Law School Application Super Spreadsheet, 2012-2013

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

Postby elterrible78 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:05 pm

Fantastic, Bernal Diaz. Thanks!

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

Postby Yardbird » Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:39 pm

Wormfather wrote:Not sure which Michigan you guys are referring to, but I just received a Michigan State waiver.

Michigan = University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (USNWR #10)
Michigan State = Michigan State University (USNWR #82)

Added MSU to the tracker.

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

Postby Eichörnchen » Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:55 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:
elterrible78 wrote:
bernaldiaz wrote:
Yep, just got mine in about 24 hours. To update, from the T14 I now have:

Virginia (solicited)
Michigan
Duke
Northwestern
Cornell
Georgetown (solicited)

#s in profile


I'm sure I could search this, but since there's so much experience sitting RIGHT HERE with it...

What's the protocol for soliciting a merit-based fee waiver? I'd like to take a shot with both Georgetown and UVA since I live in northern Virginia. Thanks for any help at all.


Yeah haha no problem. I just said like

To whom it may concern-

My name is Berna lDiaz. I am applying to law school this year and am interested in X Law school. After reviewing the fee waiver policy on your website, I was unsure if X school granted merit fee waivers, and if so, if I would qualify for one. My LSAC GPA is X.XX and my LSAT is XXX. My LSAC account number is LXXXXXXXXX.

Thank you for your consideration,

Bernal Diaz

+1, mine looked pretty much identical and I have the same exact list of waivers. GULC took a few days to get back to me when I solicited them, though I did so toward the end of the week.

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

Postby Rahviveh » Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:53 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:
shadowofjazz wrote:
bernaldiaz wrote:How long did it take people who solicited a fee waiver from Georgetown to get a response?
Sent my request on July 18, got a response on July 23. Others have gotten theirs quicker.


Yep, just got mine in about 24 hours. To update, from the T14 I now have:

Virginia (solicited)
Michigan
Duke
Northwestern
Cornell
Georgetown (solicited)

#s in profile


How did you get one from NW and Michigan? Unsolicited?

I have Duke, Cornell, Virginia, and Georgetown. Also UCLA and WUSTL.

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

Postby helix23 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:57 pm

University of Tulsa, unsolicited email w/waiver

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

Postby helix23 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:46 pm

Wormfather wrote:
helix23 wrote:University of Tulsa, unsolicited email w/waiver


Was it really a waiver? It said:

FEE WAIVER: Should you decide to apply, click HERE to request a fee waiver code which will allow you to apply for FREE via the LSAC website.


Seems like it could go either way.


Hmm maybe it said that. I deleted it pretty quick :|

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

Postby Yardbird » Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:08 pm

helix23 wrote:
Wormfather wrote:
helix23 wrote:University of Tulsa, unsolicited email w/waiver


Was it really a waiver? It said:

FEE WAIVER: Should you decide to apply, click HERE to request a fee waiver code which will allow you to apply for FREE via the LSAC website.


Seems like it could go either way.


Hmm maybe it said that. I deleted it pretty quick :|
It did say thay, but regardless unsoliciteds have gone out from them. Will add once I get home.

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

Postby trojandave » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:50 pm

Does NU send out in waves, perhaps? Or do hidden waivers? I know Michigan went in waves but that's also snailmail... As far as NU goes, I'm at the median GPA and above the 75% LSAT but somehow missed the boat on this one
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Re: Law School AppReqs & Fee Waiver Tracker 2012-2013

Postby bernaldiaz » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:00 pm

trojandave wrote:Does NU send out in waves, perhaps? Or do hidden waivers? I know Michigan went in waves but that's also snailmail... As far as NU goes, I'm at the median GPA and above the 75% LSAT but somehow missed the boat


To answer this and the person above who asked- I got Northwestern over email about a week ago. Northwestern sent the email notifying me that my fee is waived, but their waived is technically "hidden". They didn't give me a code, just let me know that when I go on to LSAC it will already be waived.

I got Michigan in the mail this past weekend. I have no idea if it is hidden or a code. It was sent to my home address and I'm at school, but my parents are putting it in the next passage they send out so I'll know soon enough.

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

Postby Yardbird » Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:42 pm

Vanderbilt unsolicited.

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

Postby guinness1547 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:50 pm

Emailed Northwestern for a waiver today and received a code within an hour or so.

Update: As I was typing this received a solicited waiver from UVA as well. Sent the email to them about 2 hours ago.


Update 2: Then unsolicited from Vanderbilt. Good day so far.
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Re: Law School AppReqs & Fee Waiver Tracker 2012-2013

Postby Crowing » Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:52 pm

I asked WUSTL for a merit-based fee waiver yesterday and I got an e-mail today telling me that they are not charging an application fee this year :shock:

I'm a little confused because it seems like some other people have mentioned that WUSTL gave them a waiver.

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

Postby danitt » Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:09 pm

Crowing wrote:I asked WUSTL for a merit-based fee waiver yesterday and I got an e-mail today telling me that they are not charging an application fee this year :shock:

I'm a little confused because it seems like some other people have mentioned that WUSTL gave them a waiver.

