SMU 2010!

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wellington
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby wellington » Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:59 pm

fathergoose wrote:haha thanks. Today wasn't the day so maybe tomorrow.


+1

And I'll second the pessimism card.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby FunkyJD » Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:07 pm

utcris410 wrote:Did anyone here apply for the Sarah T. Hughes scholly?

I did. SMU app complete 2/3. Radio silence on all fronts since.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby blackeyeddog » Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:17 pm

I applied for the Hughes Scholarship and haven't heard anything. My situation is a little different though because I was admitted last year, but deferred matriculation until this year.

Someone who works at Dedman Law told me that you have to be admitted in order to be considered for the scholarship, but don't quote me on that. I really can't vouch for the reliability of the source. I would think that would mean you had to apply EA, which hardly seems fair. Does anyone have any insight on this?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby wellington » Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:31 pm

blackeyeddog wrote:Someone who works at Dedman Law told me that you have to be admitted in order to be considered for the scholarship, but don't quote me on that. I really can't vouch for the reliability of the source. I would think that would mean you had to apply EA, which hardly seems fair. Does anyone have any insight on this?


Here's the wording from the Hughes app: "Complete an application to the SMU Dedman School of Law according to the instructions on the Application for Admission"

However, the HS application explicitly states you must be admitted already to be considered.

So I guess it depends on which one you applied for.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Sangiovese » Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:14 am

Status checker activity today!

Sent 1/15
Received 1/15
Complete 2/3

Today, the complete date changed to 3/10.

Looks like I'll be finding something out soon... for better or worse!

Sure hope my phone rings tomorrow :)

Additional info:
Applied to PT only
156 / 4.0 / Non Trad

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby lonestar » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:02 am

Sangiovese wrote:Status checker activity today!

Today, the complete date changed to 3/10.

Looks like I'll be finding something out soon... for better or worse!

Sure hope my phone rings tomorrow :)


+1

Does SMU have an admitted students site we could check? I ask because I applied FT or PT, and all of my status info on the site changed to PT, which tells me I got in PT, but who knows.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Sangiovese » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:18 pm

Another status checker update. Changed from complete to Decision rendered this morning.

It was expected, but I figure it can't hurt to have as much timeline/process info as possible for people who are trying to figure out what to expect.

Sent 1/15
Received 1/15
Complete 2/3
Complete date changed 3/10
Decision Rendered 3/11

phone.... must.... ring....

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby ChonWayne » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:34 pm

Sangiovese wrote:Another status checker update. Changed from complete to Decision rendered this morning.

It was expected, but I figure it can't hurt to have as much timeline/process info as possible for people who are trying to figure out what to expect.

Sent 1/15
Received 1/15
Complete 2/3
Complete date changed 3/10
Decision Rendered 3/11

phone.... must.... ring....


Good luck!

So it appears from several people's posts that there is not an Under Review status for SMU. The app status changes from Complete directly to Decision Rendered.

Does everyone think this is the case?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby chrisokc » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:39 pm

ChonWayne wrote:
Sangiovese wrote:Another status checker update. Changed from complete to Decision rendered this morning.

It was expected, but I figure it can't hurt to have as much timeline/process info as possible for people who are trying to figure out what to expect.

Sent 1/15
Received 1/15
Complete 2/3
Complete date changed 3/10
Decision Rendered 3/11

phone.... must.... ring....


Good luck!

So it appears from several people's posts that there is not an Under Review status for SMU. The app status changes from Complete directly to Decision Rendered.

Does everyone think this is the case?

Yes

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby utcris410 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:46 pm

Sad that no one else has reported an HS letter or news about Sarah T. Hughes... :(

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby keg411 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:04 pm

betasteve wrote:Good luck to all, and congrats to those that are in. I, and some of my classmates, have been answering questions in the "Discuss Your Law School" Forum.


Thanks :).

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby bass08 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:12 pm

I had the same sort of status changes as a few people above mentioned. I applied mid-january and my status changed yesterday again to complete, and then today to decision rendered.

I applied for PT program--hoping for good news!

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby jgrin » Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:57 pm

bass08 wrote:I had the same sort of status changes as a few people above mentioned. I applied mid-january and my status changed yesterday again to complete, and then today to decision rendered.

I applied for PT program--hoping for good news!


if you font mind me asking, what are your stats?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Sangiovese » Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:03 pm

In!!!!

Just got the call.

*does the happy dance*

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby FunkyJD » Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:05 pm

Sangiovese wrote:In!!!!

Just got the call.

*does the happy dance*

Congrats!

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby bass08 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:14 pm

jgrin wrote:
bass08 wrote:I had the same sort of status changes as a few people above mentioned. I applied mid-january and my status changed yesterday again to complete, and then today to decision rendered.

I applied for PT program--hoping for good news!


if you font mind me asking, what are your stats?


sure, no worries: 161/2.92

been working for about 5 years since graduating.

Also, I missed a call from the admissions office! Admitted with a $5k/year dean's scholarship! Very excited!

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby fathergoose » Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:17 pm

Sangiovese wrote:In!!!!

Just got the call.

*does the happy dance*

Awesome!

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Sangiovese » Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:21 pm

bass08 wrote:sure, no worries: 161/2.92

been working for about 5 years since graduating.

Also, I missed a call from the admissions office! Admitted with a $5k/year dean's scholarship! Very excited!


Congrats!

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby clairecate » Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:17 pm

Congrats to everyone who has gotten good news today!! I got accepted to Houston today (via status checker), but still nothing from SMU, although I'm starting to get hopeful now that there has been some definite activity. *fingers crossed*

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby bass08 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:27 pm

Sangiovese wrote:
bass08 wrote:sure, no worries: 161/2.92

been working for about 5 years since graduating.

Also, I missed a call from the admissions office! Admitted with a $5k/year dean's scholarship! Very excited!


Congrats!


Thanks. You too!

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby chrisokc » Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:40 pm

You made up your mind on SMU, Fathergoose?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby fathergoose » Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:22 pm

chrisokc wrote:You made up your mind on SMU, Fathergoose?


I'm still waiting to hear back from UT and about money at other schools, but SMU is on top of the heap right now. A little more $$ would make the decision easier. I've got family in Dallas and I really want to practice in Texas so it would make a lot of sense.

What about you?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby bonnieblue » Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:29 pm

gah if they even just bumped me up to 25,000/yr i think i would commit today....

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby fathergoose » Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:12 pm

bonnieblue wrote:gah if they even just bumped me up to 25,000/yr i think i would commit today....

My thoughts exactly. I'm not asking them to break the bank. Just another 5-10k would make it more financially feasible

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby bonnieblue » Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:22 pm

lets join forces and demand more money at asd




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