U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby robin600 » Tue Dec 15, 2009 2:22 pm

Padimud wrote:
robin600 wrote:
Padimud wrote:My interest was really high, but between the two pieces of correspondence in the last couple weeks I have almost lost desire to care.

Boo: As your numbers are well beyond Iowa's radar, keep me posted if they give you the cold shoulder as well.


I bet if you call right now and speak with the dean of admissions and tell them that you want to go there 100% but because of them giving you the cold shoulder and no scholly money is making you lose interest they will give you a scholly over the phone. 5 bucks (well if I had 5 bucks) says it will!


Could also stick a sign over my neck that reads, Hi I have no self dignity and would like to beg for your consideration. I will pass, I have other offers. . . although not a place for a LOCI I may attempt to e-mail something that states clearly my interest.


I don't think there's anything wrong with that, they're not going to revoke your acceptance and it can't hurt because you won't lose anything. It will also let them know how you really feel. If you do it politely I don't seem the harm, I know a lot of people who got off waitlists this way. But I understand if it's not your thing to be direct. I'm really blunt and forward so maybe that's why I see it this way.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby 09042014 » Tue Dec 15, 2009 2:54 pm

Padimud wrote:So for all of you accepted and wondering about scholarship you can choose now to stay in state of ignorance or accept this as a general response that might fit your mold as well. Having been accepted two weeks ago I e-mailed them this morning about their scholarship policy. This was their reply. . .

You were sent to the Scholarship Committee shortly after being accepted and I am sorry to inform you that you have not been nominated for a scholarship at this time. Should there be an excess amount of funds after the application cycle, the Scholarship Committee will go through those who did not receive scholarships and begin awarding at that time. However, at this point you should make your decision based upon your current financial situation.

Having numbers around 75% in both categories. Do I chalk this up to YP, or just a cold response?

Good luck to everyone else. . . Sticker for Iowa is not a likely possibility for me.


That is crazy, you are over their LSAT 75%, and just a hair below their GPA 75%. You can't get a scholarship I have no hope. I'm well below the 25% GPA and way about the LSAT 75%. But that doesn't matter because a 165 means as much to Iowa in terms of gaming the numbers as a 176 does.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby Padimud » Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:10 pm

Correction. I am just below 75% on both scales. .04 off GPA and 2 Points below LSAT. Still a 165/ 3.8+ should give you some hope at a place like Iowa with a 161 Median.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby tamlyric » Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:12 pm

Padimud wrote:Correction. I am just below 75% on both scales. .04 off GPA and 2 Points below LSAT. Still a 165/ 3.8+ should give you some hope at a place like Iowa with a 161 Median.


padimud? 165 is above their 75th, ey.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby Padimud » Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:16 pm

tamlyric wrote:
Padimud wrote:Correction. I am just below 75% on both scales. .04 off GPA and 2 Points below LSAT. Still a 165/ 3.8+ should give you some hope at a place like Iowa with a 161 Median.


padimud? 165 is above their 75th, ey.


Read what I wrote again... first post. Around 75%. It is a heck of a lot closer to 75 then median given their shining 161. I never claimed to be above 75%, just around. Point still stands.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby 09042014 » Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:17 pm

Padimud wrote:
tamlyric wrote:
Padimud wrote:Correction. I am just below 75% on both scales. .04 off GPA and 2 Points below LSAT. Still a 165/ 3.8+ should give you some hope at a place like Iowa with a 161 Median.


padimud? 165 is above their 75th, ey.


Read what I wrote again... first post. Around 75%. It is a heck of a lot closer to 75 then median given their shining 161. I never claimed to be above 75%, just around. Point still stands.


Padimud = 165

Iowa 75% =164

I'm saying you are over their 75%.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby tamlyric » Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:19 pm

Padimud wrote:
tamlyric wrote:
Padimud wrote:Correction. I am just below 75% on both scales. .04 off GPA and 2 Points below LSAT. Still a 165/ 3.8+ should give you some hope at a place like Iowa with a 161 Median.


padimud? 165 is above their 75th, ey.


Read what I wrote again... first post. Around 75%. It is a heck of a lot closer to 75 then median given their shining 161. I never claimed to be above 75%, just around. Point still stands.


i think i was unclear. i was saying that i think 165 IS above their 75th, and i thought you were saying it wasn't. i am not disagreeing with you. i am saying i think you have a better case than i think you think you have. but it appears much is getting lost in translation.

:oops:

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby Padimud » Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:29 pm

tamlyric wrote:
Padimud wrote:
tamlyric wrote:
Padimud wrote:Correction. I am just below 75% on both scales. .04 off GPA and 2 Points below LSAT. Still a 165/ 3.8+ should give you some hope at a place like Iowa with a 161 Median.


padimud? 165 is above their 75th, ey.


Read what I wrote again... first post. Around 75%. It is a heck of a lot closer to 75 then median given their shining 161. I never claimed to be above 75%, just around. Point still stands.


i think i was unclear. i was saying that i think 165 IS above their 75th, and i thought you were saying it wasn't. i am not disagreeing with you. i am saying i think you have a better case than i think you think you have. but it appears much is getting lost in translation.

:oops:


My bad I thought their 75% was a 167. Per something I had in a spreadsheet I built. I am with you now. I'm just really frustrated with Iowa today. I better relieve myself of TLS for the day and move on.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby Vincent Vega » Tue Dec 15, 2009 5:02 pm

Padimud wrote:Correction. I am just below 75% on both scales. .04 off GPA and 2 Points below LSAT. Still a 165/ 3.8+ should give you some hope at a place like Iowa with a 161 Median.


