SMU 2010!

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby wocehtoom » Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:15 pm

Does anyone know if it is possible to get loans for the spring semester only? I won't need my unsubsidized loans this fall, but I can't figure out how to indicate that under accept/decline awards. I know I can always just return the money as soon as I get it, but maybe there is a better way?

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kalvano
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Sun Jul 04, 2010 11:49 pm

So it looks like we have orientation the 17th and 18th (Tuesday & Wednesday) of August, but then Thursday off?

Classes begin on Friday.

Any idea what orientation is? Do we need to dress spiffy?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby cafloyd12 » Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:30 am

kalvano wrote:So it looks like we have orientation the 17th and 18th (Tuesday & Wednesday) of August, but then Thursday off?

Classes begin on Friday.

Any idea what orientation is? Do we need to dress spiffy?


The sheet they sent in my admission packet said we had orientation the 16th, 17th, and 18th and then classes started the following Monday. Did they change it?

And as far as the dress code, the sheet I'm referencing didn't specify. I'd be surprised if they wanted us to dress up for it, though. Since they stressed that the dress was casual for the admitted student's days, I'm sure it wouldn't be any different for orientation days.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:09 am

Huh. I don't remember a sheet, but I'll double-check.

I was looking at the website's academic calendar. Tuesday and Wednesday were specified new student orientation, Thursday was marked international and transfer student orientation.

I ask about dress because Wake wanted us looking spiffy for photos and such.

They also have a list of 1L courses, times, and professors on the website if anyone is interested.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby cafloyd12 » Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:46 am

kalvano wrote:Huh. I don't remember a sheet, but I'll double-check.

I was looking at the website's academic calendar. Tuesday and Wednesday were specified new student orientation, Thursday was marked international and transfer student orientation.

I ask about dress because Wake wanted us looking spiffy for photos and such.

They also have a list of 1L courses, times, and professors on the website if anyone is interested.


I'm not too sure. I'll shoot them an email tomorrow about orientation dates as well as dress and post the response tomorrow if they get back to me quickly enough.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby UTL_plz » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:18 am

my understanding is that orientation is 17th and 18th with classes starting on friday, the 20th.

The other person might be giving the part-time orientation schedule.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:34 am

Fall 2010
August 12-18 (Thursday-Wednesday) Int'l LLM Orientation
August 16-18 (Monday-Wednesday) JD Evening Program Orientation
August 17-18 (Tuesday-Wednesday) JD Day Program Orientation
August 18 (Wednesday) Tax LLM Orientation
August 19 (Thursday) Transfer & Visitor Orientation
August 20 (Friday) Classes Begin
August 26 (Thursday) Last Day to Add Any Hours to Your Fall Schedule; Last Day to Drop Without Receiving a Grade of "W"; Payment Due Date
September 6 (Monday) University Holiday, Labor Day
November 24 (Wednesday) No Classes
November 25-26 (Thursday-Friday) University Holidays, Thanksgiving
November 30 (Tuesday) Follow Thursday Class Schedule
December 1 (Wednesday) Classes End; Last Day to Withdraw
December 2-3 (Thursday-Friday) Reading Days
December 6 (Monday) Final Exams Begin
December 16 (Thursday Final Exams End
December 18 (Saturday) University Commencement for December Graduates
December 24-31 (Friday-Friday) University Holidays, Christmas/Winter Break

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby peeves4026 » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:52 am

cafloyd12 wrote:
kalvano wrote:Huh. I don't remember a sheet, but I'll double-check.

I was looking at the website's academic calendar. Tuesday and Wednesday were specified new student orientation, Thursday was marked international and transfer student orientation.

I ask about dress because Wake wanted us looking spiffy for photos and such.

They also have a list of 1L courses, times, and professors on the website if anyone is interested.


I'm not too sure. I'll shoot them an email tomorrow about orientation dates as well as dress and post the response tomorrow if they get back to me quickly enough.


Yeah from what I understand the full-time orientation is the 17th and 18th and then we have the day off on Thursday before classes start on Friday. As far as dress code I have no idea.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby tinyone » Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:14 am

Kalvano did u ever get a response to your health insurance e-mail?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:34 am

tinyone wrote:Kalvano did u ever get a response to your health insurance e-mail?



