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

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mandimeoutof10
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Re: SMU c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby mandimeoutof10 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:04 pm

Holynorth wrote:
Wes0568 wrote:
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.


After mine went to completed, it took about two weeks then I received a call on a Friday around three pm cst (which is three pm for SMU). It went immediately to accepted and never reached a decision made status.


I'm afraid I went full potato after seeing a sudden change this morning. I'm going to sit back down and continue to wait it out a few more weeks.

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

Postby grenades13 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:06 pm

How often do you guys check your status? I can't be the only one that checks once an hour right???

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

Postby mandimeoutof10 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:09 pm

grenades13 wrote:How often do you guys check your status? I can't be the only one that checks once an hour right???


I usually only check once a day around 4:00 but ever since the change I've been checking feverishly.

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

Postby grenades13 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:11 pm

mandimeoutof10 wrote:
grenades13 wrote:How often do you guys check your status? I can't be the only one that checks once an hour right???


I usually only check once a day around 4:00 but ever since the change I've been checking feverishly.


Haha I've had days when I have self-control and I only check once. Other days, like today I check more than I should admit.

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

Postby crchildress » Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:37 pm

grenades13 wrote:How often do you guys check your status? I can't be the only one that checks once an hour right???


Haha I try to only check it when someone on here has had theirs change.

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

Postby 18dvineshay » Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:43 pm

grenades13 wrote:How often do you guys check your status? I can't be the only one that checks once an hour right???


I usually check two or three times a day....lol

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

Postby crazeazn » Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:46 pm

Wled via email just now. check your statuses.

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

Postby mandimeoutof10 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:46 pm

Just got waitlisted

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

Postby ChadMichael » Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:57 pm

Still have no response . . . don't know if that's a good or bad sign.

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

Postby 18dvineshay » Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:00 pm

ChadMichael wrote:Still have no response . . . don't know if that's a good or bad sign.


Ditto. When was your status date? Mine was 2/25 application complete

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

Postby ChadMichael » Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:02 pm

18dvineshay wrote:
ChadMichael wrote:Still have no response . . . don't know if that's a good or bad sign.


Ditto. When was your status date? Mine was 2/25 application complete


3/25 Completed but I'm pretty sure it went to that completed after a 3/18 completed. I'm not sure if that's when they got the physical copy of my application or if that's when a decision was reached.

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

Postby zachwooldridge » Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:22 pm

18dvineshay wrote:
ChadMichael wrote:Still have no response . . . don't know if that's a good or bad sign.


Ditto. When was your status date? Mine was 2/25 application complete


Same here, complete on 2/25 but nothing else yet.

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

Postby mandimeoutof10 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:26 pm

Historically, has SMU been favorable towards waitlistees or not? I am composing my second LOCI as we speak.

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

Postby Holynorth » Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:39 pm

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

Postby ChadMichael » Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:41 pm

Holynorth wrote:
mandimeoutof10 wrote:Historically, has SMU been favorable towards waitlistees or not? I am composing my second LOCI as we speak.


I can't remember, but was the 'Why SMU?' essay option or required?


It was required . . . wish at this point I made mine a lot longer than a paragraph wish they said they wanted.

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

Postby Mj23la » Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:47 pm

Waitlist

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

Postby Holynorth » Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:54 pm

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

Postby ChadMichael » Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:59 pm

Holynorth wrote:
ChadMichael wrote:
Holynorth wrote:
mandimeoutof10 wrote:Historically, has SMU been favorable towards waitlistees or not? I am composing my second LOCI as we speak.


I can't remember, but was the 'Why SMU?' essay option or required?


It was required . . . wish at this point I made mine a lot longer than a paragraph wish they said they wanted.


Mine was an entire page I believe. I included personal reasons including the location of my family and fiancee as well as some information as to their success in job placement, bar passing rates, and other school related information.

If you have nothing to add to your application, maybe a LOCI with another paragraph of why smu to add on to your previous one?


I'm thinking about it, still waiting to see if a decision is sent by the 5th like someone mentioned earlier. I mostly mentioned their success for job placement and great faculty, yet I'm out of state so it made the why you want to live in Dallas a little more difficult. I mentioned I had made many great friends from there while abroad and loved the city while I visited when I returned to the States, but I feel they would much rather prefer Texas natives who grew up around the area.

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

Postby Holynorth » Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:00 pm

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

Postby nirvanah » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:04 pm

I wrote a page...one paragraph about family &ties to dallas (which are pretty significant, undergrad, work and spouse who is from here)...but the main points i made were about the school itself....faculty, facilities,curriculum (info you can find from the website) good luck.

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

Postby grenades13 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:50 pm

nirvanah wrote:I wrote a page...one paragraph about family &ties to dallas (which are pretty significant, undergrad, work and spouse who is from here)...but the main points i made were about the school itself....faculty, facilities,curriculum (info you can find from the website) good luck.


Mine was the other way around. A paragraph about the school itself, then the rest was family oriented. I basically told them that they are my only choice. I gave them all the leverage, but it's true. Family health issues are keeping here. If it's not happening at SMU, then it's not happening at all.

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

Postby Holynorth » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:04 pm

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

Postby grenades13 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:19 am

For those of you thinking of adding a LOCI or another LOR. I was told by the admissions coordinator to mail or email those directly to the admissions office.

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

Postby crchildress » Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:52 pm

Application completed today. Wondering if it's a waitlist, since that is what everyone has been getting over the past week. I guess it could always be worse than that too :/

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

Postby crchildress » Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:16 pm

Anyone else see any kind of movement on their status checkers today?




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