I'm an international student from South Korea who applied for UBC law.
I spent whole life in South Korea except about one year in Vancouver for working holiday, not sure it would help or hurt my application.
I have some volunteer and work experience at public interest lawyers groups in Korea(about 1 year in total), 2 years of military service, and I stayed in Vancouver for about one year for working holiday(didn't do fancy jobs or law related jobs). The admission office told me that I was eligible for discretionary category as a mature applicant(27) so I applied under discretionary category.
My January LSAT was 164 and It's frustrating that WES converted my A+ on transcript into A and maybe because of that, I got GPA 82.19 (confirmed). So the index would be 91.18.
I have two questions about my situation.
i) Do you think my experience could stand out compared to others who applied under discretionary category? I'm kinda sure people have more appealing stories than I do. And, if my story is competitive, is it possible for me to get an offer with my index?
ii) Can I be considered under regular category as well? If I can, what's the chance realistically?
If you have any ideas about it, it would be so much appreciated.