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

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Wes0568
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Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Wes0568 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:53 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've watched SMU on TLS for several cycles and "Application Completed" I believe generally means your file is ready for a decision release. However, instead of releasing a decision when it has been made, SMU releases decisions in batches on the same day. Based on last year's thread, after the April 1 deposit deadline they released on 4/5, 4/10 and 4/17. Hope this helps. Good luck everyone!

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

Postby ChadMichael » Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:04 pm

Wes0568 wrote:
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've watched SMU on TLS for several cycles and "Application Completed" I believe generally means your file is ready for a decision release. However, instead of releasing a decision when it has been made, SMU releases decisions in batches on the same day. Based on last year's thread, after the April 1 deposit deadline they released on 4/5, 4/10 and 4/17. Hope this helps. Good luck everyone!


That helps more than you can understand, thank you so much. Hopefully I'll hear back on one of those days, sadly going to have to put a seat deposit down at another school just as a backup plan for SMU's decision.

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

Postby Okie Dokie » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:17 pm

crchildress wrote:
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.



Ah! Okay, makes much more sense now. I had for some weird reason assumed we had applied at the same time. Best of luck!

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

Postby crchildress » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:25 pm

Okie Dokie wrote:
crchildress wrote:
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.



Ah! Okay, makes much more sense now. I had for some weird reason assumed we had applied at the same time. Best of luck!


You too, I hope we get some good news soon.

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

Postby Holynorth » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:05 pm

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

Postby crchildress » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:08 pm

Holynorth wrote:Things should start speeding up. They should have a good idea on how many people will be attending and how many spots they need to fill.


That's what I like to hear!

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

Postby ChadMichael » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:09 pm

Holynorth wrote:Things should start speeding up. They should have a good idea on how many people will be attending and how many spots they need to fill.


You know anything about scholarships for late applicants? By the way, I'm pretty sure you're the LSN profile I used when looking into this school . . . we got similar scholarships for Baylor and I'm hoping for it to be the same for SMU.

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

Postby Holynorth » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:35 pm

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

Postby ChadMichael » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:47 pm

Holynorth wrote:
ChadMichael wrote:
Holynorth wrote:Things should start speeding up. They should have a good idea on how many people will be attending and how many spots they need to fill.


You know anything about scholarships for late applicants? By the way, I'm pretty sure you're the LSN profile I used when looking into this school . . . we got similar scholarships for Baylor and I'm hoping for it to be the same for SMU.


I have no idea. I considered myself pretty late (applied a few days before the deadline), and I greatly outperformed my numbers when it comes to the scholarship they offered me. Good luck though.


Thanks, hopefully I hear back from them soon. My application would have been in sooner but forgot about a transcript and that wasn't sent in as a hard copy until just a few days ago.

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

Postby Mj23la » Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:51 am

Did anybody else's date change yesterday? Mine went from app completed 1/14 to app completed 4/2.......fingers crossed!

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

Postby crchildress » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:34 am

Mj23la wrote:Did anybody else's date change yesterday? Mine went from app completed 1/14 to app completed 4/2.......fingers crossed!


Still held, good luck though!

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

Postby JBCIV » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:02 am

Mj23la wrote:Did anybody else's date change yesterday? Mine went from app completed 1/14 to app completed 4/2.......fingers crossed!


Went App Completed 4/02 as well...phone call...snail mail...email??!!

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

Postby Wes0568 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:13 am

JBCIV wrote:
Mj23la wrote:Did anybody else's date change yesterday? Mine went from app completed 1/14 to app completed 4/2.......fingers crossed!


Went App Completed 4/02 as well...phone call...snail mail...email??!!


Most people get a phone call...but not all (I didn't). Watch for wording to change at the top of your status checker something along the lines of "you may have noticed a change...blah blah" - that's when things are happening. Usually rejections are snail mail and status checker. Admits will eventually show up on the status checker but with no rhyme or reason before or after the call, if you get one.

Good luck! Pulling for you guys!

ETA: Also, if you applied for both FT and PT, your drop down selection at the top will only be for one or the other.

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

Postby grenades13 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:36 am

No change in wording or status date for me. Have any of you put down deposits elsewhere?

