IOWA 2011

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laughsalot06
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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby laughsalot06 » Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:56 am

I go to school at the University of Iowa, and what I've always heard is that within 2 weeks you will get a larger admissions packet that will include scholarship information, if any. While it may not be a "hard and fast rule" that the admissions office is going to admit to, the law students I have talked to all said that is when their information came. I'm sure that in April they might give some scholarships if they have any money left, but in past years, students have found out a few weeks after getting accepted.

I was admitted around 12/3, my numbers are high for Iowa and I'm an Iowa resident, and I haven't heard anything regarding scholarships, so I'm going to proceed with the assumption that they haven't been sent yet--just to keep my sanity. Would have been nice to know before the winter break.

Hope this helps! If anyone has any questions at the University of Iowa in general I would be happy to answer.

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chrisbru
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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby chrisbru » Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:29 pm

Got my resident classification decision back yesterday! Score!

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby ArmyHawkeye » Sat Dec 18, 2010 2:44 pm

Congrats, That is gonna be huge! How much of a role does residency play with U Iowa? I know their goal is to have about half the class come from the state. I'm not sure if anybody out there could answer this for me, but any help would me much appreciated.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby dreakol » Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:17 pm

I didnt get a personalized note or any financial aid info in my packet :(

just something telling me I might have a problem being admitted to the Iowa bar.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby justadude55 » Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:54 pm

status checker says preliminary waitlist.

3.5x and low 170s. do i really have to write an LOCI? i don't even want to go there.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby iknownothing » Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:57 pm

justadude55 wrote:status checker says preliminary waitlist.

3.5x and low 170s. do i really have to write an LOCI? i don't even want to go there.


lol, yes. You absolutely have to write one. Or else, death. :shock:

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby laughsalot06 » Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:10 am

As for the residency question...

Residency plays a large role for Iowa--and the admissions office will openly admit this. Iowa's Board of Regents "requires" that 50% of the incoming class are residents of Iowa. This is difficult for Iowa to achieve because it's a smaller state and not many Iowa resident's apply for law school. I've been told multiple times that Iowa students get 2 points added to their LSAT, I'm not sure if this is true, but the point is that residents are favored (in some way) in the admissions process. They know that is they don't admit some Iowa residents who may have lower #'s they won't reach the requirement.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby brupe » Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:53 pm

I'm pretty sure the residency and the fact that I got my undergrad degree at Iowa are the only reasons I got prelim waitlisted. 3.7 151. Denied from 6 other (way worse) schools.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby brupe » Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:54 pm

Does anybody by chance know how long prelim waitlisters have to wait until they find out a decision. I have a full time job and if I find out one week before school starts that i'm admitted, I'm not sure I would be able to go.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby jaydizzle » Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:50 am

From what I found, preliminary waitlist is just another word for waitlist. They told Barbie it was a bit different and that you can be reconsidered at any time, but they told me it is basically the same. Maybe Barbie was just a better overall applicant than me?

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby Barbie » Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:56 am

jaydizzle wrote:From what I found, preliminary waitlist is just another word for waitlist. They told Barbie it was a bit different and that you can be reconsidered at any time, but they told me it is basically the same. Maybe Barbie was just a better overall applicant than me?


lol. no.
she said most people on the prelim waitlist end up on the waitlist. But, she said that prelim waitlists could be taken off anytime between now and... april or something. Regular waitlists for SURE won't be taken off until after this time. I suppose that is the only difference. (In other words, I guess it makes more sense for someone on a prelim waitlist to send LOCIs, etc.)

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby jaydizzle » Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:58 am

Barbie wrote:
jaydizzle wrote:From what I found, preliminary waitlist is just another word for waitlist. They told Barbie it was a bit different and that you can be reconsidered at any time, but they told me it is basically the same. Maybe Barbie was just a better overall applicant than me?


lol. no.
she said most people on the prelim waitlist end up on the waitlist. But, she said that prelim waitlists could be taken off anytime between now and... april or something. Regular waitlists for SURE won't be taken off until after this time. I suppose that is the only difference. (In other words, I guess it makes more sense for someone on a prelim waitlist to send LOCIs, etc.)


Oh, sorry! I added stuff from another school I have a weird status at I think by accident hah.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby brupe » Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:40 am

What's LOCI?

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby Barbie » Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:43 am

brupe wrote:What's LOCI?


letter of continued interest

: oh hai I got good grades this semester and have been working for awesome law firm and joined 3 more organizations and graduated with honors and wrote a novel and got a record deal AND I'm s till interested in your school so pls accept me now kthxbi

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby chrisbru » Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:24 pm

Barbie wrote:
brupe wrote:What's LOCI?


letter of continued interest

: oh hai I got good grades this semester and have been working for awesome law firm and joined 3 more organizations and graduated with honors and wrote a novel and got a record deal AND I'm s till interested in your school so pls accept me now kthxbi



Love this.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby brupe » Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:46 pm

when are those considered helpful/necessary rather than annoying? do law schools (iowa) really want
them?

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby chrisbru » Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:53 pm

brupe wrote:when are those considered helpful/necessary rather than annoying? do law schools (iowa) really want
them?


Always. Yes.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby brupe » Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:09 pm

When should prelim waitlisters send them? Like asap or like may?

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby JenDarby » Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:18 pm

brupe wrote:When should prelim waitlisters send them? Like asap or like may?



If you're truly interested in the school and have something to say, asap. By May there will be a lot less seats/more applicants/etc.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby brupe » Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:50 pm

Do i have to go through LSAC or is that something I just mail to the law school and say "hi, put this with my app please, but read it first?"

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby JenDarby » Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:55 pm

You would want to send it straight to the admissions office. Search "how to write a LOCI" or something similar in the search function at the bottom, there should be plenty of detailed suggestions as to where to go from here!

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby SisyphusHappy » Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:25 pm

In via status checker. Sent: 12/3, Review: 12/13, Decision: 12/21.

169, 3.90

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby JenDarby » Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:59 pm

I woke up and checked the email on my phone, and saw a subject line "congratulations you've been admitted" and got extremely excited....just Iowa, delivering news I found out a week ago via the status checker! I received the snail mail letter before the email!

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby brupe » Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:10 am

Im prelim waitlist, and my status checker wasnt updated but they put a little blurb at the top about the waitlist process and submitting LOCIs. Here's what it said.

"We thank you for your continued interest in The University of Iowa College of Law. At this time your applicaiton has been placed on the waiting list. While a final decision may be made at any time, we do not anticipate reviewing those on the waiting list until the Spring.

At this time, Iowa does not require additional information or documents. However, we do accept letters of continued interest or additional documents that you would like to make available for the Admissions Committee to view. These may be submitted as an email attachment to law-admissions@uiowa.edu."

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby jayman6 » Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:16 pm

I was accepted 12/6. Still no scholly info. Anyone else accepted in December (beside the merit scholars receiving full rides) receive a scholarship offer? I'm above both medians so I think I'd get something, but who knows.




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