IU Bloomington Class of 2014

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby Sandro » Sat Jan 29, 2011 6:56 pm

tropicalpeach wrote:In! Applied 1/11, complete 1/20, package was postmarked the same day. Just received it yesterday.
OOS, 2.90, 167


105,000 scholly!


I applied mid december (took Dec LSAT) and got a complete email on 1/24. Same* numbers. I don't get it .... :?:

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby TommyK » Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:26 pm

tropicalpeach wrote:In! Applied 1/11, complete 1/20, package was postmarked the same day. Just received it yesterday.
OOS, 2.90, 167


105,000 scholly!


Congrats!

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby TommyK » Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:27 pm

Sandro wrote:
tropicalpeach wrote:In! Applied 1/11, complete 1/20, package was postmarked the same day. Just received it yesterday.
OOS, 2.90, 167


105,000 scholly!


I applied mid december (took Dec LSAT) and got a complete email on 1/24. Same* numbers. I don't get it .... :?:


How has the rest of your cycle been? Any LOR's that you're kind of worried about in retrospect? Anything weird about your personal statement? It's probably nothing, though.

It's still within the timeframe of 8-10 weeks of submission. I wouldn't sweat it quite yet. Who knows why some get processed more quickly than others.

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby jaydizzle » Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:38 pm

I sent in my app mid-November. I think it is safe to say that I did not get in. I'm not surprised. I just wish they wouldn't keep me waiting this long though for a rejection.

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby SixStrings11 » Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:11 pm

Rejected - 158/3.65 .. wasn't really expecting anything else :?

Good luck to everyone else.

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby beidoun » Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:15 pm

jaydizzle wrote:I sent in my app mid-November. I think it is safe to say that I did not get in. I'm not surprised. I just wish they wouldn't keep me waiting this long though for a rejection.


Whats your numbers?

It seems to me that they are waiting on most applicants that are under 165 LSAT score to keep their median at the level they want.

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby ash8309 » Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:21 pm

Just had my interview today in D.C. Went really well I think! Fingers crossed that I hear something soon! Do they email or only snail mail?

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby jaydizzle » Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:22 pm

beidoun wrote:
jaydizzle wrote:I sent in my app mid-November. I think it is safe to say that I did not get in. I'm not surprised. I just wish they wouldn't keep me waiting this long though for a rejection.


Whats your numbers?

It seems to me that they are waiting on most applicants that are under 165 LSAT score to keep their median at the level they want.



Way under in the 150s. It's one of my hail mary schools.

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby ixwad » Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:58 pm

Why do they interview some and not others?

In today with $120K -- 166, 3.51

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby Sandro » Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:41 pm

TommyK wrote:
Sandro wrote:
tropicalpeach wrote:In! Applied 1/11, complete 1/20, package was postmarked the same day. Just received it yesterday.
OOS, 2.90, 167


105,000 scholly!


I applied mid december (took Dec LSAT) and got a complete email on 1/24. Same* numbers. I don't get it .... :?:


How has the rest of your cycle been? Any LOR's that you're kind of worried about in retrospect? Anything weird about your personal statement? It's probably nothing, though.

It's still within the timeframe of 8-10 weeks of submission. I wouldn't sweat it quite yet. Who knows why some get processed more quickly than others.


I got into my #1 choice so my app cant be THAT bad. It just doesnt make sense that I could apply almost a month before you yet go complete 4 days after. Not really sweating IU because only a 105/120k scholly would make them competitive and I don't expect anything. Just odd to see people apply later with sameish numbers get in with scholarships before I even go complete.

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby SortOfObsessed » Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:06 am

Hey guys, just wondering if any of you have been negotiating your 120k offers (either with other schools or with Indiana for more money).

Not to be completely greedy, but it seems like if they're already offering you 120k, they must want you enough to get your guaranteed attendance with a 9k increase.

Anyone tried sending a letter being like "I'll definitely go if you change this 120k to full tuition"?

And if you're negotiating with other schools, how has it been working out?

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby justadude55 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:39 am

SortOfObsessed wrote:Hey guys, just wondering if any of you have been negotiating your 120k offers (either with other schools or with Indiana for more money).

Not to be completely greedy, but it seems like if they're already offering you 120k, they must want you enough to get your guaranteed attendance with a 9k increase.

