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  1. Check the “anyone waiting to hear back” thread in Queen’s. Don’t forget, your provisional acceptance automatically becomes firm, you need not confirm it yourself. If you feel more comfortable, however, you can change it manually.
  2. Exactly. And so I think after this deadline there will be another small round of acceptances and then a waitlist will be finalized along with rejections.
  3. I don’t think it’s coming. As I mentioned previously, I’m convinced they’re waiting to see availability after the provisionals become concrete. That shows them who have provisionally accepted to Queen’s but we’re holding out on waitlists and will become firm at Queen’s. And it shows who were provisional at other schools but were waiting to hear back from Queen’s and are now unavailable.
  4. Usually takes a couple days to show in OLSAS
  5. Remember though, many schools have already pretty well established a rejection list, waitlist and acceptance list. Then they inform us that the waitlist likely won’t shift until after July 1 because that’s when things become more concrete. Queen’s appears to be nowhere near that point. So, they may be relying more heavily on the July 1 deadline to get an idea of which students are still available (just for offers, to make offers only to the students not already secured to other schools) for their program given that they were behind with the issues they had with LSAC. That, or they sent out a bunch of acceptances and all those students just haven’t responded/have provisionals elsewhere. But again, does this have any weight considering other schools have registered students already, etc. The majority of these students are a) holding out for Queen’s, to which they would accept right away; b) they would have other aspirations so they reject; c) they have other aspirations but will take Queen’s (so they provisional) which means Queen’s would have an idea about provisionals and can go from there like every other school does every year. Any other conclusion (like the class is full) falls to the criticism that Queen’s would have (or ought to have) then sent out rejections/waitlist information. Just my speculation.
  6. Yeah but even then, most other schools I know of this year have navigated these same difficulties and still produced a fairly concrete waitlist, accepted class, and rejections.
  7. The tough part is that some schools are registering classes this week. Yet, as far as I know, Queen’s hasn’t finalized acceptances/waitlists. Not to mention people that have a conditional acceptance become firm on July 1, which is two weeks away. I know they were slow because of some mixups with LSAC as a result of electronic writing/LSAT scores but still would be ideal if they were further along in the process. Hopefully Queen’s is able to send out more responses soon (if not already just waiting to hear from students)! I’m sure the whole administration is doing their best.
  8. Waitlisted June 2nd. CGPA: 3.6 L2: 3.7 GPA LSAT: 157 Master’s, Paralegal license, Five summers at law firm, some other decent softs/ECs
  9. Don't respond here, send this to a new thread. But quickly... While I don't think anyone can for sure know how law schools are going to respond to pass/fail, I imagine it would be better to take the B+. My reasoning behind this is that you can concretely translate that into an average (which will be in the 80s anyways) rather than having an undefined pass. Also, the schools can see the OLSAS gpa conversion, which again depending on how well your A-classes are looking then it will be close to or above the 3.7 mark anyways. Essentially, I would take the score that I know how it will impact my admissions over an undefined or uncertain score that I won't know how it impacts the admission decision.
  10. I applied to five law schools all in Ontario, I have been accepted to one so far. Hoping for more!
  11. Waitlisted February 7th. cGPA: 3.5, 82% avg. L2/B2: 3.6/3.83 LSAT: 157 Paralegal license, Master's Degree (3.9 GPA, 88% avg), 5 years at a law firm (summers or part-time during school), Decent ECs
  12. Thanks! Yes, General Category.
  13. Accepted today! Congratulations to everyone who has been admitted and best of luck to those still waiting. cGPA: 3.5, 82% L2/B2: 3.6/3.8 LSAT: 157 Paralegal license, Master's Degree, 5 years at a law firm (summers or part-time during school), Decent ECs
  14. I went to Seneca not too long ago and I'm not even sure you and I went to the same school. Your account of the school is completely contradictory to my experiences. At Seneca, the paralegal professors were phenomenal and extremely knowledgeable, all of which were either practising lawyers or paralegals. The program was well-organized. The profs will joke around with you, sometimes that includes jabs but I mean, we fired them right back at our profs. Assignments were at the standards they needed to be to challenge students while also teaching them to be effective advocates. Sometimes it was challenging to get in front of the class and present a moot case but I rather be challenged in the classroom than get reamed out by a deputy Judge because my professors went easy on me. You think the profs are hard, wait until you start practicing. Yes, a majority of my cohort dropped out by the time I graduated, but I knew all of those people and for the most part that was because they weren't doing the work and got kicked out due to mandatory limits imposed by the LSO or they stopped having interest in the program. Post-graduation I was hired by a firm and they said I was one of the most competent paralegal candidates they have had in years, which stems from Seneca's education. I'm still with the firm today. Overall, Seneca is recognized as one of the best paralegal schools in Ontario (and therefore Canada). Evidence of this is their longstanding record of success at moot competitions and mock trial competitions. I still have relationships with those professors and other students from my cohort. The experience you have at Seneca in the paralegal program is directly related to the effort you put in, which really doesn't require much. I had a great time on rez at Seneca and yet balanced it with an equally great education. That said, the administration of the school does suck.
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