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I got an application fee waiver.

HolyCheeseballsHolyCheeseballs Registered User Posts: 82 Junior Member
Hi! I got an application fee waiver from Rice which really suprised me. Sure, I've gotten them from Tulane, Case Western etc. but that makes sense. Rice is a top school. Do I actually have a decent shot at getting into Rice and that's why they contacted me or is this just a marketing scheme?

Replies to: I got an application fee waiver.

  • happy1happy1 Forum Champion Parents, Forum Champion Admissions Posts: 22,920 Forum Champion
    It is marketing and does not give an indication as to if you will be admitted or not.
  • SrabookwormSrabookworm Registered User Posts: 110 Junior Member
    The fact that you got a fee waiver usually indicates that you did well in standardized testing, and it's certainly a good sign! It doesn't mean that you'll necessarily be admitted, but it does mean that your scores are likely on par with what Rice is looking for.
  • bogeyorparbogeyorpar Registered User Posts: 762 Member
    How about the reverse question: if a student submitted standard testing scores to Rice but didn't receive fee waiver, should he even try to apply?
  • Houston1021Houston1021 Forum Champion Rice Posts: 732 Forum Champion
    Sure. My daughter paid the $75 app fee and was admitted regular decision. Most folks probably pay the fee unless they have economic hardship. The fee waivers may be for a certain demographic Rice is trying to attract.
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