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  1. No, the second section is optional and offers you an opportunity to talk about “equity factors, work/life experience, performance considerations and diversity factors”. Scrolling down on the link you provided will give you more information, but the topics you mention in your post are meant to be included collectively in the Part A of your personal statement.
  2. I’m shocked at the number of emails I’ve received of this nature in just the last two weeks. My undergrad email, in my entire four years of using it, only received one email like this. Surprised Western doesn’t have a better handle on this.
  3. Teksavvy has been great to me for the 2-3 years I've had them. In September, I'll be signing with them again without hesitation. I'm more than happy to answer any questions you might have!
  4. Without derailing this topic, as I agree with your final point about needing to actually score before admissions chances can reasonably be guessed, from what I've seen this year in rejected/accepted threads, there are people with great stats getting declined while lower stats are being accepted. Stats are less meaningful if lower stat applicants are getting in while higher stat applicants are not.
  5. While I can’t comment on whether or not to cancel (conventional wisdom is to avoid cancelling, although this write is different because it’s the first time you’ll know what your score is and THEN cancel), with a 3.9 GPA, a 157 LSAT will likely get you into Ottawa, and a 160-162 to Osgoode. For UofT, a 165-167 is probably a safer bet. Keep in mind that Ottawa (and I’ve heard that recently, Osgoode too) is rather holistic, and stats alone don’t necessarily guarantee admission. I recommend looking through the accepted threads for the schools you’re interested in to see what worked for other people. For what it's worth, I'm only entering law school next September, so most of the information I've provided here is from these forums. On a closing note, people seem to generally overestimate the value of their ECs. Keep this in mind if you apply to a school that is known for being holistic in its acceptances.
  6. You need to add the university as a bill payee through your bank (easily done through online banking), with the account number payable set as your student ID. You’ll see it’s been processed when Student Services shows a -500.00 balance.
  7. From the Student Services page (where you see your acceptance/green circle), towards the bottom you’ll see “Account Summary”. If you’ve paid your deposit and it’s been processed, you’ll see “Total Due -500.00”. If that’s the case, you can click on Detailed Statement of Account. To organize it a little better for the sake of forwarding it on, I clicked on Printer Friendly Form, took a screenshot, and sent that.
  8. Mileage may vary per rep, but Hatem (Scotiabank’s Western rep) started straight out of the gate at prime. Never talked to any other reps. Might save the hassle of going to RBC for a deal that you know you’re not going to take.
  9. For what it’s worth, the registrar told me that I wouldn’t be able to get an official letter of enrolment until end of June/start of July.
  10. Assuming you’ve paid your deposit, you can get a document from the Student Services page that shows a $500 credit on your account. That was sufficient for my line of credit, and doubled as proof of address since I didn’t have any mail with my name/address at the time.
  11. You may still be pleasantly surprised! I was accepted with a 3.7 cGPA, a 3.8ish L2/B2, and a 158! Hang in there! It’s not over until it’s over!
  12. I just did this as well, although I made sure to wait until my grades were no longer marked as unofficial. Is there a way to know if we were wrong?
  13. This is good advice. When I arranged my LOC, I told the bank I had provisionally accepted to one school, and the next time I spoke to them, I had firm accepted another. Nothing had been signed, and we were still in the approval process, so that is probably a factor. I don’t think there’s any harm in reaching out and saying that you’re going to law school, at either x or y, and that you’d like to start the process while you decide.
  14. This sounds like an error somewhere and submitting your Equifax documentation should resolve it. Anecdotally, I’ve heard of similar things happening to other people at other banks and it wasn’t terribly difficult to correct the issue. From personal experience, I found this to not be true (in the case of Meridian, at least, which is my primary financial institution). They offered me 75K over three years, with one year after graduation repayment free (still had to pay interest). They also required a guarantor. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t explore it, or that other credit unions aren’t better for PSLOCs, but Meridian in particular was ridiculously uncompetitive.
  15. You have to submit your final grades by June 30 through OLSAS, that much I know for sure.
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