IOWA 2011

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby Sandro » Sat Feb 26, 2011 8:40 pm

Prelim waitlist. Prob withdrawing.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby Keats » Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:41 am

Is anybody else going to Iowa's ASD on 3/24-25 and then driving down to Bloomington for IU's on 3/26?

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby twairlines » Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:32 pm

Keats wrote:Is anybody else going to Iowa's ASD on 3/24-25 and then driving down to Bloomington for IU's on 3/26?

Just skip the trip to IOWA ad head to IU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8hdKnr7rpE

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby sebastian0622 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:29 pm

chrisbru wrote:
Prairie wrote:I see both of your points. However, I feel I am already going to be so focused on grades that the "added" stress worrying about a scholarship will be only marginally higher than if I didn't have a stipulation attached to it.


This is irrelevant for almost every person on TLS... We're ALL going to stress the eff out about trying for top 10%, let alone top third.

There is no way that I can imagine taking $120k in debt at WUSTL with no stips to be a better idea than full at Iowa.

Or there's my TTT full-ride with no stips at St. Thomas.


If those were your other options, then no. But based on my own experience, a full-ride at Iowa means 1/2 ride at WUSTL and admit to Vandy/Cornell/etc., and that sways the decision in my opinion.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby chrisbru » Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:40 pm

nightman09 wrote:
Slimpee wrote:Oooh, that's going to be a fun weekend in IA City...there may or may not be a professional school bar crawl...


+ :D... excited to meet you guys at ASD!!!

I'm also adding myself to the "warm fuzzies" group... I'm getting between 1-2 emails a day directed at my interests, and some of my schools can't even do me the courtesy of spelling my name right. Point Iowa!

SIDE NOTE -- how're people feeling about the April 1 first seat deposit deadline? Is it just me, or is that seriously early?


Details? Or are us lowly 0L's not welcome yet? :-)



ETA: Due to my desire to be close to my girlfriend and family, I only applied to schools in Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Colorado. I would have gone to UMN if it was a competitive offer... But full ride in Iowa is great for me. I don't mind being in Des Moines when I graduate, although i'll try for Minneapolis, Chicago, and Denver as well.


sebastian0622 wrote:
If those were your other options, then no. But based on my own experience, a full-ride at Iowa means 1/2 ride at WUSTL and admit to Vandy/Cornell/etc., and that sways the decision in my opinion.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby miazdc » Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:08 pm

JenDarby wrote:Never received scholly info. :| I figured when I was accepted within two weeks in December, I'd get something. I had a letter in the mail today, but of course it was just sone form letter with a paragraph inserted about my employer and work experience. Stop sending me letters Iowa, unless they are to offer me money.



I feel exactly the same way. I'm considering sending them an email to ask about it... at this point, I have nothing to lose because I certainly wont attend without any $.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby dreakol » Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:36 pm

miazdc wrote:
JenDarby wrote:Never received scholly info. :| I figured when I was accepted within two weeks in December, I'd get something. I had a letter in the mail today, but of course it was just sone form letter with a paragraph inserted about my employer and work experience. Stop sending me letters Iowa, unless they are to offer me money.



I feel exactly the same way. I'm considering sending them an email to ask about it... at this point, I have nothing to lose because I certainly wont attend without any $.


i sent them an email two weeks ago and they said to contact them today, which i did...still waiting to hear back.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby miazdc » Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:54 pm

dreakol wrote:
miazdc wrote:
JenDarby wrote:Never received scholly info. :| I figured when I was accepted within two weeks in December, I'd get something. I had a letter in the mail today, but of course it was just sone form letter with a paragraph inserted about my employer and work experience. Stop sending me letters Iowa, unless they are to offer me money.



I feel exactly the same way. I'm considering sending them an email to ask about it... at this point, I have nothing to lose because I certainly wont attend without any $.


i sent them an email two weeks ago and they said to contact them today, which i did...still waiting to hear back.


good to know... can you let me know what they say when they email me back? you can PM if you want.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby dreakol » Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:56 pm

miazdc wrote:
dreakol wrote:
miazdc wrote:
JenDarby wrote:Never received scholly info. :| I figured when I was accepted within two weeks in December, I'd get something. I had a letter in the mail today, but of course it was just sone form letter with a paragraph inserted about my employer and work experience. Stop sending me letters Iowa, unless they are to offer me money.



I feel exactly the same way. I'm considering sending them an email to ask about it... at this point, I have nothing to lose because I certainly wont attend without any $.


i sent them an email two weeks ago and they said to contact them today, which i did...still waiting to hear back.


good to know... can you let me know what they say when they email me back? you can PM if you want.


sure thing, friend.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby brupe » Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:19 pm

Prelim waitlister here trying to stay positive! For those out there who have any clue, when do you think we will find out if we go to normal waitlist? Or will nothing change until I get the rejection letter in like September, which I've heard happens. It'd just be nice to know I haven't been forgotten about after 2. 5 months of waiting

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby dreakol » Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:54 pm

miazdc wrote:
dreakol wrote:
miazdc wrote:
JenDarby wrote:Never received scholly info. :| I figured when I was accepted within two weeks in December, I'd get something. I had a letter in the mail today, but of course it was just sone form letter with a paragraph inserted about my employer and work experience. Stop sending me letters Iowa, unless they are to offer me money.



I feel exactly the same way. I'm considering sending them an email to ask about it... at this point, I have nothing to lose because I certainly wont attend without any $.


i sent them an email two weeks ago and they said to contact them today, which i did...still waiting to hear back.


good to know... can you let me know what they say when they email me back? you can PM if you want.



