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How to solicit fee waivers?

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:58 am
by rglifberg
How do you go about doing this? Also, can this be done for reach schools? Or do they only give fee waivers to auto-admit applicants? I want to throw in a few hail mary applications but i don't really want to pay the fees.

Re: How to solicit fee waivers?

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:00 am
by laura2011
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Re: How to solicit fee waivers?

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:18 am
by cassielam
also wondering as well if anyone could offer info!

Re: How to solicit fee waivers?

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:27 am
by specialsnowflake
Here is the format I used last cycle. I'm assuming you're talking about merit-based fee waivers.

Good morning,

My name is specialsnowflake and I was wondering if (schoolname) offered merit-based application fee waivers, and if I would qualify for one. I recently received my October 2011 LSAT score of xxx. I graduated this past May with an LSDAS GPA of x.xx. My LSAC account number is Lxxxxxxxx.

Thank you for your help,

specialsnowflake

Edit: and for the record, pretty much all of the schools I used this e-mail to gave me fee waivers if they did in fact give merit-based. Except for Rutgers-Camden, I accidentally called them Rutgers-Newark. What pretentious jerks 8)

Re: How to solicit fee waivers?

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:19 am
by 2014
The above format is basically fine. Regarding reach schools they are apt to give you waivers as you might not normally apply and it is to their advantage to get you to app so they can decline you and boost their selectivity. Many if not most schools will only use CRS though.

Re: How to solicit fee waivers?

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:27 pm
by Yardbird
specialsnowflake wrote:Here is the format I used last cycle. I'm assuming you're talking about merit-based fee waivers.

Good morning,

My name is specialsnowflake and I was wondering if (schoolname) offered merit-based application fee waivers, and if I would qualify for one. I recently received my October 2011 LSAT score of xxx. I graduated this past May with an LSDAS GPA of x.xx. My LSAC account number is Lxxxxxxxx.

Thank you for your help,

specialsnowflake

Edit: and for the record, pretty much all of the schools I used this e-mail to gave me fee waivers if they did in fact give merit-based. Except for Rutgers-Camden, I accidentally called them Rutgers-Newark. What pretentious jerks 8)

But then they accepted you in July anyways.

Re: How to solicit fee waivers?

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:32 pm
by specialsnowflake
shadowofjazz wrote:
specialsnowflake wrote:Here is the format I used last cycle. I'm assuming you're talking about merit-based fee waivers.

Good morning,

My name is specialsnowflake and I was wondering if (schoolname) offered merit-based application fee waivers, and if I would qualify for one. I recently received my October 2011 LSAT score of xxx. I graduated this past May with an LSDAS GPA of x.xx. My LSAC account number is Lxxxxxxxx.

Thank you for your help,

specialsnowflake

Edit: and for the record, pretty much all of the schools I used this e-mail to gave me fee waivers if they did in fact give merit-based. Except for Rutgers-Camden, I accidentally called them Rutgers-Newark. What pretentious jerks 8)

But then they accepted you in July anyways.


Ironically, yes, they did :P