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  1. Yeah that's my OLSAS cGPA. Nothing against Ottawa. I have some friends who live there and might be attending the law school next year, but it's really just a personal thing. I'm currently an undergrad at Queen's and I feel like I've established a groove here in Kingston, so I just feel more comfortable remaining here for my law studies. This may sound silly but I also have a girlfriend here, and with all things being equal I'd like to still be close to her. With that said, my relationship isn't the main deciding factor in any of this. I've read enough about why that would be a bad idea... Additionally, I don't know if I'd be in the right place to enter a new unfamiliar environment that Ottawa would be, and I wouldn't be opposed to taking a year off to possibly better my chances for a school like Osgoode. I'm from the GTA so Ottawa would just be even further from home too. Given I want to work in Toronto when I'm older, Queen's would probably be preferable connections-wise. I'm always open to changing my mind, though. Ottawa is a good school regardless.
  2. That's very true. I'm a naturally anxious person, so I guess I might have to look at the bigger picture with this one. I'm usually quite confident in myself, but this is one of the first times I've felt direct uncertainty in my life so it's just been weird. With that said, I think you're totally right. Life will only get more uncertain following undergrad and it's just best to ride with it.
  3. Thank you so much for your advice! The journal idea sounds really good. It's a much better option than me having these ideas floating in my head 24/7 when they can easily be organised into actual written words. I already have a solid workout schedule which has helped me with my stress immensely the past 3 years! I might even switch up my routine just for the sake of keeping my mind distracted while I'm at the gym.
  4. Hey everyone, Does anyone else feel like they're stuck in purgatory regarding their acceptance(s) status? My ultimate goal is to get into Queen's Law for next year but I feel like I'm in this weird position where I wouldn't be surprised if I get accepted or rejected either way. For reference, my current cGPA is 3.62, my L2 is 3.74 (I think), and my only LSAT score is 157. As you can tell, these stats are mediocre but not horrible. My EC's are likely medium-strong, and I'm assuming my personal statements are good enough. I've browsed old accepted/rejected threads and I've seen a mix of people with similar stats being accepted, waitlisted, and even some rejected. I only applied to 3 schools (uOttawa, Osgoode - yes I know I have no chance here, and Queen's), but the only place I'd feel comfortable going to next year is Queen's, and I guess Osgoode if I hit the jackpot in luck. I consider myself a pretty level-headed person so I'm not counting any chickens before they hatch. At the same time, I feel like this uncertainty will be constantly on my mind until the summer when I assume I'll find out my fate. I've prepared for either outcome, but as a human being it's hard to keep this stuff off my mind. Any tips for dealing with this type of problem? I'm assuming others are going through something similar right now, and that many of you have dealt with this in the past. There's just so many questions I have regarding this uncertainty, mainly having to do with on-the-go preparation, house-hunting, and dealing with the potential sinking feeling I'll get if I get a rejection email. I feel like if I just got 2-3 points higher on my LSAT I would be more confident in my chances, and if I got 2-3 points lower I'd at least be sure that I'll be taking a year off to re-group. Anyway, my apologies for venting, but I just feel like no one I know personally can relate to this.
  5. I have looked at the statistics. I was just wondering if there would be some chance of getting in if I fall on the lower-end of the spectrum. But, it's not the end of the world if I don't get in this year. I expect my cGPA to be better by the end of my fourth year, and I'm confident I'll be scoring in the 160s if I continue to study for the LSAT next summer. I might still apply to Windsor and Lakehead, but I'm not exactly sure if I would want to go there.
  6. Hey guys, just looking for some advice. My stats: 3.60 cGPA, 3.70 L2, 157 LSAT. I have strong-ish extracurriculars too. What are my chances at the Ontario law schools? I'm most likely going to apply to all of them except for Windsor and Lakehead. I'm not exactly sure if I should re-write the LSAT since I haven't practised since mid-September (I got busy at school). Before my September LSAT I was scoring around 159-160 on my practice tests, but I don't know what my form will be once I'm back at it this month. If I were to score a 159-160 on my next LSAT, how much more would this improve my chances? I'm pretty certain I have a zero percent chance at U of T regardless. Thank you in advance for the replies.
  7. Yeah I'll keep that in mind. You're right that I should't be jumping the gun on anything. To be fair though, I don't think I'm being unrealistic with my projection. I had a bad first year and I predict my fourth year will be similar to my second and third years in terms of marks. I don't think I exaggerated anything. With that being said, thank you for the advice.
  8. Alright guys I'm back and have re-calculated my GPA using the official OLSAS scale (thank you to the users who recommended me that online tool). I currently stand at exactly 3.60 at the end of my third year. I re-did my projected end of fourth year OLSAS GPA and it stands at 3.65. Does this change anything?
  9. I can't believe I was ignorant on this. Anyway, I will update you when I re-do my calculation. Thank god this is anonymous since I'm pretty embarrassed haha.
  10. I'm starting to get a little confused since according to this link: https://www.ouac.on.ca/guide/omsas-conversion-table/ I would also be at a 3.7. For some reason at my university the top GPA you can get is a 4.3 (A+), then 4.0 (A), then 3.7 (A-), and so on... By having a 3.7 I would be at an A-. At 3.65 I'm floating just under A- (a B+ is 3.3). I'm really sorry for the confusion.
  11. Hey everyone, I'm currently an undergrad student heading into my 4th year at uni. I'm about to take some summer LSAT prep courses and I plan to take my LSAT in September 2018. I just need some advice/clarification on what to expect from the admissions process and my chances. Some info about me: I currently have a 3.65 cGPA. My first year was bad, and my last two years have been good. My third year GPA was 3.88, and I expect my 4th year to be similar since I'm past the problems which limited me in my first year. With that being said, I project my cGPA at the end of my fourth year to be just above 3.7. I also have pretty decent extracurriculars. I helped found a club this past year and will continue to hold an executive position in my fourth year. I also did a brief university exchange for a few weeks outside of Canada. I want to apply to law school in the fall of 2018 but I'm somewhat worried that the 3.65 cGPA will hold me back. How does the round of admissions system work? If I apply in fall 2018 but don't get into my preferred schools during the first round of admissions, will it in anyway affect my chances later? As I mentioned, I expect my cGPA at the time of my graduation to be hovering just above 3.7. Will this be looked at during the later rounds of admission? When even are the later rounds of admission? I apologise for the content of this post since I assume there are many of these types of posts on a daily basis. Thanks
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