U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

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tate033
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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby tate033 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:48 pm

Does Iowa give out full scholarships to people who applied later in the cycle, or are these pretty much all used up by the time the next round of decisions goes out?

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby robin600 » Sat Jan 09, 2010 9:59 am

IDK about full rides but scholarships are being decided right now.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby Prairie » Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:58 am

does an "in progress" status mean that i am "complete"? i applied to the school prior to my december lsat, but received no confirmation from them after scores were released that my admissions decision had "gone complete," or anything to that effect. also, i didn't have my isis password until recently, so i haven't been able to track any changes on my status. feeling a bit in the dark on this one. thanks for the help.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby thepcv » Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:04 am

Prairie wrote:does an "in progress" status mean that i am "complete"?

I *think* so. Trying to remember what my status said... "in progress" sounds right.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby Prairie » Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:21 am

thepcv wrote:
Prairie wrote:does an "in progress" status mean that i am "complete"?

I *think* so. Trying to remember what my status said... "in progress" sounds right.



thanks

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby JOThompson » Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:43 am

tate033 wrote:Does Iowa give out full scholarships to people who applied later in the cycle, or are these pretty much all used up by the time the next round of decisions goes out?

If current scholarship offers are declined, I know those funds can be made available to new students.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby CyLaw » Sat Jan 09, 2010 2:03 pm

JOThompson wrote:
tate033 wrote:Does Iowa give out full scholarships to people who applied later in the cycle, or are these pretty much all used up by the time the next round of decisions goes out?

If current scholarship offers are declined, I know those funds can be made available to new students.


Actually I am fairly certain that Iowa expects most people with the full ride offer not to take it. So the funds would not necessarily be released.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby sckon » Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:10 pm

Iowa is putting the full court press and gave me a call today. Anyone else?

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby Padimud » Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:14 pm

A professor called me about 10 days ago.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby sckon » Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:16 pm

Mine was the assistant dean of admissions or a title along those lines.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby Slimpee » Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:27 pm

sckon wrote:Iowa is putting the full court press and gave me a call today. Anyone else?


I just wanna get in!

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby JCougar » Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:33 pm

I'm going to make sure I hit up Iowa in my next round of applications I intend to send out Tuesday.

Did anyone do a Why Iowa statement? Their application seems to ask for a Why Iowa segment in the personal statement, but I would prefer not to mess with mine and just submit a Why Iowa statement. Right now, it's probably my second- or third-choice school. That may change with my February retake, but I would be thrilled to be in at Iowa.

And in response to someone else's question about merit-based fee waivers, I emailed their admissions office, and their criteria are either a 3.85 GPA or above, or a 165 LSAT or above.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby sckon » Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:35 pm

JCougar wrote:I'm going to make sure I hit up Iowa in my next round of applications I intend to send out Tuesday.

Did anyone do a Why Iowa statement? Their application seems to ask for a Why Iowa segment in the personal statement, but I would prefer not to mess with mine and just submit a Why Iowa statement. Right now, it's probably my second- or third-choice school. That may change with my February retake, but I would be thrilled to be in at Iowa.

And in response to someone else's question about merit-based fee waivers, I emailed their admissions office, and their criteria are either a 3.85 GPA or above, or a 165 LSAT or above.



Just tailor the last few lines toward them.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby Slimpee » Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:42 pm

JCougar wrote:I'm going to make sure I hit up Iowa in my next round of applications I intend to send out Tuesday.

Did anyone do a Why Iowa statement? Their application seems to ask for a Why Iowa segment in the personal statement, but I would prefer not to mess with mine and just submit a Why Iowa statement.


Good luck!

I did a "Why Iowa" but seeing as I haven't yet been admitted i'm not sure it helped much...we'll see!

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby JCougar » Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:46 pm

sckon wrote:Just tailor the last few lines toward them.


I feel like this makes it look phony, though. Like you have your personal statement and you just tacked on a line or two at the last minute to placate the school. I probably could summarize it in two sentences, though. I really want to move back to the Midwest, and Iowa's a great school in the Midwest.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby thepcv » Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:48 pm

sckon wrote:
JCougar wrote:I'm going to make sure I hit up Iowa in my next round of applications I intend to send out Tuesday.

Did anyone do a Why Iowa statement? Their application seems to ask for a Why Iowa segment in the personal statement, but I would prefer not to mess with mine and just submit a Why Iowa statement. Right now, it's probably my second- or third-choice school. That may change with my February retake, but I would be thrilled to be in at Iowa.

