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Re: Do I Have a Hidden Waiver?! A Pictorial Guide - Fall 2011

Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:58 pm
by Dany
Updated for Fall 2011 applicants and the new LSAC applications. Please let me know if there are any issues or other steps I should include, and best of luck to those applying this cycle.

Re: Do I Have a Hidden Waiver?! A Pictorial Guide - Fall 2011

Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:57 pm
by 094320
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Re: Do I Have a Hidden Waiver?! A Pictorial Guide - Fall 2011

Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:42 pm
by soj
Awesome!

Of course, being stickied means now no one will read it.

But we'll still link to it and chide n00bs for not reading it. :D

Re: Do I Have a Hidden Waiver?! A Pictorial Guide - Fall 2011

Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:10 pm
by boalthopeful
Sorry, but what's CRS?

*catching up*

Re: Do I Have a Hidden Waiver?! A Pictorial Guide - Fall 2011

Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:21 pm
by Dany
boalthopeful wrote:Sorry, but what's CRS?

*catching up*

LSAC wrote:The Candidate Referral Service (CRS) is a free service that makes information about law school candidates available to law schools. Law schools may recruit potential applicants on the basis of specific characteristics; for example, LSAT score, undergraduate grade-point average (UGPA), age, citizenship, race or ethnicity, and geographic background. If you establish an LSAC.org account for any purpose, you may authorize release of your credentials to law schools participating in the CRS. LSAC recommends that you authorize release. CRS is an opportunity to be found by law schools you might not otherwise have considered.

Re: Do I Have a Hidden Waiver?! A Pictorial Guide - Fall 2011

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:46 am
by Sh@keNb@ke
Hidden waivers from the following schools:

UPenn
Cornell
UChicago
NYU

Re: Do I Have a Hidden Waiver?! A Pictorial Guide - Fall 2011

Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 4:48 pm
by tonton
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Re: Do I Have a Hidden Waiver?! A Pictorial Guide - Fall 2011

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:44 am
by naw
So far, hidden waivers from:
Michigan
Lewis & Clark

Damn, I wish I knew this before submitting all my other apps.

Re: Do I Have a Hidden Waiver?! A Pictorial Guide - Fall 2011

Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:46 am
by MormonChristian
Catholic University does hidden fee waivers. If you don't get into Georgetown or GW, and you have to stay in DC, why not try Catholic?

Re: Do I Have a Hidden Waiver?! A Pictorial Guide - Fall 2011

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:29 am
by warplan
I think it is not applicable to international applicant.... :cry:
I can't see that message.

Re: Do I Have a Hidden Waiver?! A Pictorial Guide - Fall 2011

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:01 am
by denvieboco
I received hidden fee waivers from UVA, Michigan, Penn, Duke, NYU.

Re: Do I Have a Hidden Waiver?! A Pictorial Guide - Fall 2011

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:18 pm
by Yugihoe
What's a hidden fee waiver? I'm a noob.

Also, the LSAC site pretty much does not give any details about fee waivers except that it is in given in cases of REAL NEED. What's real need? Not being able to eat? I guess if you have a job making 50k this disqualifies you, even though you barley save any money after expenses.

Re: Do I Have a Hidden Waiver?! A Pictorial Guide - Fall 2011

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:20 pm
by Dany
CPAn00b wrote:What's a hidden fee waiver? I'm a noob.

Also, the LSAC site pretty much does not give any details about fee waivers except that it is in given in cases of REAL NEED. What's real need? Not being able to eat? I guess if you have a job making 50k this disqualifies you, even though you barley save any money after expenses.

A waiver that the school doesn't notify you of - you just find it when you submit an application on LSAC.

This has nothing to do with LSAC need-based waivers.

Re: Do I Have a Hidden Waiver?! A Pictorial Guide - Fall 2011

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:26 pm
by Yugihoe
Dany wrote:
CPAn00b wrote:What's a hidden fee waiver? I'm a noob.

Also, the LSAC site pretty much does not give any details about fee waivers except that it is in given in cases of REAL NEED. What's real need? Not being able to eat? I guess if you have a job making 50k this disqualifies you, even though you barley save any money after expenses.

A waiver that the school doesn't notify you of - you just find it when you submit an application on LSAC.

This has nothing to do with LSAC need-based waivers.


