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Starling last won the day on January 18 2017

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  1. Starling

    Second attempt.. Any advice appreciated.

    Apply to TRU, it is less competitive numbers-wise and more holistic.
  2. Use this to convert your grades and get an estimate of the LSAT score you will need.
  3. Starling

    2L Summer (2019) Recruit PFOs/ITCs

    15 are doing OCIs at UBC this year. 9 by Skype, 5 send people to Vancouver. There’s more people applying to Toronto than you would think (at least in my year).
  4. If you are applying Regular category, you definitely need to do better. You aren't competitive with a 150.
  5. Starling

    2L Summer (2019) Recruit PFOs/ITCs

    Thank you, that is good to know. I guess I can just chill for a bit then.
  6. Starling

    2L Summer (2019) Recruit PFOs/ITCs

    Lol sorry, typo. I meant to ask whether Vancouver firms send emails before you get your OCI schedule from the school to let you know if they are giving you an OCI or not. I've heard some firms do PFOs or reach out to people they like but I am not sure if OCI emails are common.
  7. Starling

    2L Summer (2019) Recruit PFOs/ITCs

    Is this a Toronto thing or do Vancouver firms do OCIs as well? I have heard some of the firms do PFOs...
  8. Well UBC and UVic both drop some of your lowest courses - 12 credits for UBC which is 4 regular classes, can't remember the credit drops for UVic. So drop those marks, convert your grades to the schools' scales and use Ryn's calculator. With drops, you should be close to what your GPA would be without the failed classes. A 3.9 and 162 should be competitive for both schools. You could try to talk to the schools about your experience with the attempted suicide (sorry you had to deal with that, that is terrible) but they often require documentation and I don't think you will need additional credit drops for UBC/UVic.
  9. Windsor seems to care but the other schools don't.
  10. Starling

    Interests Section

    Oh yeah, I definitely won't. I actually do have a lot of interests/hobbies, I just have very little space on my resume so I wasn't sure which ones to pick or how to present my somewhat niche interests in a way that would be compelling to someone who might not share the interest.
  11. Starling

    Interests Section

    Thank you for taking the time to write this, it is incredibly helpful. :)
  12. Starling

    Interests Section

    Thank you for the examples! It’s quite helpful. Talking about the difference between the translations seems like a really interesting talking point.
  13. No, I think Sauder would be the best option. I think they curve grades around a 75% average which is reasonably high, although obviously the program is competitive. I’m not sure how competitive transferring is. Failing that, I would stay at SFU and take fewer classes. I don’t recommend taking Arts because I think you’ll find it a lot harder than expected to do well at this point and if you’re enjoying business, I think it makes sense to continue with it. Plus business is a more versatile degree and you’re probably going to have to take at least an extra year if you swap to Arts in order to have enough credits in whatever major you pick. It doesn’t seem worth it and I think you’re overestimating the likelihood of doing well in Arts (just considering you’re not currently an Arts major). I know the grade conversion sucks but most people who attend UBC Law have managed to overcome it. Your other option is to try to kill it on the LSAT.
  14. Hey sorry, totally missed this. To be honest, I would advise you to take 4 classes per term if you can if you are set on UBC for law. Since UBC and UVic are index based and look at CGPA, it might help you do better. Applying to Sauder would be easiest if you can get in - it's also supposed to be an awesome program. Anywhere with percentage grades will be better than Cap though, since you will run into the same problem where the conversion really lowers your GPA. Capilano gives letter grades but you will also be rounded down to the lowest number in the grade bracket which kind of sucks. Are you interested in the Capilano program generally? I have friends who did it and like it a lot. It's not a bad option but I wouldn't switch schools purely based on the grading scale. I don't think it is a good idea to switch to Arts. Arts is not necessarily easier - if you haven't taken enough 100 and 200 level courses, you will struggle a lot to do well in English or History, and disciplines such as Psych have a lot of pre-reqs you would need to make up. I had friends who tried taking upper-level English and History courses without having the background to try to boost their GPA and they actually ended up fucking up their GPA because they did a lot worse in those classes. Arts disciplines have their own way of writing and argumentation that you won't know how to do. Plus most Arts profs don't give A+s, and only give a few As. So would not recommend that path.