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  1. Reapplication + Letters of Reference

    I stand corrected! Thanks @yzma for your input.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!
  6. 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!
  7. 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.
  8. Accepted at McGill 2017

  9. Chances? cGPA 3.7/4.0

    I wouldn't reach any conclusion too fast, personally. While I'm not part of the Law faculty admission, and therefore could be completely wrong, I think you still have a very good chance of getting in, considering your stats and ECs. I also highly doubt the faculty accepts enough people to fill up the class before April 1st. Reviewing about 1500 applications and narrowing it down to more or less 200 admissions has to be incredibly time consuming, especially considering the subjective aspects of the process. I would be surprised if McGill could go through all the applications and decide who's in and who's not that rapidly. I can only imagine how stressful the waiting must be. However, I think you really just have to be patient and keep waiting. If your stats were less impressive, I would probably tell you your chances are slim, but again, given your stats, I wouldn't worry too much I don't know how true this is, but I heard your personal statement makes a huge difference in the faculty's selection process. E.g., if you have wonderful stats but a terrible statement, you hurt your chances a lot, while if you don't have impressive stats but a wonderful statement, you MIGHT have a chance to get in. I assume you did your very best to write the best possible statement, but considering this, would you think you have any reason to believe it wasn't ''good enough'', if that makes any sense? I have a little anecdote that might help you feel better. My own father was admitted to his law faculty only ONE week before the beginning of his first semester! He had, obviously, abandoned all hope of getting in by then and was in total shock when they called him to give him the news. While I understand this happened over 30 years ago, that a lot of procedures surely have changed since then, and that he was not applying for McGill, this goes to show you should never abandon hope! Once again, I'm sure you'll be accepted Again, please keep us posted
  10. Accepted at McGill 2017

  11. Mcgill CEGEP process

    I'm not 100% certain, but I think you can do your interview on Skype if you can not attend it physically
  12. Accepted at McGill 2017

    Wow! Bravo pour ta cote R de 35,3, c'est très impressionnant! Beau travail! Félicitation aussi pour ton acceptation! Bien hâte de faire ta connaissance
  13. Accepted at McGill 2017

    Fair enough! Thanks for answering and congrats again on your admissions!
  14. Accepted at McGill 2017

    Just out of curiosity, can I ask why U of Ottawa is your first choice? ps. Congrats on both admissions
  15. Chances? cGPA 3.7/4.0

    Haha! I totally feel you! Before receiving my acceptance letter, I was doing exactly the same and was going completely nuts I personally received an email from [email protected] before seeing any change in Minerva. Make sure to keep an eye on your mail inbox too haha! Good luck!