SMU 2010!

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cafloyd12
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby cafloyd12 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:42 am

You're right. I just visited the finaid website again and noticed at the top of the page that it's the 2008-2009 costs. False alarm. Thanks for pointing that out.

DavidB
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby DavidB » Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:57 pm

Does anyone know how long it should take for "application received" to switch to "application completed" on the online status checker?

My status has been displaying "application received" since 2/13. I'm a little concerned since the regular decision deadline for submitting all supporting documentation is this Sunday.

As far as I know, my package should be complete--application, personal statement, why smu?, 2 lor's, lsdas, and resume.

Thanks!

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utcris410
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby utcris410 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:59 pm

DavidB wrote:Does anyone know how long it should take for "application received" to switch to "application completed" on the online status checker?

My status has been displaying "application received" since 2/13. I'm a little concerned since the regular decision deadline is Sunday.

As far as I know, my package should be complete--application, personal statement, why smu?, 2 lor's, lsdas, and resume.

Thanks!

You should call or email them. I applied EA and was nervous when it still wasn't App Complete the day before the deadline. Apparently, my fee waiver code didn't register in the system, so my application wasn't considered complete because of the "missing" fee. They updated it to complete within an hour.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby DavidB » Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:20 pm

Okay, I called. Maggie confirmed they had received my documentation additions and told me that are still processing the applications submitted right before the 2/15 deadline. So they're running behind on updating the online status.

Some of my supporting documentation wasn't ready by the 2/15 deadline, but those docs are subject to a separate 2/28 deadline. That was the cause of my concern, those last pieces of the application package.

She said not to worry, as long as I've submitted everything the status will eventually be updated.

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FunkyJD
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby FunkyJD » Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:23 pm

Those of you who were recently accepted, when did you go complete?

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Sangiovese
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Sangiovese » Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:34 pm

DavidB wrote:Does anyone know how long it should take for "application received" to switch to "application completed" on the online status checker?


Mine was received on 1/15 and didn't go complete until 2/3. There was nothing missing or added after the 15th, it just takes a while. When I get impatient I just remind myself that it is a crazy time of year for the people in the admissions office.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby DavidB » Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:44 pm

Sangiovese wrote:Mine was received on 1/15 and didn't go complete until 2/3. There was nothing missing or added after the 15th, it just takes a while. When I get impatient I just remind myself that it is a crazy time of year for the people in the admissions office.


Thanks for the info. I don't think I'm impatient with the process, I was more concerned that I had missed a step in the application. This is what happens to people who wait until the deadline! :)

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Thirteen » Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:19 pm

In with $25300 per year!!! I received the call about 12:30. I'm still smiling, and can't believe my good fortune.

My stats are 2.11 169 (URM). I applied on 12/23, and went complete on 1/22. My status changed to Deciision Rendered on 2/23. Good luck to everyone still waiting.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby utcris410 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:37 pm

Thirteen wrote:In with $25300 per year!!! I received the call about 12:30. I'm still smiling, and can't believe my good fortune.

My stats are 2.11 169 (URM). I applied on 12/23, and went complete on 1/22. My status changed to Deciision Rendered on 2/23. Good luck to everyone still waiting.


Congrats!!! :) Must feel great!

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby fathergoose » Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:37 pm

Thirteen wrote:In with $25300 per year!!! I received the call about 12:30. I'm still smiling, and can't believe my good fortune.

My stats are 2.11 169 (URM). I applied on 12/23, and went complete on 1/22. My status changed to Deciision Rendered on 2/23. Good luck to everyone still waiting.


congrats!! It's good to see SMU giving out some splitter love.

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Sangiovese
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Sangiovese » Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:14 pm

fathergoose wrote:congrats!! It's good to see SMU giving out some splitter love.


Agree... Congrats to all the new acceptances and those who have received $

Now if we can just get a little reverse splitter love :)

<-- 4.0/156 (non-trad - PT)

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby FB567 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:56 am

Are they reviewing PT first? I applied for FT on 12/30, went complete on 1/20. SMU is the last school I need to hear from and I just want this to be over soon.

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Sangiovese
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Sangiovese » Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:07 am

I don't think they are reviewing PT first. The majority that have heard back so far are full time. I think everyone that has posted status checker updates or acceptance phone calls this week has been FT, but I may have missed one.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby anonis » Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:27 am

in as well! received phone call yesterday with 25k scholly for FT, went complete on 1/26

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby FB567 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:30 pm

anonis wrote:in as well! received phone call yesterday with 25k scholly for FT, went complete on 1/26


Congrats! Do you mind sharing your stats?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby justsmu10 » Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:55 am

So...we had a small number of FT admits in the middle of the week, and nothing on Friday. This admissions cycle is proceeding very strangely. I'm going to disregard all previous threads at this point, as they are now 2 weeks behind last year's schedule, and DR'ing and admitting people in a very sporadic, unpredictable manner. Admissions are no longer coming in waves as they have in the past, but I suppose this could change at any time.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby anonis » Sat Feb 27, 2010 4:03 pm

FB567 wrote:
anonis wrote:in as well! received phone call yesterday with 25k scholly for FT, went complete on 1/26


Congrats! Do you mind sharing your stats?


166 / low 3

keg411
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby keg411 » Sat Feb 27, 2010 5:07 pm

Got my new LSAT. Considering switching from PT to FT (or at least asking SMU to review my app for FT as well instead of just for PT).

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby ClemTiger » Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:35 pm

I'm in a similar situation. I originally asked to be considered for both FT (preference) and PT. I went Complete on 2/3 and haven't heard anything. Now that I've had time to think about it harder I actually prefer the PT to FT and think I have a much more realistic shot getting into the PT with my numbers. Is it too late to send the committee a letter mentioning my preference for the PT now or should I just let it all play out?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby keg411 » Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:39 pm

ClemTiger wrote:I'm in a similar situation. I originally asked to be considered for both FT (preference) and PT. I went Complete on 2/3 and haven't heard anything. Now that I've had time to think about it harder I actually prefer the FT to PT and think I have a much more realistic shot getting into the PT with my numbers. Is it too late to send the committee a letter mentioning my preference for the PT now or should I just let it all play out?


In your case, I would let it play out. The reason I'm asking is because I applied for PT ONLY and did not ask to be considered for FT at all (my LSAT was too low to have a shot; now my LSAT is at their 75th and LSN indicates I should get in). Have to work on my letter.

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SpencerPratt
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby SpencerPratt » Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:48 pm

I would also let it play out. I had numbers just good enough for PT and selected both PT and FT, and they just offered me a spot in the PT program. I doubt it hurts to say you'd prefer FT.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby lsathelp » Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:12 am

HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So my status checker went from Held for further review to Application Complete on 2/25/2010. What does that mean. I didnt recieved a call so i'm assuming its bad news but why not say decision rendered or something like that,why go back to app complete. I'm so confuse.

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utcris410
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby utcris410 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:14 am

ClemTiger wrote:I'm in a similar situation. I originally asked to be considered for both FT (preference) and PT. I went Complete on 2/3 and haven't heard anything. Now that I've had time to think about it harder I actually prefer the PT to FT and think I have a much more realistic shot getting into the PT with my numbers. Is it too late to send the committee a letter mentioning my preference for the PT now or should I just let it all play out?

If you PREFER PT, then I would let them know.
If they ended up giving you FT, but you WANTED PT, that would stink.

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maxpayne
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby maxpayne » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:53 am

Just received my packet in today. SMU really went above and beyond putting this packet together. Very impressive.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby chrisokc » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:55 am

I bet we're close to hearing some word on the Sumners.




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