SMU 2010!

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peeves4026
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby peeves4026 » Sun Jun 06, 2010 12:24 am

Bustang wrote:Based on the fact that they wl'd everyone below a 164, something tells me they got their # quota this year.


By "meeting their # quota" does that mean you think they won't be taking anyone from the waitlist? If so, their median LSAT is going to go WAY up this year.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Bustang » Sun Jun 06, 2010 2:06 am

peeves4026 wrote:
Bustang wrote:Based on the fact that they wl'd everyone below a 164, something tells me they got their # quota this year.


By "meeting their # quota" does that mean you think they won't be taking anyone from the waitlist? If so, their median LSAT is going to go WAY up this year.


Unless they didn't receive a significant # of deposits on June 6th, I see no reason why they need to. Hence the reason why many of us were held/waitlisted: They assumed they could fill their class without us.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby texag08 » Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:39 am

I am a pter am plus the guys that got 164+ will be looking hard at other schools as well.


Thoughts??

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby peeves4026 » Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:14 am

texag08 wrote:I am a pter am plus the guys that got 164+ will be looking hard at other schools as well.


Thoughts??


Yeah, I am hoping that some others that are admitted are waiting out some wait lists too. I'm just worried they will be waiting until the last minute to make decisions.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby gman33 » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:47 am

The admissions office has not said much the few times I have spoken to them, but I am starting to agree with the idea that they may have filled the class already and unless someone on the acceptance list leaves for another school, then those of us on the wait list will still be on it come end of August.

If you think about it, this was a great year for law schools in general due to the large rise in applications. They had the opportunity to "jump" their numbers up, and consequently their U.S. News rankings. Anyone with a mediocre GPA or LSAT was simply wait listed, at least that seems to be the case at SMU. I would imagine that the medians for both GPA and LSAT for this year are probably higher just because admissions could be more selective than in previous cycles.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby texag08 » Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:25 am

Yes but wasnt the situation this year the same as last? There were many more applicants last year as well no?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby wellington » Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:57 pm

texag08 wrote:Yes but wasnt the situation this year the same as last? There were many more applicants last year as well no?


Yeah, supposedly that was the story last year. Their medians jumped considerably.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby keg411 » Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:26 pm

texag08 wrote:I am a pter am plus the guys that got 164+ will be looking hard at other schools as well.


Thoughts??


There are also some of us with >164 that are WL'd.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby peeves4026 » Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:31 pm

I just got a call from admissions telling me I've been accepted to the full time program. I was on the waitlist. I'm hoping some money might be available but they said that the packet won't arrive for a few days! So others on the waitlist might be getting calls within the next few days too!!

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Thirteen » Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:38 pm

peeves4026 wrote:I just got a call from admissions telling me I've been accepted to the full time program. I was on the waitlist. I'm hoping some money might be available but they said that the packet won't arrive for a few days! So others on the waitlist might be getting calls within the next few days too!!


Congratulations!!! See you in the fall.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:34 pm

I'm hoping very hard (seriously, it's a mental strain to hope this hard) that my house sells and one of you can have my spot.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby HBK » Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:37 pm

kalvano wrote:I'm hoping very hard (seriously, it's a mental strain to hope this hard) that my house sells and one of you can have my spot.


Where's your house? You may be able to rent it out to TLSers for a year or so to wait for the market rebound.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:49 pm

HBK wrote:
kalvano wrote:I'm hoping very hard (seriously, it's a mental strain to hope this hard) that my house sells and one of you can have my spot.


Where's your house? You may be able to rent it out to TLSers for a year or so to wait for the market rebound.



45 miles away, and I doubt someone wants to rent it.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Katherine » Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:02 pm

Congrats Peeves! Do you mind sharing your scores with all of us other hopefuls?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby peeves4026 » Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:07 pm

Not at all! 163, 3.7 SMU undergrad. Good luck to everyone still holding out! I know its a tough spot to be in!

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Integrity » Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:22 pm

Like kalvano, I am dying to give my spot away to one of you waitlisters. I am desperately trying to get off the wait list at two other schools, and if I do (pray, cross your fingers, mediate, whatever...) I will withdraw immediately!

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby texag08 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:38 am

Anyone giving up a PT slot?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby gman33 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:41 pm

Update: I was just at the admissions office today and while I was there inquiring about the wait list, one of the adcoms was congratulating someone named Brian/Bryan on their acceptance off of the wait list. Not sure if that person is on this site or not, but that's two people I know of includeing Peeves who have now been accepted.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Bado » Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:20 pm

I'm moving from Houston to SMU in August. I was just wondering if anyone knows of a good, but close, off campus apartment, or any information about the best areas to move into. I've only been to Dallas a few times and am not too familiar with the area. I also have a big dog (about 70 lbs.) and I'm a little worried about an apartment complex letting me move that big mutt in the place. Any advice would be appreciated.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:26 pm

Bado wrote:I'm moving from Houston to SMU in August. I was just wondering if anyone knows of a good, but close, off campus apartment, or any information about the best areas to move into. I've only been to Dallas a few times and am not too familiar with the area. I also have a big dog (about 70 lbs.) and I'm a little worried about an apartment complex letting me move that big mutt in the place. Any advice would be appreciated.



Try The Village at Lovers and Skillman. Big complex, close to campus, relatively cheap, safe, etc.

The dog might be a problem, but I doubt they will weigh him.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Bado » Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:33 pm

Thanks, I'll check it out. :D

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Burgstaller04 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:41 pm

Kal, did you get into SMU part time, or full? I read on a thread somewhere that you were trying to get off a couple waitlists. Which ones?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby chrisokc » Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:20 pm

Bado wrote:I'm moving from Houston to SMU in August. I was just wondering if anyone knows of a good, but close, off campus apartment, or any information about the best areas to move into. I've only been to Dallas a few times and am not too familiar with the area. I also have a big dog (about 70 lbs.) and I'm a little worried about an apartment complex letting me move that big mutt in the place. Any advice would be appreciated.

I can tell you that right now there are literally dozens of apartments located just to the west of campus. Drive the streets and take down some phone numbers. Many of them are really nice and very expensive. Others are older and not as expensive. I'm talking about walking-distance to campus. A lot of them are independently-owned and are likely not advertised. The apartments in the Village are a good option, but the ones right by campus are tough to beat. If you found the right apartment in that area, you could actually get by without a car. Snider Plaza has everything you need.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:28 pm

Burgstaller04 wrote:Kal, did you get into SMU part time, or full? I read on a thread somewhere that you were trying to get off a couple waitlists. Which ones?



Full. Not trying to get off any WL's. Trying to sell my house so I can go to Wake.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby SpencerPratt » Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:37 pm

Any particular reason you want to go to Wake? I went there for undergrad, and the thought of spending my mid-20s in Winston Salem has me very depressed.




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