KingofSplitters55 wrote:esther0123 wrote:Is getting waiver from pretty high ranking schools a good sign? I had thought some of these schools were kind of a reach for me (3.98/167) but receiving waiver makes me confused. I got several, but ones I cared to count were Chicaco, NYU, UPenn, Vanderbilt, Michigan, Duke, Washington, UCLA. Are they just trying to cast a wider net than they would care to accept?
Anyways... of I go to read Manhattan LR....
The reasons the schools are giving the waiver to you for could include that, or be a combination of a wide variety of other things. For example, some schools give it out to you in order to encourage those with high scores to apply, others give it to those with median scores, others give it to those with scores too low to be admitted in order to lower their acceptance rate, etc. The reason behind an individual waiver doesn't seem too discernible nor necessarily relevant to one's application.
It's basically just like getting a coupon in the mail. Whatever the reason it came, it still saves you money if you decide to apply.
Oh tricky tricky... Yeah, I had thought these waivers were a bit unusual, as I'm pretty sure I was a far shot to some of the higher ranking schools. Thank you for your clarification!