LoganFL wrote: Typhoon24 wrote:
LoganFL wrote:Got one from Penn, Mich (with handwritten note), Duke, Northwestern (doesn't have the date deadline as others seem to have), W+M, W+L, Emory (who told me they'd only grant me one when I solicited if I qualified for need based under LSAC then sent one anyway?), Alabama, UVA, and Mich St.
And all this with a LSAC 3.70 and measly 160 LSAT (Plan on a Dec. retake)
What the hell does this all mean, I'm under medians and even 25% on LSAT for all of these schools and they still are waiving my fees. Are they all just trying to boost their app rates or does the GPA factor cause them to send out these waivers? I'm a bit confused and it's making me a little nervous getting these.
Are you a urm?
I have White/Caucasian and South American checked in my LSAC file (my dad's from Guyana) but don't think that qualifies as URM.
I'm interested in this as well. I've been granted fee waivers for several schools where I'm below the LSAT median (or even below the 25th at Duke). Anyone have a guess as to what kind of correlation there is between a merit-based fee waiver award and acceptances? I assume schools are just fishing for as many apps as possible, but it seems so cynical...it'd be like flying a college football prospect in to visit your school knowing that you won't offer him a spot, only to appear more selective.
Anyway, here's my update (163/3.83):Unsolicited
William & Mary
Rutgers - Camden
Lewis & Clark
...some others that I can't rememberSolicited and Granted
Iowa (likely...need to submit the official form, but I meet their criteria)Denied or told to come back later/wait for CRS
Minnesota (only through CRS...but come on, I'm an alum! No love for Gopher grads?!)
UF (no merit based waivers)
UNC (same as UF)
Vanderbilt (only through CRS)
GWU (told to come back in Oct)
South Dakota (straight up denied)
Houston (only need-based)