pm

How long did it take for them to send everyone a status checker email? It's only been a couple of days but I haven't heard anything. I'm mostly curious because I forgot to attach an addendum to my app and I was wondering if I should just email them now or wait until they've sent me the status checker email.

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

Postby aep1989 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:49 pm

mg7 wrote:How long did it take for them to send everyone a status checker email? It's only been a couple of days but I haven't heard anything. I'm mostly curious because I forgot to attach an addendum to my app and I was wondering if I should just email them now or wait until they've sent me the status checker email.

It took one day for me. Some schools do not return to work until the 7th so that may be why.

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

Postby kalvano » Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:57 pm

mg7 wrote:How long did it take for them to send everyone a status checker email? It's only been a couple of days but I haven't heard anything. I'm mostly curious because I forgot to attach an addendum to my app and I was wondering if I should just email them now or wait until they've sent me the status checker email.



They didn't start back again until the 2nd, and I'm sure they had a lot to go over.

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

Postby mg7 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:30 pm

Ok thanks y'all.

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

Postby StylinNProfilin » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:02 pm

Admitted via status checker today! Wasnt expecting to hear till Februrary, looks like SMU is way faster in getting decisions out this cycle.

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

Postby JXander » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:19 pm

StylinNProfilin wrote:Admitted via status checker today! Wasnt expecting to hear till Februrary, looks like SMU is way faster in getting decisions out this cycle.

Congratulations!

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

Postby mg7 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:56 pm

StylinNProfilin wrote:Admitted via status checker today! Wasnt expecting to hear till Februrary, looks like SMU is way faster in getting decisions out this cycle.

congrats!

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

Postby Wes0568 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:06 pm

StylinNProfilin wrote:Admitted via status checker today! Wasnt expecting to hear till Februrary, looks like SMU is way faster in getting decisions out this cycle.


Congrats! When did you apply?

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

Postby StylinNProfilin » Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:12 pm

Wes0568 wrote:
StylinNProfilin wrote:Admitted via status checker today! Wasnt expecting to hear till Februrary, looks like SMU is way faster in getting decisions out this cycle.


Congrats! When did you apply?


early December

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

Postby TheRedBlueBerry » Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:50 pm

In yesterday via status checker! SMU is my top choice so I'm super excited! :D Has anyone heard news on scholarships?

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

Postby KingsCup » Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:51 pm

TheRedBlueBerry wrote:In yesterday via status checker! SMU is my top choice so I'm super excited! :D Has anyone heard news on scholarships?


I believe on the call they said that scholarship information wouldn't be out until later in January or February, but I could be wrong. For all I know, I have a full ride waiting in my mailbox for me at school (wouldn't that be awesome)

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

Postby StylinNProfilin » Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:56 pm

Yep late January for scholarship information

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

Postby JXander » Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:35 pm

TheRedBlueBerry wrote:In yesterday via status checker! SMU is my top choice so I'm super excited! :D Has anyone heard news on scholarships?

Yeah... I have been pressuring them for information, but they only reply "late January."

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

Postby TheRedBlueBerry » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:07 pm

Alrighty, then I guess late January it is. At least they are putting out decisions way early this year!




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