Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

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ayahara
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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby ayahara » Sat Sep 11, 2010 12:18 pm

dulcatis wrote:
eskimo wrote:That's only some schools. Anyway, it's up to you. I am broke, and I'm not sending out an application unless I know for sure I haven't gotten a fee waiver from that school. Anything submitted before Halloween is still very early, so it's just worth it for me to wait.


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You guys are right, of course, regarding advice for the poors.

I am just a bit tightly wound because I planned to apply for Fall 2010 before I understood the importance of submitting early (took the December LSAT), and have been in "application-anxiety mode" for so long I am starting to get reeeeally batty! Lets hope Columbia and Penn do take notice of Northwestern, NYU, and Michigan, indeed.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Dany » Sat Sep 11, 2010 12:25 pm

ayahara wrote:You guys are right, of course, regarding advice for the poors.

I am just a bit tightly wound because I planned to apply for Fall 2010 before I understood the importance of submitting early (took the December LSAT), and have been in "application-anxiety mode" for so long I am starting to get reeeeally batty! Lets hope Columbia and Penn do take notice of Northwestern, NYU, and Michigan, indeed.

Yeah, I understand that completely... what really helped me to freak out less is that on LSN when you see someone that should have gotten into a school but got WL'd or dinged because of a late application, it's because they applied in December or January, and DEFINITELY not early October. :D

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby feomateo » Sat Sep 11, 2010 12:45 pm

Has anyone gotten a waiver from Northwestern, Chicago, NYU, or Michigan (basically anywhere but Duke) that does not yet have their transcript processed? My numbers seem very comparable to those that have found hidden waivers (or gotten e-mails), but all I've received was an e-mail from Duke, so I'm trying to determine if it's just because my transcript hasn't been officially processed or if my frustration is warranted.

Thanks.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Dany » Sat Sep 11, 2010 12:56 pm

My transcript's been in since May; sorry!

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Entchen » Sat Sep 11, 2010 1:57 pm

So two of my three recommenders (one prof. and my boss) have promised me that their letters will be in by the end of next week. My second professor responded to my e-mail saying he was planning to write it in the second half of the month. I realize applying Oct. 5 instead of Sept. 20 or something is NOT going to make any difference at all, but it's still frustrating.

I guess more time to stress myself out rethinking my ED/not ED decision.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Knock » Sat Sep 11, 2010 1:58 pm

Entchen wrote:So two of my three recommenders (one prof. and my boss) have promised me that their letters will be in by the end of next week. My second professor responded to my e-mail saying he was planning to write it in the second half of the month. I realize applying Oct. 5 instead of Sept. 20 or something is NOT going to make any difference at all, but it's still frustrating.

I guess more time to stress myself out rethinking my ED/not ED decision.


Same. I've pretty much resigned myself to applying sometime around the middle of October. That's still plenty early so i'm not stressing too much! (for now.....:P). I definitely, definitely, definitely feel your frustration though.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby JJDancer » Sat Sep 11, 2010 2:01 pm

Entchen wrote:So two of my three recommenders (one prof. and my boss) have promised me that their letters will be in by the end of next week. My second professor responded to my e-mail saying he was planning to write it in the second half of the month. I realize applying Oct. 5 instead of Sept. 20 or something is NOT going to make any difference at all, but it's still frustrating.

I guess more time to stress myself out rethinking my ED/not ED decision.


I sent out friendly reminders to my recommenders this week and two of them had completed their letters and sent them within 48 hours of my email. My other recommender said she hadn't gotten to it yet and would try next week for sure :|
But my apps are not ready to be sent out at all yet so it's not like that's holding me up -- but I hope she still writes a good one. (I know I don't need 3 - they are for specific reasons)

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby 4102011 » Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:05 pm

Yeah I wanted to be done by September but with the whole LOR drama mid-October is now my goal. I just definitely want mine in before the October LSAT crowd gets done...

I'm supposed to send my writer an e-mail on Monday with a two-week "deadline" notice. I love it when professors tell you to remind them about things, because then I don't have to worry about coming off as a crazy person. And hopefully he'll be done by the 27th and then no idea when it'll get processed :/

Ughhh. I want to be done!

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby dabbadon8 » Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:07 pm

My gf got the duke waiver. 3.49/161. I did not. 3.49/173. Wtf duke. She also got the vandy waiver which I wouldn't expect.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Kswizzie » Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:13 pm

WUSTL anyone?

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby downsouth » Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:25 am

At the LSAC forum in Miami, the rep from Penn said they would most likely be doing waivers after the Oct LSAT scores were released. Then we had a conversation that went like this:

Me: Well...I'd like to apply around the end of this month, what should I do?
Him: You could email us, I guess
Me: Because I've gotten fee waivers from a lot of other schools...
Him: Yeah...we almost all use the same standards for fee waivers, so if you've gotten them elsewhere you should get it from us.
Me: So I could email you earlier than October and request a fee waiver?
Him: Yes.

Try not to all assault the Penn admissions office with e-mails in one day :)

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby msch0i » Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:33 am

Kswizzie wrote:WUSTL anyone?


I got one by request. 165/3.82

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby cigrainger » Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:41 am

I want to send schools an email that says something along the lines of 'Just because I don't have an LSAC gpa does not mean that I'm a weak candidate. If I don't get any more fee waivers the only way I can come to your school is after a summer of begging under the interstate bridge. You will not like the smell.'

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby beachbum » Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:36 pm

Update:

Received responses from three of the schools that I requested waivers from on Friday. Michigan politely told me that I didn't qualify, which was honestly pretty refreshing. It seems that most schools reject your request by telling you that they only issue waivers through CRS searches. Speaking of which, Cornell gave me a soft rejection by referring me back to the CRS searches. WUSTL gave me a waiver. And I'm still waiting to hear from GULC, but I'm not holding my breath.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Deuce » Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:17 pm

Just got the Michigan view book and fee waiver today. Also with a hand-written message at the end for me, really liked that.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Bildungsroman » Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:20 pm

Ildeuce wrote:Just got the Michigan view book and fee waiver today. Also with a hand-written message at the end for me, really liked that.


Congrats! iirc you and I have very similar numbers, so here's hoping that I come home today to some good mail.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby archie&veronica » Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:30 pm

Hidden Columbia fee waiver

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Entchen » Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:34 pm

archie&veronica wrote:Hidden Columbia fee waiver

*Runs off to check*

...Ooooh me too!

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby granger » Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:35 pm

archie&veronica wrote:Hidden Columbia fee waiver

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Sentry » Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:41 pm

Entchen wrote:
archie&veronica wrote:Hidden Columbia fee waiver

*Runs off to check*

...Ooooh me too!

me three!

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby ayahara » Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:43 pm

Are hidden waivers staggered, or do we think that if one does not have one, we are out of luck?

/want to submit already!

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby 4102011 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:54 pm

No Columbia :(
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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby haydee » Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:57 pm

Columbia for me!

3.48/180

I didn't get Duke, either. I don't really want to go there, but it still stings a little.

Also, the hidden fee waiver was nice, but I'd also like the viewbook and note from Michigan. It's one of my top picks. I would like a little book to page through to confirm why I like it so much.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Dany » Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:59 pm

Columbia for me, too!!! Only paying for 2/12 applications, hopefully Penn will make it 1/12!

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Dany » Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:05 pm

dulcatis wrote:No Columbia with a 3.85/173 :(

That's so weird twin. Maybe your numbers are too good? Since your GPA is higher than mine?




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