Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby taxman14 » Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:24 pm

pleasesendhelp wrote:
taxman14 wrote:
ashrice13 wrote:
taxman14 wrote:
curry4bfast wrote:
taxman14 wrote:
curry4bfast wrote:Received unsolicited from Columbia this morning.


Just curious when did you take the LSAT / what did you get?


Back in June and only a 166, but a GPA above their 75th. Pretty surprised, but its probably an attempt to decrease their acceptance rate.


very interesting haha I took mine last December and have > 75ths in both but no fee waiver haha, so you're probably right?

I think that schools just don't send them out to people who are far above their medians. I don't think it's necessarily that they are going for a decreased acceptance rate...it's probably also that they can only send out so many fee waivers and they aren't going to set them to every single person who scored from their 25th all the way up to 4.0/180. They need to cut it off somewhere.

I've concluded this after conducting a completely unbiased and totally scientific study on myself wherein I didn't get fee waivers from anyone that I was over both 75ths for (except for TTT schools).


See that's bizarre though because I had fee waivers from every T14 and was able to get need-based fee waivers from HYS. So Columbia was the one outlier - no clue what happened there and they were totally biatches about negotiating or being open to need-based or even pulling through CRS. Whatever - shame I had to waste $115 though


Did you get approved for fee waivers from LSAC and Columbia still didn't waive the fee?


No LSAC is incredibly stingy. They have to waive it if LSAC does so that wouldn't even be a question here

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby pipipipi » Wed Nov 09, 2016 2:23 am

Any one has a spare GULC fee waiver code to give? The application fee is way too expensive for me to afford, and I didn't solicit succesfully. (I have CLS, Michigan, UVA etc.)

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby hellohalo » Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:53 am

pipipipi wrote:Any one has a spare GULC fee waiver code to give? The application fee is way too expensive for me to afford, and I didn't solicit succesfully. (I have CLS, Michigan, UVA etc.)

I got a need-based waiver... Maybe you should try.

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby pipipipi » Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:11 pm

hellohalo wrote:
pipipipi wrote:Any one has a spare GULC fee waiver code to give? The application fee is way too expensive for me to afford, and I didn't solicit succesfully. (I have CLS, Michigan, UVA etc.)

I got a need-based waiver... Maybe you should try.


Thank you for the suggestion. Unfortunately, not a US citizen and thus unqualified for basically any need-based stuff.
I was offered a fee waiver by GULC last cycle (didn't apply to any schools last year) irronically.

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby proteinshake » Wed Nov 09, 2016 1:56 pm

pipipipi wrote:
hellohalo wrote:
pipipipi wrote:Any one has a spare GULC fee waiver code to give? The application fee is way too expensive for me to afford, and I didn't solicit succesfully. (I have CLS, Michigan, UVA etc.)

I got a need-based waiver... Maybe you should try.


Thank you for the suggestion. Unfortunately, not a US citizen and thus unqualified for basically any need-based stuff.
I was offered a fee waiver by GULC last cycle (didn't apply to any schools last year) irronically.

did you check if the one from last year carried over to this year? mine did.

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby hellohalo » Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:03 am

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby hellohalo » Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:04 am

pipipipi wrote:
hellohalo wrote:
pipipipi wrote:Any one has a spare GULC fee waiver code to give? The application fee is way too expensive for me to afford, and I didn't solicit succesfully. (I have CLS, Michigan, UVA etc.)

I got a need-based waiver... Maybe you should try.


Thank you for the suggestion. Unfortunately, not a US citizen and thus unqualified for basically any need-based stuff.
I was offered a fee waiver by GULC last cycle (didn't apply to any schools last year) irronically.



I'm a non-citizen. International applicants are eligible for need based waivers. They are not federal support.
I got rejected by BU, GULC and cornell on merit waivers. I then filled need based forms. I got all.