According to staff in admissions, I have not been awarded a scholarship at this time. 3.67 169 oos

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby miazdc » Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:02 pm

Wow. If you haven't, then I'm doomed. And does "at this time" mean that you could still be awarded one at some point?

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby chrisbru » Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:25 pm

brupe wrote:Prelim waitlister here trying to stay positive! For those out there who have any clue, when do you think we will find out if we go to normal waitlist? Or will nothing change until I get the rejection letter in like September, which I've heard happens. It'd just be nice to know I haven't been forgotten about after 2. 5 months of waiting


IIRC, prelim waitlisters should be either admitted or waitlisted around March 15. So you should know something mid-month. If you get "regular waitlisted" at that point, it could be anytime between April 1st (first round deposits due) and the time classes start.


miazdc wrote:Wow. If you haven't, then I'm doomed. And does "at this time" mean that you could still be awarded one at some point?


Sounds to me like they are trying to lock in their in-state requirement. After that's done, they'll probably offer money to people with good stats from out of state.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby typ3 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:11 pm

chrisbru wrote:
Sounds to me like they are trying to lock in their in-state requirement. After that's done, they'll probably offer money to people with good stats from out of state.



This.

That is why a bunch of 167+ 3.7+ GPA students from OOS have received nothing so far. Iowa seems to always have problems with their money distribution. Last year they gave it all out in November and then didn't redistribute until April 12/13th. If I were an OOS candidate. Pay your seat deposit and sit on it. If you don't get money in April / May pull the plug unless you really plan on attending.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby MalachiConstant » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:01 pm

typ3 wrote:
chrisbru wrote:
Sounds to me like they are trying to lock in their in-state requirement. After that's done, they'll probably offer money to people with good stats from out of state.



This.

That is why a bunch of 167+ 3.7+ GPA students from OOS have received nothing so far. Iowa seems to always have problems with their money distribution. Last year they gave it all out in November and then didn't redistribute until April 12/13th. If I were an OOS candidate. Pay your seat deposit and sit on it. If you don't get money in April / May pull the plug unless you really plan on attending.


It is so frustrating how Iowa acts like they would take a bullet for you to attend but then don't offer any $.

Don't get me wrong, it's refreshing to see that the school cares, and they have definitely strengthened my consideration to attend because of it. Just don't piss in my pocket by having everyone on staff call me. If we are intelligent enough to get into your law school, we are intelligent enough to see through your attempts to "woo" us.

That is just my cynical side talking.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby JenDarby » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:55 pm

I called them today regarding scholarships, and was given the run around on the phone by a pretty absent minded secretary. Finally I was told there was no one available to talk to me because they were all just too busy. She offered to have someone call me back, so I left my name and number. Later I received a generic voicemail which parroted off the numbers to the UG admissions office as well as the LS admissions office, encouraging me to call back if I had any further concerns, making sure to call the appropriate office. THANKS A BUNCH!

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby corvettekid » Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:46 pm

I wonder if you could negotiate an extension on the 1st deposit, or a refund if you don't hear about scholarship money before it is due... because honestly I wouldn't pay sticker at any school.

Based on how long some people have been waiting, and how much later I got accepted, it doesn't seem like I'll be hearing anything soon

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby Slimpee » Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:25 am

I got my deposit extended to I think April 15 last year. As I recall I didn't do much besides call and ask.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby hawkeye22 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:31 am

1L here offering a couch to someone for the night of the 24th if you want to save cash and learn a bit about the school. PM me if interested.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby JenDarby » Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:39 am

Just got off the phone with the financial aid office, no scholarship for me = I will absolutely not be attending = I will be withdrawing. Good luck guys!

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby jayman6 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:18 am

JenDarby wrote:Just got off the phone with the financial aid office, no scholarship for me = I will absolutely not be attending = I will be withdrawing. Good luck guys!


I'm sorry to hear that.

When I emailed they said I hadn't received a scholarship at this time but that I should check back in 3 weeks. This was not even a week ago. I just wondered, did they tell you that you would not be receiving a scholarship FOR SURE or just that you hadn't received one at this time? I found it weird that they told me to check back but yet they told you that you wouldn't get anything.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby JenDarby » Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:23 am

The girl I spoke with may have used the wording "at this time." She wasn't generally that friendly and basically just looked up my name said Shr didn't show one and sent me on my way. I plan on waiting it out a couple weeks just in case. I retook the LSAT in Feb, so may as well.

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby Keats » Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:31 am

Keats wrote:Is anybody else going to Iowa's ASD on 3/24-25 and then driving down to Bloomington for IU's on 3/26?


Really? I'm the only one?

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby WB333 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:46 am

brupe wrote:Prelim waitlister here trying to stay positive! For those out there who have any clue, when do you think we will find out if we go to normal waitlist? Or will nothing change until I get the rejection letter in like September, which I've heard happens. It'd just be nice to know I haven't been forgotten about after 2. 5 months of waiting



I spoke with someone in admissions and was told that prelim waitlist is the same thing as waitlist...so I don't think we will hear anything

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Re: IOWA 2011

Postby jayman6 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:59 am

Overall, I'm pretty unimpressed with Iowa. They haven't gotten back to me on questions, are taking forever on scholarships, and are just outright rude when I ask questions. Every other school that has accepted me has been more than willing to answer questions and be polite about it.




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