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  1. @Tiff91 Tuition is the exact same in all regulated university programs in Ontario. Hence, Ryerson, U of T, and York all have the exact same undergraduate fees, in virtually all cases that you mentioned. I'm not sure where you received the misinformation regarding undergraduate tuition in Ontario. In terms of your other questions, some of the posts above contain good suggestions and information. Focus on subjects and programs that you enjoy, and work as hard as you possibly can. Don't even give up 1% of an "easy" participation mark; leave nothing on the table throughout your post-secondary career. Be open to challenges and changes along the way, too. Finally, focus on learning vital skills that will be transferable outside of university, such as: critical thinking, group/team work, public speaking, research, writing, networking, and Microsoft Excel. Many employers desire these skills, and there are countless university programs which can help you develop in all or most of these in-demand areas. Last word: I am graduating from U of T this June, and it is an excellent school. In every case, the grades that I received were a direct reflection of the amount of work that I put into each class, as well as my command of the course subject matter. Many students do not put in the work or simply lack subject matter command, and anecdotally, these students are the ones that cannot believe that they land right in U of T's "acceptable" course average range of C- to B-. Conversely, I know many students who perform at the top of their classes academically, and almost always earn an A or higher, including me. Good luck!
  2. I’m glad you found that helpful, albeit imperfect and certainly not indicative of 1/3 of all spots remaining open at this time. Providing that is your OLSAS calculated CGPA, you are slightly above Osgoode’s 2018 Median CGPA, and slightly below the Median LSAT for last year (83rd Percentile; i.e.: ~165). Having said that, I believe that many law schools, including Osgoode, look beyond just the stats. For example, the overall strength of your application will be evaluated against the entire pool of applicants. A strong personal statement or excellent references could very well push you “over the edge” and into the offer of admission category. Try not to stress too much, which is easier said than done. I wish you only the best of luck!
  3. Well, what do you mean by "major round" of offers? Don't you think that all Canadian law schools, including Toronto and Western, have completed a major portion of their offers of admission (over the past ~4.5 months or so)? Do the existing offers constitute two-thirds or 75% of the 2022 classes, or more? I don't know. But since I have a few minutes, let's do a little analysis below: There are ~75 members here that have indicated admission to Osgoode for 2019, so far. Last year at this time, there were ~77 members that indicated an offer of admission. Since there is no statistical difference here, let's use the remaining 2018 acceptance posts to infer what we may see for the remainder of 2019. Last year, there were 16 forum members that were accepted between March 8-April 1, and another 11 forum member acceptances between April 1-May 1. Finally, 5 forum members indicated that they received an offer from Osgoode between May 1 and June 30. No acceptances were posted after this date. Statistically, ~29% of 2018 Osgoode acceptance posts occurred on this forum between March 8-June 30, 2018. Not bad. Also, keep in mind the obvious: posts here may be inaccurate, and only ~38% of Osgoode's Class of 2021 actually made a public post here about their offer of admission. Based on this, I'd argue that the majority of offers have already been made. To me, this is the "major round." But as you can see from the numbers above, there are still more offers coming. Sit tight, and good luck! I'm sure some students will be in across the country as late as Labour Day.
  4. @Lawstudent97 Based on attendance at Welcome Day in February, I would not expect another "major round." My guess is that they have sent offers out to fill nearly all seats. Of course, not all applicants will accept, so more offers will be sent out over the course of the next 4-8 weeks. But I don't think it'll be "major," and it's likely to be after April 1. Time will tell, I guess.
  5. @Mandy555 Just out of curiosity, why are you concerned with signing up for an email that may never be used (since you provisionally accepted)? Also, why is anyone here concerned about signing up for an email that won't likely be used for at least 5 months? Do you plan to start using it for some unknown purpose? Certainly, you won't be receiving anything from Osgoode until you're told to sign up for an email. Relax everyone.
  6. On its own, the email is not the admissions package. If you did not receive the package via a link in the second paragraph, then contact Osgoode directly. Same goes for @Nachklang. The forum isn't a good place to solicit a copy.
  7. I won't comment on chances, specifically, because I am an applicant myself and I lack the experience that some of the members here possess. However, it would also be relevant to share if you applied in the general category at each school, or if you applied as a mature student based on your work experience. At any rate, take any feedback that you receive here with a grain of salt. Every application is unique, and law schools will assess your complete file, several of which typically "see beyond the numbers." Best of luck!
