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  1. TL;DR: Hopefully soon. The FAQ document posted on the Schulich “Admission & Requirements” page states the following: “We have rolling admissions, with offers being made as early as November and continuing to May. In May, we review all outstanding applications to be considered for a possible interview. If you are selected for an interview, we will contact you by the end of May to set one up. Interviews take place in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Halifax.” That being said, another paragraph on the same webpage also states: “The Admissions Committee may consider applications as soon as they are received or it may postpone consideration of some or all applications until June.” It’s not clear which is the most up-to-date information. That FAQ was technically for the Class of 2019, but hasn’t been updated since - and its continued presence suggests it may still be generally accurate. The webpage, meanwhile, has no date associated with it, so it’s unclear whether the June date is newer or older. Of course, it’s also possible that the May/June date was only a rough guideline in the first place. Either way, hopefully you’ll hear back soon. Best of luck! (Source: “Frequently Asked Questions” and “Admissions Policy” tabs, respectively, at https://www.dal.ca/faculty/law/programs/jd-admissions/admission-requirements.html)
  2. Deferred Decision

    Just checked my Western Student Centre and my status has changed from “Deferred Decision” to “Not Offered Admission.” I’m not entirely surprised, because Western is a really strong school, but I am obviously disappointed and rather confused. I thought, like @mblawyer, that the deferral was a way of proving that you’re a strong candidate / showing an upward trend. But my last semester grades were some of the best I’ve ever gotten (my final year GPA was 3.9/4.0, on the OLSAS scale). So I’m confused as to why they’d defer a decision in the first place, if all A-range grades weren’t even enough to get waitlisted...
  3. Accepted to TRU 2018

    Thanks @ashleydawn08, @WindsorHopeful, and @bonkers! I ended up getting an email with an offer on Wednesday afternoon; guess I just had to be a little more patient and wait literally one more day, haha!
  4. Accepted to TRU 2018

    I’m reading about everyone receiving these emails; is it weird if I haven’t heard anything since the first confirmation of my application back in November? I can’t find any way to check my application status online, so I’m just kind of hoping that they received all the documents and are still considering my application...