Law School Application Super Spreadsheet, 2012-2013

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02889
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Re: Law School AppReqs & Fee Waiver Tracker 2012-2013

Postby 02889 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:40 pm

Is anyone else who is 1+ years out of school getting a ton of emails about law school deans/officials going to their campuses? I don't know how to indicate more clearly on CRS that I am no longer in the same state.

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

Postby EttaJ » Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:54 pm

I know, right?

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

Postby tonton » Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:58 pm

Just got the Columbia fee waiver email, so they have started coming out. If someone has already put this up, forgive me shadowofjazz

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

Postby RSterling » Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:05 pm

tonton wrote:Just got the Columbia fee waiver email, so they have started coming out. If someone has already put this up, forgive me shadowofjazz


Numbers? Had you already seen a hidden waiver?

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

Postby cahwc12 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:25 pm

WhiteyCakes wrote:University of Georgia won't leave me alone


yeah I've gotten 4 snailmails from them so far...

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

Postby tonton » Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:40 pm

RSterling wrote:
tonton wrote:Just got the Columbia fee waiver email, so they have started coming out. If someone has already put this up, forgive me shadowofjazz


Numbers? Had you already seen a hidden waiver?


LSAT in the 160s. Had not yet checked for a hidden waiver.

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

Postby JohnMarshall17 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:51 pm

That's strange. I have a high 3.9 and a high 160, but missed the boat on the Columbia fee waiver and figured it was because of my LSAT score.

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

Postby Yukos » Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:57 pm

This is not to say this is why TonTon received a fee waiver -- maybe she has a high GPA -- but some law schools offer fee waivers to people they don't expect to be admitted, so that they can deny those people and increase their "selectivity."

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

Postby tonton » Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:18 pm

LOL, users on TLS never attempt to sugar coat anything. But yeah it could be that. I do have a high GPA though, and I'm currently in a masters prog at Cambridge, aaand i'm black African, so it could also be a confluence of factors, or I could just be the one of the first few, and you might all get your waivers next week.

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

Postby JohnMarshall17 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:27 pm

Haha well I'm only applying to schools that I receive waivers from with the exception of Stanford and Berkeley. So far I've received waivers from every school I've wanted to apply to, and then Columbia rolled around... So I guess their "selectivity" will go down in my instance because they'll have 1 less application to deny.

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

Postby Yukos » Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:11 pm

tonton wrote:LOL, users on TLS never attempt to sugar coat anything. But yeah it could be that. I do have a high GPA though, and I'm currently in a masters prog at Cambridge, aaand i'm black African, so it could also be a confluence of factors, or I could just be the one of the first few, and you might all get your waivers next week.


This is why I put a disclaimer at the beginning of my post ;) Enjoy what's sure to be a fantastic cycle!

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

Postby Eichörnchen » Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:49 pm

danitt wrote:
geary86 wrote:
cahwc12 wrote:
WhiteyCakes wrote:No way that was actually the repsonse from them


http://i.imgur.com/Pyj5v.png

I just noticed that there is no 'd' on the end of 'base.' :shock:


wow... can't believe my eyes :shock:

Holy shit.

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

Postby TrialLawyer16 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:39 pm

tonton wrote:Just got the Columbia fee waiver email, so they have started coming out. If someone has already put this up, forgive me shadowofjazz

+1. I didn't have a prior hidden waiver from them either. I almost hit my dougie at work when I saw the email

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

Postby EttaJ » Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:42 am

Just received unsolicted University of Texas fee waiver by email. I'm pleasantly surprised; I didn't think they gave those out.

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

Postby 02889 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:42 pm

EttaJ wrote:Just received unsolicted University of Texas fee waiver by email. I'm pleasantly surprised; I didn't think they gave those out.

+1, for applications submitted before 11/1.

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

Postby R86 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:43 pm

EttaJ wrote:Just received unsolicted University of Texas fee waiver by email. I'm pleasantly surprised; I didn't think they gave those out.


Ditto.

Thought this was interesting: "To accept our fee waiver offer, you must apply by November 1, 2012, which is our early decision deadline. Our early decision admission program is nonbinding."

