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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby texag08 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:07 pm

Anyone who followed last years thread; was there a slew of acceptances made at the end of april??

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Re: SMU 2010!

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

texag08 wrote:Anyone who followed last years thread; was there a slew of acceptances made at the end of april??


Looks like it, it is only 4/12.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Thirteen » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:13 pm

texag08 wrote:Anyone who followed last years thread; was there a slew of acceptances made at the end of april??


I was admitted to the PT program on 4/20, and remember that a few other people also received good news on or around that date.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby texag08 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:15 pm

What were your numbers 13? That is of course if you dont mind me asking.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby da87 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:53 pm

Does anyone know if they are receiving a high volume of seat deposits back, or talked to admissions about this at all?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby matchesmalone » Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:08 pm

I was one of the 4/7 DRs. Just got the letter in the mail today. Ding...sigh. Good luck to the rest of you.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby justsmu10 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:53 pm

matchesmalone wrote:I was one of the 4/7 DRs. Just got the letter in the mail today. Ding...sigh. Good luck to the rest of you.


I hate to hear that. If you don't mind me asking, were you waitlisted or just rejected? Best wishes for your future....

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Thirteen » Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:03 pm

texag08 wrote:What were your numbers 13? That is of course if you dont mind me asking.


169 LSAT, GPA below 2.5

I applied earlier in the cycle this year, and modified the PS and DS I sent last year. Also, I completely rewrote the Why SMU essay.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby da87 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:16 pm

matchesmalone wrote:I was one of the 4/7 DRs. Just got the letter in the mail today. Ding...sigh. Good luck to the rest of you.


So sorry, matchesmalone. When did you go complete? Good luck with the rest of your cycle!

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby matchesmalone » Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:21 pm

justsmu10 wrote:
matchesmalone wrote:I was one of the 4/7 DRs. Just got the letter in the mail today. Ding...sigh. Good luck to the rest of you.


I hate to hear that. If you don't mind me asking, were you waitlisted or just rejected? Best wishes for your future....


Rejected, unfortunately.

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matchesmalone wrote:I was one of the 4/7 DRs. Just got the letter in the mail today. Ding...sigh. Good luck to the rest of you.


So sorry, matchesmalone. When did you go complete? Good luck with the rest of your cycle!


I went complete on 2/15.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby da87 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:31 pm

Does anyone think they will send any acceptances out this week?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby FunkyJD » Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:44 pm

da87 wrote:Does anyone think they will send any acceptances out this week?

If their deposit deadline is April 15, I'm not sure what their incentive would be. They could wait and see who deposited, and then be in a better position to judge what they need in terms of their numbers, diversity, etc. I'm not sure if they can figure all of that out by Friday night, the 16th. Maybe they can.

I'm going to go ahead and deposit elsewhere, and treat SMU as if I were waitlisted there. When my decision comes, if I get rejected, then I'll have my plans already in place. If I get WL'd, then I'll treat that as a rejection; as barring the unforeseen, the only WL's I'm riding this cycle are Virginia and Texas. And if I get accepted, then I'll see if I was offered any money, and then I'll judge whether it make sense to attend.

Bottom line is, if they really liked me, I'd be in by now. Harsh, but those are the facts.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby mcflooter06 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:47 pm

FunkyJD wrote:
da87 wrote:Does anyone think they will send any acceptances out this week?

If their deposit deadline is April 15, I'm not sure what their incentive would be. They could wait and see who deposited, and then be in a better position to judge what they need in terms of their numbers, diversity, etc. I'm not sure if they can figure all of that out by Friday night, the 16th. Maybe they can.

I'm going to go ahead and deposit elsewhere, and treat SMU as if I were waitlisted there. When my decision comes, if I get rejected, then I'll have my plans already in place. If I get WL'd, then I'll treat that as a rejection; as barring the unforeseen, the only WL's I'm riding this cycle are Virginia and Texas. And if I get accepted, then I'll see if I was offered any money, and then I'll judge whether it make sense to attend.

Bottom line is, if they really liked me, I'd be in by now. Harsh, but those are the facts.


The deposit deadline was April 1.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby da87 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:19 pm

mcflooter06 wrote:
FunkyJD wrote:
da87 wrote:Does anyone think they will send any acceptances out this week?

If their deposit deadline is April 15, I'm not sure what their incentive would be. They could wait and see who deposited, and then be in a better position to judge what they need in terms of their numbers, diversity, etc. I'm not sure if they can figure all of that out by Friday night, the 16th. Maybe they can.

I'm going to go ahead and deposit elsewhere, and treat SMU as if I were waitlisted there. When my decision comes, if I get rejected, then I'll have my plans already in place. If I get WL'd, then I'll treat that as a rejection; as barring the unforeseen, the only WL's I'm riding this cycle are Virginia and Texas. And if I get accepted, then I'll see if I was offered any money, and then I'll judge whether it make sense to attend.

Bottom line is, if they really liked me, I'd be in by now. Harsh, but those are the facts.


The deposit deadline was April 1.


