SMU 2010!

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CmonSD
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby CmonSD » Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:32 pm

From reading the accepted profiles with lower numbers from LSN, I kind of get the feeling they weigh heavily on the "Why SMU/Dallas" part of the application.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby jgrin » Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:37 pm

CmonSD wrote:From reading the accepted profiles with lower numbers from LSN, I kind of get the feeling they weigh heavily on the "Why SMU/Dallas" part of the application.



Thats the only reason I think that I am still alive.

I am from Dallas, went to a prestigious high school there, my family is still there, and I plan to practice there.

Additionally, I am a tripple legacy. My father's uncle taught accounting there and was the chair of the accounting dept in the 80s. - Don't know how much that helps, but we will see

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby SpencerPratt » Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:02 pm

Wow, I'm really sorry lsathelp. I had a 160 with a sub 3.0 GPA and was accepted PT. My letter included a note about my impressive internships, but I would think your numbers are just as good as mine (if not better due to my poor GPA). I don't remember focusing that much on the why SMU/Dallas portion of my application (I'm from the DC area and have never been to Dallas), so maybe they over-accepted early and a majority of people sent in their deposits. Good luck to you.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby fathergoose » Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:54 pm

SpencerPratt wrote:Wow, I'm really sorry lsathelp. I had a 160 with a sub 3.0 GPA and was accepted PT. My letter included a note about my impressive internships, but I would think your numbers are just as good as mine (if not better due to my poor GPA). I don't remember focusing that much on the why SMU/Dallas portion of my application (I'm from the DC area and have never been to Dallas), so maybe they over-accepted early and a majority of people sent in their deposits. Good luck to you.



This is kind of what I'm thinking. Or maybe more people are putting down a deposit at SMU while they are waiting to hear back from other schools.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby wellington » Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:59 pm

fathergoose wrote:Or maybe more people are putting down a deposit at SMU while they are waiting to hear back from other schools.


My thoughts too. Last year there was more movement after the second deadline than the first (at least self-reported on TLS).

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby keg411 » Fri Apr 09, 2010 5:27 pm

If you look at the historical SMU graphs, they seem to prefer LSAT over GPA. If you look at LSN, you can see how a 156 could be rejected even with a solid GPA. The only 150's LSAT acceptances are with people with 3.8's and 3.9's or who are VERY tied to Dallas.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby raoul79 » Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:48 am

For all who went DR or complete on 4/7...
Please be out on the lookout for the mail man...
I know that is not the desired result, but at least it would give those of us waiting indication if there are any accepts in this batch...

Still sitting on complete 4/7... With message...

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby justsmu10 » Sat Apr 10, 2010 12:59 pm

raoul79 wrote:For all who went DR or complete on 4/7...
Please be out on the lookout for the mail man...
I know that is not the desired result, but at least it would give those of us waiting indication if there are any accepts in this batch...

Still sitting on complete 4/7... With message...


I agree. If the 4/7 updated statuses were admits, they should have gotten calls by yesterday evening at the latest. I don't wish rejection upon anyone, but I do think this is the most likely outcome. If so, I'm certainly pleased, as my status has not yet changed. Best of luck to all; our wait time is shrinking by the day.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby matchesmalone » Sat Apr 10, 2010 1:07 pm

My status changed to DR 4/7, and I have about the same stats as lsathelp. However, I am a FT applicant. I didn't receive a call so I'm expecting a rejection. I'm a bit shocked like lsathelp bc I thought I would atleast be waitlisted. I'll keep you guys updated. I'm anxiously waiting for the mail right now. 2 more hours until the mailman comes.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby raoul79 » Sat Apr 10, 2010 3:22 pm

justsmu10 wrote:
raoul79 wrote:For all who went DR or complete on 4/7...
Please be out on the lookout for the mail man...
I know that is not the desired result, but at least it would give those of us waiting indication if there are any accepts in this batch...

Still sitting on complete 4/7... With message...


