Do I Have a Hidden Waiver?! A Pictorial Guide

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Re: Do I Have a Hidden Waiver?! A Pictorial Guide - Fall 2011

Post by jdapplicant » Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:05 pm

I have above a 3.75 and above a 171 but I don't have anything from Michigan (I did get one from 4 or 5 of the other top 14s). Any idea why? Is their standard higher than that?

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Re: Do I Have a Hidden Waiver?! A Pictorial Guide - Fall 2011

Post by TheLawrax » Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:54 am

jdapplicant wrote:I have above a 3.75 and above a 171 but I don't have anything from Michigan (I did get one from 4 or 5 of the other top 14s). Any idea why? Is their standard higher than that?
Solicit them. I have significantly lower scores than you and I got a fee waiver by filling out the fee waiver request from the website (although my income is basically zilch at the moment so it may have more to do with that).

When did you get the other hidden fee waivers? I don't have any--not sure if it's because of my hard stats or because I forgot to change my intended application year on the CRS until last week.

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Re: Do I Have a Hidden Waiver?! A Pictorial Guide - Fall 2011

Post by dempsey6 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:44 am

What is the most appropriate way to solicit? "Do you award merit-based application fee waivers?"

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Re: Do I Have a Hidden Waiver?! A Pictorial Guide - Fall 2011

Post by mach9zero » Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:31 am

dempsey6 wrote:What is the most appropriate way to solicit? "Do you award merit-based application fee waivers?"
Exactly it, include an e-mail to admissions containing your name, LSAT score, GPA, and why their school is attractive in one to two sentences and send it out. Admin won't be looking for fluff, just to find competitive candidates.

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Re: Do I Have a Hidden Waiver?! A Pictorial Guide - Fall 2011

Post by pkraft1 » Fri Oct 17, 2014 2:34 am

I haven't been able to find the answer to this question: Does the fee waiver from a school cover the "report fee" that the LSAC charges? I know that the LSAC fee waiver covers 4 report fees. Report fees this year are apparently $28, which I'd like to not pay if I could.

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Re: Do I Have a Hidden Waiver?! A Pictorial Guide - Fall 2011

Post by xylocarp » Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:07 am

pkraft1 wrote:I haven't been able to find the answer to this question: Does the fee waiver from a school cover the "report fee" that the LSAC charges? I know that the LSAC fee waiver covers 4 report fees. Report fees this year are apparently $28, which I'd like to not pay if I could.
no, the report fee is not covered
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Re: Do I Have a Hidden Waiver?! A Pictorial Guide

Post by T14wannabe2016 » Mon Dec 21, 2015 3:15 pm

Are hidden fee waivers based on LSAT scores?

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Re: Do I Have a Hidden Waiver?! A Pictorial Guide

Post by pterodactyls » Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:45 am

Do hidden fee waivers even exist anymore? It seems like in this application cycle, all of my fee waivers (solicited or unsolicited) have appeared on the homepage of the application.

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Re: Do I Have a Hidden Waiver?! A Pictorial Guide

Post by tsujimoto74 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:47 pm

pterodactyls wrote:Do hidden fee waivers even exist anymore? It seems like in this application cycle, all of my fee waivers (solicited or unsolicited) have appeared on the homepage of the application.
I found 2 during my applications (Penn and Northwestern). Every other school I got one from, at least as far as I'm aware, sent me an email and appeared on the application homepage.

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Re: Do I Have a Hidden Waiver?! A Pictorial Guide

Post by kiklavan » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:55 pm

Do Dec. LSAT takers get fee waivers too?

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Re: Do I Have a Hidden Waiver?! A Pictorial Guide

Post by Dipsychus » Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:18 am

Bump.

The last post was from December 2017. Other "hidden waiver" experiences since then?

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Re: Do I Have a Hidden Waiver?! A Pictorial Guide

Post by MountainMama » Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:29 pm

I have not seen any of the mysterious end-of-application waivers in my apps this cycle. The hidden waiver practice seems very strange, if you figure waivers are meant to increase application numbers. It is still pretty early in the cycle though, and I believe the waiver batches often follow LSAT score releases, so hopefully more will be coming out.

Georgetown and Northwestern now specifically request fee waivers solicitation:
https://www.law.georgetown.edu/admissio ... uirements/
https://apply.law.northwestern.edu/regi ... waiver2019

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Re: Do I Have a Hidden Waiver?! A Pictorial Guide

Post by MountainMama » Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:16 am

Not my personal experience, but there is a recent reddit thread indicating that UChicago, at least, is still deploying "hidden" waivers:

https://old.reddit.com/r/lawschooladmis ... solicited/

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