No.

I finally called the Aetna Student Health. That $500 one was for part-time students only, they just didn't mark it as such.

For full time students, annual coverage is $1530 or so. Which still isn't bad for the level of coverage you get.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby chrisokc » Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:36 am

kalvano wrote:
tinyone wrote:Kalvano did u ever get a response to your health insurance e-mail?



No.

I finally called the Aetna Student Health. That $500 one was for part-time students only, they just didn't mark it as such.

For full time students, annual coverage is $1530 or so. Which still isn't bad for the level of coverage you get.

And that is included in the "fees" total provided by the school? Or is that in addition to the fees total?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:39 am

chrisokc wrote:
kalvano wrote:
tinyone wrote:Kalvano did u ever get a response to your health insurance e-mail?



No.

I finally called the Aetna Student Health. That $500 one was for part-time students only, they just didn't mark it as such.

For full time students, annual coverage is $1530 or so. Which still isn't bad for the level of coverage you get.

And that is included in the "fees" total provided by the school? Or is that in addition to the fees total?



No, it is not included in the fees. Health insurance is separate. But it is mandatory. You don't have to get SMU's health insurance, but it's pretty good for the cost. You can get a cheap emergency-only coverage for about $55 a month (BC/BS), and that will suffice.

You have to manually waive coverage and provide proof of insurance, else they will simply add the fee for insurance to your student account.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby wellington » Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:56 pm

Thanks for the health insurance info kalvano. I'm going to call them soon and talk about adding my wife.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:02 pm

wellington wrote:Thanks for the health insurance info kalvano. I'm going to call them soon and talk about adding my wife.



It's exceptionally expensive. Almost triple the cost.

The Aetna site lists a spouse as $1818 a semester and $876 for the summer. Not sure what kind of package discount they might give.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby wellington » Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:35 pm

kalvano wrote:

It's exceptionally expensive. Almost triple the cost.

The Aetna site lists a spouse as $1818 a semester and $876 for the summer. Not sure what kind of package discount they might give.


Wow. Well, I hope whatever job she gets has insurance. That's crazy.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby tinyone » Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:02 pm

Has anyone been able to do the "honesty tutorial?" It's listed on Access under 'Holds.'

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby squ1rtle » Mon Jul 05, 2010 5:09 pm

FYI: The SMU Bookstore currently has a list of the required / recommended textbooks for classes.

--LinkRemoved--

Use the following course numbers: Property = 8282, Criminal = 8341, Torts = 7391, CivPro = 6371, Contracts = 8290

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Mon Jul 05, 2010 5:37 pm

Now we just need section numbers.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby cafloyd12 » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:15 pm

Thanks Betasteve. Have any idea where I can find a copy of the schedule for first year evening students? Is it uniform for all of us or is it different for different students?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby squ1rtle » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:31 pm

If you look up the evening course times (there is only 1 evening section) for Contracts I Civ Pro I and Torts I, you can figure out the schedule. LRW sections have not been assigned yet.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Iconoclast » Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:33 pm

cafloyd12 wrote:Thanks Betasteve. Have any idea where I can find a copy of the schedule for first year evening students? Is it uniform for all of us or is it different for different students?


It was posted earlier in the thread. Hopefully this link will take you to that post. Scroll down past the full time schedule and you'll see the evening schedule.


viewtopic.php?f=7&t=88637&p=2828516

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby SpencerPratt » Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:45 am

Thanks for all the info. Looks like you guys are way ahead of me. I'm just waiting to be told where to go.

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Iconoclast
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Iconoclast » Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:59 am

Anyone have any idea when we'll actually be registered?

I keep feeling like I've missed something when I look at access.smu and it says, "You are not enrolled in classes" and "You are not registered for classes in this term."

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby HBK » Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:49 am

Just finalized my lease. I am starting to get excited about this whole back to school thing.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:03 pm

HBK wrote:Just finalized my lease. I am starting to get excited about this whole back to school thing.



Same. Well, not the lease.

I just want it to get here already.




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