What criteria are Schools using to email waivers?

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Kevinlomax
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What criteria are Schools using to email waivers?

Postby Kevinlomax » Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:30 pm

I have been getting a lot of unsolicited app fee waivers recently, is there any indication that these schools are offering fee waivers because they think you are an attractive applicant? Is there any correlation?

or is it just random? (if you took the DEC LSAT for example)

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RhymesLikeDimes
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Re: What criteria are Schools using to email waivers?

Postby RhymesLikeDimes » Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:57 pm

Within similar LSAT/GPA ranges, it seems fairly random. I've gotten fee waivers from T14 schools that people with better numbers have not gotten, and vice-versa.

Most schools send them based on LSAT scores, and some are much more liberal with them than others.
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Re: What criteria are Schools using to email waivers?

Postby TheSpanishMain » Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:58 pm

Make sure you also ask about waivers for veterans.

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Re: What criteria are Schools using to email waivers?

Postby Kevinlomax » Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:01 pm

just wondering because I have gotten some from schools outside of my ranges

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Re: What criteria are Schools using to email waivers?

Postby KingJamesLBJ » Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:29 pm

Kevinlomax wrote:just wondering because I have gotten some from schools outside of my ranges


So they can deny you and boost medians.

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Re: What criteria are Schools using to email waivers?

Postby Kevinlomax » Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:32 pm

KingJamesLBJ wrote:
Kevinlomax wrote:just wondering because I have gotten some from schools outside of my ranges


So they can deny you and boost medians.



nice.

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Re: What criteria are Schools using to email waivers?

Postby phillywc » Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:37 pm

Kevinlomax wrote:
KingJamesLBJ wrote:So they can deny you and boost medians.



nice.

He doesn't say it the nicest way, and they do end up admitting some students below both medians if they have incredible stories or whatever, but schools are ranked partially based on what percentage of students they accept. If you think you'd really like to go, throw an app, it can't hurt.

That or retake the LSAT.

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Re: What criteria are Schools using to email waivers?

Postby Kevinlomax » Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:04 pm

phillywc wrote:
Kevinlomax wrote:
KingJamesLBJ wrote:So they can deny you and boost medians.



nice.

He doesn't say it the nicest way, and they do end up admitting some students below both medians if they have incredible stories or whatever, but schools are ranked partially based on what percentage of students they accept. If you think you'd really like to go, throw an app, it can't hurt.

That or retake the LSAT.



Makes sense. So they get as many people to apply as possible, deny as many as they can and use the deny % to boost their "exclusivity".

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Re: What criteria are Schools using to email waivers?

Postby cron1834 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:44 am

I've had good luck simply emailing admissions offices and asking (I didn't sign up for CRS) politely with my LSAT/GPA. The worst they can do is tell you "no," right? I've had about a 2/3 success rate thus far.

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Re: What criteria are Schools using to email waivers?

Postby KingJamesLBJ » Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:27 am

cron1834 wrote:I've had good luck simply emailing admissions offices and asking (I didn't sign up for CRS) politely with my LSAT/GPA. The worst they can do is tell you "no," right? I've had about a 2/3 success rate thus far.



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Re: What criteria are Schools using to email waivers?

Postby cron1834 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:49 am

Is there no relationship between unsolicited waivers and successful requests?

Also, I am tipsy. Just being honest. Hence my midnight TLS posting!

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Re: What criteria are Schools using to email waivers?

Postby Danger Zone » Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:51 am

Responding to the thread title: does this candidate have a pulse?




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