Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby rundoxierun » Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:53 am

rv11 wrote:
tkgrrett wrote:Anyone who took the LSAT last cycle but applying this cycle know how to get your name resent out to schools?? Im not getting any recruitment materials for schools.


I'd like to know this too.


Ive tried changing settings, unallowing CRS and then reallowing on the LSAC website and that doesnt seem to be working. Its really kind of ticking me off because I want that priority track invite from Duke and the cutoffs arent public so it seems kind of weird to send them an email saying "Im qualified for priority track, send it to me now".

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby eandy » Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:54 am

rv11 wrote:
tkgrrett wrote:Anyone who took the LSAT last cycle but applying this cycle know how to get your name resent out to schools?? Im not getting any recruitment materials for schools.


I'd like to know this too.

You probably need to update your CRS profile. To do this, login in to LSAC. Click "My Account" up at the top. Then click "profile" on the left-hand bar. Then click "CRS" below "profile". Scroll down a bit to where it says "YOUR CRS PREFERENCES." Below that, it will have a clickable button that says "edit CRS preferences." Click that button, then scroll down to the box that says "Additional Academic Information." You will see where you can edit your "expected law school enrollment year." Change it, then go down to the bottom and hit submit. See if in a few days you are getting things again.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby rundoxierun » Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:58 am

eandy wrote:
rv11 wrote:
tkgrrett wrote:Anyone who took the LSAT last cycle but applying this cycle know how to get your name resent out to schools?? Im not getting any recruitment materials for schools.


I'd like to know this too.

You probably need to update your CRS profile. To do this, login in to LSAC. Click "My Account" up at the top. Then click "profile" on the left-hand bar. Then click "CRS" below "profile". Scroll down a bit to where it says "YOUR CRS PREFERENCES." Below that, it will have a clickable button that says "edit CRS preferences." Click that button, then scroll down to the box that says "Additional Academic Information." You will see where you can edit your "expected law school enrollment year." Change it, then go down to the bottom and hit submit. See if in a few days you are getting things again.


Schools dont pay attention to that.. I took the the LSAT last December but marked my expected enrollment year as 2011. Still received fee waivers from schools for 2010 entry all spring. Its currently set to year 2011 now, not getting anything.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby rv11 » Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:02 pm

tkgrrett wrote:
eandy wrote:
rv11 wrote:
tkgrrett wrote:Anyone who took the LSAT last cycle but applying this cycle know how to get your name resent out to schools?? Im not getting any recruitment materials for schools.


I'd like to know this too.

You probably need to update your CRS profile. To do this, login in to LSAC. Click "My Account" up at the top. Then click "profile" on the left-hand bar. Then click "CRS" below "profile". Scroll down a bit to where it says "YOUR CRS PREFERENCES." Below that, it will have a clickable button that says "edit CRS preferences." Click that button, then scroll down to the box that says "Additional Academic Information." You will see where you can edit your "expected law school enrollment year." Change it, then go down to the bottom and hit submit. See if in a few days you are getting things again.


Schools dont pay attention to that.. I took the the LSAT last December but marked my expected enrollment year as 2011. Still received fee waivers from schools for 2010 entry all spring. Its currently set to year 2011 now, not getting anything.


Doing everything you are tkgrrett. I even called LSAC and they said I should be good, but still nothing.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby queenlizzie13 » Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:20 pm

LSAT: 161

Fee Waivers: Cincinnati, W&M, Chicago Kent, Univ. of Minnesota, Seton Hall.

Note that I also have a 3.88 officially with LSAC on file so that could explain some of these fee waivers even with the low LSAT score.
Also I have not asked any admissions offices for fee waivers.
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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby TOMaHULK » Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:32 pm

Does it seem as though Private schools give out more fee waivers than state schools...?

Just a thought. :|

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby rundoxierun » Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:34 pm

TOMaHULK wrote:Does it seem as though Private schools give out more fee waivers than state schools...?

Just a thought. :|


I think its more that Private schools give them out earlier.. UVA, UCLA, UGA, UMinn, Wisconsin, etc. hand them out in mass later in the cycle.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby ArchRoark » Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:55 pm

When is the appropriate time to begin asking for merit based fee waivers? I was planning to wait till the apps were posted but now I am thinking that I would hate to have everything ready to only have fee-waivers holding me back from submitting.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Bildungsroman » Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:56 pm

Tiva wrote:When is the appropriate time to begin asking for merit based fee waivers? I was planning to wait till the apps were posted but now I am thinking that I would hate to have everything ready to only have fee-waivers holding me back from submitting.


