Non-Chalant1 wrote:Hey guys maybe I'm an idiot, but how this entire fee waiver process work? Do schools just offer them automatically? I'm assuming that I apply through LSAC but I'm not exactly sure how and if I have to do it for every app I put out. How many schools are you all applying to BTW.
Applying to 15 or so schools. Every T-14 minus NU, and then probably UCLA and USC.
As far as fee waivers, schools offer them to candidates with solid numbers (although sometimes to candidates with less than stellar numbers, which may be a means to solicit more applications and so be able to deny more applicants, which improves their selectivity percentage, and thus helps their USN&WR rankings). They search through CRS, so you have to have that purchased, and you generally need a valid LSAT score. They will email you one, and then you don't have to do anything -- when you apply and go to check out, the ~$80 application fee will be waived,a although you will still be required to pay a $12 "Reporting Fee" to LSAC.
If you want a fee waiver and didn't receive one unsolicited, you can email the school you are interested in admissions office, and politely ask one. There's a guide out there I think on TLS that explains how to do this if you need more information. Wait until they send out a round of fee waivers first though before you request one from them, and I wouldn't recommend requesting them before mid-September, at the earliest.
Edit: See http://www.top-law-schools.com/guide-to ... ivers.html
Also, try and use the search function or look around first. This is the top post of the law school admissions forum: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=127626&view=unread#unread.