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Re: University of Iowa, Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:36 am
by getty
Lchi wrote:
getty wrote:OK, so I received the $92,000 Scholarship which is amazing and I'm super pumped about it, but it says that its the full out of state tuition the first year (44k), but then goes down to 24 k the second and third years (in state tuition). I'm out of state btw. It also says to supplement this I can apply for an LRA position the second and third year to get the in state tuition (and thus the full ride), plus what they call a small stipend.

So my question is, how hard to obtain/good are these LRA positions? Should I assume this is a full rise scholarship, or are LRA spots really competitive to secure? Do I even want be an LRA in the first place? I hope this is the right place to ask, as I wasn't finding much on my google hunt.

I am in the same boat, but my scholarship email said
"During your second and third years of law school, you will have the opportunity to work as a Merit Scholar Law Research Assistant (LRA)."
I took this as meaning that we already have the job, since it says we will have the opportunity to work, not the opportunity to apply to work, but you can always email the admissions office if you are still unsure.

Ok yep my email said the same thing, it does sound like the position is ours if we want it.

Re: University of Iowa, Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:33 pm
by ltepen
Has anyone who was admitted around December 11 received scholarship information yet?

Re: University of Iowa, Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:54 am
by TedBuckland
ltepen wrote:Has anyone who was admitted around December 11 received scholarship information yet?


I was admitted on the 13th and haven't heard about it either. They said it would be within 4 weeks but I don't know how they factor in the holidays in that time.

Re: University of Iowa, Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:16 pm
by ltepen
TedBuckland wrote:I was admitted on the 13th and haven't heard about it either. They said it would be within 4 weeks but I don't know how they factor in the holidays in that time.


I didn't even think about the holiday break affecting the 4 week timeline. Oh boy, another week of waiting!

Re: University of Iowa, Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:20 pm
by MercW07
What kind of turn around time should I expect? I sent my application in on December 24th not really expecting to hear back from Iowa till at the earliest February, but after looking through LSN it looks like they are giving decisions quicker than I expected.

Re: University of Iowa, Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:12 pm
by BL2017
UR 2 today :lol:

Re: University of Iowa, Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:29 pm
by olemiss18
I received an email a few days ago saying Iowa Law received my FAFSA information and that scholarship info would begin going out in mid-January. But it sounds like some folks already received money. What's this mid-January business if it seems to be somewhat on a rolling basis?

Also, how in the world do I create a guest account on myUI?

Re: University of Iowa, Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:44 am
by ltepen
TedBuckland wrote:
ltepen wrote:Has anyone who was admitted around December 11 received scholarship information yet?


I was admitted on the 13th and haven't heard about it either. They said it would be within 4 weeks but I don't know how they factor in the holidays in that time.

Well, even with the holiday break and MLK day, we should be approaching that 4 weeks. Let's hope we hear soon!

Re: University of Iowa, Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:54 am
by TedBuckland
ltepen wrote:
TedBuckland wrote:
ltepen wrote:Has anyone who was admitted around December 11 received scholarship information yet?


I was admitted on the 13th and haven't heard about it either. They said it would be within 4 weeks but I don't know how they factor in the holidays in that time.

Well, even with the holiday break and MLK day, we should be approaching that 4 weeks. Let's hope we hear soon!


Yeah I'm starting to get concerned that I haven't heard from them yet

Re: University of Iowa, Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:24 pm
by lkoy22
I still haven't heard from them either. T_T

Re: University of Iowa, Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:54 pm
by bleighn
BL2017 wrote:UR 2 today :lol:

UR2 as of 1/12 here

Re: University of Iowa, Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:58 pm
by lkoy22
bleighn wrote:
BL2017 wrote:UR 2 today :lol:

UR2 as of 1/12 here


Does it say UR2 on the status checker?
Or how do you know which UR status you are.

Re: University of Iowa, Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:36 pm
by bleighn
lkoy22 wrote:
bleighn wrote:
BL2017 wrote:UR 2 today :lol:

UR2 as of 1/12 here


Does it say UR2 on the status checker?
Or how do you know which UR status you are.

It doesn't say UR2 I just know there was a different date listed when it initially went UR. So if there's been a date change but it still says UR I've just been operating under the assumption that it's UR2.

Re: University of Iowa, Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:17 pm
by TedBuckland
I've gotten two emails from Iowa today, one thats a pretty general email about the opportunities from Iowa and then one from a law graduate. No scholarship info.

Re: University of Iowa, Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:33 pm
by ltepen
TedBuckland wrote:I've gotten two emails from Iowa today, one thats a pretty general email about the opportunities from Iowa and then one from a law graduate. No scholarship info.


Same here. Iowa really needs to stop toying with our emotions like this.

Re: University of Iowa, Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:59 pm
by tominusprime
ltepen wrote:
TedBuckland wrote:I've gotten two emails from Iowa today, one thats a pretty general email about the opportunities from Iowa and then one from a law graduate. No scholarship info.


Same here. Iowa really needs to stop toying with our emotions like this.


Same. I've been starting a couple of days this past week by checking an e-mail from Iowa and going, "Yay.....aw."

This morning, I even went so far as checking the financial award letter on my MyUI page and found myself crestfallen at seeing my aid was all loans, all while totally missing the giant disclaimer at the top of the Financial Aid page that said, 'Your award is currently under review and may be subject to change." :cry:

Re: University of Iowa, Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:35 am
by TedBuckland
tominusprime wrote:
ltepen wrote:
TedBuckland wrote:I've gotten two emails from Iowa today, one thats a pretty general email about the opportunities from Iowa and then one from a law graduate. No scholarship info.


