I applied to Fordham in early, EARLY September by paper. Printed off the application, filled it out, wrote a check for the fee, and sent it on its way. After 5 weeks and no word of its arrival, I grew worried. I called the admissions office and politely asked if it had gotten there. It had not. I asked if I should send it in electronically, and the nice woman said yes, yes, of course, it probably got lost in the mail.
Now near mid-October I filled out the LSAC online application, paid the fee, and sent it on its way. BOOM! Arrived. I thought I was done, phew. Little did I know.
Another two weeks later, I get $70 deducted from my checking account. Wha-? I called Fordham thinking it was just an honest mistake. They probably don't check to see if an application has already arrived. "Oh we're so sorry for the mix-up, we'll issue a refund, no worries!"
December rolls around. They're still holding $140 instead of $70 and I've heard no word from anybody. Maybe they're slow - Virginia issued me a refund check because I qualified for a free app, and it took them 6 weeks.
January comes and goes. I email again. They're working on it. Then February, then March, then April. Now they've stopped answering my emails altogether, not giving me the time of day. Seriously, Fordham? You offer me a $60,000 scholarship but you can't give me back the $70 you shouldn't have cashed in the first place? SERIOUSLY?