SMU 2010!

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xanderdellus
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby xanderdellus » Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:59 pm

Just went complete. Or at least received!

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Bustang
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Bustang » Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:01 pm

xanderdellus wrote:Just went complete. Or at least received!


Same. Best of luck to both of us, friend.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby utcris410 » Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:43 am

are all who have applied thusfar Early Applicants?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby bill51 » Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:03 pm

Mine just went complete. Hoping for the best--good luck to you all!

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:05 pm

utcris410 wrote:are all who have applied thusfar Early Applicants?



I believe you are automatically EA if you are complete by 12/15.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby utcris410 » Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:12 pm

bill51 wrote:Mine just went complete. Hoping for the best--good luck to you all!

when did you submit?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby ec2xs » Fri Dec 04, 2009 7:29 pm

I am "Application Completed" as of 11/24. I submitted on 11/18, I believe. I know I'll hear back before Jan. 31st, but I'd prefer hearing back before Christmas.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby utcris410 » Fri Dec 04, 2009 7:31 pm

ec2xs wrote:I am "Application Completed" as of 11/24. I submitted on 11/18, I believe. I know I'll hear back before Jan. 31st, but I'd prefer hearing back before Christmas.

thanks for the info!

hoping to hear back before jan 31 deadline, but reading the thread from last year.... :|
here's hoping!! good luck! :mrgreen:

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby bill51 » Fri Dec 04, 2009 11:44 pm

utcris410 wrote:when did you submit?


Last Sunday evening (Nov 29).

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby utcris410 » Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:30 pm

ec2xs wrote:I am "Application Completed" as of 11/24. I submitted on 11/18, I believe. I know I'll hear back before Jan. 31st, but I'd prefer hearing back before Christmas.

Did you see complete via status checker? Or do they send you an email? Thanks!

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby utcris410 » Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:47 pm

rachel.almaraz wrote:I can't wait to submit my application for SMU 2010!!!

I applied last year, was placed on a wait-list, and was never taken off. SMU is my #1 pick so I'm hoping for the best this time around. I retook the LSAT in Sept. and now I'm anxiously awaiting my score.

It's such an amazing school and I can't wait to apply and hear back!


I read last year's thread back in August. Spend a few hours reading through it! :shock:
How did your retake go?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby rachel.almaraz » Tue Dec 15, 2009 5:53 pm

utcris410 wrote:
rachel.almaraz wrote:I can't wait to submit my application for SMU 2010!!!

I applied last year, was placed on a wait-list, and was never taken off. SMU is my #1 pick so I'm hoping for the best this time around. I retook the LSAT in Sept. and now I'm anxiously awaiting my score.

It's such an amazing school and I can't wait to apply and hear back!


I read last year's thread back in August. Spend a few hours reading through it! :shock:
How did your retake go?


Retake went pretty well, went up a few points but I think those few points makes me a more appealing applicant (based on what I'm hearing from other schools). Hoping that SMU will start letting us know soon! :D

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby fathergoose » Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:45 pm

Ughh I hate that SMU takes so long. I really just want to know. All of this sitting around and waiting is going to give me an ulcer by the time they get back to me.

Reading last year's thread doesn't really encourage any hope of a decision any time soon.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby ec2xs » Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:21 pm

fathergoose wrote:Ughh I hate that SMU takes so long. I really just want to know. All of this sitting around and waiting is going to give me an ulcer by the time they get back to me.

Reading last year's thread doesn't really encourage any hope of a decision any time soon.


You know, every week I wait on them I'm really investing myself in researching the schools I've been accepted to. I think it's their loss as much as anyone's, since they could lose potential students that fall in love with other programs.

That being said, they're still one of my top 3, so I'm in the same boat as you. =)

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby utcris410 » Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:07 pm

ec2xs wrote:
fathergoose wrote:Ughh I hate that SMU takes so long. I really just want to know. All of this sitting around and waiting is going to give me an ulcer by the time they get back to me.

Reading last year's thread doesn't really encourage any hope of a decision any time soon.


You know, every week I wait on them I'm really investing myself in researching the schools I've been accepted to. I think it's their loss as much as anyone's, since they could lose potential students that fall in love with other programs.

That being said, they're still one of my top 3, so I'm in the same boat as you. =)

But SMU is pretty clear when they say that you'll receive a decision by the end of January. If you look at LSN and last year's thread, most of the acceptances reported online were a few days before Jan. 31. I expect to hear something that weekend.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby utcris410 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:05 pm

T-4 weeks! :)

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby fathergoose » Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:06 pm

I just want to know!

When I saw someone had written on this topic I thought maybe they were starting acceptances early this year and someone got some good knews. Sadly that appears not to be the case. Just a headfake.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Bustang » Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:32 pm

fathergoose wrote:I just want to know!

When I saw someone had written on this topic I thought maybe they were starting acceptances early this year and someone got some good knews. Sadly that appears not to be the case. Just a headfake.


+1. My heart skips a beat every time this thread gets bumped.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby utcris410 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:59 pm

Bustang wrote:
fathergoose wrote:I just want to know!

When I saw someone had written on this topic I thought maybe they were starting acceptances early this year and someone got some good knews. Sadly that appears not to be the case. Just a headfake.


+1. My heart skips a beat every time this thread gets bumped.

Sorry definitely did NOT want to do that! Good luck everyone!

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby isaiah6v8 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:35 am

utcris410 wrote:
Bustang wrote:
fathergoose wrote:I just want to know!

When I saw someone had written on this topic I thought maybe they were starting acceptances early this year and someone got some good knews. Sadly that appears not to be the case. Just a headfake.


+1. My heart skips a beat every time this thread gets bumped.

Sorry definitely did NOT want to do that! Good luck everyone!

I think you are doing it on purpose! :)

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby FunkyJD » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:28 pm

Thought I'd join y'all in the waiting room. My app was "received" 12/31. Good luck to everyone.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby adrib » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:30 pm

dammit, i thought someone got a decision! i've been "app received" since December 15th. arrrrgggghhhh.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby traehekat » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:19 am

Ughh still procrastinating on doing this application. I am a failure. I originally had no intent of applying, but I have heard such great things about SMU I sent in a fee waiver request and just got it a couple days ago. Any advice on the Why SMU? essay?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby najumobi » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:20 am

traehekat wrote:Ughh still procrastinating on doing this application. I am a failure. I originally had no intent of applying, but I have heard such great things about SMU I sent in a fee waiver request and just got it a couple days ago. Any advice on the Why SMU? essay?

what exactly have you heard?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Thirteen » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:24 am

traehekat wrote:Ughh still procrastinating on doing this application. I am a failure. I originally had no intent of applying, but I have heard such great things about SMU I sent in a fee waiver request and just got it a couple days ago. Any advice on the Why SMU? essay?


I wrote about the breadth of class and clinical offerings, and mentioned my desire to work in Dallas. Also, I talked about the sense of community I felt when I visited the campus and sat in on a class last year. If you are close to Dallas, consider taking a tour of the campus. Everyone there is pretty chill, and it will give you a few extra talking points.

Good luck!




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