When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

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When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby Dany » Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:30 pm

Decided to dig through last year's thread since many of you will be curious as to when these will surface. If hidden or snail mail waivers were reported, I indicated so in parentheses - if there is no notation, the waiver was via email. This list may not be comprehensive; I started skimming toward the end as fee waivers died down and the thread turned to conversation. I put T14 schools at the top, and the rest of the schools aren't really in any order.

Other notes: Cornell sent out snail mail packets with no fee waivers; several reported Columbia waivers but not on the day they were received, so I'm unsure about when they came.

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Before you ask, here is how to check for hidden fee waivers: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=129078

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*NEW INFO FOR THIS CYCLE*


SOLICITED FEE WAIVERS
Georgetown
Michigan
UVA
Minnesota

HIDDEN FEE WAIVERS
Chicago <3
Columbia
Duke
Michigan
USC
WUSTL

FEE WAIVERS (email unless otherwise listed)
Alabama
Arizona
BYU
Cardozo
Catholic
Chapman
Chicago <3
Cincinnati
Columbia
Columbus
Denver
Duke (non-PT)
Duke (PT)
Idaho
Illinois
Loyola (CA)
Maryland
Miami
Michigan (snail mail)
Minnesota
Mississippi
Northeastern
Northern Illinois
Northwestern
Notre Dame
NYU (snail mail)
Ohio Northern
Ohio State (snail mail)
Penn
Penn State
Pepperdine
Quinnipiac
Richmond
Saint Louis
Santa Clara
South Carolina
Southern Illinois
Temple
Tulsa (fee waiver request link)
UCLA
USC
UVA
Vandy
West Virginia U
W&L
William & Mary
WUSTL


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*LAST CYCLE'S WAIVERS*

Scores were received on Tuesday, 12/28.

Wednesday (12/29)
UVA
Cardozo
Villanova
Seton Hall

Thursday (12/30)
Iowa

Monday (1/4)
NYU (hidden)
Michigan (hidden)
Duke (hidden and email – some with Priority Track invitations)
Northwestern (some hidden, some email)
GULC (hidden)

UCLA (hidden and email)
SLU
Akron
Pepperdine
Minnesota
Temple
Ohio Northern
Indiana
Vermont

Tuesday (1/5)
Northwestern (hidden)
USC
Notre Dame (hidden)
William & Mary
Georgia (hidden)
Cardozo
Ohio State
Arizona
Denver
Richmond
Drexel
Suffolk
Michigan State
Tulsa
Ave Maria
Valparaiso

Wednesday (1/6)
Duke (Priority Track Binding and Non-Binding)
Georgetown

WUSTL
Notre Dame
Illinois
Houston
Pitt
USF
Santa Clara
Stetson
Friday (1/8)
Mercer
Penn State
Florida State
Tulsa
Hamline

Saturday (1/9)
NYU (snail mail)
USC (snail mail)

Monday (1/11)
Columbia *someone also reported a Columbia waiver earlier but did not report the date*
Penn
UNC

Tuesday (1/12)
Penn
Vanderbilt (hidden)
Georgia
George Mason (snail mail)
Northeastern
Catholic
Washburn
Cincinnati

Wednesday (1/13)
Penn
Vanderbilt

Friday (1/15)
Michigan (snail mail)


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Posters also had success soliciting fee waivers from various schools, but I didn't provide the dates because the schools responded on an individual basis.

SUCCESSFULLY SOLICITED FEE WAIVERS:
UVA
Duke
Northwestern

Vanderbilt
WUSTL
BU
UConn
Colorado
Lewis & Clark
Wake Forest
William and Mary
San Diego
SLU
Arizona
Albany
Oregon
Emory
Wisconsin
Tulane
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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby lzyovrachievr » Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:48 pm

Nice work. :)

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby Dany » Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:51 pm

lzyovrachievr wrote:Nice work. :)

I learned from the best.

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby aesis » Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:00 pm

Thank you for this!

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby hokie » Thu Dec 23, 2010 5:47 pm

wow good job and thank you!

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby Dany » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:59 am

Bumped for December takers who will be sending in apps soon!

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby akili » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:10 am

This is super helpful. I think I'll delay and see if I can NOT spend hundreds of dollars...!

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby Dany » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:19 am

akili wrote:This is super helpful. I think I'll delay and see if I can NOT spend hundreds of dollars...!

Yeah, fee waivers really are a godsend. I'd be absolutely broke without them. You can just get everything ready and send out apps as they come in!

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby nshapkar » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:42 am

I'm sorry I am a bit retarded about the whole application process. So for snail mail fee waivers law schools will simply send you a letter in the mail saying you have been given a fee waiver without me having to do anything?

My lsat score came out today....how long would you recommend I wait before I begin applying to be sure I receive any fee waivers?

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby Dany » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:57 am

nshapkar wrote:I'm sorry I am a bit retarded about the whole application process. So for snail mail fee waivers law schools will simply send you a letter in the mail saying you have been given a fee waiver without me having to do anything?

My lsat score came out today....how long would you recommend I wait before I begin applying to be sure I receive any fee waivers?

Okay, so as far as snail mail waivers, those will usually show up as hidden waivers before the letter actually comes. But you're correct: either way (if it shows up before or after you get the letter), you shouldn't have to do anything - the fee waiver will pop up automatically on LSAC.