Anyone tried sending a letter being like "I'll definitely go if you change this 120k to full tuition"?

And if you're negotiating with other schools, how has it been working out?

i think if #s are the end all be all, i deserve better than 120k given other people who have gotten the same offer with substantially lower numbers. i'm also grateful for the offer, and don't want to lose it. it's my best offer so far.

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby beidoun » Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:42 am

ixwad wrote:Why do they interview some and not others?

In today with $120K -- 166, 3.51



Congrats!!


When did you apply/go complete?

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby TommyK » Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:16 am

justadude55 wrote:
SortOfObsessed wrote:Hey guys, just wondering if any of you have been negotiating your 120k offers (either with other schools or with Indiana for more money).

Not to be completely greedy, but it seems like if they're already offering you 120k, they must want you enough to get your guaranteed attendance with a 9k increase.

Anyone tried sending a letter being like "I'll definitely go if you change this 120k to full tuition"?

And if you're negotiating with other schools, how has it been working out?

i think if #s are the end all be all, i deserve better than 120k given other people who have gotten the same offer with substantially lower numbers. i'm also grateful for the offer, and don't want to lose it. it's my best offer so far.

:roll:

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby cowgirl_bebop » Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:22 am

tropicalpeach wrote:In! Applied 1/11, complete 1/20, package was postmarked the same day. Just received it yesterday.
OOS, 2.90, 167


105,000 scholly!


Congrats! This gives me a glimmer of hope that I may get a decision soon as well. I submitted on 1/14 and went complete on 1/17. Let's hope for Monday!

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby ash8309 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:43 am

I'm not sure why they interview some people and not others. I've heard that they 1) interview borderline candidates; 2) open interviews to all people applying from certain cities (I'm D.C.) or 3) interview people that they are interested in accepting, but just want the final face-to-face (which is kind of a different way to say reason #1).

Has anyone been interviewed and rejected or waitlisted?

Edit: Before my interview yesterday, I also spoke with their director of recruitment who told me that because of the job market, law firms are looking at factors outside of class rank when making offers (want folks with experience and interpersonal skills), and so that lets them (Indiana) look at factors outside of LSAT and GPA.

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby RMstratosphere » Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:52 am

SortOfObsessed wrote:Hey guys, just wondering if any of you have been negotiating your 120k offers (either with other schools or with Indiana for more money).

Not to be completely greedy, but it seems like if they're already offering you 120k, they must want you enough to get your guaranteed attendance with a 9k increase.

Anyone tried sending a letter being like "I'll definitely go if you change this 120k to full tuition"?

And if you're negotiating with other schools, how has it been working out?


I'm nearly certain that the folks reporting a "$120k" scholarship are rounding for convenience and their actual package says something to the effect of: "full out of state tuition for six semesters..." Point being, I think for TLS purposes $120k = full tuition.

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby Lwoods » Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:01 am

RMstratosphere wrote:
SortOfObsessed wrote:Hey guys, just wondering if any of you have been negotiating your 120k offers (either with other schools or with Indiana for more money).

Not to be completely greedy, but it seems like if they're already offering you 120k, they must want you enough to get your guaranteed attendance with a 9k increase.

Anyone tried sending a letter being like "I'll definitely go if you change this 120k to full tuition"?

And if you're negotiating with other schools, how has it been working out?


I'm nearly certain that the folks reporting a "$120k" scholarship are rounding for convenience and their actual package says something to the effect of: "full out of state tuition for six semesters..." Point being, I think for TLS purposes $120k = full tuition.


Nope. There are two different types of letters going out. Many $120k, and a good (but smaller) number of full tuition. I was awarded the former. That said, some who received the "full tuition" wording and saw all the $120k might have also rounded to $120k thinking the others who did so also had the full tuition wording.

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby TommyK » Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:07 am

Lwoods wrote:
RMstratosphere wrote:
SortOfObsessed wrote:Hey guys, just wondering if any of you have been negotiating your 120k offers (either with other schools or with Indiana for more money).

Not to be completely greedy, but it seems like if they're already offering you 120k, they must want you enough to get your guaranteed attendance with a 9k increase.

Anyone tried sending a letter being like "I'll definitely go if you change this 120k to full tuition"?

