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  1. Does it say program full for everyone else? I sent my documents in mid March and just got notified my application has been cancelled due to it being full.
  2. Sorry for the bump, but has anyone found the answer to this? I've been searching, but I can't find a solid answer for the latest we may submit the TFI results.
  3. Does does ottawa only require grades for their civil law program? Or did you also have to include a personal statement/letter of rec's, etc?
  4. Hi, apologies if wrong forum, but I posted in the civil law forum and it seems nobody had an answer. I'm an anglophone interested in attending University of Ottawa Civil Law's French program. I'm not certain I'd be able to achieve the 80% on the TFI to be admitted to University of Montreal, however, I know University of Ottawa offers their own language test. Does anyone know if there is an absolute minimum that an applicant must score on that test to be admitted to Ottawa's civil law program? I just can't seem to find any info on this online and the faculty has not responded to e-mails. I understand on their website, they have grading criteria on how to interpret your language results, but nothing pertaining to a minimum required to attend classes.
  5. Refused just like last year. 4.02/4.3 GPA, decent ECs, what I thought were strong LORs and PS.
  6. Did you consider including a letter of extenuating circumstances with your application to explain your late withdrawals?
  7. What about Ottawa? I found a page describing the process behind taking their own Language test and how to understand the results, but I haven't found anything discussing a required minimum in order to be admitted to the program. I also read some forum posts here on lawstudents explaining that students may submit their papers in either language and the ability to understand lectures and readings is far more important, but I haven't found any significant information pertaining to absolute minimum requirements on Ottawa's website.
  8. I wasn't able to find a ton of concrete information online, but essentially I was wondering how various schools in QC, namely: University of Laval, UQAM, Sherbrooke, UDEM vary in terms of their french requirements and their conditions for having a candidate part of their program with certain levels of French. For instance, I'm well aware that UDEM requires a TFI score of 785 or C1 on TEF Express prior to admission to be admitted. I was told that University of Laval may have you write the test even after classes have begun and I read somewhere else that UQAM may admit on the condition that one takes supplemental French classes along with law classes. Obviously I am a little on edge with my French skills, I've been studying French but I'm worried of losing a year due to not having written the LSAT and potentially being limited by my French. If anyone has knowledge on different schools' French requirements and being admitted, it would be greatly appreciated.
  9. Wow that's rough, I'm sorry to hear you missed out by that little. I have not found anywhere offering the TFI, I think you are correct that COVID is still affecting it. Is it the TEF express is more difficult? As an anglophone with intermediate French skills, do you have a rough guess as for how long one should study for the test or when the latest take can be taken? I'm not sure where to find the TEF's scheduled offerings.
  10. Not to hijack, but what if I were to fail the TFI on my first try, would I be eligible to re-take it for the same cycle? Also, what is the latest that one may take it for this cycle?
  11. Would you be able to say if McGill has a preference for evaluating a fully completed transcript versus a transcript with some credits to be completed still?
  12. Not to derail, but is the TEF Express the only option assuming TIF is not offered in-person due to covid?
  13. Hmm thanks for this info. Now I have to decide if I want to spend time studying for the LSAT or TFI 😕
  14. What dwight is saying is correct in regards to my question. There has been some past confusion over « While candidates with 60 credits of university studies are eligible to apply to the Faculty of Law, admission to the program is highly competitive. Almost all students admitted in the “University” category will have completed an undergraduate degree before starting our BCL/JD program. » However, I am asking specificially about the time of an application being submitted, NOT when one would be starting fall classes in admission. I understand admitting a candidate into the program who will not be completing their undergrad is very rare. In other words, do they evaluate an application more favorably if they are already graduated in comparison to someone who will be graduating.
  15. In regards to McGill, would they consider an applicant more competitive if they applied with a completed degree at the time of application in comparison to someone who has 60 credits completed? Both applicants hypothetically would be graduated at the time of starting law classes, however one applicant is graduated at the time of application, while the other is in their 3rd year of undergrad.
  16. I have a 4.02/4.3 GPA from JMSB, which I am well aware is a respectable GPA, however, the reason I am making this thread is because I am wondering if UDEM considers any other elements in an applicants' besides GPA? I was refused from McGill last cycle (likely due to poor EC's and PS). I absolutely have some concerns studying fully in French for the first time in many years, as I am an anglophone and not 100% confident in my French being fluent. If my GPA is pretty close to being a sure thing for civil QC schools, then I may just want to brush up on my French for the next several months and prepare for the TFI because I'm not satisfied with my LSAT progress and I'm unsure if I want to write it for this cycle and potentially hurt my chances at McGill again. Also, when should I write the TFI? Should I only write it if I'm offered a conditional acceptance or do most applicants already write it at the time of their application? Thank you in advance, I've found this forum to be very helpful
  17. It was my understanding that yes, November is more preferable since it is earlier but January would be a completely viable option, as they will accept it and while my application will be delayed, the majority of acceptances only happen later in the cycle (again, as I understand).
