Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby ATR » Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:34 pm

Requested a fee waiver from Emory a few weeks ago and was denied, but I received one via email today!

Other recent waivers:

Loyola - Los Angeles (email)
Pepperdine (email, requested)
Tennessee (email, requested)

Depending on my December LSAT, I may not use any of the latter three.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby omninode » Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:05 pm

Emory tortures me. They are the only school that has has denied me a waiver (aside from schools that don't give them out, like GW and BC). I don't know why I care so much. I'm not going there under any circumstances (no offense to Atlanta but it's far from where I want to live and work) but I guess I just don't like to be shunned so early in the process. I want them to read my application, then reject me. :wink:

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby swilson215 » Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:07 pm

SO2010 wrote:I didn't have CRS enabled until last week and I was hoping to obtain a fee waiver from mercer. I looked around their website forever and could not find anywhere to email a fee waiver request. Has anyone has any luck in this area? Thanks in advance.


From their website:
For general questions regarding the Application Process or Admissions, please contact Susan Martin, martin_sv@law.mercer.edu, 478-301-2605, in the Admissions Office. For all other Admissions-related questions, please contact the Assistant Dean of Admissions, Marilyn Sutton, sutton_me@law.mercer.edu, 478-301-2429.


I would say you could go ahead and email both or either of those addresses if you want to enquire about fee waviers. Good luck!

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby 005618502 » Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:33 pm

atresia wrote:Requested a fee waiver from Emory a few weeks ago and was denied, but I received one via email today!

Other recent waivers:

Loyola - Los Angeles (email)
Pepperdine (email, requested)
Tennessee (email, requested)

Depending on my December LSAT, I may not use any of the latter three.


This is funny. I had a friend request one via e-mail. Get denied then sent her app in yesterday and paid. A fee waiver came today for her via email haha

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby JJDancer » Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:42 pm

atresia wrote:Other recent waivers:
Loyola - Los Angeles (email)

I asked Loyola for one on Nov 3 but they never responded. Could you tell me if you got it from
admissions@lls.edu
or some other email address? Thanks

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby speedyj88 » Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:44 pm

JJDancer wrote:
atresia wrote:Other recent waivers:
Loyola - Los Angeles (email)

I asked Loyola for one on Nov 3 but they never responded. Could you tell me if you got it from
admissions@lls.edu
or some other email address? Thanks

That's the address I received it from.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby swilson215 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:40 pm

JJDancer wrote:
atresia wrote:Other recent waivers:
Loyola - Los Angeles (email)

I asked Loyola for one on Nov 3 but they never responded. Could you tell me if you got it from
admissions@lls.edu
or some other email address? Thanks


I would send them another (reminder) email. I emailed them around noon today for a FW and received one around 3.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby JJDancer » Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:03 pm

swilson215 wrote:
JJDancer wrote:
atresia wrote:Other recent waivers:
Loyola - Los Angeles (email)

I asked Loyola for one on Nov 3 but they never responded. Could you tell me if you got it from
admissions@lls.edu
or some other email address? Thanks


I would send them another (reminder) email. I emailed them around noon today for a FW and received one around 3.

You're right. I just sent another email as if the first one didn't exist. Sent it last night and got a response in 19 hours :)

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Sandro » Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:51 am

I thought this was kinda funny from McGeorge

"MyName,

You're one of a handful of people whom we're inviting to apply to Pacific McGeorge Law School. Congratulations on making our short list! And since I see your talent and consider getting to know you a priority, I've included some special advantages when you apply for admission:

Your application fee has been waived ... a savings of $50.
Scholarship consideration when you apply.
Priority review of your application."

A handfull? I seriously doubt they used CRS and selected a "handful" of people to send the email to, unless they were reffering to god's hand or some ridiculously huge hand.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby JJDancer » Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:13 am

Unexcitedly: I'm in that hand too.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby beachbum » Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:14 am

Sandro777 wrote:I thought this was kinda funny from McGeorge

"MyName,

You're one of a handful of people whom we're inviting to apply to Pacific McGeorge Law School. Congratulations on making our short list! And since I see your talent and consider getting to know you a priority, I've included some special advantages when you apply for admission:

Your application fee has been waived ... a savings of $50.
Scholarship consideration when you apply.
Priority review of your application."

A handfull? I seriously doubt they used CRS and selected a "handful" of people to send the email to, unless they were reffering to god's hand or some ridiculously huge hand.


