SMU 2010!

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Bustang
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Bustang » Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:42 pm

What will annoy me even more than a rejection itself is if they held me for further review but don't look at my application again.

DavidB
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby DavidB » Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:45 pm

ladysixmonkey wrote:Did they mention if the essay was that important? I feel almost certain that this, combined with my specific work history, is what got me in.


Yes, they mentioned that they consider both the PS and "Why SMU" as very important. The PS takes the place of the in-person interview, so that's your opportunity to sell yourself.

Are you planning to attend the 5/20 ASD? I will be there. :)

texasforever
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby texasforever » Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:48 pm

Very similar stats Yay for overachievement. Did your complete date change? or did you go DR?


I didn't go DR, just a status change.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby da87 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:54 pm

I really wish I knew how full the PT and FT classes were after the first round of seat deposits were due. It would make the waiting easier. Has anyone asked the admissions office about this?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby justsmu10 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:01 pm

157/3.62, FT/PT; complete since 01/22/10...no status updates since.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Yacht_Party » Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:08 pm

da87 wrote:I really wish I knew how full the PT and FT classes were after the first round of seat deposits were due. It would make the waiting easier. Has anyone asked the admissions office about this?


I nominate da87.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby da87 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:12 pm

Yacht_Party wrote:
da87 wrote:I really wish I knew how full the PT and FT classes were after the first round of seat deposits were due. It would make the waiting easier. Has anyone asked the admissions office about this?


I nominate da87.


Haha I would now but I'm in class at the moment.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby keg411 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:13 pm

DavidB wrote:
keg411 wrote:Don't go off of me in terms of the "have not heard" crew. I'm complete 3/10, which is super super late.


That's strange--we have almost identical numbers and I received a decision 4/19. I guess the biggest difference is you did PT/FT?

Another nugget from the prospective student seminar, Keehan said the LORs were "the least important part of the application." Since the admissions committee expects most LORs to be very positive and complimentary, one that isn't really sticks out and negatively affects the applicant.


You were the 164/sub 3 right? Weren't you complete a while before me?
And yes, I'm FT/PT, though my app is pretty skewed to PT since my first score was a 162.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby jgrin » Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:16 pm

For clarification, there have been no status updates today, correct?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby da87 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:18 pm

jgrin wrote:For clarification, there have been no status updates today, correct?


So far, I believe that is correct.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby da87 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:36 pm

If accepted, who is for sure going to attend without a doubt? I am.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby futurejd_kl » Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:40 pm

da87 wrote:If accepted, who is for sure going to attend without a doubt? I am.


ditto.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby CV108 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:45 pm

futurejd_kl wrote:
da87 wrote:If accepted, who is for sure going to attend without a doubt? I am.


ditto.


+1.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby jgrin » Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:14 pm

da87 wrote:If accepted, who is for sure going to attend without a doubt? I am.


+10.

The fact that I am from Dallas and also that Dallas has such a thriving legal market make SMU a perfect fit for me. I don't care how much debt I will incur for choosing SMU, as the SMU experience is invaluable to me. I am all SMU.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby da87 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:23 pm

Does anyone know if there was a thread for SMU not last cycle but the cycle before? I'm trying to find it and compare it to this year bc last cycle was a little different because the Dean of Admissions was on maternity leave.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby jgrin » Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:24 pm

da87 wrote:Does anyone know if there was a thread for SMU not last cycle but the cycle before? I'm trying to find it and compare it to this year bc last cycle was a little different because the Dean of Admissions was on maternity leave.


Tried to find it the other day but couldn't. I would also like to know where it is...

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby tarheel354 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:00 pm

Denied today. Dr on 4/22.

I'm out, hope some of y'all cool people with a normal personality take some of these spots from the nerds with 168's and 4.0's.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby ladysixmonkey » Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:06 pm

tarheel354 wrote:Denied today. Dr on 4/22.

I'm out, hope some of y'all cool people with a normal personality take some of these spots from the nerds with 168's and 4.0's.


That's awful, Tarheel. I hope you find a good institution that serves you well. What are your other options?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby DavidB » Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:08 pm

keg411 wrote:You were the 164/sub 3 right? Weren't you complete a while before me?
And yes, I'm FT/PT, though my app is pretty skewed to PT since my first score was a 162.


Yes, I'm 164/2.9. I was complete 3/1 (everything was really in by 2/15, but there was a mail delivery delay with one LOR).

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby da87 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:33 pm

tarheel354 wrote:Denied today. Dr on 4/22.

I'm out, hope some of y'all cool people with a normal personality take some of these spots from the nerds with 168's and 4.0's.


I'm sorry, Tarheel! Best of luck.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby jgrin » Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:24 pm

da87 wrote:
tarheel354 wrote:Denied today. Dr on 4/22.

I'm out, hope some of y'all cool people with a normal personality take some of these spots from the nerds with 168's and 4.0's.


I'm sorry, Tarheel! Best of luck.


Sorry. I don't know how I am still alive, because my numbers aren't very good.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Stryka » Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:39 pm

Decision rendered today, but it says for 4/27...I didn't know they can travel in time....anyone else??? It changed sometime after 2 PM i believe...

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby chrisokc » Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:47 pm

Stryka wrote:Decision rendered today, but it says for 4/27...I didn't know they can travel in time....anyone else??? It changed sometime after 2 PM i believe...

It's not time travel. The committee probably unanimously decided to reject you tomorrow.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby jgrin » Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:50 pm

Stryka wrote:Decision rendered today, but it says for 4/27...I didn't know they can travel in time....anyone else??? It changed sometime after 2 PM i believe...


nothing. I know someone went DR on Friday with the date of 4/26... Don't know what all this means though.

Which program did you apply to? and LSAT score?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Stryka » Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:58 pm

chrisokc wrote:
Stryka wrote:Decision rendered today, but it says for 4/27...I didn't know they can travel in time....anyone else??? It changed sometime after 2 PM i believe...

It's not time travel. The committee probably unanimously decided to reject you tomorrow.


Wow, that was very rude...




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