Fee waivers for reapplicants

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amc987
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Fee waivers for reapplicants

Postby amc987 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:59 am

Hey everyone,

My friend had a quick q that she was hoping you could answer. She's reapplying to law school this year (applied 3 cycles ago, decided to do consulting instead of law school, etc.).

As a URM female with a 3.8/174 (October LSAT), she should be getting a ton of fee waivers, but she has yet to receive any from the top 14 schools. She tells me she is signed up with CRS. Does anyone else have experience with this? Is it possible that law schools just aren't giving her fee waivers because she applied previously?

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Re: Fee waivers for reapplicants

Postby midwest17 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:11 am

Did she change the intended matriculation date on CRS? She may need to solicit -- it could be that they disfavor reapplicants, or it could just be bad luck. As the discussion in the fee waivers threads demonstrate, it's not always obvious why some people get waivers and others don't.

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Re: Fee waivers for reapplicants

Postby dempsey6 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:45 am

I posted this in the other thread, but what is the best way to solicit them?

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Re: Fee waivers for reapplicants

Postby midwest17 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:12 pm

dempsey6 wrote:I posted this in the other thread, but what is the best way to solicit them?


TCR seems to be just email the admissions office with something along the lines of "Hai. Applications costs lots of $$$, can I get a fee waiver? These are my stats: XXX/X.XX."

I haven't done it yet, so that that FWIW.

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Re: Fee waivers for reapplicants

Postby altoid99 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:43 pm

As a re-applicant, I've had a similar experience. Registered for CRS and changed admission cycle, but still nothing (even after a much better LSAT score than last time). I've successfully solicited by e-mailing schools I intend to apply to though.




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