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  1. I'm in a similar situation. For what its worth, I've deferred writing the LSAT to January. Unless you had above average stats, its questionable whether you'd be accepted in the first round of offers anyways, so I'd prioritize doing whatever it takes to make your application as strong as possible.
  2. I have the same concern as the OP. I contacted OLSAS but they did not answer my question directly. If anyone else contacts them and hears back please let us know. However, OUAC did say that Ontario transcripts must be submitted through the OLSAS application. That is, you can't request them on your own directly from the school's registrar. OUAC Response: "...all Ontario transcripts have to be requested through your OLSAS application to be official, and non-Ontario transcripts have to be provided outside of the application to OLSAS."
  3. While most schools only consider your highest LSAT, UofA averages multiple LSAT scores. If you're interested in UofA, and not ready for the November LSAT, it may be beneficial to delay your write until January.
  4. The only school I can think of that selects the top 60 credits from across your entire undergrad record would be Ryerson.
  5. Covering things up with a blanket or cloth is a great idea. Thanks!
  6. I think the answer will really depend on the particular school and also whether the courses appear on your transcript before or after your degree is conferred. I believe that for a majority of schools, these courses would be taken into consideration.
  7. Silly question, are they concerned with bookshelves (which could potentially have LSAT prep books in it). Just wondering because I have a bookshelf in just about every room of my home.
  8. Yes, in addition to GPA and LSAT scores holistic schools will give significant weight to other factors such as one's work experience, community involvement, personal accomplishments, special considerations, etc. when deciding whether or not to admit an applicant.
  9. If you're hoping to stay in Toronto, then have a look at Ryerson. If you're looking for certainty, then have a look at schools like Manitoba, NB, Alberta, Calgary which have very specific ways of calculating GPA and index scores which are likely favourable to your situation. For holistic ON schools you'll have to put together a strong personal statement, but you have a strong LSAT score and upward trending GPA so I think you have a good shot there too.
  10. It depends on how your marks are distributed. Is your L2 GPA much higher than your CGPA? Is your CGPA being pulled down by a handful of very low marks? I believe that Ryerson looks at your best two years. Manitoba and New Brunswick drop quite a few of your lowest marks. Calgary and Alberta only look at your last 20 courses. Lakehead and Windsor take a more holistic approach. Queens and Western emphasize your L2 but would also look at your CGPA.
  11. @castlepie Sorry, the OP mentioned that he had taken "some online courses" through Athabasca after completing his undergrad degree. I should have been more clear. As @FirstGear pointed out, if the 1XX level courses are part of your degree, they would be included in the GPA calculation. Also, here's a link to UofC's GPA FAQs. I don't recall reading anything about them excluding 1XX level courses. https://law.ucalgary.ca/sites/default/files/Admissions/GPA FAQs.pdf Btw, just be careful that your final 20 courses don't carry into another semester, or that entire semester would be included in the GPA calculation as well. As it stands I'm one short, and my undergrad institution doesn't separate the Fall & Winter semesters on the transcript, so my L2 turned into an L3. ☹️
  12. @FirstGear Have a look at Manitoba, New Brunswick, and Ryerson. These schools drop quite a few of your lowest grades.
  13. I believe that UCalgary and UAlberta (which I mention because of your username) primarily emphasize your most recent 20 half courses. I'm not sure what level the courses you took were at, but UAlberta doesn't include first year (1XX) level courses in their calculation, so if you took only first year courses at Athabasca that may be something to consider. Also, if you took a course twice, then UCalgary takes the higher of the two marks. That's something to consider if you retook and completed any of the courses you originally withdrew from. Ultimately, I suspect that they would count back until they have 20 graded half courses for you but that's speculation. I agree with Toby1994 that it would be best to contact them directly for clarification.
  14. Did you withdraw before the drop deadline? Do the courses you withdrew from even appear on your transcript?
  15. I doubt we'll be given a choice between "in person" or "Flex." At the moment, the general opinion seems to be that the November LSAT will likely be Flex. In any case, when you register you choose a test centre city rather than a particular testing site or location, so you won't be committing to write in person at any specific location yet. In case that's what you were wondering.
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