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

Postby Crowing » Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:47 pm

R86 wrote:
EttaJ wrote:Just received unsolicted University of Texas fee waiver by email. I'm pleasantly surprised; I didn't think they gave those out.


Ditto.

Thought this was interesting: "To accept our fee waiver offer, you must apply by November 1, 2012, which is our early decision deadline. Our early decision admission program is nonbinding."


Yeah I guess it's an EA like Cornell. Is there any point in applying even with the waiver if there is absolutely no way I want to work in Texas?

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

Postby WhiteyCakes » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:12 pm

Crowing wrote:
R86 wrote:
EttaJ wrote:Just received unsolicted University of Texas fee waiver by email. I'm pleasantly surprised; I didn't think they gave those out.


Ditto.

Thought this was interesting: "To accept our fee waiver offer, you must apply by November 1, 2012, which is our early decision deadline. Our early decision admission program is nonbinding."


Yeah I guess it's an EA like Cornell. Is there any point in applying even with the waiver if there is absolutely no way I want to work in Texas?


I just asked myself the same thing. IMO it isn't work the $21 LSAC fee

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

Postby BigZuck » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:20 pm

Looks like I missed the UT boat. Makes me sad because I'm in state and it's near the top of my (realistic) list. Oh well, at least I'm poor enough to get dat LSAC waiver for everywhere else.

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

Postby justonemoregame » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:48 pm

02889 wrote:
EttaJ wrote:Just received unsolicted University of Texas fee waiver by email. I'm pleasantly surprised; I didn't think they gave those out.

+1, for applications submitted before 11/1.



No No No, Texas is lying to you guys. Here is an e-mail I received from Texas recently:

Hello,

UT Law does not offer a merit-based application fee waiver. Our application fee waiver is based on financial need and is separate from the LSAT fee waiver.

Need-based requests for waiver of the application fee are considered only if (a) financial need is demonstrated, (b) the applicant presents a competitive academic record, (c) the Law School has a clear interest in admitting the student, and (d) the limit on fee waivers has not been reached. To apply for this type of fee waiver, an applicant must submit an Application for Fee Waiver.

Thank you for your interest in The University of Texas School of Law.

[redacted]
Office of Admissions
The University of Texas School of Law
512.232.1200 | http://www.utexas.edu/law/admissions

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

Postby WhiteyCakes » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:52 pm

justonemoregame wrote:
02889 wrote:
EttaJ wrote:Just received unsolicted University of Texas fee waiver by email. I'm pleasantly surprised; I didn't think they gave those out.

+1, for applications submitted before 11/1.



No No No, Texas is lying to you guys. Here is an e-mail I received from Texas recently:

Hello,

UT Law does not offer a merit-based application fee waiver. Our application fee waiver is based on financial need and is separate from the LSAT fee waiver.

Need-based requests for waiver of the application fee are considered only if (a) financial need is demonstrated, (b) the applicant presents a competitive academic record, (c) the Law School has a clear interest in admitting the student, and (d) the limit on fee waivers has not been reached. To apply for this type of fee waiver, an applicant must submit an Application for Fee Waiver.

Thank you for your interest in The University of Texas School of Law.

[redacted]
Office of Admissions
The University of Texas School of Law
512.232.1200 | http://www.utexas.edu/law/admissions


I see your email, and I raise you one of my own:

"A preliminary review of your credentials indicates that you are a competitive applicant for the UT School of Law. Although we cannot guarantee your admission, we will waiver your application fee provided you apply by 11/1, which is prior to our regular decision deadline of March 1, 2013"

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

Postby justonemoregame » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:57 pm

Should I e-mail a different person and ask for a waiver lol?

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

Postby WhiteyCakes » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:59 pm

justonemoregame wrote:Should I e-mail a different person and ask for a waiver lol?


From the sounds of it, they must only do need-based (even though they mention strong academic record???), unless you are selected for the CRS waiver

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

Postby guinness1547 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:01 pm

I tried to solicit a waiver from them a few weeks ago and got an email back saying "We don't play that shit, yo. Pay up."

Today I received a nice unsolicited one from them.




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