Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby JJDancer » Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:06 pm

Emailed UT. Response: UT Law does not offer merit-based fee waivers for which you can apply. Our application fee waivers may be granted to applicants who can establish documented economic need.

So either wait for it via CRS/hidden or go cry and shell out $70

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Entchen » Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:16 pm

Got the package from Michigan with handwritten note (saying they loved graduates of my alma mater* -- what a coincidence, I do, too!) :D

*I'm actually very pleased about this, as one of the things that attracts me so much to Michigan is that it seems to have a very similar personality to that of my undergrad (which I ADORED, and if they had a law school, I'd go there, but they don't sadface).

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby trudat15 » Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:37 pm

U Houston via email.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby kk19131 » Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:39 pm

I think it's hilarious that today I checked UT for a hidden waiver... and I just got the email.
:lol:

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby kk19131 » Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:42 pm

I might sound foolish, but what is the difference between early action and "non-binding" early decision? :?

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby nematoad » Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:48 pm

kk19131 wrote:I might sound foolish, but what is the difference between early action and "non-binding" early decision? :?

Nothing. http://www.top-law-schools.com/early-decision-early-action.html

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby r6_philly » Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:49 pm

kk19131 wrote:I might sound foolish, but what is the difference between early action and "non-binding" early decision? :?


I don't know, I thought it's one of the same. Since it's non-binding, I am doing it.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby sarahh » Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:30 pm

[quote="Entchen"]Got the package from Michigan with handwritten note (saying they loved graduates of my alma mater* -- what a coincidence, I do, too!) :D

I got a handwritten note that said they have a good tax program. (I listed that as one of my interests). It definitely stood out to more because they took the time to do that.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Bildungsroman » Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:20 pm

Did not get the UT waiver (neither emailed nor hidden). :/ Which is a bummer, because I'm on the fence about whether to apply there.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby kazu » Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:28 pm

Fee waiver emails from UT, U Houston and Regent.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby 4102011 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:41 pm

Awww Northeastern is so nice: "We believe you have what it takes to be a great lawyer."

I <3 friendly fee waivers.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby lzyovrachievr » Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:51 pm

Northeastern email here, too.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby JJDancer » Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:53 pm

UT College of Law is NOT = to UT School of Law (Austin)

haha. Unfortunately I only got a waiver from the former.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Dany » Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:59 pm

I have this complex where I completely do not want to apply to a school if I don't have a waiver. I feel spoiled. Hear that, Penn? You should probably give me one soon plz! :D

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby sergeantpzr » Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:02 pm

seriously Penn. (Columbia you can still woo me!)

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby downsouth » Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:12 pm

farrellaroonie wrote:
dcwumpus wrote:
So, I'm wondering if 169 is the cut-off for this round of fee waivers, since 168 is their 75th?


FWIW, I'm at 170 and did not get a waiver.


I'm a 170, 3.6 identical numbers twin to you and I did not get a waiver either. What's up UT?




I'm 170/3.95 and got the waiver from UT, so I guess GPA does play into this.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby vegenator » Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:28 pm

+1 for Northeastern friendly fee waiver.
I wish I'd get some more from schools higher up. Come on Penn... any day now... :wink:

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby kk19131 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:44 pm

Northeastern here too.

... although at my undergrad institution many made fun that school's name...

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby kk19131 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:46 pm

"As an African American faculty member, it is very important to me that more persons of color enter the legal profession. For this reason, I am pleased that you are considering law school. Northeastern University School of Law maintains a strong commitment to preparing lawyers of color to enter the legal field. See the difference going to Northeastern can make."


... did others get this? :?

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby vegenator » Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:02 pm

kk19131 wrote:"As an African American faculty member, it is very important to me that more persons of color enter the legal profession. For this reason, I am pleased that you are considering law school. Northeastern University School of Law maintains a strong commitment to preparing lawyers of color to enter the legal field. See the difference going to Northeastern can make."


... did others get this? :?


Nope, but not an URM here.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby saito816 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:30 pm

kk19131 wrote:"As an African American faculty member, it is very important to me that more persons of color enter the legal profession. For this reason, I am pleased that you are considering law school. Northeastern University School of Law maintains a strong commitment to preparing lawyers of color to enter the legal field. See the difference going to Northeastern can make."


... did others get this? :?


Yeah, Mine said this as well

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Nola » Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:50 pm

Getting a fee waiver must mean you at least have a chance, right?

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby WestOfTheRest » Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:05 pm

Nola wrote:Getting a fee waiver must mean you at least have a chance, right?

No, it's called yield percentage. The more people that apply, the more people they reject, the better they do in the USNWR.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Nola » Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:20 pm

[quote="CastleRock"][quote="Nola"]Getting a fee waiver must mean you at least have a chance, right?[/quote]
No, it's called yield percentage. The more people that apply, the more people they reject, the better they do in the USNWR.[/quote]

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Nola » Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:24 pm

Oops. Sorry about that screw up. What I was going to say was that these posts are really synical. So according to your logic it, why wouldn't they send fee waivers to every single person who took the LSAT regardless of score so that they could reject us all and then have a huge rejection rate. So it seems that you are indicating that not only does it mean nothing to get a waiver, but they actually are trying to trick you into applying which makes it actually a bad thing to get one. So I guess if you get accepted and they give you a scholarship you are really screwed.

I think it means you at least will be considered.




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