SMU 2010!

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chrisokc
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby chrisokc » Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:36 pm

utcris410 wrote:
chrisokc wrote:I got a letter saying I was not selected for the Sumners.

Sorry to hear that. But thanks for sharing the info! I'll be on the look out for mine.

It gives me a nice chip to put on my shoulder.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Owls49 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:31 pm

Any luck by anyone negotiating for more money? I need a little bit more to turn down some other schools for SMU.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby fathergoose » Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:46 pm

chrisokc wrote:
utcris410 wrote:
chrisokc wrote:I got a letter saying I was not selected for the Sumners.

Sorry to hear that. But thanks for sharing the info! I'll be on the look out for mine.

It gives me a nice chip to put on my shoulder.


+1

Really kind of stings.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby chrisokc » Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:12 pm

fathergoose wrote:
chrisokc wrote:
utcris410 wrote:
chrisokc wrote:I got a letter saying I was not selected for the Sumners.

Sorry to hear that. But thanks for sharing the info! I'll be on the look out for mine.

It gives me a nice chip to put on my shoulder.


+1

Really kind of stings.

Welcome to the club. On a brighter note, it's almost time for the ASD.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby FunkyJD » Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:19 pm

Hey guys, here's some information that I gathered today from the SMU admissions office (and for the record, they were very helpful and polite):

(a) Apparently SMU has not admitted any daytime Regular Decision students just yet. Hope to have decisions by the end of April, but hopefully sooner. They are experiencing a high application volume, no surprise. I was complete beginning of February and am currently under review, so there is movement.

(b) If you are up for the Sarah Hughes scholarship, communications regarding that will come from the Dallas Bar Association, not SMU.

So there's nothing to do at this point but sit back, open a Shiner, and try to relax for now. Hopefully we will hear back soon.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby keg411 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:28 pm

FunkyJD wrote:Hey guys, here's some information that I gathered today from the SMU admissions office (and for the record, they were very helpful and polite):

(a) Apparently SMU has not admitted any daytime Regular Decision students just yet. Hope to have decisions by the end of April, but hopefully sooner. They are experiencing a high application volume, no surprise. I was complete beginning of February and am currently under review, so there is movement.

(b) If you are up for the Sarah Hughes scholarship, communications regarding that will come from the Dallas Bar Association, not SMU.

So there's nothing to do at this point but sit back, open a Shiner, and try to relax for now. Hopefully we will hear back soon.


Good to know. So looks like my late completion due to FebLSAT won't kill my chances after all.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby texasforever » Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:36 pm

FunkyJD wrote:Hey guys, here's some information that I gathered today from the SMU admissions office (and for the record, they were very helpful and polite):

(a) Apparently SMU has not admitted any daytime Regular Decision students just yet. Hope to have decisions by the end of April, but hopefully sooner. They are experiencing a high application volume, no surprise. I was complete beginning of February and am currently under review, so there is movement.

(b) If you are up for the Sarah Hughes scholarship, communications regarding that will come from the Dallas Bar Association, not SMU.

So there's nothing to do at this point but sit back, open a Shiner, and try to relax for now. Hopefully we will hear back soon.


This is what I was told as well but it is a blatant lie. I have had two friends who went complete during the last week of January. The first had a 169, 3.3 and was given $25k a year and the second had a 165, 2.6 and was given $16k a year.

Out of everyone who has applied to SMU that I know, I haven't come across anyone who has been accepted RD without at least a 165. On LSAC's SMU report the chart reads that every applicant for last year's cycle with a 165 or higher, regardless of GPA, was admitted. I believe that everyone who has been accepted RD was given a scholarship as well.

I don't know how SMU expects to dick around thousands of applicants who don't have a 165 until the end of April and make us waste money on seat deposits for schools that are our second choice.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Burgstaller04 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:42 pm

[quote="FunkyJD"] Shiner [quote] non-texan residents are scratching their heads. shiner rules!

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby FunkyJD » Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:56 pm

Burgstaller04 wrote:
FunkyJD wrote: Shiner
non-texan residents are scratching their heads. shiner rules!

Non-Texans are damn communists. Except for the mighty fine men and women reviewing my applications in various states. Those are fine Americans.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby keg411 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:34 pm

texasforever wrote:On LSAC's SMU report the chart reads that every applicant for last year's cycle with a 165 or higher, regardless of GPA, was admitted. I believe that everyone who has been accepted RD was given a scholarship as well.

