2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby 02082010 » Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:10 pm

Has anyone been able to get fee waivers from Duke or Cornell by request?

Also, I emailed Columbia asking for a fee waiver bc they gave me one midway though last cycle (I assumed bc they wanted to drive up application volume or they were lacking in URM applicants) which I didn't use and reminded them they gave me on last cycle. They said ehhh, yeah no we're not going that again. Thanks for asking though!

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby nparker » Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:35 pm

just got Duke priority track email

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby babaghanouj » Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:36 pm

Just got the Duke fee waiver--but no mention of priority track! Agh! What does that mean?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Helmholtz » Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:39 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:Has anyone been able to get fee waivers from Duke or Cornell by request?

Also, I emailed Columbia asking for a fee waiver bc they gave me one midway though last cycle (I assumed bc they wanted to drive up application volume or they were lacking in URM applicants) which I didn't use and reminded them they gave me on last cycle. They said ehhh, yeah no we're not going that again. Thanks for asking though!


Are you serious? I e-mailed them a few months ago telling them that I had a fee waiver from last cycle but was applying in 2009-10. They told me to just e-mail when the next cycle starts and they would send me a new one. This is bad news for me if now they're not going to honor the last cycle's waivers. Shit.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby SamSeaborn2016 » Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:42 pm

Today I received:

Colorado
Illinois (although their e-mail stated they are waiving the fee for everyone)

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby babaghanouj » Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:43 pm

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby lz06 » Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:09 pm

babaghanouj wrote:Just got the Duke fee waiver--but no mention of priority track! Agh! What does that mean?


They send out both priority track with a fee waiver as well as fee waivers with no priority track. I don't think you got it sorry :(

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby 02082010 » Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:10 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
hopefulundergrad wrote:Has anyone been able to get fee waivers from Duke or Cornell by request?

Also, I emailed Columbia asking for a fee waiver bc they gave me one midway though last cycle (I assumed bc they wanted to drive up application volume or they were lacking in URM applicants) which I didn't use and reminded them they gave me on last cycle. They said ehhh, yeah no we're not going that again. Thanks for asking though!


Are you serious? I e-mailed them a few months ago telling them that I had a fee waiver from last cycle but was applying in 2009-10. They told me to just e-mail when the next cycle starts and they would send me a new one. This is bad news for me if now they're not going to honor the last cycle's waivers. Shit.


No, I think they just gave me the fee waiver to drive up app numbers or bc they didnt have enough URMs applying. They didnt send it to me until about Feb and I took the Oct LSAT. You should be fine.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby missvik218 » Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:19 pm

Anybody get anything from UT?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:31 pm

Just received Duke priority track and fee waiver email! Its great getting them from schools you actually want to attend!

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby iminlstrick » Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:37 pm

Michigan fee waiver, custom letter, and viewbook via snail mail, Duke fee waiver (no priority track) via e-mail. Same stats as people who have received priority track invite; interesting?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby elliefont » Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:40 pm

iminlstrick wrote:Michigan fee waiver, custom letter, and viewbook via snail mail, Duke fee waiver (no priority track) via e-mail. Same stats as people who have received priority track invite; interesting?


I'm shocked you didn't receive a priority track. don't they know how awesome you are?!? :D

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby iminlstrick » Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:42 pm

elliefont wrote:
iminlstrick wrote:Michigan fee waiver, custom letter, and viewbook via snail mail, Duke fee waiver (no priority track) via e-mail. Same stats as people who have received priority track invite; interesting?


I'm shocked you didn't receive a priority track. don't they know how awesome you are?!? :D


I can't tell if you're being sarcastic but if not, thanks, and if so, well what can I say? It's hard sometimes being me ;)

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Helmholtz » Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:43 pm

iminlstrick wrote:Michigan fee waiver, custom letter, and viewbook via snail mail, Duke fee waiver (no priority track) via e-mail. Same stats as people who have received priority track invite; interesting?


Eh, those bastards didn't even give me that. I'm not even going to apply just out of spite.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby iminlstrick » Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:49 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
iminlstrick wrote:Michigan fee waiver, custom letter, and viewbook via snail mail, Duke fee waiver (no priority track) via e-mail. Same stats as people who have received priority track invite; interesting?


Eh, those bastards didn't even give me that. I'm not even going to apply just out of spite.


I wish merit fee waivers were transferable; I have an LSAC fee waiver and would more than willingly pass on the merit waivers to people in need.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Helmholtz » Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:50 pm

iminlstrick wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:
iminlstrick wrote:Michigan fee waiver, custom letter, and viewbook via snail mail, Duke fee waiver (no priority track) via e-mail. Same stats as people who have received priority track invite; interesting?


Eh, those bastards didn't even give me that. I'm not even going to apply just out of spite.


I wish merit fee waivers were transferable; I have an LSAC fee waiver and would more than willingly pass on the merit waivers to people in need.


And I would swallow my shame and accept your pity waiver.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby irie » Mon Aug 31, 2009 3:19 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
iminlstrick wrote:Michigan fee waiver, custom letter, and viewbook via snail mail, Duke fee waiver (no priority track) via e-mail. Same stats as people who have received priority track invite; interesting?


