Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Marionberry » Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:12 pm

cubswin wrote:So, can someone post the entire e-mail that people are paraphrasing?


I would, but Columbia's email also had a virus embedded in it that wiped out my hard drive. I'm posting from my phone.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby haydee » Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:18 pm

cubswin wrote:So, can someone post the entire e-mail that people are paraphrasing?

Dear haydee,

We congratulate you and share your excitement that a major hurdle?the LSAT?in the law school application process has been completed. In that regard, your name was forwarded to us by the Candidate Referral Service of the Law School Data Assembly Service, in which you had earlier agreed to participate. On the basis of your performance on the LSAT only, you have been identified as a prospective law school applicant who, on that criterion alone, has demonstrated a capability to contribute to and benefit from a legal education of the first order.

We are writing to encourage you carefully to consider applying to Columbia Law School for admission to our 2011 entering class. Since we have invited you to apply for admission to Columbia, we are waiving the usually required application fee of $80. In order to take advantage of this opportunity, kindly apply through the LSAC online application at http://www.lsac.org, where the fee will be automatically waived.

This letter of encouragement applies only to those who have not yet submitted an application to our Law School. We also should emphasize that this letter does not imply that our Admissions Committee would necessarily take favorable action on your candidacy if you apply, as many factors other than an applicant's LSAT score are evaluated by Columbia in reaching a decision. For more information about Columbia Law School, our admissions philosophy, and application, please visit our website at http://www.law.columbia.edu/admissions.

Best wishes for success with all your law school applications. We look forward to reviewing your candidacy for admission to Columbia Law School.

Warm wishes,

Nkonye Iwerebon
Dean of Admissions

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Sentry » Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:18 pm

Marionberry wrote:
cubswin wrote:So, can someone post the entire e-mail that people are paraphrasing?


I would, but Columbia's email also had a virus embedded in it that wiped out my hard drive. I'm posting from my phone.

Not only that but it also sends a copy of the virus to everybody in your contact list with a spam email titled Columbia Fee Waiver.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Knock » Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:24 pm

Got Columbia as well. First CRS fee waiver in a while for me.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby 4102011 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:36 pm

acrossthelake wrote:
mfeller2 wrote:Columbia fee waiver by e-mail. I think you automatically get one as long as you are above one of their 75ths and a pulse.


I'm above the LSAT 75th and I didn't get one.


Me too! :( I didn't get one, & my twin did.

Maybe it's high LSATs and not quite as high GPAs? I don't understand...

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby ayahara » Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:39 pm

dulcatis wrote:
acrossthelake wrote:
mfeller2 wrote:Columbia fee waiver by e-mail. I think you automatically get one as long as you are above one of their 75ths and a pulse.


I'm above the LSAT 75th and I didn't get one.


Me too! :( I didn't get one, & my twin did.

Maybe it's high LSATs and not quite as high GPAs? I don't understand...


Columbia hath forsaken me as well, and every time I recheck for a hidden waiver, I die a little inside. So it goes. FWIW, I took the LSAT in 2009 too.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Spykuh » Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:39 pm

dulcatis wrote:
acrossthelake wrote:
mfeller2 wrote:Columbia fee waiver by e-mail. I think you automatically get one as long as you are above one of their 75ths and a pulse.


I'm above the LSAT 75th and I didn't get one.


Me too! :( I didn't get one, & my twin did.

Maybe it's high LSATs and not quite as high GPAs? I don't understand...


did you also take the LSAT in 2009? because then maybe columbia is just bad at CRS searches? i'm feeling very butthurt for not getting one haha

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby 4102011 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:41 pm

ayahara wrote:
dulcatis wrote:
acrossthelake wrote:
mfeller2 wrote:Columbia fee waiver by e-mail. I think you automatically get one as long as you are above one of their 75ths and a pulse.


I'm above the LSAT 75th and I didn't get one.


Me too! :( I didn't get one, & my twin did.

Maybe it's high LSATs and not quite as high GPAs? I don't understand...


Columbia hath forsaken me as well, and every time I recheck for a hidden waiver, I die a little inside. So it goes. FWIW, I took the LSAT in 2009 too.


We can be together in our sulkiness ;___; I checked like 6x yesterday and 3x already today, and still nothing...

I took the LSAT in February, so I think they just don't like me.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby 4102011 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:49 pm

OH MY GOD.

My boyfriend, who took the LSAT twice when he was potentially going to apply to law school, and got a 171 and then 170, and who has no LSAC GPA or anything, got a Columbia fee waiver ;__________;

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby ayahara » Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:53 pm

dulcatis wrote:OH MY GOD.

My boyfriend, who took the LSAT twice when he was potentially going to apply to law school, and got a 171 and then 170, and who has no LSAC GPA or anything, got a Columbia fee waiver ;__________;


I wish someone who had a look in the inside would describe how the CRS searches are/can be limited. HOOOO-BOY is what I say.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby 4102011 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:59 pm

Are you going to try e-mailing Columbia about it? I'm kind of scared to :(

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby downsouth » Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:01 pm

I didn't get a Columbia waiver, 170/3.95. However...that 170 is my 2nd test, my first was 164, so maybe they're averaging all scores?

I think I'm gonna shoot them an e-mail.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby 4102011 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:04 pm

I have a 173 (one test only), so I don't know what's up with them :/

I'll probably just suck it up and e-mail them though...

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby lakerfanimal » Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:07 pm

I don't know if the fee waiver offers are as systematic as we'd expect. I got one last year with a lower GPA for Columbia but didn't get one this year.

But for the OP- University of Texas hidden fee waiver yesterday (9/13)

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby 2011Cycle » Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:31 pm

Texas hidden waiver

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Dany » Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:32 pm

Columbia felt sorry for me because my week has sucked so much (and it's only Tuesday!)

I'll take it!

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby rui » Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:34 pm

I sent an e-mail out to Columbia earlier this AM, will see what happens / report back for those who don't feel like sending one out.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby kk19131 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:52 pm

beachbum wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:IU-Bloomington today via email.


+1. Kinda liked the video.


+2

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Older Chest » Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:55 pm

2011Cycle wrote:Texas hidden waiver


+1

No love from UCLA though. Has anyone had success emailing the admissions office and requesting a waiver?
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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby kk19131 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:02 pm

Washington and Lee keeps harassing me. :?

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby mcdonrb » Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:04 pm

Texas hidden...very nice. I was planning on paying full price since I'd heard they didn't give out fee waivers.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby scruffs mcguff » Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:06 pm

just got UCLA via email

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Knock » Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:11 pm

scruffs mcguff wrote:just got UCLA via email


In-state but no UCLA love for me :cry:.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Marionberry » Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:16 pm

Knockglock wrote:
scruffs mcguff wrote:just got UCLA via email


In-state but no UCLA love for me :cry:.


Did you check for hidden? I just checked today and got it.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Knock » Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:17 pm

Marionberry wrote:
Knockglock wrote:
scruffs mcguff wrote:just got UCLA via email


In-state but no UCLA love for me :cry:.


Did you check for hidden? I just checked today and got it.


Nope, I haven't checked for any hidden fee waivers yet.




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