2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Helmholtz » Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:45 pm

softey wrote:Getting a fee waiver indicates nothing really about admission chances.

Does NOT getting a fee waiver indicate less of a chance?


Eh, I didn't get a FW from GULC or Cornell but did get one from Penn and CLS. I'm not putting too much thought into it other than all the things I can buy instead of spending $1000 on apps.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Blazers4Life » Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:46 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
softey wrote:Getting a fee waiver indicates nothing really about admission chances.

Does NOT getting a fee waiver indicate less of a chance?


Eh, I didn't get a FW from GULC or Cornell but did get one from Penn and CLS. I'm not putting too much thought into it other than all the things I can buy instead of spending $1000 on apps.


GULC must be YP-ing you or something. I got theirs with 172/3.6. Has anyone gotten Cornell yet?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby j nyc » Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:48 pm

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby GeePee » Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:50 pm

j nyc wrote:happy to see the nyu waiver. got that + chicago + georgetown... i am glad that applying to schools is not going to be outrageously expensive.

still lacking columbia and penn -- i think i will try to solicit waivers from them later this week?
another question (just musing) -- has anyone from the new york area received a waiver from columbia with a 175 or above?

Don't bother with Columbia. You'll get the "Don't call us, we'll call you" response.

FWIW 3.98/175 from NYC and no CLS waiver. Thanks a lot for supporting people in your area, Columbia.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Blazers4Life » Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:53 pm

j nyc wrote:happy to see the nyu waiver. got that + chicago + georgetown... i am glad that applying to schools is not going to be outrageously expensive.

still lacking columbia and penn -- i think i will try to solicit waivers from them later this week?
another question (just musing) -- has anyone from the new york area received a waiver from columbia with a 175 or above?


So random, lmao. I got Penn but not Chicago or CLS.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby Blazers4Life » Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:56 pm

GeePee wrote:
j nyc wrote:happy to see the nyu waiver. got that + chicago + georgetown... i am glad that applying to schools is not going to be outrageously expensive.

still lacking columbia and penn -- i think i will try to solicit waivers from them later this week?
another question (just musing) -- has anyone from the new york area received a waiver from columbia with a 175 or above?

Don't bother with Columbia. You'll get the "Don't call us, we'll call you" response.

FWIW 3.98/175 from NYC and no CLS waiver. Thanks a lot for supporting people in your area, Columbia.


God damn, I should have worked harder in UG. There's no way you get rejected from Stanford with those numbers.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby Veritas » Wed Oct 28, 2009 5:28 pm

IUI via spam folder. :lol:

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby qcnc » Wed Oct 28, 2009 5:45 pm

likeaspark wrote:Ann Arbor just came through snail mail....

0L Hoping for 1 wrote:qcnc wrote:
Can I ask the stats of everyone who got UChicago? It's the only T14 I haven't gotten that gives them out...


171/3.75



I'm a 171 with a 3.95...anyone with similar stats not get one or was I the only one left out??

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:00 pm

qcnc wrote:
likeaspark wrote:Ann Arbor just came through snail mail....

0L Hoping for 1 wrote:qcnc wrote:
Can I ask the stats of everyone who got UChicago? It's the only T14 I haven't gotten that gives them out...


171/3.75



I'm a 171 with a 3.95...anyone with similar stats not get one or was I the only one left out??


172, 4.0 and I got Chicago. But I did not get Columbia.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby Unitas » Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:01 pm

I don't think anyone has columbia.. Maybe they aren't giving out this year?
NM someone said they got it 9/17/09

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:07 pm

Kakarot wrote:I don't think anyone has columbia.. Maybe they aren't giving out this year?
NM someone said they got it 9/17/09


I got CLS with a measley 172/3.54. An invitation to free rejection!

