LSP12 wrote:crossingfingers wrote:For those of you who just got UMN: I received a "we invite you to apply" email at about the time that you seem to have received your fee waivers. Is there specific mention of "waiver" or is my invitation implying a waiver? I only ask because I'd really like to avoid requesting a waiver only to hear that "we've already applied one, leave us alone". Thanks in advance for any help.
I received the same "invite to apply email." I called Minnesota to confirm that it was not a waiver and asked if they would be sending out more waivers in the future. The rep said they did not think any more merit waivers would be sent and suggested applying for a financial waiver. I'm a bit confused as to how the waivers were awarded though (my LSAT score/GPA are in a similar range as other TLS posters who expressed receiving a waiver).
Anyone know what would account for this?
My email specifically mentioned my LSAT performance. My GPA won't warrant a merit waiver ay any school. I'm assuming its a hard cutoff at an LSAT score and a hard cutoff at a certain GPA, both of which you may have missed in their CRS search.
Also, this is in line with trying to keep LSAT medians high by giving waivers to high scorers in the hopes that they apply. It is a wee bit unfair though, as I know I'm not applying to UMN and others really need the fee waiver. If I could give mine away I would. Maybe try sending a merit fee waiver request?