When To Expect Fee Waivers After October LSAT

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Re: When To Expect Fee Waivers After October LSAT

Postby Hannibal » Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:35 pm

Now I feel like an idiot for giving up on Friday.

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Re: When To Expect Fee Waivers After October LSAT

Postby hulahoop » Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:42 pm

hidden columbia today as well. 173, 3.9

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Re: When To Expect Fee Waivers After October LSAT

Postby lzyovrachievr » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:15 pm

Hannibal wrote:Now I feel like an idiot for giving up on Friday.


Good thing I'm lazy!

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Re: When To Expect Fee Waivers After October LSAT

Postby 5823 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:34 am

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Re: When To Expect Fee Waivers After October LSAT

Postby wwaideli » Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:05 am

UC-Davis is coming later this week according to the response I got from requesting a waiver. ...If anyone else is waiting on a free backup school in California. Hasting's was not so friendly with regard to my request.

"UC Davis Law School is not administering a fee waiver program. We will, however, honor waivers granted by the Law School Admission Council.

Applicants who have been granted an LSAC fee waiver need do nothing more than file the electronic application for admission. The UC Davis application fee waiver is granted automatically.

We will also grant a fee waiver if you are a current or recent participant in AmeriCorp or the Peace Corp.

Later this week we will search the Candidate Referral Service database to select potential candidates for merit fee waivers. Those emails are sent directly to the prospective applicant. If you have registered with the Candidate Referral Service, please let us know so that we can consider you during our search of that database.
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The application fee is not waived for International and transfer applicants.

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Re: When To Expect Fee Waivers After October LSAT

Postby glitched » Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:26 pm

Just literally got columbia email. Sorry I'm on a phone so o didn't read earlier posts about this. I'm october lsat only.

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Re: When To Expect Fee Waivers After October LSAT

Postby NYC_7911 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:32 pm

leeronalda wrote:Just literally got columbia email. Sorry I'm on a phone so o didn't read earlier posts about this. I'm october lsat only.


Yep, just got my Columbia fee waiver. Based on LSAT only. YAY!

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Re: When To Expect Fee Waivers After October LSAT

Postby fastforward » Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:41 pm

Anyone know of any unusual fee-waiver requirements for Texas?

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Re: When To Expect Fee Waivers After October LSAT

Postby birdlaw117 » Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:04 pm

fastforward wrote:Anyone know of any unusual fee-waiver requirements for Texas?

Yes. They make you do a one-mile run. If you can finish under 7 minutes, fee waiver. If not, double the fee.

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Re: When To Expect Fee Waivers After October LSAT

Postby ArghItsBlarg » Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:50 pm

birdlaw117 wrote:
fastforward wrote:Anyone know of any unusual fee-waiver requirements for Texas?

Yes. They make you do a one-mile run. If you can finish under 7 minutes, fee waiver. If not, double the fee.


I imagine this is in conjunction with the "Test of Valor" section they recently added to the LSAT

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Re: When To Expect Fee Waivers After October LSAT

Postby birdlaw117 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:22 pm

ArghItsBlarg wrote:
birdlaw117 wrote:
fastforward wrote:Anyone know of any unusual fee-waiver requirements for Texas?

Yes. They make you do a one-mile run. If you can finish under 7 minutes, fee waiver. If not, double the fee.


I imagine this is in conjunction with the "Test of Valor" section they recently added to the LSAT

Indeed. Speaking of, what shape was your ring in at your test site? Mine was a pentagon... Kind of awkward. Good thing it was just experimental this year.

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Re: When To Expect Fee Waivers After October LSAT

Postby Blindc1rca » Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:00 pm

damn it. i still haven't gotten columbia. 3.85/170. a lost cause?

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Re: When To Expect Fee Waivers After October LSAT

Postby lzyovrachievr » Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:23 pm

Blindc1rca wrote:damn it. i still haven't gotten columbia. 3.85/170. a lost cause?


....Probably. Sorry. There were many people that had similar stats and better that still didn't get a waiver after the June LSAT and they still haven't. (3.85/173, 3.7x/170)

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Re: When To Expect Fee Waivers After October LSAT

Postby edgarfigaro » Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:08 pm

Still don't understand how I got a Columbia waiver with my GPA, let alone getting 2 emails.

