IU - Bloomington Class of 2015

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Re: IU - Bloomington Class of 2015

Postby adg156 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:03 pm

Accepted via e-mail just now (noon et) with 10k/year. :D

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Re: IU - Bloomington Class of 2015

Postby jrthor10 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:29 pm

adg156 wrote:Accepted via e-mail just now (noon et) with 10k/year. :D



Same here, with residency status. I was a bit surprised with my stats to not get more $$, but after looking at LSN this seems pretty in line with other people.

Is the consensus that (1) IU is simply giving out less $$ this year, or that (2) it is waiting to give out more $$ until they can see who is actually interested in attending?

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Re: IU - Bloomington Class of 2015

Postby ColtsFan88 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:33 pm

jrthor10 wrote:
adg156 wrote:Accepted via e-mail just now (noon et) with 10k/year. :D



Same here, with residency status. I was a bit surprised with my stats to not get more $$, but after looking at LSN this seems pretty in line with other people.

Is the consensus that (1) IU is simply giving out less $$ this year, or that (2) it is waiting to give out more $$ until they can see who is actually interested in attending?


It seems like they are targeting reverse splitters this year. The high GPA is going further than the high LSAT it seems.

And of course people with simply godly numbers for both are doing well.

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Re: IU - Bloomington Class of 2015

Postby iowalum » Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:43 pm

In!!! With 10K/year, residency status. Woooooo!!!!

So, is anyone else negotiating? They can't take away my acceptance if they don't like my counter-offer for scholarship right? (dumb question) Has anyone else negotiated with IU before?

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Re: IU - Bloomington Class of 2015

Postby PopTorts13 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:51 pm

iowalum wrote:In!!! With 10K/year, residency status. Woooooo!!!!

So, is anyone else negotiating? They can't take away my acceptance if they don't like my counter-offer for scholarship right? (dumb question) Has anyone else negotiated with IU before?


Congrats! Make sure you are comparing oranges to oranges here. If you are to negotiate with money you are getting from a lesser ranked school... well, don't bother. However, if it is a comparable school, absolutely give it a try. Best of Luck and congrats again!

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Re: IU - Bloomington Class of 2015

Postby TommyK » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:03 pm

iowalum wrote:In!!! With 10K/year, residency status. Woooooo!!!!

So, is anyone else negotiating? They can't take away my acceptance if they don't like my counter-offer for scholarship right? (dumb question) Has anyone else negotiated with IU before?


Awesome - congrats, Iowa. I know you've been waiting for this news for more than a year so I can only imagine how excited you are.

There is no downside to asking for more money and no, I have never heard of a school revoking an offer. I can see them doing it if you're a total d-bag about it, but as long as you approach the subject with respect and appreciation for the offer but candid concerns of the cost of attendance - the worst case scenario, they say no and hold firm on the offer.

I negotiated last year, but it was a very different situation... I was offering to defer a year so I can't imagine my experience would be relevant. good luck!

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Re: IU - Bloomington Class of 2015

Postby iowalum » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:09 pm

TommyK wrote:
iowalum wrote:In!!! With 10K/year, residency status. Woooooo!!!!

So, is anyone else negotiating? They can't take away my acceptance if they don't like my counter-offer for scholarship right? (dumb question) Has anyone else negotiated with IU before?


Awesome - congrats, Iowa. I know you've been waiting for this news for more than a year so I can only imagine how excited you are.

There is no downside to asking for more money and no, I have never heard of a school revoking an offer. I can see them doing it if you're a total d-bag about it, but as long as you approach the subject with respect and appreciation for the offer but candid concerns of the cost of attendance - the worst case scenario, they say no and hold firm on the offer.

I negotiated last year, but it was a very different situation... I was offering to defer a year so I can't imagine my experience would be relevant. good luck!


Thanks, Tommy, I am very excited - it's been a long journey. I'm going to put something together but I'm not sure how much more to ask for, I'd love to go for the full-ride but I don't want to sound too pretentious (or something). I'm going to go either way (don't tell them) but I'd like a little more money. If anyone has advice on how much more would be reasonable I'm open to suggestions.

