Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby omninode » Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:43 pm

NonTradHealthLaw wrote:I'm registered for the Atlanta LSAC forum this weekend so my inbox is lighting up with "come visit our table" invitations. Such a buzz kill when there's no fee waiver included.

You will get waivers at the forum. Just be nice and professional and most schools will offer you one.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby ivantheterbl » Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:48 pm

I am really hoping for a fee waiver from Columbia, UChicago, and UPenn-- If I go ahead an apply now and pay, will I be ineligible for the waiver assuming it were to come later in the cycle or will they give me my fee money back?

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby lzyovrachievr » Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:54 pm

ivantheterbl wrote:I am really hoping for a fee waiver from Columbia, UChicago, and UPenn-- If I go ahead an apply now and pay, will I be ineligible for the waiver assuming it were to come later in the cycle or will they give me my fee money back?


You might get the waiver later, but you likely won't get refunded.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby ATR » Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:56 pm

Got a few new waivers today. Most were from garbage schools, but I did get one from Northwestern. Probably won't apply because of the WE requirement (straight from UG), but it was nice to get another waiver from a good school.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby ivantheterbl » Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:58 pm

So should I wait and hope (I feel I have a decent chance with a 174/3.87) or should I go ahead and submit?

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby lzyovrachievr » Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:05 pm

ivantheterbl wrote:So should I wait and hope (I feel I have a decent chance with a 174/3.87) or should I go ahead and submit?


Lol. I like how I go through all this work, and no one reads it.... (jk, it's alright)

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=135295

This is what happened after the October LSAT last year. With any luck, this is approximately when fee waivers should become available this year. You should hear from Chicago, Columbia, and Penn within the next few days if you're going to hear from them. If a couple days will be too long for you, then submit. Otherwise, I'd wait.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby forward » Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:09 pm

Hannibal wrote:G'Town denied my request :evil:


Mine too. Not going to bother with them.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby cortnf » Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:11 pm

Emailed:
UVa (11/1)
W&M (11/1)
UMN (11/1)
UCLA (11/1)
Temple (11/1)
Cardozo (11/2)
Penn State (11/2)
Drexel (11/2)

Request granted:
WUSTL (10 minutes after asking)

None hidden for me from what I can tell.

Edited to include dates and 11/2 waivers
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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby sgtgrumbles » Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:12 pm

forward21 wrote:
Hannibal wrote:G'Town denied my request :evil:


Mine too. Not going to bother with them.

Ditto. I wonder if they knew I was only going to apply there in hopes of getting scholly money and dangling it in front of a higher T14... maybe they saw I hadn't activated their app before sending them the request email.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby lzyovrachievr » Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:14 pm

sgtgrumbles wrote:Ditto. I wonder if they knew I was only going to apply there in hopes of getting scholly money and dangling it in front of a higher T14... maybe they saw I hadn't activated their app before sending them the request email.


I doubt they care this much.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby kk19131 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:58 pm

University of Maine and Penn State today...

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby neonx » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:03 pm

Hoping to keep this organized for people who interested in fee waivers.

(X, Y) = (USNWR; 75 LSAT)