  8. @LLawS That sounds like quite a difficult situation to be in. @ProfReader offered a good suggestion regarding the lease; maybe don't just read up on it, but ascertain good local legal advice on the matter. If Dalhousie offers you admission, I'm sure you'd rather stay in your current apartment, so why not do everything you can to stay put? Also, employers are unlikely to hire a person that says, "I might be available until August, or I might be available until August 2020, but I won't know for sure until a law school notifies me." While it may seem unethical, I would not be upfront about this in an interview. I'd suggest only notifying your prospective employer as @Luckycharm said, after you receive an offer of admission. Otherwise, you may find it impossible to be hired. Aside from the above advice, try your best to focus on aspects of your life that do not involve the uncertainty that comes with the law school admission process. Focus on you, living a healthy lifestyle, locating meaningful employment, etc. Many of life's situations and circumstances are largely out of your control, so instead, focus on areas and aspects of your life that are in your full and total control. Put your best foot forward, and good luck!!
  9. Good stuff. Congratulations and good luck! It's an honour and privilege to even receive one offer. I wish you the best.
  10. For comparison purposes, I have not yet received an offer from uOttawa with the same LSAT score (awaiting January re-write), and my CGPA is 3.71. L2/B2 is ~ 3.9. However, I applied as a mature student, so that likely isn't much help to you. Maybe have a look at last year's Accepted thread to see where you might stand. That's a really interesting and confident approach, to say the least. Any word back yet from the nine schools, eight of which offered you admission last year? Also, did you only apply to schools that you have decisively chosen would be suitable to attend in September 2019, or are you still undecided? I wish I had your money.
  11. Actually, according to AJD19 in another thread: Posted November 21, 2018 (edited) Dont worry about high school grades, apart from having good enough grades to get into college/university. I was expelled from high school and ended up getting into 8 law schools. Just do well during your undergrad. You can do an undergrad in literally anything. Edited November 21, 2018 by AJD19 None of the eight law schools that accepted you were willing to defer your admission while you worked full-time for the past year?
  12. I love your story because it shares many similarities with my own journey to law school. I have been working in a great career for the past few years, with excellent pay > $100K and a bit less vacation time than you (3 weeks). While I cannot say that I have ever felt particularly "unfulfilled" in my career, which you said you were, I can say that my dream of attending law school was always in the back of my mind. I chose to look at it like this: Option A) Continue on my current career trajectory and climb to the top of the corporate ladder in a capacity that did not involve becoming a lawyer. The work is inherently interesting, accompanied with a fairly large social impact, which is most important to me. Option B) Attend law school and attempt to make an even greater social impact in work that might be more challenging and even more interesting. Start at the bottom in a legal career, perhaps with slightly lesser pay than I am currently making, but work tirelessly to advance my career and make a real difference in the world. Ultimately, I decided that I did not want to reach the age of 40, 50, or even 60, and have the thought in the back of my mind: "What if?" or "What could have been?" So here I am, set to attend law school in September. I realize that I don't meet the criteria that you prefaced your question with, but I do think that you have to consider everything and never regret the things that you do in life; regret the things that you don't do, instead. Having said all that, there's nothing to lose if you do apply for September 2020 admission with your high CGPA and LSAT. Hopefully, you will receive an offer of admission, and then, you can really get thinking, ponder it all, and make a potentially life-changing, career altering decision. Good luck!
  13. Yes, your fall grades were due on February 1. Additionally, your final semester grades are due by June 30. This is explained on OLSAS, and should have been explained in each acceptance letter/package that you received, too. For example, see here for U of T's instructions, reiterating the requirements for your submission of fall term grades to OLSAS. Additionally, you can view Osgoode's transcript submission requirements here. Or, you may want to consult the requirements outlined directly by OLSAS, which are located right here. I am not certain what, if any, impact there will be as a result of your failure to meet this requirement. But my best advice would be to submit your fall term grades ASAP, followed by your winter term grades by no later than the OLSAS specified deadline (i.e.: June 30). They are both required, irrespective of your offers of admission.
  14. I think it would be a great idea to start applying for jobs immediately. I have been offered admission for September 2019 already, but I will still be working up until August (tuition won't pay itself). There's no harm in starting a new position in the interim, and then upon receiving the amazing news (hopefully), letting your new employer know that you'll be attending law school in September instead. Just be honest, and likely provide your employer with the "standard" two weeks notice, depending on the nature of your employment.
  15. This probably isn't what you're looking to hear, but my LSAT score is posted under "Document Tracking," along with transcripts and reference letters received. When did you write the LSAT? If it was November 2018 or earlier, I highly recommend that you immediately send OLSAS a message using SAM, and ask them why your LSAT score is not posted. If it's not on OLSAS, then the law schools do not have it either. Therefore, your application will not be assessed because it is incomplete. Act now.
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