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  1. Hey fellow 1Ls, I just wanted to let @sey and all the other 1Ls at uofa know that there is another person feeling the exact same way. I thought I was the only one who was feeling socially isolated and like the school is super cliquey. I moved here from BC and am trying to meet people and make friends but it seems next to impossible. I've honestly been questioning whether this whole endeavour will be worth it. I know it's only been a few weeks but still it is rough when you have no friends, no family, and a new kind of school work that is very demanding. Honestly, it is some what comforting knowing that other people feel the same way. I am more than open to hanging out or meet up with anybody else who is feeling socially isolated and out of place here in Edmonton. Thanks for starting this thread, even if I dont get to meet any of you guys at least I know I'm not the only one.
  2. It's a student organized event so I think you can wear whatever you feel comfortable wearing.
  3. Checked with admissions today. I was originally #43 (May). As of this morning I am #18 on the waitlist.
  4. I keep thinking about emailing for my rank position but moving 6 spots would just be disappointing. Although, this time last cycle the class had filled up and I had been rejected. Until rejection letters go out there is still hope!
  5. Update on the original post incase this happens to anyone else. The University of Alberta did not include tuition or book costs on the appendix they filled out for me and thus BC Student Aid assessed tuition and book costs as $0.
  6. I'd hold off until your certain. Your application will need to specify what school you are applying to so they can assess the living, tuition, and book costs of the school you will be attending. I'm sure you could cancel one application and do another if you get in off the waitlist but it seems like a lot of extra work when you can just wait a little while.
  7. I just received my assessment and I'm kinda dumb struck. I was offered 8.5K and my assessment says the same thing. I will be calling them tomorrow. I am also going to U of A. You shouldn't need to be enrolled in courses because I have applied before and I was not enrolled in undergrad courses at the time yet I have never received an assessment of $0 tuition and $0 books. Not sure what's up with the funding this year but I'm definitely calling to find out what's going on here. I know I can cover costs with my LOC but in undergrad I'd get 10k in loans with 3k in grants. That is kinda where I expected to be, not at 8.5k. Let me know if you get a hold of them, I'll do the same.
  8. I appreciate this! Thanks 🙂
  9. The max loan that one is eligible for per year for law school is $22,500 ( https://studentaid.alberta.ca/before-you-apply/loan-limits/annual-loan-limits/) so it won't necessarily cover everything From what I've been told BC student aid offers less than this - around 16k. So there is no way you can live without a LOC - assuming independence from one's parents. I am hoping BC offers closer to the level of funding Alberta offers but I guess I will find out in the next few months.
  10. Also curious about this. I did an arts degree as well but took some advanced mathematics and statistics courses but no accounting. Curious of what level mathematical proficiency would be required for tax law courses.
  11. I am fairly certain that you apply to the province you are currently a resident of. I live in BC and will be attending U of A so I have to apply for student aid in BC. If you live in a province for 12 months you are considered a resident of that province. I am fairly certain this holds for other provinces as well but you should ask someone at student aid to be sure.
  12. That is my nightmare! The newsletters included reminders about payment deadlines so it seems to me that they should take that into account. You're only a few days off. I hope it all works out for you and I'll see you in September!🤞🙂
  13. You didn't get any of the incoming 1L newsletters? There has been one for the past two months with some more detailed information - housing, registration etc. The second deposit was due June 1st. I would phone them ASAP. Perhaps you were not on the mailing list in which case they should, I would think, cut you some slack on being a few days late.
  14. That's unfortunate, I was considering calling this week but now I probably won't. I'm beginning to accept the fact that I will be moving to Edmonton. I'll keep my fingers crossed for is both. 🤞🤞🤞
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