should i use fee waivers

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matt690
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should i use fee waivers

Postby matt690 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:37 pm

hi,

i have several fee waivers that have been applied to my lsac account. I am getting ready to apply to schools, and I just received several emails from schools today saying that they would waive my fee. These are schools that I was going to apply to anyway; I do not want them to think I'm solely applying because of the fee waiver and am not serious. Is it ok to use the fee waiver and apply to this school. I don't want them to think I'm applying just because of the fee waiver and reject me to b boost their rejection stats. Thanks.

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Re: should i use fee waivers

Postby bmore » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:38 pm

Huh? They don't analyze whether you used the waiver. Really?????? :?

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Re: should i use fee waivers

Postby PurplePirate » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:38 pm

I really can't tell if you're being serious or not...

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Postby 06162014123 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:48 pm

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Re: should i use fee waivers

Postby puff0ffluff » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:52 pm

hopefully you're not serious, but on the small chance that you are... they can't tell whether you use a waiver or not.

think of it as a gift from the law school, to show that yes, they've heard of you, and yes, they like you at least a little =)

good luck. =)

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Re: should i use fee waivers

Postby matt690 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:53 pm

Thanks.

Why would schools send me this though? Do they want me to apply since I might not have otherwise done so (even though I would have) so they can reject me, or do I meet their stats and is it an indication of a chance of acceptance?

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Re: should i use fee waivers

Postby PurplePirate » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:54 pm

matt690 wrote:Thanks.

Why would schools send me this though? Do they want me to apply since I might not have otherwise done so (even though I would have) so they can reject me, or do I meet their stats and is it an indication of a chance of acceptance?


Fee waivers are in no way an indicator of whether or not you will be accepted or rejected/waitlisted. You are completely overthinking this.

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Re: should i use fee waivers

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:58 pm

A fee waiver means exactly one of two things:

1. Your numbers give you a chance at the school.
2. Your numbers give you no chance at the school.

If 1, the school benefits by possibly getting a qualified applicant to add to their incoming class.
If 2, the school benefits by getting a person to reject and pad their selectivity numbers, which factor into the USNWR rankings.


Don't overthink it.

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Re: should i use fee waivers

Postby HyeMart » Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:15 pm

maybe now every paranoid question possible has been asked

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Re: should i use fee waivers

Postby puff0ffluff » Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:24 pm

there will always be more questions, but at least people are asking beforehand and not making mistakes on their applications. =)

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Re: should i use fee waivers

Postby paul34 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:31 pm

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Re: should i use fee waivers

Postby bigeast03 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:33 pm

paul34 wrote:
puff0ffluff wrote:hopefully you're not serious, but on the small chance that you are... they can't tell whether you use a waiver or not.


Are you sure? I think it's on the first page of your transmitted application.


That it is. You can see it when you preview your application.

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Re: should i use fee waivers

Postby puff0ffluff » Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:37 pm

bigeast03 wrote:
paul34 wrote:
puff0ffluff wrote:hopefully you're not serious, but on the small chance that you are... they can't tell whether you use a waiver or not.


Are you sure? I think it's on the first page of your transmitted application.


That it is. You can see it when you preview your application.



wouldn't that also be good for you since the school see that they waved your fee and know that your stats are either qualified (or really low... but that should be obvious)

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Re: should i use fee waivers

Postby jrthor10 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:38 pm

bigeast03 wrote:
paul34 wrote:
puff0ffluff wrote:hopefully you're not serious, but on the small chance that you are... they can't tell whether you use a waiver or not.


Are you sure? I think it's on the first page of your transmitted application.


That it is. You can see it when you preview your application.



Can't see that before it is actually sent, but it is there.




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