E-mail:
(10; 171) University of Virginia: 11/1 (e-mail 2 PM ET);
(11; 172) Northwestern: 11/2 (e-mail 12 PM ET);
(11; 171) Duke: 11/1 (e-mail 2 PM ET);
(15; 169) UCLA: 11/1 (e-mail 4 PM ET);
(18; 167) USC - Gould: 11/1 (e-mail 9 PM ET);
(19; 168) Washington University - St. Louis: 11/1 (e-mail 12 PM ET);
(22; 168) University of Minnesota: 11/1 (e-mail 3 PM ET);
(22; 167) Boston University: 11/1 (e-mail 11 AM ET);
(28; 166) William & Mary: 11/1 (e-mail 10 AM ET);
(28; 165) Indiana University - Bloomington: 11/1 (e-mail 2 PM ET);
(38; 165) Alabama: 11/3 (e-mail 1 PM ET)-- free $20 on iTunes
(52; 165) Yeshiva - Cardozo: 11/2 (e-mail 3 PM ET)
(72; 163) Temple: 11/1 (e-mail 3 PM ET)
(72; 162) St. John's: 11/3 (e-mail 3 PM ET);
(72; 160) Penn State: 11/2 (e-mail 3 PM ET)
(86; 162) Northeastern: 11/3 (e-mail 2 PM ET)
(T3; 161) University of St. Thomas (Minneapolis): 11/2 (e-mail 7 AM ET);
(T3; 160) University of South Carolina: 11/1 (e-mail 5 PM ET);
(T3; 159) Saint Louis University: 11/1 (e-mail 6 PM ET);
(T3; 159) Wayne: 11/2 (12 PM ET);
(T3; 158) Suffolk: 11/2 (e-mail 9 AM ET)
(T3; 157) Michigan State: 11/2 (e-mail 11 PM ET)
(T3; 157) University of Akron: 11/1 (e-mail 9 AM ET)
(T3; 156) Ohio Northern: 11/3 (e-mail 9 AM ET)
(T4; 152) Oklahoma City University: 11/3 (e-mail 2 PM ET)
(unranked; 161) Drexel: 11/2 (e-mail 3 PM ET)

Hidden Fee Waiver:
(5; 173) Chicago: 11/2;
(5; 173) NYU: 11/1;
(7; 171) Penn: 11/3;
(9; 170) University of Michigan: 11/1;
(11; 172) Northwestern: 11/1;
(11; 171) Duke: 11/1;
(22; 167) Boston University: 11/1.

Request Approved:
(10; 171) University of Virginia: 11/1 (e-mail reply within the hour)

Snubbed:
(13; 168) Cornell: Snail Mail/Hidden, 11/1-11/3
(14; 171) Georgetown: E-mail/Hidden, 11/1
(15; 168) Texas: E-mail/Hidden, 11/3
(17; 169) Vanderbilt: E-mail, 11/3
(22; 167) Emory: E-mail, 11/3

Who Needs Fee Waivers? These Apps Are Free:
(21, 167) Illinois: $0
(42; 165) George Mason: $0
(34; 167) Washington & Lee: $0
(42; 163) Utah: $0
(56; 163) Loyola-Marymount: $0
(56; 160) Case Western Reserve: $0
(64, 162) Baylor: $0
(67; 164) Brooklyn: $0
(78; 161) Loyola-Chicago: $0
(80; 163) Chicago-Kent, IIT: $0
(86; 158) University of Arkansas-Fayetteville: $0
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(T3; 159) University of Toledo: $0
(T3; 158) Akron: $0
(T3; 157) Cleveland State-Marshal: $0
(T3; 155) University of Arkansas-Little Rock: $0
(T4; 153) Florida Coastal: $0
(unranked; 161) Drexel: $0
(no data) University of California-Irvine: $0

No Waivers Given:
(1; 176) Yale
(2; 176) Harvard
(3; 172) Stanford
(7; 170) Berkeley
(20; 168) George Washington
(34; 167) Fordham

Still very much interested in: Columbia
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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby TheOcho » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:04 pm

Northwestern and Penn State today via e-mail.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby TT09 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:05 pm

TheOcho wrote:Northwestern and Penn State today via e-mail.


Yep, just got Penn St.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby TheOcho » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:06 pm

TT09 wrote:
TheOcho wrote:Northwestern and Penn State today via e-mail.


Yep, just got Penn St.


And Cardozo came 30 seconds after I posted that.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby kk19131 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:17 pm

neonx wrote:Hoping to keep this organized for people who interested in fee waivers.

