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  1. I understand your worry. I would call OLSAS (whatever main contact is on their website) and explain the situation. In my case, because I had a sealed envelope from my host institution, I was allowed to mail it in myself. Not sure what their procedure would be if you don’t have a sealed envelope. If all less fails, and your transcript is received by OLSAS late, contact the schools you are applying to and notify them as soon as possible.
  2. This happened to me last cycle. I ended up having official copies myself (stamped, sealed and signed) and OLSAS just let me send in those copies by express post.. which I think ended up getting there the week after Nov 1st. UofT accept external docs after the Nov 1st deadline: From their website: "Externally-sourced supporting documents such as the LSAT scores and official transcripts may arrive after the deadline. Missing documentation can be submitted to OLSAS as soon as it becomes available. Applications will only be reviewed after all required documentation has been received via OLSAS." Maybe do some research to see if other schools have similar policies. Hope this helps.
  3. I applied last cycle with the similar stats (154 LSAT) and I was rejected by every school in Ontario (except for lake head because I didn’t apply and Oz because I was waitlisted). If you have the capacity to write the LSAT again I suggest doing so. That’s what I did to prepare for this cycle.
  4. I have 12...work experience, volunteer positions and one certificate. However, I wouldn't consider the number of entries as important as the quality of entries..
  5. I cannot speak for reference letters in particular, but in general, once documents are received by OLSAS it can take up to 1 week to show on your application.
  6. The dates lined up last year, the Sept test was earlier in September and there was about a week between score release and the deadline for the Nov test registration...but yeah I feel you. Honestly, if you have the means/funds to register, I would. At least then you have piece of mind and aren't more stuck come score release day. Good luck.
  7. Yes. Same boat over here. I registered for November just in case. I am willing to lose the $150 if it means I still have the option to write it if I need to. It's so frustrating how the deadline to register is 4 days before score release......
  8. I think there is a little confusion here. OP is correct. Part A consists of two sections - each with its own question. First questions asks you to talk about your experience, activities, achievements etc. The second section asks you to talk about why you are interested in a legal education. Toby, the optional section you refer to is Part B of the statement. That is outside of the requirements of Part A.
  9. This is true. I should have mentioned that I was not wait listed, rather I was rejected. Oh is that right? Interesting.
  10. I asked for application feedback this morning. Received a reply, but it was very generic. It was not specific to my case, but nonetheless may provide useful information depending on yours. If you're curious, email them.
  11. Yes you will be able to see your score if you choose not to write the sample beforehand. You have 1 year to complete the writing sample. However, schools will not consider you application complete if you do not complete the writing sample before the application deadline. So, if you plan on applying this cycle, you do not have one year to complete the writing sample...rather, you have until the schools' application deadlines.
  12. Hi faitht. You're not alone in this regard...here's my piece of advice based on how I do things: For RC: strategically engage with the material by thinking beyond what you see on the page. As you read, try to decipher things like tone of the author, viewpoints, and how the evidence leads to the conclusions. This way, your mind is focused with a task, even when you may be reading boring / dense material. For LR: I tend to use a similar active reading technique as I explain above - just in a different way. When reading an LR stimulus, I actively look for 1) the conclusion and 2) if the argument is valid / invalid. Focused on these tasks takes the content aspect out of the question and lets me focus on tasks that will actually be useful for answering many types of questions. In general, try to think beyond the content of the material and use active reading strategies to keep you focused on the task at hand. Hope this helps!
  13. Wow thanks for the helpful tip ST. That is really cool that the digital RC section references the lines in question by automatically highlighting!
  14. Hi 76th. You are given bounded scrap paper to do whatever you please throughout the test.
  15. How unfortunate...yeah I like the countdown clock feature too. Thanks for your input!
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