Sign of the legal times?

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

Postby bernaldiaz » Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:24 pm

shadowofjazz wrote:Vanderbilt unsolicited.


Snail mail or email?

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

Postby Yardbird » Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:41 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:
shadowofjazz wrote:Vanderbilt unsolicited.


Snail mail or email?
Email. I was surprised, as I had taken it off of my list of schools but the fee waiver put it back on :).

On another note, updated the spreadsheet a bit with fee waivers on that tab and appreq stuff on the appreqs tab.

[Edit]
I just tried to solicit WUSTL (they told me to check in mid-September, but why wait :P) and got the same response as crowing:
Washington University School of Law Admissions wrote:Hi shadowofjazz,

We decided just today that we will not be charging an application fee this year. Our application opens up on September 1 and you should be able to apply at no charge (excluding the CAS report) at that time. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to receiving your application.

Best,

Washington University School of Law Admissions
Seems they literally just made the decision today :)

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

Postby pdeturk » Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:56 pm

guinness1547 wrote:Emailed Northwestern for a waiver today and received a code within an hour or so.

Update: As I was typing this received a solicited waiver from UVA as well. Sent the email to them about 2 hours ago.


Update 2: Then unsolicited from Vanderbilt. Good day so far.



I thought Northwestern was unsolicited only. I'll have to go ask for one.

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

Postby danitt » Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:58 pm

pdeturk wrote:
guinness1547 wrote:Emailed Northwestern for a waiver today and received a code within an hour or so.

Update: As I was typing this received a solicited waiver from UVA as well. Sent the email to them about 2 hours ago.


Update 2: Then unsolicited from Vanderbilt. Good day so far.



I thought Northwestern was unsolicited only. I'll have to go ask for one.

Nah, I asked and they sent me a form to complete and get back to them.

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

Postby pdeturk » Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:00 pm

danitt wrote:
pdeturk wrote:
guinness1547 wrote:Emailed Northwestern for a waiver today and received a code within an hour or so.

Update: As I was typing this received a solicited waiver from UVA as well. Sent the email to them about 2 hours ago.


Update 2: Then unsolicited from Vanderbilt. Good day so far.



I thought Northwestern was unsolicited only. I'll have to go ask for one.

Nah, I asked and they sent me a form to complete and get back to them.


And that was merit, right? Just so I don't look like an idiot.

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

Postby Yardbird » Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:04 pm

pdeturk wrote:
danitt wrote:
pdeturk wrote:
guinness1547 wrote:Emailed Northwestern for a waiver today and received a code within an hour or so.

Update: As I was typing this received a solicited waiver from UVA as well. Sent the email to them about 2 hours ago.


Update 2: Then unsolicited from Vanderbilt. Good day so far.



I thought Northwestern was unsolicited only. I'll have to go ask for one.

Nah, I asked and they sent me a form to complete and get back to them.


And that was merit, right? Just so I don't look like an idiot.
guiness1547's was merit (I'm assuming he didn't fill out a form). danitt's was likely the fee waiver request form (which is more for need?).

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

Postby danitt » Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:04 pm

pdeturk wrote:
danitt wrote:
pdeturk wrote:
guinness1547 wrote:Emailed Northwestern for a waiver today and received a code within an hour or so.

Update: As I was typing this received a solicited waiver from UVA as well. Sent the email to them about 2 hours ago.


Update 2: Then unsolicited from Vanderbilt. Good day so far.



I thought Northwestern was unsolicited only. I'll have to go ask for one.

Nah, I asked and they sent me a form to complete and get back to them.


And that was merit, right? Just so I don't look like an idiot.

No, this was need based. You fill out the form, send them a paystub or a W-2 and they make a determination.

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

Postby Yardbird » Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:06 pm

danitt wrote:
pdeturk wrote:
danitt wrote:
pdeturk wrote:I thought Northwestern was unsolicited only. I'll have to go ask for one.

Nah, I asked and they sent me a form to complete and get back to them.


And that was merit, right? Just so I don't look like an idiot.

No, this was need based. You fill out the form, send them a paystub or a W-2 and they make a determination.
or a financial aid award letter from your undergrad if you're still there (which I will do if they don't give me the merit based one).

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

Postby pdeturk » Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:07 pm

Thanks for catching that author change for me. Wasn't looking at tars.

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

Postby Yardbird » Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:09 pm

pdeturk wrote:Thanks for catching that author change for me. Wasn't looking at tars.
No problem!

On another note: this is a reminder that if you receive a fee waiver unsolicited (or solicited) AFTER you apply and AFTER you submitted $$, contact the school to find out what the reimbursement procedure is (if any).

Another another note: I like how some of the law schools' websites have gotten better (GULC and Penn come to mind)

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

Postby Yardbird » Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:25 pm

Michigan's 2013 app can be found here: Link. You can mail it in or alternatively use it for preparation for Saturday.

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

Postby guinness1547 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:40 pm

I should mention that in my email request for a fee waiver, I included a line about a year in AmeriCorps that I just got done completing, and that was specifically cited as the reason why I was getting the fee waiver from them.




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