2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby drevo » Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:53 pm

melodygreenleaf wrote:Just out of curiosity, are there any T14 schools you would not apply to without a fee waiver?


Northwestern, GULC, UVA. Also a fee waiver from Duke persuaded me to apply. The only non-T14 schools I am applying to are USC/UCLA which both gave me waivers but I would've applied anyway because I am from California and currently live in Southern California so they are my "safety" schools I guess. Though I hate that term because it feels like I'm jinxing myself. The reason why I wasn't considering applying to some of those schools without a waiver is that I am a CA baby and want to live my life in CA after law school so if I have to leave CA I'd prefer for it be somewhere like NY. I know the weather situation is going to be a shock no matter where I move outside of CA, but if I am going to move I'd like to at least experience a full on metropolis.

jaesonko wrote:^same, but I don't intend on applying on schools outside t14 even with fee waiver. I don't really know why 14 is the cutoff except that TLS told me so :?


I was just thinking this the other day and actually looked up why the T14 is the cutoff. What I found is that since the US News Rankings have been around the T14 have pretty much remained the same schools. They obviously move around amongst themselves within the T14, but for the most part the actual schools remained the same. This was only after some minor looking into it.

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby californiauser » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:25 pm

drevo wrote:
melodygreenleaf wrote:
jaesonko wrote:^same, but I don't intend on applying on schools outside t14 even with fee waiver. I don't really know why 14 is the cutoff except that TLS told me so :?


I was just thinking this the other day and actually looked up why the T14 is the cutoff. What I found is that since the US News Rankings have been around the T14 have pretty much remained the same schools. They obviously move around amongst themselves within the T14, but for the most part the actual schools remained the same. This was only after some minor looking into it.


T14 is all the schools that have been T10 at some point.

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby drevo » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:41 pm

californiauser wrote:
drevo wrote:
melodygreenleaf wrote:
jaesonko wrote:^same, but I don't intend on applying on schools outside t14 even with fee waiver. I don't really know why 14 is the cutoff except that TLS told me so :?


I was just thinking this the other day and actually looked up why the T14 is the cutoff. What I found is that since the US News Rankings have been around the T14 have pretty much remained the same schools. They obviously move around amongst themselves within the T14, but for the most part the actual schools remained the same. This was only after some minor looking into it.


T14 is all the schools that have been T10 at some point.


Ah, thank you for that clarification.

cannibal ox wrote:Yeah, got that Harvard email. My numbers aren't close to Harvard so I automatically assumed it was just some basic info. I feel for anyone seriously considering HLS who thought it was anything else.


I'm at their LSAT 75th but below their GPA 25th and I saw that email show up and thought "no way is this what I think it is." Then, after reading it, I knew I didn't just happen to hit the lucky jackpot somehow. I reluctantly came to this thread to confirm that I was indeed not a special snowflake.

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby RhymesLikeDimes » Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:20 pm

Sorry if this has been answered, but is there a list of schools that auto-waive the application fee for us poor folks who got the LSAC Fee Waiver?

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby Chriz » Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:42 am

Why does Cornell hate me? I got fee waivers from Northwestern, Michigan (need based), and UVA but Cornell rejected me for merit and for need-based waivers. I really wanted to apply there but cannot justify the huge price. :(

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby jaesonko » Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:15 am

Went to the Mich table at UCLAs law fair today and received a fee waiver. They didn't ask my numbers or anything

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Postby drevo » Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:29 am

jaesonko wrote:Went to the Mich table at UCLAs law fair today and received a fee waiver. They didn't ask my numbers or anything


This just reminded me I missed the law fair at UCSD last week. Michigan is one of the last ones I need and it would've been that easy. Damn.

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby emmybee » Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:26 pm

RhymesLikeDimes wrote:Sorry if this has been answered, but is there a list of schools that auto-waive the application fee for us poor folks who got the LSAC Fee Waiver?


I believe all of the T14s except Yale, Stanford, and Northwestern auto-waive for LSAC need based waiver recipients. Stanford and Northwestern have applications where you submit some info and your verification letter and hopefully waive it. Not sure if Yale has this. Hope that helps!

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby bombaysippin » Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:07 pm

Anyone think Cornell will send more emails with waivers? :cry:

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Postby Lavitz » Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:50 pm

Bajam wrote:Anyone think Cornell will send more emails with waivers? :cry:

They sent like 3 separate waves at the beginning of the cycle, so maybe.

