2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Unitas » Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:32 pm

I wish we could sell fee waivers. Like I could sell them for $35.00 or something. We should make a secondary market...

Then we can put on our apps how we created a financial market in our free time..
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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby GeePee » Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:52 pm

boo_pragmatism wrote:*Stares at the screen in utter disbelief*


I don't really fit in very well in Hyde Park after visiting there. My preferences are ordered in such a way that I'd attend MVP over U of C despite realizing that it would probably be a poor choice from a purely academic viewpoint.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby tamlyric » Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:47 pm

boo_pragmatism wrote:
GeePee wrote:
boo_pragmatism wrote:*Stares at the screen in utter disbelief*


I don't really fit in very well in Hyde Park after visiting there. My preferences are ordered in such a way that I'd attend MVP over U of C despite realizing that it would probably be a poor choice from a purely academic viewpoint.

*Still in utter disbelief despite rational response.*


*The heart has its reasons* :wink:

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby traehekat » Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:13 am

Asked this in another thread but didn't have much luck, so I'll ask here. Do people still get fee waivers after the December LSAT? What should I do if I want to get all my stuff in at schools and then just be waiting on my LSAT score? Is it still possible to receive a fee waiver if I go that route?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby GeePee » Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:19 am

I got UChicago by email today after getting the hidden waiver last week. They said that a more inclusive package would be coming in the mail complete with letter, viewbook, etc.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby tamlyric » Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:22 am

traehekat wrote:Asked this in another thread but didn't have much luck, so I'll ask here. Do people still get fee waivers after the December LSAT? What should I do if I want to get all my stuff in at schools and then just be waiting on my LSAT score? Is it still possible to receive a fee waiver if I go that route?


Pretty sure the answer is "yes" to the first question, and "depends on the school" for the second.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby HerseyChris » Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:25 am

GeePee wrote:
boo_pragmatism wrote:*Stares at the screen in utter disbelief*


I don't really fit in very well in Hyde Park after visiting there. My preferences are ordered in such a way that I'd attend MVP over U of C despite realizing that it would probably be a poor choice from a purely academic viewpoint.


GP, what about the UChicago area in particular turned you off?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby 02082010 » Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:26 am

Damn you Chicago!

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby 02082010 » Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:27 am

HerseyChris wrote:
GeePee wrote:
boo_pragmatism wrote:*Stares at the screen in utter disbelief*


I don't really fit in very well in Hyde Park after visiting there. My preferences are ordered in such a way that I'd attend MVP over U of C despite realizing that it would probably be a poor choice from a purely academic viewpoint.


GP, what about the UChicago area in particular turned you off?


The area immediately surrounding the campus is the ghetto. UChi has the 3rd largest police force in Illinois, behind Chicago and Springfield. It's because they need it.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby HerseyChris » Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:29 am

hopefulundergrad wrote:
HerseyChris wrote:
GeePee wrote:
boo_pragmatism wrote:*Stares at the screen in utter disbelief*


I don't really fit in very well in Hyde Park after visiting there. My preferences are ordered in such a way that I'd attend MVP over U of C despite realizing that it would probably be a poor choice from a purely academic viewpoint.


GP, what about the UChicago area in particular turned you off?


The area immediately surrounding the campus is the ghetto. UChi has the 3rd largest police force in Illinois, behind Chicago and Springfield. It's because they need it.


I haven't actually been that far south in Chicago, but I hear the immediate area is ok. Just not a few hundred yards off campus.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby GeePee » Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:34 am

HerseyChris wrote:
GeePee wrote:
boo_pragmatism wrote:*Stares at the screen in utter disbelief*


I don't really fit in very well in Hyde Park after visiting there. My preferences are ordered in such a way that I'd attend MVP over U of C despite realizing that it would probably be a poor choice from a purely academic viewpoint.


GP, what about the UChicago area in particular turned you off?

Well, I don't mind the area itself. Obviously the south side of Chicago is a rough area, but I went to high school in the Bronx in New York, which isn't much better, so that didn't particularly turn me off.

However, the students at UChicago seemed to be very academically intense and extremely serious/dedicated to their academic endeavors. I can't speak to the law school in particular, but from the general feel of the campus (I did meet at least 2 law students) I got this impression. I've always considered myself a little more laid back and "well rounded" for lack of a better term outside of the classroom. And, although the student body was mostly personable, I just didn't click with students the same way I had when I visited Columbia, NYU or Harvard (I'm in NYC and Boston fairly often).

As I've contended in the past, I think Chicago is a top-flight school with an incredible faculty and will certainly open doors. However, I'd rather not risk my level of social comfort interfering with my performance over the next 3 years.

