2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

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Postby wsparker » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:05 am

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby kobe1020 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:31 am

Guys, if you attended one or more the lsac forum(s), you will get fee waivers. I even got on from UVA when my numbers are not even close because I attended the Houston forum. Schools are handling them out

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Postby wealtheow » Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:10 pm

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The letter weirdly states that my stats "mirror" their current student pop, but I am well above their 75%. lsat/gpa. This kind of concerns me a little for some reason.

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby paglababa » Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:05 pm

3.9+, 171. I would like to get fee waivers to as many of the t14 schools as I can. I have not gotten anything from these schools yet, but then again my LSAT score just came out today. Will they be sending this automatically in the next few days? My lsac profile is up to date.

Or should I request them? I plan on working on my applications this weekend.

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Postby chizzy » Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:09 pm

kobe1020 wrote:Guys, if you attended one or more the lsac forum(s), you will get fee waivers. I even got on from UVA when my numbers are not even close because I attended the Houston forum. Schools are handling them out


this is what im hoping for. im attending one this weekend and hopefully they are gracious enough to hand out waivers.

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Postby Otunga » Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:12 pm

paglababa wrote:3.9+, 171. I would like to get fee waivers to as many of the t14 schools as I can. I have not gotten anything from these schools yet, but then again my LSAT score just came out today. Will they be sending this automatically in the next few days? My lsac profile is up to date.

Or should I request them? I plan on working on my applications this weekend.


I sent out about five requests tonight trying to get some bites from schools. Maybe we'll get some good ones unsolicited, but I just wanted mine out there in the event that I decide not to retake and send apps out ASAP (since they are done).

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Postby paglababa » Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:49 pm

Otunga wrote:
paglababa wrote:3.9+, 171. I would like to get fee waivers to as many of the t14 schools as I can. I have not gotten anything from these schools yet, but then again my LSAT score just came out today. Will they be sending this automatically in the next few days? My lsac profile is up to date.

Or should I request them? I plan on working on my applications this weekend.


I sent out about five requests tonight trying to get some bites from schools. Maybe we'll get some good ones unsolicited, but I just wanted mine out there in the event that I decide not to retake and send apps out ASAP (since they are done).


Sweet! Write back once you get them. I want to send in my apps before Nov 15th. I'm still considering sitting again for the December test though, but if that happens, it will still not affect when I plan on getting my apps out.

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby Otunga » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:00 am

Solicited waiver from UVA.

Even with a retake looming in Dec, I think I'm applying to UVA on down ASAP. Generally speaking, I'd just like a more concrete rundown of how much more money people can get if they tell the school to consider their higher LSAT score in January.

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby wealtheow » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:07 am

Nice letter in the mail from Duke.

Uh, lame question. Do any of you *respond* to these waivers? (Like, with a thank you or anything? For the schools to which you intend to apply, at least?)

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Postby jk148706 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:43 am

paglababa wrote:
Otunga wrote:
paglababa wrote:3.9+, 171. I would like to get fee waivers to as many of the t14 schools as I can. I have not gotten anything from these schools yet, but then again my LSAT score just came out today. Will they be sending this automatically in the next few days? My lsac profile is up to date.

Or should I request them? I plan on working on my applications this weekend.


I sent out about five requests tonight trying to get some bites from schools. Maybe we'll get some good ones unsolicited, but I just wanted mine out there in the event that I decide not to retake and send apps out ASAP (since they are done).


Sweet! Write back once you get them. I want to send in my apps before Nov 15th. I'm still considering sitting again for the December test though, but if that happens, it will still not affect when I plan on getting my apps out.


I started soliciting waiver fees last night. I received them so far from Michigan, Northwestern, UVA, George Washington, Ohio state and Cincinnati. You have better numbers than me FYI
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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby paglababa » Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:15 am

jk148706 wrote:
paglababa wrote:
Otunga wrote:
paglababa wrote:3.9+, 171. I would like to get fee waivers to as many of the t14 schools as I can. I have not gotten anything from these schools yet, but then again my LSAT score just came out today. Will they be sending this automatically in the next few days? My lsac profile is up to date.

Or should I request them? I plan on working on my applications this weekend.


I sent out about five requests tonight trying to get some bites from schools. Maybe we'll get some good ones unsolicited, but I just wanted mine out there in the event that I decide not to retake and send apps out ASAP (since they are done).


Sweet! Write back once you get them. I want to send in my apps before Nov 15th. I'm still considering sitting again for the December test though, but if that happens, it will still not affect when I plan on getting my apps out.


I started soliciting waiver fees last night. I received them so far from Michigan, Northwester, UVA, ohio state and cincinnati. You have better numbers than me FYI


Thanks! Did you just use the generic admissions email on their websites? How did you word the request?

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby paglababa » Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:15 am

Otunga wrote:Solicited waiver from UVA.

