3.8 GPA, 170 LSAT. Why don't I have any fee waivers?

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3.8 GPA, 170 LSAT. Why don't I have any fee waivers?

Postby rustyburger2 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 6:52 pm

I thought I was desirable :(

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Re: 3.8 GPA, 170 LSAT. Why don't I have any fee waivers?

Postby xylocarp » Mon Dec 08, 2014 6:58 pm

do you have CRS turned on in your LSAC account?

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Re: 3.8 GPA, 170 LSAT. Why don't I have any fee waivers?

Postby rustyburger2 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:04 pm

xylocarp wrote:do you have CRS turned on in your LSAC account?


Fuck. No I don't.

I'm doing it now, will the fee waivers come rolling in immediately, or am I going to have to wait?

Because I want them. I want them bad.

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Re: 3.8 GPA, 170 LSAT. Why don't I have any fee waivers?

Postby Kratos » Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:06 pm

If they dont just e-mail and ask for them

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Re: 3.8 GPA, 170 LSAT. Why don't I have any fee waivers?

Postby rustyburger2 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:19 pm

Kratos wrote:If they dont just e-mail and ask for them


Damn, I might have to do that. This is upsetting, I was hoping to get them out today.

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Re: 3.8 GPA, 170 LSAT. Why don't I have any fee waivers?

Postby hillz » Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:03 am

rustyburger2 wrote:
Kratos wrote:If they dont just e-mail and ask for them


Damn, I might have to do that. This is upsetting, I was hoping to get them out today.


Some schools will get back to you almost immediately so if I were you, I would go ahead and email the school. Look for the 2014-2015 Fee Waivers Thread for more tips and to see who gives them out. The worst thing that can happen is that they say no or say wait for the next CRS wave.

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Re: 3.8 GPA, 170 LSAT. Why don't I have any fee waivers?

Postby RCSOB657 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:17 am

hillz wrote:
rustyburger2 wrote:
Kratos wrote:If they dont just e-mail and ask for them


Damn, I might have to do that. This is upsetting, I was hoping to get them out today.


Some schools will get back to you almost immediately so if I were you, I would go ahead and email the school. Look for the 2014-2015 Fee Waivers Thread for more tips and to see who gives them out. The worst thing that can happen is that they say no or say wait for the next CRS wave.


If you want them today, you will be able to call some schools as well.

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Postby ymmv » Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:23 am

Kratos wrote:If they dont just e-mail and ask for them


And if that doesn't work, fill out the brief financial hardship form the school probably has on the admission section of their website.

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Re: 3.8 GPA, 170 LSAT. Why don't I have any fee waivers?

Postby rustyburger2 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:29 am

Thanks for the advice guys. In emailing, should I tell them my LSAT score and GPA? Or do they have access to that?

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Re: 3.8 GPA, 170 LSAT. Why don't I have any fee waivers?

Postby ymmv » Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:30 am

rustyburger2 wrote:Thanks for the advice guys. In emailing, should I tell them my LSAT score and GPA? Or do they have access to that?


Include it in the email along with your LSAC number.

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Re: 3.8 GPA, 170 LSAT. Why don't I have any fee waivers?

Postby RCSOB657 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:33 am

rustyburger2 wrote:Thanks for the advice guys. In emailing, should I tell them my LSAT score and GPA? Or do they have access to that?


In any general communication give them your name and LSAC ID number, unless you get personal with a specific adcom person. This goes for phone or email. If you're looking for waivers based on academic merit, you are obviously going to need to give them your stats one way or another. Yes they can pull your LSAC profile if you give them your ID, but might as well be open about what you want. You're at least 25-median to every school I know of, don't be a jerk about it but be assertive.

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Re: 3.8 GPA, 170 LSAT. Why don't I have any fee waivers?

Postby rustyburger2 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:06 am

Perfect, thanks for all the help guys!

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Re: 3.8 GPA, 170 LSAT. Why don't I have any fee waivers?

Postby lisjjen » Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:37 am

One suggestion, when you do CRS, tell them that the states you want to work in are like Wyoming and South Dakota.

I honestly told them I wanted to work in California or Washington, DC, and besides USC, I didn't get any fee waivers from any schools in either of those two regions. Wound up going to UT anyways, but it would have saved me a few hundred dollars there in the beginning.

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Re: 3.8 GPA, 170 LSAT. Why don't I have any fee waivers?

Postby rustyburger2 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:45 am

lisjjen wrote:One suggestion, when you do CRS, tell them that the states you want to work in are like Wyoming and South Dakota.

I honestly told them I wanted to work in California or Washington, DC, and besides USC, I didn't get any fee waivers from any schools in either of those two regions. Wound up going to UT anyways, but it would have saved me a few hundred dollars there in the beginning.


Good call, I'll make sure to do that.

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Re: 3.8 GPA, 170 LSAT. Why don't I have any fee waivers?

Postby SPerez » Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:45 pm

rustyburger2 wrote:
xylocarp wrote:do you have CRS turned on in your LSAC account?


Fuck. No I don't.

I'm doing it now, will the fee waivers come rolling in immediately, or am I going to have to wait?

Because I want them. I want them bad.


The waiver system in CRS isn't automatic. Schools have to manually run a process that applies the waivers to the LSAC accounts of whatever groups of applicants they are targeting. It will depend on the school as to how often they run those reports and how they have them set up. There is also a mechanism, for them to mark individual prospects (i.e. not-yet-applicants) for a fee waiver. But you would have had to already be in the CRS database and been downloaded via the same process I mentioned, so if you just turned yours on you might still have to wait.

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