Anybody heard back from SMU?

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by DallasJosh » Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:00 pm

Anybody else thinking scholly offers may start trickling in this week?

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by bcb1986 » Mon Feb 16, 2009 4:35 pm

I wouldn't hold my breath; I don't think they get in a hurry about much.

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by jaxon05 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 5:14 pm

My status checker still says "Application Completed," but the date changed til 2/19. Does this mean they've made a decision?

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by DallasJosh » Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:03 pm

That's the same thing that happened to the first batch of acceptances from late January. Date changed, but the status stayed "Application Completed" until after the congrats phone calls were made. Hopefully, this is a good sign for you!

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by bcb1986 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:04 pm

jaxon05 wrote:My status checker still says "Application Completed," but the date changed til 2/19. Does this mean they've made a decision?
Before the ED decisions went out there was a status change fiasco. If it's like a few weeks ago, you'll go to Decision Rendered in a day or two. They switched in batches last time - browse back through this thread if you are interested in the pattern etc...

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by great8 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:05 pm

DJosh - do you know about how long it took between the status checker change and your phone call? Thanks!

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by kp1981 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:06 pm

Mine changed too!

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by cachua » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:01 am

"You may notice that your current status date has changed. This is either because a portion of your file has been updated or the initial review of your file has been completed. Nither of these situations change your early, regular, or late decision standing. We are unable to release decisions by phone or email. All final decisions will be mailed. "

What does this even mean? And it bothered me that they spelled 'neither' wrong. :oops:

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by nukelaloosh » Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:15 am

Has anyone been admitted (via phone) and NOT received a packet?

Its been nearly a month for me and nothing in the mail.

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by DallasJosh » Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:27 am

nukelaloosh wrote:Has anyone been admitted (via phone) and NOT received a packet?

Its been nearly a month for me and nothing in the mail.
You need to contact the Admissions office. Most of us got the call that Friday (Jan. 30, I think), then received our packets the following Wednesday or Thursday. Most of the packets were pretty torn up, too. You should definitely contact them and request a new packet...

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by DallasJosh » Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:29 am

great8 wrote:DJosh - do you know about how long it took between the status checker change and your phone call? Thanks!
If my memory serves me right, I think the statuses started changing on Monday and Tuesday and the calls were on Thursday and Friday of that same week. It didn't appear that there was any order to the calls, either. Unless it was alphabetical (since we don't know people's last names on this site)...

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by jaxon05 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:14 pm

Decision Rendered today...

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by kp1981 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:19 pm

Decision rendered!

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by great8 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:21 pm

kp1981 wrote:Decision rendered!
Same here!

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by lsatismybitchlover » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:46 pm

I just now got the call...pretty excited bc she said that I will receive some scholarship info soon after I receive the admissions packet in the mail. Congratulations to everyone who got in!

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by paraducks » Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:02 pm

decision rendered 2/20

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by cachua » Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:05 pm

just got the call!

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by jaxon05 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:05 pm

And now I have the call! That's the last one I was waiting to hear from! Now hopefully some $$ will help make my decision easier.

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by maverickaf05 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:26 pm

Got the call an hour ago.

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by Archon D: terrorface » Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:27 pm

got the call from catherine. This is the first batch of regular decision admits, so ya'll should be pretty happy!

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by great8 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:33 pm

maverickaf05 wrote:Got the call an hour ago.
Ditto!

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by perin » Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:34 pm

Add me to the list. My person didn't sound too enthusiastic, can't say I blame her, she has probably had to make calls all day long. No mention of scholarships. :cry:

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by bcb1986 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:59 pm

perin wrote:Add me to the list. My person didn't sound too enthusiastic, can't say I blame her, she has probably had to make calls all day long. No mention of scholarships. :cry:
They had an ASD today, too (that may be why she sounded tired). Wish I could've made it. I called financial aid earlier this week and they said that they were running late on scholarship offers, but they said we should expect it to take at least another two weeks.

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by kp1981 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:39 pm

Got the call today also. 3 schools down, 5 to go...

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by houstonlonghorn » Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:24 pm

Friday night and I think I might have OCD because, after checking my status checker every day, at least three times a day, I finally received the much anticipated phone call, and in my effort to try to stay cool, I think I came off as totally indifferent. I keep replaying the conversation over again: After she said I had been accepted, I said something like, "OK, thanks." Awkward pause. "Well congratulations" And then we said goodbye.

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