(X, Y) = (USNWR; 75 LSAT)

E-mail:
(10; 171) University of Virginia: 11/1 (e-mail 2 PM ET);
(11; 172) Northwestern: 11/2 (e-mail 12 PM ET);
(11; 171) Duke: 11/1 (e-mail 2 PM ET);
(15; 169) UCLA: 11/1 (e-mail 4 PM ET);
(18; 167) USC - Gould: 11/1 (e-mail 9 PM ET);
(19; 168) Washington University - St. Louis: 11/1 (e-mail 12 PM ET);
(22; 168) University of Minnesota: 11/1 (e-mail 3 PM ET);
(22; 167) Boston University: 11/1 (e-mail 11 AM ET);
(28; 166) William & Mary: 11/1 (e-mail 10 AM ET);
(28; 165) Indiana University - Bloomington: 11/1 (e-mail 2 PM ET);
(52; 165) Yeshiva - Cardozo: 11/2 (e-mail 3 PM ET)
(72; 163) Temple: 11/1 (e-mail 3 PM ET);
(72; 160) Penn State: 11/2 (e-mail 3 PM ET)
(T3; 161) University of St. Thomas (Minneapolis): 11/2 (e-mail 7 AM ET);
(T3; 160) University of South Carolina: 11/1 (e-mail 5 PM ET);
(T3; 159) Saint Louis University: 11/1 (e-mail 6 PM ET);
(T3; 159) Wayne: 11/2 (12 PM ET);
(T3; 158) Suffolk: 11/2 (e-mail 9 AM ET)
(T3; 157) University of Akron: 11/1 (e-mail 9 AM ET)

Hidden Fee Waiver:
(6; 173) NYU: 11/1;
(9; 170) University of Michigan: 11/1;
(11; 172) Northwestern: 11/1;
(11; 171) Duke: 11/1;
(22; 167) Boston University: 11/1.

Request Approved:
(10; 171) University of Virginia: 11/1 (e-mail reply within the hour)

Did Not Get:
(14; 171) Georgetown: 11/1

Still very much interested in: Columbia, Chicago, Penn, Cornell, Texas, Vanderbilt


You've wayyyyyy too much time on your hands.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby neonx » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:18 pm

kk19131 wrote:You've wayyyyyy too much time on your hands.


It is what it is. =)

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby JJDancer » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:22 pm

First useful snailmail waiver. CORNELL:)

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Sandro » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:24 pm

how easy is it to get fee waivers at LSAC forums? I'm a splitter. :?

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby neonx » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:25 pm

JJDancer wrote:First useful snailmail waiver. CORNELL:)


JEALOUS. =)

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby neonx » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:26 pm

Sandro777 wrote:how easy is it to get fee waivers at LSAC forums? I'm a splitter. :?


Can someone please inform how the heck to ask for one in person? I am going to the Houston one.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby ATR » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:26 pm

List so far (all via email; ones I may actually use are in bold):

Boston University
Cardozo

Cumberland
Dayton
Drexel
Duke
Hofstra
Indiana
Iowa
Northwestern
Saint Louis
Saint Thomas
South Carolina
Suffolk
Virginia
Washington University
William & Mary
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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby cortnf » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:45 pm

atresia wrote:List so far (all via email)...

Boston University
Cardozo
Cumberland
Dayton
Drexel
Duke
Florida A&M
Hofstra
Indiana
Iowa
Northwestern
Saint Louis
Saint Thomas
South Carolina
Suffolk
Virginia
Washington University
William & Mary


read the email again. it didn't seem like anyone got one from them, it was just an invite to apply (and pay the full fee)

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby NonTradHealthLaw » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:52 pm

neonx wrote:
Sandro777 wrote:how easy is it to get fee waivers at LSAC forums? I'm a splitter. :?


Can someone please inform how the heck to ask for one in person? I am going to the Houston one.


This is my plan; whether it will be successful is yet to be determined.

1. Approach tables of intriguing schools
2. Shake hands with representative and introduce myself
3. Allow representative to give schpiel
4. Ask my carefully thought out questions when prompted
5. Request a business card in case I have follow up questions
6. Depending on conversation ask for fee waiver in person; alternatively follow up with a personal email request
7. Flash a smile and thank them for their time

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby JJDancer » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:55 pm

neonx wrote:
JJDancer wrote:First useful snailmail waiver. CORNELL:)


JEALOUS. =)

Don't be. I am sure your mailbox will hold the same soon.




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