I don't know how SMU expects to dick around thousands of applicants who don't have a 165 until the end of April and make us waste money on seat deposits for schools that are our second choice.


I saw that too. It made me :) :) :).
(Yes, I have a 165 <3)

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby shir9650 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:41 pm

Got my admissions packet today. In PT with a $40,000/ Total scholarship. Applied FT/PT.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby da87 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:21 pm

shir9650 wrote:Got my admissions packet today. In PT with a $40,000/ Total scholarship. Applied FT/PT.


care to share your numbers and when you went complete?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Gunners87 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:25 pm

I thought a bunch of regular decision FT had been accepted? I went complete end of January and was accepted then, I'm sure other people were too. Not sure admissions is being too truthful...

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Stephanie13 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:00 pm

Some of the above is not true. I applied full time regular decision and I was admitted in February. My LSAT is also below 165 so I don't know if all of that is right.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby FunkyJD » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:19 pm

Gunners87 wrote:I thought a bunch of regular decision FT had been accepted? I went complete end of January and was accepted then, I'm sure other people were too. Not sure admissions is being too truthful...

Interesting ... very interesting ... :?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby FunkyJD » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:20 pm

texasforever wrote:
FunkyJD wrote:Hey guys, here's some information that I gathered today from the SMU admissions office (and for the record, they were very helpful and polite):

(a) Apparently SMU has not admitted any daytime Regular Decision students just yet. Hope to have decisions by the end of April, but hopefully sooner. They are experiencing a high application volume, no surprise. I was complete beginning of February and am currently under review, so there is movement.

(b) If you are up for the Sarah Hughes scholarship, communications regarding that will come from the Dallas Bar Association, not SMU.

So there's nothing to do at this point but sit back, open a Shiner, and try to relax for now. Hopefully we will hear back soon.


This is what I was told as well but it is a blatant lie. I have had two friends who went complete during the last week of January. The first had a 169, 3.3 and was given $25k a year and the second had a 165, 2.6 and was given $16k a year.

Out of everyone who has applied to SMU that I know, I haven't come across anyone who has been accepted RD without at least a 165. On LSAC's SMU report the chart reads that every applicant for last year's cycle with a 165 or higher, regardless of GPA, was admitted. I believe that everyone who has been accepted RD was given a scholarship as well.

I don't know how SMU expects to dick around thousands of applicants who don't have a 165 until the end of April and make us waste money on seat deposits for schools that are our second choice.

Also interesting ...

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Bustang » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:25 pm

165, 2.6? Sorry, but that makes me want to hurl. God damnit.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Prelawtiger » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:40 pm

Bustang wrote:165, 2.6? Sorry, but that makes me want to hurl. God damnit.


?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby shir9650 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:19 pm

da87 wrote:
shir9650 wrote:Got my admissions packet today. In PT with a $40,000/ Total scholarship. Applied FT/PT.


care to share your numbers and when you went complete?


3.72/160- I went complete on February 1st. Some WE

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby utcris410 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:18 am

Stephanie13 wrote:Some of the above is not true. I applied full time regular decision and I was admitted in February. My LSAT is also below 165 so I don't know if all of that is right.

Did you apply in December? If you were close to the ED deadline, maybe they considered you ED. Or if you were complete by their "must be complete by" deadline.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Stephanie13 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:07 am

utcris410 wrote:
Stephanie13 wrote:Some of the above is not true. I applied full time regular decision and I was admitted in February. My LSAT is also below 165 so I don't know if all of that is right.

Did you apply in December? If you were close to the ED deadline, maybe they considered you ED. Or if you were complete by their "must be complete by" deadline.

I applied mid-December and went complete in early January. I thought I was pretty far past their EA deadline.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby utcris410 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:51 am

Maybe it was based on your submission date.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby utcris410 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:24 pm

Did the admissino packet say when orientation is and/or when classes begin? I'm at work - just curious if anyone had this info handy.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby chrisokc » Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:26 pm

utcris410 wrote:Did the admissino packet say when orientation is and/or when classes begin? I'm at work - just curious if anyone had this info handy.

Orientation is Tuesday, 8/17 & Wednesday, 8/18. Classes begin on Friday, August 20.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby utcris410 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:26 pm

chrisokc wrote:
utcris410 wrote:Did the admissino packet say when orientation is and/or when classes begin? I'm at work - just curious if anyone had this info handy.

Orientation is Tuesday, 8/17 & Wednesday, 8/18. Classes begin on Friday, August 20.

Thanks! I appreciate it! :)




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