As far as waiting, that totally depends on you. If you're broke, I'd wait for the waivers. If you can front the money, you might want to just go ahead and get your apps in. If I were in your shoes, I'd:

- email the schools that people successfully requested waivers from last year to request them (ASAP)
- look at the list of schools above who sent post-Dec. fee waivers, and wait until the first round comes. If you don't get one in the first batch, I'd go ahead and apply in case that's all they're giving out (you don't want to delay your app. by waiting on nothing.)
- apply ASAP to schools who didn't send out waivers after the Dec. test last year.

This is all just what I personally would do - but it's really a judgment call on your part. You might want to read through last year's thread about Dec. fee waivers or ask around to see what others are doing. (I took the test in June so I don't have experience with the Dec. test.)

Hope some of that helps!

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby nshapkar » Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:05 am

eskimo wrote:
nshapkar wrote:I'm sorry I am a bit retarded about the whole application process. So for snail mail fee waivers law schools will simply send you a letter in the mail saying you have been given a fee waiver without me having to do anything?

My lsat score came out today....how long would you recommend I wait before I begin applying to be sure I receive any fee waivers?

Okay, so as far as snail mail waivers, those will usually show up as hidden waivers before the letter actually comes. But you're correct: either way (if it shows up before or after you get the letter), you shouldn't have to do anything - the fee waiver will pop up automatically on LSAC.

As far as waiting, that totally depends on you. If you're broke, I'd wait for the waivers. If you can front the money, you might want to just go ahead and get your apps in. If I were in your shoes, I'd:

- email the schools that people successfully requested waivers from last year to request them (ASAP)
- look at the list of schools above who sent post-Dec. fee waivers, and wait until the first round comes. If you don't get one in the first batch, I'd go ahead and apply in case that's all they're giving out (you don't want to delay your app. by waiting on nothing.)
- apply ASAP to schools who didn't send out waivers after the Dec. test last year.

This is all just what I personally would do - but it's really a judgment call on your part. You might want to read through last year's thread about Dec. fee waivers or ask around to see what others are doing. (I took the test in June so I don't have experience with the Dec. test.)

Hope some of that helps!



Very helpful, thank you dearly!

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby BlueDiamond » Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:56 am

Another question about waiting for waivers.. Is there any given amount of time post score release that I should wait before e-mailing schools individually about fee waivers? Or, is it perfectly fine to e-mail all the schools I'm hoping for and see what they say now?

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby SMA22 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:59 am

Awesome, thanks!

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby Dany » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:58 pm

BlueDiamond wrote:Another question about waiting for waivers.. Is there any given amount of time post score release that I should wait before e-mailing schools individually about fee waivers? Or, is it perfectly fine to e-mail all the schools I'm hoping for and see what they say now?

I would email them ASAP - why wait? Best case scenario - they give you one. Worst case - they tell you to wait on CRS. In the OP is a list of schools who granted them to at least one applicant upon request after the December test last year.

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby Dany » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:59 pm

SMA22 wrote:Awesome, thanks!

yw!

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby tarakit » Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:50 pm

Has anyone received waivers for UCLA or Georgetown from the December LSAT?

Also, to update the list, I have received hidden waivers from:
USC
Duke
WUSTL

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby Dany » Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:00 pm

tarakit wrote:Has anyone received waivers for UCLA or Georgetown from the December LSAT?

Also, to update the list, I have received hidden waivers from:
USC
Duke
WUSTL

Thanks for the info - I'll put it in OP!

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby afLSAT » Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:16 pm

I just got a fee waiver from William and Mary, via email. 170 lsat, no GPA (non-trad academic UG)

FYI for the OP . . . Thanks for doing this!

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby Justathought » Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:18 pm

Today thus far I have received, via email, fee waivers from the following schools:

William & Mary
Cardozo
Richmond
Ohio Northern
University of Mississippi

With W&M being the most recent, and U of Miss being the first, arriving just after midnight. I must say, they are very helpful in this process.

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby BlueDiamond » Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:22 pm

afLSAT wrote:I just got a fee waiver from William and Mary, via email. 170 lsat, no GPA (non-trad academic UG)

FYI for the OP . . . Thanks for doing this!


also got W&M.. 165/3.74

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby bartleby » Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:22 pm

Got one from Alabama and Notre Dame today. Alabama one came with 20 iTunes. Applying immediately.

Def. not applying to Notre Dame because I'm an auto-reject AND they sent me an email in October that invited me to apply but stressed that I wasn't given a fee waiver. Sour grapes.

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby BlueDiamond » Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:23 pm

also got one from Alabama with 20 free itunes songs for applying?? haha 12 bucks for 20 itunes songs instead of 20!

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby Bjavadi » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:06 pm

I started getting a bunch of waivers today via email. Here is the list (sorry if I'm duplicating some from previous posts):

Temple
Notre Dame
Ohio Northern
U of Richmond
Southern Illinois
Saint Louis
West Virginia U
Cardozo
U of Alabama
William & Mary
Maryland
Cincinnati
UCLA

Thanks for compiling the info! Really helpful!

EDIT: Adding the bolded waivers above.

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby akili » Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:45 pm

Today I've gotten
Cardozo
Alabama (itunes FTW)
St. Louis
Ohio Northern
*UCLA* (the stars in the email subject line made me LOL)

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Re: When to Expect Fee Waivers after the December LSAT

Postby niederbomb » Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:49 pm

Today:

Duke
Michigan (by request)
Penn
UCLA
A bunch of TTT's including Wash U and Notre Dame




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