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  1. Will I Get In? (3.0, 150)

    "Last 2 years" is commonly used to refer to "last 60 credits" - for me, my last 60 credits were spread out over 3 years, including summer semesters. Again, UAlberta (or U of C or USask - I was admitted to also) didn't seemed to care about this (or my low cGPA). They just strictly calculated my L2GPA by taking my grades from my last 60 credits.
  2. Will I Get In? (3.0, 150)

    OP, There are a lot of schools in Western Canada that accept B2/L2. (U of C, USask, UAlberta). UAlberta takes L2, and to the best of my knowledge doesn't even calculate your cGPA. My cGPA was 3.2, my L2 was 3.9 - I was admitted with an academic scholarship (also based off high LSAT score). I agree with a previous poster - study like crazy for the LSAT, re write, aim for 160+. Spend your last year of university (hopefully 10 classes) working like crazy to increase your L2GPA. Its possible for your L2 to be competitive if you achieve this. Finally, it is of course possible to go the UK or the states with lower stats. However, this is an extremely difficult route, and should really only be taken if there truly is no other option for you, your life-long dream is to be a lawyer, and an (even higher) debt load doesn't scare you. From what information you've provided us, that doesn't seem to be your case. If you have this year, spend the time upping your stats and try to stay in Canada. Also, Western Canada tuition is significantly lower than ON/QC!
  3. UVic vs. UofA

    The best advice about choosing where to go to school: go to school where you want to practice. If you don't want to practice in Alberta or Edmonton, don't stay in Edmonton. If your long term plan is to move to BC, you should go there. The networking opportunities available to you at each school will be primarily focused on the local market. Your exposure to the BC market is not as much as it would be if you were in BC.
  4. 2018 Edmonton 1L Recruit

    I've also heard of offers from the above firms, as well as Miller Thomson.
  5. Hey JDee21 - it was 168.
  6. My cGPA was 3.2, with four F's and multiple withdrawals and done over WAY too many years. My L2 was 3.96. I got admitted mid January and was offered a scholarship. They are absolutely a numbers based school. Don't sweat your history too much.
  7. Chance me - B2/L2 - 4.0/4.0, LSAT 153

    To the best of my knowledge, UAlberta is fairly consistently a stats based school. My assumption is that the 'admission index' varies year to year, but really it's only an indicator of who will get 'automatic admission' - or so the internet myths say. There are bound to be people above that admission index who decline UAlberta's offer - then they would start "lowering" the index, and admitting people with GPAs of 4.0/3.9 with LSATs of 151-154. Also, I should caution you that I'm just a 1L - I have no practical or behind the scenes knowledge of this. Additionally, by the time they start lowering the admission index, they may also be looking at other factors, like cover letters etc.
  8. Chance me - B2/L2 - 4.0/4.0, LSAT 153

    I would say that you're in (you're above the index for acceptance), but probably not likely early in the cycle. index for acceptance: GPA *22.5 + LSAT if above 242, you're in. at least this was the case in previous years.
  9. Chances please! CGPA 3.82 LSAT 162

    Ah yeah you're golden
  10. Chances please! CGPA 3.82 LSAT 162

    Absolutely - if your cGPA is 3.82, but your L2 is 3.0, it will dramatically change things.
  11. Accepted to Alberta 2017

    I sent in my application on Nov 1 (or whenever it's due) and only wrote the Dec test, so they didn't receive my score until early January. I was accepted in mid January, so no delay for me! For the majority of people applying for Sept 2018, the case will be the same, since they have to wait for fall grades anyway, I believe.
  12. Accepted to USask 2017

    Accepted today! LSAT 168 cGPA 3.2, L2 3.86/4, Best 2 I have no idea as I took an odd number of classes each semester. Likely around 3.7-ish. Medium Sask connection (relatives are alumni of the Law School). Will likely be declining in favour of the U of A. Does anyone know if/when USask offers entrance awards? Good luck to all waiting to hear!