Law School Application Super Spreadsheet, 2012-2013

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Re: Law School AppReqs & Fee Waiver Tracker 2012-2013

Postby 2014 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:31 pm

I got the ucla one even though Im matriculating this fall. Think I had one last year too.

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Re: Law School AppReqs & Fee Waiver Tracker 2012-2013

Postby Yardbird » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:39 pm

2014 wrote:I got the ucla one even though Im matriculating this fall. Think I had one last year too.
You should turn off CRS! I also got the UCLA one last January after taking my first LSAT (168) even though I don't graduate undergrad until May 2013. I'm assuming anything above that gets a fee waiver unless something else goes into it (maybe undergrad institution?).

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Re: Law School AppReqs & Fee Waiver Tracker 2012-2013

Postby 2014 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:45 pm

No way I love getting emails from law schools.

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Re: Law School AppReqs & Fee Waiver Tracker 2012-2013

Postby Yardbird » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:47 pm

2014 wrote:No way I love getting emails from law schools.
Cooley?

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Re: Law School AppReqs & Fee Waiver Tracker 2012-2013

Postby danitt » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:58 pm

shadowofjazz wrote:
2014 wrote:No way I love getting emails from law schools.
Cooley?

I feel like Nicole from Florida Coastal is stalking my life on the boardwalk now. Every email becomes increasingly histrionic. "Pay attention to me!!!!!".

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Re: Law School AppReqs & Fee Waiver Tracker 2012-2013

Postby Yardbird » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:12 pm

danitt wrote:
shadowofjazz wrote:
2014 wrote:No way I love getting emails from law schools.
Cooley?

I feel like Nicole from Florida Coastal is stalking my life on the boardwalk now. Every email becomes increasingly histrionic. "Pay attention to me!!!!!".
Whatshername from Phoenix finally stopped emailing!!

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Re: Law School AppReqs & Fee Waiver Tracker 2012-2013

Postby 2014 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:15 pm

shadowofjazz wrote:
2014 wrote:No way I love getting emails from law schools.
Cooley?

Ironically I've never gotten an email from Cooley, Florida Coastal, or Phoenix.

I get a TON from Pacific though.

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Re: Law School AppReqs & Fee Waiver Tracker 2012-2013

Postby Rahviveh » Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:34 pm

Any chance the UCLA ones are rolling?

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Re: Law School AppReqs & Fee Waiver Tracker 2012-2013

Postby comeonletsgo » Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:04 pm

ChampagnePapi wrote:Any chance the UCLA ones are rolling?


I would think so. I got one yesterday, but the year before I got one in January. If you don't get one, you should email them and ask for one. I think they're pretty generous with merit-based fee waivers.

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Re: Law School AppReqs & Fee Waiver Tracker 2012-2013

Postby Rahviveh » Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:37 pm

Just successfully solicited UCLA for a merit waiver

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Re: Law School AppReqs & Fee Waiver Tracker 2012-2013

Postby Yardbird » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:25 pm

ChampagnePapi wrote:Just successfully solicited UCLA for a merit waiver
Will add once I get home.

comeonletsgo wrote:
ChampagnePapi wrote:Any chance the UCLA ones are rolling?


I would think so. I got one yesterday, but the year before I got one in January. If you don't get one, you should email them and ask for one. I think they're pretty generous with merit-based fee waivers.
They probably do a search each month. I got one in January as well. 168 seems to be the non-URM cutoff though (their LSAT median)...someone correct me if I'm wrong.

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Re: Law School AppReqs & Fee Waiver Tracker 2012-2013

Postby TrialLawyer16 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:34 pm

ChampagnePapi wrote:Just successfully solicited UCLA for a merit waiver

That was quick :)

I haven't started soliciting yet. How long does it normally take you guys to get responses to your fee waiver requests?

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Re: Law School AppReqs & Fee Waiver Tracker 2012-2013

Postby Eichörnchen » Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:06 pm

shadowofjazz wrote:I also got the UCLA one last January after taking my first LSAT (168) even though I don't graduate undergrad until May 2013. I'm assuming anything above that gets a fee waiver unless something else goes into it (maybe undergrad institution?).

Yep, I got a waiver after my feb LSAT (170+) and they just sent me a new one as well. I doubt it has anything to do with undergrad institution seeing as I was in Randomville, Midwest, USA. Probably just a GPA/LSAT combo.

