IOWA 2011

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby chrisbru » Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:30 am

anniebelle330 wrote:I got a OOS full ride from Iowa as well, but also got wait-listed from Minnesota today. Confused about how random this whole process is.


Numbers? Minnesota is YP'ing like crazy this year.

I'm still hoping to hear back about scholarship from Iowa SOON! It will make or break my decision process.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby miazdc » Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:43 am

Sorry if this has already been answered.... but does anyone know the date of Admitted Student's Day?

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby chrisbru » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:02 pm

miazdc wrote:Sorry if this has already been answered.... but does anyone know the date of Admitted Student's Day?


I think March 25, but I'm not positive.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby miazdc » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:38 pm

Hahah good timing... an hour after I posted that question, an invite to ASD appeared in my inbox.

It's March 24-25.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby chrisbru » Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:05 pm

Just received:

law-admissions@uiowa.edu wrote:

Save the Date to visit The University of Iowa College of Law



On March 24th and 25th, The University of Iowa College of Law is going to hold its annual Admitted Students Day. This two-day event will be a wonderful opportunity to hear presentations about The College of Law from various points of view: The Dean, the Faculty, a cross section of the Law School student body, alumni from a variety of professional sectors, Financial Aid Officers, Student Services officials and Career Services advisors will be present. You will also be given the opportunity to walk around the College of Law, and become more familiar with the physical setting of our Law School and The University of Iowa campus. This program will assist you in making a fully-informed decision about your law school enrollment plans.

The University of Iowa College of Law remains true and consistent to its strengths: Encouragement of student-faculty interactions; the strength of a national reputation; the strength of our location; a reasonable cost structure; a small entering class size relative to our peer institutions; and an environment which fosters civility. Admitted Students’ Day is your opportunity to learn, first hand, how we have created, developed and nurtured such an environment.

The official invitation, agenda and schedule for Admitted Students’ Day are still being planned and finalized. Once they are complete, we will send them to you. There is no action necessary, or RSVP needed, at this time. We just want to inform you early about the date of the program so that you can plan accordingly. Once again, there is no need to RSVP at this time. That action item will come later.

We look forward to visiting with you in person at The University of Iowa College of Law’s Admitted Students’ Day. As always, we look forward to answering any questions you have. Feel free to contact us. Also, feel free to check our web site to gain updates on current events at the College of Law. Our web site is located at http://www.law.uiowa.edu.

Sincerely,



Collins Byrd

Assistant Dean for Admissions



Sehee Foss

Associate Director of Admissions





PS: No RSVP necessary at this time. Official invitation and RSVP information will come later.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby anniebelle330 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:31 pm

amers73 wrote:
anniebelle330 wrote:I got a OOS full ride from Iowa as well, but also got wait-listed from Minnesota today. Confused about how random this whole process is.


Congrats! Are you in the 167+/3.6+ crowd as well?



Thanks for the congrats! I'm actually a splitter - 164/3.95 (3.97 with fall grade update), so I was pleasantly surprised about the full-tuition! There is a 1/3 class stipulation and also a work-study job my 2L & 3L, but it was still very generous!

Good luck to everyone else who hasn't heard a/b scholarship or acceptances yet!

I submitted on 11/16, complete 11/19, in review 11/30, admitted 12/6 via email, and scholarship letter 12/20

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby anniebelle330 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:33 pm

80884 wrote:
amers73 wrote:
anniebelle330 wrote:I got a OOS full ride from Iowa as well, but also got wait-listed from Minnesota today. Confused about how random this whole process is.


Congrats! Are you in the 167+/3.6+ crowd as well?


Congrats! is Iowa your best option now?


Thanks! I'm really not sure about where Iowa stands. I would love to graduate with less than $50,000 in debt, BUT I got some scholarship offers from Illinois, W&L, & W&M that makes it hard to decide. I'm also waiting for most of my reach schools to get back to me.

I think it would be helpful to visit Iowa and see if I would like it.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby chrisbru » Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:54 pm

anniebelle330 wrote:
Thanks! I'm really not sure about where Iowa stands. I would love to graduate with less than $50,000 in debt, BUT I got some scholarship offers from Illinois, W&L, & W&M that makes it hard to decide. I'm also waiting for most of my reach schools to get back to me.

I think it would be helpful to visit Iowa and see if I would like it.


IMHO there is no reason to go to Illinois over Iowa, especially if Iowa is cheaper. The other ones depends on your regional preference.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby 80884 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:25 pm

anniebelle330 wrote:
80884 wrote:
amers73 wrote:
anniebelle330 wrote:I got a OOS full ride from Iowa as well, but also got wait-listed from Minnesota today. Confused about how random this whole process is.


