2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby OrcinusOrcas » Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:54 pm

Sept re-take w/ 162 and 3.5 UGPA; just got my FW from Cincinnati today. This time last year (after my first LSAT, Oct 08) I didn't get a single fee waiver and had a 0% chance at even T4's. Cinci passes out these FW like candy, but seeing a FW from a T2 after what I went through makes me ridiculously happy.

Good luck on your app cycles everyone!!

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby johnstuartmill » Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:55 pm

I got fee waivers from some schools when I applied last year. I retook the LSAT a month ago (and improved five points, w00t!). Should I expect fee waivers from the same schools this year, or should I start groveling?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Helmholtz » Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:09 pm

johnstuartmill wrote:I got fee waivers from some schools when I applied last year. I retook the LSAT a month ago (and improved five points, w00t!). Should I expect fee waivers from the same schools this year, or should I start groveling?


All I can say is make sure you switched your CRS to this current cycle. I made the mistake of accidentally leaving it to the 08-09 cycle and was left wondering why I wasn't getting anything for the new cycle.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby johnstuartmill » Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:12 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
johnstuartmill wrote:I got fee waivers from some schools when I applied last year. I retook the LSAT a month ago (and improved five points, w00t!). Should I expect fee waivers from the same schools this year, or should I start groveling?


All I can say is make sure you switched your CRS to this current cycle. I made the mistake of accidentally leaving it to the 08-09 cycle and was left wondering why I wasn't getting anything for the new cycle.

Excellent call. Thanks a lot!

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby ValiantVic » Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:25 pm

So far Baylor/U of V/Duke/Cincy

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby brittanybrooke » Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:44 pm

Does Duke give fee waivers to everyone? I just got one and my stats are 3.6/158 URM. I was shocked...just wondering if anyone could comment on why I received one.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby ViP » Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:48 pm

brittanybrooke wrote:Does Duke give fee waivers to everyone? I just got one and my stats are 3.6/158 URM. I was shocked...just wondering if anyone could comment on why I received one.


3.6 and 158 URM?

... You're ballin'.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby hoopsguy6 » Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:20 pm

Picked up the UVA/UCLA/Duke trio today like several other posters. And a couple of other lower ranked ones too that I ignored.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:52 pm

Same waivers today as everyone else listed; checked for hidden fee waiver from Texas and I was shocked to see it was there. Just got LSAT score Saturday, did I have this all-along or did it just come? Can anyone else check to see if they have one from Texas that didn't before Sept LSAT?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby hypermeganet » Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:55 pm

UVA/Duke/Cincy/South Carolina/Baylor for unsolicited ones today.

No UCLA (I was flat out told I don't qualify with a 164).

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Lady Heather » Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:57 pm

Jericwithers wrote:Same waivers today as everyone else listed; checked for hidden fee waiver from Texas and I was shocked to see it was there. Just got LSAT score Saturday, did I have this all-along or did it just come? Can anyone else check to see if they have one from Texas that didn't before Sept LSAT?


How do you 'check' for "hidden" fee waivers? Where do I go on the LSAC website to see if I have any?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Helmholtz » Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:01 pm

Lady Heather wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:Same waivers today as everyone else listed; checked for hidden fee waiver from Texas and I was shocked to see it was there. Just got LSAT score Saturday, did I have this all-along or did it just come? Can anyone else check to see if they have one from Texas that didn't before Sept LSAT?


How do you 'check' for "hidden" fee waivers? Where do I go on the LSAC website to see if I have any?


That question has been asked many, many times in this thread.

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=79774&start=1175

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Lady Heather » Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:04 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
Lady Heather wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:Same waivers today as everyone else listed; checked for hidden fee waiver from Texas and I was shocked to see it was there. Just got LSAT score Saturday, did I have this all-along or did it just come? Can anyone else check to see if they have one from Texas that didn't before Sept LSAT?


How do you 'check' for "hidden" fee waivers? Where do I go on the LSAC website to see if I have any?


That question has been asked many, many times in this thread.

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=79774&start=1175


So I have to complete my application before I can find out? That sucks.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Saya » Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:20 pm

Lady Heather wrote:So I have to complete my application before I can find out? That sucks.

No, just press "Submit Application" - view it, then "Continue" and you'll see if it's been waived. Then "Return to Application" and continue working on it. :)

Oh, and Georgetown fee waivers are out. Not emailed. Hidden. Stealthy. Unless it was there all along. :\

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby ValiantVic » Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:46 pm

E-mail: Duke/UVA/Baylor/South Carolina/Cincy
Hidden: UCLA/Penn/Texas

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Notor » Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:52 pm

I sent something like 22 email fee waiver requests. Even if only a couple of them bite, it will be time well spent. I've already had some semi-decent ones come through (Baylor, Cincinnati) so hopefully more will come and my emailings will prove redundant.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Laina » Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:18 pm

Pleasant surprise when I looked for hidden fee waivers today--got them from UT and UCLA, two of my choices. Thanks to all those UCLA fee waiver people who posted their stats earlier today!

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Lady Heather » Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:24 pm

Notor wrote:I sent something like 22 email fee waiver requests. Even if only a couple of them bite, it will be time well spent. I've already had some semi-decent ones come through (Baylor, Cincinnati) so hopefully more will come and my emailings will prove redundant.


Same here, but to fewer schools. I sent fee waiver requests to all the schools I'm considering (except those who've already given me one) - I can't see how it would hurt.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby forza » Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:27 pm

ValiantVic wrote:E-mail: Duke/UVA/Baylor/South Carolina/Cincy
Hidden: UCLA/Penn/Texas


Good call on the Penn/Texas fee waivers! Got those, too.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:38 pm

Nothing for me from Penn or Georgetown. :( Any hope that they are comming? What stats pocket you those waivers?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby forza » Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:40 pm

Jericwithers wrote:Nothing for me from Penn or Georgetown. :( Any hope that they are comming? What stats pocket you those waivers?


173/3.99 here, but I'm not sure of the cut-off. Did you check for hidden CRS waivers?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:42 pm

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby louboutin » Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:51 pm

I'm sad! I love Texas and I just don't know why I wouldn't get the fee waiver. I have the numbers :-(

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby 02082010 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:00 am

Emailed Duke dropped my new LSAT score and asked if I can be considered PT when I send in my app at the end of the week. They didn't send me a fee waiver and responded with a mehhhh when I asked for one pre-Sept LSAT (I already had a 168).

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby jasonportwood » Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:10 am

+1 on Penn and Gtown. Thanks for the heads up, all.

As a 168 --> 173 Sept. retaker, and based on my unscientific observations of the previous Penn fee waiver round that sadly excluded me, it seems like 170 is their cutoff.

They sure are fast -- now if I only I was as fast writing their supplemental essays...




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