Last Minute Fee Waiver??? Their Motivation...?

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Last Minute Fee Waiver??? Their Motivation...?

Postby molomloch » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:43 am

A certain top 14 school (top 5 actually) just gave me a fee waiver. I scored under 170 with a 4.0 GPA from a state school...

What on earth is their motivation for granting me this fee waiver?! Speculations?

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Re: Last Minute Fee Waiver??? Their Motivation...?

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:45 am

Applications are down this year & you probably have some quality that the school is seeking. Which Top 14 ? Which Top 5 ? Are you a minority or a URM ?

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Postby FeelTheHeat » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:48 am

Hate to rain on your parade, but I also got one from the same school you are talking about and I am a 3.0/166. Congrats on a great GPA/score, though.

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Re: Last Minute Fee Waiver??? Their Motivation...?

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:48 am

Why is the school name being kept secret ?

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Postby Kabuo » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:52 am

Allow me to divulge the secret. It's Columbia. I'm 3.2/172 and I just got one, so I'd guess I have somewhere between a 0-5% chance. :roll: Oh well, it's Columbia, and now it's only $12. I'll gladly be fodder for their selectivity rating on the off chance I get in.

Should my PS be about hoping to one day be David Stern and why I need to go to the same law school?

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Postby cowgirl_bebop » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:53 am

I have an absolutely 0% chance (really more like -15%) and I got the fee waiver too. I am not going to take the bait and waste my $12. They dont want my 167 OR my 2.44 :roll:

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Re: Last Minute Fee Waiver??? Their Motivation...?

Postby molomloch » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:54 am

Yeah it's Columbia and my LSAT was 169 with that 4.0. I'm assuming I have little to no chance (I'm not an "URM"), so I'm just wondering what they hope to gain by encouraging me to apply~

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Postby Kabuo » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:56 am

Molo, pretty sure you have the best chance of anyone ITT.

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Postby SherlockHolmes » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:58 am

Got one too. 161 and 3.45 hahaha. Oh well.

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Postby Upton Sinclair » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:59 am

molomloch wrote:Yeah it's Columbia and my LSAT was 169 with that 4.0. I'm assuming I have little to no chance (I'm not an "URM"), so I'm just wondering what they hope to gain by encouraging me to apply~


Rejecting more applicants protects yields and helps ranking.

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Postby molomloch » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:35 pm

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Postby cowgirl_bebop » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:40 pm

I lied and sent it off anyway. ::shrug::

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Postby Kabuo » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:47 pm

I think I'll do the same bebop. If my Feb retake goes perfectly and then I also get lucky and get a 180 or something, I might have as high as a 10% chance! Plus, maybe every school but WUSTL hated the rest of my app, but Columbia will randomly love it.

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Postby cowgirl_bebop » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:50 pm

Kabuo wrote:I think I'll do the same bebop. If my Feb retake goes perfectly and then I also get lucky and get a 180 or something, I might have as high as a 10% chance! Plus, maybe every school but WUSTL hated the rest of my app, but Columbia will randomly love it.

Worst case scenario you lose $12.

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Postby bostonlawchick » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:53 pm

I've been getting mail from them all year encouraging me to apply and got this email this morning. My parents don't get it when I laugh and throw it away. I know they aren't actually interested in my 3.2 no matter how high my LSAT is. They must really want to up their selectivity ranking.

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Postby SMA22 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:55 pm

I'm a 171, 3.2, and URM, and even I'm not falling for that one... They just want to reject some more candidates to help with rankings.

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Postby ShuckingNotJiving » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:10 pm

You may have had the fee waiver to begin with. Columbia had some hidden ones.

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Re: Last Minute Fee Waiver??? Their Motivation...?

Postby flepper » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:27 pm

Ugh, got one too. 3.5, 168, URM. Guess I have to spend $12; see you guys at the thin envelope line in a couple weeks.

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Postby girlonfire » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:31 pm

I got one this morning too.

I think theyre trying to get some last minute apps in so they can deny them-- that way the ratio of applications to acceptances goes down, and they maintain their ultra-selective status.

It's a numbers game, but it's not gonna stop me from sending mine :lol:

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Postby Plan2008 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:35 pm

SMA22 wrote:I'm a 171, 3.2, and URM, and even I'm not falling for that one... They just want to reject some more candidates to help with rankings.
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Re: Last Minute Fee Waiver??? Their Motivation...?

Postby cowgirl_bebop » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:36 pm

Plan2008 wrote:
SMA22 wrote:I'm a 171, 3.2, and URM, and even I'm not falling for that one... They just want to reject some more candidates to help with rankings.



Calling bullshit on this one. Any URM with a 171 that would apply to Boalt will surely apply to CU for $12. Trying to thin the herd?

Who cares if they are using you and who cares if it cost $12. $12 really, that the price of a pizza. I didnt get the letter and Im a 175 2.7, but I put an email in asking.

Everyone should send the application at 2 PM on the button.


Why 2pm?

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Re: Last Minute Fee Waiver??? Their Motivation...?

Postby DorianGray89 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:45 pm

I got the fee waiver as well, and already sent my app in. It's a long shot, but why not?

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Re: Last Minute Fee Waiver??? Their Motivation...?

Postby Plan2008 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:57 pm

cowgirl_bebop wrote:
Plan2008 wrote:
SMA22 wrote:I'm a 171, 3.2, and URM, and even I'm not falling for that one... They just want to reject some more candidates to help with rankings.



Calling bullshit on this one. Any URM with a 171 that would apply to Boalt will surely apply to CU for $12. Trying to thin the herd?

Who cares if they are using you and who cares if it cost $12. $12 really, that the price of a pizza. I didnt get the letter and Im a 175 2.7, but I put an email in asking.

Everyone should send the application at 2 PM on the button.


Why 2pm?
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Re: Last Minute Fee Waiver??? Their Motivation...?

Postby SMA22 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:00 pm

Plan2008 wrote:
SMA22 wrote:I'm a 171, 3.2, and URM, and even I'm not falling for that one... They just want to reject some more candidates to help with rankings.



Calling bullshit on this one. Any URM with a 171 that would apply to Boalt will surely apply to CU for $12. Trying to thin the herd?

Who cares if they are using you and who cares if it cost $12. $12 really, that the price of a pizza. I didnt get the letter and Im a 175 2.7, but I put an email in asking.

Everyone should send the application at 2 PM on the button.


Sorry, I'm gonna thin the herd--good luck, though...

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Re: Last Minute Fee Waiver??? Their Motivation...?

Postby afc1910 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:04 pm

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