Law School Application Super Spreadsheet, 2012-2013

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

Postby bernaldiaz » Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:43 pm

Jaytray wrote:Has anyone done any digging around the site to see when schools sent out fee waivers last year? I would love to send off some applications that open tomorrow but don't really feel like spending the money if I'm going to get a merit waiver later (ie UT). I'm surprised schools haven't finalized this process before their apps open.


Yeah I think out of the T14 the only schools that won't be out tomorrow are HYS, Chicago, and Berkeley. HYSB don't give out merit fee waivers and Chicago supposedly sends them out through CRS in October. IIRC Columbia, NYU, and Penn will be hidden waivers waiting there on LSAC, and Michigan, Virginia, Duke, Cornell, Northwestern, Georgetown have already given out waivers.

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

Postby pinballwiz24 » Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:51 pm

Did anyone else get this???

Dear pinballwiz24,

We have recently decided to waive our application fee for all applicants to Washington University School of Law this cycle. Our application will be available starting September 1. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

Best,
Washington University School of Law Admissions

..............

Anna Donovan
Admissions/Communications Assistant

Washington University School of Law
Office of Admissions

314.935.5738 phone
314.935.8778 fax

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

Postby Crowing » Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:21 pm

Cornell also gave me the CRS message. I hope they'll send out more waivers soon. Vandy and NU also said CRS only.

I have solicited waivers from Mich, UVA, and the artist formerly known as GULC thus far.

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

Postby 02889 » Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:28 pm

For people with solicited Michigan waivers, would anyone mind sharing your numbers or other unique aspects of your background? I tried to solicit one last week and was told they also only do them through CRS, which is clearly not true.

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

Postby Crowing » Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:32 pm

I don't think I'm a particularly impressive potential app for Mich. 3.46/173 with no special softs.

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

Postby Yardbird » Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:38 pm

comeonletsgo wrote:has anyone successfully solicited a fee waiver from Cornell?

i saw that one person said s/he did, but it seems as if the majority of people are getting emails back saying that cornell only goes through CRS.
Yes, but need-based.

pinballwiz24 wrote:Did anyone else get this???

Dear pinballwiz24,

We have recently decided to waive our application fee for all applicants to Washington University School of Law this cycle. Our application will be available starting September 1. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

Best,
Washington University School of Law Admissions

..............

Anna Donovan
Admissions/Communications Assistant

Washington University School of Law
Office of Admissions

<a href="tel:314.935.5738">314.935.5738</a> phone
<a href="tel:314.935.8778">314.935.8778</a> fax
Yes this was noted 1-2 pages before and is already noted in the spreadsheet. Please read before posting =P
bernaldiaz wrote:
Jaytray wrote:Has anyone done any digging around the site to see when schools sent out fee waivers last year? I would love to send off some applications that open tomorrow but don't really feel like spending the money if I'm going to get a merit waiver later (ie UT). I'm surprised schools haven't finalized this process before their apps open.


Yeah I think out of the T14 the only schools that won't be out tomorrow are HYS, Chicago, and Berkeley. HYSB don't give out merit fee waivers and Chicago supposedly sends them out through CRS in October. IIRC Columbia, NYU, and Penn will be hidden waivers waiting there on LSAC, and Michigan, Virginia, Duke, Cornell, Northwestern, Georgetown have already given out waivers.
I'll try and compile a list of which schools offer reimbursements over the weekend. Most DO NOT though. Do a search yourself if you want to know on TLS: "fee waiver tracker 2011" might help. Michigan might also be hidden for some.

Also, Columbia is no longer offering an in-house need-based waiver. They will only be accepting the LSAC one.

Also can echo the Michigan merit solicit as well as a Duke merit solicit (and got a stern reply regarding PT soliciting...will post later).

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

Postby bernaldiaz » Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:48 pm

02889 wrote:For people with solicited Michigan waivers, would anyone mind sharing your numbers or other unique aspects of your background? I tried to solicit one last week and was told they also only do them through CRS, which is clearly not true.


3.99 174

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

Postby Yardbird » Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:55 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:
02889 wrote:For people with solicited Michigan waivers, would anyone mind sharing your numbers or other unique aspects of your background? I tried to solicit one last week and was told they also only do them through CRS, which is clearly not true.


3.99 174
3.15 / 174

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

Postby Rahviveh » Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:57 pm

I was able to get fee waivers from Michigan and Vandy today! Sub-3.6 and a 180.

