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chrisokc
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby chrisokc » Sat Jan 30, 2010 2:39 pm

So what's the deal with the SMU apartments? Are these any good? Also, I read that SMU owns other housing - do they have any duplexes/condos? Wherever I live needs to be two-bedroom.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby chrisokc » Sat Jan 30, 2010 2:54 pm

betasteve wrote:
chrisokc wrote:So what's the deal with the SMU apartments? Are these any good? Also, I read that SMU owns other housing - do they have any duplexes/condos? Wherever I live needs to be two-bedroom.

There will be a huge packet of housing recommendations full of student reviews in the acceptance package.

Looks like I'll be kickin' it by the mailbox again next week.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Sat Jan 30, 2010 4:20 pm

betasteve wrote:
bill51 wrote:
kalvano wrote:So does scholarship info come in the packet, or separately?


That's what I'm wondering. If the packet is coming soon and (from what I've read in this topic) scholarships will be decided on in 3-5 weeks, I don't see how that would work. I wish they'd figure it out quick--those deposit deadlines sneak up on ya.

Last year I got my scholarship info after I got the acceptance package.



How long after?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby justsmu10 » Sat Jan 30, 2010 5:13 pm

JMBrown32 wrote:I have a question for those of you who are familiar with SMU's admissions cycle (from reading last year's thread Im assuming):

Any clue when should we expect the next round of acceptances? I have pretty solid #'s for SMU (165, 3.7x) and am very eager to hear from them.


It seems that the first round of RD calls were made the 3rd Friday of February in '09. So...I'm hoping we RD ppl will get the coveted call on 2/19.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Horns4LYFE » Sat Jan 30, 2010 5:33 pm

To all -- know some people in the admissions office (student workers). They are admitting not only ED but RD as well. I have this verified, one of my friends was accepted yesterday (first round of acceptance phone calls) and she did NOT apply ED...she applied beginning of December. I dont have a solid confirmation on numbers, but I think 3.4 GPA (at most) and like a 165.

I do know she was accepted at other schools in the T50 and had sent in two seat deposits. I recall from last cycle schools can see where you have submitted seat deposits...perhaps SMU saw this and realized they wanted to get on the ball with accepting her? This is all speculation, of course.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby entrechatsix » Sat Jan 30, 2010 5:34 pm

Horns4LYFE wrote:To all -- know some people in the admissions office (student workers). They are admitting not only ED but RD as well. I have this verified, one of my friends was accepted yesterday (first round of acceptance phone calls) and she did NOT apply ED...she applied beginning of December. I dont have a solid confirmation on numbers, but I think 3.4 GPA (at most) and like a 165.

I do know she was accepted at other schools in the T50 and had sent in two seat deposits. I recall from last cycle schools can see where you have submitted seat deposits...perhaps SMU saw this and realized they wanted to get on the ball with accepting her? This is all speculation, of course.


yeah... we knew this.

edit: not being mean

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Horns4LYFE » Sat Jan 30, 2010 5:55 pm

entrechatsix wrote:
Horns4LYFE wrote:To all -- know some people in the admissions office (student workers). They are admitting not only ED but RD as well. I have this verified, one of my friends was accepted yesterday (first round of acceptance phone calls) and she did NOT apply ED...she applied beginning of December. I dont have a solid confirmation on numbers, but I think 3.4 GPA (at most) and like a 165.

I do know she was accepted at other schools in the T50 and had sent in two seat deposits. I recall from last cycle schools can see where you have submitted seat deposits...perhaps SMU saw this and realized they wanted to get on the ball with accepting her? This is all speculation, of course.


yeah... we knew this.

edit: not being mean


Based my comment on this post talking about the first round of acceptances. Sorry I have better things to do then to read through 25 pages of "I wonder when SMU will be accepting people". Still, I feel that I have valuable (and more importantly ACCURATE) info to hopeful 1Ls. That information is invaluable at a stressful time like this.

justsmu10 wrote:
JMBrown32 wrote:I have a question for those of you who are familiar with SMU's admissions cycle (from reading last year's thread Im assuming):

Any clue when should we expect the next round of acceptances? I have pretty solid #'s for SMU (165, 3.7x) and am very eager to hear from them.


It seems that the first round of RD calls were made the 3rd Friday of February in '09. So...I'm hoping we RD ppl will get the coveted call on 2/19.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby entrechatsix » Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:02 pm

Horns4LYFE wrote:
Based my comment on this post talking about the first round of acceptances. Sorry I have better things to do then to read through 25 pages of "I wonder when SMU will be accepting people". Still, I feel that I have valuable (and more importantly ACCURATE) info to hopeful 1Ls. That information is invaluable at a stressful time like this.



no need to get defensive, i was just informing you that the info was already "verified" because several RD people got in yesterday.

edit: and i'm still not trying to be mean, so please don't turn this into a fight

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Quimby » Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:20 pm

IN yesterday at 1:32 CT. 164/3.6, AC 1/26 DR 1/28. Last name S.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby hhg » Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:15 pm

Horns4LYFE wrote:To all -- know some people in the admissions office (student workers). They are admitting not only ED but RD as well. I have this verified, one of my friends was accepted yesterday (first round of acceptance phone calls) and she did NOT apply ED...she applied beginning of December. I dont have a solid confirmation on numbers, but I think 3.4 GPA (at most) and like a 165.

