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

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

Postby crchildress » Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:12 am

grenades13 wrote:
crchildress wrote:
grenades13 wrote:I don't know what to make of where I stand either. I have been completeD since 2/26, applied to both FT and PT. I emailed them 2 weeks ago and was told I was under review. No update since then.

I've said this before on here, but I'm trying to stay positive. I keep telling myself that I would have been rejected by now if I had no chance.

I would think that they know it's getting to be crunch time for those of us still waiting. They have to know it's killing us right??? Come on SMU!


I kind of keep telling myself the same thing. What gets me about the "under review" thing is I applied early decision, held for further review 1/28, and then completed 4/5???


Totally get what you're saying. I can see this as a type of "invisible" waitlist as some people have mentioned. I don't want to accept that, but I can very well see that being where we're at. By the way I applied 2/4 and went completeD 2/26.


Well maybe on this "invisible" wait list our chances of getting accepted are better than we think.

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

Postby Holynorth » Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:18 am

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

Postby crchildress » Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:20 am

Holynorth wrote:
grenades13 wrote:
crchildress wrote:
grenades13 wrote:I don't know what to make of where I stand either. I have been completeD since 2/26, applied to both FT and PT. I emailed them 2 weeks ago and was told I was under review. No update since then.

I've said this before on here, but I'm trying to stay positive. I keep telling myself that I would have been rejected by now if I had no chance.

I would think that they know it's getting to be crunch time for those of us still waiting. They have to know it's killing us right??? Come on SMU!


I kind of keep telling myself the same thing. What gets me about the "under review" thing is I applied early decision, held for further review 1/28, and then completed 4/5???


Totally get what you're saying. I can see this as a type of "invisible" waitlist as some people have mentioned. I don't want to accept that, but I can very well see that being where we're at. By the way I applied 2/4 and went completeD 2/26.


The deadline for first deposit was a week ago. They allow people to mail checks in. Give a few more days for them to stop waiting for checks, and they should have a clear idea of the first wave of people they lost. I'd guess this Friday and next week there should be a lot of action. Sadly, that isn't soon enough for most of your deposits at other schools.


That's what I keep telling myself, I mean as far as this forum goes there haven't been any offers since the first deadline.

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

Postby maxmartin » Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:37 am

Holynorth wrote:
grenades13 wrote:
crchildress wrote:
grenades13 wrote:I don't know what to make of where I stand either. I have been completeD since 2/26, applied to both FT and PT. I emailed them 2 weeks ago and was told I was under review. No update since then.

I've said this before on here, but I'm trying to stay positive. I keep telling myself that I would have been rejected by now if I had no chance.

I would think that they know it's getting to be crunch time for those of us still waiting. They have to know it's killing us right??? Come on SMU!


I kind of keep telling myself the same thing. What gets me about the "under review" thing is I applied early decision, held for further review 1/28, and then completed 4/5???


Totally get what you're saying. I can see this as a type of "invisible" waitlist as some people have mentioned. I don't want to accept that, but I can very well see that being where we're at. By the way I applied 2/4 and went completeD 2/26.


The deadline for first deposit was a week ago. They allow people to mail checks in. Give a few more days for them to stop waiting for checks, and they should have a clear idea of the first wave of people they lost. I'd guess this Friday and next week there should be a lot of action. Sadly, that isn't soon enough for most of your deposits at other schools.[/quote

Most people attending will pay by credit card, who still use checks these days.

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

Postby Holynorth » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:02 am

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

Postby grenades13 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:14 am

Holynorth wrote:
maxmartin wrote:
Holynorth wrote:
The deadline for first deposit was a week ago. They allow people to mail checks in. Give a few more days for them to stop waiting for checks, and they should have a clear idea of the first wave of people they lost. I'd guess this Friday and next week there should be a lot of action. Sadly, that isn't soon enough for most of your deposits at other schools.[/quote

Most people attending will pay by credit card, who still use checks these days.


Not sure how to respond to that.. Quite a few people use checks still and as long as they expect a single person to use a check, they have to wait.


True, and for all we know they could have granted extensions to some people as well.

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

Postby crchildress » Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:37 am

I was waitlisted this morning via email.

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

Postby grenades13 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:40 am

crchildress wrote:I was waitlisted this morning via email.


Not to get too personal and all, but how do you feel about that?

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

Postby crchildress » Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:42 am

grenades13 wrote:
crchildress wrote:I was waitlisted this morning via email.


Not to get too personal and all, but how do you feel about that?


Disappointed, I have been an applicant since late September. It has been a long cycle for me. I really just want it to be over, and I really want to get in. They will be getting an LOCI. They give you the option in the email to reply with interest or to be taken off.

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

Postby grenades13 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:59 am

crchildress wrote:
grenades13 wrote:
crchildress wrote:I was waitlisted this morning via email.


Not to get too personal and all, but how do you feel about that?


Disappointed, I have been an applicant since late September. It has been a long cycle for me. I really just want it to be over, and I really want to get in. They will be getting an LOCI. They give you the option in the email to reply with interest or to be taken off.