Here's the tally so far

Michigan
Virginia
Duke
Cornell
Georgetown
UCLA
Vandy
WUSTL

I am waiting on NW and think I will get it from them.

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

Postby Yardbird » Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:06 pm

ChampagnePapi wrote:I was able to get fee waivers from Michigan and Vandy today! Sub-3.6 and a 180.

Here's the tally so far

Michigan
Virginia
Duke
Cornell
Georgetown
UCLA
Vandy
WUSTL

I am waiting on NW and think I will get it from them.
Same, though my request for NU was rejected - will be submitting a need-based though. CCNP have not been sent out yet and will possibly be hidden. Please report back tomorrow on any hidden waivers!

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

Postby 02889 » Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:09 pm

Thanks for posting numbers. Seems like for Michigan fee waivers, they want you to be well above 75th percentile for LSAT. If the floor is 173-174 (based on who's responded here), they're setting the bar pretty far above who they're normally happy to accept. I'll just cross my fingers and hope they're more generous with hidden waivers.

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

Postby Yardbird » Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:13 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:
Jaytray wrote:Has anyone done any digging around the site to see when schools sent out fee waivers last year? I would love to send off some applications that open tomorrow but don't really feel like spending the money if I'm going to get a merit waiver later (ie UT). I'm surprised schools haven't finalized this process before their apps open.
Yeah I think out of the T14 the only schools that won't be out tomorrow are HYS, Chicago, and Berkeley. HYSB don't give out merit fee waivers and Chicago supposedly sends them out through CRS in October. IIRC Columbia, NYU, and Penn will be hidden waivers waiting there on LSAC, and Michigan, Virginia, Duke, Cornell, Northwestern, Georgetown have already given out waivers.
UVA unsoliciteds have not been sent out to my knowledge. Someone let me know if that's not the case. All UVA waivers I've seen so far (including my own) have been solicited.

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

Postby crossingfingers » Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:51 pm

shadowofjazz wrote:
bernaldiaz wrote:
Jaytray wrote:Has anyone done any digging around the site to see when schools sent out fee waivers last year? I would love to send off some applications that open tomorrow but don't really feel like spending the money if I'm going to get a merit waiver later (ie UT). I'm surprised schools haven't finalized this process before their apps open.
Yeah I think out of the T14 the only schools that won't be out tomorrow are HYS, Chicago, and Berkeley. HYSB don't give out merit fee waivers and Chicago supposedly sends them out through CRS in October. IIRC Columbia, NYU, and Penn will be hidden waivers waiting there on LSAC, and Michigan, Virginia, Duke, Cornell, Northwestern, Georgetown have already given out waivers.
UVA unsoliciteds have not been sent out to my knowledge. Someone let me know if that's not the case. All UVA waivers I've seen so far (including my own) have been solicited.


I received one unsolicited from UVA, but I'm fairly certain it may have more to do with my discussion with them at an LSAC forum than with my numbers. I received it about two weeks after the forum and have numbers under both of their medians. Maybe this particular case fits better under the third group on the fee waiver sheet than in the strictly unsolicited area.

This sheet continues to looks better and better, keep up the good work!

Check that: just looked at the sheet again and saw that you changed the headings for the fee waiver page. I'm not sure if this warrants listing them under "unsolicited" as I'm leaning towards the reason for my waiver being my attendance at the forum. Either way, it seemed worth mentioning, seeing as how my numbers are low for them and I never strictly solicited.
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Re: Law School AppReqs & Fee Waiver Tracker 2012-2013

Postby Dr. Filth » Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:57 pm

shadowofjazz wrote:
bernaldiaz wrote:
02889 wrote:For people with solicited Michigan waivers, would anyone mind sharing your numbers or other unique aspects of your background? I tried to solicit one last week and was told they also only do them through CRS, which is clearly not true.


3.99 174
3.15 / 174

Wait, you guys both solicited waivers from Michigan? I didn't realize people were doing that.

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

Postby bernaldiaz » Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:58 pm

ChampagnePapi wrote:I was able to get fee waivers from Michigan and Vandy today! Sub-3.6 and a 180.

Here's the tally so far

Michigan
Virginia
Duke
Cornell
Georgetown
UCLA
Vandy
WUSTL

I am waiting on NW and think I will get it from them.


Nice LSAT, my friend.

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

Postby guinness1547 » Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:07 pm

02889 wrote:Thanks for posting numbers. Seems like for Michigan fee waivers, they want you to be well above 75th percentile for LSAT. If the floor is 173-174 (based on who's responded here), they're setting the bar pretty far above who they're normally happy to accept. I'll just cross my fingers and hope they're more generous with hidden waivers.


