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  1. For those recently accepted, if there even have been any, can you speak to when the deadline is to accept the offer?
  2. 12/71. So close yet so far
  3. Queen's says directly on their website that offers are sent out beginning in January. So you won't be missing round 1 because of no LSAT score if you apply there:
  4. I think that minimum of three years worth of university studies exists mainly to exclude people in first and second year from applying. Anyone who has a university degree conferred onto them will have met that requirement, even if transfer credits make up half of their earned credits. This is so because the transfer credits count towards fulfilling degree requirements, thereby contributing to the three year minimum rule. I don't think this requirement seems to be a particularly useful guide to answering your question. It is best to contact the law schools to which you will be applying to (or interested in applying to) to inquire about how they approach your situation, especially since transfer credits make up two years, not one, with the latter seeming to be somewhat more common.
  5. Yes, for the extreme example, like the one you quoted, it seems likely a holistic assessment won't magically result in an acceptance for someone. But these lower stats, where holistic assessments have little success rates, are by far the anomaly than the norm. We often see people in the 3.3-3.6 range with LSATs in the 157-160 range, which you conceded is the range in which holistic assessment can result in admission, far more often than we see people with 2.0s or 140s, the range in which holistic assessments likely won't work. I agree with you in that holistic assessments play little role in extreme cases. This is equally so for people with very high stats, such as 3.9s/170s. A school will never reject this type of candidate because they have no ECs. But my point is simply that it seems likely we will see holistic assessments emerge more frequently, since the target range capable of attracting the gaze of these types of assessments seem to outnumber, at least on this website, the ranges in which they do not.
  6. I don't know. I think holistic assessments do emerge as true at some schools. I have a 3.85 and was given a very shitty waitlist number at uOttawa, a GPA focused school, may I add. My LSAT, mind you, is far from the best. But people with my exact LSAT, and sometimes even lower, were admitted during the year with GPAs lower than mine. I don't know what explains this besides the theory that a holistic assessment separated the people with lower stats from me.
  7. I think these recent posts raise an interesting point. Let's use rank 50 as an example. We need to be aware that movement on the waitlist in real time does not cause actual movement on the waitlist. We should be cautious of assuming that rank 50 will instantly get admitted just because rank 49 has declined their offer from uOttawa. It takes time for uOttawa to be made aware that movement has occurred. This is on top of the hurdle in an of itself of actually telling uOttawa that someone does not want to accept their offer. As 3rdGen said, there is difficulty with even declining the offer, causing more delay. This is pretty problematic given that classes start in a month and a half. So, the point is that there exists the possibility that the person next in line should get admitted, but won't. A computer system that allows a student to accept or reject their offer in real time, without the delays in transmitting the message, that then automatically accepts the next person in line seems like a much better alternative to this system.
  8. You'll start getting more comfortable with managing course work and pacing yourself with it as you progress throughout university. I agree with MP in that the answer is going to be different for each person. For instance, I rarely went to my prof's office hours, whereas the poster above frequently did. Obviously sometimes I did, but it was by no means the norm. I guess my point is that you are going to start naturally picking up on what does and what doesn't work for you as you progress. Everyone learns differently, so it's basically up to you at this point to figure out how you learn. And btw - a 3.4 GPA in first year isn't terrible. Good luck Edit: I forgot to add something. Try to not set unrealistic expectations. Some people do indeed hit 4.0s across all years, but it is very exceptional. I think it is more advisable to set the goal of always engaging in self-growth. Figure out how you can improve from 1st to 2nd year, and then from 3rd to 4th. University is a marathon. Don't come out of the gate hoping to nail a perfect GPA across the remaining years. Take is one assignment at a time and always think of how you can be a better student in each of the coming courses.
  9. We will probably see only one update just days, or maybe weeks, after the deadline of July 11. The revision will reflect how many people have been removed because of provisionals turning firm, along with how many people who did not wish to remain on the waitlist. So your rank will lower itself closer to zero based on the total amount of people who have been removed.
  10. Data dump for all of those who are interested: 93/176. GPA: 3.83 (but it's a 3.85 with my winter grades) LSAT: 154 Average ECs: worked two internships abroad, volunteer work abroad, internship at the courthouse in Ottawa, lots of volunteer work, held my part time job since 2012, lots of scholarships including a senate medal. Presumably great LORs Pretty disappointed with my rank obviously. Going to start studying for the LSAT to hopefully bring it up to a 158 and shoot for Queen's and Western next year. Feeling pretty confident about getting into those schools with that LSAT score and my 3.85
  11. Question - why do you think Tuesday and not Monday?
  12. I'm kinda worried they're releasing ranks in order. I know a poster said before they called the admissions department and that the department said ranks are not released in any particular order, but I'm slightly concerned because we have only had people with high ranks report on this thread.
  13. 3:30?! Sigh. It's past 3:30 now. Well, let's hope they released all numbers when they left, with their system now working to update each and every one of our portals
  14. That could very well be an explanation as well - I think the shorter waitlist could be realistically explained by both of our explanations. Well, the work day is creeping to a close, with a lot of us not having our ranks yet. I have no idea what to think at this point!
  15. This is all, of course, speculation, but I think it's reasonable to assume a decent chunk were admitted from the unnumbered waitlist this year. Last year there were like, what, ~230 on the waitlist? But there are 176 on this year's waitlist. Assuming the difference in number is not a result of uOttawa putting less people on the waitlist this year compared to last, then, yeah, it seems reasonable to assume a group of people did get admitted from the unnumbered waitlist, since this would explain why there are less people on the numbered waitlist. But, as it was alluded to, this is all speculation. It could very well be the case that each spot on the waitlist this year is more competitive, of which would explain the decrease from ~230 to 176.