Same here. Iowa really needs to stop toying with our emotions like this.


Same. I've been starting a couple of days this past week by checking an e-mail from Iowa and going, "Yay.....aw."

This morning, I even went so far as checking the financial award letter on my MyUI page and found myself crestfallen at seeing my aid was all loans, all while totally missing the giant disclaimer at the top of the Financial Aid page that said, 'Your award is currently under review and may be subject to change." :cry:


been there, done that. lol

Re: University of Iowa, Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:12 pm
by ltepen
TedBuckland wrote:
tominusprime wrote:
ltepen wrote:
TedBuckland wrote:I've gotten two emails from Iowa today, one thats a pretty general email about the opportunities from Iowa and then one from a law graduate. No scholarship info.


Same here. Iowa really needs to stop toying with our emotions like this.


Same. I've been starting a couple of days this past week by checking an e-mail from Iowa and going, "Yay.....aw."

This morning, I even went so far as checking the financial award letter on my MyUI page and found myself crestfallen at seeing my aid was all loans, all while totally missing the giant disclaimer at the top of the Financial Aid page that said, 'Your award is currently under review and may be subject to change." :cry:


been there, done that. lol


Same here. It was worth a shot, haha. But oh boy, Iowa, your 4 weeks thing seems to have been just a bit off.

Re: University of Iowa, Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:36 pm
by hamshotfirst
People who were admitted, did you write a brand new PS for Iowa? After some debate I've decided to apply. I think my numbers are pretty solid for a hopeful acceptance, but I know that their PS requires addressing the topics they list on their site. I'm curious if I have to write a whole new PS just for Iowa. Thanks in advance!

Re: University of Iowa, Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:00 pm
by Wiscundergrad
hamshotfirst wrote:People who were admitted, did you write a brand new PS for Iowa? After some debate I've decided to apply. I think my numbers are pretty solid for a hopeful acceptance, but I know that their PS requires addressing the topics they list on their site. I'm curious if I have to write a whole new PS just for Iowa. Thanks in advance!


I didn’t tailor my PS and didn’t know there were PS requirements and I was admitted.

Re: University of Iowa, Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:17 pm
by DaydreamNation
hamshotfirst wrote:People who were admitted, did you write a brand new PS for Iowa? After some debate I've decided to apply. I think my numbers are pretty solid for a hopeful acceptance, but I know that their PS requires addressing the topics they list on their site. I'm curious if I have to write a whole new PS just for Iowa. Thanks in advance!

I read their PS guidance as suggesting that you address at least one of those questions, not necessarily all of them.

Re: University of Iowa, Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:58 am
by TedBuckland
Wiscundergrad wrote:
hamshotfirst wrote:People who were admitted, did you write a brand new PS for Iowa? After some debate I've decided to apply. I think my numbers are pretty solid for a hopeful acceptance, but I know that their PS requires addressing the topics they list on their site. I'm curious if I have to write a whole new PS just for Iowa. Thanks in advance!


I didn’t tailor my PS and didn’t know there were PS requirements and I was admitted.


Same here. I think one of the questions was really general like "talk about factors that make you want to be a lawyer" or something like that and just figured mine would fall in that category.

Re: University of Iowa, Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:18 pm
by tominusprime
TedBuckland wrote:
Wiscundergrad wrote:
hamshotfirst wrote:People who were admitted, did you write a brand new PS for Iowa? After some debate I've decided to apply. I think my numbers are pretty solid for a hopeful acceptance, but I know that their PS requires addressing the topics they list on their site. I'm curious if I have to write a whole new PS just for Iowa. Thanks in advance!


I didn’t tailor my PS and didn’t know there were PS requirements and I was admitted.


Same here. I think one of the questions was really general like "talk about factors that make you want to be a lawyer" or something like that and just figured mine would fall in that category.


Same. I did almost zero tailoring, and assumed my PS would fit into the general "what made you want to be a lawyer" category.

On an unrelated note, anyone else check their e-mail today hoping for scholarship updates and get faked out by the Admitted Students Day letter? lol

Re: University of Iowa, Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:13 pm
by ltepen
tominusprime wrote:
TedBuckland wrote:
Wiscundergrad wrote:
hamshotfirst wrote:People who were admitted, did you write a brand new PS for Iowa? After some debate I've decided to apply. I think my numbers are pretty solid for a hopeful acceptance, but I know that their PS requires addressing the topics they list on their site. I'm curious if I have to write a whole new PS just for Iowa. Thanks in advance!


I didn’t tailor my PS and didn’t know there were PS requirements and I was admitted.


Same here. I think one of the questions was really general like "talk about factors that make you want to be a lawyer" or something like that and just figured mine would fall in that category.


Same. I did almost zero tailoring, and assumed my PS would fit into the general "what made you want to be a lawyer" category.

On an unrelated note, anyone else check their e-mail today hoping for scholarship updates and get faked out by the Admitted Students Day letter? lol

Iowa has faked me out on scholarship information too many times. Now I just assume it's not scholarship info.

Re: University of Iowa, Class of 2021 (2017-2018)

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:14 pm
by vikingrunner
In via email!