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  1. College Transcript

    Enter your academic information on OLSAS and then when you click transcripts it will allow you to add the request for your Ontario college transcript. After doing this you'll see the extra charge on your fee summary. I was questioning this too; I guess the transcript is processed and sent to OLSAS once the application is submitted. I don't like the set up honestly- my undergrad was at memorial and they already received the transcript which is clear in document tracking. I did my MA at Windsor, really hoping the Ontario transcript requests do not result in a delayed application review.
  2. I don't think its a good idea for you to apply this year. What schools are you planning on applying to? Without having an official LSAT score before January you're kind of applying in the dark- especially if you're aiming for Ontario since you would have to submit your application to OLSAS by November 1st.
  3. OLSAS has been open since August 24th- you don't have to have an LSAT score to work on your applications! Make an account, start writing your statements and collecting documentation. OLSAS is due on November 1st, so before your LSAT in any case. From what I've heard (correct me if im wrong) OLSAS doesn't send applications to the schools until after the due date of Nov 1st, so you have until then. I think the minimal amount of time will differ for every person. It takes as long as it takes. Definitely give your references a few weeks to write their letters. The actual online portion (not including personal statements) is very straight forward.
  4. Looking for some guidance

    I don't think you're giving yourself enough credit. Play up your work experience. I truly think experience should mean more than it does to most law schools and working in the legal field, at any level, gives you experience that most 1Ls wont have.
  5. Looking for some guidance

    Can I ask why? If you apply as a mature student, you're assured that most schools will consider your extensive work experience. In general category, your GPA/LSAT might result in them not even looking at the other aspects of your application.
  6. cGPA 3.19 L2 3.49 LSAT 165 - Which schools?

    Is that a 3.19 OLSAS GPA? If yes, you should determine what your UNB GPA is. It's likely higher. That is a great LSAT which will really help your index score. Here's UNBs index equation: 2 * {(LSAT-120) / 3} + {(GPA * 60) / 4.3)} * the average student they admit is 76.95
  7. law schools transfer from kpu to ubc

    Do you mean Kwantlen Polytechnic University? do you have an undergraduate degree? Generally, law schools are going to expect you to have an undergraduate degree, or be close to finishing one. (4th year, 3rd if you have amazing GPA) If not, you'd have to be a mature student. In any case, your high school marks will not matter. If your asking a forum which course you should take you should probably do some research for yourself. To start, find out what the law school you're interested in expects for admission.
  8. Same personal essay for all schools?

    I would be extremely shocked if they ran PS through plagiarism software. That being said, even if they did, it would not be to compare your PS to the PS's you sent to other schools- it would be to check if you made up a story or used statements that someone else wrote. Which would be a pretty crazy thing to do since you have such a limited space. I plan on applying with tweaked PS's. As Hegdis said, some schools have specific questions, while other schools stick to a similar structure/loose format. Either way, it is best to target each statement towards the school its going to.
  9. Should I cancel my second Lsat score?

    Sit down and try to remember how you did on each section individually. Did you really struggle on the LG? did you run out of time on the RC*? or are you just not confident about the LR? Try to guess the math and if you really think you got under a 150, cancel. I think it's better to wait for Decembers score than have under a 150 on record. But since you studied so much, it's likely that you're being hard on yourself. It really is a difficult choice to make. * The RC killed me. If part of the reason you feel bad is the judges passage, you are not alone. I'm hoping for a decent curve because it seems like a lot of people really struggled there. LR was iffy, LG was easy. it was a weird test. (https://www.reddit.com/r/LSAT/comments/70iort/official_sept_lsat_discussion_thread/)
  10. 2017-2018 Lowest Index Score Accepted

    They published last years (2017-2018) stats: http://law.robsonhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web-stats-201790.pdf (I really wish every school would do this. Good luck!)
  11. Problems starting online application

    Nothing. TRU hasn't opened their applications for September 2018 yet. Some schools don't open applications till mid fall (ex. Sasks application portal doesn't open till October 15th) I've been waiting for this too.
  12. Retaking the LSAT after application

    As LegalArmada said, you should cancel your score. All schools accept the December test date and it's better to have no score going in to the application process than having a score that puts you on the lower third (33.0% percentile) of all test writers. Not to mention, a lot of people do worse on test day due to pressure. Trust me, I have a 152 from June '15 that I am still regretting.
  13. On each schools individual websites. For most you apply using a portal on their website which is similar or the same as for the undergrad applications. each school has different deadlines and a different application structure. best to research each university's admissions through the law websites. Maybe this would be helpful for you: http://www.oxfordseminars.ca/LSAT/lsat_profiles.php
  14. Sketch/Verifiers Section on Application

    I think it's a pretty terrible idea to not stick to the limits that they put in place. There is very little need to expand on a position more than 144 letters and if there is need, then that experience should make it to your PS. It is definitely best to stick to the structure put in place rather than make a decision to use two sketch entries and have the risk of over explaining when they have a limit in place to directly avoid that.
  15. Confused by the OLSAS cGPA conversion chart...

    You have to determine the OLSAS 4.0 GPA for each course you have taken for your undergraduate, then divide the total number by the number of courses. Use the institution scale chart to determine which column of the OLSAS table applies to you. it honestly can make a big difference. A lot of people assume that if all their grades are above an 80% they have a 4.0 but they don't- you would have to pull off all 90%+ to even have a chance at 4.0. People post 'specific GPAs' because it is highly unlikely that when you complete the above steps you will have a rounded number.
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