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  1. Definitely, 3.5 months is enough time. My LSAT diagnostic was 150 and I managed to score 167 with 3.5 months of extensive studying. It sounds like you are planning to commit to a consistent schedule in prepping which I think should be fine! I would caution against a rewrite in January though. Instead, I recommend signing up for the November LSAT as backup. While schools do take January scores as the last date, what I've seen on the forums and anecdotally, I think waiting until January to have a competitive LSAT score can delay the review of your application. Also, I assume you'll be busy with 4th year, it might be better to retake the exam sooner after the first (if need be) when the preparation you did over the summer is fresh in your head. I also did not have long-term ECs and my ECs were really, really subpar. I think what matters most is the story you weave in your personal statement about why you partook in those extracurriculars, how it prepared you overall as a person, how it relates to your passions etc. Wish you the best of luck!
  2. Yeah the chances of classes being online sucks but I think I've read somewhere that deferring due to covid reasons usually isn't accepted. I've heard of people who deferred last year to pursue a masters but not sure about work.
  3. Yeah I'd say president of a committee is pretty common but the important thing is how you frame your EC experience in your personal statement and why that relates to your story/interest in pursuing law.
  4. I definitely think it was nice for me personally to have my score on hand before applying because it helped inform my decisions on which schools to apply to. I took May, June, July, August to study and took the Aug/September LSAT which allowed me to have my score on hand before the November 1st OLSAS deadline.
  5. Wow that just makes this situation even more confusing. I wonder if they just weren't prepared to handle the increased number of applications this cycle.
  6. I agree with you. The admissions process at Allard is so strange... I would think it makes logical sense to calculate everyone's GPA's first, take the LSAT score and then rank by index scores to determine who receives acceptances first? I don't understand how they are able to send out acceptances without calculating everyone's GPAs first. But I don't really believe how they are saying they are prioritizing LSAT scores over 165 when I know many people who received acceptances with below 165 LSAT but the difference is, they applied a month earlier than the deadline. They said they would honour the Dec 1st deadline but it feels like people who applied later are at a disadvantage.
  7. They gave me a generic email response that my file is still under evaluation and I couldn't reach them via. phone. What time did you call them? Lowkey also freaking out by this thread and also really upsetting considering we paid for these applications to have a fair evaluation.
  8. Was this calculation of the GPA very far off? I applied later in November with around 92 GPA and 167 LSAT but have not heard anything back. I was fortunate to have offers from other schools but if the reason I did not get an offer from UBC was because of an administrative error in calculating my GPA, that would make me a bit upset. I wonder how common this error is. (I'm a UBC student so I have no idea how they would even end up calculating it wrong). Thank you so much for this information and congratulations on your acceptances! I will be calling/emailing admissions to check!!
  9. I'm curious, where did this joke about rowing come from? I would caution about over confidence on the LSAT. It is very difficult to score over 170. Before taking the LSAT have you done multiple PTs that might have indicated that you would score around the 18th percentile?
  10. Accepted via email! cGpa, B3: 3.96 LSAT 167 Did anyone else not get a call but get accepted through email?
  11. Accepted! cGpa: 3.96 LSAT: 167 In queue Dec 8th
  12. I'm not sure how the LSAT is very indicative of your academic capabilities. Of course there are exceptions but as other people mentioned, but GPA would be a better indication because evaluated within a 4 year period, it really shows the students work ethic. Moreover, some students do not test well but your classes would offer the student alternative ways/assignments to prove their academic capabilities, ie. research, essays, etc. A lot of people also do not have the resources to keep taking the LSAT or spend months just preparing for it as you mentioned. But the LSAT scores can be improved through enough time put into preparation but the amount of money that goes into that could be inaccessible for some. And like I mentioned, academic capabilities aren't just how well you can test. How is a test that you can take over and over (for those who are wealthy enough to afford it) a better indication than a gpa where you have one shot at each class and a given time frame to learn the material and prove your learning?
  13. I believe that my stats make me pretty competitive for early acceptance, around 91% gpa and 167 LSAT but ended up applying in the middle of November. Anyone have any experiences submitting your application fairly close to the deadline but still receiving an early acceptance?
  14. I just wanted to make sure I had a solid chance since I won't be applying to many law schools. I'm still finishing up my undergrad this year, does my final year gpa count for admissions?
  15. I'm currently finishing up my 3rd year and planning on taking the LSAT this September. One thing that caught my attention is that some schools like U of T frown upon less than full credit loads (less than 5 courses per term). The issue is that I took a lot of AP courses in high school which fulfilled a lot of my credit requirements. So, I was able to take less courses. In first year, I took 5 courses, then 4 courses. In second year, I took 4 courses, then 4 courses, then did 6 credits abroad in the summer. My third year, I'm also doing 5 courses then 4 courses. The problem is that after third year, I've pretty much met all my degree requirements and only need to take 21 more credits. (So, it would be 4 courses and 3) Is this a huge problem for U of T and do I need to take more (unnecessary) courses just to take the full credit load for fourth year?
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