2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby curiouscat » Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:09 pm

spek wrote: Same stats and I have an official transcript on LSAC but I haven't gotten a waiver. Wonder if it's cause I took the LSAT in Feb...


I'm guessing yes. My numbers are slightly lower and I got one, but I took the June LSAT.

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby mickeyD » Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:46 am

3.5/170 got one from GULC.. this is so exciting!

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Thu Jul 07, 2011 1:41 am

My question is, is it even worth it to apply to GULC because of the $16 LSAC fee. I have no intent of going here. I would take NYU sticker over GULC with a large scholarship.

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby Dany » Thu Jul 07, 2011 1:49 am

Shawh wrote:My question is, is it even worth it to apply to GULC because of the $16 LSAC fee. I have no intent of going here. I would take NYU sticker over GULC with a large scholarship.

Honestly? No. GULC is stingy with scholarships, so applying wouldn't even be useful for negotiating. And they don't give you a travel stipend for ASW or anything. I'd save the $16 and go out to dinner or something.

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Thu Jul 07, 2011 1:52 am

Dany wrote:
Shawh wrote:My question is, is it even worth it to apply to GULC because of the $16 LSAC fee. I have no intent of going here. I would take NYU sticker over GULC with a large scholarship.

Honestly? No. GULC is stingy with scholarships, so applying wouldn't even be useful for negotiating. And they don't give you a travel stipend for ASW or anything. I'd save the $16 and go out to dinner or something.


Was my line of thinking. Thanks! I looked at LSN and you're right, they are fairly stingy with scholarship money. I'd have a better bet with MVP, and they are much better schools overall as well.

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby descartesb4thehorse » Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:21 am

Hi guys. Joining this disco.

Bummed I haven't gotten any yet. I changed my app year to 2012 (this is correct, correct? haha) in late June. Got a bunch last year. My friend said his Columbia waiver was hidden although mine was through an email. He also never got his NYU acceptance email and didn't find out until they sent the letter to his house. He's dumb with email. So he might have been lying about the hidden waiver.

Angrier than a bird being flung at a pig that LSAC's fee is up to $16. Something to counter all those "retake, reapply" assholes, eh? YEA BUT NOW IT'S $4 MORE PER SCHOOL WHICH WILL BE LIKE $120 ONCE I COVER THE T30.

OP - if you want to make this thread like last year's, you could list schools and the dates their fee waivers came. Just a thought.

ETA: Dunno if the other previous applicants know this, but do they offer fee waivers more discriminately to prior applicants? Should I plan on requesting individually for each place I want to apply, or can I assume lots of the same places from last year will through me a waiver this year as well? Haven't retaken the LSAT yet, but depending on my odds of beating my December score, it's likely I may not retake at all.

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby Dany » Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:55 am

It's not that they're trying to offer them discriminately, I think it's just that in their CRS searches they try to omit people they think are not applying this year. Request one from every school you'd like to apply to that you don't hear from, and for the schools who gave you waivers last year but not this year, send them an email mentioning you got one last cycle but didn't apply, and see if they can give you one for this year. I think people were pretty successful with that last year.

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby Dany » Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:57 am

descartesb4thehorse wrote: He also never got his NYU acceptance email and didn't find out until they sent the letter to his house. He's dumb with email. So he might have been lying about the hidden waiver.

In his defense, NYU does not email acceptances. We all had to wait for snail mail.

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby sanetruth » Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:26 am

Do splitters (170+/-3.5) ever get fee waivers in the T25? Or, put another way, do you have to be at/above BOTH medians to get a fee waiver, or is being above one sufficient?

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby JamMasterJ » Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:32 am

Hey, I'm retaking and reapplying. Do you guys know how to let schools know that you're in the market for fee waivers? I just switched my expected attendance from 2011 to 2012 on my LSAC account. Is there anything else I need to do?

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby JamMasterJ » Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:34 am

sanetruth wrote:Do splitters (170+/-3.5) ever get fee waivers in the T25? Or, put another way, do you have to be at/above BOTH medians to get a fee waiver, or is being above one sufficient?

