SMU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Applicants)

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

Postby bound » Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:06 pm

katkatkat12 wrote:checking in...my application has been stuck on "complete" since 11/14 with no movement...I'm getting anxious!



I wonder with the committee is meeting again... I just wanna know!

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

Postby fnma2jd » Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:10 pm

Austinbound wrote:
katkatkat12 wrote:checking in...my application has been stuck on "complete" since 11/14 with no movement...I'm getting anxious!



I wonder with the committee is meeting again... I just wanna know!

I don't know how you guys stay sane during the waiting!

I only submitted mine like 2 days ago and sometimes when I see an email I'll get excited even though deep down I know I have a long wait ahead of me. :(

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

Postby bound » Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:18 pm

fnma2jd wrote:
Austinbound wrote:
katkatkat12 wrote:checking in...my application has been stuck on "complete" since 11/14 with no movement...I'm getting anxious!



I wonder with the committee is meeting again... I just wanna know!

I don't know how you guys stay sane during the waiting!

I only submitted mine like 2 days ago and sometimes when I see an email I'll get excited even though deep down I know I have a long wait ahead of me. :(


I submitted in December but they waited for my December score. So I have only been "complete" since Friday.

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

Postby katkatkat12 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:20 am

Austinbound wrote:
fnma2jd wrote:
Austinbound wrote:
katkatkat12 wrote:checking in...my application has been stuck on "complete" since 11/14 with no movement...I'm getting anxious!



I wonder with the committee is meeting again... I just wanna know!

I don't know how you guys stay sane during the waiting!

I only submitted mine like 2 days ago and sometimes when I see an email I'll get excited even though deep down I know I have a long wait ahead of me. :(


I submitted in December but they waited for my December score. So I have only been "complete" since Friday.


I'm struggling! I live in Dallas, so I feel tempted more and more each day to politely go over to SMU and see what's up ;)

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

Postby fnma2jd » Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:45 am

katkatkat12 wrote:
I'm struggling! I live in Dallas, so I feel tempted more and more each day to politely go over to SMU and see what's up ;)


lol me too, I work on mockingbird like a few miles from there. I'm applying to the PT program so I went to one of there PT information sessions a while back to try to get some facetime but didn't get anything more than a handshake because they were busy.

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

Postby bound » Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:54 pm

fnma2jd wrote:
katkatkat12 wrote:
I'm struggling! I live in Dallas, so I feel tempted more and more each day to politely go over to SMU and see what's up ;)


lol me too, I work on mockingbird like a few miles from there. I'm applying to the PT program so I went to one of there PT information sessions a while back to try to get some facetime but didn't get anything more than a handshake because they were busy.



You guys are close by?! Just head on over there and tell them that Austinbound needs her decision asap. thanks, you guys are great.

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Postby fnma2jd » Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:24 pm

Austinbound wrote:
fnma2jd wrote:
katkatkat12 wrote:
I'm struggling! I live in Dallas, so I feel tempted more and more each day to politely go over to SMU and see what's up ;)


lol me too, I work on mockingbird like a few miles from there. I'm applying to the PT program so I went to one of there PT information sessions a while back to try to get some facetime but didn't get anything more than a handshake because they were busy.



You guys are close by?! Just head on over there and tell them that Austinbound needs her decision asap. thanks, you guys are great.


lol they'd be like did you say the TLS name was AustinBound........ Waitlist

JK :D

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

Postby bound » Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:44 pm

I'm struggling! I live in Dallas, so I feel tempted more and more each day to politely go over to SMU and see what's up ;)[/quote]

lol me too, I work on mockingbird like a few miles from there. I'm applying to the PT program so I went to one of there PT information sessions a while back to try to get some facetime but didn't get anything more than a handshake because they were busy.[/quote]


You guys are close by?! Just head on over there and tell them that Austinbound needs her decision asap. thanks, you guys are great.[/quote]

lol they'd be like did you say the TLS name was AustinBound........ Waitlist

JK :D[/quote]


Haha noooo. But in all seriousness, I wonder when the next batch will go out for the people that submitted in December...

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

Postby fnma2jd » Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:05 pm

Austinbound wrote:Haha noooo. But in all seriousness, I wonder when the next batch will go out for the people that submitted in December...

I've been looking at last years waiting thread to see the approximate times when they send everything out. I know it'll vary but at least it gives me something to do.

Are you planning to live in Texas after law school?

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

Postby bound » Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:55 pm

fnma2jd wrote:
Austinbound wrote:Haha noooo. But in all seriousness, I wonder when the next batch will go out for the people that submitted in December...

