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  1. Hi! I am not from ontario & I did the OSAP loan/grant calculator for a JD program, and I was wondering if it's actually accurate? I'm still a student so my income is very low - but does OSAP really give you 8k in grants if you have a low income the previous year?
  2. Right - but generally they will look at your profile holistically? I guess I was just confused about the auto admit/ auto decline & where they decide to look at your full profile! Sorry for the confusion!
  3. Sorry - I should of clarified. I was confused by your post about "auto admit" / "auto decline". If an applicant has a lower CGPA (3.0-3.6) but a higher LSAT (think 164-above) would they be in the auto decline because of the low CGPA?
  4. If someone is a splitter (either low grades/high LSAT or high grades/low LSAT) what is the process for reviewing their application?
  5. This is key ^ . If anyone looks at U of T's numbers for OCI's - 50% of students get a job vs. 30% of Osgoode students (for example, Queens / Western is 25%) Of course, the age old argument is - is it the prestige of the school or the students themselves getting those jobs & would of received them regardless of where they went? It's hard to say. One thing to note though is the change in grading system - from the traditional A, B, C, D to the all encompassing HH, H, P. Many students can get OCI jobs with straight P's! (middle 45%-55% of the class) This in itself is U of T's way of making their education transactional - you fork over 40k a year for a cushion-y grading system and therefore a higher chance of getting a job. It maintains those in positions of privilege (who can afford tuition) to have a higher probability of getting a job. Everyone is also forgetting about students who turn down U of T because of the tuition cost! Law school should be affordable, and your merit on receiving job offers should not be about what school you went to, but what you did while you were in school (IE. a fair grading system, extra curriculars, etc). No one should be forced to take a job they don't want either because of enormous debt too.
  6. I emailed Queens Law about 3 vs 4 courses for a full year. This was the response. You need at least 4 courses per semester. I am not sure what they'll look at, but yeah, I assume it will be the most recent 2 FULL YEAR of at least 4 courses per semester. Hello, You would need to take 4 per semester to meet out full load requirement for the Best 2-year GPA. There is a difference between being a full time student and being at a full load. Sincerely, Andrew
  7. Hi all - I know this is the most annoying pre law student discussion ever - but I am going into my last semester with the goal of ending up with an 79-80% GPA after drops (Im a UBC undergrad student, with a 76.7 overall GPA without drops). I haven't written my LSAT, Im studying now and keep postponing it, partly due to lack of motivation because of my GPA. I know UBC is pretty numbers based, which is great if I can do well on the LSAT. Does anyone have any success stories of getting in to Allard similar grades and a high LSAT that is NOT discretionary?
  8. Hi everyone, Sorry if this has been posted before. I am very confused at how to interpret my grades on a GPA scale. UBC has a conversion table for a 4.3 scale but I'm not sure if that's similar to Ontario. I've also looked at the OLAS chart but just wanted to get some input. My cGPA of the past 4 years is 78% from UBC. My best 3 years and last 2 is 80%. Does that mean I have a cGPA of 3.3 and B3/B2 of 3.7? What is a 3.5-3.6 then in percentage? I've seen it posted on here a few times. Also- I havent written the LSAT but I am feeling a bit discouraged as a result of my grades, most of my peers who have applied/or applying have around 83-85% averages. I'm aiming for a 165-167 for the LSAT, do you think it's possible to have a good cycle (for the major schools:UBC, u of t, queens, western, osgoode) even with those grades?
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