SMU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Applicants)

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

Postby Kevinlomax » Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:15 pm

Still sitting at complete...have an admissions tour / meeting tommorow.

Has anyone else done one of these? is there a way to make an impression with any of the adcomms?

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

Postby BVest » Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:29 pm

ged1234 wrote:Has anyone had any luck negotiating scholarships at SMU? I received a larger scholarship at Wake that I was hoping SMU would match


CW is that SMU doesn't negotiate. While that seems to be strictly true in that I've never heard of anyone having luck asking for and getting an increase based on what another school puts on the table, they're not above calling with a better offer to fill out the class in the last days before orientation (a friend was called during orientation at the school he was going to the day before SMU orientation).

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

Postby crchildress » Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:03 pm

ged1234 wrote:Has anyone had any luck negotiating scholarships at SMU? I received a larger scholarship at Wake that I was hoping SMU would match


From what I've heard and read over the past couple of years, no one has had any luck

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

Postby chem! » Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:07 pm

crchildress wrote:
ged1234 wrote:Has anyone had any luck negotiating scholarships at SMU? I received a larger scholarship at Wake that I was hoping SMU would match


From what I've heard and read over the past couple of years, no one has had any luck

That has been my impression as well.

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

Postby bound » Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:13 pm

I have a feeling that today is the day for some of us!

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

Postby littlemrslawyer » Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:31 pm

I hope so, I have stopped checking the status checker because I am tired of it saying the same thing with the same date.
Austinbound wrote:I have a feeling that today is the day for some of us!

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

Postby fnma2jd » Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:03 pm

littlemrslawyer wrote:I hope so, I have stopped checking the status checker because I am tired of it saying the same thing with the same date.
Austinbound wrote:I have a feeling that today is the day for some of us!


same here. I pretty much just decided to stop checking and wait for email/call

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

Postby Kevinlomax » Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:13 pm

are you all in review?

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

Postby bound » Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:13 pm

fnma2jd wrote:
littlemrslawyer wrote:I hope so, I have stopped checking the status checker because I am tired of it saying the same thing with the same date.
Austinbound wrote:I have a feeling that today is the day for some of us!


same here. I pretty much just decided to stop checking and wait for email/call



Lol i check on Friday's only.

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

Postby johnclark21 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:06 pm

Still at complete 1/5. These guys sure like to take their time.

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

Postby bound » Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:30 pm

johnclark21 wrote:Still at complete 1/5. These guys sure like to take their time.



Yeah I'm at 1/6. Sighhhhhhh. I'm visiting the school in two weeks so I want to know if I'm admitted before then!

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

Postby mx23250 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:44 pm

Date just changed to 2/3. Have been complete for around 6 weeks, I believe. Hopefully a decision is near?

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

Postby bound » Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:05 pm

mx23250 wrote:Date just changed to 2/3. Have been complete for around 6 weeks, I believe. Hopefully a decision is near?



Mine did too..... What does yours say at the top?? Mine says something about decisions not being released over the telephone....which makes me nervous because I thought that the Dean called to give decisions?? Ahhhh now I'm nervous that its a ding!!!

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

Postby chem! » Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:07 pm

Austinbound wrote:
mx23250 wrote:Date just changed to 2/3. Have been complete for around 6 weeks, I believe. Hopefully a decision is near?



Mine did too..... What does yours say at the top?? Mine says something about decisions not being released over the telephone....which makes me nervous because I thought that the Dean called to give decisions?? Ahhhh now I'm nervous that its a ding!!!

I believe that's just to let you know that calling them would be futile and that they will call you to notify. I got first notice of my acceptance via telephone.

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

Postby mx23250 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:10 pm

Austinbound wrote:
mx23250 wrote:Date just changed to 2/3. Have been complete for around 6 weeks, I believe. Hopefully a decision is near?



Mine did too..... What does yours say at the top?? Mine says something about decisions not being released over the telephone....which makes me nervous because I thought that the Dean called to give decisions?? Ahhhh now I'm nervous that its a ding!!!


Mine indicates that too. It's not worded to indicate a decision has been made though. I think it says that decisions won't be released over the phone so that applicants don't call asking for their decision. It does indicate that "official" decisions are mailed because thats usually how it works for all law schools (they say that so that any accidental admit email or status update doesn't bind them, I imagine). Often times the Dean or someone in admissions will call the applicant (or email them) to give them an "unofficial" decision. We're still in the running, Dutchess! :) Good luck!

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

Postby bound » Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:11 pm

mx23250 wrote:
Austinbound wrote:
mx23250 wrote:Date just changed to 2/3. Have been complete for around 6 weeks, I believe. Hopefully a decision is near?