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby YoungSimba » Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:24 am

Forward them the fee waiver from last year with a really nice note saying "I received this last cycle. I tried using it this cycle but it doesn't seem to be working. May I please have another..." Works for some schools but Gtown seems to be randomly stingy with fee waivers even when you have good numbers

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby ashrice13 » Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:15 pm

I don't mean to make anyone jealous but I seriously just got an unsolicited waiver from Cooley. Keep the hope alive guys...you might get one soon!!

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby badgalriri9 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:44 pm

Has anyone successfully solicited a UMich fee waiver?

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby poptart123 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:04 pm

YoungSimba wrote:Forward them the fee waiver from last year with a really nice note saying "I received this last cycle. I tried using it this cycle but it doesn't seem to be working. May I please have another..." Works for some schools but Gtown seems to be randomly stingy with fee waivers even when you have good numbers


this worked with Mich

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby wygsys » Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:40 pm

badgalriri9 wrote:Has anyone successfully solicited a UMich fee waiver?


I did. Go for it and good luck.

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby chris23topher » Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:01 pm

My stats are 156 LSAT, 3.68, URM

Unsolicited Fee Waivers (Top 20):
Michigan
UPenn

Others:
Idaho
Houston
Michigan State
Iowa

I registered with CRS about 2 or 3 weeks ago.
I am pretty confused by the Michigan and UPenn unsolicited fee waivers, as they both came with encouraging emails and admissions packets sent to my house. Maybe they want to keep their admit rate low, but I applied to them anyways.

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby Alexandros » Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:32 pm

Just got Cornell (unsolicited)

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby Pozzo » Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:46 pm

Got Duke yesterday to round out T14 (sans HYSChiB)

Who got Chicago? Numbers?

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby JD_Kingfish » Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:49 pm

Pozzo wrote:Got Duke yesterday to round out T14 (sans HYSChiB)

Who got Chicago? Numbers?

Chicago sent me one. No idea why (LSAT~25%, GPA ~50% to 75%).

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby Leliana » Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:25 pm

Just got unsolicited from Minnesota.

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby URM_lawnerd » Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:53 pm

Leliana wrote:Just got unsolicited from Minnesota.


Me too on 11/30. It was totally out of the blue. Is there any rhyme or reason that yall know about for the timing of the fee waiver emails? Nothing significant has occurred since the September LSAT. Are they getting less applicants right now than at the same point in time last year?

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby spectacles » Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:35 pm

173/3.6X

Of the schools I'm considering, I've so far received NYU, Columbia, Cornell, Michigan, UCLA, Penn, and Duke.

U Chicago is killing me but I can't wait any longer so I'm applying now. Uuuugh, my poor wallet.
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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby sfn91 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:50 pm

So far I've gotten Penn, Michigan, Duke, Cornell, Vanderbilt, UCLA and USC.

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby goldenbear2020 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:14 pm

Just got unsolicited from Michigan.

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby bleakchimera2 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:35 pm

Unsolicited Michigan today also. Finally. Above both 75ths. Looks like I'll be able to throw an app their way, after all. Woo!

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby mintme » Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:52 pm

Received an unsolicited waiver from Northwestern today

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash » Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:15 pm

I'm now in the heart of my cycle and I still didn't receive a single unsolicited waiver from T14. I did two years ago from a number of schools, not sure why this is happening but it must have to do with re applicant status right?

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Re: Unsolicited Fee Waivers 2017

Postby BigBear » Mon Dec 26, 2016 4:22 pm

Super late to this thread as I'm pretty late in my cycle but here are my fee waivers and decisions so far for those that are curious. Stats are 166, 3.83

Solicited:
Georgetown (Accepted)

Asked but they said No (All NY schools for some reason):
Columbia (Waitlisted)
NYU (Haven't heard back)
Cornell (Haven't heard back)

Unsolicited:
Chicago (Haven't heard back)
Penn (Haven't heard back)
Berkely (Asked for a fee waiver, said no, got unsolicited later)
Duke (Accepted)
UVA (Haven't heard back)
Vanderbilt(Accepted)
BC (Accepted)
USC (Accepted)
Wash U (Haven't heard back)
Michigan (Haven't heard back)



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