I do know she was accepted at other schools in the T50 and had sent in two seat deposits. I recall from last cycle schools can see where you have submitted seat deposits...perhaps SMU saw this and realized they wanted to get on the ball with accepting her? This is all speculation, of course.


thank you for this nice, concise, and seemingly accurate information. with so many threads to keep up with it's hard to remember all of the details that have been verified. i've already been accepted & was ea, but it was nonetheless very thoughtful of you for taking the time to post this for those waiting.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby thirji » Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:19 pm

I applied for the PT program starting in the Fall of 2010. Status changed to decision rendered on 1/28. Have not received a call yet. Last name starts with H. If they are going alphabetically, they skipped me. Not sure if this means that I was not admitted.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby isaiah6v8 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:47 pm

thirji wrote:I applied for the PT program starting in the Fall of 2010. Status changed to decision rendered on 1/28. Have not received a call yet. Last name starts with H. If they are going alphabetically, they skipped me. Not sure if this means that I was not admitted.


numbers?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby thirji » Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:32 pm

isaiah6v8 wrote:
thirji wrote:I applied for the PT program starting in the Fall of 2010. Status changed to decision rendered on 1/28. Have not received a call yet. Last name starts with H. If they are going alphabetically, they skipped me. Not sure if this means that I was not admitted.


numbers?


157; GPA according to LSDAS 3.37 although my actual undergrad was 3.39 and masters was 3.72. Currently a CPA so I cannot do the FT program even if I wanted to...

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby isaiah6v8 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:08 pm

thirji wrote:
isaiah6v8 wrote:
thirji wrote:I applied for the PT program starting in the Fall of 2010. Status changed to decision rendered on 1/28. Have not received a call yet. Last name starts with H. If they are going alphabetically, they skipped me. Not sure if this means that I was not admitted.


numbers?


157; GPA according to LSDAS 3.37 although my actual undergrad was 3.39 and masters was 3.72. Currently a CPA so I cannot do the FT program even if I wanted to...


your softs would obviously be strong, and you must be non-trad so I would say your GPA will probably not keep you out, but your LSAT is below median. I have no real insight, but I would say you have a fighting chance, and I would be shocked if they had just rejected you outright.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby SpencerPratt » Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:16 pm

I'm in PT with a lower GPA and 160 LSAT. According to LSN testimonials and whatnot, I think SMU really looks at softs more than most schools. I have a good UG degree in a tough major and good Master's degree and GPA, so I definitely think they looked at more than just my GPA/LSAT combo. I'll probably be in Dallas in the fall. Good luck!

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby SpencerPratt » Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:17 pm

isaiah, is SMU one of your favs right now?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby thirji » Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:26 pm

Thanks for the words of encouragement! I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby chrisokc » Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:28 pm

I sure would like to get a scholarship letter with my acceptance package.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby isaiah6v8 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:34 pm

SpencerPratt wrote:isaiah, is SMU one of your favs right now?


if there is scholarshp money, then it will be in the hunt for sure. I live in Dallas now, and my wife has a great job here. However, if there is not scholly money, or not enought, then it slips pretty far. I have good offers from better schools, and even some that don't rank as high in USNEWS, but for other reasons would be better if the money wasn't laid out for me. So, I am waiting, I like the school a lot though, definitely a great institution, just expensive. We will see, I have a lot of tough choices ahead.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby fathergoose » Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:39 pm

chrisokc wrote:I sure would like to get a scholarship letter with my acceptance package.


+1

A nice fat scholarship would pretty much wrap up my cycle.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby chrisokc » Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:49 pm

fathergoose wrote:
chrisokc wrote:I sure would like to get a scholarship letter with my acceptance package.


+1

A nice fat scholarship would pretty much wrap up my cycle.

A fat scholarship and a coupon redeemable for a job at a fancy Dallas firm upon graduation.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby fathergoose » Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:55 pm

chrisokc wrote:
fathergoose wrote:
chrisokc wrote:I sure would like to get a scholarship letter with my acceptance package.


+1

A nice fat scholarship would pretty much wrap up my cycle.

A fat scholarship and a coupon redeemable for a job at a fancy Dallas firm upon graduation.


I'd like that as well. Thanks In advance SMU

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby bonnieblue » Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:56 pm

yeah my formula for going: less than 1/2 scholly= ill be at uga or w&l
1/2= tough call
more than 1/2= ill be at smu

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby chrisokc » Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:59 pm

bonnieblue wrote:yeah my formula for going: less than 1/2 scholly= ill be at uga or w&l
1/2= tough call
more than 1/2= ill be at smu

Bonnieblue, our numbers are pretty close, and I'd be surprised if we don't both get at least $20k/year.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby bonnieblue » Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:01 pm

yeah i got 24/yr at w&l so i better!




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