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gatorbabe218
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Fee Waiver

Postby gatorbabe218 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:56 am

So I received a fee waiver from W&M on the 25th which I thought was weird because unfortunately I'm well below their LSAT scores (149) :( but I have a 3.72 UG GPA. Anyone have thoughts as to why I got a fee waiver if I'm so below their scores?

Thanks!

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Davidbentley
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Re: Fee Waiver

Postby Davidbentley » Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:58 am

Because it's not important.
Retake.

gatorbabe218
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Re: Fee Waiver

Postby gatorbabe218 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:08 am

Thanks that was real helpful. Hope being a jerk works out for you in life.

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Re: Fee Waiver

Postby wannabelawstudent » Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:10 am

gatorbabe218 wrote:So I received a fee waiver from W&M on the 25th which I thought was weird because unfortunately I'm well below their LSAT scores (149) :( but I have a 3.72 UG GPA. Anyone have thoughts as to why I got a fee waiver if I'm so below their scores?

Thanks!

Because schools like to extend fee waivers to people so they can reject them cause somehow that factors into the USNWR rankings.

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Re: Fee Waiver

Postby 2012Lsatscore » Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:25 am

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Re: Fee Waiver

Postby Crowing » Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:27 am

wannabelawstudent wrote:
gatorbabe218 wrote:So I received a fee waiver from W&M on the 25th which I thought was weird because unfortunately I'm well below their LSAT scores (149) :( but I have a 3.72 UG GPA. Anyone have thoughts as to why I got a fee waiver if I'm so below their scores?

Thanks!

Because schools like to extend fee waivers to people so they can reject them cause somehow that factors into the USNWR rankings.


This. Having a higher %yield is beneficial to schools for ranking purposes, so they liked to send out mass waivers (particularly late in the cycle like now) so they can get people to apply and get rejected to boost the %yield. It's pretty stupid/sketchy but it's a common practice.

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Re: Fee Waiver

Postby Pumpkin_Pie » Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:36 am

Crowing wrote: Having a higher %yield is beneficial to schools for ranking purposes, so they liked to send out mass waivers (particularly late in the cycle like now) so they can get people to apply and get rejected to boost the %yield. It's pretty stupid/sketchy but it's a common practice.

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Re: Fee Waiver

Postby dproduct » Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:03 am

Please do not apply to any law school with a 149. Your GPA is actually quite good, and with a good LSAT you could have a great cycle. Any school that will admit someone with a 149 is not a school worth attending. RETAKE.




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