PoutineKing

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  1. Personally I talked about health promotion, fitness and things related to that in my personal statement. I had other things that could connect to that and relate it back to my desire to study law. I think its an interesting perspective, but I'm not a part of any admissions committee so not much I can really say.
  2. When you get waitlisted does "Ready for review" on Minerva change to Waitlist or do you just get an email notification?
  3. Hello, I just received an offer for an on campus residence at uOttawa. It's an apartment style 3 bedroom in the Brooks residence. I'm just wondering if anybody has lived in residence during 1L and could shed some light on how it is at Ottawa? I am also in the midst of a house hunt with two people I know from home that would be living in Ottawa next year, so I imagine any option with them would be cheaper than residence - but also a little less convenient. Any tips on housing in Ottawa or advice on residence / off campus housing would be great!
  4. I believe OLSAS allows for 8000 characters. It's roughly two pages on Microsoft Word if I recall correctly.
  5. I paid a deposit today for a school that I'm very happy going to, but I am still waiting to hear back from one other school and that could change my decision. The price of the deposit in my mind is worth keeping my spot and potentially losing the deposit if I end up going to a different school.
  6. Juste pour ajouter, j'ai reçu mon offre en mars et fallait que j'accepte avant le 14 avril, mais la date d'échéance pour le dépôt de 500$ pour tenir ma place était le 1er juin. J'imagine qu'il aura d'autres offres après le 1er juin pour remplacer ceux qui ne payent pas leur dépôt.
  7. I think you should pick the program/school that you'll enjoy for the next four years. I did my undergrad in a field completely unrelated to law and enjoyed every minute of it (and didn't even plan on going into law until third year). Only UofT says they consider the degree that you got... but if anything else the degree is a soft factor that could influence your chances. Its not worth stressing over. Study what you enjoy and you'll do well!
  8. Pour moi c'était environ 3 semaines avant que j'ai reçu ma lettre.
  9. My OSAP estimate for 1L was more than I got during my whole undergrad. Although it was only an estimate, the OSAP changes seem the benefit me a lot (50% of my estimate was grant too!)
  10. I asked my professors with about 6 weeks notice. I offered any documents they may want (transcript, c.v., personal statements, etc.). One professor asked for the personal statement I planned to send as well as my transcript. I provided him with a draft copy as I hadn't finished my statement at that point, but he didn't mind. The other professor didn't ask for anything. Basically I asked if they would mind writing me and then I offered to meet with them to discuss why I was applying / to provide the documents they might want (transcript, c.v., etc). The professors will tell you what they need to write your letter. Good luck!
  11. J'imagine que oui. Ils veulent simplement confirmer votre niveau de français.
  12. J'ai soumis mon application en personne. Tous les documents ont été reçu le 20 février et j'ai été admis le 3 avril.
  13. Minerva has had my status at "Ready for review" for a long time now. Hoping to see some changes soon!!
  14. This has also crossed my mind. I imagine your law school experience and grades matter most. If anything, I imagine you might have a neat connection with someone working Bay St. that also attended your university for undergrad that might not be worth bringing up in the case of two people who went to UofT for their undergrad. I don't think there's too much to worry about to be honest.
  15. Anyone wanna give an update on uOttawa? If there's anything about the french section too that would be cool.