  18. I figured I could bump this thread since I've had some more practice and have a better feel for how I may perform. I'm PT'ing in the low 150's right now, I can't say that the test is coming along as well as I had hoped it would, particularly for reading comprehension, where my results can be very volatile. As mentioned, my main concern is staining my application for McGill by achieving a 150 range LSAT, I'm not certain that November is very realistic for me to perform as well as I had hoped for. I'm entertaining the idea of writing in January, as I don't think it's too late for any Canadian school, but again, I'm not 100% certain that I should if I can't get my score up in that time. Maybe I should be posting in the McGill forum, but does anyone know what the application process would be like if I submit all my documents by the deadline, but I am not sure as to whether or not I'm actually going to register for the January LSAT? Like would I be able to go "ready for review" and then decide after the deadline that I want to write in January and then later disclose it? What if I indicate on my application that I intend on writing in January but then decide against writing, would my application for McGill be cancelled? Ultimately, I'd like to attend McGill, but would settle for a Civil Law QC school, but of course if I can't get in anywhere in QC it would be disappointing to delay by yet another cycle if I don't write the LSAT.
  19. Hi friends. Essentially here's my situation: I'm a QC resident and ideally would like to study law and practice here in QC. By far my #1 choice would be McGill, however I would be content with studying at UdeM. This cycle, I unfortunately only applied to McGill and was refused. While they did not provide a specific reason, they did say that this year was especially competitive. I'm hoping the fact that I just completed my undergrad in the summer, whereas last cycle I applied in November with a little over 30 credits remaining. I'm also hoping that a better personal statement and another summer to work on some EC's will give me a better shot. Now the reason why I've been getting a lot of anxiety from the LSAT is because truthfully, I've been studying the past two weeks, and while I know it is not a lot of time to gauge my true potential, I am not entirely confident that I can achieve a preferable score in time for the November LSAT. Of course writing it will provide me with more options in Ontario, but I'd be disappointed to end up below 160 (below McGill's median among those who do write) and hurt my chances at my #1 school. It's tough to consider the possibility of studying for the next 4 months to achieve a score that would otherwise hurt my chances at my #1 school, but it would also be very unfortunate to not write it and be left once again with no options. It may also be worth mentioning that I just finished my undergrad this summer with a 4.0/4.3 GPA. Apologies if this seems like a silly predicament, but the past couple weeks have been very anxiety-inducing for me given all this uncertainty and some advice would be very appreciated.
  20. For what it's worth, my refusal letter was very generic, gave no feedback other than they opted for stronger candidacies, I also reached out to the admissions office and they said they would not give personal feedback on applications. I understand but it sucks being left with giant question marks on my application's weaknesses.
  21. The reason I'm most disappointed is because I guess due to poor planning I didn't apply anywhere else so as of right now I have 0 plans for the Fall. I posted in the civil forums, but I don't think I can apply anywhere for the fall at this point. No idea what's next for me but I guess it wasn't meant to be. Hard to accept that the earliest I can possibly be in law school is almost 2 years from now
  22. Hi, I apologize if this is a ridiculous question but I messed up really badly and only applied to McGill this cycle and I was just refused. Is there any possibility of me being able to attend a civil law school in the Fall or am I way past all the deadlines and just totally screwed? I finish my Undergrad in a couple weeks and I'm worried I won't have anything to do in the Fall. Is there ANY law school that will accept an application for someone with no LSAT at this point for Fall 2020?
  23. 4.0/4.3 no LSAT, refused today, what I thought were strong LOR's and a strong PS. So disappointed in myself I couldn't even make it on the waitlist
  24. So I just got back all my grades for this semester, I did excellent in all classes except I got one grade that I am unhappy with and is below my current GPA. To be clear, in case any new information has arose, would it absolutely be in my best interest of taking the "PASS" option for just that one class this semester given that I'm still RFR and have not been admitted yet?
  25. Very reassuring. I was thinking it may reflect poorly on my part if there were a mix of "satisfactory" and "A" grades for one semester, but that e-mail seems to hopefully indicate otherwise. Thanks for sharing
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