Anybody heard back from SMU?

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OasisFan
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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby OasisFan » Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:44 am

Yeah but the status says "held for further review" so I'm guessing we're just deferred and its a clerical error...sucks

jmoc2009
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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby jmoc2009 » Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:59 am

OasisFan wrote:Can someone find out what the deal is with this wrong date on the status checkers? I would ask myself however I think the office of admissions heard one more peep out of me they'd just throw my application in the trash... :mrgreen:



in keeping with the "girl that got my number" theme....maybe someone should *67 the admissions office and ask why they are toying with our emotions AND on top of that - what the flip is the deal with the random date that hasn't even happened yet?? it's not fair to "sort of" like us all...

any takers?

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txelle
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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby txelle » Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:40 am

ah I got the "held for further review" as well.

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BigAristotle
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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby BigAristotle » Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:18 am

"Held for further review" :(

OasisFan
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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby OasisFan » Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:33 am

yup...it appears that they have just mass deferred everyone to buy themselves a little bit more time to make decisions...lame

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby nukelaloosh » Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:53 am

DallasJosh wrote:Man, they are absolutely killing me. Been complete since 11-19-08 and nothing yet. All this extra time to think just makes you consider the worst possible scenarios over and over.

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If it makes you feel better I've been complete since 10/24/08 with absolutely no word.

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nmazsd
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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby nmazsd » Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:04 pm

Does anyone who applied ED and has not previously been accepted have anything different right now?

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txelle
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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby txelle » Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:12 pm

well I just called smu to clarify that "held for further review" = a deferral. it does.

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby OasisFan » Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:17 pm

txelle wrote:well I just called smu to clarify that "held for further review" = a deferral. it does.


Did they say when we could expect to hear back?? I mean realistically if they are holding out to see if any "better applicants" isn't the deadline February 1st (so about 4 days)? I don't quite understand what SMU is thinking right now...

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby bcb1986 » Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:22 pm

nmazsd wrote:Does anyone who applied ED and has not previously been accepted have anything different right now?


I applied ED - still at "Application Completed"
I'm not sure what to make of this. It could be that I'm in, dinged, or that they just haven't gotten to me in the stack of deferrals to change the status on.

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nmazsd
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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby nmazsd » Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:28 pm

Who knows? Good news is: we're still in the game.....bad news: more waiting. Good luck everyone!

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby jtw1386 » Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:30 pm

I'm a ED applicant. I applied to both FT and PT. My status says "application complete", and it went complete 11/26. I'm agreeing with the previous post, and that they haven't gotten to my application in the stack to change the status. If that's not it, I have no idea. A small part of me wants to call SMU to find out what the reason is.

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txelle
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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby txelle » Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:32 pm

OasisFan wrote:
txelle wrote:well I just called smu to clarify that "held for further review" = a deferral. it does.


Did they say when we could expect to hear back?? I mean realistically if they are holding out to see if any "better applicants" isn't the deadline February 1st (so about 4 days)? I don't quite understand what SMU is thinking right now...


nope, I didn't ask, but she didn't offer a date. she just said that I would be evaluated against the regular decision pool. hopefully ED adds some weight?

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby nukelaloosh » Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:40 pm

If their admissions people are this slick imagine how the career services office must run! Like a finely tuned Gremlin!

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby jadedV » Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:54 pm

Hey you guys, I'm playing the waiting game with SMU as well.
My status checker still says "Application Complete," (12/10) and I applied ED as well.

Just in case anyone is wondering, Oklahoma, Texas, etc have been hit bad by an ice storm that has been closing universities in the region. From what I've heard, SMU is open this morning but who knows if they'll close early or not.

That just means more waiting for us, unfortunately :(

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby BigAristotle » Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:41 pm

I think its a generally mass deferral; I've been complete since the end of October and no change until today. The 1/31 deadline forced them to give us some sort of information. The only updates on LSN are still the pre Xmas full scholarship offers.

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby kimberbug » Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:46 pm

I have been sitting at "Application Complete" since 11/3. I'm not sure if this is a good sign or a bad sign. Either way, I am still keeping my fingers crossed.

