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  1. Looking for some guidance

    How do you know this for sure? When I started studying, my diagnostic was a 145 or something, and I got a 162 on my first write. I think it's great that you want to follow your dream, and finally achieve what you've wanted for so long. But you can do that while not wiping out your future at the same time. You're talking about draining your entire retirement savings, and hoping for this inheritance to sustain you for the rest of your life. What if your parents live until they're 110? You're about to undertake a serious expense, and very large risk by trying to get into a UK school, and taking the backdoor into the Ontario Bar. Why wouldn't you at least try to take the LSAT, which is significantly less expensive, and comes with almost no risk at all? I imagine, if you applied as a mature applicant, the schools would scarcely take into your CGPA, especially if you showed up with a high LSAT. Your PS: "Look at me, I didn't do well in University, but I want to follow my dream, worked my ass off, and got a 164+ twenty years later!" Windsor would eat that up so fast. I don't know. If I were in your position, I would at least try to take the LSAT, and give it a really good attempt before even considering going abroad.
  2. Should I cancel my second Lsat score?

    That's my feeling, as well. It's hard to justify a cancel when it's unlikely you did worse than your original score, you have unlimited attempts, and a lack of schools averaging marks.
  3. Should I cancel my second Lsat score?

    Hmm. Your GPA is really good, but not make-up-for-146-good. Do you really think you did the exact same though? What were you PTing back in December when you got the 146? You say you have bad test anxiety, which could mean that you didn't actually do as bad as you thought you did. Were you using a course or a tutor or anything? Before investing more time (and money) into December, I'd say it's probably time to consider something like that -- especially if you were studying for that much time. That being said, you can write the LSAT an unlimited number of times. Wait a few days at the very least before you cancel (I think you have up to 6 calendar days after the exam, or so we were told today). However, personally, I wouldn't cancel if I were in your position. I feel like most people probably think they did super poorly coming out of the exam, and even a 154 or something is better than a 146. Also, fuck judges and their candor (RC passage).
  4. Retaking the LSAT after application

    If you wrote today, you should seriously consider cancelling your score. Assuming, of course, that you did about the same as you normally do. It is almost impossible (barring one exception that I do not truly believe actually happened) to get into any school in Canada with a 147, unless you have some major access considerations.
  5. Logic Games Section- Help??

    Oh good. Good luck on Saturday! I'm also re-writing. Hopefully it goes well.
  6. Sketch/Verifiers Section on Application

    So, I've heard that this was what you were supposed to do in the past, but it is now frowned upon. If it is that important, use the PS to add some detail. As per OLSAS website: What do I do if I don’t have enough space to include the details of an activity in the Autobiographical Sketch section of the application? "The Autobiographical Sketch is meant to give the law schools a brief overview of what you have been doing since you left high school. If the law schools want more information than what you have been able to provide for any specific activity, they will contact the verifier for that activity."
  7. Logic Games Section- Help??

    Are you practicing with a Scantron for your PTs? It could help to make sure you're 100% prepared for using it.
  8. My point was mostly that it would be better to 160-2 the December, maybe a shot at Windsor (people have gotten in with stats below yours), and then re-write the February, as opposed to gambling on what could be a bad February write. I also don't agree that you would need a 170 or something insane to get into Western, or Windsor. I was waitlisted Western and Windsor with 3.09/162, with people getting into Windsor with worse scores than mine. Presumably, if you were to seek Western, a 165 would likely suffice. OP's L2 is really good. Why would they need a 170 in addition to a 3.7 L2?
  9. Essentially, yes. Some people choose to do a little bit of prep before it.
  10. That's actually a pretty good diagnostic. Are you sure you wouldn't be able to be ready in time for December? Keep in mind, LSAC has lifted the cap on the amount of times you can write the LSAT now. If you were to 160-2 the test, you wouldn't be in bad shape.
  11. Out of curiosity, what was your diagnostic, if you did one? EDIT: Also, I'm pretty sure it's just Windsor and a couple schools out West that don't accept February. Not sure, though. I'm fairly confident most Ontario schools accept the February.
  12. Logic Games Section- Help??

    Can you still look at the exam on LSAC's website? I thought they made it available for a while after the test.
  13. My biggest issue with people rolling the dice on the February LSAT is the sheer risk involved. For one, you're taking the LSAT for the first time, which means you should probably expect for nerves to be a significant issue. If you're applying in Ontario, you automatically cut Windsor from your applications due to the fact that they don't (or didn't, this year) accept the February LSAT. Based on your CGPA, this probably isn't ideal. If you can afford the not-insignificant application costs, and are ready to throw that money away in the event of a poor February LSAT, then go for it. I'd also say if you're PTing in the high 170s in a couple weeks time, then you're probably golden to just write the February exam (and December, for that matter). If you're good enough to be taken first round, schools aren't just going to ignore you because your score came out in March. Just know that if you don't do well on the exam, you're throwing away hundreds of dollars in application fees, and a lot of time spent on writing those applications/getting LORs, etc.
  14. CHANCES?

    While it is difficult, it is certainly possible, with enough work. Good luck, OP.
  15. Windsor 7 Factor Scale- University program???

    ""1. University ProgramThis category comprises undergraduate average and academic performance trends in light of relevant considerations; awards and prizes; the nature and content of the program taken; the level of any degree(s) or diplomas obtained" So, looks like this is primarily concerned with your academic performance at the school in question. I guess they also take into consideration what program you were in, which is really strange, to be honest (although, "strange" is probably a good descriptor for Windsor's admissions in general). Anything said on this, I imagine, would be speculation. Some could argue that your program with its alleged social justice focus could be beneficial for Windsor, but who knows. If it is considered, I would imagine it is a very small consideration. Things like GPA, an upward trend in marks, Master's degrees, etc. would likely be way more important to them than a few extra SJ courses. If you're really concerned about it, try calling them? They can probably give you a more thorough explanation of what they mean by the "nature and content of the program taken" part.
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