Dean Certification Fees (rant)

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panascooter
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Dean Certification Fees (rant)

Postby panascooter » Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:52 pm

Anybody else have to deal with exorbitant fees for deans certifications and letters of class standing? $250?!? Really? I'm all for friendly efforts to retain top students, but the fact that they're trying to bleed me on the way out doesn't qualify as "friendly." It won't keep me from applying, but it will piss me off on the way out if I make the tough decision to leave.

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Re: Dean Certification Fees (rant)

Postby traehekat » Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:27 pm

Woah, do these typically cost a lot of money at other schools? I never knew much about them, but I just assumed they were either free or there was maybe a small fee, comparable to a transcript request.

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Re: Dean Certification Fees (rant)

Postby theantiscalia » Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:29 pm

traehekat wrote:Woah, do these typically cost a lot of money at other schools? I never knew much about them, but I just assumed they were either free or there was maybe a small fee, comparable to a transcript request.


We don't get charged anything at Notre Dame.

In fact, I'm a little creeped out by how happily and easily our registrar fills these things out...

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Re: Dean Certification Fees (rant)

Postby Wholigan » Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:36 pm

Free at my T2 as well. That smacks of exTTTortion if you ask me.

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Re: Dean Certification Fees (rant)

Postby specialblend35 » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:07 pm

That's fucking insane.

It's $25 per letter at my T2. Nowhere near $250, but it can still add up quick if you apply broadly.

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Re: Dean Certification Fees (rant)

Postby panascooter » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:09 pm

Wholigan wrote:Free at my T2 as well. That smacks of exTTTortion if you ask me.

This is something I'd expect from some unacreddited Ave Pizza Southern Community College of Law. But no, this is at a T25 school that until now I felt had a fair/open administration in terms of policies and procedures. I'll be shocked if I can talk them out of it, but I'll sure try. Maybe they'll find the exTTTortion label convincing.

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Re: Dean Certification Fees (rant)

Postby keg411 » Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:08 pm

Wholigan wrote:Free at my T2 as well. That smacks of exTTTortion if you ask me.


+1. Also, our transcripts appear to be free now as well (at least I've been trying to send them and haven't been charged; but maybe there is just something wrong with the program).

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Re: Dean Certification Fees (rant)

Postby NYC Law » Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:11 pm

This reeks of Emory.

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Re: Dean Certification Fees (rant)

Postby Wholigan » Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:23 pm

keg411 wrote:
Wholigan wrote:Free at my T2 as well. That smacks of exTTTortion if you ask me.


+1. Also, our transcripts appear to be free now as well (at least I've been trying to send them and haven't been charged; but maybe there is just something wrong with the program).


Really? That's good news. At least it will be if I ever get my last grade and have a transcript to send. I had to pay for mine when applying for a scholarship a few months ago.

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Re: Dean Certification Fees (rant)

Postby Vronsky » Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:43 pm

$40/school at my T2. Applied to 6 schools, so they got $240 out of me. To send a damn transcript when I already paid $40k in tuition.

Seriously bullshit. Actually makes me want to transfer MORE.

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Re: Dean Certification Fees (rant)

Postby stuckinparadise » Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:48 pm

Only $7 at my school, however... I just found out that because I am transferring, I am no longer work study eligible, i.e. I have to quit my job/no $$$$ (research assistant).

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Re: Dean Certification Fees (rant)

Postby keg411 » Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:13 pm

Wholigan wrote:
keg411 wrote:
Wholigan wrote:Free at my T2 as well. That smacks of exTTTortion if you ask me.


+1. Also, our transcripts appear to be free now as well (at least I've been trying to send them and haven't been charged; but maybe there is just something wrong with the program).


Really? That's good news. At least it will be if I ever get my last grade and have a transcript to send. I had to pay for mine when applying for a scholarship a few months ago.


I had to pay when I sent mine to LSAC. But then I just tried to sent a bunch more recently and I haven't been charged. Weird.

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Re: Dean Certification Fees (rant)

Postby ms2010 » Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:34 pm

My school sends for free... you don't even have to supply them envelopes!




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