Congrats! Are you in the 167+/3.6+ crowd as well?


Congrats! is Iowa your best option now?


Thanks! I'm really not sure about where Iowa stands. I would love to graduate with less than $50,000 in debt, BUT I got some scholarship offers from Illinois, W&L, & W&M that makes it hard to decide. I'm also waiting for most of my reach schools to get back to me.

I think it would be helpful to visit Iowa and see if I would like it.



+1
full-ride is HUGE.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby theothertiffany » Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:24 pm

So I was ACCEPTED to Iowa 2 days ago! I haven't gotten the official packet in the mail, but I'm not gonna hold my breath for scholarship money. I've never visited the campus before but I heard it's pretty. Thanks for the tip about the TA/RA stuff because out of state costs are SO much more expensive. This is probably the best school I can hope to get into but I was WL @ Minnesota and I REALLY like their school the one time I visited. Though my #1 is still UC Davis because I would eventually like to end up back in CA. Still waiting to hear back from everywhere else, but this time next year I'll probably be a Hawkeye! WOOT!
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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby JOThompson » Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:39 pm

traehekat wrote:
jayman6 wrote:I heard Iowa stacks their sections by putting all scholarship recipients into one section. Does anyone know if there is any truth to this?


Zero evidence of this, and many people think it is a myth that ANY school does this.

The scholarship students I know are pretty evenly spread between different sections.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby MoS » Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:17 am

jayman6 wrote:I heard Iowa stacks their sections by putting all scholarship recipients into one section. Does anyone know if there is any truth to this?


This is a laughable rumor, if it is even a rumor. (1) First hand knowledge says there is no stacking. (2) A significant part of the scholarship is being a Research Assistant your 2L and 3L years so you have in state tuition, so its not saving them much money to have such a tactic. (3) You are not curved based on your section, but on your class and only the legal writing class is just your section, so it shouldn't matter even if they did stack.

People are just scared. I'd take it into account that if the scholarship does have a stipulation. I think top 1/3 is within your control. But some would disagree, well 2/3 of the class would disagree. So take it into account when making decisions.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby miazdc » Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:29 pm

Any movement on the scholarship front guys? I'm dying to find out.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby chrisbru » Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:36 pm

miazdc wrote:Any movement on the scholarship front guys? I'm dying to find out.



I haven't heard anything yet...

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby JenDarby » Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:41 pm

I had something in the mail from Iowa today. It was just a letter regarding the FAFSA of course, but I was excited for a minute.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby adiaz43 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:14 pm

does anyone have insight if its normal if i went IR on the 21st, and then today they updated the date to 2/1? thanks for your help.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby jaydizzle » Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:34 pm

adiaz43 wrote:does anyone have insight if its normal if i went IR on the 21st, and then today they updated the date to 2/1? thanks for your help.


Looks like you might be on the preliminary wait-list. This is what us preliminary wait-list folks got.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby adiaz43 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:38 pm

jaydizzle wrote:
adiaz43 wrote:does anyone have insight if its normal if i went IR on the 21st, and then today they updated the date to 2/1? thanks for your help.


Looks like you might be on the preliminary wait-list. This is what us preliminary wait-list folks got.


ok, thanks.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby chrisbru » Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:06 pm

JenDarby wrote:I had something in the mail from Iowa today. It was just a letter regarding the FAFSA of course, but I was excited for a minute.


Same thing for me yesterday. False hope sucks!

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby amers73 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:56 pm

For those of you who received scholarships, Congrats! Is the scholarship mailing by any chance listed on your status checker?

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby StillHerexxx » Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:07 pm

Got in via status checker today. Figured I was an auto ding.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby StillHerexxx » Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:56 pm

Does anyone know if you gain Iowa residency after living there for a year? Instate tuition would be beautiful.

(Double posted because I posted earlier and want this to shoot to the front)

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby TommyK » Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:02 pm

Got put on preliminary waitlist through status checker today.

2.95/167. Good luck to all. This probably is the end of my interest in Iowa.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby traehekat » Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:55 am

StillHerexxx wrote:Does anyone know if you gain Iowa residency after living there for a year? Instate tuition would be beautiful.

(Double posted because I posted earlier and want this to shoot to the front)


Non-resident students are able to gain resident status for tuition purposes if they do a research assistantship their second year. From what I have been told almost every non-resident is able to snag a RA.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby alexb » Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:11 am

Anyone been accepted off the preliminary waitlist? Or do we probably have a long time to wait yet?




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