Well that blows. It's something I guess but I know I would be disappointed with that too. Sorry to hear that. Good luck with the LOCI. Do you know what you're gonna write about?

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

Postby crchildress » Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:23 am

grenades13 wrote:
crchildress wrote:
grenades13 wrote:
crchildress wrote:I was waitlisted this morning via email.


Not to get too personal and all, but how do you feel about that?


Disappointed, I have been an applicant since late September. It has been a long cycle for me. I really just want it to be over, and I really want to get in. They will be getting an LOCI. They give you the option in the email to reply with interest or to be taken off.


Well that blows. It's something I guess but I know I would be disappointed with that too. Sorry to hear that. Good luck with the LOCI. Do you know what you're gonna write about?


I have no idea.

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

Postby Holynorth » Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:48 am

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

Postby Wes0568 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:10 pm

Childress - so sorry. Best of luck on the LOCI.

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

Postby maxmartin » Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:24 pm

Holynorth wrote:
maxmartin wrote:
Holynorth wrote:
The deadline for first deposit was a week ago. They allow people to mail checks in. Give a few more days for them to stop waiting for checks, and they should have a clear idea of the first wave of people they lost. I'd guess this Friday and next week there should be a lot of action. Sadly, that isn't soon enough for most of your deposits at other schools.[/quote

Most people attending will pay by credit card, who still use checks these days.


Not sure how to respond to that.. Quite a few people use checks still and as long as they expect a single person to use a check, they have to wait.

I know a few people will use check, what I mean is they probably have a very good idea how many people intend to attend after online deposit deadline.they absolutely don.t have to wait every single check to come in to make the estimate

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

Postby maxmartin » Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:26 pm

crchildress wrote:I was waitlisted this morning via email.

Hang in there, they pull lots of people off wait list at least for pt programs.

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

Postby crchildress » Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:53 pm

Holynorth wrote:
crchildress wrote:
Disappointed, I have been an applicant since late September. It has been a long cycle for me. I really just want it to be over, and I really want to get in. They will be getting an LOCI. They give you the option in the email to reply with interest or to be taken off.


I have no idea.


I'm sorry, that sucks. Regardless of everything else, it sucks that you applied so early and waited so long just to hear that you have to wait longer. They could have been courteous and told you a while ago.


Thank you that would have been nice.

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

Postby crchildress » Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:54 pm

Wes0568 wrote:Childress - so sorry. Best of luck on the LOCI.


Thank you.

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

Postby crchildress » Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:54 pm

maxmartin wrote:
crchildress wrote:I was waitlisted this morning via email.

Hang in there, they pull lots of people off wait list at least for pt programs.


I hope you are right, but what makes you say that?

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

Postby maxmartin » Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:25 pm

crchildress wrote:
maxmartin wrote:
crchildress wrote:I was waitlisted this morning via email.

Hang in there, they pull lots of people off wait list at least for pt programs.


I hope you are right, but what makes you say that?


just check out the old thread, 2010. 2011. Most wait-listers are in even in a superb position to negotiate money, some of them pulled big bucks from SMU more so than regular admits. It is sad and unfair to see law school doing this, but it is just reality. So don't lose hope!

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

Postby crchildress » Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:29 pm

maxmartin wrote:
crchildress wrote:
maxmartin wrote:
crchildress wrote:I was waitlisted this morning via email.

Hang in there, they pull lots of people off wait list at least for pt programs.


I hope you are right, but what makes you say that?


just check out the old thread, 2010. 2011. Most wait-listers are in even in a superb position to negotiate money, some of them pulled big bucks from SMU more so than regular admits. It is sad and unfair to see law school doing this, but it is just reality. So don't lose hope!


Thank you!

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

Postby timshellaw » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:06 pm

"Withdrew" (let deadline pass) and know multiple others who did too. Hope this moves things down the ladder! :)

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

Postby rshw89 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:48 pm

timshellaw wrote:"Withdrew" (let deadline pass) and know multiple others who did too. Hope this moves things down the ladder! :)


Did this as well, and I hope it helps y'all out. I really liked SMU, but the money wasn't right.

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

Postby maxmartin » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:54 pm

if you already absolutely know this school is not right for you, why don't u just shoot an email to withdraw? Why do you have to wait until the deadline pass? :?

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

Postby rshw89 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:01 pm

maxmartin wrote:if you already absolutely know this school is not right for you, why don't u just shoot an email to withdraw? Why do you have to wait until the deadline pass? :?


I think it is pretty common for people to be contemplating their options right up until the deadline. That was the case for me, and I have also learned of instances where schools have increased scholarship offers to those who have not paid the deposit to entice them to do so.

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

Postby maxmartin » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:04 pm

rshw89 wrote:
maxmartin wrote:if you already absolutely know this school is not right for you, why don't u just shoot an email to withdraw? Why do you have to wait until the deadline pass? :?

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I think it is pretty common for people to be contemplating their options right up until the deadline. That was the case for me, and I have also learned of instances where schools have increased scholarship offers to those who have not paid the deposit to entice them to do so.


I know. I didn't mean to blame you. That is why my pre-condition is "already absolutely knew SMU is not right for you". it only took less than a minute to withdraw to free some spots for other people. :D




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