But... I thought I was special.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby dabomb75 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:31 am

woooo hidden fee waiver for Columbia. First fee waiver I got to use since the Monday after the LSAT when I got 3 I used.

Only 4/18 makes me sad though :(

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby shanemahsa » Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:11 pm

Regent University!!!
Fee waiver + priority scholarship consideration+an expedited admission decision.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Adjudicator » Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:17 pm

Bwahaha, yes... a hidden fee waiver from Columbia.

But... is it even worth the $12 to apply with my 3.0/175?

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby justadude55 » Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:17 pm

omninode wrote:Emory tortures me. They are the only school that has has denied me a waiver (aside from schools that don't give them out, like GW and BC). I don't know why I care so much. I'm not going there under any circumstances (no offense to Atlanta but it's far from where I want to live and work) but I guess I just don't like to be shunned so early in the process. I want them to read my application, then reject me. :wink:

they would have rejected your request even if you had a 180. they just like to do it through CRS.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby justadude55 » Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:18 pm

Adjudicator wrote:Bwahaha, yes... a hidden fee waiver from Columbia.

But... is it even worth the $12 to apply with my 3.0/175?

yes.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby justadude55 » Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:19 pm

beachbum wrote:
Sandro777 wrote:I thought this was kinda funny from McGeorge

"MyName,

You're one of a handful of people whom we're inviting to apply to Pacific McGeorge Law School. Congratulations on making our short list! And since I see your talent and consider getting to know you a priority, I've included some special advantages when you apply for admission:

Your application fee has been waived ... a savings of $50.
Scholarship consideration when you apply.
Priority review of your application."

A handfull? I seriously doubt they used CRS and selected a "handful" of people to send the email to, unless they were reffering to god's hand or some ridiculously huge hand.


But... I thought I was special.

McGeorge certainly is a playa. Telling us all we're special only to break our hearts.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Flustercluck » Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:20 pm

Just sent out my first application, early decision to Northwestern, and was pleasantly surprised to find a CRS fee waiver! 168 LSAT, URM...

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Sandro » Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:24 pm

Columbus law school via email!!!!

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby NJcollegestudent » Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:56 am

I received a few view books

Western College of New England Law School
Washington and Lee Law School
Ohio State Law School

Fee Waivers:

Quinnipac
Cumberland

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby justadude55 » Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:56 am

Flustercluck wrote:Just sent out my first application, early decision to Northwestern, and was pleasantly surprised to find a CRS fee waiver! 168 LSAT, URM...

u probably have a lot more fee waivers to elite schools, buddy.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby NJcollegestudent » Fri Nov 26, 2010 6:37 pm

Fee Waviers:

RWU
Valasprio

Viewbooks:

University of Georgia
Valaspiro

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Gotti » Fri Nov 26, 2010 7:15 pm

MERIT:
Seton Hall
Joaquin (something)
Northwestern
Minnesota
Temple
and a bunch of other ones i don't care about

Need-based (I emailed them):
UCLA
USC
Georgetown
Northwestern (before I got merit)
BU
UVA
Penn
Fordham
Michigan

Rejected:
Cornell
GWU
Emory

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby environmentallaw » Sat Nov 27, 2010 6:05 pm

I have a very specific question if anyone could possibly help!

I was just invited to join Teach For America (and I confirmed!), but I'd like to send out all of my applications this year. A few schools (Berkeley, Chicago, Oregon) offer application fee waivers to TFA corps members. Should I ask for fee waivers or would that reflect poorly on me since I am applying with the intention of deferring acceptance for two years? Any input would be appreciated because I am trying to limit my application fees as much as possible!

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby JJDancer » Sat Nov 27, 2010 6:31 pm

environmentallaw wrote:I have a very specific question if anyone could possibly help!

I was just invited to join Teach For America (and I confirmed!), but I'd like to send out all of my applications this year. A few schools (Berkeley, Chicago, Oregon) offer application fee waivers to TFA corps members. Should I ask for fee waivers or would that reflect poorly on me since I am applying with the intention of deferring acceptance for two years? Any input would be appreciated because I am trying to limit my application fees as much as possible!

I don't think it is ok for you to ask them for TFA waivers before you even do your summer training session with TFA. Also, I would encourage you to apply in a year. Having the TFA experience on your resume/using it to write a PS etc might help your app and get you into better/more schools. Also a few schools won't just allow you to defer automatically (they will evaluate your request to defer). And especially two years is uncommon.




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