I've been looking at last years waiting thread to see the approximate times when they send everything out. I know it'll vary but at least it gives me something to do.

Are you planning to live in Texas after law school?


Sent you PM!

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

Postby healthyman » Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:26 pm

Status date change - 1/10

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

Postby katkatkat12 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:46 pm

Accepted today! Funny because I scheduled a tour and classroom visit for next Wednesday yesterday...

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

Postby bound » Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:49 pm

katkatkat12 wrote:Accepted today! Funny because I scheduled a tour and classroom visit for next Wednesday yesterday...



Awesome!! and Congrats! What were your submit and complete dates if I can ask?

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Postby katkatkat12 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:57 pm

Austinbound wrote:
katkatkat12 wrote:Accepted today! Funny because I scheduled a tour and classroom visit for next Wednesday yesterday...



Awesome!! and Congrats! What were your submit and complete dates if I can ask?


Thank you!!! I submitted my application 11/13/13, went complete 11/14/13!

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

Postby Snowboarder1588 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:03 pm

Also IN via status checker today! Very excited about this.

App Complete 9/18
Admitted 1/10

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Postby bound » Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:07 pm

Snowboarder1588 wrote:Also IN via status checker today! Very excited about this.

App Complete 9/18
Admitted 1/10



Congrats Snowboarder!!

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Postby fnma2jd » Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:14 pm

Snowboarder1588 wrote:Also IN via status checker today! Very excited about this.

App Complete 9/18
Admitted 1/10


congrats!! what are your stats if you don't mind?

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

Postby Snowboarder1588 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:23 pm

fnma2jd wrote:
Snowboarder1588 wrote:Also IN via status checker today! Very excited about this.

App Complete 9/18
Admitted 1/10


congrats!! what are your stats if you don't mind?


Thanks! Stats PMd.

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

Postby Cthon » Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:05 pm

Hey fellow SMU applicants,

I'm struggling with how to approach the optional admissions essay. My Personal Statement kind of functions as a diversity statement, commenting on my experiences and the perspective it gives me.

The Optional Admissions essay, which it says is necessary for a scholarship based on "accomplishments, experience, background" is basically asking the same thing, which has been given in my Personal Statement.

Should I just expand on my background and experiences? Hoping for some advice. (Stats: AA male URM, 161, 3.27)

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

Postby jts723 » Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:17 pm

Cthon wrote:Hey fellow SMU applicants,

I'm struggling with how to approach the optional admissions essay. My Personal Statement kind of functions as a diversity statement, commenting on my experiences and the perspective it gives me.

The Optional Admissions essay, which it says is necessary for a scholarship based on "accomplishments, experience, background" is basically asking the same thing, which has been given in my Personal Statement.

Should I just expand on my background and experiences? Hoping for some advice. (Stats: AA male URM, 161, 3.27)

Possibly expand upon diversity related stuff you mention in PS? For what it's worth, I did not write the essay, and I still received a scholarship.

EDIT: 100th post

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

Postby nouseforaname123 » Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:35 pm

Recent PT grad; happy to answer any questions (yes, I worked FT during law school).

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

Postby Doctolaw » Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:13 pm

Cthon wrote:Hey fellow SMU applicants,

I'm struggling with how to approach the optional admissions essay. My Personal Statement kind of functions as a diversity statement, commenting on my experiences and the perspective it gives me.

The Optional Admissions essay, which it says is necessary for a scholarship based on "accomplishments, experience, background" is basically asking the same thing, which has been given in my Personal Statement.

Should I just expand on my background and experiences? Hoping for some advice. (Stats: AA male URM, 161, 3.27)


I kind of felt the same. For my optional essay, I took a single piece of my personal statement and wrote about that, correlating it specifically with how it would make me a better lawyer.

For example - if your personal statement talks about how you had to work two jobs to put yourself through college, then your optional essay might talk about what it means to miss out on certain things for financial reasons and how that will help you bring that perspective and empathy to your clients.

Or, if you talk about your background in scientific research in your PS, then expand about how a thorough understanding of the scientific method is going to provide a unique perspective in practicing law.

Try to make specific correlations if you can.

Good luck!

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

Postby bound » Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:41 pm

For those who have been admitted with $$, what is your amount and what are your stips?

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

Postby cannibal ox » Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:44 pm

$24,000/year, and to remain in "good standing".

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Postby Winston1984 » Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:45 pm

cannibal ox wrote:$24,000/year, and to remain in "good standing".


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