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  1. I am not sure whether applying to the States would be the best option if OP wants to practice in Canada. I think that aside from maybe T14 schools, it’s a riskier move because of the required capital involved. To directy answer your question OP, I think it’s still early in the cycle; your stats seem reasonably competitive for the Access category. That being said, it’s never a bad idea to have a contingency plan. I would suggest more the improving undergrad grades as opposed to a Masters. Take my advice with a grain of salt as I am only an applicant this year. Just my 0.02. Best of luck!
  2. Hi usrockband, I recommend using the site lawapplicants.ca run by Ryn and inputting your grades to determine your OLSAS cGPA. It was a great diagnostic tool for me.
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    Here is My Situation... (3.01, 3.5, 149)

    I've been reading through this thread and your post history with some interest and I want to challenge you on this quote in particular. I mean this with the best intent and I hope this post receives you well. You have applied several times to no avail. You have spent thousands of dollars on prep materials that have resulted in - yes, an improved LSAT score that moved you up several percentage points - but an uncompetitive score nonetheless after six tries. This, coupled with your grades, makes your candidacy uncompetitive. What is the guarantee that this arduous process will guarantee your prize? How much of your "loving the process" is idealizing and justifying the lack of results to this point? What is your prize to begin with? Is it acceptance into law school? If it is, does it end there? I think that you should take a realistic look at your goal and whether you have a realistic process for goal attainment. Otherwise, I fear that you will continue to experience cyclical disappointment. There are several well-respected members of this community offering their candid feedback to you; many of them have been encouraging while realistic. As many of them are practising lawyers, I personally appreciate all of their posts. I encourage you to reflect on some of the things that they are trying to share with you. It is not an ad hominem attack to suggest that perhaps, a legal career is not in your future. While some might disagree with standardized testing, the LSAT does test on factors that tend to correlate with varying degrees of success in a legal career. If the LSAT served no purpose, I don't think any schools would use it as a metric for assessing candidates. I encourage you to take some time to truly reflect on the advice that you have received in this thread. I wish you the best of luck.
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    Application Status

    Called Admissions yesterday and they said: - offers are sent out from November to April - we are about half way through the cycle at this point - applications are still being looked at
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    LSAT - Better than expected?

    It definitely happens! My highest PT score was a 164 and my scores ranged from 161-164. I wrote a 165 on the September 2018 LSAT.
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    When Do Rejections Go Out 2019?

    Right? From my understanding, doesn't a legal career involve a lot of waiting and patience? Please correct me if I'm wrong.
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    "Referred for Review"

    Relax. I applied this year as well for schools. Offers are being sent out but they will continue to be sent out all the way up until September. It is still early in the process. We have done what we can by writing the LSAT and completing the applications by November 1. It is out of our hands now. We can’t do anything about it. Have faith.
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    Access Queen's 2019

    Still waiting as well. 3.30; 165
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    To-Do List "initiated"

    Hello folks, I am also in the same boat!
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    Honest Opinion of the Dual JD at Windsor

    Greatest Of All Time @Diplock
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    Application Acknowledgement

    It tells me to respond to stuff on my To-do list. Not sure how to accomplish that..
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    Application Acknowledgement

    Me too, usually admit means something else in my mind hahaha
  13. Did anybody else get an email with the heading: Application Acknowledgement about ten minutes ago? It confused the heck out of me; wanted to know if I was alone.
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    Any Advantages to a Firm Acceptance?

    @keithdavis did you change your profile picture? It used to be the guy from UP right?
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    Have I ruined my chances?

    Hello cguy, I am an applicant in this year's cycle and have been offered admission to one school thus far. I also started off in the sciences and made a switch halfway through my undergraduate degree. It took a lot of hard work but I have been able to bring up my GPA in my later years to where they are competitive for law school. Study hard for the LSAT and perform well on the test. Many schools have a holistic approach in assessing candidates. A genuine explanation for factors in your application wouldn't hurt. Law schools ideally want a full course load with the rationale being that the law school curriculum is challenging. In my experience, fourth year courses tend to have more leniency with regards to grading but I am not sure whether you would be able to take those courses as you mentioned you switched into a new degree. There may be some conflicts with pre-requisites. I would look further into that. Others have challenged you with regards to why you would like to pursue a legal career and I strongly encourage you to take some time to think deeply about why you want to apply to law school. Your response, particularly the fourth and fifth points, are not compelling. I don't know you past your posts on this forum but it appears as though you are looking for a shortcut or an easy route. I am not sure whether this is the right approach as believe me, the applicant pool for law schools is very competitive. Further, often times, law school involves taking on a lot of debt and I would recommend taking some time to re-consider whether it is the right move. Law school should not be seen as a backup option for a respectable career. I write all this with the best intent. I hope that you are able to rebound in your academic career and I wish you the best of luck. Best, Chris
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