U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby Slimpee » Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:29 pm

robin600 wrote:Called the admissions office, no more schollys are being handed out. FML. now I really don't know what I'm going to do next year...


Like, ever?

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby robin600 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:40 pm

Slimpee wrote:
robin600 wrote:Called the admissions office, no more schollys are being handed out. FML. now I really don't know what I'm going to do next year...


Like, ever?

yeah they basically said all scholarships are handed out and only a few are left in reserve for our most promising candidates that apply late in the cycle. GRRR

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby Padimud » Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:42 pm

Slimpee wrote:
robin600 wrote:Called the admissions office, no more schollys are being handed out. FML. now I really don't know what I'm going to do next year...


Like, ever?


I have contrary info, the admissions office told me the same thing when I called a month ago. However, the assistant dean over scholarships notified that they intended more to come out by the end of this week or next. So . . . go fish or still frantically wait by the mailbox, I am not sure.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby webbylu87 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:46 pm

I called 2-3 weeks ago and was told that partial scholarships were being evaluated in the middle of January. Anyone else want to call and verify?

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby robin600 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:53 pm

webbylu87 wrote:I called 2-3 weeks ago and was told that partial scholarships were being evaluated in the middle of January. Anyone else want to call and verify?

If you were admitted early december they probably just haven't got to you yet and you are still in the scholarship pile TBD. She said those admitted after don't have a good chance because they save the few scholarships they have left for their "most promising" candidates.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby JCougar » Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:54 pm

robin600 wrote:
Slimpee wrote:
robin600 wrote:Called the admissions office, no more schollys are being handed out. FML. now I really don't know what I'm going to do next year...


Like, ever?

yeah they basically said all scholarships are handed out and only a few are left in reserve for our most promising candidates that apply late in the cycle. GRRR


All scholarships may have been offered, but not everyone who got offered one is going to accept. So unless they over-offered in anticipation of withdrawls, there's bound to be a few of them freed up as people withdraw.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby traehekat » Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:18 pm

JCougar wrote:
robin600 wrote:
Slimpee wrote:
robin600 wrote:Called the admissions office, no more schollys are being handed out. FML. now I really don't know what I'm going to do next year...


Like, ever?

yeah they basically said all scholarships are handed out and only a few are left in reserve for our most promising candidates that apply late in the cycle. GRRR


All scholarships may have been offered, but not everyone who got offered one is going to accept. So unless they over-offered in anticipation of withdrawls, there's bound to be a few of them freed up as people withdraw.


This.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby robin600 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:55 pm

traehekat wrote:
JCougar wrote:
All scholarships may have been offered, but not everyone who got offered one is going to accept. So unless they over-offered in anticipation of withdrawls, there's bound to be a few of them freed up as people withdraw.


This.

+1, I'm guessing they keep these ones for waitlist retakes who rock the LSAT. just a guess tho

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby Undergradut » Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:20 am

How much will applying late in the cycle (end of February) hurt my chances at Iowa? Does applying late put me in position to be wait listed?

My application is done except for one oustanding LOR. The recommender plans to send this LOR to LSAC in early February. For the sake of saving time, would it be wise (or even possible) for him to mail the LOR directly to UIowa (separate from the rest of my application which will be done through LSAC) ?

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby xanderdellus » Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:19 am

One of the main reasons I applied to IA is the supposedly generous scholarship program. No schollie, no me. (I am sure they are heart broken)

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby JCougar » Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:44 am

Undergradut wrote:How much will applying late in the cycle (end of February) hurt my chances at Iowa? Does applying late put me in position to be wait listed?

My application is done except for one oustanding LOR. The recommender plans to send this LOR to LSAC in early February. For the sake of saving time, would it be wise (or even possible) for him to mail the LOR directly to UIowa (separate from the rest of my application which will be done through LSAC) ?


I believe Iowa specifically states that the reccomend all applications be in by this week, even though their deadline is in March. I would get the rest of your application sent off this weekend, and let them know that you are getting them one additional LOR in a few weeks.

I applied now even though my LSAT/GPA probably won't get me in, but I'm retaking in February and banking on a 2-3 point increase. I didn't want to rush an application out the last weekend in February, especially to Iowa, a school seemingly unconcerned about medians and more focused on softs. So I guess I took a $60 gamble, but I think it will be worth it.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby webbylu87 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:54 am

just called and partial scholarship awards are being evaluated this week. recipients should be notified within the week via letter.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby Baylan » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:43 pm

In at Iowa!

164/3.31

Sent in on 11/12, complete 11/18, decision rendered 1/15.

No information on potential scholly info yet.

My first Tier1 acceptance and my best acceptance yet. 6/6 so far, and I hear from Illinois this afternoon. Here's to 7/7!

