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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by jmoc2009 » Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:35 am

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DMNeece wrote:Since I was deffered (combined with numbers on the low side) ...Would my chances greatly increase if I changed to PT?

you could ask to be considered for both ft and pt.
Don't do that! I applied ED to only SMU's Part-Time program, then after a little while I panic'ed and asked them to change it to FT/PT with my preference being PT. I ended up getting "held for further review" because SMU neglected to tell me that regardless of preference, the protocol is that the application goes to the FT adcomm first and a decision is made, then it goes to the PT adcomm after that. So the FT adcomm deferred me and it never got to the PT committee for early decision, so now i'm stuck in limbo for a little while longer.
yeah but dmneece would be the opposite...he/she applied full-time so is already going through the ft review regardlesss. i would think if that doesnt work out they will send it over for pt review (if he/she requests) rather than going right to sending a rejection letter. (let's hope it doesnt get to that though!) just my two cents...it can't hurt to call and ask or set up an appointment if you havent been to visit yet. these are the things the staff is for!

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by OasisFan » Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:19 am

yeah I guess you're right...it wouldn't hurt, see what happens

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by bcb1986 » Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:18 pm

has anyone received their acceptance packet yet?

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by nontradintexas » Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:33 pm

bcb1986 wrote:has anyone received their acceptance packet yet?

Not yet, but in my call she said the packets would mail "by Monday", so they may not even have been mailed yet.

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by DallasJosh » Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:29 pm

My call said they mailed out on Friday. But, I can tell you, I stopped by the admissions office today and there was a huge box of big white packets in a mail carrying box. Not sure if those were part time packets, or more full time packets, or what they were. I wasn't in there long enough to ask.

On a side note, anybody have an idea as to just how many people were accepted in the ED batch? I'm not under the illusion that every person accepted has a profile here or on LSN, so I'm wondering how many may have been in this first grouping. Thoughts?

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by TxAggie09 » Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:25 pm

I was rejected for full-time a couple days ago. Is it still possible to be considered for PT after being rejected for FT?

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by OasisFan » Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:29 pm

you should call the admissions committee and ask them, it wouldn't hurt...

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by DallasJosh » Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:57 pm

Anyone receive their packets in the mail yet?

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by bcb1986 » Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:48 pm

Nah - I was hoping for it today since I'm in the metroplex, but maybe tomorrow...

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by nontradintexas » Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:16 pm

DallasJosh wrote:Anyone receive their packets in the mail yet?

Received my packet today! Evidently it had a rough journey as it was torn and closed with tape. Glad to have it, though!

:D

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by DallasJosh » Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:15 pm

Good to know! Now I can pester my postman incessantly without feeling too bad about it...

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by DallasJosh » Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:33 pm

nontradintexas wrote:
DallasJosh wrote:Anyone receive their packets in the mail yet?

Received my packet today! Evidently it had a rough journey as it was torn and closed with tape. Glad to have it, though!

:D
+1, mine was equally as mistreated...

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by nontradintexas » Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:52 pm

DallasJosh wrote:
nontradintexas wrote:
DallasJosh wrote:Anyone receive their packets in the mail yet?

Received my packet today! Evidently it had a rough journey as it was torn and closed with tape. Glad to have it, though!

:D
+1, mine was equally as mistreated...
Geez...I wonder what they did to our poor packets? Somebody in the office must have had a bad day. :lol:

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by bcb1986 » Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:58 am

Mine arrived in good condition - I was impressed with the contents as well. The housing info is especially helpful.

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by jadedV » Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:12 pm

Did anyone get scholarship information in their packet?

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by ellewoods12 » Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:17 pm

mine also arrived all torn up and ripped. poor packet.

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by nontradintexas » Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:46 pm

jadedV wrote:Did anyone get scholarship information in their packet?
One of the forms included indicates that scholarship info will be sent later.

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by screech » Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:53 pm

Got mine today. I was delighted that the evening program is only M-TH. That was awesome to find out!

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by jadedV » Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:03 am

bcb1986 wrote:Mine arrived in good condition - I was impressed with the contents as well. The housing info is especially helpful.
I like how honest the student comments are about on-campus residences, "...it's pretty ugly and there isn't a pool."

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by screech » Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:52 am

Anyone hear anything this week about scholly's?

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by DallasJosh » Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:17 pm

Haven't heard anything yet. But, I'm not expecting anything until the end of next week at the earliest. They said three weeks when they called with congrats on Jan 30, so Feb 20 would be about that time...

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by lilybelle » Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:18 pm

Hi everybody-

Does anyone know when invitations for Sumners scholarship interviews are typically received?

*fingers crossed*

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by jadedV » Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:08 pm

lilybelle wrote:Hi everybody-

Does anyone know when invitations for Sumners scholarship interviews are typically received?

*fingers crossed*

Isn't the deadline for submission Feb 15th?
I didn't even know there was an interview... :oops:

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by lilybelle » Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:53 pm

jadedV wrote:
lilybelle wrote:Hi everybody-

Does anyone know when invitations for Sumners scholarship interviews are typically received?

*fingers crossed*

Isn't the deadline for submission Feb 15th?
I didn't even know there was an interview... :oops:
Yes, the deadline is Feb 15th. I didn't know there were interviews either until I saw something about them in the Sumners brochure that came in the admission packet. That made me especially interested in the timeline for the process since in theory you would know if you had a chance at a Sumners a while before the decisions are final. I also have no idea (and was wondering) when the Sumners scholarships are actually offered to the recipients. I'm hoping it isn't as late as late April or May since that doesn't give you much time to factor that into the decision to attend or not.

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Post by Anonymous0L » Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:06 pm

lilybelle wrote:
jadedV wrote:
lilybelle wrote:Hi everybody-

Does anyone know when invitations for Sumners scholarship interviews are typically received?

*fingers crossed*

Isn't the deadline for submission Feb 15th?
I didn't even know there was an interview... :oops:
Yes, the deadline is Feb 15th. I didn't know there were interviews either until I saw something about them in the Sumners brochure that came in the admission packet. That made me especially interested in the timeline for the process since in theory you would know if you had a chance at a Sumners a while before the decisions are final. I also have no idea (and was wondering) when the Sumners scholarships are actually offered to the recipients. I'm hoping it isn't as late as late April or May since that doesn't give you much time to factor that into the decision to attend or not.

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