Ok, so if this has nothing to do with LSAC need-based waivers, what is the basis for these waivers. In other words, how do these schools distribute these hidden waivers? Is it based on need or some other factor? If need, how is that determined? Since you said it has nothing to do with LSAC need-based waivers, I'm assuming not qualifying for one of those does not preclude one from getting a hidden application waiver at these schools?

Re: Do I Have a Hidden Waiver?! A Pictorial Guide - Fall 2011

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:40 pm
by Dany
They're "merit" waivers.

Re: Do I Have a Hidden Waiver?! A Pictorial Guide - Fall 2011

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:02 am
by lynch
Thanks for your post this is very helpful!

Re: Do I Have a Hidden Waiver?! A Pictorial Guide - Fall 2011

Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:33 am
by mewalke1
good stuff thanks

Re: Do I Have a Hidden Waiver?! A Pictorial Guide - Fall 2011

Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:13 am
by lynch
Thanks for sharing this!

Re: Do I Have a Hidden Waiver?! A Pictorial Guide - Fall 2011

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:48 am
by enidwexler
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Re: Do I Have a Hidden Waiver?! A Pictorial Guide - Fall 2011

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:17 pm
by timfa
I took the June LSAT in 2011 and 2012 and scored 170 and 174 respectively. I haven't received a single email from any school regarding a fee waiver. Any thoughts?

Thanks!

Re: Do I Have a Hidden Waiver?! A Pictorial Guide - Fall 2011

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:20 am
by amycompton
This is great. Anyone have a sense as to how long it'll take for these to show up post-November LSAT? I had like to save money, but I don't want to wait for weeks for them to come in.

Re: Do I Have a Hidden Waiver?! A Pictorial Guide - Fall 2011

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:43 pm
by Ozymandias
amycompton wrote:This is great. Anyone have a sense as to how long it'll take for these to show up post-November LSAT? I had like to save money, but I don't want to wait for weeks for them to come in.

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Re: Do I Have a Hidden Waiver?! A Pictorial Guide - Fall 2011

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:20 pm
by cannibal ox
Is it necessary to go all the way through an application to find out if you have a hidden waiver, or does the box showing fees before you start the application tip you off?

Example: I have an unsolicited fee waiver to W&L, and no fee waiver to Michigan. These are the screens before I start each application:

W&L: http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e108/inferno___/app_no_fee.png
Notice the $0 application fee

Michigan: http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e108/inferno___/app_fee.png
Notice the $75 application fee

So my question is, if I theoretically had a hidden waiver from Michigan, would that $75 fee be listed as $0, saving me the trouble of going through an entire application just to find out if I have a hidden waiver?

Re: Do I Have a Hidden Waiver?! A Pictorial Guide - Fall 2011

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:14 pm
by TheMostDangerousLG
cannibal ox wrote:Is it necessary to go all the way through an application to find out if you have a hidden waiver, or does the box showing fees before you start the application tip you off?

Example: I have an unsolicited fee waiver to W&L, and no fee waiver to Michigan. These are the screens before I start each application:

W&L: http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e108/inferno___/app_no_fee.png
Notice the $0 application fee

Michigan: http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e108/inferno___/app_fee.png
Notice the $75 application fee

So my question is, if I theoretically had a hidden waiver from Michigan, would that $75 fee be listed as $0, saving me the trouble of going through an entire application just to find out if I have a hidden waiver?


No, it would not. Hence the "hidden" part.

Re: Do I Have a Hidden Waiver?! A Pictorial Guide - Fall 2011

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:18 pm
by Typhoon24
cannibal ox wrote:Is it necessary to go all the way through an application to find out if you have a hidden waiver, or does the box showing fees before you start the application tip you off?

Example: I have an unsolicited fee waiver to W&L, and no fee waiver to Michigan. These are the screens before I start each application:

W&L: http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e108/inferno___/app_no_fee.png
Notice the $0 application fee

Michigan: http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e108/inferno___/app_fee.png
Notice the $75 application fee

So my question is, if I theoretically had a hidden waiver from Michigan, would that $75 fee be listed as $0, saving me the trouble of going through an entire application just to find out if I have a hidden waiver?


I'm not so sure if it was a fee waiver that they offered us, I think w and l is just not charging for apps this year like UCI and WashU.