SMU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Applicants)

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SMU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Applicants)

Postby AT9 » Sun Sep 29, 2013 1:31 pm

Submitted my application last night so thought I'd kick things off for SMU. Any other applicants out there?

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Re: SMU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Applicants)

Postby slayerhn » Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:38 pm

1L at SMU. If you have any questions, just ask. If I can answer with my limited time here, I will.

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Postby ScottRiqui » Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:30 am

Checking in

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Postby ScottRiqui » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:47 am

AT9 wrote:Submitted my application last night so thought I'd kick things off for SMU. Any other applicants out there?


The earliest of the deadlines is November 1st, right? Did you just have everything in your app ready to go and are done with editing/rewriting?

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Postby Youppi! » Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:46 am

Fee waiver so why not.

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Re: SMU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Applicants)

Postby AT9 » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:35 pm

ScottRiqui wrote:
AT9 wrote:Submitted my application last night so thought I'd kick things off for SMU. Any other applicants out there?


The earliest of the deadlines is November 1st, right? Did you just have everything in your app ready to go and are done with editing/rewriting?


Not sure, but could be. My e-mail from SMU said today that people who submit by the ED deadline would hear back with a decision in late January...kinda late for early decision.

But yes, I had everything ready to go.

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Re: SMU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Applicants)

Postby tclaw » Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:14 pm

checking in, best of luck to all.

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Re: SMU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Applicants)

Postby kalvano » Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:07 am

Recent SMU grad here. Feel free to ask / PM me any questions, concerns, or random musings.

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Re: SMU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Applicants)

Postby torresash14 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:23 pm

Applied in September!

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Postby tbesancon » Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:44 pm

Checking in! Very excited about SMU. Done a number of visits and love it there. Given my numbers, I think I'll have a much better shot at money than at UT. Also, I'm not a Texas resident which unfortunately works against me with the state schools. Thankfully it won't be an issue with SMU since it is private.

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Re: SMU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Applicants)

Postby TheJanitor6203 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:38 pm

Checking in. Just submitted my app this morning. Good luck to everyone!

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Re: SMU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Applicants)

Postby TheJanitor6203 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:41 pm

slayerhn wrote:1L at SMU. If you have any questions, just ask. If I can answer with my limited time here, I will.

SMU still hasn't updated their medians for your class. I know some of the schools told their students the medians at their orientation. Did they happen to tell y'all what the medians are?

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Re: SMU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Applicants)

Postby tbesancon » Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:40 pm

Anyone else want to weigh in on what length they are using for the "Why SMU?" essay? In the directions, it says to write a "brief paragraph," but at the end of the directions it says "no longer than 1 page." What the eff SMU?

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Re: SMU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Applicants)

Postby ScottRiqui » Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:02 pm

tbesancon wrote:Anyone else want to weigh in on what length they are using for the "Why SMU?" essay? In the directions, it says to write a "brief paragraph," but at the end of the directions it says "no longer than 1 page." What the eff SMU?


Mine is three paragraphs, about 3/4 of a page in total, double-spaced with 1" margins.

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Re: SMU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Applicants)

Postby tbesancon » Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:46 pm

ScottRiqui wrote:
tbesancon wrote:Anyone else want to weigh in on what length they are using for the "Why SMU?" essay? In the directions, it says to write a "brief paragraph," but at the end of the directions it says "no longer than 1 page." What the eff SMU?


Mine is three paragraphs, about 3/4 of a page in total, double-spaced with 1" margins.


Thank you! Mine is about that length too

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Re: SMU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Applicants)

Postby jts723 » Sat Oct 26, 2013 1:48 am

What's good? Current senior at Michigan. Submitting my app on Monday. Had the chance to walk around campus a few hours ago, looked great.

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Re: SMU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Applicants)

Postby Winston1984 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:50 am

Quick question, I tried to solicit a merit-based fee waiver and they replied asking for a reason for the fee waiver. Anyone experience this? Anyone have any ideas how I should respond? I already gave them my stats so I don't know what else to say.

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Postby cannibal ox » Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:06 am

Winston1984 wrote:Quick question, I tried to solicit a merit-based fee waiver and they replied asking for a reason for the fee waiver. Anyone experience this? Anyone have any ideas how I should respond? I already gave them my stats so I don't know what else to say.


They sent me the same reply, then the next day I received a waiver email. I never responded to their inquiry about why I was asking for a waiver.

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Postby Winston1984 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:14 am

cannibal ox wrote:
Winston1984 wrote:Quick question, I tried to solicit a merit-based fee waiver and they replied asking for a reason for the fee waiver. Anyone experience this? Anyone have any ideas how I should respond? I already gave them my stats so I don't know what else to say.


They sent me the same reply, then the next day I received a waiver email. I never responded to their inquiry about why I was asking for a waiver.


Okay, I guess I'll just wait it out haha. Very strange email.

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Re: SMU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Applicants)

Postby jts723 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:13 pm

Winston1984 wrote:Quick question, I tried to solicit a merit-based fee waiver and they replied asking for a reason for the fee waiver. Anyone experience this? Anyone have any ideas how I should respond? I already gave them my stats so I don't know what else to say.

I sent them an email asking for a fee waiver (not merit-based), and they sent me one. Not sure why they're giving you such a hard time.

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Re: SMU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Applicants)

Postby Winston1984 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:26 pm

jts723 wrote:
Winston1984 wrote:Quick question, I tried to solicit a merit-based fee waiver and they replied asking for a reason for the fee waiver. Anyone experience this? Anyone have any ideas how I should respond? I already gave them my stats so I don't know what else to say.

I sent them an email asking for a fee waiver (not merit-based), and they sent me one. Not sure why they're giving you such a hard time.


My stats are 164/3.6X if that helps. I feel like they are competitive enough for a waiver. I'll wait a few days like Ox did, and if they don't just send one I'll just reiterate my stats I guess.

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Re: SMU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Applicants)

Postby jts723 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:43 pm

Winston1984 wrote:
jts723 wrote:
Winston1984 wrote:Quick question, I tried to solicit a merit-based fee waiver and they replied asking for a reason for the fee waiver. Anyone experience this? Anyone have any ideas how I should respond? I already gave them my stats so I don't know what else to say.

I sent them an email asking for a fee waiver (not merit-based), and they sent me one. Not sure why they're giving you such a hard time.


My stats are 164/3.6X if that helps. I feel like they are competitive enough for a waiver. I'll wait a few days like Ox did, and if they don't just send one I'll just reiterate my stats I guess.

I'm sitting at 162/3.4, so if I got a fee waiver, I feel like you definitely should have!

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Postby tofuspeedstar » Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:26 pm

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Re: SMU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Applicants)

Postby ScottRiqui » Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:25 pm

ED app submitted - now the waiting begins!

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Re: SMU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Applicants)

Postby TheJanitor6203 » Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:50 pm

I asked for a fee waiver for being a Vet and they replied asking what my financial hardship was or something like that.. it was a while ago.




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