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

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

Postby JXander » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:58 pm

maxmartin wrote:
po1 wrote:I know SMU doesn't officially negotiate scholarships, but has anyone had success yet?


they don't, official or unofficial

They absolutely do not. I have tried. PM for details.

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

Postby maxmartin » Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:12 pm

It seems they also changed scholarship policy a little bit, they used to give out 33K, 35K. So far on LSN the highest is only 30K but seems more people are getting the money. :wink:

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

Postby ChadMichael » Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:19 pm

I applied a day after the regular decision deadline and on their website it says usually those types of applicants aren't given scholarships...still hoping for the best though. It'd be hard to pay sticker anywhere right now, and with a nice scholarship from similarly ranked schools it'd be impossible to make that choice.

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

Postby nirvanah » Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:21 am

sounds logical that completeD versus complete means a decision has been reached. I doubt it's a "ding" though. I dont see why they would hold on to apps they know FOR SURE they will deny. It's probably more of a a waitlist. Mine went to completeD in the morning, then phone call after a few hours. But then, mine also happened on a tuesday, when they normally seem to send responses on fridays , so who knows???? Good luck everyone.

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

Postby grenades13 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:28 am

nirvanah wrote:sounds logical that completeD versus complete means a decision has been reached. I doubt it's a "ding" though. I dont see why they would hold on to apps they know FOR SURE they will deny. It's probably more of a a waitlist. Mine went to completeD in the morning, then phone call after a few hours. But then, mine also happened on a tuesday, when they normally seem to send responses on fridays , so who knows???? Good luck everyone.


That's my thinking. I went completeD 2/26. I contacted them 2 weeks ago and was told "your application is still under review." I was also told to send them anything I would like to add to my application. So I'm taking completeD as being waitlisted. It just doesn't make sense that they would hold rejections for so long. And why ask me for additional documents if indeed a decision had already been made?

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

Postby 18dvineshay » Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:07 am

still waiting for a decision :/ so exhausting

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

Postby Wes0568 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:49 pm

Still nothing? Really hope tomorrow is the day for everyone waiting.

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

Postby ChadMichael » Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:41 am

Wes0568 wrote:Still nothing? Really hope tomorrow is the day for everyone waiting.


Hoping the same, feel a lot of deposit withdrawals will be noted and hopefully some new acceptances are made today. Just have to wait and see, SMU and Alabama are the last schools which haven't rendered a decision yet and I feel they will within the month.

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

Postby grenades13 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:14 pm

ChadMichael wrote:
Wes0568 wrote:Still nothing? Really hope tomorrow is the day for everyone waiting.


Hoping the same, feel a lot of deposit withdrawals will be noted and hopefully some new acceptances are made today. Just have to wait and see, SMU and Alabama are the last schools which haven't rendered a decision yet and I feel they will within the month.


Looks like they're gonna make us sweat and hold off any decisions until 4:55pm.

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

Postby ChadMichael » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:21 pm

grenades13 wrote:
ChadMichael wrote:
Wes0568 wrote:Still nothing? Really hope tomorrow is the day for everyone waiting.


Hoping the same, feel a lot of deposit withdrawals will be noted and hopefully some new acceptances are made today. Just have to wait and see, SMU and Alabama are the last schools which haven't rendered a decision yet and I feel they will within the month.


Looks like they're gonna make us sweat and hold off any decisions until 4:55pm.


I jinxed it . . . status is still at "Application Completed" and SMU still refuses to let any of us know.

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

Postby Holynorth » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:37 pm

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

Postby ChadMichael » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:43 pm

Holynorth wrote:I received my call around 3:40 pm cst on a Friday. Good luck!


Holynorth, when did your application go completed though? Also, when did it first go complete? My turnaround time was exactly a week I think, so I don't know if that's a good or bad sign. Thanks for the information though.

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

Postby Wes0568 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:44 pm

Yup, SMU loves afternoons and some people reported calls (if they got them at all) well after 6 p.m. Good luck!!!

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

Postby Holynorth » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:47 pm

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

Postby sr.law » Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:39 pm

I heard back from 9 other schools in Texas and outside...still waiting for SMU

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

Postby Wes0568 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:29 pm

Everyone just saw a FB post that SMU had ASD today for full time students. Admissions is likely tied up with this event.

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

Postby ChadMichael » Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:10 pm

Wes0568 wrote:Everyone just saw a FB post that SMU had ASD today for full time students. Admissions is likely tied up with this event.