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Postby paglababa » Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:28 pm

I think I've got everything except Mich now. And ofcourse Berk, but I'm not going to apply there anyway.

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby milkandcheerios » Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:24 pm

never got a snail mail or e-mail waiver from mich but i got an e-mail today from the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association that essentially said "we heard you got a fee waiver so we really want to encourage you to apply."

so i guess this means i have a hidden waiver? or maybe the admissions office just messed up...:/

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby cannibal ox » Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:14 pm

Notre Dame via email, their "fast-track application", but I can't seem to find any information about how fast they promise to be.

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Postby t-14orbust » Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:22 pm

cannibal ox wrote:Notre Dame via email, their "fast-track application", but I can't seem to find any information about how fast they promise to be.


10 biz dayz

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Postby bombaysippin » Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:42 pm

Lavitz wrote:
Bajam wrote:Anyone think Cornell will send more emails with waivers? :cry:

They sent like 3 separate waves at the beginning of the cycle, so maybe.


I got the regular email sans the waiver from my June exam. I'm hoping they send me a new one with the waiver.

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby leroyjenkins6969 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:06 pm

milkandcheerios wrote:never got a snail mail or e-mail waiver from mich but i got an e-mail today from the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association that essentially said "we heard you got a fee waiver so we really want to encourage you to apply."

so i guess this means i have a hidden waiver? or maybe the admissions office just messed up...:/


It sounds like you have a hidden waiver. My Michigan waiver was also hidden.

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby RhymesLikeDimes » Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:58 pm

emmybee wrote:
RhymesLikeDimes wrote:Sorry if this has been answered, but is there a list of schools that auto-waive the application fee for us poor folks who got the LSAC Fee Waiver?


I believe all of the T14s except Yale, Stanford, and Northwestern auto-waive for LSAC need based waiver recipients. Stanford and Northwestern have applications where you submit some info and your verification letter and hopefully waive it. Not sure if Yale has this. Hope that helps!


Thanks! That is awesome. Y/S were the only two T14s I wasn't going to bother applying to anyway.

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby angels2fly » Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:14 pm

RhymesLikeDimes wrote:
emmybee wrote:
RhymesLikeDimes wrote:I believe all of the T14s except Yale, Stanford, and Northwestern auto-waive for LSAC need based waiver recipients. Stanford and Northwestern have applications where you submit some info and your verification letter and hopefully waive it. Not sure if Yale has this. Hope that helps!


Thanks! That is awesome. Y/S were the only two T14s I wasn't going to bother applying to anyway.


If you're looking to apply to UT, they don't honor the LSAC waiver but do have a separate process for need based waivers.

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby Otunga » Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:44 pm

Got the Duke PT thing in the mail. Lol at the weather comparisons...though that is something to consider if you're considering Duke and peer t14s. That COL difference between Durham and the major cities is fairly substantial, as well.

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby wtrc » Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:18 pm

The T14 I didn't receive waivers to: HYS, Columbia, NYU, Berkeley

I'm a bit surprised by Columbia and NYU. Applied everywhere in T14 already but Yale and those two (waiting on the waiver), but I guess no waiver coming... :(

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Postby jk148706 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:02 pm

Iowa and Penn St today

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby neprep » Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:11 am

wtrc wrote:The T14 I didn't receive waivers to: HYS, Columbia, NYU, Berkeley

I'm a bit surprised by Columbia and NYU. Applied everywhere in T14 already but Yale and those two (waiting on the waiver), but I guess no waiver coming... :(


Really, no NYU or Columbia? Your numbers are stronger than mine, coins. So definitely this means that waiver = don't get too excited, you're not that special. :(

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby Otunga » Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:20 pm

neprep wrote:
wtrc wrote:The T14 I didn't receive waivers to: HYS, Columbia, NYU, Berkeley

I'm a bit surprised by Columbia and NYU. Applied everywhere in T14 already but Yale and those two (waiting on the waiver), but I guess no waiver coming... :(


Really, no NYU or Columbia? Your numbers are stronger than mine, coins. So definitely this means that waiver = don't get too excited, you're not that special. :(


Indeed, it makes sense I'd get the NYU waiver. According to myLSN, I'm about a 60% admit there paying sticker or close to it.

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby JustHawkin » Sat Nov 16, 2013 1:40 pm

Mich in the snail mail today!




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