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  1. Advice on GPA

    I took a graduate course for fun after finishing with my undergraduate degree and asked admissions if they would include the mark and they did. So I believe they will accept credits outside your degree. I would call them to confirm.
  2. For me it was about a week and a half. I'm a BC resident.
  3. Also FYI: UAlberta Law posts videos from previous years' orientations/events on their Youtube channel.
  4. Housing for UofA Law Students?

    Thanks all for your insight. I see viable prospects in the Whyte Ave area but I'll expand the search to the arena district if needed.
  5. Housing for UofA Law Students?

    Haha that obvious, huh? I am indeed from Vancouver. Thanks for the reply-I'll start looking at places on Whyte Ave. I was hoping to be downtown as the places seem to be nicer but that is not worth being away from the action. See you there!
  6. Hi All, I'm planning to accept my offer to UofA Law and move to Edmonton at the end of April instead of for the Fall 2018 semester; I currently live in a different city and don't want to renew the lease on my current place as I have to move to Edmonton for school anyways. Does anyone know which neighbourhood UofA Law students tend to live in? I know that the UofA is in Old Strathcona but I was thinking about moving downtown because it only takes a few minutes to take the LRT from downtown to the university station. Thanks in advance for the help!
  7. Hi all, Accepted just over an hour ago via email. L2: 4.01/4.33 cGPA: 3.28/4.33 LSAT: 158 (June 2016), 159 (December 2017) BC Resident Got an email saying my application was complete and in progress on Monday morning.
  8. I'd say take your personal statement seriously because you can use it to explain the 10 Fs/show how you improved from your first few years getting Fs to last 2 years. I just got accepted Monday-I have a poor cGPA of 3.28/4.33 (2.9/4) and had plenty of Fs in my first year, but I have an L2 of 4.01/4.33. My LSAT scores are below the UofA median at 158 and 159. I used my personal statement to explain why my grades went up so dramatically and why I failed my first year. I think if I got in early in the cycle, you stand a really good shot with your numbers (provided you actually use your PS to explain your initial failure and dramatic increase in grades).
  9. Accepted to Alberta 2018

    Very excited to contribute to an Accepted thread-got the email from Heather about 20 minutes ago! L2: 4.01/4.33 cGPA: 3.28/4.33 (self-calculated) LSAT: 158 (June 2016), 159 (December 2017) BC Resident File completed (besides LSAT which was just received) by mid December.
  10. Before getting accepted, you usually get an email from Rose at Dalhousie's Law Admissions office saying your application is complete and under review. Did you get a "complete and under review" email? I believe MrBing is asking when you received it? For those still waiting, I got a complete and under review email this morning.
  11. Should I go to UK or Stay in Canada [3.7]

    You need to calculate your cGPA on all your undergraduate work, not just your years doing the degree where you achieved a 3.7 as law schools don't just exclude the years that you were in a different program. Depending on that GPA (and your LSAT of course) you may or may not be competitive for Canadian law schools that look at cGPA. You do look like you would be competitive for both University of Alberta and Dalhousie (once again, provided you can increase your LSAT to at least mid to high 150s) because they only consider your GPA in your last 2 years of undergraduate work. Queen's and Western also look at your GPA in your last 2 years for admission, but they don't like it when your cGPA (that will include your years at Laurier) is too low. I know Queen's has it on their website that cGPAs lower than 3.3/4 are not competitive for admission.
  12. Per Dal's index formula, GPA is weighted at 60 percent and LSAT at 40. I wouldn't say you're completely out of the running, but your L2 is much lower than any L2 I've seen in last year's Accepted thread and I don't think your great LSAT score is high enough to compensate for that. I think that your best chance is if they do a holistic review of your file and ask you for an interview. Have you applied to U of Alberta? There are some applicants in last year's Accepted thread who have similar statistics to yours. U of Alberta also does a holistic review later on during the admissions cycle. It seems you have a much better shot at Alberta than Dal. Good luck!
  13. Accepted to Ottawa 2018

    That's fantastic! What did the dean say?
  14. I called into admissions earlier this month and asked if I needed to submit an updated transcript with my fall grades and was told "it'll help, we'll use the grades in our admission GPA calculation." Although I didn't ask your specific question, based on their response to me, I think they are including fall grades in your L2 calculation.
  15. Residency

    There is a very specific definition they use for "Atlantic Canada resident" that they give you when filling out the law school application. Otherwise, just call them-they really are extremely friendly!