Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby cortnf » Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:23 pm

JJDancer wrote:
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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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby justadude55 » Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:33 pm

depending on ur #'s, this could save u thousands of dollars.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby conroyc » Sat Nov 27, 2010 10:09 pm

Has anyone received a fee waiver from Davis yet? I saw a post earlier that they said they would be "searching the database" sometime in late November, but haven't heard anything since.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby environmentallaw » Sun Nov 28, 2010 7:19 pm

cortnf wrote:
JJDancer wrote:
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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Thanks for the advice, but I've already submitted 10 applications (all had fee waivers). I'm just a broke college student and don't want to pay for the Berkeley application haha. Also, pretty much every school will defer for TFA, so I'm not too worried. Thanks again, though!

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby DukeCornell » Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:16 pm

mikey101 wrote:
Dave Davely wrote:
Blindc1rca wrote:
atresia wrote:My request got rejected by Emory. Surprising, considering my GPA is >75% and my LSAT is 2 points below the "166 wall."


Don't feel too bad. With Peace Corps (which got me like 15 waivers by itself) and a 3.85/170 Emory still rejected my request for a fee waiver.


Is Emory only giving out a bare handful of fee waivers or what (and if so, to who?)? Despite within a few hours of the school and having very strong numbers by almost any standard, they 100% denied my request for a fee waiver. Emory is the only law school that I plan(ned) on applying to that didn't grant me a fee waiver.

Does anyone know what's up with Emory's fee waiver policy?


Emory was really weird. They responded to my request by asking me for documentation of my LSAT score and a pdf of my transcript with my GPA. Haven't heard back since they requested that. My numbers aren't super impressive either: 167/3.8.


Hmmm...Emory issued me a waiver code without any questions asked. I think you may have pissed someone off. lol

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby ach24 » Sun Dec 19, 2010 1:34 pm

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby jd20132013 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:11 pm

what's the point of a hidden waiver anyway? seems that the point of a waiver is to induce you to apply. If you don't know about it you might not even apply...

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby jd20132013 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:18 pm

Anyway, question: Did you guys simply blanket every school you were interested in applying to with an email request or were you more selective with it?

I received unsolicited fee waivers from NYU, Michigan, Northwestern, and UVA.

Was hoping to get a few more T14 waivers but no such luck.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby 4102011 » Tue Dec 21, 2010 11:22 pm

jd20132013 wrote:what's the point of a hidden waiver anyway? seems that the point of a waiver is to induce you to apply. If you don't know about it you might not even apply...


Well sometimes they mail them to your address (like Michigan), so this is a way of checking before you have access to your mail or something.

& I just asked schools who didn't give me them that are known to give them out. Worked for some, didn't work for others.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Ratchet Jackson » Wed Dec 22, 2010 8:24 pm

jd20132013 wrote:Anyway, question: Did you guys simply blanket every school you were interested in applying to with an email request or were you more selective with it?

I received unsolicited fee waivers from NYU, Michigan, Northwestern, and UVA.

Was hoping to get a few more T14 waivers but no such luck.


This for all each school that I did not receive an unsolicited waiver from. I applied for them need based, however. Some made me fill out need based apps, others just waived because of merit. Ended up only having to pay for 4 schools out of 17.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby jayman6 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:02 pm

TheOcho wrote:Iowa and Illinois fee waiver today via e-mail. Already applied to Iowa so looking for a reimbursement. I'll post the results of that inquiry if anyone else is in the same boat.


Did you request the fee waiver through LSAC or what?

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby whirledpeas86 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:01 pm

hey, does anyone have handy a link to the thread with a list of schools that have offered fee waivers after being solicited? I found it at some point last week but can't seem to track it down again!

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby BlueDiamond » Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:05 pm

whirledpeas86 wrote:hey, does anyone have handy a link to the thread with a list of schools that have offered fee waivers after being solicited? I found it at some point last week but can't seem to track it down again!


type in "december fee waiver" in the search and its the first link.. that is of course if we are thinking about the same thread

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby whirledpeas86 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:14 pm

BlueDiamond wrote:
whirledpeas86 wrote:hey, does anyone have handy a link to the thread with a list of schools that have offered fee waivers after being solicited? I found it at some point last week but can't seem to track it down again!


type in "december fee waiver" in the search and its the first link.. that is of course if we are thinking about the same thread


Yup, that's it. Thanks so much!

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby alexb » Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:40 am

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Sandro » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:24 pm

Fee Waivers from SMU, WUSTL, and Emory in the last few days. Emory sent it en mass, asked the rest. Pitt also sent me one.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby dmsansabel » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:31 pm

Just got a UVA Law waiver but my LSAT score was crap...do they hand them out like candy?

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Dany » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:37 pm

dmsansabel wrote:Just got a UVA Law waiver but my LSAT score was crap...do they hand them out like candy?

Yes, yes they do.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby ATR » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:48 pm

Received the Alabama fee waiver with the 20 iTunes downloads. I have a dilemma: I absolutely hate Alabama (UT fan), so which would be a better course of action for me? The goal is to hurt Alabama (albeit in a miniscule way :twisted: )

1) apply, take their 20 songs, net $8, get accepted then not attend
2) don't apply

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Sandro » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:56 pm

guess my GPA was too low for Alabama's fee waiver - good thing i sent my app in Sun night and didnt wait for it.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby alexb » Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:16 pm

Hmm. I also got UIUC and Maryland fee waivers. I guess I'll apply.

Oh, haha, are these for everyone? I might be dumb. :P But they're free, so fuck it. Can't hurt.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby mikala6m » Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:41 am

Has anyone received fee waivers from Rutgers - Newark, or Fordham?

Also, what do you say when you solicit a school for a fee waiver?

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby BBeauty » Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:45 pm

I received a fee waiver from UChicago yesterday. Not expecting much, but threw my app in anyway.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby NJcollegestudent » Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:22 pm

I have received:

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby blacklawboss » Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:25 am

Just recieved a fee waiver from BU and Minn gonna apply to BU couldn't fathom living in Minn




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