2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:32 pm

What are people's place in the alphabet who have gotten waivers from Georgetown and Columbia? I am hoping that I am just far down on the list.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Mu2mEVXER » Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:33 pm

Jericwithers wrote:What are people's place in the alphabet who have gotten waivers from Georgetown and Columbia? I am hoping that I am just far down on the list.



Columbia - G

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby qcnc » Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:35 pm

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:35 pm

Jericwithers wrote:What are people's place in the alphabet who have gotten waivers from Georgetown and Columbia? I am hoping that I am just far down on the list.

I dont think its alphabetic. My friend got both today with a 175+ and his last name starts with a W

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:36 pm

qcnc wrote:why can't all the schools just publish the ranges that they give fee waivers to? it would make this whole thing so much less stressful.

why are folks reporting waivers with the exact same lsat score and a similar gpa (within .1) but i am not getting them? does anyone actually have explanations?


Are you fully registered with CRS and filled out completely?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby doinmybest » Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:40 pm

Applicant2010 wrote: Why blatantly lie like that? I grew up in Texas, and that is not an appropriate way for a Texan to act.


:lol: :lol:

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Mu2mEVXER » Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:40 pm

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:46 pm

Do you need CRS completely filled out for some schools?

I didn't fill out the preferred states/clubs/coursework/setting..

It just says "Not Indicated"

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Mu2mEVXER » Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:53 pm

JollyGreenGiant wrote:Do you need CRS completely filled out for some schools?

I didn't fill out the preferred states/clubs/coursework/setting..

It just says "Not Indicated"


I selected states though not the others you mention and have been receiving waivers.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby superflush » Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:00 pm

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


Yea, I noticed this too. Peculiar

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Blazers4Life » Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:01 pm

I really want one from Columbia, but no luck yet. 3.61/172. I sent email requests for waivers to the schools ranked 9-20, but I felt iffy about "begging" from my "target" schools. If this list helps anyone for reference, I have waivers from:

Penn, Michigan, Northwestern, Virginia, Duke, Georgetown, UCLA, Vanderbilt, Boston U.

The feeling I get is that these schools were going to give me the waiver whether or not I requested it. Most of them just told me to sit tight and I should be receiving one automatically. Those are just of the schools I was planning to apply to regardless. Minnesota sent me a waiver too, so I might toss an application their way. The other waivers I've ignored include Houston, South Carolina, Tulsa, etc. etc.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby brianmck16 » Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:14 pm

If you apply to Pace for Spring 2010, they waive the fee.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:27 pm

Do snail mail waivers and flyers get sent only to your CRS registered permanent address? Are these only by request items or do they spam your mailbox?

EDIT: Also, did anyone here sign up for the $25 LSAC snail mail option or does that not make a difference for mailed waivers?

Thanks

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby D. H2Oman » Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:33 pm

Jericwithers wrote:Do snail mail waivers and flyers get sent only to your CRS registered permanent address? Are these only by request items or do they spam your mailbox?



The only fee waiver I remember getting via snail-mail and not e-mail was Valparaiso. It went to the trash, but it did inspire me to look up this, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZiJWVoQvJM So I'd call it a win.
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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby j nyc » Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:35 pm

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Blazers4Life » Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:35 pm

j nyc wrote:no columbia, no penn...
they are definitely (some of) my top schools. and i am strapped for $$$. would be nice.

175/3.7x? hmmm.
georgetown today though!


I got Penn and you are clearly more deserving than I...

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby superflush » Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:45 pm

Jericwithers wrote:Do snail mail waivers and flyers get sent only to your CRS registered permanent address? Are these only by request items or do they spam your mailbox?


I've gotten fee waivers by US mail. But I think what usually happened was that it was a fee waiver that was hidden, then they send a letter telling me its in the system (if I didn't already know) and maybe with a viewbook.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby tamlyric » Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:49 pm

Anybody get Wisconsin or Cornell since the Sept test? Sorry if I missed the answer to this up ITT.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby qcnc » Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:16 pm

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby superflush » Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:25 pm

tamlyric wrote:Anybody get Wisconsin or Cornell since the Sept test? Sorry if I missed the answer to this up ITT.


Wisconsin might not give merit-based

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:40 pm

Wisconsin will not hand out merit-based fee waivers.

It sucks that I won't have to pay for schools like Georgetown and Michigan but I'm gonna hafta shell out $56 for 'Sconnie.

Boo.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Kronk » Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:41 pm

JollyGreenGiant wrote:Wisconsin will not hand out merit-based fee waivers.

It sucks that I won't have to pay for schools like Georgetown and Michigan but I'm gonna hafta shell out $56 for 'Sconnie.

Boo.


The great part is--you don't! Just enjoy Georgetown or Michigan.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby tamlyric » Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:43 pm

JollyGreenGiant wrote:Wisconsin will not hand out merit-based fee waivers.

It sucks that I won't have to pay for schools like Georgetown and Michigan but I'm gonna hafta shell out $56 for 'Sconnie.

Boo.


Glad to know that Wisconsin at least has some integrity. Seems like a lot of schools -- errr, some schools -- feed the "we only give out need-based waivers" line to some of us, while making inexplicable exceptions for others.

Anyone get a waiver to Cornell?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Jericwithers » Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:50 pm

tamlyric wrote:
JollyGreenGiant wrote:Wisconsin will not hand out merit-based fee waivers.

It sucks that I won't have to pay for schools like Georgetown and Michigan but I'm gonna hafta shell out $56 for 'Sconnie.

Boo.


Glad to know that Wisconsin at least has some integrity. Seems like a lot of schools -- errr, some schools -- feed the "we only give out need-based waivers" line to some of us, while making inexplicable exceptions for others.

Anyone get a waiver to Cornell?


From what I hear, Cornell waivers come by snail mail. Its also not a waiver per se, but more of a rebate where you pay the fee first and they mail you a check later. Sept test takers will probably be waiting for Cornell for a little bit longer (along with that $5 check from granny for the high LSAT score). This is what I heard from someone who took the test earlier in the cycle.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby jasmoon » Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:58 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
tamlyric wrote:
JollyGreenGiant wrote:Wisconsin will not hand out merit-based fee waivers.

It sucks that I won't have to pay for schools like Georgetown and Michigan but I'm gonna hafta shell out $56 for 'Sconnie.

Boo.


Glad to know that Wisconsin at least has some integrity. Seems like a lot of schools -- errr, some schools -- feed the "we only give out need-based waivers" line to some of us, while making inexplicable exceptions for others.

Anyone get a waiver to Cornell?


From what I hear, Cornell waivers come by snail mail. Its also not a waiver per se, but more of a rebate where you pay the fee first and they mail you a check later. Sept test takers will probably be waiting for Cornell for a little bit longer (along with that $5 check from granny for the high LSAT score). This is what I heard from someone who took the test earlier in the cycle.


I just got a letter from Cornell in the mail today. It is an actual waiver; the fee is automatically waived when you apply through LSAC. You can request reimbursement if you applied before receiving the waiver.




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