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  1. I would say July is plenty of time, but it really depends on what you're scoring on your practice tests. If you're scoring in a range you're comfortable with by June-ish, then you can totally write in July.
  2. Just got the email! Mature Category L2: 3.3 LSAT: 164 Strong LORs and worked as a law clerk for about 5 years. Waiting on a few schools, but will likely accept.
  3. I know it's probably not what you want to hear, but it really depends on you. I'm not the type of person who can sit and study for hours on end every day, So I studied a couple of hours a week over the span of 4 months and that worked for me. I was also working full time and taking a few classes, so I didn't have tons of time to dedicate to the LSAT. I have a friend who studied every day for several hours in the span of 4 months and that worked for her. So, I would say take your diagnostic and see how much time you can/ want to dedicate to studying. Good luck, and don't wear yourself thin!
  4. I thought Dal did? I could be wrong.
  5. I think it depends on the school. Some schools will count your last 20 courses as your last 2 years. Either way I don't see how it would harm, even if it did look like you were trying to increase you GPA, that's a positive thing. It shows that you are willing to work towards an acceptance.
  6. They do not. I don't think BC as a province is struggling to keep people in BC. which is why NB and NS provinces do it.
  7. I think you'll get in and I can totally relate the waiting suuuuucks. The only reason why I think I may be able to is because a fire alarm went off during the exam. When it went off, people obviously stopped writing and waited for further instructions, but the proctor did not stop the clock immediately, she waited until the announcement came on that we had to evacuate (about 2 minutes, which makes a difference). We had to evacuate, stand outside for ~30 minutes in -15 weather (with no jackets), and return to the test. When we got back in she did not turn back the timer, nor did she wait until everyone had settled in to begin. It threw me and everyone else off, and people who were doing the RC sections had to reread their paragraphs which is a major waste of time. Luckily I was doing LR, but it still took me a minute or two to get back in the groove of things. Anyway, that's my LSAT horror story and why I would write it again, despite my score. with respect to the cGPA, I'm more concerned about my L2, which by taking a semester of courses I could increase enough to make a difference. I guess my thinking is, if I don't get in I'll be playing the waiting game anyway; I might as well work on improving my stats while I'm at it. Edit: I did take a couple of courses while studying for the LSAT, and that made a difference for my L2.
  8. Tell me about it... such a disappointment! I will not be attending as I live in Ontario. Do we have to RSVP?
  9. I just got another invitation to the open house. No word on getting admitted yet though.
  10. While I agree that it's still early to count yourself out, I understand wanting to prepare yourself. I'm in the same boat as you and I plan to take some courses as a post graduate student to improve my GPA if I don't get in this cycle. We are the same age, and I needed to slow down and realize that I need to do this right, not fast. So I've gotten in touch with University of Waterloo where I did my undergrad, and I'm prepared to submit an application for readmission if I don't hear back by August 1st. We also have the same LSAT score, but this was my first write so I feel ok about taking it again. I understand not wanting to rewrite though. So, in summation I would say it's very feasible for you to go back to school and take some courses. It's also a great Idea for you to apply in the mature category, assuming you satisfy any other conditions of same. Good luck and I hope you get in this cycle!
  11. I'm not sure how much of a difference it makes practically, but it is an application category at a few schools. I would say if you are a member of a historically disadvantaged group and you are applying, then apply as such. It may make a difference, though let's hope not in a negative way 😬.
  12. I received one too, it was sitting in my spam box.
  13. Have you guys been accepted?
  14. I actually did this to improve my cGPA while studying for my LSAT. It didn't make a HUGE difference as I only took 4 courses, but it helped.
  15. Looks like it was updated in 2018. Regardless, it's a very good starting point.
  16. I found this really helpful: http://www.oxfordseminars.ca/LSAT/lsat_profiles.php Looks like McGill, UVic and UNB are pretty reasonable.
  17. I guess we'll all suffer together 😂
  18. Just wondering if you have heard anything? Also how did your January LSAT go?
  19. Have you heard back? I have similar stats and still waiting to hear.
  20. Mine said end of February too. I haven't heard back yet though!
  21. I used Khan Academy to study and scored higher on the actual test. I don't think there's inflation, though I do think that the recycled questions do have an effect. That being said, 163 to 157 is not that wild as test day factors (anxiety especially) can have a negative effect. I also found that writing a paper test is very different from a digital one. Filling in the bubbles alone affects time. I would get some paper official tests and practice on those, timed, to see where you are.
  22. I relied on highlighting a lot! For each paragraph in the passage I would highlight what I thought was the main point of the paragraph. If it's overwhelming to look at it as one big chunk, breaking it down into paragraphs certainly helps.
  23. Hi! I studied for the LSAT while working full-time and going to school part time. It's challenging but definitely doable. I would start first and foremost by taking a diagnostic. Find out where you are and how much time you need to dedicate to each section. Once you've done that, planning your studying around school and work will be much easier. I also find it helps to understand what your weakest sections are and focus on studying those. I wouldn't worry so much about deadlines - i.e. when you should have the bibles read, and more so on practicing and understanding the formulas for each type of question. Do lots of timed practice tests (I would say at least once a week if you can swing it) and try to mimic the test environment each time. Good luck! and don't spread yourself too thin! If you don't feel ready, don't write yet. Give your self more time to study.
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