Mine did too..... What does yours say at the top?? Mine says something about decisions not being released over the telephone....which makes me nervous because I thought that the Dean called to give decisions?? Ahhhh now I'm nervous that its a ding!!!


Mine indicates that too. It's not worded to indicate a decision has been made though. I think it says that decisions won't be released over the phone so that applicants don't call asking for their decision. It does indicate that "official" decisions are mailed because thats usually how it works for all law schools (they say that so that any accidental admit email or status update doesn't bind them, I imagine). Often times the Dean or someone in admissions will call the applicant (or email them) to give them an "unofficial" decision. We're still in the running, Dutchess! :) Good luck!




Haha thank you, you too!! I'm just nervous because some people ITT were admitted via status checker...

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

Postby jts723 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:21 pm

mx23250 wrote:
Austinbound wrote:
mx23250 wrote:Date just changed to 2/3. Have been complete for around 6 weeks, I believe. Hopefully a decision is near?



Mine did too..... What does yours say at the top?? Mine says something about decisions not being released over the telephone....which makes me nervous because I thought that the Dean called to give decisions?? Ahhhh now I'm nervous that its a ding!!!


Mine indicates that too. It's not worded to indicate a decision has been made though. I think it says that decisions won't be released over the phone so that applicants don't call asking for their decision. It does indicate that "official" decisions are mailed because thats usually how it works for all law schools (they say that so that any accidental admit email or status update doesn't bind them, I imagine). Often times the Dean or someone in admissions will call the applicant (or email them) to give them an "unofficial" decision. We're still in the running, Dutchess! :) Good luck!

I got that message the day I was admitted--other people did, too. I've got a feeling that you're going to receive a call from a 214 number later this afternoon.

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

Postby bound » Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:23 pm

jts723 wrote:
mx23250 wrote:
Austinbound wrote:
mx23250 wrote:Date just changed to 2/3. Have been complete for around 6 weeks, I believe. Hopefully a decision is near?



Mine did too..... What does yours say at the top?? Mine says something about decisions not being released over the telephone....which makes me nervous because I thought that the Dean called to give decisions?? Ahhhh now I'm nervous that its a ding!!!


Mine indicates that too. It's not worded to indicate a decision has been made though. I think it says that decisions won't be released over the phone so that applicants don't call asking for their decision. It does indicate that "official" decisions are mailed because thats usually how it works for all law schools (they say that so that any accidental admit email or status update doesn't bind them, I imagine). Often times the Dean or someone in admissions will call the applicant (or email them) to give them an "unofficial" decision. We're still in the running, Dutchess! :) Good luck!

I got that message the day I was admitted--other people did, too. I've got a feeling that you're going to receive a call from a 214 number later this afternoon.



It's crazy how much anxiety just left my body reading that message. Thank you for the encouraging words.

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

Postby mx23250 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:23 pm

jts723 wrote:
mx23250 wrote:
Austinbound wrote:
mx23250 wrote:Date just changed to 2/3. Have been complete for around 6 weeks, I believe. Hopefully a decision is near?



Mine did too..... What does yours say at the top?? Mine says something about decisions not being released over the telephone....which makes me nervous because I thought that the Dean called to give decisions?? Ahhhh now I'm nervous that its a ding!!!


Mine indicates that too. It's not worded to indicate a decision has been made though. I think it says that decisions won't be released over the phone so that applicants don't call asking for their decision. It does indicate that "official" decisions are mailed because thats usually how it works for all law schools (they say that so that any accidental admit email or status update doesn't bind them, I imagine). Often times the Dean or someone in admissions will call the applicant (or email them) to give them an "unofficial" decision. We're still in the running, Dutchess! :) Good luck!

I got that message the day I was admitted--other people did, too. I've got a feeling that you're going to receive a call from a 214 number later this afternoon.


Oh really?! That's exciting and nerve-racking! :) Thanks for the heads up!

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

Postby Snowboarder1588 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:27 pm

Not to make you guys obsess over your status checker more than you already are, but for me I found out through status checker before getting a call. GL!

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

Postby johnclark21 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:58 pm

Got the same status change as noted above. Keeping my fingers crossed.

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

Postby bound » Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:31 pm

IN VIA STATUS CHECKER

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

Postby mx23250 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:41 pm

Austinbound wrote:IN VIA STATUS CHECKER


Me too! IN VIA STATUS CHECKER!!!!

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

Postby El Cunado » Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:43 pm

mx23250 wrote:
Austinbound wrote:IN VIA STATUS CHECKER


Me too! IN VIA STATUS CHECKER!!!!



same

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

Postby johnclark21 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:45 pm

Same here! Hoping to hear about some $$$$ soon. How soon after the call did yalls scholly info come?




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