SMU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Applicants)

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

Postby amw5471 » Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:03 pm

Kevinlomax wrote:waitlisted :/


I was waitlisted last week. I really liked the school so I am still keeping my fingers crossed.

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

Postby crchildress » Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:58 pm

thisiswater wrote:
crchildress wrote:
thisiswater wrote:
Tuxedo wrote:
At least 3-4 business days, but not more than a week.


I live like 1.5 miles from the school so crossing my fingers for the 3 days range


Yeah I live in the area too, so I'm hoping today since it was supposed to go out on Monday.


Mine came today! I ran home at lunch and picked it up. Hope yours is there too!!

Very excited about SMU overall. Not sure that they will be my lowest loan option even with keeping my job and paying living expenses out of pocket but I do like my job and I like Dallas so this might be a difficult decision.


This was always my only option so I understand. And mine didn't come today, looks like one more day for me.

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

Postby Afterparty » Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:22 pm

Got my SMU ID and email in the mail today!

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

Postby jts723 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:12 am

Afterparty wrote:Got my SMU ID and email in the mail today!

+1

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

Postby Mandakay16 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:50 pm

jts723 wrote:
Afterparty wrote:Got my SMU ID and email in the mail today!

+1


Finally got here.

I played around with it today - At this point, there isn't much it lets you do.
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Re: SMU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Applicants)

Postby chrishighroller1 » Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:03 pm

Does anyone know if scholarship negotiations need to be completed before the first seat deposit or if you can still negotiate after the first seat deposit.

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

Postby BVest » Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:13 pm

chrishighroller1 wrote:Does anyone know if scholarship negotiations need to be completed before the first seat deposit or if you can still negotiate after the first seat deposit.


What are those?

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

Postby life2323 » Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:58 pm

Houston Law Center > SMU Law

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

Postby kalvano » Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:27 pm

chrishighroller1 wrote:Does anyone know if scholarship negotiations need to be completed before the first seat deposit or if you can still negotiate after the first seat deposit.


They don't negotiate.

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

Postby Afterparty » Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:39 am

Anyone narrow down housing selections? Just trying to get some places in mind!

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Postby Neve » Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:22 am

kalvano wrote:
chrishighroller1 wrote:Does anyone know if scholarship negotiations need to be completed before the first seat deposit or if you can still negotiate after the first seat deposit.


They don't negotiate.


They generally don't negotiate.

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

Postby Neve » Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:25 am

Afterparty wrote:Anyone narrow down housing selections? Just trying to get some places in mind!


The Village for lower price range ($650-$850)

The Phoenix Midtown or Bell Carlyle for middle price range

The Manor House or the Monterey for high price range

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

Postby El Principe » Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:42 am

I went complete 3/20. Still no decision. :roll:

What are they doing?

Oh, seriously though, does anyone know if scholarship awards come with admittance, or is there a lag?

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

Postby crchildress » Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:43 pm

El Principe wrote:I went complete 3/20. Still no decision. :roll:

What are they doing?

Oh, seriously though, does anyone know if scholarship awards come with admittance, or is there a lag?


It comes with the admit package, I got mine exactly a week after I was notified.

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

Postby thisiswater » Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:44 pm

Afterparty wrote:Anyone narrow down housing selections? Just trying to get some places in mind!
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Re: SMU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 Applicants)

Postby Mandakay16 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:33 pm

life2323 wrote:Houston Law Center > SMU Law


Um ok..

I think the UH boards would be a better location for this.

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

Postby chrishighroller1 » Mon Mar 24, 2014 2:27 am

I was recently admitted but did not receive any scholarship offer in my packet, which is odd since I am median in LSAT and upper on GPA. Is there a lag or did I not receive a scholarship?

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

Postby Mandakay16 » Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:20 am

chrishighroller1 wrote:I was recently admitted but did not receive any scholarship offer in my packet, which is odd since I am median in LSAT and upper on GPA. Is there a lag or did I not receive a scholarship?


Maybe call to be sure.

In the blue folder was a letter stating scholarship amount when I received mine.

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

Postby Mandakay16 » Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:27 am

kobe1020 wrote:i'm still expecting that legendary automatic scholarship increase before deposit deadline to happen.


They do that?

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

Postby crchildress » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:10 am

chrishighroller1 wrote:I was recently admitted but did not receive any scholarship offer in my packet, which is odd since I am median in LSAT and upper on GPA. Is there a lag or did I not receive a scholarship?


I didn't receive any scholarship info either, but I wasn't expecting any. LSAT is real low. You should definitely call just to double check.

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

Postby RonBurgundy » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:36 am

I'm in with 50% scholarship. The scholarship information came in the mail with my acceptance packet so I would definitely call if you were expecting $ and didn't get any.

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

Postby BVest » Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:10 am

Mandakay16 wrote:
kobe1020 wrote:i'm still expecting that legendary automatic scholarship increase before deposit deadline to happen.


They do that?


Not that I've ever heard of. The occasions where I've heard it happening are right before orientation starts.

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

Postby Afterparty » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:08 pm

BVest wrote:
Mandakay16 wrote:
kobe1020 wrote:i'm still expecting that legendary automatic scholarship increase before deposit deadline to happen.


They do that?


Not that I've ever heard of. The occasions where I've heard it happening are right before orientation starts.


Any idea on when orientation starts? How many days is it typically and what all does it entail? Just curious!

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

Postby BVest » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:33 pm

Two days. Picture (for intranet facebook), meeting your mentor group (which is half of your small LRWA section), dean talk, intro by library folks, distribution of Lexis/Westlaw logins, intro by public service folks, intro by career services folks who explain why they won't be speaking to you again until Nov 1, intro by LRWA folks and explanation of the grammar test/online course you have to do (assuming they still use that), going out with your mentor group, nice dinner at the student center where successful alumni speak about why you made the right choice, talk by prof on how to brief cases. Maybe a talk by financial aid folks, but I don't thinks so since that's generally squared away for most people by then. What did I leave out?

BTW, the sections break down like this (for FT)
Class =~ 160 students
Class broken into 2 sections = 80 students -- You'll have all your doctrinal classes with the full section
Section broken into 4 LRWA sections = 20 students
LRW section broken into 2 mentor groups = 10 students (+2 upperclass mentors)

As for when it starts, in 2012 classes started on Friday and orientation was Mon-Tues. That changed this year but I forget exactly how.

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

Postby Afterparty » Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:53 pm

BVest wrote:Two days. Picture (for intranet facebook), meeting your mentor group (which is half of your small LRWA section), dean talk, intro by library folks, distribution of Lexis/Westlaw logins, intro by public service folks, intro by career services folks who explain why they won't be speaking to you again until Nov 1, intro by LRWA folks and explanation of the grammar test/online course you have to do (assuming they still use that), going out with your mentor group, nice dinner at the student center where successful alumni speak about why you made the right choice, talk by prof on how to brief cases. Maybe a talk by financial aid folks, but I don't thinks so since that's generally squared away for most people by then. What did I leave out?

BTW, the sections break down like this (for FT)
Class =~ 160 students
Class broken into 2 sections = 80 students -- You'll have all your doctrinal classes with the full section
Section broken into 4 LRWA sections = 20 students
LRW section broken into 2 mentor groups = 10 students (+2 upperclass mentors)

As for when it starts, in 2012 classes started on Friday and orientation was Mon-Tues. That changed this year but I forget exactly how.


Appreciate all that info! When do they usually let you know ur section and course schedule?




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