2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby jasmoon » Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:12 pm

NancyBotwin wrote:
Dwaterman86 wrote:Boo Georgetown, send a request to a T3 for a self-esteem boost. That's how I got my Franklin Pierce waiver.


Yeah, boo. They said "We are unable to offer you a merit-based fee waiver, but hope that you will still decide to apply to Georgetown." I should not apply just to spite them.


I'm in the same boat. Basically the only school that refused, even after giving them my numbers.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby D. H2Oman » Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:13 pm

0L Hoping for 1 wrote:
Dwaterman86 wrote:
0L Hoping for 1 wrote:
kurama20 wrote:OK so I want to apply to UTexas early decision and I received the LSAC fee waiver---but strangely they don't waive the fee like almost every other school. How do I apply for the Texas fee waiver without paying anything upfront (other than the report fee)? Is that possible? If not then I may not apply to Texas ED.


They just sent me one in an email and it was gone from LSAC



Wait, Texas sent you a fee waiver??


Yes



Dear Waterman,

Thank you for your interest in The University of Texas School of Law. The University of Texas School of Law does not offer merit-based fee waivers. Application fee waivers for the University of Texas School of Law may be granted to applicants who can establish documented economic hardship....


So basically they are telling me: "I would totally go to the dance with you, but my grandmother is in the hospital, sorry." But, now I've spotted them at the dance WITH A ANOTHER MAN.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:13 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
hopefulundergrad wrote:Is anyone else annoyed by UCLA's long, arcane application? :roll:


Yes! It was the worst one I had to fill out.


I didn't apply because it was so fricken long

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby PoorOrpheus » Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:13 pm

GeePee wrote:Has anyone in the 172-175 range gotten CLS fee waivers yet this batch? It's supposed to be solely based on the LSAT, right?


V. strange they're skipping over that range. I saw someone with a 170 get it and I got it with a 177. Someone with a 171 did not get it.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby hypermeganet » Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:14 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:Is anyone else annoyed by UCLA's long, arcane application? :roll:


It's ridiculous. You know that 98% of the application process is:

1) LSAT
2) GPA
3) When application material arrived

I understand the long process for MBA schools as they actually take a holistic view of an applicant. When law schools pretend, it's just annoying.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby capitalacq » Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:16 pm

PoorOrpheus wrote:
GeePee wrote:Has anyone in the 172-175 range gotten CLS fee waivers yet this batch? It's supposed to be solely based on the LSAT, right?


V. strange they're skipping over that range. I saw someone with a 170 get it and I got it with a 177. Someone with a 171 did not get it.

I didn't get it with a 170 or 178 :cry:

maybe GPA>75th hurts, even though they claim its based on lsat only?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby PoorOrpheus » Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:18 pm

capitalacq wrote:
PoorOrpheus wrote:
GeePee wrote:Has anyone in the 172-175 range gotten CLS fee waivers yet this batch? It's supposed to be solely based on the LSAT, right?


V. strange they're skipping over that range. I saw someone with a 170 get it and I got it with a 177. Someone with a 171 did not get it.

I didn't get it with a 170 or 178 :cry:

maybe GPA>75th hurts, even though they claim its based on lsat only?


That makes a lot of sense for both you and GeePee. My GPA is < 25% so it potentially could be an issue of you guys being overqualified. :P

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:18 pm

This is what the UT-Austin waiver looks like..

Image

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby NancyBotwin » Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:18 pm

hypermeganet wrote:
hopefulundergrad wrote:Is anyone else annoyed by UCLA's long, arcane application? :roll:


It's ridiculous. You know that 98% of the application process is:

1) LSAT
2) GPA
3) When application material arrived

I understand the long process for MBA schools as they actually take a holistic view of an applicant. When law schools pretend, it's just annoying.


You know what else is annoying? When they ask for work history a million different ways. Like "in school work," "summer work," "post-grad work," "full-time work," "work you did for daddy...." My work history is all the same - yes, I was in school while working, yes, it was full-time, yes, it was in the summer. I started off just putting it in the full-time section, but then realized it looked like I didn't work during the year, so put it in the "while in school" section, then realized, wait, it was over the summer, too, so I put it there, too. :oops:

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby coollegemex » Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:21 pm

PoorOrpheus wrote:
GeePee wrote:Has anyone in the 172-175 range gotten CLS fee waivers yet this batch? It's supposed to be solely based on the LSAT, right?


