SMU 2010!

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SpencerPratt
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby SpencerPratt » Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:45 pm

Yeah SMU was great in terms of turn around for their decisions. I waited 2+ weeks for some schools.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Thirteen » Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:04 pm

I also went Decision Rendered today on 2/23. I'm extremely nervous about this, since SMU is my top choice. I'm going to check my voicemail constantly all day tomorrow at the airport (flying across the country to Houston). Good luck to everyone else still waiting on a decision.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Bustang » Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:58 pm

Still held for review. Fuck.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby JMBrown32 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:56 am

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.


Mine did as well!

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MixedGirl2009
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby MixedGirl2009 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:37 am

scholly in the mail! $15,300 renewable :D

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby utcris410 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:48 am

MixedGirl2009 wrote:scholly in the mail! $15,300 renewable :D

congrats! is this school at the top of your list?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby maxpayne » Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:36 pm

Any stipulations on all these scholarships?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby HBK » Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:37 pm

maxpayne wrote:Any stipulations on all these scholarships?


remain in "good standing"

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby wellington » Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:21 pm

HBK wrote:remain in "good standing"


+1

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby MixedGirl2009 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:47 pm

utcris410 wrote:
MixedGirl2009 wrote:scholly in the mail! $15,300 renewable :D

congrats! is this school at the top of your list?


Had narrowed it down to two at this point, I'm pretty surprised about the scholly so maybe it's 3 now! Yet it is still a big loan to take out, I'm going to take some time to really think about the field of law I want to go into and location then decide what is the best choice for me. Also need to consider housing and living costs, etc..


How about you??

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby utcris410 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:28 pm

still waiting to hear back from most of my schools. i live in dallas and love everything about smu law up to this point. :)

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby JMBrown32 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:20 pm

Just got the call! Accepted and 25,300 a year! Couldn't be happier!
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby utcris410 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:23 pm

JMBrown32 wrote:Just got the call! Accepted and 25,600 a year! Couldn't be happier!

congrats! :)

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby fallguy » Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:27 pm

JMBrown32 wrote:Just got the call! Accepted and 25,300 a year! Couldn't be happier!


Is SMU your top choice then?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby JMBrown32 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:05 pm

fallguy wrote:
JMBrown32 wrote:Just got the call! Accepted and 25,300 a year! Couldn't be happier!


Is SMU your top choice then?


They're certainly up there. I can't really say what my top choice is as I haven't visited any schools yet, but I am most looking forward to visiting SMU.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby FunkyJD » Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:14 pm

JMBrown32 wrote:Just got the call! Accepted and 25,300 a year! Couldn't be happier!

Congrats!

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Thirteen » Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:28 pm

JMBrown32 wrote:Just got the call! Accepted and 25,300 a year! Couldn't be happier!


Wow, congrats!!!!! Now I'm going to sit with my phone by my side for the rest of the week, haha.

EDIT: Did your status checker change, or does it still say Decision Rendered?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby JMBrown32 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:31 pm

Thirteen wrote:
JMBrown32 wrote:Just got the call! Accepted and 25,300 a year! Couldn't be happier!


Wow, congrats!!!!! Now I'm going to sit with my phone by my side for the rest of the week, haha.

EDIT: Did your status checker change, or does it still say Decision Rendered?


Still decision rendered

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby maxpayne » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:03 pm

I was accepted today via phone call at 3:00 pm. A lady named Maggie informed me of my acceptance and a scholarship worth $30,200 per year!!!!!! Way more than I expected. (164/4.0) good luck to everyone!

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Thirteen » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:04 pm

maxpayne wrote:I was accepted today via phone call at 3:00 pm. A lady named Maggie informed me of my acceptance and a scholarship worth $30,200 per year!!!!!! Way more than I expected. (164/4.0) good luck to everyone!


Congrats!!!

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby fallguy » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:06 pm

maxpayne wrote:I was accepted today via phone call at 3:00 pm. A lady named Maggie informed me of my acceptance and a scholarship worth $30,200 per year!!!!!! Way more than I expected. (164/4.0) good luck to everyone!



Seriously, congratulations. That is a great offer.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby anonis » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:43 pm

If I was DR on the 23rd but didn't receive a phone call today, is that a bad sign? :(

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Katherine » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:58 pm

I think they continue to call at the end of the week. Last time did they change everyone's statuses on the same day or is there any chance my application complete will change tomorrow?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby cafloyd12 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:16 am

Congratulations to the new admits!

I was going to see if anyone posting in this forum smarter than me (virtually all of you) has noticed this yet. If not, maybe somebody can give me a little insight to ease my worries here.

http://www.law.smu.edu/JDFinancial-Aid

Here, SMU says its COA is 59k.

http://smu.edu/srk/FinAid/graduate_cost.asp

Here, SMU estimates its COA (for financial aid calculation purposes) at 55k.

Why would they certify a student budget that is 4k less than the COA they have on the law school website?

The only reason I noticed this is because I was doing some number crunching and it looks like this is a really, really tight budget. They're allowance in the budget won't even cover they're own "Living Expenses" and "Misc" estimates after tuition and books are subtracted. Am I missing something here? Is this normal?

I don't really want to work that much (even though I am going to be enrolling in the part-time program), but I'm afraid I may have to if the highest amount they will certify for my lender is what is stated on the financial aid website.

Anybody have any thoughts on this?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby MoS » Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:29 am

cafloyd12 wrote:Congratulations to the new admits!

I was going to see if anyone posting in this forum smarter than me (virtually all of you) has noticed this yet. If not, maybe somebody can give me a little insight to ease my worries here.

http://www.law.smu.edu/JDFinancial-Aid

Here, SMU says its COA is 59k.

http://smu.edu/srk/FinAid/graduate_cost.asp

Here, SMU estimates its COA (for financial aid calculation purposes) at 55k.

Why would they certify a student budget that is 4k less than the COA they have on the law school website?

The only reason I noticed this is because I was doing some number crunching and it looks like this is a really, really tight budget. They're allowance in the budget won't even cover they're own "Living Expenses" and "Misc" estimates after tuition and books are subtracted. Am I missing something here? Is this normal?

I don't really want to work that much (even though I am going to be enrolling in the part-time program), but I'm afraid I may have to if the highest amount they will certify for my lender is what is stated on the financial aid website.

Anybody have any thoughts on this?


My guess would be the FinAid office hasn't updated their costs for 2010-11. The law school just updated theirs last week to reflect their tuition hike.




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