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 Post subject: Fee Waiver from Washington & Lee?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:29 am 
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Did anyone get an email recently from Washington and Lee? I got a fee waivers from them but I seriously don't think my numbers deserve a waiver from them. So I'm wondering if is it because they're trying to get more applicants so that their acceptance rate will look better?


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 Post subject: Re: Fee Waiver from Washington & Lee?
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Did anyone get an email recently from Washington and Lee? I got a fee waivers from them but I seriously don't think my numbers deserve a waiver from them. So I'm wondering if is it because they're trying to get more applicants so that their acceptance rate will look better?


You hit the nail on the head with that one.


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 Post subject: Re: Fee Waiver from Washington & Lee?
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cortnf wrote:
cmu wrote:
Did anyone get an email recently from Washington and Lee? I got a fee waivers from them but I seriously don't think my numbers deserve a waiver from them. So I'm wondering if is it because they're trying to get more applicants so that their acceptance rate will look better?


You hit the nail on the head with that one.


seriously, if that's their real motive then it's terrible.


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 Post subject: Re: Fee Waiver from Washington & Lee?
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I just looked at your previous posts. How are you not fee waiver material for W&L with a 170+? Is your GPA horrendous? According to LSN, they let in a non-URM 171/2.6 last year. Did you kill somebody?


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 Post subject: Re: Fee Waiver from Washington & Lee?
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cmu wrote:
cortnf wrote:
cmu wrote:
Did anyone get an email recently from Washington and Lee? I got a fee waivers from them but I seriously don't think my numbers deserve a waiver from them. So I'm wondering if is it because they're trying to get more applicants so that their acceptance rate will look better?


You hit the nail on the head with that one.


seriously, if that's their real motive then it's terrible.


It's all about the rankings. Duh.


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 Post subject: Re: Fee Waiver from Washington & Lee?
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cortnf wrote:
I just looked at your previous posts. How are you not fee waiver material for W&L with a 170+? Is your GPA horrendous? According to LSN, they let in a non-URM 171/2.6 last year. Did you kill somebody?


wait what? I don't have a 170+, which post are you talking about.


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 Post subject: Re: Fee Waiver from Washington & Lee?
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viewtopic.php?f=2&t=138084&p=3627635#p3627635


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 Post subject: Re: Fee Waiver from Washington & Lee?
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cortnf wrote:
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=138084&p=3627635#p3627635


ah, sorry, it was a typo, I wanted to say 160+


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 Post subject: Re: Fee Waiver from Washington & Lee?
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cmu wrote:
cortnf wrote:
cmu wrote:
Did anyone get an email recently from Washington and Lee? I got a fee waivers from them but I seriously don't think my numbers deserve a waiver from them. So I'm wondering if is it because they're trying to get more applicants so that their acceptance rate will look better?


You hit the nail on the head with that one.


seriously, if that's their real motive then it's terrible.


Why? They get an extra application, you get a reduced-cost gamble (12 vs 62 or whatever it is originally). It is better than other schools (Harvard and Yale) that send you a letter inviting you to apply with no fee waiver when your chances are essentially zero.


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 Post subject: Re: Fee Waiver from Washington & Lee?
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So who's got the free waiver from them so far? Anyone? that's what I wanna know.


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 Post subject: Re: Fee Waiver from Washington & Lee?
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I got one with a 172/3.1. Not using it though.


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 Post subject: Re: Fee Waiver from Washington & Lee?
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Haha I got one with a 153/3.64! I'd say I've got about a 0.0001% chance of getting an acceptance.


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 Post subject: Re: Fee Waiver from Washington & Lee?
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Haha I got one with a 153/3.64! I'd say I've got about a 0.0001% chance of getting an acceptance.


well at least your GPA is pretty strong, are you gonna retake?


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 Post subject: Re: Fee Waiver from Washington & Lee?
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cmu wrote:
So who's got the free waiver from them so far? Anyone? that's what I wanna know.


I got one. 3.93/168. Nice town but not using it either.