EDIT: 2AM grammar :/
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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby FacistCommunist » Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:39 am

I got a postcard from George Mason today granting me a fee waiver!

They're very stingy with them. It's not like they'd give them to anyone...

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Blazers4Life » Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:59 am

Someone in this thread got a waiver from Columbia with 172/3.5? I'm kind of bummed out that I haven't gotten any from CCN (Penn on down? yup) with 172/3.61. Bastards.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Kronk » Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:03 am

Who would want to live in Chicago?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby HerseyChris » Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:06 am

GeePee wrote:
HerseyChris wrote:
GeePee wrote:
boo_pragmatism wrote:*Stares at the screen in utter disbelief*


I don't really fit in very well in Hyde Park after visiting there. My preferences are ordered in such a way that I'd attend MVP over U of C despite realizing that it would probably be a poor choice from a purely academic viewpoint.


GP, what about the UChicago area in particular turned you off?

Well, I don't mind the area itself. Obviously the south side of Chicago is a rough area, but I went to high school in the Bronx in New York, which isn't much better, so that didn't particularly turn me off.

However, the students at UChicago seemed to be very academically intense and extremely serious/dedicated to their academic endeavors. I can't speak to the law school in particular, but from the general feel of the campus (I did meet at least 2 law students) I got this impression. I've always considered myself a little more laid back and "well rounded" for lack of a better term outside of the classroom. And, although the student body was mostly personable, I just didn't click with students the same way I had when I visited Columbia, NYU or Harvard (I'm in NYC and Boston fairly often).

As I've contended in the past, I think Chicago is a top-flight school with an incredible faculty and will certainly open doors. However, I'd rather not risk my level of social comfort interfering with my performance over the next 3 years.

EDIT: 2AM grammar :/


I get what you mean. I like being around smart people, but I like being around well-rounded smart people who are also good looking not 100% socially awkward. I get the feeling that UChicago kids are really into their studying and sit around playing Dungeons and Dragons or Ultimate Frisbee all day (not that there's anything wrong with that, I like UF once in a while myself, just not all the time). UChicago also does not have very good looking students, but I'm picking from a small sample size.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby AngryAvocado » Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:30 am

Look at it this way: at least you'd have a leg up on the d&d kids come OCI time, assuming all else is roughly equal.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby ravens20 » Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:08 am

Blazers4Life wrote:Someone in this thread got a waiver from Columbia with 172/3.5? I'm kind of bummed out that I haven't gotten any from CCN (Penn on down? yup) with 172/3.61. Bastards.


I have almost identical stats and haven't gotten waivers from any T14 besides Duke and Virginia. Are the people who are getting these waivers emailing adcomms with requests?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:23 am

ravens20 wrote:
Blazers4Life wrote:Someone in this thread got a waiver from Columbia with 172/3.5? I'm kind of bummed out that I haven't gotten any from CCN (Penn on down? yup) with 172/3.61. Bastards.


I have almost identical stats and haven't gotten waivers from any T14 besides Duke and Virginia. Are the people who are getting these waivers emailing adcomms with requests?


Emailing to request a fee waiver is FTW. I applied to every T14 and I received fee waivers to every one except Harvard, Stanford, and Yale.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:41 am

ravens20 wrote:
Blazers4Life wrote:Someone in this thread got a waiver from Columbia with 172/3.5? I'm kind of bummed out that I haven't gotten any from CCN (Penn on down? yup) with 172/3.61. Bastards.


I have almost identical stats and haven't gotten waivers from any T14 besides Duke and Virginia. Are the people who are getting these waivers emailing adcomms with requests?


Nope, didn't request my Columbia waiver (and I'm the guy with the 3.5/172).

There seems to be questionable rhyme + reason in giving out fee waivers. I'm confounded by some of the schools who haven't given them to me -- and then furnished them to people with lower and higher numbers. Georgetown, for example. Where's the love?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Anastasia Dee Dualla » Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:58 am

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby gossipgirl » Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:01 pm

sharthree wrote:UT fee waiver. I have horrible numbers.


Aw man! I want the UT one so bad but no luck so far with a 3.6, 175.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Unitas » Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:02 pm

Got the UT a few minutes ago and have to apply by Nov. 1st?

I also have a NYU fee waiver now.

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Postby Anastasia Dee Dualla » Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:04 pm

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby The Zeppelin » Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:30 pm

Requested UT fee waiver by e-mail and got the "we don't give out..." response in less than 5 minutes.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby jacosta6 » Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:40 pm

Has anyone had any luck with the following schools:

BU (w/out request), GW, Cornell, and Fordham

Should I start sending email requests? I don't want to email the schools if they dont have a history of giving waivers.




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