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  1. Accepted at McGill 2018

    Congrats!
  2. Accepted at McGill 2018

    Congrats! Awesome stats by the way! Looking forward to meeting you!
  3. Accepted at McGill 2018

    I wouldn't worry too much if I were you. With that GPA, you would need to have massively screwed up your PS not to be accepted. With that GPA, I highty doubt you messed your PS to a point where you won't get in. Don't worry, you should be accepted soon
  4. Accepted at McGill 2018

    Hi @nocturnowl I know one of the very first candidate that was admitted last year was from PEI. I don't think McGill offers places to candidates within Quebec first. As far as I know, your location doesn't influence the order in which your application will be reviewed, only your grades do. Hope this helps! Good luck!
  5. Ready for Review

    Hi @nocturnowl Your application will say 'ready for review' up until they make a decision. It won't say 'under review', for example. It will go from 'ready for review' to 'offer sent' (or similar, can't remember exactly) or 'rejected'. Good luck!
  6. CEGEP grades for University applicant?

    I agree with @cgmp 30 is a good R-score. I had 26 back in Cegep and I was also admitted after my first degree. @cgmp is right, no need to worry, as long as you have a good cGPA. Good luck!
  7. what to emphasize in resume

    Hi @lau The best advice I can give you is to pay strict attention to what is mentioned in the ''What is the Admissions Committee looking for in reading your Personal Statement?'' section that can be found under the ''supporting documents'' section. I personally tried to respond as much as possible to everything that is mentioned in there, which is more than enough to produce 2 pages. It worked well in my case. Hope it does for you too What is the Admissions Committee looking for in reading your Personal Statement? Members of the Admissions Committee are interested in what you will bring to the study of law and to our learning community, and how you will benefit from the study of law. They look for indicators of intellectual curiosity, community engagement, political/social insight, leadership skills, ability to work with others, openness to diversity (cultural, linguistic and otherwise), maturity, judgment, and potential for development through opportunity or adversity. Particularly if you are a Mature category applicant, you should discuss the relevance of your past experiences to your current motivation(s) for the study of law, and the reasons for doing so at this point in your life. Ultimately, and whatever your applicant category, the Personal Statement must be a product of your own reflection. We truly value a wide range of backgrounds, identities, and future aspirations. Whether you wish to become a practicing lawyer or you have other ideas about your career path following a legal education, your application, and specifically your Personal Statement, should show thoughtful consideration of your reasons for studying law (at our Faculty in particular). Hope this helps. Good luck!
  8. Reapplication + Letters of Reference

    I stand corrected! Thanks @yzma for your input.
  9. Reapplication + Letters of Reference

    Hi @missfrizzle! I would definitely recommend NOT doing that. McGill's admissions are (really) competitive, (only about 10% of candidates actually get in). You don't want to ''skip'' any part of the process, or take any 'shortcut'. Your competitors won't do so. I assume you would hurt your chances of getting in A LOT if you were to re-use old reference letters or take such shortcuts. By the way, your reference letters should be dated, which makes them impossible to re-use anyways. Ask your profs politely and explain the situation. They're profs, they will understand. Asking them if they would be willing to produce reference letters so you can study law is a very legit move, even if you already did so. Make them feel there is absolutely no problem if they can't or don't want to produce the letters for whatever reason. You get the point. In any case: 1. Don't re-use old reference letters (or any supporting document for that matter). If you do so, I'm 99% sure McGill's admission committee will (1) find out and (2) reject your application. 2. Don't try to take any shortcut. You're not trying to make it to your job on time here, you're trying to get into McGill's Faculty of Law. If you want to get in, you need to produce a top-notch application and you won't do so by taking shortcuts.. Don't forget your competitors will have (extremely) impressive personal statements, references, resumes and so on. If you want to be competitive, do things the right way. Hope this helps. Good luck and feel free to hit back if you need further help.
  10. French Requirement?

