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

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

Postby crchildress » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:43 pm

zachwooldridge wrote:
crchildress wrote:
zachwooldridge wrote:Just curious, when is the first seat deposit due? I have not gotten a decision yet (and I know acceptance is a long shot for me) but I hate to rule SMU out until they actually tell me no. I hope that I will hear something soon, and figure that more decisions will come out after the first deposit is due.


I think we have similar situations here, did you apply FT, PT, or both?



Originally I applied for FT but I changed it to both a few weeks ago.


I also applied both, and would be ecstatic with either offer. I really just want to go there, but I know the odds aren't with me.

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

Postby JXander » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:45 pm

Decided I am going to go ahead and put my deposit down to reserve the spot so I have a good Texas school on which to fall back.

GL to everyone still waiting!

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

Postby Sky » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:09 pm

Does SMU Dedman lean more conservative or more liberal?

Any insight on this?

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

Postby nirvanah » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:37 pm

blue folder came with scholly :)...im going to SMU. Gonna be hard withdrawing from some other schools, but im glad the wait is over.....and this is going to be less stressful on the family :)...see you guys there...and to the people who are still waiting...dont lose hope!! they dont update very often, but when they do, you get your answer quickly. Hopefully, you guys can some answers as soon as people are forced to choose (ie deposit date)

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

Postby kalvano » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:48 pm

Sky wrote:Does SMU Dedman lean more conservative or more liberal?

Any insight on this?


Neither, really. More conservative than Berkeley, but not overwhelmingly so either way. And it shouldn't matter one bit regardless.

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Postby Holynorth » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:11 pm

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

Postby Okie Dokie » Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:29 am

kalvano wrote:
Sky wrote:Does SMU Dedman lean more conservative or more liberal?

Any insight on this?


Neither, really. More conservative than Berkeley, but not overwhelmingly so either way. And it shouldn't matter one bit regardless.



More right than Berkeley? This tells me so much....

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

Postby grenades13 » Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:30 am

Congrats to all who have been accepted. I'm in the group who's eagerly waiting. I went complete 2/26 and status checker hasn't changed since.

I did email them this past week, and asked if they could give me any update. I let them know that I have been complete since 2/26, and I just wanted to know if I was still complete or was I under review and status checker had not been updated. They responded "You are still in review."

I don't know how to take that. "Still" would imply that I have been in review status. According to status checker, I have only ever been in complete status. So do they mean that I am still complete, or am I actually in review? I'm not asking you guys. I'm thinking this in my head. Hopefully there will be a load of updates after the first deposit deadline has passed.

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

Postby crchildress » Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:59 am

grenades13 wrote:Congrats to all who have been accepted. I'm in the group who's eagerly waiting. I went complete 2/26 and status checker hasn't changed since.

I did email them this past week, and asked if they could give me any update. I let them know that I have been complete since 2/26, and I just wanted to know if I was still complete or was I under review and status checker had not been updated. They responded "You are still in review."

I don't know how to take that. "Still" would imply that I have been in review status. According to status checker, I have only ever been in complete status. So do they mean that I am still complete, or am I actually in review? I'm not asking you guys. I'm thinking this in my head. Hopefully there will be a load of updates after the first deposit deadline has passed.


I know you aren't asking or anything, I thought I would comment though. SMU is weird when it comes to updates and the status checker. A lot of schools will change your status from complete to in review or whatever. Well not SMU, it's complete straight to decision. In my case I applied early(September), and it stayed complete all the way until the end of January where it changed to held for further review. That status still remains.

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

Postby grenades13 » Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:08 pm

crchildress wrote:
grenades13 wrote:Congrats to all who have been accepted. I'm in the group who's eagerly waiting. I went complete 2/26 and status checker hasn't changed since.

I did email them this past week, and asked if they could give me any update. I let them know that I have been complete since 2/26, and I just wanted to know if I was still complete or was I under review and status checker had not been updated. They responded "You are still in review."

I don't know how to take that. "Still" would imply that I have been in review status. According to status checker, I have only ever been in complete status. So do they mean that I am still complete, or am I actually in review? I'm not asking you guys. I'm thinking this in my head. Hopefully there will be a load of updates after the first deposit deadline has passed.


I know you aren't asking or anything, I thought I would comment though. SMU is weird when it comes to updates and the status checker. A lot of schools will change your status from complete to in review or whatever. Well not SMU, it's complete straight to decision. In my case I applied early(September), and it stayed complete all the way until the end of January where it changed to held for further review. That status still remains.


I see what you mean, now that I've read through most of this post. I figure they would have rejected me by now if I had no shot. I'm holding on to some hope that a spot opens up for me. Good luck to you! Hope we both get some good news soon.

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

Postby crchildress » Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:31 pm

grenades13 wrote:
crchildress wrote:
grenades13 wrote:Congrats to all who have been accepted. I'm in the group who's eagerly waiting. I went complete 2/26 and status checker hasn't changed since.

I did email them this past week, and asked if they could give me any update. I let them know that I have been complete since 2/26, and I just wanted to know if I was still complete or was I under review and status checker had not been updated. They responded "You are still in review."

I don't know how to take that. "Still" would imply that I have been in review status. According to status checker, I have only ever been in complete status. So do they mean that I am still complete, or am I actually in review? I'm not asking you guys. I'm thinking this in my head. Hopefully there will be a load of updates after the first deposit deadline has passed.


I know you aren't asking or anything, I thought I would comment though. SMU is weird when it comes to updates and the status checker. A lot of schools will change your status from complete to in review or whatever. Well not SMU, it's complete straight to decision. In my case I applied early(September), and it stayed complete all the way until the end of January where it changed to held for further review. That status still remains.


