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  1. I had a 161 LSAT and a 3.5 GPA and was accepted back in January (many people told me my chances were 50/50 or less). I think if you have solid EC’s, reference letters, and personal statements you should feel confident in being accepted.
  2. rkathleen

    Looking for Housing Advice

    I’m from Victoria so I’ll try to answer this the best I can! Your best neighbourhood bet is Cedar Hill or Hillside for proximity to UVic. However, Uptown area has direct busses to UVic and central to amenities. So is Esquimalt (and close to downtown). Even near Royal Oak exchange is great. All will likely be cheaper than neighbourhoods by UVic. I’d just stay away from Langford/Colwood/View Royal. Your best to look at UsedVictoria as well as the usual Craigslist and Kijiji, although a lot of people also are beginning advertise on Facebook marketplace as well. You’re probably fine to wait until late spring or early summer to begin looking. I don’t think the rental crisis is as bad as people make it out to be here, all my friends have had a good experience finding places to live. Just takes a couple weeks of looking. If you have any more questions feel free to PM me!
  3. rkathleen

    Chances? cGPA= 86% L2=85% LSAT=157

    Someone’s already been in this cycle with a 91.66 so I think it’s a bit less competitive this year (that could be different now that January results are in)
  4. rkathleen

    Chances? cGPA= 86% L2=85% LSAT=157

    Sorry to hear about your LSAT, such a disappointing feeling! I can try to share my personal opinion. In for sure at TRU. U of C is tough to call because it’s holistic, so you could be in depending on your softs as you’re above the average GPA. U of A you’ll be in (last year there was 19 people admitted with your LSAT in the range of 150-156 and 5 with an LSAT aid 157-158). UBC doesn’t operate on a 4.3 scale, if you share your index that may be more helpful. UVic I’d also say depends on your softs- there were 3 people with LSATS in the 70-79 percentile admitted last year with your GPA- so it’s definitely a possibility. I think you’ll be surprised by what offers you get and to remain positive I also feel this cycle is a bit less competitive and more similar to 2017 than 2018 (totally my own opinion). Best of luck!
  5. Oops, thank you!! @erinl2 or other admin, can you please move this to the UBC forum?
  6. Hi everyone, I’ve accepted I’ll be lucky to be waitlisted with a 91.2 index. But now I’m curious if the waitlist is decided solely off LSAT and GPA or if they make the rankings with personal statements in consideration. When I called a couple months ago they said they start to look at personal statements in summer. So I took this to mean when they make the rankings, but I could be wrong. Anyone have any insight into how they make rankings or the waitlist process in general? Thanks!
  7. rkathleen

    Accepted to UVic 2019

    Just got the call! Beyond happy! cGPA: 85% or 4.0/4.3 (with drops, self-calculated), LSAT: 161 Index: 915 (could be wrong) Good EC’s and was told excellent PS by other profs.
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    Application Movement

    Mine was only moved to law committee for review on Friday, and I applied very early in the cycle and have a quite high index. I wouldn’t really worry about it, I feel like it’s just very slow moving or they’re waiting for Jan LSAT results. Plus with the snow in Victoria, a lot of people haven’t made it into work so I think that’ll put things behind as well.
  9. rkathleen

    Working part-time as a 1L?

    No I don’t. But my undergrad at UVic following a cohort schedule where you knew the exact time you start and end every day, so I figured there’s no harm in asking in case it’s the same.
  10. rkathleen

    Working part-time as a 1L?

    If this is a genuine question you can PM me.
  11. rkathleen

    Accepted to Osgoode 2019

    Accepted this morning!! Truly in shock- I thought it was a waitlist email as my stats are on the low side. cGPA: 3.52 LSAT: 161 Strong references and EC’s (including starting my own non-profit), and unique PS. Filled out Part B.
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    Accepted to TRU 2019

    No- I declined in favour of U of C. Hope that opens a spot for someone else soon!
  13. rkathleen

    Accepted to TRU 2019

    Thanks! I applied the day it opened, but wrote the November LSAT. I called on December 18 and was told my application was just forwarded review that day.
  14. rkathleen

    Accepted to TRU 2019

    Accepted today! 3.52 cGPA LSAT: 161 General category: above average EC’s, I’m told excellent reference letters, and a PS I was also told was strong.