Another week of waiting it is then . . .

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

Postby maxmartin » Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:53 pm

Wes0568 wrote:Everyone just saw a FB post that SMU had ASD today for full time students. Admissions is likely tied up with this event.


Is ASD today? SMU needs to do better job communicating with incoming students.

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

Postby Holynorth » Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:05 pm

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

Postby maxmartin » Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:35 pm

Holynorth wrote:
maxmartin wrote:
Wes0568 wrote:Everyone just saw a FB post that SMU had ASD today for full time students. Admissions is likely tied up with this event.


Is ASD today? SMU needs to do better job communicating with incoming students.


It was in my acceptance email and the lady mentioned it when she called me. It was also all over the facebook page they link to you when you get accepted as well as in the folder containing your acceptance. Did you not get any of these?


They can at least send an email to remind us. My mail box was full of emails from BC, GW of all sorts activities but nothing from SMU. I guess some people like no hassle admission process from SMU. :)

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

Postby JXander » Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:34 pm

maxmartin wrote:
Holynorth wrote:
maxmartin wrote:
Wes0568 wrote:Everyone just saw a FB post that SMU had ASD today for full time students. Admissions is likely tied up with this event.


Is ASD today? SMU needs to do better job communicating with incoming students.


It was in my acceptance email and the lady mentioned it when she called me. It was also all over the facebook page they link to you when you get accepted as well as in the folder containing your acceptance. Did you not get any of these?


They can at least send an email to remind us. My mail box was full of emails from BC, GW of all sorts activities but nothing from SMU. I guess some people like no hassle admission process from SMU. :)

Are you not on the FB group? They posted two lengthy reminders on the group page. It should also be in your acceptance email and your admittance packet.

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

Postby DukeofCambridge » Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:54 am

User has been warned for this post.

Everyone considering depositing at SMU should watch this video first.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9cS3oKDgss

The lead singer in this video, who graduated summa cum laude is working here:

--LinkRemoved--

an oil & gas focused litigation shop with 22 lawyers. If this is what a summa cum laude grad gets, what would a median grad get?


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PS. I think the lead singer has some incredible musical talent, and the law follies is hilarious. But, that doesn't mean that someone should go to SMU ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPXow2yU ... vg&index=7

and,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BgBucCjMp4

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

Postby kalvano » Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:42 am

DukeofCambridge wrote:Everyone considering depositing at SMU should watch this video first.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9cS3oKDgss

The lead singer in this video, who graduated summa cum laude is working here:

--LinkRemoved--

an oil & gas focused litigation shop with 22 lawyers. If this is what a summa cum laude grad gets, what would a median grad get?


-----

PS. I think the lead singer has some incredible musical talent, and the law follies is hilarious. But, that doesn't mean that someone should go to SMU ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPXow2yU ... vg&index=7

and,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BgBucCjMp4




First off, not the appropriate thread for this. Second, you're a fucking moron. He graduated summa from SMU with his BA. His JD was cum laude.

Third, there are any number of reasons why, even if he was summa, he might be working there. He could have self-selected there. I can say, without question, if I had a choice between an $80K a year, 22-person firm or Akin Gump, I would choose the smaller firm. Or maybe he's a terrible interviewer. Or maybe he didn't have good grades after 1L and killed it 2L and 3L. Or maybe, or maybe, or maybe.

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

Postby DukeofCambridge » Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:34 am

kalvano wrote:
DukeofCambridge wrote:
First off, not the appropriate thread for this. Second, you're a fucking moron. He graduated summa from SMU with his BA. His JD was cum laude.



Obviously, I disagree with your second point.

Also, other than my latin honors mixup, why was my post inappropriate?

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

Postby kalvano » Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:36 pm

DukeofCambridge wrote:
kalvano wrote:
DukeofCambridge wrote:
First off, not the appropriate thread for this. Second, you're a fucking moron. He graduated summa from SMU with his BA. His JD was cum laude.



Obviously, I disagree with your second point.

Also, other than my latin honors mixup, why was my post inappropriate?


Well, because one, it's a pretty goddamn important mixup to base an entire post off of. That is a major difference in grades. Second, admitted students threads are not the appropriate place to debate whether or not one should attend a school. They are for questions about the school and the admissions process there. Near as I can tell, the only thing you've ever had to do with SMU on here was a run-by shitting on of the school in this thread.




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