barrinmb wrote:vanstone22 wrote:ornbarn wrote:has anyone gotten any unsolicited ones today?
I got Cardozo, Cleveland-Marshall, Villanova, and UVA yesterday, but no one today.
I also got really nice replies from Michigan, Vanderbilt, and Columbia saying that they use CRS for merit-based fee waivers. (Michigan specifically said they've gotten so many requests for fee waivers that they are now just using CRS, and if for some reason you would qualify but you never the email, you won't pay the fee at checkout.)
I also got a cold reply from Chicago saying they use CRS.
What are you requesting in these emails? I sent one to WUSTL but I'm not sure if my format was correct.
Also, does Chicago's reply mean that if you didnt get one via email you're not getting one?
Sending your LSAT score and/or GPA (depending on the strength of both relative to the school) in a polite email is generally sufficient if they're going to give you one a merit based one without the CRS. If they say they want financial aid stuff, they'll either have a form for you to fill out (like Duke) or you can just send them a screenshot of your undergrad finaid info from this year if they don't and you think it's pity-inducing enough. Those two approaches are what have worked for me.
This is basically it.
With Chicago they basically said the same thing that Michigan or Vanderbilt said, just in a colder way. Basically, they said that I might be getting one but they totally go through the CRS, but I SOOOO should've known that if I had bothered to read their website (in so many words).