Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

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ech41989
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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby ech41989 » Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:29 am

Does anyone understand the point of hidden fee waivers? I thought fee waivers were intended as an incentive for people to apply who otherwise might not...doesn't hiding them defeat the purpose?

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby omninode » Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:30 am

oscodasa wrote:
NonTradHealthLaw wrote:
oscodasa wrote:
NonTradHealthLaw wrote:Emory came through (finally) - was worried I'd have to shell out an additional $70 on top of my already massive Emory-induced debt.


Was this via e-mail or by request?


Unsolicited via email.


If you don't mind my asking, what are your stats? I sent them a request Monday and they sent back an uncommonly snarky response. It really left me with a bad taste in my mouth.


Same here.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Bildungsroman » Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:31 am

ech41989 wrote:Does anyone understand the point of hidden fee waivers? I thought fee waivers were intended as an incentive for people to apply who otherwise might not...doesn't hiding them defeat the purpose?


All of the "hidden" fee waivers that I received were just fee waivers that were put into the system but for which no email/letter had yet arrived. NYU and Michigan both gave me a "hidden" fee waiver, but it was really just that the fee waiver took effect before the very nice letters they sent arrived.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby ahduth » Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:32 am

ech41989 wrote:Does anyone understand the point of hidden fee waivers? I thought fee waivers were intended as an incentive for people to apply who otherwise might not...doesn't hiding them defeat the purpose?


Yeah, I don't quite get it.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby lzyovrachievr » Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:34 am

ech41989 wrote:Does anyone understand the point of hidden fee waivers? I thought fee waivers were intended as an incentive for people to apply who otherwise might not...doesn't hiding them defeat the purpose?


In my experience, a lot of the time having a hidden fee waiver indicates that the school will be e-mailing you about it but they haven't gotten around to it yet.

So it's just like they do a CRS search, assign fee waivers there, then get busy around the office and decide to send out the e-mails next week. I'm not sure if any of mine actually stayed hidden. I was just contacted about them later- sometimes much later (2-3 weeks). So if you want to apply earlier, you have an advantage in checking now instead of later.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby omninode » Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:52 am

I don't care how the waivers come- hidden, undidden, email, letter, whatever. I just appreciate the fact that I will not have to spend a thousand dollars to apply to law schools.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby sgtgrumbles » Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:07 pm

It seems like some people have already received waivers from Chicago, while others who requested them have not. Do waivers come in waves, or are those of us who haven't received one yet screwed? Should I wait longer, or just send my app?

Has anyone received a Penn waiver? Was it by email, snail mail, or hidden? I think Nullisecondus said he had. Same thing as Chicago: should I wait longer?

What about Columbia?

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby ahduth » Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:08 pm

omninode wrote:I don't care how the waivers come- hidden, undidden, email, letter, whatever. I just appreciate the fact that I will not have to spend a thousand dollars to apply to law schools.


I DO care how they come. Please reference:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=136153

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby JerrySeinfeld » Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:08 pm

forward21 wrote:This may be reported already (haven't checked what I missed ITT yesterday), but UT waiver came for me this morning. Hidden.


Has anyone else received UT yet?

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby neonx » Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:29 pm

JerrySeinfeld wrote:
forward21 wrote:This may be reported already (haven't checked what I missed ITT yesterday), but UT waiver came for me this morning. Hidden.


Has anyone else received UT yet?


Not me. Above their both GPA and LSAT 75 percentiles.

I don't know the criteria for that one.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby lzyovrachievr » Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:30 pm

neonx wrote:
Not me. Above their both GPA and LSAT 75 percentiles.

I don't know the criteria for that one.


They don't necessarily give you a waiver because you're a good candidate.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Entchen » Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:33 pm

I got (back from the June exam) waivers for Columbia, Chicago, NYU, and others. But not Penn :evil:. And now not BU either.

I'm 3.5/177.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Hannibal » Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:34 pm

I'm jealous of your CC waivers. Also, why the hell are we not getting BU waivers? Is this some kind of app fee yield protection? XD

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby NYC_7911 » Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:36 pm

Entchen wrote:I got (back from the June exam) waivers for Columbia, Chicago, NYU, and others. But not Penn :evil:. And now not BU either.

I'm 3.5/177.


My numbers are the same, and no waiver from NYU (at least from what I can tell...)! Bah. Best of luck to you! :-)

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Entchen » Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:37 pm

Hannibal wrote:I'm jealous of your CC waivers. Also, why the hell are we not getting BU waivers? Is this some kind of app fee yield protection? XD

You can have my Chicago one, I'm not using it. Trade you for a Penn. Or a Duke PT.

Actually, NYC, I may have made up the NYU one. I think I got one from them, but I'm not actually applying, so I don't remember.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby NYC_7911 » Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:38 pm

Entchen wrote:
Hannibal wrote:I'm jealous of your CC waivers. Also, why the hell are we not getting BU waivers? Is this some kind of app fee yield protection? XD

You can have my Chicago one, I'm not using it. Trade you for a Penn. Or a Duke PT.

Actually, NYC, I may have made up the NYU one. I think I got one from them, but I'm not actually applying, so I don't remember.


Haha okay, that makes me feel better. Also glad to have one less competitor in the applicant pool. Just kidding.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Entchen » Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:39 pm

NYC_7911 wrote:Just kidding.


I feel like this post ends with "Mostly." in your head.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby sgtgrumbles » Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:40 pm

Entchen wrote:You can have my Chicago one, I'm not using it. Trade you for a Penn. Or a Duke PT.

Actually, NYC, I may have made up the NYU one. I think I got one from them, but I'm not actually applying, so I don't remember.

Why aren't you interested in NYU or Chicago? You EDing to Columbia or something? Either way, as a candidate with a similar GPA but slightly lower LSAT, I'm glad to have you out of the NYU pool! :lol:

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby birdlaw117 » Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:47 pm

Anybody think it would be poor form to email G'Town and request a fee waiver?

3.61/173

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby jaymdub » Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:49 pm

just got hidden upenn waiver

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby timmna » Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:53 pm

jaymdub wrote:just got hidden upenn waiver


+1. What do I have to do to make NYU love me?

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Entchen » Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:54 pm

sgtgrumbles wrote:
Entchen wrote:You can have my Chicago one, I'm not using it. Trade you for a Penn. Or a Duke PT.

Actually, NYC, I may have made up the NYU one. I think I got one from them, but I'm not actually applying, so I don't remember.

Why aren't you interested in NYU or Chicago? You EDing to Columbia or something? Either way, as a candidate with a similar GPA but slightly lower LSAT, I'm glad to have you out of the NYU pool! :lol:

I really dislike big cities. Only applying to Columbia at my family's insistence. Gunning for Mich.
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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby birdlaw117 » Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:55 pm

timmna wrote:
jaymdub wrote:just got hidden upenn waiver


+1. What do I have to do to make NYU love me?

cuddle afterward?

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby timmna » Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:00 pm

birdlaw117 wrote:
timmna wrote:
jaymdub wrote:just got hidden upenn waiver


+1. What do I have to do to make NYU love me?

cuddle afterward?


Maybe. I'm just asking for a chance to get close in the first place.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby sgtgrumbles » Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:07 pm

jaymdub wrote:just got hidden upenn waiver

Me too! Yay! 174/3.5x




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