Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby chadwick218 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:02 pm

I've started to receive quite a few post-Dec fee waivers as well ... the only thing is that I started law school in August ...

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby kazu » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:19 pm

sibley wrote:I wish I didn't have a gpa. LSAC's system is kind of BS. My school doesn't give A+s... some kids end up with a higher LSAC gpa than me simply because their schools do.

In other news, I have a friend named Kazuki. He is from Hawaii. He's living in DC now, doing who-knows-what. We call him Kaz. Except for when we call him by his full name, which is fun and rhythmic.


Ahahahaha :mrgreen: I guess Kazuki is a guy's name in Japanese. Kazu apparently is an actual Japanese word. None of which I knew when I made up my username for TLS.

I just wish LSAC would use their system for foreign UGs that use the EXACT same grading method as U.S. undergrads. I mean, I get it if the school uses a completely different system, but in my country we're graded on the whole A+, A, A-, B+, B etc., we have a strict curve, and the majority of the faculty have degrees from reputable U.S. universities. But LSAC still refuses to give me a GPA. All of my 4 years of hard work gone to waste :( (well... not really... but that's just how I feel at the moment)

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby sibley » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:36 pm

so did you name yourself after the somewhat-annoying somewhat-musical instrument that kids get at parties? Those are fun, I like those. But you spelled it differently to be unique, right? Right.

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby 84Sunbird2000 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:53 pm

sibley wrote:
IAFG wrote: i was under the apparently-false impression that 3.5 was a good GPA.


heh. 3.34 here. according to the lsac report, the average at my school is about a 3.5... tons of them had harder majors than me, too... but tons had easier ones as well. I'm just average =D


Your school's AVERAGE was 3.5?? Wow! My school was 3.24 GPA median. I was 82nd percentile with a 3.65 (will be 87th percentile with a 3.75 after an old F from 2007 becomes a LW....very long and strange story).

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby rundoxierun » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:57 pm

Lol, funny thing is.. at my school there are A+ grades but they dont count extra towards your GPA(count as a regular A). A lot of professors dont give them because they dont see the point. I explained it to some of my professors in classes that I had a 98+ in and they were willing to give them to me.

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby rundoxierun » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:58 pm

yea 3.5 average is pretty nuts.. thats magna cum laude at my school.

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby kazu » Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:02 am

haha no... it's actually a nickname from way back, long story...

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby quetzalcoatl » Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:06 am

since december ive got fee waivers from Duke, Columbia, UVA, DePaul, Notre Dame, Drexel, U of Houston, and maybe ten other small schools. I never requested any of them (I had no idea you could do that). Really excited about getting the Duke 'priority track' which gives me a response in ten days max.

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby ndirish2010 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:29 am

Since December:

UCLA
USC
Minnesota
WUSTL
Ohio State
Houston
Cardozo

and many other T3 and T4s

The only significant one I had before was W&M

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby evergirl23 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:53 am

Has anyone gotten a waiver from Vanderbilt post December LSAT?

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby cubswin » Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:56 pm

quetzalcoatl wrote:since december ive got fee waivers from Duke, Columbia, UVA, DePaul, Notre Dame, Drexel, U of Houston, and maybe ten other small schools. I never requested any of them (I had no idea you could do that). Really excited about getting the Duke 'priority track' which gives me a response in ten days max.


Arg... They must like your GPA. As they should.

I e-mailed Notre Dame yesterday, and they told me they only hand them out through CRS. They said applicants with x, y, and z would receive them (reportable LSAT, etc.; not any specific cut-off points). But I had all the things they listed, so I'm not sure why I wasn't included in their last batch. :cry: They also said they send out new waves of them once a month.

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby JCougar » Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:11 pm

Got a solicited one from Marquette, and an unsolicited one from Mercer. Doubt I'm going to Marquette, but it's my home town and I might consider it if I get a substantial scholarship and dinged everywhere else.

I also got dinged on a solicited one from Iowa. Apparently, you need either a 165 LSAT or a 3.85 GPA to get a merit-based one from there.

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby 84Sunbird2000 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:27 pm

Penn State unsolicited waiver with scholarship-likelihood carrot. Also, just got Notre Dame need-based waiver after much effort.

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby cubswin » Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:52 pm

I requested one from Michigan, and they didn't outright deny me. They basically said that if you qualify for one, we'll e-mail you.