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Re: Law School AppReqs & Fee Waiver Tracker 2012-2013

Postby comeonletsgo » Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:17 pm

TrialLawyer16 wrote:
ChampagnePapi wrote:Just successfully solicited UCLA for a merit waiver

That was quick :)

I haven't started soliciting yet. How long does it normally take you guys to get responses to your fee waiver requests?


Within a business day, it seems!

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Re: Law School AppReqs & Fee Waiver Tracker 2012-2013

Postby maxl847 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:52 pm

WUSTL is giving out fee waiver codes now

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Re: Law School AppReqs & Fee Waiver Tracker 2012-2013

Postby Dr. Filth » Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:08 pm

maxl847 wrote:WUSTL is giving out fee waiver codes now

solicited or unsolicited?

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Re: Law School AppReqs & Fee Waiver Tracker 2012-2013

Postby foosbol21 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:08 pm

South Texas College of Law - Unsolicited. Out of state. Email was talking about a Spring start program, so I'm not sure if the waiver was for only that or for the normal cycle too.

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Re: Law School AppReqs & Fee Waiver Tracker 2012-2013

Postby maxl847 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:33 pm

WUSTL is solicited

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Re: Law School AppReqs & Fee Waiver Tracker 2012-2013

Postby RSterling » Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:23 pm

Not sure if anyone has tried yet, but I sent a waiver request to Chicago and they confirmed that they don't do solicited waver requests. I'm guessing no one has gotten any e-mails/letters from chicago about a merit-based fee waiver?

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Re: Law School AppReqs & Fee Waiver Tracker 2012-2013

Postby bernaldiaz » Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:26 pm

RSterling wrote:Not sure if anyone has tried yet, but I sent a waiver request to Chicago and they confirmed that they don't do solicited waver requests. I'm guessing no one has gotten any e-mails/letters from chicago about a merit-based fee waiver?


Numbers?

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Re: Law School AppReqs & Fee Waiver Tracker 2012-2013

Postby TrialLawyer16 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:35 pm

comeonletsgo wrote:
TrialLawyer16 wrote:
ChampagnePapi wrote:Just successfully solicited UCLA for a merit waiver

That was quick :)

I haven't started soliciting yet. How long does it normally take you guys to get responses to your fee waiver requests?


Within a business day, it seems!

Word. That's quicker than I thought it'd take. Thanks

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Re: Law School AppReqs & Fee Waiver Tracker 2012-2013

Postby Yardbird » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:51 pm

TrialLawyer16 wrote:
ChampagnePapi wrote:Just successfully solicited UCLA for a merit waiver

That was quick :)

I haven't started soliciting yet. How long does it normally take you guys to get responses to your fee waiver requests?
Most schools are pretty quick at getting back. I got responses mostly within a week at the most from all the schools I tried soliciting waivers from (23 total)...the only one to not get back to me so far is GW (its been about a month).
maxl847 wrote:WUSTL is giving out fee waiver codes now
I will have to try them again on 9/1, they had told me to wait until September.
foosbol21 wrote:South Texas College of Law - Unsolicited. Out of state. Email was talking about a Spring start program, so I'm not sure if the waiver was for only that or for the normal cycle too.
Got this one too, I think its for either - still not applying but added to the spreadsheet.
RSterling wrote:Not sure if anyone has tried yet, but I sent a waiver request to Chicago and they confirmed that they don't do solicited waver requests. I'm guessing no one has gotten any e-mails/letters from chicago about a merit-based fee waiver?
I had tried and put in the spreadsheet that they only do unsoliciteds and need-based about a month ago. I don't think unsoliciteds have gone out yet...but if GPA has any say in the matter I won't be getting one.

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Re: Law School AppReqs & Fee Waiver Tracker 2012-2013

Postby NewYorkL » Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:26 am

You need an LSAT score to request these fee waivers from schools, correct?

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Re: Law School AppReqs & Fee Waiver Tracker 2012-2013

Postby Yardbird » Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:12 am

NewYorkL wrote:You need an LSAT score to request these fee waivers from schools, correct?
Yes, and unsolicited waivers are by LSAT score as well.

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Re: Law School AppReqs & Fee Waiver Tracker 2012-2013

Postby 02889 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:24 am

This chart is fantastic! Thanks a ton for creating it and keeping it updated. Can you clarify for me the difference between a school in the "Solicited Merit-based Fee Waivers (Email)" category and a school in the "Offer Merit-Based Fee Waivers..." category that says "(solicited)" next to it? Is there a different process for getting waivers from the latter category? Thanks.




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