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

Postby Mj23la » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:50 am

JBCIV wrote:
Mj23la wrote:Did anybody else's date change yesterday? Mine went from app completed 1/14 to app completed 4/2.......fingers crossed!


Went App Completed 4/02 as well...phone call...snail mail...email??!!



No phone call, no email, no wording changed just the date; I'm getting a little worried now

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

Postby ChadMichael » Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:37 pm

Now I'm worried about my Application Completed from 3/25. Hopefully we all hear something back soon.

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

Postby 18dvineshay » Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:38 pm

grenades13 wrote:No change in wording or status date for me. Have any of you put down deposits elsewhere?


No change for me yet. Had to put down deposit for Baylor on Monday.

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

Postby ChadMichael » Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:46 pm

18dvineshay wrote:
grenades13 wrote:No change in wording or status date for me. Have any of you put down deposits elsewhere?


No change for me yet. Had to put down deposit for Baylor on Monday.


I will probably be doing the same tonight 18dvineshay. Have acceptances from all my other applications but SMU . . . and it's my top choice (if they match Baylor's scholarship).

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

Postby mandimeoutof10 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:51 pm

Long time lurker here. My status went from held to complete today as well. Getting more and more nervous by the hour. Any predictions on when we'll start hearing back? Today? The 5th?

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

Postby rshw89 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:00 pm

ChadMichael wrote:
18dvineshay wrote:
grenades13 wrote:No change in wording or status date for me. Have any of you put down deposits elsewhere?


No change for me yet. Had to put down deposit for Baylor on Monday.


I will probably be doing the same tonight 18dvineshay. Have acceptances from all my other applications but SMU . . . and it's my top choice (if they match Baylor's scholarship).


Good luck to you, but the scholarship matching seems unlikely if you have a really great offer from Baylor. From my experience and from what others have posted, SMU is not willing to negotiate.

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

Postby 18dvineshay » Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:02 pm

ChadMichael wrote:
18dvineshay wrote:
grenades13 wrote:No change in wording or status date for me. Have any of you put down deposits elsewhere?


No change for me yet. Had to put down deposit for Baylor on Monday.


I will probably be doing the same tonight 18dvineshay. Have acceptances from all my other applications but SMU . . . and it's my top choice (if they match Baylor's scholarship).


Smu is my top choice, Baylor second. I only got 9k from Baylor so I'm hoping smu can offer more than that :/

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

Postby Dr. Daniel Jackson » Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:14 pm

ChadMichael wrote:
18dvineshay wrote:
grenades13 wrote:No change in wording or status date for me. Have any of you put down deposits elsewhere?


No change for me yet. Had to put down deposit for Baylor on Monday.


I will probably be doing the same tonight 18dvineshay. Have acceptances from all my other applications but SMU . . . and it's my top choice (if they match Baylor's scholarship).


Don't put down a deposit anywhere if you don't have your decision from SMU yet. Call up Baylor and tell them you are still waiting on a decision and some scholarship stuff. They will extend your deadline to deposit if you just ask them. I got them to move my deadline to April 15.

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

Postby ChadMichael » Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:15 pm

rshw89 wrote:
ChadMichael wrote:
18dvineshay wrote:
grenades13 wrote:No change in wording or status date for me. Have any of you put down deposits elsewhere?


No change for me yet. Had to put down deposit for Baylor on Monday.


I will probably be doing the same tonight 18dvineshay. Have acceptances from all my other applications but SMU . . . and it's my top choice (if they match Baylor's scholarship).


Good luck to you, but the scholarship matching seems unlikely if you have a really great offer from Baylor. From my experience and from what others have posted, SMU is not willing to negotiate.


Yeah, there's no harm in trying to negotiate though. If they don't match I'd be willing to go elsewhere, just have to wait for their acceptance and wait to see what they offer in terms of scholarship first.

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

Postby Wes0568 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:17 pm

mandimeoutof10 wrote:Long time lurker here. My status went from held to complete today as well. Getting more and more nervous by the hour. Any predictions on when we'll start hearing back? Today? The 5th?


Could be any time now, but I'm betting Friday.

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

Postby Holynorth » Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:32 pm

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