IU Bloomington Class of 2014

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tlabrum3
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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby tlabrum3 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:41 pm

pcvmeli wrote:Is asking to up the 120,000 to a full scholarship a bad idea?


I doubt that they are going to retract their current offer simply because you asked for more money. However, I would only do it if your LSAT is 169+ and are not too much of a splitter. They seem to be grabbing plenty of people below that with their 120k offer. They clearly want their medians to improve, so they may do it if your LSAT is in that range.

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby Sandro » Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:42 pm

pcvmeli wrote:Is asking to up the 120,000 to a full scholarship a bad idea?


How would you phrase it?

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby stlisforlovers » Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:42 pm

pcvmeli wrote:Is asking to up the 120,000 to a full scholarship a bad idea?

I was sort of considering doing that as well. :oops: but then I decided it would be pretty douchey.

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby kehoema2 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:44 pm

stlisforlovers wrote:
pcvmeli wrote:Is asking to up the 120,000 to a full scholarship a bad idea?

I was sort of considering doing that as well. :oops: but then I decided it would be pretty douchey.


Why not try it? Just make sure you write up something good and are very polite and I don't think it will be an issue. At worst they decline you, I wouldn't think much else would happen if you were polite and had adequate reason to ask for it.

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby stlisforlovers » Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:50 pm

But what is an adequate reason? I think for the 120k people it's the biggest scholarship most of us will get at a T30 school... How do you negotiate with no "better" offers?
But yeah, I guess the worse thing they can do is say no

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby Sandro » Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:52 pm

Maybe try something along the lines of "If you bump it up a few thousand more to full tuition, I will sign on the dotted line today."

for IU's 120k this is a legit issue - Who knows how much tuition will go up in the coming years.

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby beidoun » Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:55 pm

stlisforlovers wrote:
pcvmeli wrote:Is asking to up the 120,000 to a full scholarship a bad idea?

I was sort of considering doing that as well. :oops: but then I decided it would be pretty douchey.


I am considering doing it as well. I do think it might be a little douchey but I figured this is an admissions game. They are trying to get the best stats for their class to improve their ranking and we are trying to get the best offer to continue our education.

What's the worst that can happen? They just say no.

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby stlisforlovers » Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:59 pm

Don't most negotiations happen via email? They seem to be ignoring my emails, so maybe I can do a realllly awkward phone call.
Even if tution went up ASTRONOMICALLY, IU-B would still be my (and I think most 120kers) cheapest options.

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby pcvmeli » Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:31 pm

I might go for it...
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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby TommyK » Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:56 pm

beidoun wrote:
stlisforlovers wrote:
pcvmeli wrote:Is asking to up the 120,000 to a full scholarship a bad idea?

I was sort of considering doing that as well. :oops: but then I decided it would be pretty douchey.


I am considering doing it as well. I do think it might be a little douchey but I figured this is an admissions game. They are trying to get the best stats for their class to improve their ranking and we are trying to get the best offer to continue our education.

What's the worst that can happen? They just say no.


I don't think it's douchey. It's like negotiating for higher comp at a new job. You just need to be negotiating from a strong point. I definitely won't be. If you have as good or better offer from a peer school, I don't think it's unreasonable to ask for some more cash, but because Indiana has made it rain so heavily, I doubt this will be the case for many people.

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby SortOfObsessed » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:20 pm

Wow. it's like all of you read my mind, I was just coming to ask about the scholarship negotiations today.

Anyway, who should I send an email to? Should I do iulawfa@indiana.edu or another email address?

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby nadiaaa5860 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:27 pm

I was contemplating asking them to up my 105k to 120k..thanks for the motivation!

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby twairlines » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:20 pm

Yea so I was thinking about asking for a car, I'll let you all know how the negotiations go. I mean UMN is ranked higher than them but it's a large city with tons of public transportation, but I see them as peers. I shall be given a car. Or UF is warmer during the entire year, and I won't get cold walking around there, so maybe IU will throw in a hoody. :roll:

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby bigben5289 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:30 pm

Hey guys

I have a quick questions.

