IOWA 2012

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby Opie » Fri Dec 23, 2011 2:04 pm

shredderrrrrr wrote:
ClarissaT wrote:Hi all,

I got my acceptance letter from Iowa a couple weeks ago and my scholarship letter this week! - I got a Merit Scholarship of $24,682 per year which is $74,046 in total.

I was also accepted to Minnesota a few weeks ago and received a full-tuiton scholarship. I was surprised to receive a better scholarship from Minnesota than from Iowa, especially since I am an Iowa resident. My LSAT score is 168, GPA 3.8.

Is there any chance I could negotiate with Iowa about my scholarship to see if they will match Minnesota's full-tuition scholarship?...I would really rather stay in Iowa but would like to have as little debt as possible.

I've also been given a full-tuition scholarship at Drake which I am also considering...

Any advice?


Lol, I had the same problem with the scholarship. I was expecting it to say "Full Tuition" if they were to give me one, so when it said $74,046, I thought it was partial. Especially with the loan being thrown in, I was really confused. Thankfully TLS helped clear it up for me too. I think the fact that other people have gotten scholarships worth $130,000 made it more confusing for me initially.

Do you think this means you are responsible for any tuition increases?

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby jbabs » Fri Dec 23, 2011 2:23 pm

Opie wrote:Do you think this means you are responsible for any tuition increases?


No, IIRC, the letter stated that the scholarship would increase to match tuition hikes.

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby shredderrrrrr » Fri Dec 23, 2011 2:30 pm

jbabs wrote:
Opie wrote:Do you think this means you are responsible for any tuition increases?


No, IIRC, the letter stated that the scholarship would increase to match tuition hikes.


Yep.

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby Opie » Fri Dec 23, 2011 2:45 pm

jbabs wrote:
Opie wrote:Do you think this means you are responsible for any tuition increases?


No, IIRC, the letter stated that the scholarship would increase to match tuition hikes.


Well, that's nice. Not that the increase would likely break you, but still...

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby northerniowan » Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:57 pm

Preliminary waitlist! I thought I was going to get denied.

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby Bmarce » Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:02 pm

How long were you guys in review before you received some sort of decision? I am around the medians and have been under review since 12/12.

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby Gail » Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:09 pm

northerniowan wrote:Preliminary waitlist! I thought I was going to get denied.


Are you sending LOCI? E-mail or letter?

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby Opie » Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:39 pm

Bmarce wrote:How long were you guys in review before you received some sort of decision? I am around the medians and have been under review since 12/12.


I think I was in review about a week, but my LSAT is above 75th. I got lucky too and there was a wave of acceptances then.

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby Bmarce » Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:43 pm

Opie wrote:
Bmarce wrote:How long were you guys in review before you received some sort of decision? I am around the medians and have been under review since 12/12.


I think I was in review about a week, but my LSAT is above 75th. I got lucky too and there was a wave of acceptances then.


I am just above the medians on both and I am also a URM. I wonder if that makes a difference to Iowa? I really doubt that they get many apps from Black males from the south.
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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby Gail » Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:50 pm

Bmarce wrote:
Opie wrote:
Bmarce wrote:How long were you guys in review before you received some sort of decision? I am around the medians and have been under review since 12/12.


I think I was in review about a week, but my LSAT is above 75th. I got lucky too and there was a wave of acceptances then.


I am just above the medians on both and I am also a URM. I wonder if that makes a difference to Iowa? I really doubt that they get many apps from Blacks males from the south.



You'll get a full scholarship.

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby sebastian0622 » Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:33 pm

Gail wrote:
Bmarce wrote:
Opie wrote:
Bmarce wrote:How long were you guys in review before you received some sort of decision? I am around the medians and have been under review since 12/12.


I think I was in review about a week, but my LSAT is above 75th. I got lucky too and there was a wave of acceptances then.


I am just above the medians on both and I am also a URM. I wonder if that makes a difference to Iowa? I really doubt that they get many apps from Blacks males from the south.



You'll get a full scholarship from Cornell.


Fixed. :)

Actually, I'm not sure if that's true, but if you're in the mid-160's on the LSAT with a solid GPA, you'll probably get some merit aid offers from schools ranked higher than Iowa.

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby northerniowan » Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:39 pm

Gail wrote:
northerniowan wrote:Preliminary waitlist! I thought I was going to get denied.


Are you sending LOCI? E-mail or letter?


I will send a LOCI. Which do you think is better; e-mail or letter? I need to call them next week to see where I fall on the waitlist.

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby chrisbru » Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:36 pm

northerniowan wrote:
Gail wrote:
northerniowan wrote:Preliminary waitlist! I thought I was going to get denied.


Are you sending LOCI? E-mail or letter?


I will send a LOCI. Which do you think is better; e-mail or letter? I need to call them next week to see where I fall on the waitlist.


Don't call them about this, Iowa's wait list isn't ranked.

A letter is more formal.

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby northerniowan » Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:50 pm

Thank you for the info chrisbru:-)

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby jpickman » Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:00 pm

Admitted 12/2 with 164 and 3.6. I didn't receive any scholarship information with my admittance letter. Does this mean that I won't be offered any aid?

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby Opie » Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:22 pm

jpickman wrote:Admitted 12/2 with 164 and 3.6. I didn't receive any scholarship information with my admittance letter. Does this mean that I won't be offered any aid?

Nope! It comes later. I was admitted earlier with similar stats and haven't got anything yet. Could be Spring before we hear.

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby Gail » Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:00 pm

Sending my LOCI tomorrow and then waiting for my transcripts to update. Would push me to a 3.7 if the LSDAS GPA calculator is accurate.


If they don't accept me off the prelim, I should probably just quit. 166 and 3.7 should be enough for these schools. If I'm really just that unaccomplished and wreaking of failure, then no number increase was ever going to help me anyways.

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby Gail » Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:58 pm

should I address this thingy to Dean Collins Byrd or to the law school admissions council?

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby shredderrrrrr » Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:42 pm

Gail wrote:Sending my LOCI tomorrow and then waiting for my transcripts to update. Would push me to a 3.7 if the LSDAS GPA calculator is accurate.


If they don't accept me off the prelim, I should probably just quit. 166 and 3.7 should be enough for these schools. If I'm really just that unaccomplished and wreaking of failure, then no number increase was ever going to help me anyways.


Don't give up hope!

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby chrisbru » Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:31 pm

Gail wrote:should I address this thingy to Dean Collins Byrd or to the law school admissions council?


Probably the admissions council.

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby Opie » Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:43 am

Any thoughts on when the next round of schollies comes out?

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby apeopleshistory » Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:06 am

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby Opie » Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:26 am

apeopleshistory wrote:
Opie wrote:Any thoughts on when the next round of schollies comes out?

Just a little would put me there in the fall. I'm so sold, but right now it is a financial issue.


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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby CaptainJack » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:40 pm

Just got the letter on my scholarship info. $137,520 as well as the research position the second two years. Although I'm surprised at the amount, I've seen in numerous times now. The stip of top 37.5% makes me think things could be ruthless among competing students as to not lose the money. Is there any knowledge of how many lose their scholarship?

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby Gail » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:07 pm

Should I call to confirm that they received my LOCI?




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