2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby t-14orbust » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:46 pm

Vexed wrote:Also got a Columbia email. Interesting how it very specifically outlined it was based on my LSAT only.


When did you take it?

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby Pneumonia » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:47 pm

Sourrudedude wrote:
t-14orbust wrote:What were everyone's stats for the Columbia e-mail?

I didn't get the Columbia e-mail and haven't checked for a hidden waiver so I don't think it's just numbers-based.


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Postby redsoxfan1989 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:07 pm

Pneumonia wrote:
Sourrudedude wrote:
t-14orbust wrote:What were everyone's stats for the Columbia e-mail?

I didn't get the Columbia e-mail and haven't checked for a hidden waiver so I don't think it's just numbers-based.


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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby cotiger » Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:09 pm

Clemson772 wrote:For those of you waiting on waivers, do you plan to wait it out or just take the financial hit? Also, if you do plan on waiting it out, do you have a deadline set where you're going to submit regardless of waiver status?

FYI...my deadline is a week before October scores come out.


I'm just waiting on Chicago. Planning on waiting until a week or two after the October results are out.

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby PrizeFighter » Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:16 pm

redsoxfan1989 wrote:
Pneumonia wrote:
Sourrudedude wrote:
t-14orbust wrote:What were everyone's stats for the Columbia e-mail?

I didn't get the Columbia e-mail and haven't checked for a hidden waiver so I don't think it's just numbers-based.


preemptive YP


This seems doubtful to me. I got one like that too and my LSAT score was a 168 which seems low for Columbia.

To what extent do people think fee waivers are actually indicative of one's likelihood of admission this cycle?


I got a this email yesterday based on last October's LSAT (169).

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby lastsamurai » Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:18 pm

I don't think fee waivers give much of an indication of whether or not you'll get in. The schools just want to get the attention of students with scores that would be competitive with their other applicants.

Also - Iowa fee waiver just now.

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Postby cannibal ox » Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:21 pm

USC replied to my request and said they'll be sending a batch out at the end of this week based on stats.

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Postby hephaestus » Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:33 pm

lastsamurai wrote:I don't think fee waivers give much of an indication of whether or not you'll get in. The schools just want to get the attention of students with scores that would be competitive with their other applicants.

Also - Iowa fee waiver just now.

They are also frequently given out to non-competitive applicants to improve selectivity. Though you should be able to pretty easily tell when this happens.

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby t-14orbust » Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:34 pm

PrizeFighter wrote:
redsoxfan1989 wrote:
This seems doubtful to me. I got one like that too and my LSAT score was a 168 which seems low for Columbia.

To what extent do people think fee waivers are actually indicative of one's likelihood of admission this cycle?


I got a this email yesterday based on last October's LSAT (169).


ImNoScar wrote:They are also frequently given out to non-competitive applicants to improve selectivity. Though you should be able to pretty easily tell when this happens.

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby andapieceoftoast » Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:47 pm

ImNoScar wrote:
lastsamurai wrote:I don't think fee waivers give much of an indication of whether or not you'll get in. The schools just want to get the attention of students with scores that would be competitive with their other applicants.

Also - Iowa fee waiver just now.

They are also frequently given out to non-competitive applicants to improve selectivity. Though you should be able to pretty easily tell when this happens.


Well that sucks. Kind of a harsh thing to do. I understand the reality of schools needing to care about numbers, but that just seems unnecessary.

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Postby t-14orbust » Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:56 pm

andapieceoftoast wrote:
ImNoScar wrote:
lastsamurai wrote:I don't think fee waivers give much of an indication of whether or not you'll get in. The schools just want to get the attention of students with scores that would be competitive with their other applicants.

Also - Iowa fee waiver just now.

They are also frequently given out to non-competitive applicants to improve selectivity. Though you should be able to pretty easily tell when this happens.


Well that sucks. Kind of a harsh thing to do. I understand the reality of schools needing to care about numbers, but that just seems unnecessary.


lol the free app is still worth a shot! who knows what might happen

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby redsoxfan1989 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:57 pm

t-14orbust wrote:
andapieceoftoast wrote:
ImNoScar wrote:
lastsamurai wrote:I don't think fee waivers give much of an indication of whether or not you'll get in. The schools just want to get the attention of students with scores that would be competitive with their other applicants.

Also - Iowa fee waiver just now.

They are also frequently given out to non-competitive applicants to improve selectivity. Though you should be able to pretty easily tell when this happens.


