Why did Cornell send me a Fee Waiver?

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richalvarez
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Why did Cornell send me a Fee Waiver?

Postby richalvarez » Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:45 pm

I have very unimpressive numbers, 159/2.96, and can't imagine why they would send me a fee waiver via email. I am Mexican and while I believe that helped, still can't help thinking they're just trying to pad their # of apps. Should I bother applying?

hooma
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Re: Why did Cornell send me a Fee Waiver?

Postby hooma » Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:57 pm

richalvarez wrote:I have very unimpressive numbers, 159/2.96, and can't imagine why they would send me a fee waiver via email. I am Mexican and while I believe that helped, still can't help thinking they're just trying to pad their # of apps. Should I bother applying?


That's probably true, just depends on how much $16 means to you, and the slim chance you'll be accepted v. the much more probable outcome that you are rejected. I applied to out-of-reaches when I got fee waivers because there is little downside.

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moneybagsphd
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Re: Why did Cornell send me a Fee Waiver?

Postby moneybagsphd » Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:57 pm

Not sure why this topic is trending right now. Go ahead and apply, just know that you'll probably be rejected. It's worth $16 to find out IMO.

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koalatriste
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Re: Why did Cornell send me a Fee Waiver?

Postby koalatriste » Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:02 pm

why does UVa send out so many fee waivers?




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