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Waitlist Consideration/Waitlist 2017

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Just received the email from Doreen asking if I want to be considered for the waitlist. I said I would like to, as this is the last school I am waiting on for this cycle. Deadline was noon on June 2nd to request a place. 

Edit: the email did mention that receiving the email doesn't guarantee you a spot on the waitlist. However I'm hoping that starting this thread means I have a strong waitlist ranking and I will be added! 

B2 GPA: 3.26

LSAT: 165

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Waitlisted.  B2 GPA 3.7 

LSAT 160 

Also got the same message as LawSchoolHopeful2017.  

I'm a little surprised, to be honest.  Does anyone know what the usual Sask stats are?  

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14 minutes ago, lolaya said:

Waitlisted.  B2 GPA 3.7 

LSAT 160 

Also got the same message as LawSchoolHopeful2017.  

I'm a little surprised, to be honest.  Does anyone know what the usual Sask stats are?  

I thinik if you had 162-163 you would be in. Same with me, couple more lsat points. 3.7 160 isn't insanely competitive, but I think you'll probably get in. Sask loves 3.7 and 160 students for some reason. 

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2 minutes ago, LawSchoolHopeful2017 said:

I thinik if you had 162-163 you would be in. Same with me, couple more lsat points. 3.7 160 isn't insanely competitive, but I think you'll probably get in. Sask loves 3.7 and 160 students for some reason. 

Yea... 

Well, hopefully we're on the top of the waitlist! 

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You guys were probably not accepted already because you lack a Sask. connection, which they place great importance on. I've seen some solid stats rejected in the past few years simply because they didn't have one.

 

As for what the usual accepted stats are: according to their officially stated average it's 159 LSAT and 3.38 GPA on a 4.30 scale, but they have contradicted themselves on that GPA number and also said 3.70. Those numbers also have a significant amount of Sask. connection mixed in there. They seem to be more forgiving of a high GPA and low LSAT than the other way around.

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3 hours ago, McSweeney said:

You guys were probably not accepted already because you lack a Sask. connection, which they place great importance on. I've seen some solid stats rejected in the past few years simply because they didn't have one.

 

As for what the usual accepted stats are: according to their officially stated average it's 159 LSAT and 3.38 GPA on a 4.30 scale, but they have contradicted themselves on that GPA number and also said 3.70. Those numbers also have a significant amount of Sask. connection mixed in there. They seem to be more forgiving of a high GPA and low LSAT than the other way around.

I disagree, not sure that it's of "great importance" except for those with borderline stats. I'm wondering what kind of "solid stats" you've seen being rejected that wouldn't have been rejected at other schools. Besides the 3.5, 165 I saw from one person(which was an anomaly in my opinion).

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http://explore.usask.ca/programs/colleges/law/index.php

Admission Averages
Average GPA: 3.38
Average LSAT: 159

 

I also recorded that 3.5, 165 as the most shocking rejection. Another one was 3.70, 160 with a "medium Sask. connection (I'm guessing it wasn't that strong)." Also have a 3.69, 159 no Sask connection. Those rejected LSATS are at or above Saskatchewan's stated average, with GPAs well above them. I've seen stats far lower than those accepted thanks to strong Sask connections, such as 3.70, 154. Actually I've seen multiple cases of a 154 being accepted if they have a decent GPA and strong Sask connection. It's clearly an important factor.


 

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4 hours ago, LawSchoolHopeful2017 said:

I disagree, not sure that it's of "great importance" except for those with borderline stats. I'm wondering what kind of "solid stats" you've seen being rejected that wouldn't have been rejected at other schools. Besides the 3.5, 165 I saw from one person(which was an anomaly in my opinion).

I already mentioned it's the case for borderline students. 3.7 154 with strong sask connections isn't super shocking to me, as they have strong sask connections. At the end of the day the reason their GPA and LSAT averages are relatively low is because they accept people with strong sask connections and lower stats. That said, there's nobody that's recovering absolutely appalling rejections like 3.9 170 because of students with lower stats and strong sask connections. Anyways if you wanna continue this conversation, PM me. I don't wanna clog the waitlist thread with these! 

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On 5/20/2017 at 5:18 PM, LawSchoolHopeful2017 said:

Just received the email from Doreen asking if I want to be considered for the waitlist. I said I would like to, as this is the last school I am waiting on for this cycle. Deadline was noon on June 2nd to request a place. 

Edit: the email did mention that receiving the email doesn't guarantee you a spot on the waitlist. However I'm hoping that starting this thread means I have a strong waitlist ranking and I will be added! 

B2 GPA: 3.26

LSAT: 165

 

On 5/20/2017 at 5:43 PM, lolaya said:

Waitlisted.  B2 GPA 3.7 

LSAT 160 

Also got the same message as LawSchoolHopeful2017.  

I'm a little surprised, to be honest.  Does anyone know what the usual Sask stats are?  

 

On 5/20/2017 at 6:30 PM, McSweeney said:

You guys were probably not accepted already because you lack a Sask. connection, which they place great importance on. I've seen some solid stats rejected in the past few years simply because they didn't have one.

 

As for what the usual accepted stats are: according to their officially stated average it's 159 LSAT and 3.38 GPA on a 4.30 scale, but they have contradicted themselves on that GPA number and also said 3.70. Those numbers also have a significant amount of Sask. connection mixed in there. They seem to be more forgiving of a high GPA and low LSAT than the other way around.

Hey guys

 

The GPAs you listed above, are they out of 4.3 or 4?

 

Thank You 

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That's actually a mystery. I think a lot of people mistakenly give their GPA out of 4.00 here, but Saskatchewan claims that their 3.38 average is out of 4.30.

Still, there isn't usually a big difference between 4.00 and 4.30 anyway because getting an A+ is really damn hard at the university level.

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Got the waitlisted email from Doreen. No Sask. connection.

B2: 3.87/4.3

LSAT: 158

I have been accepted to TRU, so I won't be asking to be waitlisted. Good luck to the rest of you posters. 

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1 hour ago, dylanspecter said:

Got the waitlisted email from Doreen. No Sask. connection.

B2: 3.87/4.3

LSAT: 158

I have been accepted to TRU, so I won't be asking to be waitlisted. Good luck to the rest of you posters. 

 

Hey congrats

what was your gpa

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3 hours ago, ijomer said:

 

 

Hey guys

 

The GPAs you listed above, are they out of 4.3 or 4?

 

Thank You 

out of 4.3

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That's out of both 4.0 and 4.3 actually, I didn't get a single A+ in my academic career haha(so far anyways). 

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Got the weird waitlist email today. Won't be taking it as I (surprisingly, I think) got into Alberta. 

GPA is decent for L2 and like 3.04 for overall

LSAT 161

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I also got the email yesterday afternoon and received confirmation that I will be placed into the pool to be considered for the waitlist today. The list will be created mid-June. 

L2: 80% 

LSAT: 150(Dec), 157(Feb)

no Sask connection

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I had gotten my email today to be waitlisted. Had a 157, B2 3.2

 

Very strong Sask connection.

 

Being from Sask this is my top choice so I'm really hoping I can get in!!

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