Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Dany » Sat Oct 30, 2010 5:35 pm

lifestooquick wrote:If your LSAT is at a school's 75th but your GPA is below their 25th, would you email requesting a waiver? Would you just give them your LSAT score in the email?

Yes I would email, it can't hurt, and no I wouldn't include GPA. They will probably just think you haven't sent transcripts in yet or something.

Edit: get some other opinions, because I haven't requested any waivers by email, but if I was going to, I would do what I just advised.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby ahduth » Sat Oct 30, 2010 6:06 pm

Schools are still giving out waivers huh... it seems like so much effort to email them...

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Dany » Sat Oct 30, 2010 6:08 pm

lzy made an awesome list of when October takers can expect to receive waivers!

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=135295

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Arbiter213 » Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:03 pm

MPeterson wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:Do UPenn or Fordham give merit waivers on request? I doubt I'd get a merit waiver from UPenn but I thought I'd ask.

(168 (twice), 3.77)


I asked UPenn, and they said they only do it automatically.


Thanks. Oh well.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Bildungsroman » Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:08 pm

Got BU by email.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby vegenator » Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:32 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:Got BU by email.


Boston U's merit-based waivers baffle me. I requested one back in late August and was told they don't give any out by request (no mention of CRS) and that they only provide waivers for those who need them on a financial basis.
I was sure I'd seen people on here who got them by request at LSAC forums, so when I went to my UG's law school fair I requested one there, too. Again I was shot down with the statement that they are need based only.

Mah... hopefully they'll email me someday too.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Arbiter213 » Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:53 pm

vegenator wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:Got BU by email.


Boston U's merit-based waivers baffle me. I requested one back in late August and was told they don't give any out by request (no mention of CRS) and that they only provide waivers for those who need them on a financial basis.
I was sure I'd seen people on here who got them by request at LSAC forums, so when I went to my UG's law school fair I requested one there, too. Again I was shot down with the statement that they are need based only.

Mah... hopefully they'll email me someday too.


Congratulations on your fine academic record and your recent LSAT performance. As you think about applying to law school, I encourage you to consider the dynamic, intellectually challenging, and supportive community that is Boston University School of Law. We are offering you an application fee waiver because we believe you may be an excellent candidate for BU Law. When you log on to http://www.lsac.org to submit your online application you will see that your application fee has been waived.


They lie.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby vegenator » Sat Oct 30, 2010 10:07 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:
vegenator wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:Got BU by email.


Boston U's merit-based waivers baffle me. I requested one back in late August and was told they don't give any out by request (no mention of CRS) and that they only provide waivers for those who need them on a financial basis.
I was sure I'd seen people on here who got them by request at LSAC forums, so when I went to my UG's law school fair I requested one there, too. Again I was shot down with the statement that they are need based only.

Mah... hopefully they'll email me someday too.


Congratulations on your fine academic record and your recent LSAT performance. As you think about applying to law school, I encourage you to consider the dynamic, intellectually challenging, and supportive community that is Boston University School of Law. We are offering you an application fee waiver because we believe you may be an excellent candidate for BU Law. When you log on to http://www.lsac.org to submit your online application you will see that your application fee has been waived.


They lie.



I knew it! Why those dirty... :oops:
They could have just flat out told me they don't want to give me one like some other schools did... cough cough Georgetown.... :wink:
I was hoping I could spice up my days of anxiously waiting for decisions by at least looking forward to a few random fee waiver emails... Come on Emory, UMN, Chicago?, Davis (or even a retroactive Cornell or Penn). A girl can dream, right? :D

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby lulu12 » Sat Oct 30, 2010 10:18 pm

vegenator wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:I was hoping I could spice up my days of anxiously waiting for decisions by at least looking forward to a few random fee waiver emails... Come on Emory, UMN, Chicago?, Davis (or even a retroactive Cornell or Penn). A girl can dream, right? :D


On that point, anyone know which schools will refund you retroactively if you get a fee waiver after applying? Or which schools specify that they won't give refunds?

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby vegenator » Sat Oct 30, 2010 10:20 pm

lulu12 wrote:
vegenator wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:I was hoping I could spice up my days of anxiously waiting for decisions by at least looking forward to a few random fee waiver emails... Come on Emory, UMN, Chicago?, Davis (or even a retroactive Cornell or Penn). A girl can dream, right? :D


On that point, anyone know which schools will refund you retroactively if you get a fee waiver after applying? Or which schools specify that they won't give refunds?