Solicited one with a 3.38/170 and one year WE. Maybe they just like me.

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

Postby bernaldiaz » Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:13 pm

guinness1547 wrote:
02889 wrote:Thanks for posting numbers. Seems like for Michigan fee waivers, they want you to be well above 75th percentile for LSAT. If the floor is 173-174 (based on who's responded here), they're setting the bar pretty far above who they're normally happy to accept. I'll just cross my fingers and hope they're more generous with hidden waivers.


Solicited one with a 3.38/170 and one year WE. Maybe they just like me.


Maybe but there's also 0% chance that they have a 173/174 LSAT cut off

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

Postby Yardbird » Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:15 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:
guinness1547 wrote:
02889 wrote:Thanks for posting numbers. Seems like for Michigan fee waivers, they want you to be well above 75th percentile for LSAT. If the floor is 173-174 (based on who's responded here), they're setting the bar pretty far above who they're normally happy to accept. I'll just cross my fingers and hope they're more generous with hidden waivers.


Solicited one with a 3.38/170 and one year WE. Maybe they just like me.


Maybe but there's also 0% chance that they have a 173/174 LSAT cut off
Seems more likely to be anything higher than their median (so 170+) AND a 3.0+ GPA. This is an assumption.

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

Postby Eichörnchen » Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:41 pm

02889 wrote:Thanks for posting numbers. Seems like for Michigan fee waivers, they want you to be well above 75th percentile for LSAT. If the floor is 173-174 (based on who's responded here), they're setting the bar pretty far above who they're normally happy to accept. I'll just cross my fingers and hope they're more generous with hidden waivers.

I got an unsolicited via snail mail. I'm 170+ but below 173, so I doubt this. I do have a high GPA though so I'm sure that helped.

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Postby tyler.durden » Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:49 pm

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

Postby TheThriller » Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:51 pm

Got an Emory waiver today, unsolicited

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Postby helix23 » Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:21 pm

I want Vandy

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

Postby pdeturk » Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:41 pm

Got no love from Cornell or Northwestern today with my requests. Got what appears to be the typical only through CRS from both. I'm bummed I've only gotten unsolicited from Duke so far. Hopefully more coming soon. I'd like to apply within the month for sure

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

Postby Yardbird » Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:01 pm

MillerTheThriller wrote:Got an Emory waiver today, unsolicited
Already in the spreadsheet =P Look before posting

pdeturk wrote:Got no love from Cornell or Northwestern today with my requests. Got what appears to be the typical only through CRS from both. I'm bummed I've only gotten unsolicited from Duke so far. Hopefully more coming soon. I'd like to apply within the month for sure
I didn't get love from Cornell/NU merit-wise either. Got a need-based from Cornell pretty easily though (you just send in a finaid award letter from undergrad and if its large enough you'll get it) and just submitted the NU need-based one. I'm anticipating they'll approve it.

On another note, here's the emails I got from Columbia and Duke today regarding fee waivers and soliciting priority track respectively.
Columbia:
Columbia Law School wrote:Dear shadowofjazz,

Thank you for your continued interest in Columbia Law School.

Unfortunately, starting this admissions cycle, our office will no longer offer need-based fee waivers. We provide application fee waivers to those prospective applicants who have received a fee waiver through LSAC. The process is very similar to ours. To learn more about LSAC fee waivers please visit http://www.lsac.org.

Best wishes,

Columbia Law School
Office of Admissions
Mail Code 4004
435 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10027
Telephone: (212) 854-2670
Fax: (212) 854-1109
Website: http://www.law.columbia.edu/admissions
Duke:
Duke Law School wrote:Hi shadowofjazz,

I've set things up with LSAC so that your application fee will be waived automatically when you submit your materials via LSAC. We have to limit the number of people we invite to participate in the Priority Track program (I'm sure you can imagine that it is very time- and labor-intensive!) so I can't guarantee a ten-day turnaround, but we'll do our best to get you a decision as quickly as we can.

Please let me know if you have other questions. I look forward to reviewing your application!

Regards,

Mark
So my PT solicit failed but it seems he might still try and review my app quickly when I submit it (I've been emailing back and forth with him).

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

Postby Yardbird » Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:35 pm

Added a column in the spreadsheet for reimbursements of fees if you sent them in already (via LSAC) and got a waiver after paying. Most schools, as expected, do not refund fees. A good portion do not have it listed on their website, though.




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