Eh, those bastards didn't even give me that. I'm not even going to apply just out of spite.


lol i know exactly how you feel. i'm not applying to georgetown purely out of spite for not getting a fee waiver when i've known of at least 2 people with lower lsats/lower gpas who got one.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby irie » Mon Aug 31, 2009 3:21 pm

hopefulundergrad wrote:Has anyone been able to get fee waivers from Duke or Cornell by request?

Also, I emailed Columbia asking for a fee waiver bc they gave me one midway though last cycle (I assumed bc they wanted to drive up application volume or they were lacking in URM applicants) which I didn't use and reminded them they gave me on last cycle. They said ehhh, yeah no we're not going that again. Thanks for asking though!


out of curiosity does anyone know what the lsat/gpa range is to get a fee waiver from columbia for non-URMs? and have they given out any yet this cycle?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby iminlstrick » Mon Aug 31, 2009 3:24 pm

irie wrote:
hopefulundergrad wrote:Has anyone been able to get fee waivers from Duke or Cornell by request?

Also, I emailed Columbia asking for a fee waiver bc they gave me one midway though last cycle (I assumed bc they wanted to drive up application volume or they were lacking in URM applicants) which I didn't use and reminded them they gave me on last cycle. They said ehhh, yeah no we're not going that again. Thanks for asking though!


out of curiosity does anyone know what the lsat/gpa range is to get a fee waiver from columbia for non-URMs? and have they given out any yet this cycle?


Eep I don't know what it will be for this year, but last year my friend got one and he had a 3.9+ and a 177 LSAT. Yea, total buzzkill, sorry :(

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby irie » Mon Aug 31, 2009 3:27 pm

iminlstrick wrote:
irie wrote:
hopefulundergrad wrote:Has anyone been able to get fee waivers from Duke or Cornell by request?

Also, I emailed Columbia asking for a fee waiver bc they gave me one midway though last cycle (I assumed bc they wanted to drive up application volume or they were lacking in URM applicants) which I didn't use and reminded them they gave me on last cycle. They said ehhh, yeah no we're not going that again. Thanks for asking though!


out of curiosity does anyone know what the lsat/gpa range is to get a fee waiver from columbia for non-URMs? and have they given out any yet this cycle?


Eep I don't know what it will be for this year, but last year my friend got one and he had a 3.9+ and a 177 LSAT. Yea, total buzzkill, sorry :(


yeah i never even considered it a possibility with my numbers but i was speaking to a friend over the weekend who applied last cycle and got was columbia waiver with a 171/3.8

suddenly im dreaming of all the things i can do with an extra $75

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby IvoryTower » Mon Aug 31, 2009 3:32 pm

Just got Duke.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby babaghanouj » Mon Aug 31, 2009 3:34 pm

irie wrote:
hopefulundergrad wrote:Has anyone been able to get fee waivers from Duke or Cornell by request?

Also, I emailed Columbia asking for a fee waiver bc they gave me one midway though last cycle (I assumed bc they wanted to drive up application volume or they were lacking in URM applicants) which I didn't use and reminded them they gave me on last cycle. They said ehhh, yeah no we're not going that again. Thanks for asking though!


out of curiosity does anyone know what the lsat/gpa range is to get a fee waiver from columbia for non-URMs? and have they given out any yet this cycle?

Isn't the Columbia waiver hidden? I don't think you'll know if you got it until you checkout on LSAC when you're submitting the app.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Helmholtz » Mon Aug 31, 2009 3:42 pm

babaghanouj wrote:
irie wrote:
hopefulundergrad wrote:Has anyone been able to get fee waivers from Duke or Cornell by request?

Also, I emailed Columbia asking for a fee waiver bc they gave me one midway though last cycle (I assumed bc they wanted to drive up application volume or they were lacking in URM applicants) which I didn't use and reminded them they gave me on last cycle. They said ehhh, yeah no we're not going that again. Thanks for asking though!


out of curiosity does anyone know what the lsat/gpa range is to get a fee waiver from columbia for non-URMs? and have they given out any yet this cycle?

Isn't the Columbia waiver hidden? I don't think you'll know if you got it until you checkout on LSAC when you're submitting the app.


No. Columbia sent me an e-mail along with a letter and view book via snail mail.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby iminlstrick » Mon Aug 31, 2009 3:44 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
babaghanouj wrote:
irie wrote:
hopefulundergrad wrote:Has anyone been able to get fee waivers from Duke or Cornell by request?

Also, I emailed Columbia asking for a fee waiver bc they gave me one midway though last cycle (I assumed bc they wanted to drive up application volume or they were lacking in URM applicants) which I didn't use and reminded them they gave me on last cycle. They said ehhh, yeah no we're not going that again. Thanks for asking though!


out of curiosity does anyone know what the lsat/gpa range is to get a fee waiver from columbia for non-URMs? and have they given out any yet this cycle?

Isn't the Columbia waiver hidden? I don't think you'll know if you got it until you checkout on LSAC when you're submitting the app.


No. Columbia sent me an e-mail along with a letter and view book via snail mail.


Well done!

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Helmholtz » Mon Aug 31, 2009 3:45 pm

iminlstrick wrote:Well done!


Somebody out there loves me! or just wants to boost their yield rate




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