Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby hellojd » Fri Jul 23, 2010 1:57 pm

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.


Can't be true, I got a fee-based waiver with my LSAT (170). I'm a minority, but not URM.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby hellojd » Fri Jul 23, 2010 1:57 pm

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.


Can't be true, I got a fee-based waiver with my LSAT (170). I'm a minority, but not URM.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby zworykin » Fri Jul 23, 2010 3:45 pm

For what it's worth:

3.66 LSAC, 169(Dec '05)/176(June '10)

6/29: Cincinatti, Seton Hall
7/1: Pacific McGeorge, Charlotte
7/7: Mercer, U-Minnesota
7/9: Georgetown
7/14: William & Mary


I haven't kept track of waivers received via snail mail, because none of them were remotely interesting to me. Schools I'd never go to in states I don't have any interest in living in. Why they waste their postage, I have no idea...

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Maury Levy » Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:47 pm

Has anyone who took in Dec 09 received anything this summer?

I got a ton in Dec/Jan, but it's been almost completely quiet since spring. :roll:

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby rundoxierun » Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:50 pm

Maury Levy wrote:Has anyone who took in Dec 09 received anything this summer?

I got a ton in Dec/Jan, but it's been almost completely quiet since spring. :roll:


Nope.. same problem here, nothing besides random info crap from Seattle U. May have to contact individual schools and let them know we have interest. Seems like top law schools would be able to sort be expected enrollment date. My CRS profile on LSAC clearly lists 2011.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Maury Levy » Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:54 pm

tkgrrett wrote:
Maury Levy wrote:Has anyone who took in Dec 09 received anything this summer?

I got a ton in Dec/Jan, but it's been almost completely quiet since spring. :roll:


Nope.. same problem here, nothing besides random info crap from Seattle U. May have to contact individual schools and let them know we have interest. Seems like top law schools would be able to sort be expected enrollment date. My CRS profile on LSAC clearly lists 2011.

Yeah, I'm planning to send solicitations directly to those on my list to apply to.

Of course, Cooley and Regent keep sending me snail mail love. It's been making for great gum wrappers around the house.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Deuce » Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:18 pm

Do you need to inform schools that you got an LSAC fee waiver when asking for one, or do they automatically see you received one?

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby adammac17 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:24 pm

Just spammed........errr, contacted about a dozen law school with a basic name, info, lsac #, lsat score, and gpa email saying i was interested in info/possible fee waiver and, within 10min got one from UC boulder

169/3.44

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby ArchRoark » Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:33 pm

Should I mention that I am a URM in my email?

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby adammac17 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:36 pm

Tiva wrote:Should I mention that I am a URM in my email?


Yea, i would probably throw something in there along the lines of, I'm a "" yr old "race" male/female.......cant hurt

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby inmans » Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:01 am

Fee Waivers (170 LSAT)

UVA, UCLA, U of Richmond, Illinois, Iowa, Cincinatti

When I received the waivers, I didn't have my transcript in.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby adammac17 » Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:23 am

inmans wrote:Fee Waivers (170 LSAT)

UVA, UCLA, U of Richmond, Illinois, Iowa, Cincinatti

When I received the waivers, I didn't have my transcript in.



Ill-ini (uiuc) has waived their application fee this semester.......so what'd you get from them?

ps thats illinois for all you non illini out there

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Knock » Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:24 am

adammac17 wrote:
inmans wrote:Fee Waivers (170 LSAT)

UVA, UCLA, U of Richmond, Illinois, Iowa, Cincinatti

When I received the waivers, I didn't have my transcript in.



Ill-ini (uiuc) has waived their application fee this semester.......so what'd you get from them?

ps thats illinois for all you non illini out there


When did you get fee waivers from UVA and UCLA?

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby dabbadon8 » Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:28 am

Where are the email addresses for contacting schools about fee waivers located? School site?

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Dany » Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:20 am

Knockglock wrote:
adammac17 wrote:
inmans wrote:Fee Waivers (170 LSAT)

UVA, UCLA, U of Richmond, Illinois, Iowa, Cincinatti

When I received the waivers, I didn't have my transcript in.



