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

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

Postby flepper » Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:25 pm

afc1910 wrote:This is messed up and they should be called out on it. No wonder they received 8,500 applications last year. "Ultra-selective" my ass.


I hope the dean hates reading through these too. I submitted the long versions of my statements - Screw it, they earned them.

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

Postby geoduck » Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:51 pm

flepper wrote:
afc1910 wrote:This is messed up and they should be called out on it. No wonder they received 8,500 applications last year. "Ultra-selective" my ass.


I hope the dean hates reading through these too. I submitted the long versions of my statements - Screw it, they earned them.


Same here. While my No GPA neutrality and MexiURM might put me into Columbia's range... my 169 makes their advances laughable. It's no surprise that their first email to me was on the 19th, four days after the report on reduced number of applicants and LSAT takers.

But screw it. It's $12. I made sure to give them every possible attachment just to give them more to read :D

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

Postby flepper » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:09 pm

geoduck wrote:
Same here. While my No GPA neutrality and MexiURM might put me into Columbia's range... my 169 makes their advances laughable. It's no surprise that their first email to me was on the 19th, four days after the report on reduced number of applicants and LSAT takers.

But screw it. It's $12. I made sure to give them every possible attachment just to give them more to read :D


LOL, you just supplanted me with my MexiURM and 168. You owe me a $12 sandwich!

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

Postby glitched » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:17 pm

honestly everyone, for $12..... you never know.

we all know the selectivity rating and all but you just never know. maybe they'll accidentally put your file in the wrong pile and some lower ranked file clerk will accept you into the system and no one will know the difference. well until maybe 1L... when youre just like wtfomgggwhyyissthissssoooharrrddarrrrggggggggggg!!! or you can own it up and shove it in everyone's faces.


edit: and sometimes... you're more worthy than you choose to believe.

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

Postby geoduck » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:59 pm

flepper wrote:
geoduck wrote:
Same here. While my No GPA neutrality and MexiURM might put me into Columbia's range... my 169 makes their advances laughable. It's no surprise that their first email to me was on the 19th, four days after the report on reduced number of applicants and LSAT takers.

But screw it. It's $12. I made sure to give them every possible attachment just to give them more to read :D


LOL, you just supplanted me with my MexiURM and 168. You owe me a $12 sandwich!


Órale pues. I'll grab you a sandwich at the Columbia cafeteria after we rock the late application cycle!

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

Postby swampthang » Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:00 am

geoduck wrote:
flepper wrote:
afc1910 wrote:This is messed up and they should be called out on it. No wonder they received 8,500 applications last year. "Ultra-selective" my ass.


I hope the dean hates reading through these too. I submitted the long versions of my statements - Screw it, they earned them.


Same here. While my No GPA neutrality and MexiURM might put me into Columbia's range... my 169 makes their advances laughable. It's no surprise that their first email to me was on the 19th, four days after the report on reduced number of applicants and LSAT takers.

But screw it. It's $12. I made sure to give them every possible attachment just to give them more to read :D


Do you go to Evergreen State? And while I'm not sure what you mean by "No GPA neutrality", but if you truly are URM, 169 probably isn't that out of the ballpark.

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

Postby swampthang » Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:03 am

Why didn't Swampthang get any Columbia blue love?!? Off to yell at misbehaving students and whip those Horace B. Smedley Tornadoes into shape in time for our big Thanksgiving game against Central...

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

Postby geoduck » Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:15 am

Yep Evergreen state it is. If I do manage to get a run, it'll be a great surprise... But I'm not banking on it.

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

Postby PDaddy » Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:29 am

CanadianWolf wrote:Why is the school name being kept secret ?


Is it CLS?

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

Postby BlakcMajikc » Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:30 am

PDaddy wrote:
CanadianWolf wrote:Why is the school name being kept secret ?


Is it CLS?


yes.

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

Postby PDaddy » Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:30 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~


CLS wouldn't send you a waiver unless you had a decent shot.

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

Postby swampthang » Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:39 am

PDaddy wrote:
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~


CLS wouldn't send you a waiver unless you had a decent shot.


100% not true. They don't know anything about you beyond GPA, LSAT, and URM status. Even then, non-URMs are getting waivers with numbers well below medians, heck, well below the 75th. I think all the low-number posters here are being realistic about their chances. FW has zero correlation to acceptance. It just means you get to ride for free so why not?

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

Postby fatduck » Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:41 am

i got one of these but it said something about how CLS really likes applicants from my undergrad institution and they hope i'll apply

i'm 170/2.9/not urm, and didn't apply

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

Postby FiveSermon » Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:07 am

To boost their selectivity /thread

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

Postby Nulli Secundus » Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:44 pm

What's their motivation?

