Opie wrote:If it helps at all, I'll be a 3.59 by February most likely. I know it's only .02, but that puts me .03 under median instead of .05.
Any idea how one goes about negotiating a better scholly? I know you have to have other options first, but I'm assuming I will.
To be fair, it probably won't matter much come February.
There are some good negotiation threads on here, I'll try to dig some up. But it's easy enough to shoot an email that (more professionally and eloquently) essentially says "I'd really like to attend Iowa law because X, X, and X. However, financial burden is of concern to me because X and X. A few other schools are more affordable, and I was wondering if there was a possibility to reevaluate my scholarship award."
Someone probably has a better way to word that. I'll try and dig out one that I wrote.
nickjive wrote:159, 3.5; Master's degree and 2 years WE (as a teacher) in Iowa. I know I'm out for any type of scholarships, but I'm hoping my residency, WE, and softs will help me out. It also doesn't hurt that this cycle will be extremely unpredictable with the drastic decrease in LSAT takers. It's a toss up but I'm still keeping my fingers crossed!
You have a good shot of getting in. Master's and WE probably don't matter too much, but your Iowa residency is what really gives you a shot. Depending on how many Iowans apply, you may be an initial wait list.
In any case... Get that app in ASAP if you haven't yet. Sooner = much better chance at admission.
ETA: Opie's right though... Just bumping that over 161 will give you a significantly better chance. Retake in December if you can (not sure if its too late?) Even February may help you get off the wait list, but I wouldn't bank on that.