Are waiver offers a good sign?

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thedude221
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Are waiver offers a good sign?

Postby thedude221 » Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:28 am

I just got an unprompted fee waiver from Columbia University with a 169 LSAT, does this indicate that I would have a good chance if I applied there?

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Re: Are waiver offers a good sign?

Postby Older Chest » Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:30 am

thedude221 wrote:I just got an unprompted fee waiver from Columbia University with a 169 LSAT, does this indicate that I would have a good chance if I applied there?


This tells you everything you need to know: http://columbia.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/0910/

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Re: Are waiver offers a good sign?

Postby beachbum » Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:30 am

Nope, but ya might as well if you have $12 to burn.

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Re: Are waiver offers a good sign?

Postby bk1 » Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:31 am

There aren't a million other threads on this exact same topic. There really aren't.

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Re: Are waiver offers a good sign?

Postby hijodehombre » Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:32 am

ITE, money in your pocket is always a good sign.

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Re: Are waiver offers a good sign?

Postby Stanford4Me » Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:33 am

They explicitly say in the waiver offers that an offer is not a determination of your probability of being accepted - essentially getting a fee waiver offer doesn't mean you're more likely to be accepted. That doesn't mean you shouldn't apply, however. Save money bro.

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Re: Are waiver offers a good sign?

Postby bigben » Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:33 am

Long Live Jacox wrote:
thedude221 wrote:I just got an unprompted fee waiver from Columbia University with a 169 LSAT, does this indicate that I would have a good chance if I applied there?


This tells you everything you need to know: http://columbia.lawschoolnumbers.com/stats/0910/

Or, it's the best info available anywhere regarding your chances. Fee waivers are meaningless, relatively speaking.

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Re: Are waiver offers a good sign?

Postby WestOfTheRest » Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:36 am

Why didn't they send me one? Oh... The agony of it all!

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Re: Are waiver offers a good sign?

Postby JJDancer » Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:26 pm

Short answer: No.

Long answer: I wouldn't get my hopes up unless you are a URM.

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Re: Are waiver offers a good sign?

Postby r6_philly » Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:09 pm

It would be a good sign for me (and quite a few others) if everyone with a LSAT of 171 or below do not send an application for fear of wasting $12 (or more).

:mrgreen:

Seriously it is a good sign because it now only costs you $12 to dream about Columbia.




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