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Re: When To Expect Fee Waivers After October LSAT

Postby lzyovrachievr » Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:21 pm

edgarfigaro wrote:Still don't understand how I got a Columbia waiver with my GPA, let alone getting 2 emails.


It may not have anything at all to do with your GPA. Truthfully, people like to think it's solely done by LSAT, but even then there are people with the same numbers that get them and people that don't.

It's also possible that CRS is an imperfect tool. So, we're not positive how Columbia searches for people, but they often leave out people with high GPAs, high LSATs, low GPAs, and low LSATs. The basic pattern is if your stats are good, you'll get a waiver, with a bit of randomness thrown into the equation.

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Re: When To Expect Fee Waivers After October LSAT

Postby rbahdi » Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:31 pm

I received additional hidden fee waivers from Columbia and Cornell sometime this past week.

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Re: When To Expect Fee Waivers After October LSAT

Postby dabomb75 » Fri Nov 26, 2010 5:27 am

email fee waiver from Northwestern a couple of days ago

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Re: When To Expect Fee Waivers After October LSAT

Postby jonc4 » Fri Nov 26, 2010 3:58 pm

Has anyone gotten a waiver from Penn? I signed up for CRS after scores were released, so I'm worried I'll have to wait for the December round.

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Re: When To Expect Fee Waivers After October LSAT

Postby conroyc » Sat Nov 27, 2010 2:55 am

wwaideli wrote:UC-Davis is coming later this week according to the response I got from requesting a waiver. ...If anyone else is waiting on a free backup school in California. Hasting's was not so friendly with regard to my request.

"UC Davis Law School is not administering a fee waiver program. We will, however, honor waivers granted by the Law School Admission Council.

Applicants who have been granted an LSAC fee waiver need do nothing more than file the electronic application for admission. The UC Davis application fee waiver is granted automatically.

We will also grant a fee waiver if you are a current or recent participant in AmeriCorp or the Peace Corp.

Later this week we will search the Candidate Referral Service database to select potential candidates for merit fee waivers. Those emails are sent directly to the prospective applicant. If you have registered with the Candidate Referral Service, please let us know so that we can consider you during our search of that database.
"



The application fee is not waived for International and transfer applicants.


Has anyone received a waiver from Davis yet?

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Re: When To Expect Fee Waivers After October LSAT

Postby gerbal » Sat Nov 27, 2010 3:10 am

Is anybody still waiting on UChicago? Is it a lost cause at this point?

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Re: When To Expect Fee Waivers After October LSAT

Postby birdlaw117 » Sat Nov 27, 2010 4:24 am

gerbal wrote:Is anybody still waiting on UChicago? Is it a lost cause at this point?

I don't know if it is a lost cause, but it is definitely better to get your app in now and pay the $$ rather than sit around waiting for two more weeks and let 50 people take your spot. Just my opinion though.

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Re: When To Expect Fee Waivers After October LSAT

Postby overunderachiever » Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:16 pm

Might be a stupid question but...they give out merit-based fee waivers? And if you can, how can you tell the difference between a merit-based one and a "random" one?

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Re: When To Expect Fee Waivers After October LSAT

Postby Dany » Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:29 pm

overunderachiever wrote:Might be a stupid question but...they give out merit-based fee waivers? And if you can, how can you tell the difference between a merit-based one and a "random" one?

"Merit" based simply means they found you through CRS. The only other option is "need" based, which can come through LSAC or the school itself.

"Merit" based fee waivers are also given to applicants with lower numbers to encourage them to apply, simply so the school can reject them and lower their acceptance rate. So essentially there aren't any random ones per se, but if both your numbers are below their 25ths and you are not a URM, it's probably not a legitimate merit-based fee waiver.

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Re: When To Expect Fee Waivers After October LSAT

Postby overunderachiever » Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:32 pm

^Thank you!

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Re: When To Expect Fee Waivers After October LSAT

Postby Dany » Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:44 pm

No problem - I hope it made sense! It's just merit vs. need with merit being somewhat of a misnomer. :D




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