Ask in September, after apps are posted.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby eandy » Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:57 pm

Tiva wrote:When is the appropriate time to begin asking for merit based fee waivers? I was planning to wait till the apps were posted but now I am thinking that I would hate to have everything ready to only have fee-waivers holding me back from submitting.

It will only take about 2 days for you to get a waiver once you ask for one. Wait until September. Trust me, the two extra days won't make a difference.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby lala7 » Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:46 pm

I know everyone's already gotten these a long time ago, but I just thought I'd share:

William and Mary
University of Minnesota
University of Richmond
Seton Hall

162 LSAT

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Dany » Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:41 pm

eandy wrote:
eskimo wrote:I have a question, though I'm not sure anyone will know the answer to it. Last year, it looks like some fee waivers came out after applications were already being accepted (I'm looking at the dates for Columbia, Chicago, NYU, UVA, etc. where this is the case.) I'm quite broke (but in a normal, college-student way - not an LSAC fee waiver way so that's not an option) and would like to get/solicit as many waivers as possible. When is it acceptable to email a school to ask for a waiver? I plan on applying as soon as applications are being accepted (Sep. 1 most places) so should I email schools the week before EVEN if they haven't sent out any fee waivers yet?

Hoping somebody can shed a little light on this. :D

Last year I got a ton of fee waivers in October and November, even. A lot of schools will not give you a fee waiver on request until September. You guys should really do your research now and send your emails in September. Trust me, waiting until September to ask will not hurt you in any way.

Pro tip: American sends a pissy email back to you if you ask them for one about how unfair it is to request waivers

Thanks, eandy! I definitely wasn't going to email them now or anything, just right before apps open up. I'll just wait until September rolls around though! I was also wondering if you think a school would be annoyed if I email them the first week of Sept. and they haven't - at that point - sent out any waivers yet? (Since some don't send out the mass ones until Oct./Nov.)

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby eandy » Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:49 pm

eskimo wrote:Thanks, eandy! I definitely wasn't going to email them now or anything, just right before apps open up. I'll just wait until September rolls around though! I was also wondering if you think a school would be annoyed if I email them the first week of Sept. and they haven't - at that point - sent out any waivers yet? (Since some don't send out the mass ones until Oct./Nov.)

As long as their application is open, I don't see why they would be upset. It is annoying when people ask for a fee waiver that they can't even use yet(especially since some have expiration dates). As long as you send a nice email with all of the requirements (name,GPA, LSAT, LSAC #, etc.) so that you don't create more work, they are usually really nice about fee waiver requests. Just say something about how you want to get your application in early, blah blah blah, and they won't question you.

A lot of the Oct/Nov ones are post-LSAT score release, that is why there are so many then. If you took the June test, then it makes perfect sense to ask in September, if you want.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Dany » Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:56 pm

eandy wrote:As long as their application is open, I don't see why they would be upset. It is annoying when people ask for a fee waiver that they can't even use yet(especially since some have expiration dates). As long as you send a nice email with all of the requirements (name,GPA, LSAT, LSAC #, etc.) so that you don't create more work, they are usually really nice about fee waiver requests. Just say something about how you want to get your application in early, blah blah blah, and they won't question you.

A lot of the Oct/Nov ones are post-LSAT score release, that is why there are so many then. If you took the June test, then it makes perfect sense to ask in September, if you want.

Great, thanks so much for being our Fee Waiver Guru! 'preciate it!

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Deuce » Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:27 pm

I'm also getting a lot of information postcards from every other T3 school you can think of, anyone else?

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby TOMaHULK » Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:55 pm

Ildeuce wrote:I'm also getting a lot of information postcards from every other T3 school you can think of, anyone else?


Got a few from Pace and Thomas Cooley.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby beachbum » Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:39 pm

Ildeuce wrote:I'm also getting a lot of information postcards from every other T3 school you can think of, anyone else?