They also mentioned that this year, they "received an unprecedented number of requests for fee waivers." Looks like TLS has got the word out that you can request these things. It was a really polite deny, overall.

Also, Northwestern didn't grant my request, but added "If you are eligible for a fee waiver via the CRS report you should be receiving an email awarding a fee waiver soon." *fingers crossed*

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby swm5057 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:02 pm

Post-170 LSAT fee waivers I have received so far:

Virginia
Duke (priority track for everyone?)
Northwestern
Georgetown
UCLA
USC (future email application for waiver)
Cardozo
WUSTL
Minnesota
Notre Dame
NYU (letter in big envelope)

Plus some T-30+ schools, but not interested in them at this point.

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby summerstar » Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:06 pm

def more than pre-Dec....maybe they're just upping a meager app pool?

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby rw2264 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:13 pm

penn state, florida state, mercer, something called hamline, university of the pacific, and UIUC today (though i think they already sent me one before this?).

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby Trifles » Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:33 pm

I'm surprised by how late we are still getting fee waivers, I would have thought most schools would want apps to already be in by now.

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby 84Sunbird2000 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:39 pm

rw2264 wrote:penn state, florida state, mercer, something called hamline, university of the pacific, and UIUC today (though i think they already sent me one before this?).


I like how it's a "thing" - the ham part really makes the mind label it an it not a place. Hamline's a T4 in Minneapolis. I only know that because they offer the strangest dual degree: an MFA Creative Writing/JD.

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby sibley » Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:41 pm

kwhitegocubs wrote:
sibley wrote:
IAFG wrote: i was under the apparently-false impression that 3.5 was a good GPA.


heh. 3.34 here. according to the lsac report, the average at my school is about a 3.5... tons of them had harder majors than me, too... but tons had easier ones as well. I'm just average =D


Your school's AVERAGE was 3.5?? Wow! My school was 3.24 GPA median. I was 82nd percentile with a 3.65 (will be 87th percentile with a 3.75 after an old F from 2007 becomes a LW....very long and strange story).



Yeah... there were under a thousand kids in my class, and it's a research institution... and EVERYONE starts as pre-med (there's no pre-med major though... so they're like... anthropology/bme/poli sci + all the calc and chem and stuff)... basically, they're all smart.

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby Sauer Grapes » Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:44 pm

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby Lonagan » Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:46 pm

Georgetown turned me down for a waiver, but "still looks forward to my application." Sounds like they just want $70 or w/e it costs.

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby rw2264 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:48 pm

kwhitegocubs wrote:
rw2264 wrote:penn state, florida state, mercer, something called hamline, university of the pacific, and UIUC today (though i think they already sent me one before this?).


I like how it's a "thing" - the ham part really makes the mind label it an it not a place. Hamline's a T4 in Minneapolis. I only know that because they offer the strangest dual degree: an MFA Creative Writing/JD.


made me think of a chorusline of hamsters, personally.

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby rw2264 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:49 pm

Lonagan wrote:Georgetown turned me down for a waiver, but "still looks forward to my application." Sounds like they just want $70 or w/e it costs.


same for me. they now have $80 of my money.

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Re: Post December LSAT Fee Waivers

Postby 84Sunbird2000 » Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:02 pm

sibley wrote:
kwhitegocubs wrote:
sibley wrote:
IAFG wrote: i was under the apparently-false impression that 3.5 was a good GPA.


heh. 3.34 here. according to the lsac report, the average at my school is about a 3.5... tons of them had harder majors than me, too... but tons had easier ones as well. I'm just average =D


Your school's AVERAGE was 3.5?? Wow! My school was 3.24 GPA median. I was 82nd percentile with a 3.65 (will be 87th percentile with a 3.75 after an old F from 2007 becomes a LW....very long and strange story).



Yeah... there were under a thousand kids in my class, and it's a research institution... and EVERYONE starts as pre-med (there's no pre-med major though... so they're like... anthropology/bme/poli sci + all the calc and chem and stuff)... basically, they're all smart.


So, can I ask what the incoming ACT/SAT 25/50/75th percentiles were? I'm not questioning your intelligence personally, and your LSAT is high, but I guess as a liberal arts person, I'm always slightly suspicious of the "science=smart" :). I've been derided by too many science majors who see my major (English) as the easy way out, so it has nothing to do with your school or you.




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