Even with a retake looming in Dec, I think I'm applying to UVA on down ASAP. Generally speaking, I'd just like a more concrete rundown of how much more money people can get if they tell the school to consider their higher LSAT score in January.


+1. I'd also like to know if you can leverage a higher december lsat score to ask for more money post January.

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Postby jk148706 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:17 am

paglababa wrote:
Thanks! Did you just use the generic admissions email on their websites? How did you word the request?


I just used the generic one posted on TLS somewhere. Basically gave them my gpa, lsat, and account number and asked if I qualified.

Only GULC has said no so far.

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby midwest17 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:18 am

When should we expect to start getting fee waivers with good October scores? I'd prefer to get them unsolicited rather than solicited, but I obviously don't want to wait too long.

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Postby lastsamurai » Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:19 am

wealtheow wrote:Nice letter in the mail from Duke.

Uh, lame question. Do any of you *respond* to these waivers? (Like, with a thank you or anything? For the schools to which you intend to apply, at least?)


Lol no...you thank them by applying

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Postby Otunga » Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:21 am

midwest17 wrote:When should we expect to start getting fee waivers with good October scores? I'd prefer to get them unsolicited rather than solicited, but I obviously don't want to wait too long.


Any reason for the preference?

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby lastsamurai » Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:24 am

Otunga wrote:
midwest17 wrote:When should we expect to start getting fee waivers with good October scores? I'd prefer to get them unsolicited rather than solicited, but I obviously don't want to wait too long.


Any reason for the preference?


Naturally you'd rather have the school come to you than you going to them just to feel wanted, but I would probably give it a week (since scores just came out) and then start soliciting. After the June exam, the T14 took over a month to start giving out waivers, but I bet they'll be quicker after October since the cycle is well under way.

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby Otunga » Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:28 am

lastsamurai wrote:
Otunga wrote:
midwest17 wrote:When should we expect to start getting fee waivers with good October scores? I'd prefer to get them unsolicited rather than solicited, but I obviously don't want to wait too long.


Any reason for the preference?


Naturally you'd rather have the school come to you than you going to them just to feel wanted, but I would probably give it a week (since scores just came out) and then start soliciting. After the June exam, the T14 took over a month to start giving out waivers, but I bet they'll be quicker after October since the cycle is well under way.


Right. I see. If one really wants Duke, for example, then they'd probably be more confident in their admissions chances if they were given an unsolicited waiver. I doubt it means anything for admissions chances other than the school being more desperate, though.

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby midwest17 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:06 am

Otunga wrote:
lastsamurai wrote:
Otunga wrote:
midwest17 wrote:When should we expect to start getting fee waivers with good October scores? I'd prefer to get them unsolicited rather than solicited, but I obviously don't want to wait too long.


Any reason for the preference?


Naturally you'd rather have the school come to you than you going to them just to feel wanted, but I would probably give it a week (since scores just came out) and then start soliciting. After the June exam, the T14 took over a month to start giving out waivers, but I bet they'll be quicker after October since the cycle is well under way.


Right. I see. If one really wants Duke, for example, then they'd probably be more confident in their admissions chances if they were given an unsolicited waiver. I doubt it means anything for admissions chances other than the school being more desperate, though.


My thinking is that there's a risk, however small, of coming across as rude for asking about it.

This is probably just a silly personality quirk of mine, but since I'm still waiting on a LOR and polishing my essays, I think it makes sense to wait at least a little while.

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby Otunga » Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:17 am

midwest17 wrote:My thinking is that there's a risk, however small, of coming across as rude for asking about it.

This is probably just a silly personality quirk of mine, but since I'm still waiting on a LOR and polishing my essays, I think it makes sense to wait at least a little while.


You might as well wait, yeah. My apps are basically complete, so that's why I'm anxious to get them out.

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby Techsan23 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:23 pm

Hey guys, USC told me that they are waiving the application fee for everyone applying November 1 - December 31st.
My waivers so far, all unsolicited (only including the top ones I can remember) 3.98, 169
NYU
Penn
Michigan
Virginia
Duke
NU
Cornell
Georgetown
UCLA
Vanderbilt

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby paglababa » Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:49 pm

Techsan23 wrote:Hey guys, USC told me that they are waiving the application fee for everyone applying November 1 - December 31st.
My waivers so far, all unsolicited (only including the top ones I can remember) 3.98, 169
NYU
Penn
Michigan
Virginia
Duke
NU
Cornell
Georgetown
UCLA
Vanderbilt


Did you get all of these via emails from the school? As in, they emailed you to let you know they have a fee waiver for you? I assume your LSAT is from June?

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby Techsan23 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:54 pm

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Did you get all of these via emails from the school? As in, they emailed you to let you know they have a fee waiver for you? I assume your LSAT is from June?[/quote]

Yup, all of them except Michigan. I got Michigan via snail mail.




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