Yea that's what I thought. They sent out a batch of rejections (as far as we know) last week, so maybe a batch of acceptances this week? This is just wishful thinking on my part. The only thing that kind of confuses me is that some of the complete dates of the rejections last week were later than a lot of complete dates of people still waiting to hear back. Could this possibly mean anything?...I think I might be overanalyzing

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby FunkyJD » Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:28 pm

FunkyJD wrote:[strike]If their deposit deadline is April 15, I'm not sure what their incentive would be. They could wait and see who deposited, and then be in a better position to judge what they need in terms of their numbers, diversity, etc. I'm not sure if they can figure all of that out by Friday night, the 16th. Maybe they can.[/strike]

I'm going to go ahead and deposit elsewhere, and [strike]treat SMU as if I were waitlisted there. When my decision comes, if I get rejected, then I'll have my plans already in place. If I get WL'd, then I'll treat that as a rejection; as barring the unforeseen, the only WL's I'm riding this cycle are Virginia and Texas. And if I get accepted, then I'll see if I was offered any money, and then I'll judge whether it make sense to attend.[/strike] pray to God that I get in, because I'd still really like to have SMU as an option.

Bottom line is, if they really liked me, I'd be in by now. Harsh, but those are the facts. ... but we'll keep hope alive.


Synopsis: Given the corrected information, Funky JD's SMU Watch remains in effect.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby da87 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:51 pm

da87 wrote:
mcflooter06 wrote:
FunkyJD wrote:
da87 wrote:Does anyone think they will send any acceptances out this week?

If their deposit deadline is April 15, I'm not sure what their incentive would be. They could wait and see who deposited, and then be in a better position to judge what they need in terms of their numbers, diversity, etc. I'm not sure if they can figure all of that out by Friday night, the 16th. Maybe they can.

I'm going to go ahead and deposit elsewhere, and treat SMU as if I were waitlisted there. When my decision comes, if I get rejected, then I'll have my plans already in place. If I get WL'd, then I'll treat that as a rejection; as barring the unforeseen, the only WL's I'm riding this cycle are Virginia and Texas. And if I get accepted, then I'll see if I was offered any money, and then I'll judge whether it make sense to attend.

Bottom line is, if they really liked me, I'd be in by now. Harsh, but those are the facts.


The deposit deadline was April 1.


Yea that's what I thought. They sent out a batch of rejections (as far as we know) last week, so maybe a batch of acceptances this week? This is just wishful thinking on my part. The only thing that kind of confuses me is that some of the complete dates of the rejections last week were later than a lot of complete dates of people still waiting to hear back. Could this possibly mean anything?...I think I might be overanalyzing


Any takers on this?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby clairecate » Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:59 pm

My complete date was 2/9 and I've heard absolutely nothing. At least one person (matchesmalone) who heard back last week was later than me (2/15, I believe). The suspense is killing me.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby da87 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:06 pm

clairecate wrote:My complete date was 2/9 and I've heard absolutely nothing. At least one person (matchesmalone) who heard back last week was later than me (2/15, I believe). The suspense is killing me.


Yea mine was 2/3, and I think there were a few complete dates that were later. That's why I'm wondering what's going in inside the admissions office. Do they not review files based on completion dates?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby FB567 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:08 pm

My complete date was 1/20. I'm getting tired of waiting =/ SMU is the last school I need to hear from in my cycle.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby jgrin » Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:10 pm

clairecate wrote:My complete date was 2/9 and I've heard absolutely nothing. At least one person (matchesmalone) who heard back last week was later than me (2/15, I believe). The suspense is killing me.


I think this is a good thing. I am assuming they have seen your application and mine as well, and have chosen not reject us. I don't know if this means we will get in, but I think it must mean that they saw something they liked and chose not to ding us with the last batch.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby da87 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:13 pm

jgrin wrote:
clairecate wrote:My complete date was 2/9 and I've heard absolutely nothing. At least one person (matchesmalone) who heard back last week was later than me (2/15, I believe). The suspense is killing me.


I think this is a good thing. I am assuming they have seen your application and mine as well, and have chosen not reject us. I don't know if this means we will get in, but I think it must mean that they saw something they liked and chose not to ding us with the last batch.


That's what I was thinking/hoping

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby atfarmer » Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:14 pm

I called today and asked where they were in their review process (since I've got a few deposit deadlines on 4/15). She told me that they've sent out a few rejections, but that the rest of their acceptances will be coming at the end of April. From the things she said to me, not having an acceptance at this moment is not a death sentence by any means

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby FB567 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:15 pm

da87 wrote:
jgrin wrote:
clairecate wrote:My complete date was 2/9 and I've heard absolutely nothing. At least one person (matchesmalone) who heard back last week was later than me (2/15, I believe). The suspense is killing me.


I think this is a good thing. I am assuming they have seen your application and mine as well, and have chosen not reject us. I don't know if this means we will get in, but I think it must mean that they saw something they liked and chose not to ding us with the last batch.


That's what I was thinking/hoping


+1

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby da87 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:20 pm

atfarmer wrote:I called today and asked where they were in their review process (since I've got a few deposit deadlines on 4/15). She told me that they've sent out a few rejections, but that the rest of their acceptances will be coming at the end of April. From the things she said to me, not having an acceptance at this moment is not a death sentence by any means


Thanks for that info!

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby FunkyJD » Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:29 pm

atfarmer wrote:I called today and asked where they were in their review process (since I've got a few deposit deadlines on 4/15). She told me that they've sent out a few rejections, but that the rest of their acceptances will be coming at the end of April. From the things she said to me, not having an acceptance at this moment is not a death sentence by any means

This is very good to know, thanks.




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