Anybody heard back from SMU?

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by OasisFan » Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:09 pm

My status just changed to "held for further review" dated January 29th, 2009 (they put wrong date but I get the point)

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by jtw1386 » Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:19 pm

OasisFan wrote:My status just changed to "held for further review" dated January 29th, 2009 (they put wrong date but I get the point)

What are your numbers if you don't mind me asking?

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by bcb1986 » Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:30 pm

This is so bizarre. One "Decision Rendered" Friday and one "Held" today. No other whispers...
As for me, I'm still "Application Complete" (ED Applicant).

Tick, tock.

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by DMNeece » Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:38 pm

My status changed to "Held for further review" today...My numbers aren't anything special, so I already had little hope, but does this bode worse or better for me?

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by jtw1386 » Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:44 pm

I don't have spectacular numbers, but mine still says "Application Completed". My guess is they haven't gotten around to updating mine to "Held for further review".

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by joonix » Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:46 pm

bcb1986 wrote:This is so bizarre. One "Decision Rendered" Friday and one "Held" today. No other whispers...
As for me, I'm still "Application Complete" (ED Applicant).

Tick, tock.
Mine is still at Application Complete as well, and I'm ED.

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by rustyb04 » Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:12 pm

my status checker also changed today to read "held for further review" and said was updated on 1/29/09. i would also like to hear theories/opinions about people in the "held" status.

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by NOLAbball » Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:23 pm

I also got "Held for Further Review" according to my status checker with the incorrect date (Jan. 29).

My numbers: 166/3.7

Bit of a question mark for me... :?

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by ellewoods12 » Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:41 pm

thats super weird. im still application complete 11/04/2008

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by kp1981 » Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:46 pm

I will be there for a tour tomorrow at 2pm. Maybe I'll see some of you TLSers there. My status hasn't changed since "Application Received" on Jan 10. How long did it take for them to get your reports from LSAC? I'm surprised 166/3.7 was held for further review. That is kinda scary...

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by NOLAbball » Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:59 pm

betasteve wrote:
NOLAbball wrote:I also got "Held for Further Review" according to my status checker with the incorrect date (Jan. 29).

My numbers: 166/3.7

Bit of a question mark for me... :?
:?:
This was very odd... This was basically auto-admit last cycle. Perhaps the sentiment of the poster on the previous page about the admissions office being behind and the other poster that suggested mass deferrals are spot on.
Yeah, I dunno if it's a YP situation or what. I'm from Louisiana, so it shouldn't be too strange that I'm applying to Texas schools... :?

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by Anonymous0L » Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:00 pm

They are probably behind on all applications. LSN didn't show any rejections from that school last year. Odd.

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by OasisFan » Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:55 pm

jtw1386 wrote:
OasisFan wrote:My status just changed to "held for further review" dated January 29th, 2009 (they put wrong date but I get the point)

What are your numbers if you don't mind me asking?
3.66 and a 154 (my LSAT blows I know but i'm retaking in feb). I am hoping for PT I know that FT is quite a reach...best of luck to all of you

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by Anonymous0L » Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:57 pm

Maybe they are reviewing all the holds on the 29th. The date couldn't be that coincidental considering that numerous folks on this board got the same date.

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by OasisFan » Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:57 pm

NOLAbball wrote:
betasteve wrote:
NOLAbball wrote:I also got "Held for Further Review" according to my status checker with the incorrect date (Jan. 29).

My numbers: 166/3.7

Bit of a question mark for me... :?
:?:
This was very odd... This was basically auto-admit last cycle. Perhaps the sentiment of the poster on the previous page about the admissions office being behind and the other poster that suggested mass deferrals are spot on.
Yeah, I dunno if it's a YP situation or what. I'm from Louisiana, so it shouldn't be too strange that I'm applying to Texas schools... :?
I highly doubt its Yield Protect, SMU will usually throw boatloads of scholarship money to a 3.7 and a 166...they're probably just behind on applications. best of luck

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by Anonymous0L » Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:01 pm

OasisFan wrote:
NOLAbball wrote:
betasteve wrote:
NOLAbball wrote:I also got "Held for Further Review" according to my status checker with the incorrect date (Jan. 29).

My numbers: 166/3.7

Bit of a question mark for me... :?
:?:
This was very odd... This was basically auto-admit last cycle. Perhaps the sentiment of the poster on the previous page about the admissions office being behind and the other poster that suggested mass deferrals are spot on.
Yeah, I dunno if it's a YP situation or what. I'm from Louisiana, so it shouldn't be too strange that I'm applying to Texas schools... :?
I highly doubt its Yield Protect, SMU will usually throw boatloads of scholarship money to a 3.7 and a 166...they're probably just behind on applications. best of luck
Time to get those seasonal workers in and read those apps.

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by jmoc2009 » Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:11 pm

my status still says "application complete" as of 12/11/2008 - ED for PT only.

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by OasisFan » Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:32 pm

i'm hoping for PT as well but I applied to FT and PT so i'm wondering how they do this...

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by jmoc2009 » Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:59 pm

i went to an info session on the evening program - it was mentioned that they only offer one or the other when you apply to both. did you mark a preference on your app? if not, it might be worth letting them know...not sure if it's worth bugging them at this point though.

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by OasisFan » Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:02 am

i marked my preference as PT...i'm not sure if any PT applicants have been notified yet

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by DallasJosh » Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:18 am

Man, they are absolutely killing me. Been complete since 11-19-08 and nothing yet. All this extra time to think just makes you consider the worst possible scenarios over and over.

It's like waiting to hear from that really hot girl who acted really interested in you and gave you her number. You called and left a message, but haven't heard back from her in 3 days. Did she get the voicemail? Does she really have a boyfriend? Was she just using you to get introduced to your buddy? Was she just drunk and acted that way towards everyone? Man, so many scenarios - and most of the ones I can think of aren't good...

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by nmazsd » Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:23 am

My status checker, oddly dated 1/29/09 says: "Held for further review", guess I am in with the regular applicant pool. Better than being flat out rejected though.

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by BigAristotle » Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:32 am

DallasJosh wrote:Man, they are absolutely killing me. Been complete since 11-19-08 and nothing yet. All this extra time to think just makes you consider the worst possible scenarios over and over.

It's like waiting to hear from that really hot girl who acted really interested in you and gave you her number. You called and left a message, but haven't heard back from her in 3 days. Did she get the voicemail? Does she really have a boyfriend? Was she just using you to get introduced to your buddy? Was she just drunk and acted that way towards everyone? Man, so many scenarios - and most of the ones I can think of aren't good...
I'm the same way; been complete around or before you on almost all my schools, including safeties, and not hearing back is freaking me out.

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by OasisFan » Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:33 am

Can someone find out what the deal is with this wrong date on the status checkers? I would ask myself however I think the office of admissions heard one more peep out of me they'd just throw my application in the trash... :mrgreen:

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Re: Anybody heard back from SMU?

Post by bcb1986 » Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:36 am

It's possible that they intend to mail out decisions on 1-29. This would mean applicants would start receiving them on 1-31... the ED "notify by" date. Just a thought.

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