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lawschoolboundfuture
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Fee Wavers

Postby lawschoolboundfuture » Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:56 pm

When do you normally find out if you get one?

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Nova
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Re: Fee Wavers

Postby Nova » Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:49 pm

Usually right after getting your LSAT score. For me, they continued to trickle in for about a month or so.

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... 2&t=129078

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Re: Fee Wavers

Postby cutecarmel » Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:42 pm

I got tons of fee waivers, but only about 3 or 4 from schools that I wanted to apply to. I solicited the rest of them, and I think I only paid for 1 out of 10 applications. So don't be afraid to ask schools for fee waivers if you don't receive one from a school you want to apply to.

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Re: Fee Wavers

Postby soccer88 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:48 pm

When is it appropriate to start soliciting them for the upcoming cycle?

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Nova
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Re: Fee Wavers

Postby Nova » Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:55 pm

soccer88 wrote:When is it appropriate to start soliciting them for the upcoming cycle?


As soon as the apps become available would probably be a good time. Also, dont be afraid to ask a few times. Different administrative people will give you different answers.

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Re: Fee Wavers

Postby minnbills » Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:56 pm

soccer88 wrote:When is it appropriate to start soliciting them for the upcoming cycle?


Once their applications are available for the cycle

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Re: Fee Wavers

Postby bernaldiaz » Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:58 pm

minnbills wrote:
soccer88 wrote:When is it appropriate to start soliciting them for the upcoming cycle?


Once their applications are available for the cycle


How long does it take for them to give your waiver or reject your request? I want to get apps in as close to day one as possible.

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Re: Fee Wavers

Postby minnbills » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:12 am

bernaldiaz wrote:
minnbills wrote:
soccer88 wrote:When is it appropriate to start soliciting them for the upcoming cycle?


Once their applications are available for the cycle


How long does it take for them to give your waiver or reject your request? I want to get apps in as close to day one as possible.


Depends. I always got an answer within a week, usually a day or two.

A couple of schools (I'm looking at you BC and BU!!!) initially told me they didn't offer waivers but then a week later both offered.

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bernaldiaz
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Re: Fee Wavers

Postby bernaldiaz » Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:09 pm

Any movement on these suckers? Apps are getting scary close to opening. Has anyone been soliciting?

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Re: Fee Wavers

Postby Rahviveh » Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:14 pm

I've been able to solicit waivers from Gtown, UVA and WUSTL so far! Most of the others have said they are waiting for CRS checks or to check back with them next month.

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laura2011
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Re: Fee Wavers

Postby laura2011 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:41 pm

Is there any rule of thumb as to the numbers with which you can solicit fee waivers? At / above school's median scores or sth like that?

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bernaldiaz
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Re: Fee Wavers

Postby bernaldiaz » Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:37 pm

VasaVasori wrote:This is a different question, but I didn't want to create a whole new thread for it. Does anyone know how much LSAC's fee is? That is, even if you have a fee waiver the price you have to pay to submit an application? Thanks!


I think I read it is $20 per school, up from $12 last year.

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Re: Fee Wavers

Postby soj » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:58 pm

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=159780&hilit=waiver+tracking
Have fun with the search function. At most schools you'll be in the first wave of decisions even if you wait until you get a waiver.




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