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"Apply here" emails

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:06 pm
by Education1st
Just about everyday, I receive emails from schools encouraging me to apply. For example, today I received an email from Case Western. Does this mean that I have a good chance of being accepted or am I simply on their mailing list?

Re: "Apply here" emails

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:15 pm
by annapavlova
A school like Case emailing you might mean their list is a little more focused than just the general "you like law? you in." email lists used by Florida Coastal and Friends, but no, it's no silver bullet.

Re: "Apply here" emails

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:17 pm
by Education1st
annapavlova wrote:A school like Case emailing you might mean their list is a little more focused than just the general "you like law? you in." email lists used by Florida Coastal and Friends, but no, it's no silver bullet.


So does that mean I should apply? They did offer to waive the application fee.

Re: "Apply here" emails

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:19 pm
by Philo38
Education1st wrote:
annapavlova wrote:A school like Case emailing you might mean their list is a little more focused than just the general "you like law? you in." email lists used by Florida Coastal and Friends, but no, it's no silver bullet.


So does that mean I should apply? They did offer to waive the application fee.


Call them and ask for a fee waiver.

Re: "Apply here" emails

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:23 pm
by Anastasia Dee Dualla
If the offered to wave the fee, it may mean you have a better chance there; so if interested, you should definitely apply.

Re: "Apply here" emails

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:26 pm
by Education1st
This may be a dumb question, but you never know if you don't ask. So, just because I received an application fee waiver, I am correct in assuming that not everyone has received a waiver?

Re: "Apply here" emails

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:36 pm
by Philo38
Education1st wrote:This may be a dumb question, but you never know if you don't ask. So, just because I received an application fee waiver, I am correct in assuming that not everyone has received a waiver?


That is correct.

Re: "Apply here" emails

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:42 pm
by Education1st
Cool. Thanks

Re: "Apply here" emails

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:56 pm
by Fancy Pants
Philo38 wrote:
Education1st wrote:
annapavlova wrote:A school like Case emailing you might mean their list is a little more focused than just the general "you like law? you in." email lists used by Florida Coastal and Friends, but no, it's no silver bullet.


So does that mean I should apply? They did offer to waive the application fee.


Call them and ask for a fee waiver.


:|

Re: "Apply here" emails

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:57 pm
by S de Garmeaux
often times its "Hey, we noticed that either your GPA or LSAT of are in the range of last years admits. Why don't you send us an application and, if we like the whole picture, we may offer you admission."

Re: "Apply here" emails

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 3:08 pm
by b.j.
Education1st wrote:This may be a dumb question, but you never know if you don't ask. So, just because I received an application fee waiver, I am correct in assuming that not everyone has received a waiver?


I would think this is the case, unless the e-mail specifically says that the fee is being waived for everyone.

Re: "Apply here" emails

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 3:19 pm
by Education1st
sdegarmo wrote:often times its "Hey, we noticed that either your GPA or LSAT of are in the range of last years admits. Why don't you send us an application and, if we like the whole picture, we may offer you admission."


This does make sense. I figure schools make a killing on their application fees, so why would they waive them if their not interested. However, schools are also "rated" partially on their selectivity, so it does benefit them to have a bunch of rejected applicants.