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  1. Thought I was Competitive - No Acceptance?

    Yes, Ottawa was one of the ones higher up on my list for Ontario schools though so I wanted to wait to hear from them. I might just give up soon and go elsewhere though. As for Ontario I applied to Queen’s, Western, and Oz, and I got in to all of them relatively early on.
  2. Thought I was Competitive - No Acceptance?

    Maybe my PS was bad? My softs probably aren’t amazing, I haven’t done anything super special but I didn’t think any of it was that bad.
  3. Thought I was Competitive - No Acceptance?

    No, September 2017
  4. Thought I was Competitive - No Acceptance?

    Don’t really have anything useful to add but I’m in the same boat as y’all, the silence is killing me! Makes me feel better that I’m not the only one though. cGPA 3.95/4.0 LSAT 160 Even a rejection at this point would be fine, I just want to know! GL guys!
  5. Anecdotally, I got in this cycle with a cGPA somewhere in the high 80s and a 160 LSAT. I'm not sure what the minimum LSAT to be safe is but I know UBC's median LSAT is around 167. Someone from this site, I believe by the name of Ryn, created this calculator and predictor which I found quite helpful. http://lsutil.azurewebsites.net/UBC/Predict
  6. My OLSAS cGPA doesn't reflect the couple of Ws I have on my transcript, so I don't believe these are taken into account for the calculation (I suspect that if you had a bunch of Ws the schools might be concerned and take an extra look at it but it wouldn't be directly calculated into the GPA). You may want to double check your calculation and maybe even the OLSAS calculation to ensure there were no errors. I suggest trying out Ryn's calculator, it worked perfectly for me--my OLSAS GPA was the exact same as my result on this calculator. As RNGesus said you have to convert each course one by one.
  7. Hey would you mind PMing me those links too? Please and thanks!!
  8. This may or may not be helpful to you but here’s my current plan. So right now I’m looking at places that are practically on the campus (I think? Maybe on the outside edge? I haven’t been there before so I’m not totally sure but they say they’re ON the campus) but not residences run by the school, they’re apartments run by outside property management companies. Most of them seem to be owned by the same company, here’s an example of one of them https://www.wesbrookproperties.com/properties/mews/#availability They certainly aren’t cheap, especially if you don’t plan on having a roommate (I don’t) but if you find another person to live with it might be an option depending on your budget! I like the idea because it is close to school but it’s my own apartment and not a school residence type building (done it before, never doing it again). Im going to start looking at some actual off-campus apartments soon too as a backup, but right now my first choice will be one of the places like the one I linked above. PM me if you want to talk about any of it! This is going to be a pretty big move for me and it’s a lot to think about, it would be cool to have someone to talk to who is in the same boat!
  9. Am I going to law school fall 2018?

    “I guess you come from an arts background, so it would make more sense” what does that even mean?! 😂
  10. Accepted to Ottawa 2018

    Can you guys please stop having conversations on this thread? People are waiting for the notification to see when more acceptances come, and the last several notifications I’ve gotten have just been back and forth chatting. Please.
  11. I have identical stats and got in this cycle so you should definitely apply!!! (3.96 OLSAS calculated cGPA and a 160 LSAT)
  12. The idea comes from the academic requirements at the schools themselves. For example, in this document from York (first school I thought of, but I've looked at others before that said similar) states the following: Psychology (BA Program): 90 Credits Residency requirement: a minimum of 30 course credits and at least half (50 per cent) of the course credits required in each undergraduate degree program major/minor must be taken at York University. Graduation requirement: all graduates must complete a total of at least 90 credits with a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 4.00 (C). Psychology (Honours BA Program): 120 Credits Residency requirement: a minimum of 30 course credits and at least half (50 per cent) of the course credits required in each undergraduate degree program major/minor must be taken at York University. Graduation requirement: all graduates must complete a total of at least 120 credits with a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 5.00 (C+). Psychology (Specialized Honours BA Program): 120 Credits Admission: Admission to this program is by permission of the department. To apply, students must be currently enrolled in an Honours program in Psychology, with a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 7.00 (B+), and must have completed HH/PSYC 1010 6.00 (with a minimum grade of C), HH/PSYC 2010 3.00, HH/PSYC 2020 6.00 and HH/PSYC 2030 3.00 or equivalent. The application process, and all necessary forms, are available online at http://psyc.info.yorku.ca/, or through the Department of Psychology Undergraduate Office. Continuing: to continue in the Specialized Honours program, students must maintain an overall cumulative grade point average of at least 7.00 (B+). Residency requirement: a minimum of 30 course credits and at least half (50 per cent) of the course credits required in each undergraduate degree program major/minor must be taken at York University. Graduation requirement: all graduates must complete a total of at least 120 credits with a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 7.00 (B+). Perhaps I am misunderstanding what's written there, but 120 credit hours would be the amount required for any degree with a declared major at my school and from what I can tell based on the above information you could get a degree with a declared major in psychology for 90 hours at York. It seems like an honours degree at my school is comparable to the "specialized honours program" at York (minimum admission requirements, certain courses and maintaining a certain average) whereas an "honours" consists of 30 more credit hours than a major. That's where I got the idea that major = three years, honours = four years. I could be totally wrong, but from what I read when I was looking at Ontario schools it seemed like the standard requirement for an undergraduate degree with a declared major was three years, and any four year program was considered an Honours degree. I'm not saying it makes it worth less I just thought they were two different types of programs. I apologize if my ignorance offended anyone, and if someone wants to explain how I'm wrong I'm happy to hear it.
  13. My undergrad is BA Honours Psychology (not the Ontario kind of honours where you take four years instead of three, but the kind of honours where you have to take a certain number of higher level courses, conduct research, and write a thesis—all majors are 4 year degrees here) and I’ve gotten into 6 schools so far out of the 7 I’ve applied to. I took psychology because I find it very interesting and it’s something I was actually excited to study, which helped me maintain a pretty good GPA. I was back and forth about law school vs grad school before eventually settling on law school, but if I’d done the Master’s/PhD route I would have continued in psych so it made sense to do that for my undergrad. In the end they’re not lying when they say people get into law school from lots of different kinds of backgrounds, so my suggestion would be to study what actually interests you the most. Don’t forget you have four (three in Ontario?) whole years in undergrad so might as well try to enjoy it.
  14. Accepted to Queen's 2018

    Also in! CGPA 3.96 (OLSAS calculated) LSAT 160 ECs probably about average
  15. Upload Unofficial Transcripts?

    I'm not a UVic student but for my application I just opened up my unofficial transcript on my school's service portal, chose File -> "Export as PDF" then saved and uploaded that. They seemed to be ok with it as I got accepted.
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