I agree. If the 4/7 updated statuses were admits, they should have gotten calls by yesterday evening at the latest. I don't wish rejection upon anyone, but I do think this is the most likely outcome. If so, I'm certainly pleased, as my status has not yet changed. Best of luck to all; our wait time is shrinking by the day.


I was hoping there was some admits... But since they didn't go out Friday, that lowered my expectations... David B has 164/2.9 complete and PT only... That gave me some hope... I guess the theory of them being full is true...

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby matchesmalone » Sat Apr 10, 2010 5:15 pm

No mail today from SMU... sigh. I don't know if that's a good thing or just delaying the bad.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby tarheel354 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:24 pm

jgrin wrote:
CmonSD wrote:From reading the accepted profiles with lower numbers from LSN, I kind of get the feeling they weigh heavily on the "Why SMU/Dallas" part of the application.



Thats the only reason I think that I am still alive.

I am from Dallas, went to a prestigious high school there, my family is still there, and I plan to practice there.

Additionally, I am a tripple legacy. My father's uncle taught accounting there and was the chair of the accounting dept in the 80s. - Don't know how much that helps, but we will see


What high school? Do they really take that into account!!?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby jgrin » Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:18 pm

tarheel354 wrote:
jgrin wrote:
CmonSD wrote:From reading the accepted profiles with lower numbers from LSN, I kind of get the feeling they weigh heavily on the "Why SMU/Dallas" part of the application.



Thats the only reason I think that I am still alive.

I am from Dallas, went to a prestigious high school there, my family is still there, and I plan to practice there.

Additionally, I am a tripple legacy. My father's uncle taught accounting there and was the chair of the accounting dept in the 80s. - Don't know how much that helps, but we will see


What high school? Do they really take that into account!!?


Jesuit. I doubt that is taken into account.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Bustang » Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:29 pm

I heard they have a surveillance team hired to follow potential applicants.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:18 pm

jgrin wrote:Jesuit.



Pish.

Though I think you all used to beat the crap out of our football team.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby jgrin » Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:23 pm

kalvano wrote:
jgrin wrote:Jesuit.



Pish.

Though I think you all used to beat the crap out of our football team.


and what football team was this?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:25 pm

jgrin wrote:
kalvano wrote:
jgrin wrote:Jesuit.



Pish.

Though I think you all used to beat the crap out of our football team.


and what football team was this?



Winston.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby jgrin » Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:39 pm

kalvano wrote:
jgrin wrote:
kalvano wrote:
jgrin wrote:Jesuit.



Pish.

Though I think you all used to beat the crap out of our football team.


and what football team was this?



Winston.


bahhahahaha. we would never play y'all in football. i grew up by there tho

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:58 pm

Used to play each other. I used to take pictures of the games.

It's been a while since I graduated though.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby texag08 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:26 pm

So anyone hear anything today?

Have we also settled on the fact that if you recieved a "decision rendered" on friday that it was not good??

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby da87 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:35 pm

texag08 wrote:So anyone hear anything today?

Have we also settled on the fact that if you recieved a "decision rendered" on friday that it was not good??


Haven't heard anything so far. Yes, I believe that is the case.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby EBGB » Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:38 pm

So...it's sounding more and more like their decisions at this point are rejections. Mine is still at complete. Should I call them about it? Should I send an LOCI? I know my stats aren't great, but I was hoping my softs would help a little.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby texag08 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:41 pm

Yes, what is the general rule of thumb regarding LOCI?


Anyone have an idea of when we are soppossed to hear back??

I am a PT applicant.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby da87 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:03 pm

EBGB wrote:So...it's sounding more and more like their decisions at this point are rejections. Mine is still at complete. Should I call them about it? Should I send an LOCI? I know my stats aren't great, but I was hoping my softs would help a little.


maybe you could call and find out how many more people they intend to accept?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby DavidB » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:04 pm

texag08 wrote:Anyone have an idea of when we are soppossed to hear back??


SMU only promises that a decision will be made by April 30 for those who met the RD deadline. I'm still sitting at "complete."




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