Law School Application Super Spreadsheet, 2012-2013

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

Postby TheThriller » Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:52 pm

Paraflam got a UChicago waiver, not sure if solicited or not

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

Postby Paraflam » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:01 pm

Yeah, Chicago fee waiver yesterday via email, unsolicited.

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

Postby TheThriller » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:02 pm

Paraflam wrote:Yeah, Chicago fee waiver yesterday via email, unsolicited.


:D :D :D

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

Postby maxl847 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:14 pm

Illinois (Unsolicited)

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

Postby TheThriller » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:15 pm

maxl847 wrote:Illinois (Unsolicited)


they're waiving all their app fees for everyone.

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

Postby cahwc12 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:52 pm

TheThriller wrote:
maxl847 wrote:Illinois (Unsolicited)


they're waiving all their app fees for everyone.


Any idea why they dropped 12 spots last year? Quite the drop!

And shadow, any chance this could be added to the sheet when you get time?

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

Postby top30man » Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:00 am

cahwc12 wrote:
TheThriller wrote:
maxl847 wrote:Illinois (Unsolicited)


they're waiving all their app fees for everyone.


Any idea why they dropped 12 spots last year? Quite the drop!

And shadow, any chance this could be added to the sheet when you get time?

Check out the UIUC admissions scandal. The school fabricated medians.

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

Postby cahwc12 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:31 am

wow... I was just looking at their website last night and thought to myself that they really seem to care about students some.. tuition is cheaper relative to peer schools, no app fees, generous scholarship...

but are these changes just a result of the scandal?

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

Postby Paraflam » Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:34 am

Just got solicited waivers this morning from Michigan, UVA, and W&M

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

Postby shifty_eyed » Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:42 am

Paraflam wrote:Yeah, Chicago fee waiver yesterday via email, unsolicited.


I'M JELLY

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

Postby BuckeyeGirl » Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:01 pm

Any re-applicant thoughts on fee waivers? I'm understandably not getting any to places that gave me waivers the last time I applied (2010-2011 cycle) which I used. I am re-taking the LSAT in a month and don't even know if it's worth soliciting until after I have a score & see what happens unsolicited. Basically, I feel like an ass asking for a second free application...but could definitely use the money. :roll:

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

Postby Dr. Filth » Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:44 pm

It doesn't hurt to ask.

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

Postby Paraflam » Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:46 pm

shifty_eyed wrote:
Paraflam wrote:Yeah, Chicago fee waiver yesterday via email, unsolicited.


I'M JELLY


Lol, really confused why I got one, it's not even worth the $21 LSAC fee for me to apply to Chicago.

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

Postby cahwc12 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:03 pm

Paraflam wrote:
shifty_eyed wrote:
Paraflam wrote:Yeah, Chicago fee waiver yesterday via email, unsolicited.


I'M JELLY


Lol, really confused why I got one, it's not even worth the $21 LSAC fee for me to apply to Chicago.


ouch, why the hard feelings toward the big C?

To me, I think of it as risk vs. reward.

With a fee waiver, it costs me $21 to solicit a program for a scholarship which I can then use to leverage against peer schools. What if Chicago happened to really like you and offer you a nice fat scholarship? You could use that toward a school you genuinely want to attend.

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

Postby Paraflam » Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:25 pm

cahwc12 wrote:
Paraflam wrote:
shifty_eyed wrote:
Paraflam wrote:Yeah, Chicago fee waiver yesterday via email, unsolicited.


I'M JELLY


Lol, really confused why I got one, it's not even worth the $21 LSAC fee for me to apply to Chicago.


ouch, why the hard feelings toward the big C?

To me, I think of it as risk vs. reward.

With a fee waiver, it costs me $21 to solicit a program for a scholarship which I can then use to leverage against peer schools. What if Chicago happened to really like you and offer you a nice fat scholarship? You could use that toward a school you genuinely want to attend.

No, it's not hard feelings, I just know that I have literally a 0% chance of getting in there; I'm probably well below both medians. I was just surprised that they sent me one
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Re: Law School AppReqs & Fee Waiver Tracker 2012-2013

Postby BigZuck » Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:26 pm

I'm guessing Para said that because his/her numbers are too low. I'm in the same boat, wondering if I should light a match to $21 or not. Some schools have really been dipping low with their waivers this year.

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

Postby Yardbird » Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:05 pm

I think I got all the updates. To clarify: for those who got BU solicits, were they need-based or merit-based (mine was need).

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

Postby cahwc12 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:06 pm

mine was merit 3.4 / 168

I also assume it's based only on lsat score because my GPA doesn't yet show up on LSAC.

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

Postby Yardbird » Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:15 pm

cahwc12 wrote:mine was merit 3.4 / 168

I also assume it's based only on lsat score because my GPA doesn't yet show up on LSAC.
They rejected my merit (3.15 / 174)....
BU School of Law Admissions wrote:Thank you for your interest in Boston University School of Law. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide a merit-based fee waiver by request.
Good thing I've been getting every need-based so far (minus the LSAC one...)

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

Postby TheThriller » Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:44 pm

Mine was merit with way worse numbers

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

Postby Yardbird » Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:55 pm

TheThriller wrote:Mine was merit with way worse numbers
Maybe they knew I'd apply anyways since I'm an undergrad there I already paid 4.5 years worth of tuition.

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

Postby cahwc12 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:42 pm

shadowofjazz wrote:
cahwc12 wrote:mine was merit 3.4 / 168

I also assume it's based only on lsat score because my GPA doesn't yet show up on LSAC.
They rejected my merit (3.15 / 174)....
BU School of Law Admissions wrote:Thank you for your interest in Boston University School of Law. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide a merit-based fee waiver by request.
Good thing I've been getting every need-based so far (minus the LSAC one...)


when did you apply for one? mine was received september 5th

XXXXXXX:

I write to let you know that your application fee waiver has been approved. When you apply through LSAC, the application fee will automatically be waived. Should you have any issues when applying, please contact us via email, with your LSAC number, at bulawadm@bu.edu.

Again, thank you for your interest in Boston University School of Law. We look forward to receiving your application.

Sincerely,

Nicole Gardner
Senior Program Coordinator
Boston University School of Law
Admissions and Financial Aid
765 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Admissions | 617-353-3100
Financial Aid | 617-353-3160

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

Postby Yardbird » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:54 pm

cahwc12 wrote:when did you apply for one? mine was received september 5th
I applied for the merit on August 18, got a response on Sept 4 saying they don't do merit, but I could submit a need-based. Submitted a need-based on Sept 4 and got it on Sept 5. All from the same person who sent you yours :P

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

Postby Yardbird » Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:01 pm

Columbia does not allow daisy chaining ED's now...interesting cycle. Seems most people can only ED at ONE T-14 now (UNLESS they do UVA > GULC). But GULC's app isn't out yet so that might have changed too.

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

Postby yarsten » Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:54 pm

Just got UVA CRS waiver (hidden, unsolicited)




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