Well that sucks. Kind of a harsh thing to do. I understand the reality of schools needing to care about numbers, but that just seems unnecessary.


lol the free app is still worth a shot! who knows what might happen


$25 to LSAC per application adds up fast.

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby andapieceoftoast » Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:58 pm

t-14orbust wrote:
andapieceoftoast wrote:
ImNoScar wrote:
lastsamurai wrote:I don't think fee waivers give much of an indication of whether or not you'll get in. The schools just want to get the attention of students with scores that would be competitive with their other applicants.

Also - Iowa fee waiver just now.

They are also frequently given out to non-competitive applicants to improve selectivity. Though you should be able to pretty easily tell when this happens.


Well that sucks. Kind of a harsh thing to do. I understand the reality of schools needing to care about numbers, but that just seems unnecessary.


lol the free app is still worth a shot! who knows what might happen


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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby kosullivan23 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:01 pm

Got the Columbia waiver with a 169 lsat. I just found it a little odd that the email specifically mentioned that it doesn't necessarily indicate they would take favorable action on my app because Columbia considers many factors other than lsat score. Since I would assume that my lsat score would be the main reason I wouldn't get in to Columbia, rather than any other factors?

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby HOS » Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:54 am

Faulkner Law fee waiver just in... where is Faulkner law? Has anyone every heard of it?

Good job on the fee waiver to Columbia with a 169, by the way.

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Postby anubis1911 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:58 am

I got a Columbia waiver with a 165. I'm a URM though...that probably helped. I still don't understand how that all works

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby Toby Ziegler » Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:10 am

Iowa unsolicited...again.

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Postby Winston1984 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:13 am

HOS wrote:Faulkner Law fee waiver just in... where is Faulkner law? Has anyone every heard of it?

Good job on the fee waiver to Columbia with a 169, by the way.


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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby Instinctive » Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:29 pm

Got a Penn one yesterday.

No others yet. And I've got near perfect LSAT and GPA. Interesting.

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby andapieceoftoast » Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:47 pm

Instinctive wrote:Got a Penn one yesterday.

No others yet. And I've got near perfect LSAT and GPA. Interesting.


I'm sure you'll end up getting some more love. Jealous of those stats. Well, I guess even in the worst case scenario with fee waivers you'll be vindicated when you have your pick of HYS with scholarships...

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Postby BruinRegents » Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:01 pm

Got one from Michigan State today. It has a December 31st expiration date.

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby lawbeahs » Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:18 pm

Anyone had any luck with BC? I requested, was told to re-request later in Sep., then re-requested when the app opened, and I havn't heard anything back.

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby cannibal ox » Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:35 pm

lawbeahs wrote:Anyone had any luck with BC? I requested, was told to re-request later in Sep., then re-requested when the app opened, and I havn't heard anything back.


Same. They told me to request it when they application opened, except it had already opened, so it seemed like they were just sending that response to everyone. I haven't re-requested.

Edit: Pepperdine unsolicited waiver.

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby emmybee » Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:47 pm

Not fee waiver related but:

Did anyone else get an email from Yale today about an admissions webinar? It was targeted at my UG and another school near my UG. I haven't heard of Yale doing anything like this before, was curious if they did this for other UGs too. Why Yale would need/want to host an online event like this?

"Yale Law School welcomes the opportunity to speak with you regarding your plans for pursuing your legal education. Please join us for a video webinar with other prospective law school applicants from _____________ (UG here). Sue Paik, Director of Recruitment, will be on hand to answer your questions about legal education, the application process, and life at Yale Law School..."

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Re: 2013-2014 Fee Waivers Rolling In

Postby Lavitz » Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:43 am

emmybee wrote:Not fee waiver related but:

Did anyone else get an email from Yale today about an admissions webinar? It was targeted at my UG and another school near my UG. I haven't heard of Yale doing anything like this before, was curious if they did this for other UGs too. Why Yale would need/want to host an online event like this?

"Yale Law School welcomes the opportunity to speak with you regarding your plans for pursuing your legal education. Please join us for a video webinar with other prospective law school applicants from _____________ (UG here). Sue Paik, Director of Recruitment, will be on hand to answer your questions about legal education, the application process, and life at Yale Law School..."

Yale has always done that. It's cheaper than the alternative of sending admissions officers to visit undergrads and convince students to apply, which is a regular part of admissions. They still do some visits though. Their schedule is here: http://www.law.yale.edu/admissions/recruiting.htm

And Yale may be Yale, but they'd still like as many apps as possible. I remember before the deadline last cycle, they e-mailed a bunch of people through CRS, reminding them of the deadline and encouraging them to apply.




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