When you guys say you would have applied for "application fee waivers", do you mean directly through each school, or through LSAC?Also, how much does each application generally cost?
Quote from: Groundskeeper Willy on May 05, 2005, 11:25:36 AMWhen you guys say you would have applied for "application fee waivers", do you mean directly through each school, or through LSAC?Also, how much does each application generally cost?You can apply through LSAC, and that's the easiest way. If you qualify you'll get your LSDAS registration taken care of, and (I think) you won't have to pay for the LSAT, either. If you get this waiver, most, if not all, schools will accept it in lieu of their application fee. This can easily save you about $500 in fees, possibly more. The only hassle is that you have to have your documents and everything together and turned in months before your LSAT date ... For the Oct exam, I think you had to have everything in by the 1st of August. You can also ask each school if they have their own need-based fee waiver (I know Yale does), but this is more of a hassle than the above. Some schools will only waive the fee for those who have an LSDAS waiver, and don't have a separate application. As for costs ... you're looking at $65-$75 for the application itself, plus about $15 for each school your LSDAS stuff is sent to.
thanks to everyone for the advice! it is helpful to those, like me, who will be applying in the future.one question: many of you said that you wish you had applied earlier. in your view, when is the best time to apply? september? if i take the october test and submit my applications as soon as i get the test results, would that still be too late to apply?