V. strange they're skipping over that range. I saw someone with a 170 get it and I got it with a 177. Someone with a 171 did not get it.


I got it with a 175 though - I'm Mexican but it explicitly says it is based on the LSAT

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby GeePee » Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:23 pm

capitalacq wrote:
PoorOrpheus wrote:
GeePee wrote:Has anyone in the 172-175 range gotten CLS fee waivers yet this batch? It's supposed to be solely based on the LSAT, right?


V. strange they're skipping over that range. I saw someone with a 170 get it and I got it with a 177. Someone with a 171 did not get it.

I didn't get it with a 170 or 178 :cry:

maybe GPA>75th hurts, even though they claim its based on lsat only?

It's ok... CLS can recompense for my application fee with a Hamilton.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby poprox » Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:24 pm

0L Hoping for 1 wrote:This is what the UT-Austin waiver looks like..

Image


Susan Beckman sent it, but some lady named Monica Ingram signed it....weird

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby capitalacq » Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:24 pm

GeePee wrote:
capitalacq wrote:
PoorOrpheus wrote:
GeePee wrote:Has anyone in the 172-175 range gotten CLS fee waivers yet this batch? It's supposed to be solely based on the LSAT, right?


V. strange they're skipping over that range. I saw someone with a 170 get it and I got it with a 177. Someone with a 171 did not get it.

I didn't get it with a 170 or 178 :cry:

maybe GPA>75th hurts, even though they claim its based on lsat only?

It's ok... CLS can recompense for my application fee with a Hamilton.

which will be rejected by you because they were too cheap to waive your fee.

and by you, I mean me.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:26 pm

poprox wrote:
Susan Beckman sent it, but some lady named Monica Ingram signed it....weird


I guess so, I never actually noticed that

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby 02082010 » Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:26 pm

172 and no CLS waiver. Not that I would have applied anyway.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby AngryAvocado » Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:26 pm

Anybody with a sub 3.5 GPA gotten a CLS waiver yet?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby hoopsguy6 » Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:26 pm

Got a Georgetown email waiver today. Still no word from Columbia.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby panadera » Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:27 pm

Dwaterman86 wrote:
Dear Waterman,

Thank you for your interest in The University of Texas School of Law. The University of Texas School of Law does not offer merit-based fee waivers. Application fee waivers for the University of Texas School of Law may be granted to applicants who can establish documented economic hardship....


So basically they are telling me: "I would totally go to the dance with you, but my grandmother is in the hospital, sorry." But, now I've spotted them at the dance WITH A ANOTHER MAN.


That's my favorite analogy ever.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Helmholtz » Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:28 pm

AngryAvocado wrote:Anybody with a sub 3.5 GPA gotten a CLS waiver yet?


I got one when my GPA was a smidgen below 3.5 last year.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Mu2mEVXER » Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:28 pm

Has anyone in the 172-175 range gotten CLS fee waivers yet this batch? It's supposed to be solely based on the LSAT, right?
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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:28 pm

I'd apply to CLS with a waiver.. but I'm leaning towards not applying without one.

It's funny.. a big part of what's holding up my apps (besides the PS) is that I'm waiting for word from my UG on whether or not I've been disciplined by them. I'm curious as to what their records state. I did catch an underage drinking ticket (later found not guilty) on campus before.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby D. H2Oman » Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:29 pm

AngryAvocado wrote:Anybody with a sub 3.5 GPA gotten a CLS waiver yet?


Yes, way below. I'm going to bet they are sending out more.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby qcnc » Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:29 pm

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:29 pm

I got one in Sept with a 172

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Applicant2010 » Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:30 pm

0L Hoping for 1 wrote:This is what the UT-Austin waiver looks like..

[img]http://i36.tinypic.com/2q9kg7n.jpg


Texas and Chicago are the only schools I have on my list that did not give me a fee waiver. Chicago I can understand, but Texas...

I emailed them and they gave the "we don't give merit based fee waivers." Why blatantly lie like that? I grew up in Texas, and that is not an appropriate way for a Texan to act.




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