SMU 2010!

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Gunners87
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Gunners87 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:15 am

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


No scholarship is enclosed. It says that if you are awarded a scholarship, you will be notifed within a few weeks. Somewhat vague. On a sidenote, I was impressed with the admit package - probably the most comprehensive one I have received so far.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby tinyone » Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:59 pm

For thos who are applying to the Sumner scholly what kind of pic are you using? I'm torn b/w a fun pic of me biking on the beach or a boring headshot. Thoughts?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby cafloyd12 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:30 pm

I was browsing George Mason's FAQ earlier and I came across the financial aid section. According the their website, GMU does not require their law students to provide parent's financial information on the FAFSA. I was under the impression that you HAD to do this. I thought it was like...Federal law or something...at least until you were 24. Obviously, I was mistaken. Each school makes up their own mind as to whether or not they'd like you to report parent's financials.

Does anybody know what SMU's policy on this is?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby fallguy » Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:35 pm

tinyone wrote:For thos who are applying to the Sumner scholly what kind of pic are you using? I'm torn b/w a fun pic of me biking on the beach or a boring headshot. Thoughts?


I'm going with the goofy smile headshot. Not quite the fun pic, but slightly less boring than a headshot with a non-goofy smile.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Stephanie13 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:29 pm

cafloyd12 wrote:I was browsing George Mason's FAQ earlier and I came across the financial aid section. According the their website, GMU does not require their law students to provide parent's financial information on the FAFSA. I was under the impression that you HAD to do this. I thought it was like...Federal law or something...at least until you were 24. Obviously, I was mistaken. Each school makes up their own mind as to whether or not they'd like you to report parent's financials.

Does anybody know what SMU's policy on this is?

Nobody has to fill the parents' section for the FAFSA. If you are applying for graduate school or anything above undergraduate, you are considered independent to FAFSA.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby chrisokc » Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:56 pm

tinyone wrote:For thos who are applying to the Sumner scholly what kind of pic are you using? I'm torn b/w a fun pic of me biking on the beach or a boring headshot. Thoughts?

How about a tastefully done nude?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby cafloyd12 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:22 pm

Stephanie13 wrote:
cafloyd12 wrote:I was browsing George Mason's FAQ earlier and I came across the financial aid section. According the their website, GMU does not require their law students to provide parent's financial information on the FAFSA. I was under the impression that you HAD to do this. I thought it was like...Federal law or something...at least until you were 24. Obviously, I was mistaken. Each school makes up their own mind as to whether or not they'd like you to report parent's financials.

Does anybody know what SMU's policy on this is?

Nobody has to fill the parents' section for the FAFSA. If you are applying for graduate school or anything above undergraduate, you are considered independent to FAFSA.


That's great news. Thanks for the info.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Stephanie13 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:24 pm

cafloyd12 wrote:
Stephanie13 wrote:
cafloyd12 wrote:I was browsing George Mason's FAQ earlier and I came across the financial aid section. According the their website, GMU does not require their law students to provide parent's financial information on the FAFSA. I was under the impression that you HAD to do this. I thought it was like...Federal law or something...at least until you were 24. Obviously, I was mistaken. Each school makes up their own mind as to whether or not they'd like you to report parent's financials.

Does anybody know what SMU's policy on this is?

Nobody has to fill the parents' section for the FAFSA. If you are applying for graduate school or anything above undergraduate, you are considered independent to FAFSA.


That's great news. Thanks for the info.

Yup. No problem! :)

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Stephanie13 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:27 pm

Is anybody applying for the Sarah T. Hughes Scholarship and did you have any trouble writing a 500 word essay? I'm working on mine right now but I'm finding it difficult to write 500 words on what should be a simple answer to a simple question.

(Also I realize the scholarship is for minorities but I hope that's including non-URM minorities?)

Does anyone know the answer to either of these questions?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby tinyone » Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:28 pm

chrisokc wrote:
tinyone wrote:For thos who are applying to the Sumner scholly what kind of pic are you using? I'm torn b/w a fun pic of me biking on the beach or a boring headshot. Thoughts?

How about a tastefully done nude?


Done and done. I'm totally getting that scholly money now.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby chrisokc » Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:30 pm

Stephanie13 wrote:Is anybody applying for the Sarah T. Hughes Scholarship and did you have any trouble writing a 500 word essay? I'm working on mine right now but I'm finding it difficult to write 500 words on what should be a simple answer to a simple question.

(Also I realize the scholarship is for minorities but I hope that's including non-URM minorities?)

Does anyone know the answer to either of these questions?

You might want to call and ask about that scholarship if you're not URM. I believe it is only for URM-type minorities, but I'm not certain of that.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Stephanie13 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:34 pm

chrisokc wrote:
Stephanie13 wrote:Is anybody applying for the Sarah T. Hughes Scholarship and did you have any trouble writing a 500 word essay? I'm working on mine right now but I'm finding it difficult to write 500 words on what should be a simple answer to a simple question.

(Also I realize the scholarship is for minorities but I hope that's including non-URM minorities?)

Does anyone know the answer to either of these questions?

You might want to call and ask about that scholarship if you're not URM. I believe it is only for URM-type minorities, but I'm not certain of that.

Yea I should call tomorrow about that. And I'll report back for anyone else who cares to know this information.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby donzoli » Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:40 pm

I'm sure this has been covered in this thread at some point, but I didn't want to have to read through every post again. Can a PT student transfer into FT at some point in the future, ie after the first year? Thanks!

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby utcris410 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:21 pm

yes, you can find this info on smu's website

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Stephanie13 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:26 pm

Ok I called and the Sarah T. Hughes Scholarship is for any kind of minority, not just URM.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby chrisokc » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:06 pm

Stephanie13 wrote:Ok I called and the Sarah T. Hughes Scholarship is for any kind of minority, not just URM.

Racial minority? I'm over 30 - is that a minority?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Stephanie13 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:37 pm

chrisokc wrote:
Stephanie13 wrote:Ok I called and the Sarah T. Hughes Scholarship is for any kind of minority, not just URM.

Racial minority? I'm over 30 - is that a minority?

I remember that she said something other than just ethnic minority but to be sure I would just call and ask about that. Sorry I can't be of more help!

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby bill51 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:05 am

Stephanie13 wrote:I remember that she said something other than just ethnic minority but to be sure I would just call and ask about that. Sorry I can't be of more help!


I know URM typically means African American, Hispanic, or Native American. So opening it to minority applicants in general would increase the pool.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby najumobi » Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:42 am

anyone have an idea of when smu's admitted students day/weekend is usually held?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby chrisokc » Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:54 am

It's been two weeks. Maybe some scholarships coming soon?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Yellowcard » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:47 am

I got moved from EA to Regular Decision pool of applicants for reasons I can't seem to understand. Anyways, have any RD applicants heard back yet?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby MixedGirl2009 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:04 am

Yellowcard wrote:I got moved from EA to Regular Decision pool of applicants for reasons I can't seem to understand. Anyways, have any RD applicants heard back yet?


Many RD have heard back, i went complete late October and just got my package this week. However, people who went complete much later were accepted much earlier than I did.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Bustang » Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:32 pm

Sent my LOCI today.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby sternc » Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:04 pm

Anyone have an idea of how long it takes to get scholarship information? I know they say a few weeks, but can anyone tell me how long after your phone call that you got it?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby cafloyd12 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:09 pm

I don't think anybody's received scholly info yet. I'm sure someone will post on this thread when they receive a scholarship letter. They said during the phone call that scholarship decisions would be made "over the next 3 to 4 weeks and sent shortly thereafter". So we should be getting there pretty soon.




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