SMU 2010!

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MDPSteve
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby MDPSteve » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:07 am

jgrin wrote:If SMU dings me they will be missing out.


Did you focus your PS on how lucky they would be to have you? If not they won't know what they're missing. :D

windowshopper
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby windowshopper » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:18 am

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YEM
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby YEM » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:50 am

MDPSteve wrote:
jgrin wrote:If SMU dings me they will be missing out.


Did you focus your PS on how lucky they would be to have you? If not they won't know what they're missing. :D


Exactly. It's key to focus the entirety of a PS on the applicant's personal awesomeness. And use that phrase frequently. For example, "My ability to dominate on the dance floor is but one aspect of my personal awesomeness that SMU Dedman absolutely cannot do without."

helpmerhonda
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby helpmerhonda » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:09 am

Hey anyone who went D/R on 4/19 who was FT only, did you get your mail yet? Please come back on the board to let us know what has happened. Surely someone in the Texas area has gotten their packet or denial. I really want to know what is coming for me! So by hearing what you all get will help me to brace myself.
Thanks.

Texas_Law_35
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Texas_Law_35 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:17 am

helpmerhonda wrote:Hey anyone who went D/R on 4/19 who was FT only, did you get your mail yet? Please come back on the board to let us know what has happened. Surely someone in the Texas area has gotten their packet or denial. I really want to know what is coming for me! So by hearing what you all get will help me to brace myself.
Thanks.


If they mailed it on Monday 4/19, I should get it today in Austin, I'll post the verdict when it arrives.

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fixer
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby fixer » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:21 am

I actually live in Dallas and I have an MA from SMU. During my masters I usually received mail the day after it was sent. There was nothing in the mail from SMU yesterday. But, based on previous posts, it could take up to 5 days to receive mail from the time the DR was posted on status checker. My mail does not arrive until around 3:30 in the afternoon. I will post again after I check today's mail. Being that no FT that went DR 4/19 have posted good news, I am assuming I will find a rejection today or tomorrow.

FB567
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby FB567 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:30 am

Anybody think that the decision deadline will be postponed like last year?

Stryka
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Stryka » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:34 am

FB567 wrote:Anybody think that the decision deadline will be postponed like last year?


With there being even more applications this year, I could see that. That just sounds weird...postponing a deadline? lol...if it means me getting in, they can do whatever

helpmerhonda
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby helpmerhonda » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:40 am

Ok guys appreciate you checking the mail and posting it as soon as you get it, but did anyone who was FT besides myself who went DR on 4/19 post any news? I don't recall seeing anything at all for FT only people, am I losing it?

FB567
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby FB567 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:48 am

Stryka wrote:
FB567 wrote:Anybody think that the decision deadline will be postponed like last year?


With there being even more applications this year, I could see that. That just sounds weird...postponing a deadline? lol...if it means me getting in, they can do whatever


yeah i just browsed through last year's thread and i guess they postponed it to May 11th and some people still didn't hear back then. A few days later, those people were all waitlisted. Some people didn't hear back about getting off the waitlist until August! This is very discouraging. All I want is an outright accept or reject. No more waiting! Although I would be willing to wait until end of June but that sucks.

I know it's possible to ask for PT consideration after being waitlisted but what about after being rejected?

Royal68
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Royal68 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:49 am

DR 4/21..... Waiting beside my phone

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Sangiovese
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Sangiovese » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:57 am

Royal68 wrote:DR 4/21..... Waiting beside my phone


Good luck!

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EBGB
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby EBGB » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:01 pm

Royal68 wrote:DR 4/21..... Waiting beside my phone


DR 4/21 as well, but since I got rejected from Baylor yesterday and UH today, I'm fairly certain this is yet another one to add to the pile. Good luck to you, though!

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Katherine » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:08 pm

PT/FT?

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EBGB
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby EBGB » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:09 pm

Katherine wrote:PT/FT?


FT, 159/3.3

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Bustang
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Bustang » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:09 pm

Royal, stats?

da87
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby da87 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:18 pm

still stuck at complete...

da87
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby da87 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:19 pm

Bustang wrote:Royal, stats?


Yes, please tell...and when did you go complete?

texag08
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby texag08 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:24 pm

Still stuck at complete.

161 3.41 PT

SMU10
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby SMU10 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:48 pm

DR 4/19. Nothing in the mail today

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fixer
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby fixer » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:51 pm

I sure would like someone to post some good news but I think It's gonna be a bloodbath.

helpmerhonda
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby helpmerhonda » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:52 pm

I'm still praying on it ...that we'll all see each other there in August! Even tho the admission girl said what she said, maybe I misinterpreted it.

texag08
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby texag08 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:58 pm

Why do you say that fixer?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby da87 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:09 pm

fixer wrote:I sure would like someone to post some good news but I think It's gonna be a bloodbath.


IF these are not acceptances, do ya'll think they will send out any acceptances this week?

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fixer
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby fixer » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:12 pm

texag08 wrote:Why do you say that fixer?


1. They called PT applicants immediately with acceptances on Monday
2. No phone calls for any of the FT folks who went DR on Monday.
3. Statements allegedly made (and relayed here) by admissions regarding no FT acceptances

Also, it seems that most of the FT DR 4/19 had average or below average scores-mine included. I could be wrong about this but I remember most of them being "reaches".




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