Oh yeah. Had never even heard of LMU-Duncan until they sent me a postcard.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby trudat15 » Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:41 pm

I have a 174 (retake from a 164) and emailed Georgetown asking for a fee waiver, as I saw others on the forum have gotten them (some based on lower LSATs as I know Georgetown takes highest) and heard back today that I dont qualify for a merit based fee waiver. And I actually went to Georgetown undergrad! Too bad as I really wanted to and probably will still apply there.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Rudy » Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:09 pm

trudat15 wrote:I have a 174 (retake from a 164) and emailed Georgetown asking for a fee waiver, as I saw others on the forum have gotten them (some based on lower LSATs as I know Georgetown takes highest) and heard back today that I dont qualify for a merit based fee waiver. And I actually went to Georgetown undergrad! Too bad as I really wanted to and probably will still apply there.


Is your GPA bad? Its either that, or the trend I noticed before is true in fact indicative of their policy, that being only to give fee waivers to URM's with good hards.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby msch0i » Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:37 pm

Got a packet from Chapman 8)

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby trudat15 » Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:12 am

Rudy wrote:
trudat15 wrote:I have a 174 (retake from a 164) and emailed Georgetown asking for a fee waiver, as I saw others on the forum have gotten them (some based on lower LSATs as I know Georgetown takes highest) and heard back today that I dont qualify for a merit based fee waiver. And I actually went to Georgetown undergrad! Too bad as I really wanted to and probably will still apply there.


Is your GPA bad? Its either that, or the trend I noticed before is true in fact indicative of their policy, that being only to give fee waivers to URM's with good hards.


Not fantastic, but not like horrible. 3.45. I figured with my score and gpa, it makes me very competitive for their school, add to the fact that I went there for undergrad, I thought getting a fee waiver would be a formality. I guess I was wrong. Maybe you're right and they are just going to URMs with good numbers.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby pu_golf88 » Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:56 am

I finally went home and saw the packets from Seton Hall and Tennessee. I would have never considered Seton Hall, but in their packet it said I was qualified for 15,000 to a full ride to start this Fall. I'm assuming it would be about the same if I apply for next fall and a full ride wouldn't be so bad.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby zworykin » Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:36 am

trudat15 wrote:
Rudy wrote:
trudat15 wrote:I have a 174 (retake from a 164) and emailed Georgetown asking for a fee waiver, as I saw others on the forum have gotten them (some based on lower LSATs as I know Georgetown takes highest) and heard back today that I dont qualify for a merit based fee waiver. And I actually went to Georgetown undergrad! Too bad as I really wanted to and probably will still apply there.


Is your GPA bad? Its either that, or the trend I noticed before is true in fact indicative of their policy, that being only to give fee waivers to URM's with good hards.


Not fantastic, but not like horrible. 3.45. I figured with my score and gpa, it makes me very competitive for their school, add to the fact that I went there for undergrad, I thought getting a fee waiver would be a formality. I guess I was wrong. Maybe you're right and they are just going to URMs with good numbers.


3.66/176/non-URM and I got one. :shrug: They must just work in mysterious ways.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Dany » Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:44 am

trudat15 wrote:
Rudy wrote:
trudat15 wrote:I have a 174 (retake from a 164) and emailed Georgetown asking for a fee waiver, as I saw others on the forum have gotten them (some based on lower LSATs as I know Georgetown takes highest) and heard back today that I dont qualify for a merit based fee waiver. And I actually went to Georgetown undergrad! Too bad as I really wanted to and probably will still apply there.


Is your GPA bad? Its either that, or the trend I noticed before is true in fact indicative of their policy, that being only to give fee waivers to URM's with good hards.


Not fantastic, but not like horrible. 3.45. I figured with my score and gpa, it makes me very competitive for their school, add to the fact that I went there for undergrad, I thought getting a fee waiver would be a formality. I guess I was wrong. Maybe you're right and they are just going to URMs with good numbers.

Or they might have been able to tell you'd apply anyway. If it were me, I wouldn't give up the $80-$90 (or however much the application fee is) that I could get from an applicant since they'd probably apply regardless.

Not that I don't empathize, though, that does suck. They probably just saw Gtown undergrad + good numbers = application whether we give him a fee waiver or not.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby queenlizzie13 » Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:55 am

pu_golf88 wrote:I finally went home and saw the packets from Seton Hall and Tennessee. I would have never considered Seton Hall, but in their packet it said I was qualified for 15,000 to a full ride to start this Fall. I'm assuming it would be about the same if I apply for next fall and a full ride wouldn't be so bad.


Yeah, actually I got a packet and fee waiver from Seton Hall as well. Honestly I am surprised that I'm getting so many fee waivers (5 total so far) seeing as my LSAT is only a 161, and I have not asked to receive said waivers either.

Plus I am not a URM.




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