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screech
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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby screech » Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:50 pm

What's the difference between a deferral and a WL?

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby kimberbug » Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:55 pm

Deferral means you have been put on hold to be reviewed with the regular applicant pool, while a waitlist means that you will be reconsidered if any available spots open up.

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby OasisFan » Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:15 pm

I don't think we should read too much into it, they are just deferring everyone it seems like because they are lagging on decisions, so they don't wanna be forced to make decisions by the 31st, but I think they are going to continue reviewing applications and gradually notify people...I bet some of the really high numbered applicants might even hear before the 31st, but we'll see.

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby DallasJosh » Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:21 pm

Just checked and my status is still "Application Complete" - wonder if that's a good thing or just a "they haven't gotten around to updating my status yet" thing. Guess we'll find out in a few days.

I did miss a call from an unknown number on my cell today and it's got me really freaking out wondering if they were trying to get in touch with me. I've only had one other unknown number call my phone in the past 6 to 8 months and it was them. Maybe just a weird coincidence, since I would think they would leave me a message, but who knows.

All this waiting is screwing with my mind.

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby lawkid786 » Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:24 pm

DallasJosh wrote:Just checked and my status is still "Application Complete" - wonder if that's a good thing or just a "they haven't gotten around to updating my status yet" thing. Guess we'll find out in a few days.

I did miss a call from an unknown number on my cell today and it's got me really freaking out wondering if they were trying to get in touch with me. I've only had one other unknown number call my phone in the past 6 to 8 months and it was them. Maybe just a weird coincidence, since I would think they would leave me a message, but who knows.

All this waiting is screwing with my mind.


The unknown number was probably "THIS IS THE SECOND WARNING THAT THE FACTORY WARANTEE ON YOUR VEHICLE" click.

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BigAristotle
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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby BigAristotle » Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:27 pm

lawkid786 wrote:
DallasJosh wrote:Just checked and my status is still "Application Complete" - wonder if that's a good thing or just a "they haven't gotten around to updating my status yet" thing. Guess we'll find out in a few days.

I did miss a call from an unknown number on my cell today and it's got me really freaking out wondering if they were trying to get in touch with me. I've only had one other unknown number call my phone in the past 6 to 8 months and it was them. Maybe just a weird coincidence, since I would think they would leave me a message, but who knows.

All this waiting is screwing with my mind.


The unknown number was probably "THIS IS THE SECOND WARNING THAT THE FACTORY WARANTEE ON YOUR VEHICLE" click.


THAT FUCKING MESSAGE! It has gotten me excited at least 5 times since Xmas.

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby patrickd139 » Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:27 pm

lawkid786 wrote:
DallasJosh wrote:Just checked and my status is still "Application Complete" - wonder if that's a good thing or just a "they haven't gotten around to updating my status yet" thing. Guess we'll find out in a few days.

I did miss a call from an unknown number on my cell today and it's got me really freaking out wondering if they were trying to get in touch with me. I've only had one other unknown number call my phone in the past 6 to 8 months and it was them. Maybe just a weird coincidence, since I would think they would leave me a message, but who knows.

All this waiting is screwing with my mind.


The unknown number was probably "THIS IS THE SECOND WARNING THAT THE FACTORY WARANTEE ON YOUR VEHICLE" click.


+1 ...I hate that message

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby kp1981 » Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:36 pm

Just got back from a tour or SMU a few minutes ago. The campus is open, and so is the admissions office. They said they are in a time crunch right now to meet the Jan 31st deadline for the ED applicants. After that, they will begin to evaluate the regular decision applicants and will hopefully be able to give responses before the April 30th deadline. I asked if after Jan 31, the applications are reviewed in order of submission or if applicants with higher numbers are given priority. He said he just delivers the files to the committee and that the process is secretive. However, a few minutes later he also said they tend to give offers to the strongers candidates earlier than others in hopes that these candidates will not accept offers from other schools first. Make of this information whatever you will!




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