I got fee waivers from schools where I was below both medians. If you don't get oe you want, you can request one from the school.

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby bmili » Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:54 am

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby Dany » Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:56 am

sanetruth wrote:Do splitters (170+/-3.5) ever get fee waivers in the T25? Or, put another way, do you have to be at/above BOTH medians to get a fee waiver, or is being above one sufficient?

Yes. I think a lot of CRS searches are based solely on LSAT.

JamMasterJ wrote:Hey, I'm retaking and reapplying. Do you guys know how to let schools know that you're in the market for fee waivers? I just switched my expected attendance from 2011 to 2012 on my LSAC account. Is there anything else I need to do?

From the Applicant FAQ Thread:

Q: I took the LSAT in previous cycles or am re-applying and am not receiving them, what should I do?
Last updated for the 2010-2011 cycle.
This thread has more info: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=127020
Wait until after the CRS wave goes out(which you can see in the thread linked) and e-mail politely and ask. So far this cycle(08/26/2010).

Schools with ninjas for admissions officers: (Managed to find us despite nobody else being able to)
Duke
Santa Clara

Horchata asked for a second fee waiver to use.
Schools that said yes:
UVA
Michigan
Boston U.
U. Illinois
UCLA
Vanderbilt
Minnesota
USD
ASU

Schools that said no:
Columbia
Penn

Q: When should I e-mail them to ask?
After the CRS wave.

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby citykitty » Thu Jul 07, 2011 11:04 am

I know this will make everyone here very happy, but you can add Cooley to the list. :roll:

That makes 7 or 8 shitty waivers for me. I would like a decent one please. From anywhere. Just to boost my ego at this point.

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby annyong » Thu Jul 07, 2011 11:21 am

I took June LSAT, Georgetown skipped me, but I got one today from Cooley :roll:

I know these don't "mean anything" but at least knowing some methodology behind why people get/don't get with similar stats etc. would make me feel a little more comfortable.

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby Ginj » Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:07 pm

Cooley as well. Yay.

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby JamMasterJ » Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:35 pm

bmili wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:Hey, I'm retaking and reapplying. Do you guys know how to let schools know that you're in the market for fee waivers? I just switched my expected attendance from 2011 to 2012 on my LSAC account. Is there anything else I need to do?


When are/did you retake the lsat? You should be included in the fee waiver wave right after your retake score is released. As far as others who are not retaking and sat for previous administrations or are simply reapplying, these types may just have to end up emailing schools requesting one. I think it really depends on the specifications of each school's CRS search.

October, so I have to wait till then?

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby bmili » Thu Jul 07, 2011 1:09 pm

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby Hawkeye Pierce » Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:01 pm

Ginj wrote:Cooley as well. Yay.


Hell yeah, same here! Go Cooley!

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby lawschool12345 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:24 pm

Finally got the fee waiver to my dream school, COOOLEY

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby freestallion » Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:15 pm

My favorite one so far: Georgetown! More t-14s please.

The others I got:West Virginia University, Case Western, Mississippi, St. John's, Denver, Chicago-Kent, Cincinnati, Cooley, Charlotte School of Law, Pacific McGeorge, Washburn....
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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby donna7 » Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:30 pm

Seton Hall, Case Western, West Virginia, Cardozo, U. Denver, Charlotte, Chicago-Kent, Pacific McGeorge, Washburn, Cooley, Mississippi College, U. Tulsa.

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby fltanglab » Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:38 pm

Edited: Also Mercer, Chapman, St. Thomas (and Minnesota, but that was mentioned previously)

George Mason in the mail.

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby blehGPAgoodLSAT » Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:29 pm

Has anyone from the Feb 2011 LSAT gotten fee waivers?

170 and I haven't received a single one.

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Re: 2011-12 Cycle Fee Waiver Tracking

Postby chem » Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:36 pm

blehGPAgoodLSAT wrote:Has anyone from the Feb 2011 LSAT gotten fee waivers?

170 and I haven't received a single one.



Same here




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