If this is indicative of their policies on scholarships this cycle, they can expect to have to take a lot off of their waitlist. I have similar numbers to you, and if I don't get scholarship love, they are for sure an X on my list. W&M already gave me $40K+, and I'll for sure take that over Iowa sticker. (I don't care about region at this point.)

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby gymboree » Tue Dec 15, 2009 5:07 pm

boo_pragmatism wrote:
Padimud wrote:All I know is a cold acceptance letter, and a cold response for scholarships has sucked the warm and fuzzy feeling I had after the forum and subsequent e-mails with a member of their faculty.

I felt the exact same way. While their admissions process may be considered "holistic," the once you're in process seems cold and distant. Talk about turning me off of a school that seemed so interesting. Makes me wonder what the atmosphere at the school itself is like.

Of course, I may just be reading into this too much as overburdened adcomms are struggling to keep up.


Had the same impression. The acceptance letter was rather threatening and almost "collection agency"-sounding.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby cojonelso » Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:03 pm

I agree that the letter regarding deposits, etc. seems cold but all other correspondence I've had with the school has been warm and friendly. I responded to Dean Jones' email and was pleased to see that she in turn responded with a very friendly message. I am looking forward to attending Iowa next year, as all of the people there I've spoken with have been extremely pleasant to be around.

For those of you who are concerned about scholarships hope is not lost if you have numbers similar to Padimud; I received a full tuition scholarship with these stats: 165, 3.65, excellent letters and softs, resident of Iowa. Perhaps part of the reason I received the financial aid package I did was that I sent my app in early September; the earlier you apply the more money there is available.

I would recommend contacting the law school and stating (very politely) that you will only attend (and guarantee attendance) if you receive some sort of financial aid package. I'd imagine the desire to increase 25/median/75 as well as YP would put you in a decent position to have your financial situation reversed.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby MoS » Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:33 pm

Iowa's status checker is odd. Does "Decision: In Progress" mean application in review or is just received or is it like W&M where it means they going over it again at a later date?

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby CyLaw » Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:35 pm

MoS wrote:Iowa's status checker is odd. Does "Decision: In Progress" mean application in review or is just received or is it like W&M where it means they going over it again at a later date?


Means it has been received and they have all the materials they need.

It will not change until after you are notified of a decision.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby UFMatt » Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:36 pm

I was accepted a few weeks ago. After not seeing any scholarship information I contacted admissions. They passed over me on the first round and won't consider me for any money until January. I'm a bit surprised considering their reputation for generous scholarships. LSAT >75%, GPA around 25%.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby Unadilla Kayaker » Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:40 pm

UFMatt wrote:I was accepted a few weeks ago. After not seeing any scholarship information I contacted admissions. They passed over me on the first round and won't consider me for any money until January. I'm a bit surprised considering their reputation for generous scholarships. LSAT >75%, GPA around 25%.


Why did you contact them? If we were accepted a few weeks ago should be anticipating scholarship notifications?

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby Vincent Vega » Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:45 pm

MoS wrote:Iowa's status checker is odd. Does "Decision: In Progress" mean application in review or is just received or is it like W&M where it means they going over it again at a later date?


Iowa's is by far the most annoying status checker I have seen. It has very little useful information.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby MoS » Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:46 pm

I think I would go easy on contacting them scholarship information. So far there are two post about it and both got the same answer, one they didn't want.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby Unadilla Kayaker » Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:48 pm

boo_pragmatism wrote:
Unadilla Kayaker wrote:
UFMatt wrote:I was accepted a few weeks ago. After not seeing any scholarship information I contacted admissions. They passed over me on the first round and won't consider me for any money until January. I'm a bit surprised considering their reputation for generous scholarships. LSAT >75%, GPA around 25%.


Why did you contact them? If we were accepted a few weeks ago should be anticipating scholarship notifications?

Supposedly the scholly offer comes a 1-2 weeks after acceptance. I still haven't heard shit either. Numbers in profile.


Alright. They FedExed my acceptance to me abroad, but I doubt they will do that for every mailing.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby Slimpee » Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:53 pm

Halibut6 wrote:Iowa's is by far the most annoying status checker I have seen. It has very little useful information.


Eh, it's no less useful than any other. It's missing the dates but all the dates do is feed neuroticism...

It is kind of annoying because my username is different than all the others and they require 2 numbers in the password so i have to remember it separately...

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby 09042014 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:23 pm

boo_pragmatism wrote:I stand corrected. Full ride offer just came in the mail. Note to self: STFU about the wait.


Nice! When did you get the acceptance email?

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby UFMatt » Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:26 pm

MoS wrote:I think I would go easy on contacting them scholarship information. So far there are two post about it and both got the same answer, one they didn't want.


I was just impatient, especially after reading about one or two receiving full rides. I just sent a quick, polite email, so I don't think I did any harm to my app.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby 09042014 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:27 pm

boo_pragmatism wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
boo_pragmatism wrote:I stand corrected. Full ride offer just came in the mail. Note to self: STFU about the wait.


Nice! When did you get the acceptance email?

12/1. Right at the two week mark. Damn, Iowa, I was wrong.


Looks like I won't get one until after the new year, if at all. I don't think Iowa puts out for splitters.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby tamlyric » Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:31 pm

boo_pragmatism wrote:I stand corrected. Full ride offer just came in the mail. Note to self: STFU about the wait.


Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :mrgreen:

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby ILoveClowns8 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 3:03 pm

Accepted today via email, I'll see some of you there next fall, as this is my top choice! :D

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby tamlyric » Thu Dec 17, 2009 3:42 pm

bhblack wrote:Accepted today via email, I'll see some of you there next fall, as this is my top choice! :D


That's great bhblack. Congrats! :mrgreen:




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