SMU 2010!

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Sangiovese
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Sangiovese » Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:27 pm

FB567 wrote:When's the next batch of RD coming out?


I don't think anyone knows. There was a theory based on last year's thread that it would happen at the end of last week. Unfortunately, that didn't happen.

If we use the ED round as a basis for speculation, we could see another batch starting tomorrow. The first (ED) round started with status checker updates on the last Tuesday of the month. Tomorrow is the last Tuesday of this month... so if they are planning to do a round of decisions per month it would seem logical that status checker updates would start tomorrow. There are tons of reasons that my guess could be wrong, the biggest is that they have no "deadline" for the end of Feb (as they did in Jan for ED people).

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Thirteen » Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:51 pm

SpencerPratt wrote:Dean's Scholarship of $5k per year for PT

So fucking pumped. Went from hoping for T2 to $ at T1.

99.9999% chance I wind up at Dallas in the fall!


Congrats!

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby xanderdellus » Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:25 pm

Got 15K+/Year in the mail over the weekend. Now deciding b/w SMU and UMN.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby fallguy » Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:26 am

Has anyone been notified that they're a finalist for the Sumners yet?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby chrisokc » Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:06 am

fallguy wrote:Has anyone been notified that they're a finalist for the Sumners yet?

No word here.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby utcris410 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:16 am

Last year's thread: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=51824&start=500

Looks like HS finalists received a letter around Saturday March 7, then a phone call. :D

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby UTL_plz » Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:23 am

Its really close for me, between UH and SMU.

For those that would like to know, UH has a tuition increase of 16.5% according to what i am reading, which will put its FT tuition at around 24.5k.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby bonnieblue » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:24 pm

tried to scholly negotiate, but got an email back saying its their policy to give the best offer upfront so they don't negotiate....bummer....hope someone else has better luck

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby fallguy » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:27 pm

bonnieblue wrote:tried to scholly negotiate, but got an email back saying its their policy to give the best offer upfront so they don't negotiate....bummer....hope someone else has better luck


That is a bummer. I was hoping to negotiate a little more money from them. That could change things for me.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Gunners87 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:30 pm

fallguy wrote:
bonnieblue wrote:tried to scholly negotiate, but got an email back saying its their policy to give the best offer upfront so they don't negotiate....bummer....hope someone else has better luck


That is a bummer. I was hoping to negotiate a little more money from them. That could change things for me.


same for me, an extra 5-7k a year would make it much more competitive with my other offers. I'm planning to put down at least 2-3 seat deposits at various places, hopefully can negotiate something then, SMU is pretty much my top choice I think...

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby bonnieblue » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:34 pm

yeah hopefully yall have better luck.....maybe I rubbed them the wrong way in my letter....

even 5K more a year wouldve really helped with the choice but now I dunno....

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby isaiah6v8 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:37 pm

Gunners87 wrote:
fallguy wrote:
bonnieblue wrote:tried to scholly negotiate, but got an email back saying its their policy to give the best offer upfront so they don't negotiate....bummer....hope someone else has better luck


That is a bummer. I was hoping to negotiate a little more money from them. That could change things for me.


same for me, an extra 5-7k a year would make it much more competitive with my other offers. I'm planning to put down at least 2-3 seat deposits at various places, hopefully can negotiate something then, SMU is pretty much my top choice I think...


Because the seat deposit is written contract, are there any further complications than just losing your deposit if you choose not to attend a school? Especially if it is because you decide to attend another school?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby utcris410 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:43 pm

wellington wrote:Looking at last year's $$ the amounts were bigger and for lesser numbers. It's hard to believe some of you with your stellar numbers are only getting a half to nearly three-fourths tuition. I remember from last year, however, several posters receiving a bigger scholarship after their initial offer.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby UTL_plz » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:45 pm

Are you saying there really is a chance i could receive more scholarship money?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Gunners87 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:49 pm

isaiah6v8 wrote:
Gunners87 wrote:
fallguy wrote:
bonnieblue wrote:tried to scholly negotiate, but got an email back saying its their policy to give the best offer upfront so they don't negotiate....bummer....hope someone else has better luck


That is a bummer. I was hoping to negotiate a little more money from them. That could change things for me.


same for me, an extra 5-7k a year would make it much more competitive with my other offers. I'm planning to put down at least 2-3 seat deposits at various places, hopefully can negotiate something then, SMU is pretty much my top choice I think...


Because the seat deposit is written contract, are there any further complications than just losing your deposit if you choose not to attend a school? Especially if it is because you decide to attend another school?


It depends on the school, most of them you just lose your deposit but I do think some are binding. Certainly will research more into it before I put down the deposits but I heard stories of people being able to negotiate once they have put deposits down, the schools can also see where you put deposits down as well.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Gunners87 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:52 pm

UTL_plz wrote:Are you saying there really is a chance i could receive more scholarship money?


I don't know, but when the deposits are in the school can see if there is any scholly money left and may bump some peoples scholarships...I certainly wouldn't rule it out.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby wellington » Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:02 pm

UTL_plz wrote:Are you saying there really is a chance i could receive more scholarship money?


If the last few years are any indication, SOME will get better offers later. I would think a lot of the money offered to the higher numbers that don't matriculate trickles down like anywhere--it also makes me think SMU assumes those with the great numbers WON'T attend SMU.

I'm bummed about the "no negotiation" policy. I have a full ride at a peer school. Guess that amounts to a hill of beans.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby najumobi » Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:44 pm

finally got my scholarship packet in the mail. $45,900 total package. it's basically what i expected but i'm a little disappointed that i couldn't increase my lsat score by 1 point in order to get to their median. i probably could have garnered another 30k if i had done so. but i'm okay with what i got.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby da87 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:49 pm

any status changes for anyone today?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby maxpayne » Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:25 pm

I went "decision rendered" as of today. How long should it be before I receive my acceptance or denial? And then scholarship if I get in? 164/ 4.0.



Btw...also got into uni of houston today.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Gunners87 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:34 pm

maxpayne wrote:I went "decision rendered" as of today. How long should it be before I receive my acceptance or denial? And then scholarship if I get in? 164/ 4.0.



Btw...also got into uni of houston today.


Should be a few days for the letter/package to arrive (which, by your stats, is most likely an acceptance). Scholly info came about 3 weeks later...

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby maxpayne » Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:53 pm

Thanks! Smu is an expensive school so any additional scholarship would be fantastic.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:20 pm

maxpayne wrote:Thanks! Smu is an expensive school so any additional scholarship would be fantastic.



I got $22K a year, and your GPA is much better than mine with the same LSAT.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby maxpayne » Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:28 pm

kalvano wrote:
maxpayne wrote:Thanks! Smu is an expensive school so any additional scholarship would be fantastic.



I got $22K a year, and your GPA is much better than mine with the same LSAT.



I am crossing my fingers I receive that amount. Thanks for the encouragement.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby wellington » Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:41 pm

Got my package. $25300/yr.




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