Requesting to defer a fee waiver for an application?

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Yankees1404
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Requesting to defer a fee waiver for an application?

Postby Yankees1404 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:21 pm

I just took the LSAT in October...but I have decided to sit out this cycle of applications and re-take the LSAT in June and then apply. Northeastern, Villanova, St. John's and Richmond all offered me fee waivers, schools on my application list (I am fully aware of the crisis at villanova with the rankings plummeting). Can i request to defer this fee waiver for next year? Have you ever heard of anybody doing this/or would this be unethical to ask? Obviously, by re-taking the LSAT in June I am hoping to either receive a substantial grant from my current schools or get into a top 25 school. None of these schools is particularly high on my list...but if i can save a few hundred bucks to get a few more chances at substantial grant money, I don't see the harm in applying for free. Anyway, thoughts? Yes or no? Also, if i do make this request, would it be better done by email or via phone?

Thanks for your opinions and insight

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Re: Requesting to defer a fee waiver for an application?

Postby onionz » Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:25 pm

Yankees1404 wrote:I just took the LSAT in October...but I have decided to sit out this cycle of applications and re-take the LSAT in June and then apply. Northeastern, Villanova, St. John's and Richmond all offered me fee waivers, schools on my application list (I am fully aware of the crisis at villanova with the rankings plummeting). Can i request to defer this fee waiver for next year? Have you ever heard of anybody doing this/or would this be unethical to ask? Obviously, by re-taking the LSAT in June I am hoping to either receive a substantial grant from my current schools or get into a top 25 school. None of these schools is particularly high on my list...but if i can save a few hundred bucks to get a few more chances at substantial grant money, I don't see the harm in applying for free. Anyway, thoughts? Yes or no? Also, if i do make this request, would it be better done by email or via phone?

Thanks for your opinions and insight


Those schools will most certainly extend fee waivers again next year.

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Re: Requesting to defer a fee waiver for an application?

Postby wert3813 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:39 pm

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Re: Requesting to defer a fee waiver for an application?

Postby Yankees1404 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:12 pm

The above strategy is what I figured. I assume at that point it may be worth mentioning that I was offered a fee waiver the year before but for personal reasons opted to wait one more year?




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