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  1. In case it helps with the searching, the email Archives mentions that incoming students received was sent to the email attached to my OLSAS account, not my UOttawa student mail. It's titled "Message to First Year Common Law Students re Fall 2020 Semester." Edit: Just realized this thread is a week old, whoops.
  2. Do you know if this is an option available to all students (who are eligible for part-time), or was that specifically a consideration extended to you after talking with UOttawa? I've been having a lot of the same questions/concerns as what you described in your OP.
  3. I just requested a transcript through the "Transcripts" tab on OLSAS, under the assumption that they would send it out to the individual schools. My GPA calculation in the "Document Tracking" section has since changed, so it definitely went through, whether that was done through mail or electronically.
  4. Not me; very curious how long it usually takes for them to follow up.
  5. My bad! I have neurodevelopmental disabilities (autism and ADHD). What I'm wondering about generally has less to do with my specific conditions, though, and more to do with attitudes towards students who disclose or ask for support around disability.
  6. (Sorry, wasn't sure about whether this should go under "law students" or "law school applicants"! I'm not yet a student, but this is a question about studies and not about the application process.) So obviously every university has its own office for accommodations/students with disabilities, but would anybody be willing to share their own (or "a friend"'s) experience navigating law school as a disabled student beyond that? How do professors tend to receive students who need accommodations? Is it possible to take a reduced courseload in law school without being a part-time student? Is there anything else to watch out for that wouldn't have been a problem or consideration during undergrad? Thanks!
  7. Received a deferred decision on April 23! (LSAT 166 / cGPA 3.2 / previously L2 3.6). Just sent in my new transcript a few days ago and hoping they'll update me soon. My final grades barely budge my cGPA, but my average for just the last year that they don't have turned out to be a 3.95, so I'm optimistic that they'll be happy with that.
  8. Was accepted late March but didn't receive an email notification and only actually found out while logging into OLSAS to provisionally accept another offer! I'm a fifth-year undergrad student; applied under the general category and talked about how my late-diagnosed disabilities affected my grades. cGPA: 3.2 L2: 3.6 LSAT: 166 In case this is reassuring information to anyone as well, I'm autistic and sometimes struggle with speaking coherently, especially in stressful situations. I definitely stuttered and wasn't very articulate at times during my interview and was worried that this would affect my chances, but I guess they didn't mind that too much!
  9. Heard back from UOttawa in February but only just made an account here! Fifth-year undergrad and applied under the Access category. Otherwise am pretty boring in terms of ECs, etc. cGPA: 3.2 L2: 3.6 LSAT: 166
  10. Was admitted in February but only just got around to making an account on here! I applied to the single JD in my fifth year of undergrad as a general (non-Indigenous) applicant and talked about how my late-diagnosed disabilities affected my grades. I think my ECs were pretty average. cGPA: 3.2 L2: 3.6 LSAT: 166
  11. Fellow autistic/Aspie and AD(H)D woman here! I don't have an additional input on whether you should be applying in one category or another. Personally, though, I did apply as an access applicant where the option was available because my grades were without a doubt negatively affected by my disabilities (3.2 cGPA). I don't actually recall which schools required documentation, but for my personal statements, I went into detail about my symptoms and how they negatively impacted my university experience without ever disclosing my specific diagnoses. Instead of using the word "autism," for example, that might look like describing the regular, painful sensory overload I struggled with during lectures that prevented me from following along. This approach seems to have been adequate for them, since I've now been admitted to three schools I applied to.
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