I was accepted to Illinois in January with 25k a year. I am still waiting for IU, I went complete on Jan 24th.

Do you think I could/should write a letter explaining that I got into Illinois with money but I would like to go to Indiana in the hopes that Indiana accepts me and gives me money?

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby stlisforlovers » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:42 pm

If you were accepted to U of I with $$, you surely will get in IUB with $$$. I was waitlisted at U of I and I got 120k at IUB.
Just be patient, young grasshopper.

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby JamMasterJ » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:59 pm

bigben5289 wrote:Hey guys

I have a quick questions.

I was accepted to Illinois in January with 25k a year. I am still waiting for IU, I went complete on Jan 24th.

Do you think I could/should write a letter explaining that I got into Illinois with money but I would like to go to Indiana in the hopes that Indiana accepts me and gives me money?


Yeah, its probably not a great idea to try to use a competing offer to negotiate admission but if you are accepted w/o scholarships, then you can use illinois to negotiate. though if that is the case, I would recommend taking Illinois.

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby rinkrat19 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:51 am

Just withdrew. Hope my $$$ goes to someone here!

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby JamMasterJ » Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:17 am

rinkrat19 wrote:Just withdrew. Hope my $$$ goes to someone here!


I'll take that please

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby moonpieface » Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:38 am

Greetings! This is my first post, be gentle...

I was curious if people who have been getting accepted were notified via e-mail first. Reading through some of the IU threads, it seems like a lot of folks are just getting the packet through the regular mail? Bloomington doesn't have a status checker and it's driving me crazy.

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby TommyK » Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:55 am

moonpieface wrote:Greetings! This is my first post, be gentle...

I was curious if people who have been getting accepted were notified via e-mail first. Reading through some of the IU threads, it seems like a lot of folks are just getting the packet through the regular mail? Bloomington doesn't have a status checker and it's driving me crazy.


Mail from my experience and from what I've heard from others.

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby cowgirl_bebop » Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:57 am

moonpieface wrote:Greetings! This is my first post, be gentle...

I was curious if people who have been getting accepted were notified via e-mail first. Reading through some of the IU threads, it seems like a lot of folks are just getting the packet through the regular mail? Bloomington doesn't have a status checker and it's driving me crazy.


No email. Acceptance packet just showed up in a big flat rate priority mail envelope one day after work. Scholarship info is right there on your acceptance letter.

Good luck!! :D

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby RooksWS6 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:06 am

Anybody else who is currently in undergrad having trouble staying focused?? Ever since getting accepted and deciding on IUB, I have been a complete slacker....

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby jaydizzle » Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:51 am

Holy hell, give me a decision already. The deposit deadlines are approaching, and I applied in November. If they took this long to waitlist or deny, I am going to be pissed off. There is no reason for it. Baylor and IU are in the running for slowest schools alive unless you are an auto-admit.

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby iowalum » Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:53 am

jaydizzle wrote:Holy hell, give me a decision already. The deposit deadlines are approaching, and I applied in November. If they took this long to waitlist or deny, I am going to be pissed off. There is no reason for it. Baylor and IU are in the running for slowest schools alive unless you are an auto-admit.


You should call. That's how I found out I was WL'd yesterday, and she was very friendly about it. I applied in November too, so hopefully you had better luck than me. But, like I said they told me their class still isn't full, so I'm assuming they're waiting out the $120k's.

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Re: IU Bloomington Class of 2014

Postby cowgirl_bebop » Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:35 pm

RooksWS6 wrote:Anybody else who is currently in undergrad having trouble staying focused?? Ever since getting accepted and deciding on IUB, I have been a complete slacker....


Im only taking 3 classes this semester: health, literature, and info systems, and they are all total snoozers. I am ready to just break out of here and get off to law school. I just need to get my diploma and be done with this undergrad BS




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