I see what you mean, now that I've read through most of this post. I figure they would have rejected me by now if I had no shot. I'm holding on to some hope that a spot opens up for me. Good luck to you! Hope we both get some good news soon.


That's exactly what I keep telling myself. Good luck to you too, maybe the good news will come a couple weeks after this first deadline.

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

Postby Wes0568 » Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:17 pm

crchildress wrote:
grenades13 wrote:
crchildress wrote:
grenades13 wrote:Congrats to all who have been accepted. I'm in the group who's eagerly waiting. I went complete 2/26 and status checker hasn't changed since.

I did email them this past week, and asked if they could give me any update. I let them know that I have been complete since 2/26, and I just wanted to know if I was still complete or was I under review and status checker had not been updated. They responded "You are still in review."

I don't know how to take that. "Still" would imply that I have been in review status. According to status checker, I have only ever been in complete status. So do they mean that I am still complete, or am I actually in review? I'm not asking you guys. I'm thinking this in my head. Hopefully there will be a load of updates after the first deposit deadline has passed.


I know you aren't asking or anything, I thought I would comment though. SMU is weird when it comes to updates and the status checker. A lot of schools will change your status from complete to in review or whatever. Well not SMU, it's complete straight to decision. In my case I applied early(September), and it stayed complete all the way until the end of January where it changed to held for further review. That status still remains.


I see what you mean, now that I've read through most of this post. I figure they would have rejected me by now if I had no shot. I'm holding on to some hope that a spot opens up for me. Good luck to you! Hope we both get some good news soon.


That's exactly what I keep telling myself. Good luck to you too, maybe the good news will come a couple weeks after this first deadline.


Do your status checkers say "complete" or "completeD"? Mine went "complete" on 1/7 and changed to "completeD" on 1/16. Admitted 3/22.

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

Postby crchildress » Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:47 pm

Mine says held for further review.

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

Postby Wes0568 » Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:48 pm

crchildress wrote:Mine says held for further review.


FWIW I am aware of several people admitted last year after being held. Best of luck! Hopefully another round of decisions will come out after the 1st.

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

Postby crchildress » Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:42 pm

Wes0568 wrote:
crchildress wrote:Mine says held for further review.


FWIW I am aware of several people admitted last year after being held. Best of luck! Hopefully r round of decisions will come out after the 1st.


Thanks for the positive reinforcement, I hope you are right.

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

Postby maxmartin » Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:47 am

New LST data is out, I think employment data from SMU looks pretty impressive, better than his peer schools.

http://www.lstscorereports.com/?school=smu

SMU school funded job is almost zero, while other school like BC, BU, UCLA is close to 10%.

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

Postby JBCIV » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:38 am

Anyone see their status change today...I'm still held for further review status date 01/28/2013

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

Postby crchildress » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:49 am

JBCIV wrote:Anyone see their status change today...I'm still held for further review status date 01/28/2013


Mine is still the exact same as yours. And I expect it to stay that way at least for a couple more weeks.

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Postby JBCIV » Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:42 pm

crchildress wrote:
JBCIV wrote:Anyone see their status change today...I'm still held for further review status date 01/28/2013


Mine is still the exact same as yours. And I expect it to stay that way at least for a couple more weeks.



A couple more weeks...its starting to become a trend haha

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

Postby crchildress » Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:47 pm

JBCIV wrote:
crchildress wrote:
JBCIV wrote:Anyone see their status change today...I'm still held for further review status date 01/28/2013


Mine is still the exact same as yours. And I expect it to stay that way at least for a couple more weeks.



A couple more weeks...its starting to become a trend haha


Hahaha I hear ya, I just hope we are towards the top of the list when they have to start filling open spots

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

Postby maxmartin » Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:11 pm

crchildress wrote:
JBCIV wrote:
crchildress wrote:
JBCIV wrote:Anyone see their status change today...I'm still held for further review status date 01/28/2013


Mine is still the exact same as yours. And I expect it to stay that way at least for a couple more weeks.



A couple more weeks...its starting to become a trend haha


Hahaha I hear ya, I just hope we are towards the top of the list when they have to start filling open spots


maybe it is a good time to send in a LOCI since we just passed first deposit date

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

Postby ChadMichael » Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:23 pm

maxmartin wrote:maybe it is a good time to send in a LOCI since we just passed first deposit date


I'm still "Application Completed", due to a missing transcript being sent late and the physical copies taking forever to reach SMU, but I called yesterday and was told not to worry about the deposit if I were accepted late. I'm waiting on SMU still after getting a nice scholarship offer from Baylor, but I would much rather go to SMU at the end of the day and am hoping I hear back from them shortly.

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Postby crchildress » Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:51 pm

I have been wondering when or if it is a good time to do so.

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

Postby Okie Dokie » Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:16 pm

Pardon my naivete, but at this point in the admissions process what is the difference between "held for further review" and "application completed"? I know the distinction is quite clear concerning the status checker for most other schools, but from what I hear on here, it seems that it isn't unusual for SMU to render a decision straight from "app completed".

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

Postby crchildress » Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:35 pm

Okie Dokie wrote:Pardon my naivete, but at this point in the admissions process what is the difference between "held for further review" and "application completed"? I know the distinction is quite clear concerning the status checker for most other schools, but from what I hear on here, it seems that it isn't unusual for SMU to render a decision straight from "app completed".


I applied early. So instead of rendering a decision in the early cycle, my app got held to the regular to be considered with those.




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