And in response to someone else's question about merit-based fee waivers, I emailed their admissions office, and their criteria are either a 3.85 GPA or above, or a 165 LSAT or above.



Just tailor the last few lines toward them.

+1

That's what I did. And fwiw, on my acceptance letter, the Assistant Dean wrote a personal note that related directly to what I tailored the last few lines toward.

--No idea if they've decided to start calling. I'm sure my family will write and tell me if they did/do. :D

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby JCougar » Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:59 pm

What's with the class rank business on question G6 of the application form? Would that be provided on the transcript sent through LSAC, or do I really have to have my undergrad institution send them a letter? I haven't seen such a question on any other application.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby sckon » Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:00 pm

JCougar wrote:What's with the class rank business on question G6 of the application form? Would that be provided on the transcript sent through LSAC, or do I really have to have my undergrad institution send them a letter? I haven't seen such a question on any other application.



They wont review your app until your undergrad sends a letter.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby CyLaw » Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:10 pm

sckon wrote:
JCougar wrote:What's with the class rank business on question G6 of the application form? Would that be provided on the transcript sent through LSAC, or do I really have to have my undergrad institution send them a letter? I haven't seen such a question on any other application.



They wont review your app until your undergrad sends a letter.


I know that they will, because I have already been accepted and didn't even know about this. But JCougar should probably follow directions and do it anyways.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby adonai » Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:10 pm

sckon wrote:Iowa is putting the full court press and gave me a call today. Anyone else?

What was this call for?

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby ILoveClowns8 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:26 pm

CyLaw wrote:
sckon wrote:
JCougar wrote:What's with the class rank business on question G6 of the application form? Would that be provided on the transcript sent through LSAC, or do I really have to have my undergrad institution send them a letter? I haven't seen such a question on any other application.



They wont review your app until your undergrad sends a letter.


I know that they will, because I have already been accepted and didn't even know about this. But JCougar should probably follow directions and do it anyways.

Same, I never sent my class rank either, since I was going to wait until after graduation. Much to my surprise, they accepted me without it. However, this may be because of the particular school that CyLaw and I attended as undergrads (another big Iowa public school). Definitely go ahead and get the class rank to them, regardless.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby thepcv » Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:11 pm

bhblack wrote:
CyLaw wrote:
sckon wrote:
JCougar wrote:What's with the class rank business on question G6 of the application form? Would that be provided on the transcript sent through LSAC, or do I really have to have my undergrad institution send them a letter? I haven't seen such a question on any other application.



They wont review your app until your undergrad sends a letter.


I know that they will, because I have already been accepted and didn't even know about this. But JCougar should probably follow directions and do it anyways.

Same, I never sent my class rank either, since I was going to wait until after graduation. Much to my surprise, they accepted me without it. However, this may be because of the particular school that CyLaw and I attended as undergrads (another big Iowa public school). Definitely go ahead and get the class rank to them, regardless.


You might also want to take a look at your transcripts (as transcribed by LSAC). They list a class rank on that. FWIW, I know that there've been discussions on here about whether that rank is actually your official class rank or just the rank of those from your university who've registered with LSAC, but from an adcomm standpoint, that's the number they're going to see when they open up your file regardless.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby ILoveClowns8 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:14 pm

thepcv wrote:
bhblack wrote:
CyLaw wrote:What's with the class rank business on question G6 of the application form? Would that be provided on the transcript sent through LSAC, or do I really have to have my undergrad institution send them a letter? I haven't seen such a question on any other application.


Same, I never sent my class rank either, since I was going to wait until after graduation. Much to my surprise, they accepted me without it. However, this may be because of the particular school that CyLaw and I attended as undergrads (another big Iowa public school). Definitely go ahead and get the class rank to them, regardless.


You might also want to take a look at your transcripts (as transcribed by LSAC). They list a class rank on that. FWIW, I know that there've been discussions on here about whether that rank is actually your official class rank or just the rank of those from your university who've registered with LSAC, but from an adcomm standpoint, that's the number they're going to see when they open up your file regardless.

Interesting, I'll check it out, thanks!

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby MoS » Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:53 pm

In via email.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby tate033 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:09 am

MoS wrote:In via email.


me too! So excited!




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