Merit-based fee waiver solicitation

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kobe1020
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Merit-based fee waiver solicitation

Postby kobe1020 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:49 pm

Just got my new score, obviously not high enough to present it on TLS but it does open the windows of some T14 for me. so I wonder what your LSAT/GPA needs to be in order to for you to at least have a shot at email soliciting fee waiver? Is median enough or it has to be at/above 75%?

Thank you all and good luck to everyone who is getting score today and applying!!

mach9zero
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Re: Merit-based fee waiver solicitation

Postby mach9zero » Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:19 pm

I've found that if you contact the admissions department, as long as you're within the 25th+ range, they're happy to give you a code. Plus it's an easy way to get in contact with the university and show that you're truly interested.

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berndie90
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Re: Merit-based fee waiver solicitation

Postby berndie90 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:20 pm

Never hurts to ask! Although I've found that some schools say no even if I'm above their 75th percentiles.

kobe1020
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Re: Merit-based fee waiver solicitation

Postby kobe1020 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:38 am

Yeah I asked UT but they said it only goes through CRS to determine who gets a fee waiver. I'm between median and 75%. Still never hurt to ask. Thanks guys

inlovewithpiper
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Re: Merit-based fee waiver solicitation

Postby inlovewithpiper » Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:57 pm

kobe1020 wrote:Yeah I asked UT but they said it only goes through CRS to determine who gets a fee waiver. I'm between median and 75%. Still never hurt to ask. Thanks guys


Same. I'm above both 25th %s and got told CRS only.

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Robbin Blue
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Re: Merit-based fee waiver solicitation

Postby Robbin Blue » Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:16 pm

Yeah, just go ahead and ask everywhere you apply. Make sure to include your GPA/LSAT and LSAC account number, and don't ramble. I was granted a waiver everywhere I asked (except Duke- wtf, guys), which saved me about $750. DEFINITELY worth your time, even if your numbers aren't spectacular by the school's standards.




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