Denied fee waiver, but still admitted?

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Denied fee waiver, but still admitted?

Postby thoughtsinvacuum » Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:35 pm

Hello,

Has anyone been denied a merit-based fee waiver request but was still admitted? I requested some fee waivers this week (admittedly very late in the cycle) and was denied. Is it still worth paying the fees and applying, or should I take it as an indication that I will not be admitted?

Thanks in advance for any input!
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Re: Denied fee waiver, but still admitted?

Postby Rigo » Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:50 pm

For sure.
A lot of schools just have strict policies on granting merit fee waivers through solicitation.
I've gotten denied waivers places I can pretty confidently say I would have gotten into.
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Re: Denied fee waiver, but still admitted?

Postby Shakawkaw » Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:51 pm

Lol yes, all the time. The process for admitting applicants is different than merit based fee waivers. Schools like to give out fee waivers earlier in the cycle to get their yields up. They stop at a certain point because they still want to make money off their fees. Higher education is a business.

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Re: Denied fee waiver, but still admitted?

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:50 pm

i didn't get in everywhere I didn't apply bc I didn't get a fee waiver

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Re: Denied fee waiver, but still admitted?

Postby Rigo » Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:51 pm

Colonel_funkadunk wrote:i didn't get in everywhere I didn't apply bc I didn't get a fee waiver

Haha yeah I definitely haven't applied places I didn't get a waiver for.
And it's not to say I wouldn't have gone.
I just literally don't have disposable income right now after paying for so many apps.
Schools should give them out more if your numbers are within range.

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Re: Denied fee waiver, but still admitted?

Postby Lawcat11 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:54 pm

Denied one from NYU and was admitted with a scholarship.

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Re: Denied fee waiver, but still admitted?

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:55 pm

Rigo wrote:
Colonel_funkadunk wrote:i didn't get in everywhere I didn't apply bc I didn't get a fee waiver

Haha yeah I definitely haven't applied places I didn't get a waiver for.
And it's not to say I wouldn't have gone.
I just literally don't have disposable income right now after paying for so many apps.
Schools should give them out more if your numbers are within range.


fordham rejected my request and I'm confident I could've been a solid waitlist-->reject there

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Re: Denied fee waiver, but still admitted?

Postby thoughtsinvacuum » Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:34 pm

Colonel_funkadunk wrote:
Rigo wrote:
Colonel_funkadunk wrote:i didn't get in everywhere I didn't apply bc I didn't get a fee waiver

Haha yeah I definitely haven't applied places I didn't get a waiver for.
And it's not to say I wouldn't have gone.
I just literally don't have disposable income right now after paying for so many apps.
Schools should give them out more if your numbers are within range.


fordham rejected my request and I'm confident I could've been a solid waitlist-->reject there



Thanks, everyone! Really great advice. "miss 100% of the shots your don't take..." something like that.

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Re: Denied fee waiver, but still admitted?

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:37 pm

thoughtsinvacuum wrote:
Colonel_funkadunk wrote:
Rigo wrote:
Colonel_funkadunk wrote:i didn't get in everywhere I didn't apply bc I didn't get a fee waiver

Haha yeah I definitely haven't applied places I didn't get a waiver for.
And it's not to say I wouldn't have gone.
I just literally don't have disposable income right now after paying for so many apps.
Schools should give them out more if your numbers are within range.


fordham rejected my request and I'm confident I could've been a solid waitlist-->reject there



Thanks, everyone! Really great advice. "miss 100% of the shots your don't take..." something like that.


depending on circumstances I also like "you don't miss 100% of the shots you don't take"

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Re: Denied fee waiver, but still admitted?

Postby thoughtsinvacuum » Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:41 pm

Colonel_funkadunk wrote:
thoughtsinvacuum wrote:
Colonel_funkadunk wrote:
Rigo wrote:
Colonel_funkadunk wrote:i didn't get in everywhere I didn't apply bc I didn't get a fee waiver

Haha yeah I definitely haven't applied places I didn't get a waiver for.
And it's not to say I wouldn't have gone.
I just literally don't have disposable income right now after paying for so many apps.
Schools should give them out more if your numbers are within range.


fordham rejected my request and I'm confident I could've been a solid waitlist-->reject there



Thanks, everyone! Really great advice. "miss 100% of the shots your don't take..." something like that.


depending on circumstances I also like "you don't miss 100% of the shots you don't take"



Ha! You're funny. I think I've spent too long with that mentality though. It's the reason why I graduated in 2013 but still haven't applied. Fear of failure is sad, and I'm ready to move on! Too bad I came to this realization a week before apps are due.

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Re: Denied fee waiver, but still admitted?

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:45 pm

thoughtsinvacuum wrote:
Colonel_funkadunk wrote:
thoughtsinvacuum wrote:
Colonel_funkadunk wrote:
Rigo wrote:
Colonel_funkadunk wrote:i didn't get in everywhere I didn't apply bc I didn't get a fee waiver

Haha yeah I definitely haven't applied places I didn't get a waiver for.
And it's not to say I wouldn't have gone.
I just literally don't have disposable income right now after paying for so many apps.
Schools should give them out more if your numbers are within range.


fordham rejected my request and I'm confident I could've been a solid waitlist-->reject there



Thanks, everyone! Really great advice. "miss 100% of the shots your don't take..." something like that.


depending on circumstances I also like "you don't miss 100% of the shots you don't take"



Ha! You're funny. I think I've spent too long with that mentality though. It's the reason why I graduated in 2013 but still haven't applied. Fear of failure is sad, and I'm ready to move on! Too bad I came to this realization a week before apps are due.


i wouldn't worry about the late app, they need us as much as we need them so they'll still accept good applicants

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Re: Denied fee waiver, but still admitted?

Postby JDrat » Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:00 pm

I was denied a fee waiver at Georgetown but was admitted without an interview! So best of luck :) I don't think denying a fee waiver is indicative of anything negative!!!



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