2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

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chem
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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby chem » Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:24 am

I got Valp too, I think it worked.

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby acadec » Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:17 am

I got Valparaiso last night as well (my first one), but I didn't reset and don't have an official LSAC GPA yet. So maybe not.

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby kulshan » Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:37 am

I have yet to receive any post-reset. I did get some for the last cycle right after I took the LSAT, but nothing since May-ish.

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby sanetruth » Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:02 am

Has anyone ever called LSAC and just straight up asked them if there is anything people who took the LSAT earlier than June can do to be included in these waiver waves?

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby bmili » Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:14 am

sanetruth wrote:Has anyone ever called LSAC and just straight up asked them if there is anything people who took the LSAT earlier than June can do to be included in these waiver waves?


I don't really think it is an LSAC issue. LSAC just has the database and you are searchable up to a year after activation (from searching archives). The schools are ultimately responsible as the schools select the search criteria in CRS searches.

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby Gorges » Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:47 pm

confusedlaw wrote:Just got an email from Columbia about an invitation to an information session. But they are a super super super reach at my numbers 3.69 167


1. Does anyone know if this implies that we got a hidden fee waiver?
2. Is anyone going to one of these Columbia info sessions? I think I am :)

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby kritarch » Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:53 pm

You can straight ask the school to issue you a merit fee waiver if you are someone who would be eligible but for the fact that you took the test before last June.

A little more work on your part (an email per school) but it makes the application free.

. . . Anyone else feel like it's unfair for the students most likely to be admitted to have their application fees paid for on the backs of those who are less likely to get in and do not receive a merit waiver?

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby descartesb4thehorse » Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:36 pm

kritarch wrote:You can straight ask the school to issue you a merit fee waiver if you are someone who would be eligible but for the fact that you took the test before last June.

A little more work on your part (an email per school) but it makes the application free.

. . . Anyone else feel like it's unfair for the students most likely to be admitted to have their application fees paid for on the backs of those who are less likely to get in and do not receive a merit waiver?


The people who receive free swag are always least in need of it. See, e.g., any celebrity gala where the wealthy and beautiful are gifted with things that most mere mortals would lust after hardcore. Also the rich buy their way into tax breaks.

Is it unfair? Yes. Is it one of those things that we should spend a lot of time obsessing over and turn into a cause? Lol no.

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby JDndMSW » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:24 pm

Just an FYI I received an email from UC Irvine (I registered at their booth during an LSAC forum) and it said they would be waiving their application fee this year. Not sure if this is common knowledge but I thought I would post it.
This is copied from the email:
"Finally, to demonstrate our commitment to access, our admissions application is free, and we will award substantial merit aid to the class entering in Fall 2012."

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby confusedlaw » Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:55 pm

chapman in the mail today

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby LaCumparsita » Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:07 pm

McGeorge (University of the Pacific) in the mail today

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby Real Madrid » Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:37 pm

Got GULC yesterday.

A few others that I solicited waivers from:

UCLA: said they will begin accepting requests on August 22.

USC: said they will send them at some point in the future on Friday afternoons to anyone at or above BOTH medians only (167, 3.64)

UT: said they have a "need-based" fee waiver that could be requested once applications open, but made no mention of merit-based waivers.

Northwestern and Vandy both said they would send them to CRS candidates at a later date.

Michigan did not offer one but said I would probably receive one later on, leading me to believe you need to be at or above one of their medians, but not necessarily both.

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby chem » Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:26 am

Real Madrid wrote:Got GULC yesterday.

A few others that I solicited waivers from:

UCLA: said they will begin accepting requests on August 22.

USC: said they will send them at some point in the future on Friday afternoons to anyone at or above BOTH medians only (167, 3.64)

UT: said they have a "need-based" fee waiver that could be requested once applications open, but made no mention of merit-based waivers.

Northwestern and Vandy both said they would send them to CRS candidates at a later date.

Michigan did not offer one but said I would probably receive one later on, leading me to believe you need to be at or above one of their medians, but not necessarily both.


Good info. Thanks!

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby proc5000 » Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:34 am

University of Kentucky via snail mail 08/05/11

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby Yeshia90 » Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:36 am

thelawschoolproject wrote:Alright, dumb question, how do you get fee waivers from these schools?


Uh, this.

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby citykitty » Sat Aug 06, 2011 6:24 pm

proc5000 wrote:University of Kentucky via snail mail 08/05/11



I got this today via snail mail.

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby Ginj » Sun Aug 07, 2011 5:28 pm

citykitty wrote:
proc5000 wrote:University of Kentucky via snail mail 08/05/11



I got this today via snail mail.


Yep.

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby 83947368 » Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:57 pm

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby confusedlaw » Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:00 pm

Adm.Doppleganger wrote:
PSUdevon wrote:
thelawschoolproject wrote:Alright, dumb question, how do you get fee waivers from these schools?


Uh, this.


They just send them bros or brosephinas. You got be registered/give permission to LSAC via that CRS thingy I believe. Then they just email you notice of fee waivers.

I have not gotten any which makes me upset. I got a bunch last year. I feel like some people who also were around for last cycle's fee waivers also have not been getting their yet.

Am I to understand we'll get ours later?


have you changed your expected enrollment year to 2012 on crs?

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby 83947368 » Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:43 pm

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby descartesb4thehorse » Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:10 pm

Adm.Doppleganger wrote:Yeah. I did.

I just went thru and checked everything and it should be good to go. I got a bunch last year but I didn't take the LSATs until October so I got a lot in November. So I'm basically pretty sure they'll come eventually.

What's this CRS reset thing? Are they just talking about setting it to attending in 2012? I did that.


There was a reset - i.e. opting out and back in - that a few of us did. We all had high hopes that it meant our fee waivers would start pouring in. As it happened, they did not.

As a fellow last-year-taker, I would not expect to just be sent any this year without soliciting them. I think we're going to have to request them for each specific school or retake. If I can get my PTs back into the range that I got in December, the $140 and 5 hours would be worth it for well over $1000 in fee waivers. I'm pretty legitimately scared I won't get nearly as many without this LSAT batch as I did last year, even with mass solicitation.

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby Jack Smirks » Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:32 pm

George Mason via cute little postcard.

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:33 pm

I just got U of Kentucky via snail mail as well.

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby fltanglab » Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:46 pm

I just got Baylor via snail mail. I really liked the packaging...also it apparently seems like a fit for me personality-wise. Tempting.

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby ketchup » Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:33 pm

Albany Law today via snail mail today.




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