Anybody heard back from SMU?

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jtw1386
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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby jtw1386 » Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:01 pm

For those of you who got a call yesterday, what did or does it say at the top of the page?

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby VandyCandy » Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:12 pm

Just got the call! I'm in!

My status checker still says "complete."

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby nontradintexas » Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:16 pm

jtw1386 wrote:For those of you who got a call yesterday, what did or does it say at the top of the page?



The top of my page hasn't changed. There is no message that has been referenced by previous posts. (You may notice that your current status date has changed. This is either because a portion of your file has been updated or the initial review of your file has been completed. Nither of these situations change your early, regular, or late decision standing. We are unable to release decisions by phone or email. All final decisions will be mailed.)

The only change is I now show "decision rendered" with today's date.

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby ellewoods12 » Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:19 pm

I got the acceptance call yesteday afternoon. I was on a plane, but they called sometime between 3 and 5.

Online, it still says file complete with the date of 1-27.

I'm sure a lot of yall will get in! Good luck!

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby DallasJosh » Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:20 pm

DMNeece - happy birthday! I hope you get a great acceptance to SMU for your present.

My status also changed to Decision Rendered with today's date - but I don't have any text at the top of the screen. The status and the date are the only things that have been updated. I can tell you it still said Application Complete with the date of the 28th as recently as this morning at 1:00 a.m.

I doubt they will be calling all accepted ED applicants today, although I'm not sure how many names would be on that list. If it's not a huge number, it could happen. I just have a feeling that they call their "top prospects" that may be considering other schools or programs. You know, the old Southern touch of being personal to set SMU apart in the applicant's eyes. It works.

I'm just trying to stay busy on other things and not think about it too much. Easier said than done, however... :wink:

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby DallasJosh » Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:23 pm

VandyCandy wrote:Just got the call! I'm in!

My status checker still says "complete."

CONGRATS!! With a 166 and a 3.9 you'll probably get a generous scholly offer as well. Very nice. Congrats again!!

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby screech » Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:27 pm

DallasJosh wrote:DMNeece - happy birthday! I hope you get a great acceptance to SMU for your present.

My status also changed to Decision Rendered with today's date - but I don't have any text at the top of the screen. The status and the date are the only things that have been updated. I can tell you it still said Application Complete with the date of the 28th as recently as this morning at 1:00 a.m.

I doubt they will be calling all accepted ED applicants today, although I'm not sure how many names would be on that list. If it's not a huge number, it could happen. I just have a feeling that they call their "top prospects" that may be considering other schools or programs. You know, the old Southern touch of being personal to set SMU apart in the applicant's eyes. It works.

I'm just trying to stay busy on other things and not think about it too much. Easier said than done, however... :wink:


Go hold your new baby and give mom a break. That will keep you busy and her happy. :) But keep the phone nearby!

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DallasJosh
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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby DallasJosh » Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:31 pm

screech wrote:Go hold your new baby and give mom a break. That will keep you busy and her happy. :) But keep the phone nearby!

Been doing that a LOT! Plus night feedings when I can. Something very serene and peaceful about holding a sleeping baby. Good advice! Thank you... :D

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby jmoc2009 » Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:02 pm

screech wrote:
OasisFan wrote:
screech wrote:
jmoc2009 wrote:mine still says complete as of 1/28 (PT), but i did get this notice at the top of the page:


You may notice that your current status date has changed. This is either because a portion of your file has been updated or the initial review of your file has been completed. Nither of these situations change your early, regular, or late decision standing. We are unable to release decisions by phone or email. All final decisions will be mailed.

+1


care to share #'s? I applied FT/PT (then changed it only to PT) and am held for further review...

mine has this on the top of the page:
"Your current status has changed to "Held for Further Review." Although your application has been reviewed, we have deferred making a final decision until we are able to review at least some of the regular decision applications. Your file will go through another review cycle later this Spring and you will be notified of a final decision by the end of April. We are unable to release decisions by phone or email. All final decisions will be mailed. "


159/3.93 FT&PT


160/3.0 pretty good softs (according to yours truly!) PT only

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby bcb1986 » Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:03 pm

IN! Full time
Phone call at 1:00 from the guy who gave me my tour when I visited.
Packet already mailed-should receive next week.
App sent to scholarship committee - will hear back from them in 3-4 weeks.

