Columbia Fee Waiver - Median LSAT/GPA?

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Re: Columbia Fee Waiver - Median LSAT/GPA?

Postby birdlaw117 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:28 pm

Go ahead an add 3.61/173 to the "didn't get one" column. I REALLY want that waiver...

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Re: Columbia Fee Waiver - Median LSAT/GPA?

Postby sgtgrumbles » Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:07 am

3.5x/174 in October - no waiver

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Re: Columbia Fee Waiver - Median LSAT/GPA?

Postby neonx » Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:22 am

Haven't got one either... NYU/Chicago gave me hiddens though.

PLEASE COLUMBIA; SHOW ME SOME LOVE. (First-time tester in October.)

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Re: Columbia Fee Waiver - Median LSAT/GPA?

Postby Ragged » Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:09 am

3.8/174 no waiver. Last cycle with a slightly lower GPA and a 170 waiver. I think they feel that alot of mid 170s 3.8-3.9 will apply anyway because for such stats Columbia makes for a perfect target.

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Re: Columbia Fee Waiver - Median LSAT/GPA?

Postby Confused7 » Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:06 am

170, 4.04 no waiver....

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Re: Columbia Fee Waiver - Median LSAT/GPA?

Postby sgtgrumbles » Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:21 am

Does anybody know if Columbia is one of those schools that will reimburse the fee if they grant you a waiver after you've applied? Given the emails some of us have received stating that they will email us directly if they wish to offer a waiver, should we assume that we won't be getting any post-submission waivers (since they do personal emails, not CRS sweeps)? My reply from Chicago said they'd reimburse the fee if I got a waiver down the line, so I'm planning on sending my app and paying the fee, hoping to be paid back later.

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Re: Columbia Fee Waiver - Median LSAT/GPA?

Postby tipler4213 » Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:37 am

3.88 with 170 high LSAT: did not receive. Previous LSATs of 162 and 165. White male.

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Re: Columbia Fee Waiver - Median LSAT/GPA?

Postby Confused7 » Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:42 am

sgtgrumbles wrote:Does anybody know if Columbia is one of those schools that will reimburse the fee if they grant you a waiver after you've applied? Given the emails some of us have received stating that they will email us directly if they wish to offer a waiver, should we assume that we won't be getting any post-submission waivers (since they do personal emails, not CRS sweeps)? My reply from Chicago said they'd reimburse the fee if I got a waiver down the line, so I'm planning on sending my app and paying the fee, hoping to be paid back later.


I'm also wondering this, but I feel like they don't. Chicago is the only school I've seen so far that openly says they will reimburse. I just applied for a need-based fee waiver (since they won't give me a freaking merit one) and they told me to NOT apply UNTIL I get a response, meaning that they probably can't reimburse. Bummer. :(

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Re: Columbia Fee Waiver - Median LSAT/GPA?

Postby jonc4 » Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:56 am

I took the October LSAT but I just registered for CRS the other day. Any chance of still receiving a Columbia waiver? I requested one by email and they said they don't do it by request.

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Re: Columbia Fee Waiver - Median LSAT/GPA?

Postby lzyovrachievr » Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:33 pm

jonc4 wrote:I took the October LSAT but I just registered for CRS the other day. Any chance of still receiving a Columbia waiver? I requested one by email and they said they don't do it by request.


Yea they don't, but they haven't done their CRS round after the October LSAT yet.

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Re: Columbia Fee Waiver - Median LSAT/GPA?

Postby kch3684 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:39 pm

I got a email waiver and then a letter in the mail asking me to apply from the Women in Law Assoc. with a 3.1/170 - applying this week

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Re: Columbia Fee Waiver - Median LSAT/GPA?

Postby bostonian » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:57 pm

trudat15 wrote:From Columbia's email to me on 9/14:

"We congratulate you and share your excitement that a major hurdle?the LSAT?in the law school application process has been completed. In that regard, your name was forwarded to us by the Candidate Referral Service of the Law School Data Assembly Service, in which you had earlier agreed to participate. On the basis of your performance on the LSAT only, you have been identified as a prospective law school applicant who, on that criterion alone, has demonstrated a capability to contribute to and benefit from a legal education of the first order."


I got that exact email last year (176/3.28).

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Re: Columbia Fee Waiver - Median LSAT/GPA?

Postby JenBunny » Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:01 pm

I just got a fee waiver via email this afternoon, which was apparently based on my LSAT score alone (170). It also specifies that it only applies to those who have not yet submitted their application to Columbia, so I'm guessing that they won't reimburse you if you receive a waiver after you've already submitted and paid the application fee.

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Re: Columbia Fee Waiver - Median LSAT/GPA?

Postby Confused7 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:04 pm

I live in NYC and got the fee waiver today as well. So my Columbia notifications came like this: response to my need-based fee waiver request (approved), hidden fee waiver on LSAC, Columbia email hours later telling me I got a fee waiver on LSAC. -_-

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Re: Columbia Fee Waiver - Median LSAT/GPA?

Postby swampthang » Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:47 pm

Two friends from last year whose results pour further fuel on the fire of confusion:

173/3.6 = fee waiver
170/3.9 = no waiver

I think the whole thing is terribly baffling. I think I wouldn't apply sans waiver out of principle, it's just bizarre.




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