Iowa 2012

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:45 pm

crystalhawkeye wrote:
Whitty wrote:Did anyone else find it odd that they want to know your entire medical history right off the bat? Not that I have anything to hide..

Where/when did they ask this? I don't remember anything about that...

It came with the seat acceptance forms. There were a couple forms asking about your health information. IIRC the don't have to be sent in until you pay the deposit. I could be wrong. :|

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby crystalhawkeye » Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:52 pm

Ah, now I see. I must have somehow missed those three pages of information the first time I got my letter... hmm...

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby rainmaker614 » Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:29 pm

mikeytwoshoes wrote:
crystalhawkeye wrote:
Whitty wrote:Did anyone else find it odd that they want to know your entire medical history right off the bat? Not that I have anything to hide..

Where/when did they ask this? I don't remember anything about that...

It came with the seat acceptance forms. There were a couple forms asking about your health information. IIRC the don't have to be sent in until you pay the deposit. I could be wrong. :|


It isn't required to fill out. I don't mind that much about giving my medical history (but I still won't besides what's necessary) but my parents sure as hell aren't going to give me theirs lol (they're old school and it takes a lot just to get a copy of their taxes for Needs Access). I'm only going to fill in the portion that is required (immunization records, I think).

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby crystalhawkeye » Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:41 pm

Hmm, I see. I'll probably fill out the majority - I've had a very calm medical life.

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:32 pm

Anyone decide on housing yet?

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby Mitchske » Sat Mar 14, 2009 9:21 am

I'm not sure this is the appropriate thread to ask this question as I am still undecided about law school, but how did those of you who received a scholarship receive this information? I was accepted to Iowa yesterday, and while I'm not expecting a scholarship, I'm curious to if I was awarded one.

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Sat Mar 14, 2009 11:20 am

Mitchske wrote:I'm not sure this is the appropriate thread to ask this question as I am still undecided about law school, but how did those of you who received a scholarship receive this information? I was accepted to Iowa yesterday, and while I'm not expecting a scholarship, I'm curious to if I was awarded one.

They ran out of merit money a few weeks ago. As others withdraw their applications, more scholarships may be awarded. However, Iowa's yield is ridiculously high.

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby New Madrid » Sat Mar 14, 2009 1:02 pm

Add me to the list, crystal. Just finalized the decision. Woohoo!! :D

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby Mitchske » Sat Mar 14, 2009 1:37 pm

Are there any admitted student weekends that are coming up? I've already missed too much school to visit during the week...

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby Whitty » Sat Mar 14, 2009 1:44 pm

Mitchske wrote:Are there any admitted student weekends that are coming up? I've already missed too much school to visit during the week...



Nope, we missed it. :(

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby Mitchske » Sat Mar 14, 2009 2:41 pm

Whitty wrote:
Mitchske wrote:Are there any admitted student weekends that are coming up? I've already missed too much school to visit during the week...



Nope, we missed it. :(


Blah, I was just accepted.

I'm not sure how I'm going to get a chance to visit Iowa before the deadline, so I guess I may end up submitting two deposits? How much is Iowa's deposit?

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby crystalhawkeye » Sat Mar 14, 2009 2:44 pm

Mitchske wrote:Blah, I was just accepted.

I'm not sure how I'm going to get a chance to visit Iowa before the deadline, so I guess I may end up submitting two deposits? How much is Iowa's deposit?

Think I'm in the same boat as you Mitch - sending in multiple deposits. It's $250 due by April 1, the additonal $150 by June 1.

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby New Madrid » Sat Mar 14, 2009 2:50 pm

crystalhawkeye wrote:
Mitchske wrote:Blah, I was just accepted.

I'm not sure how I'm going to get a chance to visit Iowa before the deadline, so I guess I may end up submitting two deposits? How much is Iowa's deposit?

Think I'm in the same boat as you Mitch - sending in multiple deposits. It's $250 due by April 1, the additonal $150 by June 1.


This sounds like me this past week. Are you still considering MSU?

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby Mitchske » Sat Mar 14, 2009 3:01 pm

I'm tired of this process.

I'm glad that Iowa's deposit is reasonable, a couple of schools where I was accepted have deposits of $700

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby rainmaker614 » Sat Mar 14, 2009 5:56 pm

FYI guys, this is from Dean Pless from UIUC on doing more than one seat deposit:

"In June schools that participate in the commitment overlap process can see if people who have paid a deposit at their school also have a deposit at another participating school. Illinois participates in this process, but not every school does. More information is on the LSAC website. This program just started last year."