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby screech » Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:10 pm

bcb1986 wrote:IN! Full time
Phone call at 1:00 from the guy who gave me my tour when I visited.
Packet already mailed-should receive next week.
App sent to scholarship committee - will hear back from them in 3-4 weeks.


Congrats!
Did you apply to both FT and PT ?

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby DallasJosh » Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:12 pm

bcb1986 - CONGRATS!

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby DallasJosh » Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:21 pm

bcb1986 wrote:IN! Full time
Phone call at 1:00 from the guy who gave me my tour when I visited.
Packet already mailed-should receive next week.
App sent to scholarship committee - will hear back from them in 3-4 weeks.

Wait a second, I just re-read your post. So, the guy who gave you a tour of the campus (presumably a 2L or 3L) called, and not one of the adcomms? I assumed that it would be a staff member that called...

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby bcb1986 » Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:25 pm

Thanks so much!
Yeah, he's a 3L. (But I do know that he is actually employed by admissions)
And I applied only to FT.
DallasJosh - I'm hoping you get a phone call pronto!
Best of luck to all!

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby DallasJosh » Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:37 pm

That makes more sense. When I toured the campus I was shown around by a sloppily dressed, unshaven 1L and it was a bit weird for me to picture him calling to congratulate applicants. Thanks for the well wishes - I appreciate any good thoughts I can get at this point. :D

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby cotesean » Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:41 pm

Got the call around noon today! Now the wait for the scholarship offer...

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby Alison585 » Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:43 pm

Hey Ive been following this post. I applied to SMU for both PT and FT for regular decision.

Several have mentioned taking a tour of the campus. I live in Dallas and have visited SMU previously (not for law school) so it didnt occur to me to schedule a tour.

When you went on the tour what did you do? How did you arrange one?

I'm wondernig if I should go on a tour now.....I thought ppl only did once admitted....any insight please? Does it look better on an applicant if they do go on the tour?

Thank you!

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby DallasJosh » Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:46 pm

My tour lasted about 20 minutes. A student worker just walked us around the 4 buildings, showed us the rooms our first year classes would be in and that was about it. I don't think it helps or hurts your application to go or not to go. Just call the admissions office to set up a date/time that works for you to visit.

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby bcb1986 » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:00 pm

I went and sat in on a class, met with an admissions counselor for about 10 minutes, and then got a tour. They said they would "make a note on my file" - looks like the note didn't hurt.

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby jmoc2009 » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:05 pm

bcb1986 wrote:I went and sat in on a class, met with an admissions counselor for about 10 minutes, and then got a tour. They said they would "make a note on my file" - looks like the note didn't hurt.



it shows interest if you go. if you are debating between two similar files, i think human nature is to go with the known rather than the unknown. you should go if you have the time!

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby DallasJosh » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:14 pm

Just got a voicemail on my cell from Justin with the SMU admissions office. Put on your dancing shoes, cause DallasJosh has been accepted! Praise. The. Lord.

I think I will wait a few days before I even start thinking about the scholarship offers, though. Need some time to be excited about the admission without worrying over money!

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby jmoc2009 » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:15 pm

DallasJosh wrote:Just got a voicemail on my cell from Justin with the SMU admissions office. Put on your dancing shoes, cause DallasJosh has been accepted! Praise. The. Lord.

I think I will wait a few days before I even start thinking about the scholarship offers, though. Need some time to be excited about the admission without worrying over money!



hooooooooooray!!!! congrats!

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby screech » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:16 pm

CONGRATULATIONS DALLAS JOSH! I'M DANCING!!! WOO WOO! SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!! AND YOUR FAM!!!!

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby nontradintexas » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:17 pm

DallasJosh wrote:Just got a voicemail on my cell from Justin with the SMU admissions office. Put on your dancing shoes, cause DallasJosh has been accepted! Praise. The. Lord.

I think I will wait a few days before I even start thinking about the scholarship offers, though. Need some time to be excited about the admission without worrying over money!



:D :D :D CONGRATS!!!!

You are absolutely correct - bask in your acceptance, you've got 3 years to worry about money!

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby bcb1986 » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:18 pm

DallasJosh wrote:Just got a voicemail on my cell from Justin with the SMU admissions office. Put on your dancing shoes, cause DallasJosh has been accepted! Praise. The. Lord.

I think I will wait a few days before I even start thinking about the scholarship offers, though. Need some time to be excited about the admission without worrying over money!


Congrats!!!
You deserve it!




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