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby nyskidude » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:46 pm

Here's a question about scholarships.. I was the first one on TLS accepted to Iowa, but I haven't heard anything about scholarships yet... Does that mean I probably am paying sticker?

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby Baylan » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:07 pm

nyskidude wrote:Here's a question about scholarships.. I was the first one on TLS accepted to Iowa, but I haven't heard anything about scholarships yet... Does that mean I probably am paying sticker?


My understanding is that the only scholarships offered so far were full rides - and that consideration for other scholarships is being made this week/next week? Or something along those lines.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby JOThompson » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:09 pm

Baylan wrote:
nyskidude wrote:Here's a question about scholarships.. I was the first one on TLS accepted to Iowa, but I haven't heard anything about scholarships yet... Does that mean I probably am paying sticker?


My understanding is that the only scholarships offered so far were full rides - and that consideration for other scholarships is being made this week/next week? Or something along those lines.

Yep, you're still in the running for some scholarship money, nyskidude. Good luck!

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby nyskidude » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:14 pm

That's good news. Thanks guys. With Illinois giving me 30k, I doubt I would pay sticker for Iowa.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby JOThompson » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:15 pm

nyskidude wrote:That's good news. Thanks guys. With Illinois giving me 30k, I doubt I would pay sticker for Iowa.

Can you qualify for instate tuition as a 2L/3L at UIUC?

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby Padimud » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:18 pm

JOThompson wrote:
nyskidude wrote:That's good news. Thanks guys. With Illinois giving me 30k, I doubt I would pay sticker for Iowa.

Can you qualify for instate tuition as a 2L/3L at UIUC?


From my understanding you cannot. You have to prove you have a job offer in the state and fifty other requirements to be qualified for instate. I noticed that there is a specific clause that says if you are there for educational purposes then you will not qualify. You can't even buy a house and qualify. So non-resident sticker is a scary 3 year timeframe for anyone.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby JOThompson » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:21 pm

Padimud wrote:
JOThompson wrote:
nyskidude wrote:That's good news. Thanks guys. With Illinois giving me 30k, I doubt I would pay sticker for Iowa.

Can you qualify for instate tuition as a 2L/3L at UIUC?


From my understanding you cannot. You have to prove you have a job offer in the state and fifty other requirements to be qualified for instate. I noticed that there is a specific clause that says if you are there for educational purposes then you will not qualify. You can't even buy a house and qualify. So non-resident sticker is a scary 3 year timeframe for anyone.

In that case, Iowa at sticker might be a better deal than 30K at Illinois (assuming you can get instate rates after your first year at Iowa).

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby Baylan » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:23 pm

In that case, Iowa at sticker might be a better deal than 30K at Illinois (assuming you can get instate rates after your first year at Iowa).


Iowa is supposed to be somewhat difficult (but possible) to obtain residency in. And is that 30k total, or 30k/year? Big difference there.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby Padimud » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:24 pm

JOThompson wrote:
Padimud wrote:
JOThompson wrote:
nyskidude wrote:That's good news. Thanks guys. With Illinois giving me 30k, I doubt I would pay sticker for Iowa.

Can you qualify for instate tuition as a 2L/3L at UIUC?


From my understanding you cannot. You have to prove you have a job offer in the state and fifty other requirements to be qualified for instate. I noticed that there is a specific clause that says if you are there for educational purposes then you will not qualify. You can't even buy a house and qualify. So non-resident sticker is a scary 3 year timeframe for anyone.

In that case, Iowa at sticker might be a better deal than 30K at Illinois (assuming you can get instate rates after your first year at Iowa).


My bad I didn't read the UIUC above. That info is for IOWA, not Illinois. Illinois you can qualify for in-state after the first year, Iowa blows that way.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby Baylan » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:26 pm

Padimud wrote:
My bad I didn't read the UIUC above. That info is for IOWA, not Illinois. Illinois you can qualify for in-state after the first year, Iowa blows that way.


This is false, you cannot qualify for in-state after the first year for Illinois. Not unless you buy a house, or marry someone, at least. This is the way that I understood it when I talked to finaid at Illinois (I visited when I was at UIUC early in the fall semester).

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby JOThompson » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:27 pm

Edit: Confuzzled.

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Re: U Iowa 2010 App Cycle

Postby Padimud » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:27 pm

Baylan wrote:
Padimud wrote:
My bad I didn't read the UIUC above. That info is for IOWA, not Illinois. Illinois you can qualify for in-state after the first year, Iowa blows that way.


This is false, you cannot qualify for in-state after the first year for Illinois. Not unless you buy a house, or marry someone, at least. This is the way that I understood it when I talked to finaid at Illinois (I visited when I was at UIUC early in the fall semester).


So by false you mean, correct under circumstances. Point taken. It is easier at Illinois than Iowa, trust me.




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