SMU 2010!

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justsmu10
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby justsmu10 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:52 pm

Thirteen wrote:Has anyone else waiting on a decision seen any recent status checker activity? I checked last year's thread, and it seemed like the second wave of decisions were given on 2/20 after status checker changes on 2/19. I know that there are others who have been waiting much longer (I've been complete since 1/23), but the wait is killing me. I want to practice in Dallas, so SMU is one of my top choices. Good luck to everyone still waiting, and congrats to the recent admits.

P.S. Sorry for bumping the thread without providing any relevant info :mrgreen: .


I went complete on 1/22 (I'm RD: applied 12/28). I also ascertained from last year's thread that most regular decisions started rolling out the third Friday of February. Thus far, this year's admit cycle has almost perfectly paralleled last year's (dates-wise), so I'm betting on status updates on 2/18 and calls going out Friday 2/19. Others have disputed this hypothesis, and I would love to be proven wrong...getting a call this week would be splendid.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Sangiovese » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:31 pm

justsmu10 wrote:I went complete on 1/22 (I'm RD: applied 12/28). I also ascertained from last year's thread that most regular decisions started rolling out the third Friday of February. Thus far, this year's admit cycle has almost perfectly paralleled last year's (dates-wise), so I'm betting on status updates on 2/18 and calls going out Friday 2/19. Others have disputed this hypothesis, and I would love to be proven wrong...getting a call this week would be splendid.


I agree with you... both in thinking that the next round of decisions will be next week and also in wishing that it would be sooner :)

As far as status checker activity... I went from app received (1/15) to complete (2/3), and I remember a couple other posts from people who went complete in the first couple days in Feb.

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Bustang
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Bustang » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:34 pm

I really need to send in my LOCI this week. I fear, however, if I do get in that I won't be receiving a scholarship :(

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fathergoose
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby fathergoose » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:38 pm

Anybody know when to expect scholarship info?

And does anybody know what the process is for the sumner after you turn in an application?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby bonnieblue » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:40 pm

fathergoose wrote:Anybody know when to expect scholarship info?

And does anybody know what the process is for the sumner after you turn in an application?


i spoke to the lady who asked me to apply for the sumner and she said if you are selected for an interview it will be around the end of Feb

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Thirteen
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Thirteen » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:43 pm

Sangiovese wrote:
justsmu10 wrote:I went complete on 1/22 (I'm RD: applied 12/28). I also ascertained from last year's thread that most regular decisions started rolling out the third Friday of February. Thus far, this year's admit cycle has almost perfectly paralleled last year's (dates-wise), so I'm betting on status updates on 2/18 and calls going out Friday 2/19. Others have disputed this hypothesis, and I would love to be proven wrong...getting a call this week would be splendid.


I agree with you... both in thinking that the next round of decisions will be next week and also in wishing that it would be sooner :)

As far as status checker activity... I went from app received (1/15) to complete (2/3), and I remember a couple other posts from people who went complete in the first couple days in Feb.


Let's all keep our fingers crossed that we'll hear something soon.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Thirteen » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:46 pm

bonnieblue wrote:
fathergoose wrote:Anybody know when to expect scholarship info?

And does anybody know what the process is for the sumner after you turn in an application?


i spoke to the lady who asked me to apply for the sumner and she said if you are selected for an interview it will be around the end of Feb


Thanks for the reminder. I need to turn in my app for the Hughes scholarship asap.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Yellowcard » Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:57 pm

I got moved from the early action pool to regular decision pool. Any one have any clue what my chances are of getting in? I mean is that a bad thing? When should I hear back?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby bill51 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:17 pm

Finally got my packet today (ETex)

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kalvano
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:45 am

Got my packet, it took Priority Mail several days to get it from Dallas to Flower Mound (about 30 miles). Good grief.

Now it just comes down to money.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby najumobi » Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:59 am

finally got my packet over the weekend.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby isaiah6v8 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:02 am

kalvano wrote:Got my packet, it took Priority Mail several days to get it from Dallas to Flower Mound (about 30 miles). Good grief.

Now it just comes down to money.

+1 yup.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Saurus » Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:40 pm

Speaking of money, I don't think I wrote a specific essay for Question #15 on the application.... will I still be considered for scholarship money (other than the Sumners, which I am applying for as well)?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:47 pm

I'm not applying for the Sumner. For one thing, I don't feel like doing the work. For another, in no possible way could I be construed as needing the aid. And last, my numbers are average.

The only thing I would have going is a big family legacy at SMU.

Am I making a mistake by not applying, or should I go on about my day?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby fathergoose » Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:37 pm

kalvano wrote:I'm not applying for the Sumner. For one thing, I don't feel like doing the work. For another, in no possible way could I be construed as needing the aid. And last, my numbers are average.

The only thing I would have going is a big family legacy at SMU.

Am I making a mistake by not applying, or should I go on about my day?


It took me about 30 minutes to do the application from start to finish. You can use your same LORs and PS.

But if you don't need the aid and don't feel like applying, then by all means leave it for those of us who do.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby FunkyJD » Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:47 pm

Does SMU section stack? Doesn't Sumners require you to finish in the top 1/3 of the class to retain it? And what happens if you don't finish in the top 1/3? Do you lose all of the scholarship, or merely a portion of it?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby chrisokc » Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:18 pm

fathergoose wrote:
kalvano wrote:I'm not applying for the Sumner. For one thing, I don't feel like doing the work. For another, in no possible way could I be construed as needing the aid. And last, my numbers are average.

The only thing I would have going is a big family legacy at SMU.

Am I making a mistake by not applying, or should I go on about my day?


It took me about 30 minutes to do the application from start to finish. You can use your same LORs and PS.

But if you don't need the aid and don't feel like applying, then by all means leave it for those of us who do.

Agreed. I strongly encourage all other admitted students to refrain from applying for the Sumners Scholarship.

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Luis Gomez
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Luis Gomez » Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:50 pm

In at SMU, just got the admitted package through DHL.

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kalvano
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:56 pm

DHL?

Weird.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby utcris410 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:01 pm

kalvano wrote:DHL?

Weird.

I think he's international mail.

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kalvano
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:03 pm

That would explain it.

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Luis Gomez
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Luis Gomez » Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:49 pm

International applicant. Sent through DHL which was very nice of them.

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kalvano
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:07 pm

Well, I was just confused. It's an odd shipping choice.

It's sort of like having a headache and asking for an Anacin.

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Luis Gomez
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Luis Gomez » Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:14 am

kalvano wrote:Well, I was just confused. It's an odd shipping choice.

It's sort of like having a headache and asking for an Anacin.


DHL is quite good in Mexico even for domestic mail. The binder is pretty nice with lots of stuff in it. Very classy.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby minkins » Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:09 am

Does the packet come with scholarship info? Or a schedule saying when they will let you know?




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