Ill-ini (uiuc) has waived their application fee this semester.......so what'd you get from them?

ps thats illinois for all you non illini out there


When did you get fee waivers from UVA and UCLA?

Yes, please share...

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Bildungsroman » Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:37 am

I'm also curious, since last cycle UVA didn't send them out until late August, and UCLA didn't send them until September. Were these unsolicited fee waivers or did you email those schools and aks for a fee waiver? I'd really like to know because I want to apply to both of those schools and would like to save a couple hundred bucks. :D

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby beachbum » Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:17 am

eskimo wrote:
Knockglock wrote:
adammac17 wrote:
inmans wrote:Fee Waivers (170 LSAT)

UVA, UCLA, U of Richmond, Illinois, Iowa, Cincinatti

When I received the waivers, I didn't have my transcript in.



Ill-ini (uiuc) has waived their application fee this semester.......so what'd you get from them?

ps thats illinois for all you non illini out there


When did you get fee waivers from UVA and UCLA?

Yes, please share...


+1. Seems strange that no one else has gotten these yet.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby pjo » Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:40 am

adammac17 wrote:
inmans wrote:Fee Waivers (170 LSAT)

UVA, UCLA, U of Richmond, Illinois, Iowa, Cincinatti

When I received the waivers, I didn't have my transcript in.



Ill-ini (uiuc) has waived their application fee this semester.......so what'd you get from them?

ps thats illinois for all you non illini out there


So everyone applying to UIUC this fall will have their fee waved?

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby beachbum » Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:05 am

pjo wrote:
adammac17 wrote:
inmans wrote:Fee Waivers (170 LSAT)

UVA, UCLA, U of Richmond, Illinois, Iowa, Cincinatti

When I received the waivers, I didn't have my transcript in.



Ill-ini (uiuc) has waived their application fee this semester.......so what'd you get from them?

ps thats illinois for all you non illini out there


So everyone applying to UIUC this fall will have their fee waved?


yep, just checked the website to verify

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby JakeL » Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:50 pm

Just want to mention that I requested info and a waiver to Emory. Let's just say their response does not make me want to apply there. Also curious that they responded a few minutes before 5am EST. Until this point, every other school had at least responded in kind with information as to what I had specifically asked about, despite being unable to grant me a fee waiver.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby rundoxierun » Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:00 pm

JakeL wrote:Just want to mention that I requested info and a waiver to Emory. Let's just say their response does not make me want to apply there. Also curious that they responded a few minutes before 5am EST. Until this point, every other school had at least responded in kind with information as to what I had specifically asked about, despite being unable to grant me a fee waiver.


Haha once I emailed a school a question about visits being documented in our app record. I received a single word answer "No.".. it was quite intriguing

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby dabbadon8 » Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:07 pm

Emailed 16 schools today. Got a UVA fee waiver. Most said they either didn't give merit based waivers, would give them out via LSAC (couldn't request them), or said they weren't starting distributing them till september. For example WUSTL, told me I qualified but I had to email back after they begin accepting apps.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby Knock » Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:10 pm

dabbadon8 wrote:Emailed 16 schools today. Got a UVA fee waiver. Most said they either didn't give merit based waivers, would give them out via LSAC (couldn't request them), or said they weren't starting distributing them till september. For example WUSTL, told me I qualified but I had to email back after they begin accepting apps.


Good to know, thanks for the post. I'm going to wait until September at the earliest to email requests for merit based waivers.

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby ZachOda » Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:16 pm

JakeL wrote:Just want to mention that I requested info and a waiver to Emory. Let's just say their response does not make me want to apply there. Also curious that they responded a few minutes before 5am EST. Until this point, every other school had at least responded in kind with information as to what I had specifically asked about, despite being unable to grant me a fee waiver.



What'd they say?

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Re: Application Fee Waivers - Fall 2011 Applicants

Postby UrbanAchievers » Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:31 pm

I didn't read all 15 pages of this thread, so sorry if this is a repost.

Something I wish I knew when I started my applications last year: schools will frequently waive your admission fees without telling you. Details on the so-called "hidden fee waivers" can be found here:
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=45376




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