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Title: Worth it to wait on fee waivers?
Post by: WSULeifJ on October 07, 2008, 05:26:53 PM
I just took the October LSAT, and am expecting a good score (168-172 seems likely to me)...I know where I want to apply, but waiting it out in hopes of fee waivers could probably save me a few bucks.

I can absorb the cost if I have to, but obviously getting some dollars knocked off would be nice...would it be worth it to wait for a week or so after getting my scores to see if any waivers roll in, or will it be really helpful for me to get my apps in on October 24th instead of November 1st?
Title: Re: Worth it to wait on fee waivers?
Post by: heartbreaker on October 07, 2008, 05:28:55 PM
One week, especially if you're still submitted before November won't kill you, and fee waivers are sweet. I'd wait.
Title: Re: Worth it to wait on fee waivers?
Post by: High Life on October 07, 2008, 06:10:08 PM
Many fee waivers are retroactive, so don't worry about submitting those apps.
Title: Re: Worth it to wait on fee waivers?
Post by: sexonthebeach15 on October 07, 2008, 06:22:14 PM
what #s do the T14 give fee waivers for?

and how do they know to grant them for you, by you entering your info into the CRS?

i'm asking cause all my info is there except for LSAT score, so would i have to enter that or will LSAC publish it automatically?
Title: Re: Worth it to wait on fee waivers?
Post by: WSULeifJ on October 07, 2008, 07:56:28 PM
Many fee waivers are retroactive, so don't worry about submitting those apps.

Really? So the school would offer you a refund? Obviously I wouldn't ask them for one after already applying, that would be tacky.
Title: Re: Worth it to wait on fee waivers?
Post by: MauveAvenger on October 07, 2008, 08:04:14 PM
It's not tacky, it's practical. I asked UVA for one, and they absolutely said they understand, thanks for applying so early and that they could do it no problem.
Title: Re: Worth it to wait on fee waivers?
Post by: WSULeifJ on October 07, 2008, 08:22:08 PM
It's not tacky, it's practical. I asked UVA for one, and they absolutely said they understand, thanks for applying so early and that they could do it no problem.

Hmm. Okay. Maybe I'm too scared to step on toes. Thanks for the input.
Title: Re: Worth it to wait on fee waivers?
Post by: isustudent on October 08, 2008, 01:27:58 PM
To second that, some schools I got fee waivers from said that if I had already applied they would refund the money.
Title: Re: Worth it to wait on fee waivers?
Post by: Ninja1 on October 08, 2008, 01:42:59 PM
You can also just call the schools and ask for one. Worked pretty well for me at most places.
Title: Re: Worth it to wait on fee waivers?
Post by: elitney on October 12, 2008, 01:01:46 PM
if you haven't signed up for LSAC yet, will you not get any fee waivers via e-mail?

Is it too late?
Title: Re: Worth it to wait on fee waivers?
Post by: gooseisland on October 12, 2008, 07:16:42 PM
In order to take the LSAT you must sign up for the LSAC service. I think you are referring to the LSDAS which you do not have to sign up for in order to take the LSAT but is a service that complies stuff such as recs, transcripts and applications to send them to the school. I know that you do not need to be apart of the LSDAS to receive fee waivers.