Rejected without a shred of surprise.
For the lady wondering earlier about the contents of the rejection email, mine looks like this:
Thank you for your application to our Juris Doctor program. The admissions committee has finished reviewing your materials. Thank you for your patience. Weknow that you have important decisions to make for the coming year. We are communicating with you by email to give you an answer at the earliest possible opportunity.
It is with great regret that I must inform you that despite the remarkable accomplishments reflected in your application, we are unable to offer you a spot in the first year of the Juris Doctor program.
This year we received more than 2300 applications for the 205 places in the first year of our Juris Doctor program. We face an extraordinarily difficult selection task. Despite the care and attention of the admissions committee, it is inevitable that each year we will simply be unable to offer admission to many individuals who would be excellent law students and outstanding members of our law school community.
You may be wondering what specifically was lacking in your application to our program. In truth, it is often difficult for us to point to obvious weaknesses. The majority of applicants demonstrate real achievement and potential for future contributions. Our decisions are driven by the small number of spaces available in the first year of the Juris Doctor program. The admissions committee is acutely aware that many of the candidates who are not offered admission exhibit outstanding personal, professional and academic promise.
Accordingly, experience suggests that many candidates whom we are unable to accommodate this cycle will be welcomed by other outstanding law schools. If you decide to commence your legal studies elsewhere and continue to have an interest in studying law at the University of Toronto, I would like to invite you to consider applying to the upper years of our Juris Doctor program either as a transfer student or as a letter of permission student. Each year we admit a number of exceptional students to the upper year program who were not admitted to the first year of the Juris Doctor program.
Although we understand that you may be disappointed with the outcome of your application this year, in the long run where you choose to attend law school is less important than what you choose to do with the many opportunities open to you.
No further action is required by you at OLSAS pertaining to this decision. There is no need to withdraw/cancel/drop your UofT application choice online, simply leave it as it is. We appreciate your interest in our Juris Doctor program and wish you all the best.