Possible to get rejected from a fee waiver school?

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PunjabiLower
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Possible to get rejected from a fee waiver school?

Postby PunjabiLower » Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:47 am

I got an unsolicited fee waiver and a nice letter/package from the dean of admissions inviting me to apply to boston university law school. I applied the next day, but it was still mid-late january. Is it possible to get waitlisted/rejected from a school that gave you a fee waiver and a personal letter/package? Personal experiences are greatly appreciated.

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OGR3
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Re: Possible to get rejected from a fee waiver school?

Postby OGR3 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:51 am

I've been rejected from one and waitlisted at another. 75% of my apps were to schools that gave me a waiver. It's just a cheap and easy way to boost numbers and means nothing.

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Re: Possible to get rejected from a fee waiver school?

Postby TTH » Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:02 am

OGR3 wrote:I've been rejected from one and waitlisted at another. 75% of my apps were to schools that gave me a waiver. It's just a cheap and easy way to boost numbers and means nothing.


This.

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Kiersten1985
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Re: Possible to get rejected from a fee waiver school?

Postby Kiersten1985 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:06 am

There are also about 293846575 other threads that cover this if you need more info. :wink:

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Re: Possible to get rejected from a fee waiver school?

Postby unknownscholar » Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:11 am

I received the package from BU as well, and was rejected. It's actually a bit perplexing that the only chance I seem to have, thus far, are at schools where I actuallly paid for the app, and I'm not mad at that! Means I didn't waste my money: waitlist, hold me, just don't reject me. lol.

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Re: Possible to get rejected from a fee waiver school?

Postby badwithpseudonyms » Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:36 am

Kiersten1985 wrote:There are also about 293846575 other threads that cover this if you need more info. :wink:

TITCR.

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Re: Possible to get rejected from a fee waiver school?

Postby EzraStiles » Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:37 am

Short Answer: yes. Schools don't grant fee waivers because they are excited about your application so much as they (to a cynic) do it to boost their 'selectivity' or (to an idealist) to let them choose from as diverse a field as possible. Either way, BU did not send you a fee waiver with the full intention of admitting you.

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Re: Possible to get rejected from a fee waiver school?

Postby JayCole » Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:46 am

OGR3 wrote:I've been rejected from one and waitlisted at another. 75% of my apps were to schools that gave me a waiver. It's just a cheap and easy way to boost numbers and means nothing.


+1

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Re: Possible to get rejected from a fee waiver school?

Postby BigFatPanda » Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:56 am

I got fee waiver invitation from Minnesota and Illinois and i fully expect them to reject me 100%. This is how i see it: its a trade. By waiving my fee, they are substantially paying me $75 to apply and get rejected so as to boost their selectivity rating. In return, i get paid $7.5/hour researching their school and writing an application with due diligence as an exercise in professional responsibility: since i am getting paid, i should do the work.




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