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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby sibley » Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:14 pm

Raskolnikoff wrote:I'm a re-applicant with a 10 point LSAT jump. Starting to notice that the obscure schools (Florida Coastal, Ave Maria and the likes) are not contacting me this cycle with fee waivers and scholarship offers.


Heh. I had a 12 point jump and just finally got mail from Ave Maria. Course my jump was to a 170. Maybe if you went higher than that you hit their upper cutoff. Also, I'm all in the same cycle... but Florida Coastal, etc., contacted me after the first score. Not until today did Ave Maria.

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby MBZags » Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:53 pm

Minnesota, USC, UCLA, Denver, Ave Marie, Tulsa, and Pepperdine

I'm glad a bunch of the crappy schools aren't bothering me like they did after the September LSAT, too.

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby kmm20 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:15 pm

Anyone have an info on Cornell, Emory, or UT-Austin? Sent out merit based request e-mails yesterday with a 170 LSAT and these are the only ones I haven't heard back from.

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby rw2264 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:23 pm

kmm20 wrote:Anyone have an info on Cornell, Emory, or UT-Austin? Sent out merit based request e-mails yesterday with a 170 LSAT and these are the only ones I haven't heard back from.



sent to emory and cornell last week. no response. checked if cornell's was hidden but no dice. they're probably backlogged. i'm gonna wait another day or two and then maybe call.

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby sibley » Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:25 pm

rw2264 wrote:
kmm20 wrote:Anyone have an info on Cornell, Emory, or UT-Austin? Sent out merit based request e-mails yesterday with a 170 LSAT and these are the only ones I haven't heard back from.



sent to emory and cornell last week. no response. checked if cornell's was hidden but no dice. they're probably backlogged. i'm gonna wait another day or two and then maybe call.


Me too, minus the calling. Let us know what you find out.

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby Sauer Grapes » Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:30 pm

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby MDPSteve » Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:38 pm

sibley wrote:
Raskolnikoff wrote:I'm a re-applicant with a 10 point LSAT jump. Starting to notice that the obscure schools (Florida Coastal, Ave Maria and the likes) are not contacting me this cycle with fee waivers and scholarship offers.


Heh. I had a 12 point jump and just finally got mail from Ave Maria. Course my jump was to a 170. Maybe if you went higher than that you hit their upper cutoff. Also, I'm all in the same cycle... but Florida Coastal, etc., contacted me after the first score. Not until today did Ave Maria.


Maybe you're their reach candidate... putting out the offer but not expecting much. Sounds like a few of the schools on my list.

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby rw2264 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:54 pm

some more randoms just now: southwestern school of law, university of saint thomas, another email from university of tulsa.

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby Raskolnikoff » Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:57 pm

rw2264 wrote:they probably gave up on you. i'm pretty into collecting hundreds of fee waivers and feeling good about myself no matter how dinky the school is

I just remembered that I removed myself from their mailing lists. oops. :D

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby rw2264 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:58 pm

Raskolnikoff wrote:
rw2264 wrote:they probably gave up on you. i'm pretty into collecting hundreds of fee waivers and feeling good about myself no matter how dinky the school is

I just remembered that I removed myself from their mailing lists. oops. :D


you sound so... remorseful.

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby jmaan » Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:01 pm

another hidden waiver found upon checkout...Northwestern

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby 84Sunbird2000 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:10 pm

Arizona gave me an unrequested waiver after giving me a solicited one yesterday. I can apply TWICE, hehe.

Also, University of St. Thomas (Mpls.). Sure thing, buddy.

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby Raskolnikoff » Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:12 pm

rw2264 wrote:
Raskolnikoff wrote:
rw2264 wrote:they probably gave up on you. i'm pretty into collecting hundreds of fee waivers and feeling good about myself no matter how dinky the school is

I just remembered that I removed myself from their mailing lists. oops. :D


you sound so... remorseful.

Yea, and to whoever didn't have that option, I replied with "remove". :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby 84Sunbird2000 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:20 pm

rw2264 wrote:they probably gave up on you. i'm pretty into collecting hundreds of fee waivers and feeling good about myself no matter how dinky the school is


I agree with this. It's a goofy little ego boost, but as the list grows it makes me feel....wanted.

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby Sauer Grapes » Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:35 pm

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby 84Sunbird2000 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:41 pm

Sauer Grapes wrote:Valparaiso thinks I would be a good fit for them and gave me a fee waiver.


They'll also give you a full ride with free housing for the first year before summarily yanking it after you miss the top 10%.

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby Trifles » Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:46 pm

Sauer Grapes wrote:Valparaiso thinks I would be a good fit for them and gave me a fee waiver.


"Go to Valpo, dine on Alpo"

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby Sauer Grapes » Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:49 pm

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby Sogui » Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:10 pm

DUKE and UVA this week

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby 84Sunbird2000 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:22 pm

Sauer Grapes wrote:
kwhitegocubs wrote:
Sauer Grapes wrote:Valparaiso thinks I would be a good fit for them and gave me a fee waiver.


They'll also give you a full ride with free housing for the first year before summarily yanking it after you miss the top 10%.

I wasn't considering applying, but is that really their M.O.?


Oh, yeah, I expected you weren't applying - the first law school thread I read was SA's "Go to Valpo, Dine on Alpo", but yes this appears to be their M.O. They give out a ton of full rides and ride/stipends, but they have really harsh requirements for renewal. I think Akron and Toledo in Ohio both do the same thing.

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby rw2264 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:23 pm

valpo also. wtf kind of name is valpo?!

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby sibley » Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:26 pm

rw2264 wrote:valpo also. wtf kind of name is valpo?!


why don't they love me? I know someone's who there for undergrad now. They love him just fine =(
I'm pathetically clinging to UVA calling me impressive in that fee waiver email. It's a better school... you'd think I wouldn't worry.

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby 84Sunbird2000 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:31 pm

Valparaiso Law is nicknamed Valpo. The town's name (where the school is located) is actually Valparaiso. If you want to practice within a 25-mile radius of the school, it's pretty good hehe. It's in NW Indiana, but it has no reach to Chicago, and obviously can't compete with ND either.

The UG is very good, though - 3rd in the Midwest for USNWR's ranking of Midwest Master's level Universities. They do give out a lot of scholarships for UG too.

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby existenz » Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:18 am

UT-Austin wrote back and said they don't give out merit-based fee waivers. No spiel about CRS, just a flat no.

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby ShiftyOne » Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:31 am

existenz wrote:UT-Austin wrote back and said they don't give out merit-based fee waivers. No spiel about CRS, just a flat no.


Can anyone else confirm this. It seemed like they gave out waivers in some other threads. Texas was on my list of places if I got a fee waiver to it.


Also any word on Cornell, Georgetown, or Columbia, solicited or not. They are the only schools on my list that seem to give out waivers that I have yet to hear from. I will most likely try and solicit them tomorrow.




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