Also Michigan hopefuls -- some of the waivers are hidden. I e-mailed them, they declined, and I found out I had a hidden one anyhow.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby Lmao Zedong » Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:26 pm

my conclusion is that there isn't a ton of rhyme or reason to exactly who gets which waivers. it gets scattered around a bit and for whatever reason i don't think there are clean cutoffs.

GPA 3.7x
LSAT 177+

got CLS, NYU, penn (and others)
no chicago

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby AngryAvocado » Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:13 pm

Just noticed I had a hidden Michigan fee waiver to go along with email/snailmail waivers from UVA, UCLA, and Penn.


Still no CLS, Chicago, or NYU. Grrr. :x

Edit: Stats= sub 3.5 GPA, 176 LSAT.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby johnstuartmill » Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:15 pm

I'm starting to get bitter. 175/3.47 and no fee waivers from the T14.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby Helmholtz » Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:16 pm

johnstuartmill wrote:I'm starting to get bitter. 175/3.47 and no fee waivers from the T14.


Are you sure your CRS is open to the schools?

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby johnstuartmill » Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:22 pm

Yes. It wasn't open a few weeks ago, but I opened it up (upon your recommendation, right?) and have since received a bunch of stuff from schools I'm not interested in.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker Thread

Postby insidethetwenty » Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:17 pm

sharthree wrote:Just got Bama...not applying, but almost feel for the "I want 8 dollars in free music". (you know after the $12 report)


I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought this...

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby adora » Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:11 am

For what it's worth, Colorado via email (upon request).

I emailed Kansas and asked for one...they want a 250-word statement-why Kansas?

Then I asked myself...why Kansas?

I don't know...

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby jacosta6 » Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:21 am

I was able to get BU by request. Sent them an email yesterday afternoon. Received the response around 11:30 last night.

No luck with GW. They only do need-based.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby sckon » Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:00 am

Nothing too ground breaking since many people have got them but I got hidden waivers from Boston U, Indiana-Bloom, and Connecticut today.



only one app I have to pay for and that is Wisconsin.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby Bustang » Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:02 am

adora wrote:For what it's worth, Colorado via email (upon request).

I emailed Kansas and asked for one...they want a 250-word statement-why Kansas?

Then I asked myself...why Kansas?

I don't know...


This happened to me when I was filling out the Texas Tech application (safety). they wanted me to write an additional essay about why i wanted to go there to practice law etc etc. The delete button was pushed shortly after I read that paragraph.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby tamlyric » Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:45 am

Bustang wrote:
adora wrote:For what it's worth, Colorado via email (upon request).

I emailed Kansas and asked for one...they want a 250-word statement-why Kansas?

Then I asked myself...why Kansas?

I don't know...


This happened to me when I was filling out the Texas Tech application (safety). they wanted me to write an additional essay about why i wanted to go there to practice law etc etc. The delete button was pushed shortly after I read that paragraph.


Indeed. This got me thinking. Maybe the only (main?) reason schools require or suggest writing "why x?" essays is to deter people from applying who won't end up enrolling if admitted--think of it as a kind of yield protection. Perhaps, then, the thing to do is just call them on their bluff. I am in the mood to think wishfully today, but I wouldn't be all that surprised if this were the case.

EDIT: typo.
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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby homestyle28 » Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:00 pm

johnstuartmill wrote:I'm starting to get bitter. 175/3.47 and no fee waivers from the T14.


The randomness is amusing/depressing. I got CLS and VA, but no Chicago. Hoping for a Nwestern and for geographic reasons Ohio State. Both said they'd be doing CRS this week/soon. 175/3.02 + a couple post-grad degrees.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby keg411 » Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:42 pm

SMU by request. Going to try and request a couple more since I'm sending out applications this weekend.

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Re: 2009-2010 Fee Waiver Tracker/FAQ Thread

Postby vsg211 » Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:55 pm

For those who e-mailed schools asking for fee waivers, you listed your GPA and LSAT score, right? (I know this seems like a dumb question but just in case...)




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