As philosopher Enrique Iglesias aptly put,

I know you want me
I made it obvious that I want you too (Fee Waiver)
So put it on me (Apply)
Let's remove the space between me and you (ASW?)
Now rock your body (Fill that formz)
Damn I like the way that you move (Nice resumé)
So give it to me (Send via LSAC)
Cause I already know what you wanna do

Here's the situation (Under Review)
Been to every nation (International Applicants)
Nobody’s ever made me feel the way that you do (You are in)
You know my motivation
Given my reputation (ITS NOT A TRAP)
Please excuse me I don't mean to be rude

But tonight I'm loving you
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Re: Last Minute Fee Waiver??? Their Motivation...?

Postby applepiecrust » Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:47 pm

EPIC win!!!!!!!

Nulli Secundus wrote:What's their motivation?

As philosopher Enrique Iglesias aptly put,

I know you want me
I made it obvious that I want you too (Fee Waiver)
So put it on me (Apply)
Let's remove the space between me and you (ASW?)
Now rock your body (Fill that formz)
Damn I like the way that you move (Nice resumé)
So give it to me (Send via LSAC)
Cause I already know what you wanna do

Here's the situation (Under Review)
Been to every nation (International Applicants)
Nobody’s ever made me feel the way that you do (You are in)
You know my motivation
Give in my reputation (ITS NOT A TRAP)
Please excuse I don't mean to be rude

But tonight I'm loving you

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

Postby whirledpeas86 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:42 pm

Nulli Secundus wrote:What's their motivation?

As philosopher Enrique Iglesias aptly put,

I know you want me
I made it obvious that I want you too (Fee Waiver)
So put it on me (Apply)
Let's remove the space between me and you (ASW?)
Now rock your body (Fill that formz)
Damn I like the way that you move (Nice resumé)
So give it to me (Send via LSAC)
Cause I already know what you wanna do

Here's the situation (Under Review)
Been to every nation (International Applicants)
Nobody’s ever made me feel the way that you do (You are in)
You know my motivation
Given my reputation (ITS NOT A TRAP)
Please excuse me I don't mean to be rude

But tonight I'm loving you


Bahahahah, Nulli! I hope this is quoted into eternity. :wink:

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

Postby 4102011 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:53 pm

whirledpeas86 wrote:
Nulli Secundus wrote:What's their motivation?

As philosopher Enrique Iglesias aptly put,

I know you want me
I made it obvious that I want you too (Fee Waiver)
So put it on me (Apply)
Let's remove the space between me and you (ASW?)
Now rock your body (Fill that formz)
Damn I like the way that you move (Nice resumé)
So give it to me (Send via LSAC)
Cause I already know what you wanna do

Here's the situation (Under Review)
Been to every nation (International Applicants)
Nobody’s ever made me feel the way that you do (You are in)
You know my motivation
Given my reputation (ITS NOT A TRAP)
Please excuse me I don't mean to be rude

But tonight I'm loving you


Bahahahah, Nulli! I hope this is quoted into eternity. :wink:


It will be.

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

Postby Nulli Secundus » Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:54 pm

whirledpeas86 wrote:Bahahahah, Nulli! I hope this is quoted into eternity. :wink:


http://nooooooooooooooo.com

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

Postby Nulli Secundus » Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:56 pm

dulcatis wrote:It will be.


Evil.

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

Postby law_monkey » Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:09 pm

Considering that "Tonight" is one of my favorite songs right now, I'm very pleased with that post!!! Also, while the chances of a lot of people getting fee waivers now are probably slim, I'm on the if you have $12 you might as well side. Especially if you're URM because not that many have been accepted that far (who post on TLS and LSN), so they apparently weren't that excited about the pool they already have. Plus CLS is insane this cycle, so even the people with the numbers have had issues getting in. With that being said, I still agree that a lot of it was probably just to drive up their selectivity. Good luck to everyone who decided to throw in an app!

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

Postby SherlockHolmes » Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:25 pm

law_monkey wrote:Considering that "Tonight" is one of my favorite songs right now, I'm very pleased with that post!!! Also, while the chances of a lot of people getting fee waivers now are probably slim, I'm on the if you have $12 you might as well side. Especially if you're URM because not that many have been accepted that far (who post on TLS and LSN), so they apparently weren't that excited about the pool they already have. Plus CLS is insane this cycle, so even the people with the numbers have had issues getting in. With that being said, I still agree that a lot of it was probably just to drive up their selectivity. Good luck to everyone who decided to throw in an app!


My sentiments as well

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

Postby mrwarre85 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:49 pm

2.9 165 fee waiver. no chance they saw something in me. sounds depressing, but its true.

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

Postby mrwarre85 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:01 pm

Someone should submit this to a law school journal. This is unethical.

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

Postby amorfati » Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:09 pm

Yes, hate to rain on everyone's parade, but I'm already on hold at Columbia with a 176/3.6, and lots of others with similar or better numbers are as well. Seems like it's probably just a ranking/selectivity game... :(




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