What was up with BU today?

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neonx
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Re: What was up with BU today?

Postby neonx » Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:19 pm

Unsure about other schools, but I believe Cornell applies fee waivers retroactively, meaning if you submit and happen to get an email from them 2 weeks later or something, then they will refund it.

lawadmit@postoffice.law.cornell.edu

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Re: What was up with BU today?

Postby JJDancer » Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:55 pm

cmaas wrote:
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.

I think UCLA does upon request, mention #s and URM status in an email.

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Re: What was up with BU today?

Postby JJDancer » Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:57 pm

jfb wrote:
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

I think UCLA doesn't do retroactively (USC definitely does not).
I would email UCLA tomorrow /wait until wed to apply

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Re: What was up with BU today?

Postby JJDancer » Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:58 pm

neonx wrote:Unsure about other schools, but I believe Cornell applies fee waivers retroactively, meaning if you submit and happen to get an email from them 2 weeks later or something, then they will refund it.

lawadmit@postoffice.law.cornell.edu

haha thanks for quoting me :)

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Re: What was up with BU today?

Postby romothesavior » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:01 am

BU will usually give one if you ask. That was how I decided where to apply between BC and BU... BU gave me one, BC did not.

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Re: What was up with BU today?

Postby JJDancer » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:03 am

wow romo, haven't seen BU give out any others on request.
People asked for one today and got the standard " we don't give merit waiver" response. This response had come AFTER they got waivers via email through CRS.

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WonkyPanda
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Re: What was up with BU today?

Postby WonkyPanda » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:05 am

Stupid question:

How does one go about emailing them for a fee waiver?

"Sup, brah? These are my marks and I really want to go here so can i have a fee waiver?"

I guess I am just bad as asking for things.

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Re: What was up with BU today?

Postby dakatz » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:07 am

Last year, I received a fee waiver from BU via mail about a week or 2 after i applied. Unless their policy changed, they will not retroactively award the fee waiver once you have paid.

neonx
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Re: What was up with BU today?

Postby neonx » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:17 am

JJDancer wrote:
neonx wrote:Unsure about other schools, but I believe Cornell applies fee waivers retroactively, meaning if you submit and happen to get an email from them 2 weeks later or something, then they will refund it.

lawadmit@postoffice.law.cornell.edu

haha thanks for quoting me :)


Haha, I keep all this info logged in a big Word doc. Kudos to JJDancer!

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Re: What was up with BU today?

Postby romothesavior » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:18 am

JJDancer wrote:wow romo, haven't seen BU give out any others on request.
People asked for one today and got the standard " we don't give merit waiver" response. This response had come AFTER they got waivers via email through CRS.

Hmm, maybe their policy has changed, but it was an easy process for me.

WonkyPanda wrote:Stupid question:

How does one go about emailing them for a fee waiver?

"Sup, brah? These are my marks and I really want to go here so can i have a fee waiver?"

I guess I am just bad as asking for things.


Dear X,
My name is romothesavior and I am a prospective applicant for this year's class. I have a great deal of interest in your school and I believe I would be a strong applicant to your program.

However, applying to law school is an expensive process and I am doing all that I can to minimize the cost. I am writing to you today to request a fee waiver for my application.

Sincerely,
romothesavior
LSAC #


Something along those lines.

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Re: What was up with BU today?

Postby padthai » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:19 am

neonx wrote:Unsure about other schools, but I believe Cornell applies fee waivers retroactively, meaning if you submit and happen to get an email from them 2 weeks later or something, then they will refund it.

lawadmit@postoffice.law.cornell.edu


Retroactively? What do you mean by that?
Do you have to email them and ask for a refund? That sounds a little awkward....

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Re: What was up with BU today?

Postby gin » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:38 am

I got one from BU which doesn't really make any sense to me since my LSAT and GPA are too low for them to take me seriously

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Re: What was up with BU today?

Postby lastch2 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:52 am

I'm so glad to see the crazy waivers because i was pretty disappointed at not getting duke, g'town, cornell, and others but i did get UVa and UCLA. maybe later this week!

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Re: What was up with BU today?

Postby JJDancer » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:53 am

padthai wrote:
neonx wrote:Unsure about other schools, but I believe Cornell applies fee waivers retroactively, meaning if you submit and happen to get an email from them 2 weeks later or something, then they will refund it.

lawadmit@postoffice.law.cornell.edu


Retroactively? What do you mean by that?
Do you have to email them and ask for a refund? That sounds a little awkward....

Yes email them and tell them you were glad to receive their fee waiver but that you had already submitted your application and paid. Ask them if they can still apply the fee waive and provide you with a refund.

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Re: What was up with BU today?

Postby Bkstrkbro » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:53 am

How can you check for "hidden" waivers?

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Re: What was up with BU today?

Postby birdlaw117 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:54 am

Bkstrkbro wrote:How can you check for "hidden" waivers?

See Page 1.

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Re: What was up with BU today?

Postby WonkyPanda » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:55 am

romothesavior wrote:
JJDancer wrote:wow romo, haven't seen BU give out any others on request.
People asked for one today and got the standard " we don't give merit waiver" response. This response had come AFTER they got waivers via email through CRS.

Hmm, maybe their policy has changed, but it was an easy process for me.

WonkyPanda wrote:Stupid question:

How does one go about emailing them for a fee waiver?

"Sup, brah? These are my marks and I really want to go here so can i have a fee waiver?"

I guess I am just bad as asking for things.


Dear X,
My name is romothesavior and I am a prospective applicant for this year's class. I have a great deal of
interest in your school and I believe I would be a strong applicant to your program.

However, applying to law school is an expensive process and I am doing all that I can to minimize the cost. I am writing to you today to request a fee waiver for my application.

Sincerely,
romothesavior
LSAC #


Something along those lines.


Is it also more beneficial to put in your numbers are do they look at that eventually?

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Re: What was up with BU today?

Postby neonx » Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:17 am

I would put LSAT/GPA.




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