$250 for letter of good academic standing?

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icedison
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$250 for letter of good academic standing?

Postby icedison » Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:34 am

Is this legit? I mean, can they do this legally or is this basically blackmailing?

Anyone having similar experiences with their schools? I am trying to see if this is a common phenomenon and whether I should fight it rather than swallow the cost

Norwood
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Re: $250 for letter of good academic standing?

Postby Norwood » Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:58 am

They should be only be charging for the administrative costs associated with processing the letter, rather than using it as a profit generating mechanism.

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fatduck
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Re: $250 for letter of good academic standing?

Postby fatduck » Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:59 am

i am genuinely sorry you go to such a shitty school, and glad that you are getting out. i think the best thing to do here is just suck it up and pay, though. and out the school.

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Re: $250 for letter of good academic standing?

Postby random5483 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:44 am

Which school charges that much?? Costs like under 10 bucks for letter/transcripts/etc for me.

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Re: $250 for letter of good academic standing?

Postby Danteshek » Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:56 am

What school?

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Re: $250 for letter of good academic standing?

Postby jstn1104 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 3:37 am

icedison wrote:Is this legit? I mean, can they do this legally or is this basically blackmailing?

Anyone having similar experiences with their schools? I am trying to see if this is a common phenomenon and whether I should fight it rather than swallow the cost


That is bullshit.

All the more reason to transfer.

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Re: $250 for letter of good academic standing?

Postby DeSimone » Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:28 am

Try to explain the situation to the adcoms. Ask if you can provide the letter of good standing after admittance in the event you're admitted. At the same time, stress your interest in the school.

Mine were free (didn't even pay for postage) fwiw.

ETA: iirc, someone said that UIUC is the school that does this in another thread (but I might be wrong).

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Re: $250 for letter of good academic standing?

Postby lsltyf » Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:42 am

DeSimone wrote:Try to explain the situation to the adcoms. Ask if you can provide the letter of good standing after admittance in the event you're admitted. At the same time, stress your interest in the school.

Mine were free (didn't even pay for postage) fwiw.

ETA: iirc, someone said that UIUC is the school that does this in another thread (but I might be wrong).


Sucks. Pay it and move on. Never look back.

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Re: $250 for letter of good academic standing?

Postby dood » Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:48 am

stop being a pooor

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Re: $250 for letter of good academic standing?

Postby VinceIrons » Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:53 am

$250 each? That's absurd. I feel bad about bitching over my $40 per letter + transcript.

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Re: $250 for letter of good academic standing?

Postby keg411 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:27 am

That's insane. Both our letters of good standing and transcripts are free (although apparently the latter is thanks to the main campus undergrad students).

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Re: $250 for letter of good academic standing?

Postby Kilpatrick » Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:33 am

Not sure if OP goes to Illinois, but they do have this shitty policy. $250 for the first two and $50 for each school after that. It's basically extortion but I guess you gotta do what you gotta do to keep people in the middle of a cornfield.

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Re: $250 for letter of good academic standing?

Postby patrickd139 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:53 am

Danteshek wrote:What school?

This. Out yoy school, OP.

Also, I lol'd:
dood wrote:stop being a pooor

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Re: $250 for letter of good academic standing?

Postby ndirish2010 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:11 am

Kilpatrick wrote:Not sure if OP goes to Illinois, but they do have this shitty policy. $250 for the first two and $50 for each school after that. It's basically extortion but I guess you gotta do what you gotta do to keep people in the middle of a cornfield.


Wow, I would have never pegged UIUC for this policy.

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Re: $250 for letter of good academic standing?

Postby oktransferok » Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:22 pm

ndirish2010 wrote:
Kilpatrick wrote:Not sure if OP goes to Illinois, but they do have this shitty policy. $250 for the first two and $50 for each school after that. It's basically extortion but I guess you gotta do what you gotta do to keep people in the middle of a cornfield.


Wow, I would have never pegged UIUC for this policy.


Milking transfer hopefulls to generate money for incomming 1L class schollys. Classy.

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Re: $250 for letter of good academic standing?

Postby missinglink » Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:52 pm

That's extortion. Sorry to hear that.

Here, transcripts are $5 each, and letters of good standing are free.

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Re: $250 for letter of good academic standing?

Postby Helmholtz » Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:54 pm

ndirish2010 wrote:
Kilpatrick wrote:Not sure if OP goes to Illinois, but they do have this shitty policy. $250 for the first two and $50 for each school after that. It's basically extortion but I guess you gotta do what you gotta do to keep people in the middle of a cornfield.


Wow, I would have never pegged UIUC for this policy.


I thought UIUC had a little bit of a rep for shady shit like this?

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Re: $250 for letter of good academic standing?

Postby deadpanic » Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:31 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
ndirish2010 wrote:
Kilpatrick wrote:Not sure if OP goes to Illinois, but they do have this shitty policy. $250 for the first two and $50 for each school after that. It's basically extortion but I guess you gotta do what you gotta do to keep people in the middle of a cornfield.


Wow, I would have never pegged UIUC for this policy.


I thought UIUC had a little bit of a rep for shady shit like this?


Yeah, I mean, didn't they have some other similar sketchiness going down within the past couple years? get the hell out of there ASAP.

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Re: $250 for letter of good academic standing?

Postby CanadianWolf » Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:34 pm

Offer to furnish the pen, paper & postage and see if they'll do it for a more reasonable fee.

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Re: $250 for letter of good academic standing?

Postby fatduck » Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:45 pm


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Re: $250 for letter of good academic standing?

Postby Zazelmaf » Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:47 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:Offer to furnish the pen, paper & postage and see if they'll do it for a more reasonable fee.


This is the credited response.

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Re: $250 for letter of good academic standing?

Postby Kilpatrick » Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:49 pm

I don't think there's anything else that Illinois does that is similarly shady. Unless you're talking about the admissions scandal from a couple years ago under the former dean. That was shady but not in a screwing-your-students kind of way.

I like pretty much everything else about Illinois besides this though.

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Re: $250 for letter of good academic standing?

Postby jeff5170 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:50 pm

fatduck wrote:tips@abovethelaw.com


this.

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Re: $250 for letter of good academic standing?

Postby 09042014 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:59 pm

Do you have to send this to every school you apply to? Or only the one you attend, or to LSAC?

1 time fucking you over for 250 sucks, fucking you for 250 each time is unacceptable.

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Re: $250 for letter of good academic standing?

Postby Kilpatrick » Fri Jul 01, 2011 3:01 pm

Desert Fox wrote:Do you have to send this to every school you apply to? Or only the one you attend, or to LSAC?

1 time fucking you over for 250 sucks, fucking you for 250 each time is unacceptable.


You need one for every school. It's $250 for the first two, $50 for each school after that.




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