"It isn't against any rule that LSAC has. Some schools have language on their deposit form that states you are only submitting a deposit to them and withdrawing all of your other applications. If a school has that language and you don't abide by it, the school certainly has the right to revoke their offer. Illinois doesn't have that language.

Now, why people routinely throw away hundreds if not thousands of dollars in forfeited seat deposits is something I really will never understand. I get it when you get pulled off a waitlist in June. When people get admitted in January by two schools and can't make up their mind in April which one they want to go to, that seems stranger to me. In the end, it is your money.

With the new system, if I see someone had paid two deposits and it is June 15, I will just give them a call and ask what they plan on doing. I have people on the WL that want that seat, but if a person has paid their deposits the seat is theirs until they withdraw."

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby coolkatz321 » Sat Mar 14, 2009 6:14 pm

Is it me, or is it bizarre that Iowa's seat deposit is due April 1? Cincinnati's is April 15, and I thought that was early.

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby hoosier1508 » Sat Mar 14, 2009 6:21 pm

coolkatz321 wrote:Is it me, or is it bizarre that Iowa's seat deposit is due April 1? Cincinnati's is April 15, and I thought that was early.


There are others who have the April 1 deadline. I don't like it because I cannot visit until April when work dies down a bit. Since other schools I'm considering have later deadlines, I'm either forced to withdraw or pay the deposit and wait to see whether any of my visits in April convince me to go elsewhere.

I'd like to see them move it back 2 weeks.

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Sat Mar 14, 2009 7:31 pm

coolkatz321 wrote:Is it me, or is it bizarre that Iowa's seat deposit is due April 1? Cincinnati's is April 15, and I thought that was early.


Byrd said at the ASD that most schools have an April 1st deadline.

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby coolkatz321 » Sat Mar 14, 2009 7:32 pm

mikeytwoshoes wrote:
coolkatz321 wrote:Is it me, or is it bizarre that Iowa's seat deposit is due April 1? Cincinnati's is April 15, and I thought that was early.


Byrd said at the ASD that most schools have an April 1st deadline.


C'mon, that's BS. Most are mid-April at the earliest.

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Sat Mar 14, 2009 7:34 pm

coolkatz321 wrote:
mikeytwoshoes wrote:
coolkatz321 wrote:Is it me, or is it bizarre that Iowa's seat deposit is due April 1? Cincinnati's is April 15, and I thought that was early.


Byrd said at the ASD that most schools have an April 1st deadline.


C'mon, that's BS. Most are mid-April at the earliest.

Revision, Byrd said at ASD most of Iowa's peer schools and those higher in the rankings have deadlines of April 1st.

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby rainmaker614 » Sat Mar 14, 2009 8:08 pm

Yeah 15 or so of the schools I was accepted to have April 1st deadlines. Some have April 15th but NONE had a deadline later than that. At least we don't have to pay ridiculous deposits like students at American and some other schools do. I was in shock that the first deposit there was like 7 or 900 dollars.

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby crystalhawkeye » Sun Mar 15, 2009 1:33 am

rainmaker614 wrote:FYI guys, this is from Dean Pless from UIUC on doing more than one seat deposit:

"In June schools that participate in the commitment overlap process can see if people who have paid a deposit at their school also have a deposit at another participating school. Illinois participates in this process, but not every school does. More information is on the LSAC website. This program just started last year."

Any knowledge on if Iowa is one of such schools?

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Sun Mar 15, 2009 4:04 pm

http://www.lsac.org/Applying/lsdas-other-information.asp
Multiple Deposit Notification

Each year, law schools that participate in LSAC's commitment overlap reporting service provide LSAC with information about applicants who have been accepted and have paid a deposit or provided a verbal or written agreement to attend their schools. Each spring, participating law schools receive periodic reports detailing the number of their committed applicants who have submitted seat deposits or commitments at other participating schools, as well as the identification of those other schools. Starting on June 15, 2008, those reports will also include the names and LSAC account numbers for all candidates who have deposits/commitments at multiple participating schools.

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Re: Iowa 2012

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Sun Mar 15, 2009 4:14 pm

crystalhawkeye wrote:
rainmaker614 wrote:FYI guys, this is from Dean Pless from UIUC on doing more than one seat deposit:

"In June schools that participate in the commitment overlap process can see if people who have paid a deposit at their school also have a deposit at another participating school. Illinois participates in this process, but not every school does. More information is on the LSAC website. This program just started last year."

Any knowledge on if Iowa is one of such schools?

Does the deposit form include language that you can't commit to other schools? That's the only way their participation in the project affects you. At the ASD, I told Byrd I was still waiting for NYU and that I would go to NYU if accepted. He didn't say anything about multiple deposits being against the rules.

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Re: Iowa 2012

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