What was up with BU today?

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Lovely Ludwig Van
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What was up with BU today?

Postby Lovely Ludwig Van » Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:47 pm

Seems like a few people, myself included, got waivers from UVA, Georgetown, NYU, Michigan, UCLA, Duke, etc., but no lovin' from BU.

What is up with that? Do they use some criteria other than LSAT/GPA? Anyone have any ideas?

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Re: What was up with BU today?

Postby neonx » Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:49 pm

I got no love from Georgetown and everyone else. I'm so over it.

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Re: What was up with BU today?

Postby WonkyPanda » Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:52 pm

Weird, I got loving from BU and Georgetown but no UCLA :(

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Re: What was up with BU today?

Postby padthai » Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:53 pm

Lovely Ludwig Van wrote:Seems like a few people, myself included, got waivers from UVA, Georgetown, NYU, Michigan, UCLA, Duke, etc., but no lovin' from BU.

What is up with that? Do they use some criteria other than LSAT/GPA? Anyone have any ideas?


They straight out rejected my request.

neonx wrote:I got no love from Georgetown and everyone else. I'm so over it.


Maybe you have hidden waivers?

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Re: What was up with BU today?

Postby omninode » Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:54 pm

I got BU and UCLA but no Georgetown. Crazy.

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Lovely Ludwig Van
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Re: What was up with BU today?

Postby Lovely Ludwig Van » Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:57 pm

I mean, not that I feel like I'm entitled to a free application or anything, but it'd just be nice if law schools could be a little more straightforward about how their merit-based waiver works - i.e. median GPA, LSAT cutoff, URM status, etc.

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Re: What was up with BU today?

Postby kineticx » Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:58 pm

I got BU and UVA, but none of the others mentioned.

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Re: What was up with BU today?

Postby cmaas » Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:53 pm

WonkyPanda wrote:Weird, I got loving from BU and Georgetown but no UCLA :(


Same. Ironically, if I could have only chosen one to get a fee waiver from, it would have been UCLA.

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Re: What was up with BU today?

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:55 pm

I got BU and UVA only also, and I checked all my "hidden" waivers as well.

Which leads me to wonder... Kineticz, what're your stats?

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Re: What was up with BU today?

Postby jfb » Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:00 pm

GULC and UCLA, none of the others. hmmm

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Re: What was up with BU today?

Postby 2014 » Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:04 pm

BU UCLA, no UVA or GULC

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Re: What was up with BU today?

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:04 pm

jfb wrote:GULC and UCLA, none of the others. hmmm


Is there any rhyme or reason to the fee waivers? I can't seem to piece it together, I mean some people have amazing LSAT scores and get them, but some people with high 170s are not getting many at all (See the fee waiver thread). Weird...

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Re: What was up with BU today?

Postby birdlaw117 » Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:05 pm

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure schools send out waivers on more than one day. So just because you didn't get one today doesn't mean you won't be getting one. For what it's worth my LSAT is 173 and I received waivers from:

NYU (hidden)
Michigan (hidden)
Duke PT
UCLA
UVa
Minnesota
South Carolina
USC

Edited: Added USC and changed "Virginia" to the correct term "UVa" :)
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Re: What was up with BU today?

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:10 pm

birdlaw117 wrote:Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure schools send out waivers on more than one day. So just because you didn't get one today doesn't mean you won't be getting one. For what it's worth my LSAT is 173 and I received waivers from:

NYU (hidden)
Michigan (hidden)
Duke PT
UCLA
Virginia
Minnesota
South Carolina


What the hell, not one from UVA? What's your LSAC GPA if you don't mind supplying that information? I'm working on a hypothesis that UVA favors high-GPA candidates for their waivers.

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Re: What was up with BU today?

Postby birdlaw117 » Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:12 pm

Aggiegrad2011 wrote:
birdlaw117 wrote:Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure schools send out waivers on more than one day. So just because you didn't get one today doesn't mean you won't be getting one. For what it's worth my LSAT is 173 and I received waivers from:

NYU (hidden)
Michigan (hidden)
Duke PT
UCLA
Virginia
Minnesota
South Carolina


What the hell, not one from UVA? What's your LSAC GPA if you don't mind supplying that information? I'm working on a hypothesis that UVA favors high-GPA candidates for their waivers.


UVA is on that list. And 3.61, but I think CRS only supplies a GPA range, if I'm not mistaken (not looking at LSAC at all, so I'm halfway talking out of my ass).

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Re: What was up with BU today?

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:13 pm

Oh my mistake, I've seen Virginia as UVA so many times, I rather forgot that it could be called anything else. My apologies.

I don't know about GPA range... my CRS has my class rank / percentile and a very definitive GPA (4.01) on it.

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Re: What was up with BU today?

Postby birdlaw117 » Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:16 pm

No worries. And in that case I am probably just mistaken.

What were stats from people who got G'Town waivers? I am kind of surprised I didn't receive anything from them today. Still holding out hope, but with 7 others that I will likely use I can't really complain.

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Re: What was up with BU today?

Postby dabomb75 » Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:21 pm

UCLA and UVA, but no G'Town or BU.

Haven't checked hidden ones yet

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Re: What was up with BU today?

Postby TheOcho » Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:35 pm

I was fortunate to have my few waived from BU today. Also received...

-UCLA (post application :()
-Virginia
-Duke
-Michigan
-Indiana
-WUSTL
-USC (just came now actually)


Does anyone know if UCLA will refund my fee?

3.7/169 for reference.

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Re: What was up with BU today?

Postby jfb » Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:42 pm

TheOcho wrote:I was fortunate to have my few waived from BU today. Also received...

-UCLA (post application :()
-Virginia
-Duke
-Michigan
-Indiana
-WUSTL
-USC (just came now actually, already applied...damn)

Does anyone know if UCLA will refund my fee?

3.7/169 for reference.


Anyone know the answer to the above? I was going to put out some apps tonight, but am hesitant to when I may get a fee waiver.

Also, just got USC, there really doesn't seem to be much method to the waiver madness. I'm from Michigan...WTF UMich

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Re: What was up with BU today?

Postby TheOcho » Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:49 pm

Do you mind if I ask your numbers? I was actually incorrect in stating I had already applied to USC, but via information in the e-mail I know they would not refund had you already applied. I'm glad I applied when I did because I really couldn't be sure of who would be sending me waivers. I would wait until maybe 3 PM tomorrow (I had about 4 by then today) and then submit your applications. GL!

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Re: What was up with BU today?

Postby whitman » Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:59 pm

Just curious, but will I not receive any fee waivers since I've already applied? I could really use the money.... I only got Michigan and Vandy before I sent mine in. I'm especially thinking about hidden fee waivers. Since I've already paid through LSAC, I'd have no way of finding that, right? I'm pissed I didn't get a single fee waiver today. Damn.

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Re: What was up with BU today?

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:59 pm

I really doubt they can refund your money once you hit the big "PAY LSAC" button =-/

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Re: What was up with BU today?

Postby jwaters » Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:07 pm

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Re: What was up with BU today?

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:13 pm

Indeed, Columbia's only works one way as well.




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