2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby Rawlberto » Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:37 pm

Would anyone mind PMing me a "solicitation template"? Don't know what it should say, and currently don't have an LSAT score. Thanks to anyone who can help.

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby Hopefully2012 » Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:39 pm

Rawlberto wrote:Would anyone mind PMing me a "solicitation template"? Don't know what it should say, and currently don't have an LSAT score. Thanks to anyone who can help.

Forum search function:
acrossthelake wrote:Fee Waivers
Basics & list:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=159780

Q: Do they mean I have a better shot?
No. They just want to increase # of applicants so they can reject more people.

Q: How do you get them?
CRS on LSAC. Look around. You can also e-mail and ask for them. If you do, basic form:

Hello,

I am really interested in applying to XXX Law School and am writing to ask if could be considered for a merit-based fee waiver. My LSAT is 1XX, GPA is X.XX, and my LSAC # is #######.

Thanks,
Eager Applicant

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby Rawlberto » Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:48 pm

Ahhh, the search function. Very clever. Thanks.

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby JDndMSW » Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:21 pm

roguewave19 wrote:Has anyone gotten a merit based (either solicited or not) from Hastings?


no the denied me for an AmeriCorps waiver.

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Fri Oct 21, 2011 5:20 pm

WUSTL today

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby roguewave19 » Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:21 pm

Has anyone gotten a merit-based (solicited or not) from USD?

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby hiphophead » Mon Oct 24, 2011 3:45 pm

Just got a Tulane fee waiver via email.

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby thelawschoolproject » Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:17 pm

Uhh Stetson?

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby whenwin » Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:14 pm

Any idea when those of us who took the October LSAT should start getting unsolicited merit-based fee waivers (hidden or otherwise)? Trying to decide if I should hold off sending in my apps.

I'm especially interested in Duke's PT.

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:52 am

Would need-based waivers appear on the application? If so, would there even be a negligible boost due to recognition of financial hardship?

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby Killingly » Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:20 am

whenwin wrote:Any idea when those of us who took the October LSAT should start getting unsolicited merit-based fee waivers (hidden or otherwise)? Trying to decide if I should hold off sending in my apps.

I'm especially interested in Duke's PT.


Also interested in this. I'm guessing end of this week/next week. I'll probably wait 'til Halloween before sending my apps.

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby ggibelli » Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:24 am

Got a fee waiver from Miami via email request

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby Danny Mothers » Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:18 am

Requested and received fee waiver from WUStL

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby vissidarte27 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:37 am

Solicited waiver from UGA today.

I've gotten fee waivers for all of the schools I've applied to, save for my super duper reach (where I didn't ask), which makes me pretty happy. I still feel like I've paid out the ass for all things law-school-related, but I think I did pretty well for my numbers (3.2, 166).

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby minnbills » Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:37 pm

BU unsolicited

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby wildcat25 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:57 pm

How late do they keep granting fee waivers? Is it worth it to wait a couple of days before applying in case I get a fee waiver for my October LSAT score?

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby Cornelius » Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:06 pm

minnbills wrote:BU unsolicited

+1.

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby minnbills » Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:42 pm

wildcat25 wrote:How late do they keep granting fee waivers? Is it worth it to wait a couple of days before applying in case I get a fee waiver for my October LSAT score?


You can get retroactive fee waivers, they'll send you a check in the mail if they give you a waiver after you apply.

Regardless, I would shoot them an email asking for a waiver right now.

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby croser » Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:32 pm

right after i got my lsat score yesterday i sent thirteen schools requests for fee waivers following the template. only two said okay. did i do it wrong--should i have waited for the october lsat wave?? when do october lsat people get waves anyway???

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby minnbills » Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:36 pm

croser wrote:right after i got my lsat score yesterday i sent thirteen schools requests for fee waivers following the template. only two said okay. did i do it wrong--should i have waited for the october lsat wave?? when do october lsat people get waves anyway???


Whether or not you get a waiver can be a bit of a crapshoot. Being competitive at a school helps, were you soliciting schools you're competitive at?

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby ColtsFan88 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:44 pm

Solicited waiver granted at IU indy and WUSTL. Denied at GW, Georgetown, Michigan, Northwestern, UChi, Notre Dame.

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby croser » Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:46 pm

minnbills wrote:
croser wrote:right after i got my lsat score yesterday i sent thirteen schools requests for fee waivers following the template. only two said okay. did i do it wrong--should i have waited for the october lsat wave?? when do october lsat people get waves anyway???


Whether or not you get a waiver can be a bit of a crapshoot. Being competitive at a school helps, were you soliciting schools you're competitive at?



My LSAT was within medians--170, my GPA a little below--3.47. This just blows balls, I was really counting on getting them. Only UCLA and Arizona State said yes. Do you know when October LSAT waivers go out?

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby omninode » Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:04 pm

croser wrote:
minnbills wrote:
croser wrote:right after i got my lsat score yesterday i sent thirteen schools requests for fee waivers following the template. only two said okay. did i do it wrong--should i have waited for the october lsat wave?? when do october lsat people get waves anyway???


Whether or not you get a waiver can be a bit of a crapshoot. Being competitive at a school helps, were you soliciting schools you're competitive at?



My LSAT was within medians--170, my GPA a little below--3.47. This just blows balls, I was really counting on getting them. Only UCLA and Arizona State said yes. Do you know when October LSAT waivers go out?


Last October, if I remember correctly, the waivers trickled out over the 2-3 weeks following the score release.

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby minnbills » Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:07 pm

croser wrote:My LSAT was within medians--170, my GPA a little below--3.47. This just blows balls, I was really counting on getting them. Only UCLA and Arizona State said yes. Do you know when October LSAT waivers go out?


That's odd. Hang in there though, I was denied at BU and BC initially but they later sent me waivers.

And yes, schools will start sending out their next batches of waivers over the next few weeks.

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby croser » Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:15 pm

okay i guess i'll just send out the EA nov 1st apps for now, then try and prune the rest of my list. thanks guys.




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