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  1. Best Residence on Campus?

    I live in Grad House and I like it. As others have mentioned, it's super quiet (when I first moved in, it felt like I was in an abandoned hotel like The Shining) and you can just walk everywhere. $1,031 rent for a single studio apartment, which is a bit on the pricey side, but if you get a 2 bedroom unit with a roommate it's only $819, plus you get a partial meal plan out of it; you'll still need to buy the vast majority of your own food (the rooms have a microwave, stove, and oven) but it was roughly enough for me to go to the Marquis Hall all-you-can-eat buffet once a week.
  2. The main thing you should be wary of with used books is if they have been marked up by the previous owner. I would find it incredibly distracting if there were already-circled answers in prep tests that caused me to have a biased preference for an answer. Even if you try to erase them, it's hard to get rid of the mark completely. I was lucky enough that I found a set of used books on Kijiji that the previous owner had not used at all.
  3. Any reason USask's GPA is a bit lower?

    In short, yes. It's just a fact that more people want to live in Vancouver and Toronto than Saskatoon, hence, those schools will have more competitive admission stats.
  4. "As he studied the first-year law curriculum a second time, he was devastated to find out that the other students had something, some intellectual capacity, that he did not. He found the classes completely incomprehensible. 'It was a great disappointment to me,' he said." --Serial killer Ted Bundy on his experience in law school
  5. Like I said, I don't think that's true of Saskatchewan and Manitoba. I haven't seen any evidence when analyzing the numbers of accepted 2 year candidates that their numbers need to be higher. I would recommend that people give those two schools a serious look if they don't want to "waste" any more time and money in undergrad than they need to.
  6. Just check each school's requirements, many will consider applicants with only 3 years. University of Saskatchewan and University of Manitoba will let you in after only 2 years, and as far as I know, you don't have to have superior numbers to people with full 4 year degrees. University of Alberta is a different story though. I asked them if I could apply there with only 2 years under my belt and was rejected because the average of my two combined LSATs were below the minimum threshhold for 2 year candidates. The minimum for two year candidates is: 90th percentile LSAT (about 164) and a 3.70 GPA. And that's just the bare minimum, I don't know if you need to be even higher than that to be realistically accepted. University of Calgary also says that it's technically possible to get in without a full 4 year degree, but you shouldn't even bother trying because you would need insane stats and extracurriculars. They said that in their whole history they've only let in a handful of people without full 4 year degrees.
  7. First year schedule

    I'm looking forward to Monday Tea Time already ...
  8. Ask a 3L Sask Student

    He's trolling, he also posted in the "Top 10 reasons to go to my law school" thread where everyone dogpiled the U of S frat boy guy.
  9. Rejected 2017

    I'm also surprised by the rejection. A strong Sask connection seems to be worth the equivalent of a couple LSAT points, so you must have been right on the border of being accepted or rejected. Re-write and bump up your LSAT even a couple more points and you should be in.
  10. Entrance Scholarships

    I didn't apply to any special categories, but I did apply as a 2 year student and received a conditional acceptance in February saying that I needed to complete my final semester of my 2nd year. After I sent them my final transcripts, they sent me an official acceptance and repeated the $2,000 minimum scholarship offer. So maybe you're right that my conditional offer changed things. They didn't say specifically what scholarship I received. Actually, I'll just go ahead and paste the exact relevant part of the e-mail:
  11. Entrance Scholarships

    If you've been accepted, then they should have also told you that you'll receive scholarship money in the acceptance e-mail. That's what happened with me. They said I would get $2,000 minimum but possibly more. I don't know when they'll tell me exactly how much I get. And I agree that it's probably a combination of all factors, same as their criteria for acceptance.
  12. Waitlist Consideration/Waitlist 2017

    That's actually a mystery. I think a lot of people mistakenly give their GPA out of 4.00 here, but Saskatchewan claims that their 3.38 average is out of 4.30. Still, there isn't usually a big difference between 4.00 and 4.30 anyway because getting an A+ is really damn hard at the university level.
  13. Waitlist Consideration/Waitlist 2017

    http://explore.usask.ca/programs/colleges/law/index.php Admission Averages Average GPA: 3.38 Average LSAT: 159 I also recorded that 3.5, 165 as the most shocking rejection. Another one was 3.70, 160 with a "medium Sask. connection (I'm guessing it wasn't that strong)." Also have a 3.69, 159 no Sask connection. Those rejected LSATS are at or above Saskatchewan's stated average, with GPAs well above them. I've seen stats far lower than those accepted thanks to strong Sask connections, such as 3.70, 154. Actually I've seen multiple cases of a 154 being accepted if they have a decent GPA and strong Sask connection. It's clearly an important factor.
  14. Waitlist Consideration/Waitlist 2017

    You guys were probably not accepted already because you lack a Sask. connection, which they place great importance on. I've seen some solid stats rejected in the past few years simply because they didn't have one. As for what the usual accepted stats are: according to their officially stated average it's 159 LSAT and 3.38 GPA on a 4.30 scale, but they have contradicted themselves on that GPA number and also said 3.70. Those numbers also have a significant amount of Sask. connection mixed in there. They seem to be more forgiving of a high GPA and low LSAT than the other way around.
  15. Even if your party was this one, I doubt they'd really care, let alone the freakin Conservative Party, which I'm guessing is the one you served. The paranoia of being associated with Trump is real I see.