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  1. Do you mind sharing what field of study you were in? Currently have a CGPA on the lower side but afraid that the fact I majored in history will work against me since as far as I can tell McGill is only really lenient when it comes to science programs.
  2. I've been searching through the thread, but couldn't find the answers I've been looking so if anyone has any info on the following I would really appreciate it. Like the title says I'm a born and bread Montrealer who for personal reasons needs a change of scenery and serious thought about moving to BC starting a new life there. However I'm not sure if it will be possible for me to get accepted at UBC law. In Quebec we have a post secondary program between high school and university called CGEP which replaces one year of university studies. This really hurts me because I went through some serious personal struggles (I won't mention here but have documentation for and is about serious as things can get) during my undergrad that really hurt my cGPA. Also the fact that I went to McGill and have cGPA of 3.6 also works against me because McGill is on the 4.0 scale vs the 4.3 at UBC. If I got my professors to send in the percentage grade to UBC Law admissions would they consider it. There are 4-5 classes I got 90%+ and that can potentially make a huge difference to my cGPA calculation. Assuming nothing can be done about my grades, I'm planning to take the LSAT this summer and I'm only getting 163 on my practice tests (1 month of studying but have stopped to focus on finals). Am I screwed? If anyone has any advice on how to raise it i'd really appreciate it. Reading comp is my worst section as stupid as that sounds. Finally would the fact that I'm fluent in french give me any kind of an edge? I know that BC is nowhere near Qc and that probably very little business would happen between the provinces, but provide any kind of unique selling point from a diversity standpoint? I admit I am operating under the assumption that few people in BC are bilingual based on the interactions I've had with the undergrad students I've met at McGill who come from there. *If anyone has ever had any experience applying in the discretionary category I would also love to hear your input on the process.
  3. Hi Ryn, Thanks so much for doing this. In your experience does the school that an applicant completed their undergrad hold any unofficial weight when interpreting their grades? I know the OLASS has a conversion table, but I noticed that A-'s seemed to viewed the same across all schools. Curious to hear if you guys just go by the raw numbers or take the school into account to some degree when interpreting the marks.
  4. McGill Law does not use the Reviewed-Decision Pending. This is for other faculties, saw your post and asked the admissions office.
  5. People, alumni, and prospective students of Queens law I need your input: While completing my final year of undergrad this year I’m working in the marketing department of a hockey team but didn’t really feel comfortable putting it down on my CV/adding sketch verifiers on OLASS when applied because I only just started when it came time to apply. That being said if I’m still unsure if I should add in now. I haven’t told my boss or any of my colleagues that I applied to law school and have started taking on my own project within the department and I don’t want to tell anyone on the off chance I don’t get in to avoid jeopardizing my future there should I not be admitted. That being said I am unsure if whether or not this is something that could help my chances of being admitted if I do get accepted. I am torn between wanting to help chances of being admitted and not jeopardizing my future contingency plan by adding it to my CV and risk them having call my supervisor unexpectedly -let’s face it working for an NHL team isn’t the worst thing in the world if law school isn’t meant to be. To reiterate: is something that Queens admissions staff would care about or do they really just go by the raw numbers?
  6. 1qaz would it be alright if I private message you to find out more about your situation regarding last 2. During one of my years as an undergrad a close friend of mine committed suicide and I tanked my cGPA but have had some strong years since then and wanted to know if I have any shot of being considered, or if my file will just be discarded due to my shit cGPA. Currently working for the marketing department of a hockey team and hoping to eventually transition into their legal department.
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