SMU 2010!

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CmonSD
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby CmonSD » Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:24 pm

keg411 wrote:
CmonSD wrote:
keg411 wrote:I feel you FunkyJD :(.

They haven't even accepted a single person since my app went complete. It's so depressing.



I applied in December and still nothing. SMU is one of my top two.....both of which I am waiting to hear from. :( Maybe some acceptances this week??


What are your numbers? I have a 165 LSAT, which was their auto-admit # last year :? .


You should definitely get in. I am below their 25% and applied part time. I am definitely not counting on anything but I really am hoping! It is really going to suck if I wait around until May just to be rejected. :? Good luck to you though!

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby ladysixmonkey » Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:34 pm

Still no word from SMU. WL for George Mason. Applied for PT. Funky JD might need to extend the zone up to the 75019 area.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby utcris410 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:00 pm

FunkyJD wrote:
utcris410 wrote:Will withdraw soon, with money (tonight if I get a chance).

Wow, nice offer at BU. Is that your top choice (until Columbia/Cornell come through)?

Thanks! :) I'm behind on checking the forums! Yes, BU is top choice! I was waitlisted at Cornell. Haven't heard back from Columbia. :)

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby FunkyJD » Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:09 pm

utcris410 wrote:
FunkyJD wrote:
utcris410 wrote:Will withdraw soon, with money (tonight if I get a chance).

Wow, nice offer at BU. Is that your top choice (until Columbia/Cornell come through)?

Thanks! :) I'm behind on checking the forums! Yes, BU is top choice! I was waitlisted at Cornell. Haven't heard back from Columbia. :)

Congrats, that is quite a score.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby fathergoose » Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:51 pm

I got an email from Maggie today and got friended on FB by some people from the FB group. I have to say I am more and more excited that law school is transitioning from a hypothetical pipe dream to a tangible (and terrifying) reality.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby chrisokc » Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:59 pm

fathergoose wrote:I got an email from Maggie today and got friended on FB by some people from the FB group. I have to say I am more and more excited that law school is transitioning from a hypothetical pipe dream to a tangible (and terrifying) reality.

Orientation = four months, ten days.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby SpencerPratt » Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:10 pm

Joined the FB group today!

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby jgrin » Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:54 pm

Dear SMU,

Please admit me.

Additionally if you aren't ready for that step, at least update my file so I know you still care. I am hurt by the lack of attention that you have shown me over the past 3 months.

Sincerely,

Jgrin

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby jgrin » Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:56 pm

Do y'all think that law schools browse these forums?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby FunkyJD » Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:57 pm

jgrin wrote:Do y'all think that law schools browse these forums?

Illinois, UNC, and Emory for sure do. I'm quite sure many other schools do, too. I'd be more surprised if schools didn't.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby keg411 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:58 pm

FunkyJD wrote:
jgrin wrote:Do y'all think that law schools browse these forums?

Illinois, UNC, and Emory for sure do. I'm quite sure many other schools do, too. I'd be more surprised if schools didn't.


I wonder if I could propose it as a work study job next year :lol:.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby FunkyJD » Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:00 pm

keg411 wrote:
FunkyJD wrote:
jgrin wrote:Do y'all think that law schools browse these forums?

Illinois, UNC, and Emory for sure do. I'm quite sure many other schools do, too. I'd be more surprised if schools didn't.


I wonder if I could propose it as a work study job next year :lol:.

That's such a good idea that I wish I could have you pick my Powerball numbers tonight.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby lsathelp » Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:36 pm

Status checker changed to "decision rendered 04/07/2010" Anybody else had this.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby jgrin » Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:40 pm

lsathelp wrote:Status checker changed to "decision rendered 04/07/2010" Anybody else had this.


Nope, guessing that is probably a good thing for you.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby matchesmalone » Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:42 pm

jgrin wrote:
lsathelp wrote:Status checker changed to "decision rendered 04/07/2010" Anybody else had this.


Nope, guessing that is probably a good thing for you.


Mine changed as well. It went directly from file complete to DR. Expecting a ding.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby lsathelp » Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:48 pm

Me too!!!! seeing that my numbers are nowhere near to the applicants on here, oh well, bummer :cry: :cry:

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby matchesmalone » Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:52 pm

lsathelp wrote:Me too!!!! seeing that my numbers are nowhere near to the applicants on here, oh well, bummer :cry: :cry:


same here... ugh. i really wanted smu too. how are people notified?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby catharsis » Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:53 pm

withdrew a few days ago and had a scholarship so i hope my spot and/or money goes to one of the deserving TLS members still waiting..

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby chrisokc » Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:02 pm

My acceptance call came a couple days after the decision rendered status checker update.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby lsathelp » Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:05 pm

matchesmalone wrote:
lsathelp wrote:Me too!!!! seeing that my numbers are nowhere near to the applicants on here, oh well, bummer :cry: :cry:


same here... ugh. i really wanted smu too. how are people notified?


From what i've read on here,those who got accepted received a phone call and reject receive snail mail.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby matchesmalone » Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:06 pm

lsathelp wrote:
matchesmalone wrote:
lsathelp wrote:Me too!!!! seeing that my numbers are nowhere near to the applicants on here, oh well, bummer :cry: :cry:


same here... ugh. i really wanted smu too. how are people notified?


From what i've read on here,those who got accepted received a phone call and reject receive snail mail.


Yeah, I've read the same on LSN. Are you PT or FT?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby lsathelp » Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:09 pm

matchesmalone wrote:
lsathelp wrote:
matchesmalone wrote:
lsathelp wrote:Me too!!!! seeing that my numbers are nowhere near to the applicants on here, oh well, bummer :cry: :cry:


same here... ugh. i really wanted smu too. how are people notified?


From what i've read on here,those who got accepted received a phone call and reject receive snail mail.


Yeah, I've read the same on LSN. Are you PT or FT?


I was just gonna ask you that lol I'm PT, U?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby raoul79 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:20 pm

My status went complete again, with the following notice...

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.

I applied FT/PT...

Anyone comments would be appreciated...

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Sangiovese » Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:53 pm

What happened to me, and what other people have reported as the normal sequence of events is:

1. When your file first goes complete, you get a complete date.

2. When a decision has been reached, your complete date changes and there is a message that says, 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. Neither 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.

3. Shortly after the complete date changes and the above message is displayed (it was less than 24 hours in my case) the status changes to Decision Rendered.

4. You receive either a phone call or letter with the decision.

People who were both accepted and rejected reported the same sequence. The difference was that people who got accepted received a phone call within a day or two of the change. People who were rejected received a letter.

So it looks like a batch went out today... and I claim the title of Nostradamus de April for predicting it :) (And we'll just ignore my miserably incorrect predictions for the earlier rounds!)

Hopefully all who are waiting get phone calls soon!


Edited for clarity

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby CmonSD » Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:10 pm

Still just complete :? Good luck to everyone who got decisions!




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