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 Post subject: Re: Fee Waiver from Washington & Lee?
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Havent received a fee waiver from them but they have been emailing me a lot (like 5-6 times since I got my Oct score) and sent me a big packet in the mail today. I wouldnt have a shot getting in there so I havent thought much of it


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 Post subject: Re: Fee Waiver from Washington & Lee?
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I get the impression that Washington and Lee is not very popular compare to other law schools, is that correct?


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 Post subject: Re: Fee Waiver from Washington & Lee?
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cmu wrote:
irenic wrote:
Haha I got one with a 153/3.64! I'd say I've got about a 0.0001% chance of getting an acceptance.


well at least your GPA is pretty strong, are you gonna retake?


Strongly considering it, but I truly hate the LSAT. My GPA will likely be lower by the time I graduate in May. Hoping to get lucky (as unlikely as it may be)


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 Post subject: Re: Fee Waiver from Washington & Lee?
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USNWR:

W&L: #34
Vast majority of schools talked about on this forum: T14

So no, W&L is not as popular on these boards as other law schools.


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 Post subject: Re: Fee Waiver from Washington & Lee?
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irenic wrote:
cmu wrote:
irenic wrote:
Haha I got one with a 153/3.64! I'd say I've got about a 0.0001% chance of getting an acceptance.


well at least your GPA is pretty strong, are you gonna retake?


Strongly considering it, but I truly hate the LSAT. My GPA will likely be lower by the time I graduate in May. Hoping to get lucky (as unlikely as it may be)


I would recommend a retake, I got a 158 on my first one, and then retook got a 166. It's definitely possible to improve if you put in enough effort.


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 Post subject: Re: Fee Waiver from Washington & Lee?
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cmu wrote:
irenic wrote:
cmu wrote:
irenic wrote:
Haha I got one with a 153/3.64! I'd say I've got about a 0.0001% chance of getting an acceptance.


well at least your GPA is pretty strong, are you gonna retake?


Strongly considering it, but I truly hate the LSAT. My GPA will likely be lower by the time I graduate in May. Hoping to get lucky (as unlikely as it may be)


I would recommend a retake, I got a 158 on my first one, and then retook got a 166. It's definitely possible to improve if you put in enough effort.


Did LGB and self timed practice test along with Nova's Master the LSAT. Would probably take a class and do the other bible if I were to retake and more thoroughly analyze missed questions the 2nd time around.


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 Post subject: Re: Fee Waiver from Washington & Lee?
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cmu wrote:
I get the impression that Washington and Lee is not very popular compare to other law schools, is that correct?


Idk. I think it's problem is it is kind of in the middle of nowhere. The town is really nice but in a college town sorta way, not a "This is where I want to get my professional school way". I visited Lexington looking at VMI undergrad which is in the same town.

Also, William and Mary draws applicants away too bc it is ranked higer, has about the same numbers, and slightly more name recognition in the region.


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 Post subject: Re: Fee Waiver from Washington & Lee?
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How did you guys get a fee waiver when the school has no application fee?

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We know that these are challenging financial times for a great many people, and we don't want an application fee to preclude you from applying to W&L Law. Consequently, we have made the necessary arrangements with the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) so that no fee will be assessed when you apply. For this admissions cycle, applying to W&L Law will be free of charge.


http://law.wlu.edu/admissions/page.asp?pageid=305


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 Post subject: Re: Fee Waiver from Washington & Lee?
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How did you guys get a fee waiver when the school has no application fee?

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We know that these are challenging financial times for a great many people, and we don't want an application fee to preclude you from applying to W&L Law. Consequently, we have made the necessary arrangements with the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) so that no fee will be assessed when you apply. For this admissions cycle, applying to W&L Law will be free of charge.


http://law.wlu.edu/admissions/page.asp?pageid=305


I didn't read that as being a free app for everyone; I read it as a fee waiver. But W&L may be tricking me with vague language. Not applying anyway though so it doesn't really matter.


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 Post subject: Re: Fee Waiver from Washington & Lee?
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Washington & Lee is one of the most beautiful law schoolsI have ever seen.

not applying though :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: Fee Waiver from Washington & Lee?
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W&L is not charging an application fee for anyone this year.


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