Anybody heard back from SMU?

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screech
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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby screech » Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:45 pm

jtw1386 wrote:No updates over the weekend for me, but my status did change today to decision rendered. Anybody else hear anything?


I'm "decision rendered" 1/30. Must have just changed, cause I checked earlier today. HOping to get some mail today. I'm not far from Dallas.

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby kimberbug » Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:58 pm

Mine changed as well. Hopefully it is good news.

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby OasisFan » Mon Feb 02, 2009 1:06 pm

kimberbug wrote:Mine changed as well. Hopefully it is good news.


Sounds like it probably is...

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby goatboy1970 » Mon Feb 02, 2009 1:46 pm

Changed to "Decision Rendered 1/30" today, but no phone call. Rejected?

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby OnlySMU4Me » Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:50 pm

I have the decision rendered as well. I'm thinking it is a denial. Unless the letter says waitlisted. But wouldn't the checker say deferred if that was the case? The other acceptances just had their date change, not status. That's why I'm assuming its a denial.

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby aleewales » Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:00 pm

goatboy1970 wrote:Changed to "Decision Rendered 1/30" today, but no phone call. Rejected?


+1

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby jtw1386 » Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:01 pm

Did ya'll apply to part-time?

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby screech » Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:02 pm

jtw1386 wrote:Did ya'll apply to part-time?


+1.

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby kimberbug » Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:04 pm

I applied to both, but when my status changed on the 28th, I went from JD to JD Evening (not sure what that meant). Then apparently on the 30th, it changed to "decision rendered"

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby screech » Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:06 pm

kimberbug wrote:I applied to both, but when my status changed on the 28th, I went from JD to JD Evening (not sure what that meant). Then apparently on the 30th, it changed to "decision rendered"


Mine is the same way. I'm waiting for mail. Should come any minute...watching from the window. Sad. Sad. Sad.

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby aleewales » Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:07 pm

screech wrote:
kimberbug wrote:I applied to both, but when my status changed on the 28th, I went from JD to JD Evening (not sure what that meant). Then apparently on the 30th, it changed to "decision rendered"


Mine is the same way. I'm waiting for mail. Should come any minute...watching from the window. Sad. Sad. Sad.


So did mine

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby kimberbug » Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:07 pm

Well, let us know what you get, but try not to pounce on the mailman

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby bcb1986 » Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:08 pm

Fort what it's worth, I don't think any part time acceptances were notified over the phone last week. I only recall full time decisions going out. Don't worry too much!

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby jmoc2009 » Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:09 pm

jtw1386 wrote:Did ya'll apply to part-time?


i applied for part-time only.

nothing in my snail mail today and i'm in dallas.

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby screech » Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:12 pm

kimberbug wrote:Well, let us know what you get, but try not to pounce on the mailman


I'm not sure which is worse:

1. Standing by the mailbox and being proud of being pathetic or


2. Sprinting to the mailbox as he's driving off.

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby OnlySMU4Me » Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:22 pm

Not trying to let anyone down, but my friend who is a 1L said she applied to the Part Time program...and she got a phone call. Letter came later. So I don't know if that letter is a good thing.

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby OasisFan » Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:28 pm

Yeah but this year's cycle is looking drastically different than this years...the US News has turned this admissions process on its head...

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby screech » Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:31 pm

OasisFan wrote:Yeah but this year's cycle is looking drastically different than this years...the US News has turned this admissions process on its head...

How so? Did I miss something in the US News rankings?

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby OasisFan » Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:37 pm

They are ranking Part-Time Programs now...so as a result schools are likely to become more selective and pick those with higher numbers instead of those who would be a better fit for their schools, like people who live and work in Dallas etc...

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby screech » Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:39 pm

OasisFan wrote:They are ranking Part-Time Programs now...so as a result schools are likely to become more selective and pick those with higher numbers instead of those who would be a better fit for their schools, like people who live and work in Dallas etc...


Gotcha, but we don't know those rankings yet, right?

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby OasisFan » Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:40 pm

no we don't, they are coming out with this years Law School Rankings...

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby jtw1386 » Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:40 pm

Well I just looked on LSN, and one person got rejected and the status was for today about an hour ago

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby OnlySMU4Me » Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:44 pm

I think I got denied as well...hence, no phone call. But there is always next year. And hopefully the economy is better by then. I think its lame that some people are just great at taking standardized tests and the adcomm just look for that to get their rankings up.

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby goatboy1970 » Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:49 pm

kimberbug wrote:I applied to both, but when my status changed on the 28th, I went from JD to JD Evening (not sure what that meant). Then apparently on the 30th, it changed to "decision rendered"


Exact same, here, but my date was the 30th.

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Postby screech » Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:52 pm

I just got the call.. IN! part time. (applied to both) wahoo!!!! This is what I wanted. Good luck everybody!




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