Cornell and Penn are the only two I know of that do. I know Columbia explicitly said they wouldn't. Bummer.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Arbiter213 » Sat Oct 30, 2010 11:14 pm

vegenator wrote:
lulu12 wrote:
vegenator wrote:
Arbiter213 wrote:I was hoping I could spice up my days of anxiously waiting for decisions by at least looking forward to a few random fee waiver emails... Come on Emory, UMN, Chicago?, Davis (or even a retroactive Cornell or Penn). A girl can dream, right? :D


On that point, anyone know which schools will refund you retroactively if you get a fee waiver after applying? Or which schools specify that they won't give refunds?



Cornell and Penn are the only two I know of that do. I know Columbia explicitly said they wouldn't. Bummer.


I figured I could've tried asking, but I didn't want the ego blow of Georgetown telling me I wasn't good enough twice in a cycle.

I'm still waiting to hear from Cardozo... I may email them back soon...

EDIT: Nvm, they gave me one hidden.

Anyone have any idea what the rationale behind that is?

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby MPeterson » Sun Oct 31, 2010 12:16 pm

Has anyone had any luck requesting a fee waiver from Cornell?

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby JJDancer » Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:38 pm

vegenator wrote:I knew it! Why those dirty... :oops:
They could have just flat out told me they don't want to give me one like some other schools did... cough cough Georgetown.... :wink: I was hoping I could spice up my days of anxiously waiting for decisions by at least looking forward to a few random fee waiver emails... Come on Emory, UMN, Chicago?, Davis (or even a retroactive Cornell or Penn). A girl can dream, right? :D

Bolded = my sentiments exactly.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby JJDancer » Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:38 pm

MPeterson wrote:Has anyone had any luck requesting a fee waiver from Cornell?

They told me CRS.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby sgtgrumbles » Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:05 pm

eskimo wrote:
lifestooquick wrote:If your LSAT is at a school's 75th but your GPA is below their 25th, would you email requesting a waiver? Would you just give them your LSAT score in the email?

Yes I would email, it can't hurt, and no I wouldn't include GPA. They will probably just think you haven't sent transcripts in yet or something.

Edit: get some other opinions, because I haven't requested any waivers by email, but if I was going to, I would do what I just advised.


Can anyone confirm whether someone in the same boat should leave GPA out? My GPA is around 25th percentile and my LSAT is around or above 75th percentile for most schools I'm requesting waivers from. Should I only include the LSAT?

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby tas817 » Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:20 pm

Got about 4 fee waivers before september and then none until 10/12/10 from Temple. was this just a mass thing they sent to everyone?

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby vegenator » Sun Oct 31, 2010 7:39 pm

tas817 wrote:Got about 4 fee waivers before september and then none until 10/12/10 from Temple. was this just a mass thing they sent to everyone?


I don't know if they sent it to "everyone" (I am assuming a LOT of people got it though). I got my fee waiver from Temple on 10/12, too.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby r6_philly » Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:28 pm

vegenator wrote:
tas817 wrote:Got about 4 fee waivers before september and then none until 10/12/10 from Temple. was this just a mass thing they sent to everyone?


I don't know if they sent it to "everyone" (I am assuming a LOT of people got it though). I got my fee waiver from Temple on 10/12, too.


I did not get one. Didn't get one last year either.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby mr_toad » Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:27 pm

Just checked and at some point in the last two weeks, NYU gave me a CRS waiver. Cool... ;) We should start getting some new action again starting tomorrow, methinks.

Edit: and Georgetown! Just hoping for two more... Chicago and Cornell. Had good conversations with their reps at the Chicago forum yesterday, but will wait a couple more days before sending out those two applications.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby forward » Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:47 pm

Just got a BU waiver. CRS.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby forward » Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:10 am

NYU via CRS.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby lzyovrachievr » Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:12 am

forward21 wrote:NYU via CRS.


WAIT what!?

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby 2011Cycle » Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:15 am

forward21 wrote:NYU via CRS.


was this the first time you checked for the NYU waiver?

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby forward » Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:19 am

2011Cycle wrote:
forward21 wrote:NYU via CRS.


was this the first time you checked for the NYU waiver?


No. I checked earlier today - nothing.

NYU was hidden, btw - no email for me.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby beachbum » Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:20 am

Checked for hidden NYU waiver. No luck. Am heartbroken.




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