And if you're negotiating with other schools, how has it been working out?


I'm nearly certain that the folks reporting a "$120k" scholarship are rounding for convenience and their actual package says something to the effect of: "full out of state tuition for six semesters..." Point being, I think for TLS purposes $120k = full tuition.


Nope. There are two different types of letters going out. Many $120k, and a good (but smaller) number of full tuition. I was awarded the former. That said, some who received the "full tuition" wording and saw all the $120k might have also rounded to $120k thinking the others who did so also had the full tuition wording.


Ms. Woods is correct. 120k is not full tuition and it explicitly states 120k. My only concern is that over the last few years, they've raised it a pretty solid clip. I just hope it doesn't continue to rise to the point where the scholly won't be nearly as appealing as it does right now.

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby miazdc » Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:15 pm

ash8309 wrote:I'm not sure why they interview some people and not others. I've heard that they 1) interview borderline candidates; 2) open interviews to all people applying from certain cities (I'm D.C.) or 3) interview people that they are interested in accepting, but just want the final face-to-face (which is kind of a different way to say reason #1).

Has anyone been interviewed and rejected or waitlisted?

Edit: Before my interview yesterday, I also spoke with their director of recruitment who told me that because of the job market, law firms are looking at factors outside of class rank when making offers (want folks with experience and interpersonal skills), and so that lets them (Indiana) look at factors outside of LSAT and GPA.



I interviewed yesterday in DC as well.

Number 2 can't be correct, since they only interviewed 40 people in DC (that was stated in the email we got) and I'm sure far more than that applied from the area. I think number 1 make sense because the people I've talked to had on-the-bubble numbers for IU (myself included). Unfortunately, I did some TLS/LSN stalking and it seems that a good number of people who were interviewed last year were eventually waitlisted. Even more frustrating is that a lot of them didn't find out about it until March. But...I'm doing my best to stay cautiously optimistic! Good luck!

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby cowgirl_bebop » Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:20 pm

I didnt even know IUB was doing interviews :(

How long after you apply do they call/email you to schedule one?

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby miazdc » Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:49 pm

cowgirl_bebop wrote:I didnt even know IUB was doing interviews :(

How long after you apply do they call/email you to schedule one?



I'm pretty sure they only interview candidates from Chicago, DC, and Indianapolis. In DC, it was a one-day thing (which was yesterday), so they contacted everyone they wanted to interview at once. I applied in late november, but I think that's irrelevant.

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby cowgirl_bebop » Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:03 pm

miazdc wrote:
cowgirl_bebop wrote:I didnt even know IUB was doing interviews :(

How long after you apply do they call/email you to schedule one?



I'm pretty sure they only interview candidates from Chicago, DC, and Indianapolis. In DC, it was a one-day thing (which was yesterday), so they contacted everyone they wanted to interview at once. I applied in late november, but I think that's irrelevant.


Hmmm.... I live in DC. I hope thats not a bad sign.

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby ash8309 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:11 pm

cowgirl_bebop wrote:
miazdc wrote:
cowgirl_bebop wrote:I didnt even know IUB was doing interviews :(

How long after you apply do they call/email you to schedule one?



I'm pretty sure they only interview candidates from Chicago, DC, and Indianapolis. In DC, it was a one-day thing (which was yesterday), so they contacted everyone they wanted to interview at once. I applied in late november, but I think that's irrelevant.


Hmmm.... I live in DC. I hope thats not a bad sign.


What are you numbers if you don't mind me asking? Might help us determine if they are only interviewing borderline candidates.

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby cowgirl_bebop » Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:14 pm

ash8309 wrote:
cowgirl_bebop wrote:
miazdc wrote:
cowgirl_bebop wrote:I didnt even know IUB was doing interviews :(

How long after you apply do they call/email you to schedule one?



I'm pretty sure they only interview candidates from Chicago, DC, and Indianapolis. In DC, it was a one-day thing (which was yesterday), so they contacted everyone they wanted to interview at once. I applied in late november, but I think that's irrelevant.


Hmmm.... I live in DC. I hope thats not a bad sign.


What are you numbers if you don't mind me asking? Might help us determine if they are only interviewing borderline candidates.


167/2.44 URM. I know they've bitten on candidates with similar numbers, so Im hoping to get good news.




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