SMU 2010!

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fathergoose
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby fathergoose » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:05 pm

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


I think you are probably right. According to last years thread people started hearing back in the begining of March. So from what I've gathered, if selected for an interview, you are informed via snail mail. Anybody know if that is right? Or anything else about the
process?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby lsathelp » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:05 pm

lsathelp wrote: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.


Any thoughts? Plz guys im a nervous wreck over here.Bustang did your status changed at all?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby utcris410 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:07 pm

utcris410 wrote: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 keg411 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:09 pm

I'm into the FT/PT pool :). My numbers now look good for an acceptance either way, so I'm super excited.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby DavidB » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:23 pm

I attended one of SMU's evening seminars for prospective applicants, and they specifically mentioned that they are annoyed when people change their FT / PT preference, especially after an offer has been made.

If you must change your preference, make an effort to contact them before they've rendered a decision.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby nuttygerman » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:55 pm

My status checker says application completed 1/8. Should I call and see what's the hold up or just wait it out?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby keg411 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:00 pm

DavidB wrote:I attended one of SMU's evening seminars for prospective applicants, and they specifically mentioned that they are annoyed when people change their FT / PT preference, especially after an offer has been made.

If you must change your preference, make an effort to contact them before they've rendered a decision.


I wasn't even "complete". Believe me, my change was WELL before an offer was made :).

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby DavidB » Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:44 pm

Sangiovese wrote:
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.


My app finally shows complete as of today 3/1. I talked to Maggie, who told me that it was my second LOR which was holding it up. LSAC had marked it as received 2/18, but apparently they just forwarded it to SMU today?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby hhg » Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:05 pm

sent withdrawal notice today. $76k back on the table. hope it goes to some/one of you!!

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Sangiovese » Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:11 pm

hhg wrote:sent withdrawal notice today. $76k back on the table. hope it goes to some/one of you!!


Headed to Emory?

Good luck wherever you end up, and thanks for not sitting on the spot/$ once you decided on a different offer.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Bustang » Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:27 pm

SMU admission council:

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Just let me in!

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby ClemTiger » Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:40 pm

utcris410 wrote:
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.


Thanks for the advice. I went ahead and sent an email to the admissions committee letting them know my preference for PT. I probably wouldn't have gotten in the FT program, but I really do prefer the PT program regardless. I like spreading everything out over four years which would give me the opportunity to work during the year to help pay for tuition.
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby justsmu10 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:17 pm

DavidB wrote:
Sangiovese wrote:
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.


My app finally shows complete as of today 3/1. I talked to Maggie, who told me that it was my second LOR which was holding it up. LSAC had marked it as received 2/18, but apparently they just forwarded it to SMU today?


For some strange reason, SMU asks LSAC to send LOR as hard copies, rather than electronically. The application is transmitted electronically, so I don't understand why they won't accept electronic LOR, too. One of my LOR was received by LSAC the first week on January, but SMU didn't get it until 1/19 due to LSAC having to send it snail mail. I finally went from "received 12/28" to complete on 1/22.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby DavidB » Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:40 pm

justsmu10 wrote:For some strange reason, SMU asks LSAC to send LOR as hard copies, rather than electronically. The application is transmitted electronically, so I don't understand why they won't accept electronic LOR, too. One of my LOR was received by LSAC the first week on January, but SMU didn't get it until 1/19 due to LSAC having to send it snail mail. I finally went from "received 12/28" to complete on 1/22.


I didn't know that, thanks for the information. Now my situation is understandable--it was a mail delivery delay.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby utcris410 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:54 pm

It might be because they use the LORs for (outside) scholarship consideration and need to send hard copies? Just a blind guess...

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby jgrin » Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:36 pm

I applied to the part time program with a 3.47 and 153.


What are my chances? Anybody else heard from SMU for PT yet? If so, how did they let you know?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby chrisokc » Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:39 pm

jgrin wrote:I applied to the part time program with a 3.47 and 153.


What are my chances? Anybody else heard from SMU for PT yet? If so, how did they let you know?

Read back through this thread toward the end of January. There have been a lot of PTers accepted.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby chrisokc » Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:39 pm

Anyone else going to the 3/19 ASD?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby SpencerPratt » Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:45 pm

Accepted for PT. Got the phone call end of January. Got the $$ info 2 weeks later. Not sure about your chances, as SMU PT values work experience more than strictly numbers. Some low LSATs have been accepted to PT (read LSN). I'm above 75% LSAT and below 25% GPA for the PT program, and I was accepted, so you'll have a shot. Good luck.

I'll be attending the May 20th PT Admitted Student Dinner. Let me know if any others will make it to that one. I wish I could go this month, but I can't make it.

Also, I'm sure it'll happen in the coming months, but we should get some discussion going on housing options, etc. I saw an efficiency on campus runs about $600+ including water, gas, and electric. Finding a roommate and getting a 2BR could be even cheaper. I was expecting a much higher COL, but no complaints here. :D
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby chrisokc » Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:55 pm

SpencerPratt wrote:Accepted for PT. Got the phone call. Got the $$ info 2 weeks later. Not sure about your chances, as SMU PT values work experience more than strictly numbers. Some low LSATs have been accepted to PT (read LSN). I'm above 75% LSAT and below 25% GPA for the PT program, and I was accepted, so you'll have a shot. Good luck.

I'll be attending the May 20th PT Admitted Student Dinner. Let me know if any others will make it to that one. I wish I could go this month, but I can't make it.

Also, I'm sure it'll happen in the coming months, but we should get some discussion going on housing options, etc. I saw an efficiency on campus runs about $600+ including water, gas, and electric. Finding a roommate and getting a 2BR could be even cheaper. I was expecting a much higher COL, but no complaints here. :D

There are quite a few older (like 60+years old) apartment houses right next to the campus. Those are going to be the more affordable options. There are also a bunch of nicer apartments/condos around, but those can get super expensive. The part of Dallas where SMU is located is like the Beverly Hills of Texas.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby bonnieblue » Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:56 pm

chrisokc wrote:Anyone else going to the 3/19 ASD?


yeah i will....but i have to leave austin at like 4 am that morning to make it, as i will just be getting back from cabooo

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby chrisokc » Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:09 pm

bonnieblue wrote:
chrisokc wrote:Anyone else going to the 3/19 ASD?


yeah i will....but i have to leave austin at like 4 am that morning to make it, as i will just be getting back from cabooo

I'll be leaving Oklahoma City at around the same time.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby fathergoose » Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:13 pm

chrisokc wrote:Anyone else going to the 3/19 ASD?


I'm planning on it. Is there any reason to pick one or the other?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby wellington » Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:15 pm

I'm probably going to the 3/19 ASD.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby utcris410 » Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:16 pm

Me too! :)

Does anyone remember if we need to register for it? I'll have to check my packet again when I get home...




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