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Re: IU - Bloomington Class of 2015

Postby TommyK » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:36 pm

iowalum wrote:Thanks, Tommy, I am very excited - it's been a long journey. I'm going to put something together but I'm not sure how much more to ask for, I'd love to go for the full-ride but I don't want to sound too pretentious (or something). I'm going to go either way (don't tell them) but I'd like a little more money. If anyone has advice on how much more would be reasonable I'm open to suggestions.


I can only tell you what I did with Bama. I got an 80% scholly there and around 90% at IUB. I told them what I had, from where and the stipulations... they ended up throwing an extra $2500/yr to bump it up to 90% and dropped the stips down from top 40% to top half. I didn't ask for a specific amount. I think I just said that I was really impressed with the faculty, staff, recruitment process and overall experience that I'd had (all true) and that the only remaining concern I had was cost of attendance and they got back to me with a revised offer.

Do you have any peer schools that you can leverage an offer from? That tends to help.

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Re: IU - Bloomington Class of 2015

Postby iowalum » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:46 pm

TommyK wrote:
iowalum wrote:Thanks, Tommy, I am very excited - it's been a long journey. I'm going to put something together but I'm not sure how much more to ask for, I'd love to go for the full-ride but I don't want to sound too pretentious (or something). I'm going to go either way (don't tell them) but I'd like a little more money. If anyone has advice on how much more would be reasonable I'm open to suggestions.


I can only tell you what I did with Bama. I got an 80% scholly there and around 90% at IUB. I told them what I had, from where and the stipulations... they ended up throwing an extra $2500/yr to bump it up to 90% and dropped the stips down from top 40% to top half. I didn't ask for a specific amount. I think I just said that I was really impressed with the faculty, staff, recruitment process and overall experience that I'd had (all true) and that the only remaining concern I had was cost of attendance and they got back to me with a revised offer.

Do you have any peer schools that you can leverage an offer from? That tends to help.


Unfortunately I don't. But I'm hoping that I because I'm doing a dual degree that no one else is doing next year I can squeeze out a little more. Do I send this to Adcomm or financial aid (another stupid question)?

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Re: IU - Bloomington Class of 2015

Postby TommyK » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:50 pm

not stupid question. I dealt with adcomms for all things with all schools, though. Is there a single point of contact there that was assigned? I know last year we did, but she moved to a different school.

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Re: IU - Bloomington Class of 2015

Postby iowalum » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:55 pm

TommyK wrote:not stupid question. I dealt with adcomms for all things with all schools, though. Is there a single point of contact there that was assigned? I know last year we did, but she moved to a different school.


Not specifically. The email came from Kelly Compton and it says to 'contact the law school with any questions', so I may just call and ask who to contact. I've always had a good experience with K Compton, he's usually gotten back to me within hours, so I may just go right to the top. I may just try for 5K more a year, but I'm still debating.

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Re: IU - Bloomington Class of 2015

Postby TommyK » Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:08 pm

I just called the admissions department. Apparently the scholarship only covers the JD classes. I was getting really amped at the idea of picking up my MBA for free. Just posting this in case anybody else had the same question to save them a call.

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Re: IU - Bloomington Class of 2015

Postby northside » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:41 am

iowalum wrote:
Thanks, Tommy, I am very excited - it's been a long journey. I'm going to put something together but I'm not sure how much more to ask for, I'd love to go for the full-ride but I don't want to sound too pretentious (or something). I'm going to go either way (don't tell them) but I'd like a little more money. If anyone has advice on how much more would be reasonable I'm open to suggestions.


I don't understand. If you're not going, why would you negotiate?

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Re: IU - Bloomington Class of 2015

Postby PopTorts13 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:57 am

northside wrote:
iowalum wrote:
Thanks, Tommy, I am very excited - it's been a long journey. I'm going to put something together but I'm not sure how much more to ask for, I'd love to go for the full-ride but I don't want to sound too pretentious (or something). I'm going to go either way (don't tell them) but I'd like a little more money. If anyone has advice on how much more would be reasonable I'm open to suggestions.


I don't understand. If you're not going, why would you negotiate?


She said that she is going either way. ha ha

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Re: IU - Bloomington Class of 2015

Postby northside » Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:06 pm

My bad. Sorry. I'm out of it today.

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Re: IU - Bloomington Class of 2015

Postby iowalum » Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:47 pm

Putting together a scholly negotiation letter to send later - will report results.