    @psigm I responded to your other post, but everything that @msk2012 says here is 100% accurate. Don't hesitate if you have further questions.
  11. LSAT recommended for out-of-province applicants?

    If you want to, you can take all your first-year courses in English while improving your French. If you didn't already know it, the Faculty lets you pick your courses in French or English. That could be a good option for you while you get comfortable studying law. The overall McGill bubble will make it so that your French will almost inevitably improve. Also, keep in mind that a lot of students take courses in their second language so they can improve it. The profs know it. A lot of them make sure to speak relatively slow so everyone can understand them relatively easily. Some anglophones profs even teach in French (and vice-versa) to improve their fluidity. If you pass the proficiency test, that should mean your French is good enough to study at McGill. Also, keep in mind that there are a lot of foreign students whose first language is neither English nor French. Even if your French is not 100% perfect, having English as your first language will actually be a major plus for you, as the majority of the readings are in English. We even have a lot of English readings in the French courses. I wouldn't worry too much if I were you As for the GPA requirement, the Faculty has a very holistic approach in deciding who's in and who's not. You might get in with a 3.5/4.3 GPA if your overall application is impressive. You might not get in with a 4/4.3 GPA if it is not. There is not a specific threshold, if you will. It might be easier to judge whether or not you should write the LSAT if you share your overall stats with us (GPA, extra-curricular, resume, what you expect to appear in your reference letters and anything relevant helping your application). Hope this helps! Don't hesitate if you have other questions.
  12. Chances of Acceptance 2018

    You're very welcome man! The admission committee allows for a maximum of two pages in length. See here for the complete list of required documents. Personnellement, je ne vois aucune raison de ne pas utiliser tout l'espace qu'ils te permettent. Aussi, réserve de l'espace pour une mise en forme formelle (date, destinataire, signature, etc.) I'll contact you through private message after posting this. I would be happy to take a look at your statement and help you as much as I can if you want me to All the best!
  13. Chances of Acceptance 2018

    Hi @naobrs First of all, I also strongly disagree with @katurian and agree with @BlockedQuebecois 1. Travelling a lot doesn't necessarily mean one comes from a privileged background ; 2. Travelling a lot doesn't necessarily mean you travelled instead of working. I have travelled a lot too and always kept working while doing so (I was working online). No one ever gave me a single dime to pay for my travelling expenses and it didn't stop me from backpacking through 20 countries in less than 3 years and living in Mexico for a whole year. I would like to take a moment to say that making such assumptions about a person is not only not impressive at all, considering our interest in law, a discipline that requires that we always examine facts instead of assumptions, it is also disrespectful for the person who takes the time to respectfully ask a well-crafted and totally legit question. That being said, I do agree with @katurian regarding the fact that ''simply showing that you have travelled does not show depth of multicultural experiences''. ''Travelling'' doesn't mean a lot by itself. In your statement, make sure to elaborate on how these experiences helped you ''grow as a human being''. Don't be afraid to elaborate a lot, even though you'll likely fill your 2 pages up really fast I personally did elaborate on my travelling experiences in my personal statement and was accepted at McGill. I'm obviously not suggesting that elaborating on these experiences got me in, of course not. However, I do think that the experiences you mentioned in your previous posts are valuable and should definitely be included in your personal statement. Once again, just make sure to demonstrate the value of your experiences. Don't just enumerate them. Finally, I don't want you to get your expectations too high, but I do think you have an interesting profile for both schools. I'm obviously not part of any admission committee, so don't take my word for gold, but I personally feel you'll be accepted to both schools. Once again, that's just my personal feeling. If you have any other questions, please feel free to get in touch. It'll be my pleasure to help All the best and good luck!
  14. 1L professor recommendation

    Hi! If you haven't done so already, you should join the McGill Law Class - Admitted 2017 Facebook group and ask your question there.
  15. Accepted at McGill 2017

    Congrats!!!
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