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  1. Is the prof you asked for a reference new or something? The poli sci profs that I asked for a reference were so familiar for the OLSAS referee process, presumably because they have written 100s of references for unemployable poli sci majors, that they were correcting me on the process.
  2. Assistance with GPA

    It depends on the school, and you would need to dig into the gpa calculation. U Saskatchewan for example will use your best two years, regardless of whether they were consecutive, so long as you took at least 24 credits every year. So if you have 2 years where you took atleast 24 credits, that will be your gpa, otherwise they will use cGPA. And I think your question is more geared the school that usually calculate gpa as 'last two years', and for those schools, yes, you probably would be evaluated based on your cGPA.
  3. Has Queen's Changed its Evaluation Criteria for Admission?

    I'm actually kind of pissed about this, under these admission standard I would have gotten in last year (B2 3.7/ 164 LSAT), but I didn't even bother applying last year because my L2, and cGPA, were significantly lower. But it is what it is, what can you do.
  4. I feel like I'm Jon Snow, because everyone keeps telling me I know nothing.
  5. Well it depends on the school you apply to. I'm attending UNB starting September, and I was surprised to have recently been offered a $6000 scholarship, which is more than half of the 10k annual tuition. My stats are not even that good (3.8/4.3 adjusted GPA, and 164 LSAT), nor am I from the Maritimes, so with your stats I'm willing to wager that you would almost certainly get a full scholarship. You might get just as much, if not more, scholarship money from other schools, but you have to factor in how much higher tuition is at other law schools, because my understanding is that UNB has one of the lowest tuitions of any law school in Canada, which is why I decided to attend in the first place.
  6. As someone who has taken two LSAT prep courses in Toronto, Princeton Review and Harvard ready, this is simply false, at least based on my experience. A good LSAT prep course will do BOTH, in that it will teach you the nuts and bolts to get your score to the high 150's mark (which is where most people plateau), and it will teach you the finer points and niche tactics to help you get those extra few points that seem to always make the difference. I wrote the LSAT three times, the first time I used a Princeton Review prep course and I scored a disappointing 155. The second time I thought that Princeton review had taught me the basics and that I could take the next step into the 160's myself. I was wrong, and I did soo badly on that 2nd write that I cancelled my score. The third time around I took the Harvard Ready course with Yoni, and he helped me crack the 160 barrier, and I doubt I would have scored 164 on my 3rd attempt had it not been for the different strategies and methods that I learned from Yoni.
  7. Writing for a 3rd time.

    I wrote the LSAT three times and it wasn't until my last attempt that I finally got an decent score (164). After scoring 155 on my first attempt and bombing my second write soo badly that I had to cancel my score, I understand how you feel. However my understanding is that most schools in Canada simply take your highest LSAT score, and most of the people who I know in law school wrote the LSAT multiple times. It's rather uncommon to perform to the best of your ability the first time you write it, and schools are aware of this. And if i were in your situation I would wait for the June 2018 LSAT because that is the only sitting that starts at noon rather than 8 AM. I don't know about you but lack of sleep the night before the LSAT was a problem for me on all three attempts, and the extra 4 hours of sleep in the morning that the June LSAT afforded me was definitely advantageous and I suspect boosted my score at least by a couple points.
  8. University of Sussex - Brighton

    This is why we all love you dip
  9. I took the course two years ago after having already taken another LSAT prep course with Princeton Review, and I could not be happier with my experience. I can safely say that if it wasn't for Yoni I would not have been able to raise my LSAT score from a 155 to a 164.
  10. Is it game over yet?

    Lol thanks man. And more accurately, my parents will be saving a boatload of money on tuition XD.
  11. Is it game over yet?

    Thanks for all the responses. I got another email from Dal yesterday. ' Hello, I hope you are well. The admissions’ committee are currently in the final decision making process. Therefore, if you were not receive an interview, you should expect a final decision shortly. Please note that while it is still possible to be placed on the waitlist without having interviewed, it is very rare. In the case where you are not successful in gaining admission this year and wish to reapply, we will keep your supporting documents on file for one year to make the application process easier. If you would wish to discuss your application with Rose Godfrey, Director of Admissions, during the summer, please feel free to contact her at [email protected] I’m sorry that I could not tell you more at this time. Have a wonderful day, Combined with all the information that you guys have provided me i'm guessing this means i've struck out. I've already paid my deposit at another school, I was just holding off on searching for housing because I was waiting still on Dal and Osgoode. I guess I gotta start looking for a place in Fredericton now. '
  12. Two weeks ago I emailed the adcom asking about the status of my application and on June 6th, last Tuesday, I was told that "Your file is complete and did undergo review. All final decisions will be made in the next week." Now that 12 days have passed and I have yet to hear back from Dal, is it safe to assume that i'm rejected? I read on this forum that Dal sends out rejections by snail mail around this time of year, so if i've pretty much struck out from Dal i'd would like to move on and decide between the two other schools that I have offers from. edit: my stats in case anyone was woundering are 3.43/4.3 L2 and 164 LSAT
  13. Two weeks ago I emailed the adcom asking about the status of my application and on June 6th, last Tuesday, I was told that "Your file is complete and did undergo review. All final decisions will be made in the next week." Now that 12 days have passed and I have yet to hear back from Dal, is it safe to assume that i'm rejected? I read on this forum that Dal sends out rejections by snail mail around this time of year, so if i've pretty much struck out from Dal i'd would like to move on and decide between the two other schools that I have offers from.
  14. I might be biased because I took two different LSAT prep courses over my three times writing the LSAT, and i feel as though i would not have raised my score from 155 to 164 without the courses. I think the LSAT prep courses are definitely worth it, regardless of whether you have a basic understanding of the LSAT, because the whole point of these courses is to help you take the next step and achieve the highest possible score. Moreover, you might think that you have a basic understanding of the LSAT, but the courses could teach you different method which fundamentally alter how you approach the exam. And if you live in Toronto, take the Harvard Ready course with Yoni. Dude is an LSAT wizard and i found his course much more helpful that the Princeton Review course I took the first t ime
  15. There was about 20 hours a week of class, although i usually would not attend all of it and skip classes I felt i didn't need to go to. Outside of class i was also spending around 20 hours a week studying, although most of that was just PT's, as i was writing 3-4 a week.
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