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Re: IU - Bloomington Class of 2015

Postby btw384 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:09 pm

In review, finally. Applied 11/1, didn't go complete until today, 2/7.

Nothing like a 3+ month wait to get the anxiety going.

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Re: IU - Bloomington Class of 2015

Postby BearsGrl » Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:02 pm

If anyone has any questions about the general area or the school, feel free to ask. I attended here for undergrad. I won't know much about the law school other than its relation to other parts of the school/city, but I'll help out where I can.

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Re: IU - Bloomington Class of 2015

Postby PopTorts13 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:06 pm

BearsGrl wrote:If anyone has any questions about the general area or the school, feel free to ask. I attended here for undergrad. I won't know much about the law school other than its relation to other parts of the school/city, but I'll help out where I can.


^ Hoosiers Rock!

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Re: IU - Bloomington Class of 2015

Postby BearsGrl » Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:15 pm

PopTorts13 wrote:
BearsGrl wrote:If anyone has any questions about the general area or the school, feel free to ask. I attended here for undergrad. I won't know much about the law school other than its relation to other parts of the school/city, but I'll help out where I can.


^ Hoosiers Rock!


+1 :)

I didn't even apply to the school. My parents secretly applied. I applied to MSU, UNC and U of MN. My parents applied to U of IA, Purdue and Indiana. Thank goodness they applied to IU because the school is an undiscovered treasure to those outside of the Midwest.

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Re: IU - Bloomington Class of 2015

Postby Mkg14 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:26 am

I have two questions for those who received full tuition scholarships. First, how long did it take for you to receive your admit packets after you received your e-mail? Secondly, did it include any additional offer of a stipend? My email gave a full OOS tuition scholly plus a summer start tuition but no word of stipend yet I have heard rumors that some got a stipend. Greatly appreciate the help.

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Re: IU - Bloomington Class of 2015

Postby 7ate9 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:38 am

Mkg14 wrote:I have two questions for those who received full tuition scholarships. First, how long did it take for you to receive your admit packets after you received your e-mail? Secondly, did it include any additional offer of a stipend? My email gave a full OOS tuition scholly plus a summer start tuition but no word of stipend yet I have heard rumors that some got a stipend. Greatly appreciate the help.


In my acceptance e-mail, I received the same package as you (100% tuition and Summer Start, but not mention of stipends).

About two months later or so, I received my snail mail package, which included the same information as the e-mail. I would have liked a stipend, too. :(

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Re: IU - Bloomington Class of 2015

Postby PopTorts13 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:42 pm

Mkg14 wrote:I have two questions for those who received full tuition scholarships. First, how long did it take for you to receive your admit packets after you received your e-mail? Secondly, did it include any additional offer of a stipend? My email gave a full OOS tuition scholly plus a summer start tuition but no word of stipend yet I have heard rumors that some got a stipend. Greatly appreciate the help.


Mine specifically stated that I had earned Full tuition, 3,000 stipend per year and Summer Start tuition coverage. I have not received the packet, but I will be down in Bloomington this weekend. Also, received my decision a couple of weeks ago for what ever is it worth.

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Re: IU - Bloomington Class of 2015

Postby B986 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:51 pm

FYI, if anyone is still stuck at "File Being Processed" check to see if you submitted the Residency Affidavit. I contacted Admissions and they said this was missing from my file and that this is what has been holding up the processing of my app. I hadn't completed this form because I'm not an IN resident and the app checklist had said it was optional; but I guess it's not optional after all. So, basically I just had to submit a page with my name, ethnicity information, permanent address, and signature to get bumped into the review queue. Seems pretty silly.

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Re: IU - Bloomington Class of 2015

Postby ColtsFan88 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:53 pm

B986 wrote:FYI, if anyone is still stuck at "File Being Processed" check to see if you submitted the Residency Affidavit. I contacted Admissions and they said this was missing from my file and that this is what has been holding up the processing of my app. I hadn't completed this form because I'm not an IN resident and the app checklist had said it was optional; but I guess it's not optional after all. So, basically I just had to submit a page with my name, ethnicity information, permanent address, and signature to get bumped into the review queue. Seems pretty silly.


LOL, good thing you reached out to them. Color me unimpressed with how IUB has conducted itself during the applications process...




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