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  1. Honestly, I am not sure. I would reach out to the schools you are applying to and ask this question.
  2. Yes. You'll receive an email a couple of weeks before the exam detailing everything. I called LSAC and asked about this yesterday.
  3. I have a close friend that lives there and she's always said that there are shootings that happen. She's too scared to walk outside alone. Both her and I were born and raised in Edmonton.
  4. OP didn't ask about campus, so I didn't mention anything about campus. OP asked about decent neighbourhoods and that's what I responded to. 😅 Can't say it's bad advice when those areas are pretty decent lol. But you are right, I forgot about Old Strathcona, it's a decent area for sure! I'm super biased because I've lived mainly on the south side of Edmonton and have been told to stay far away from 118th Ave lol. I've been to Transcend Coffee and I love it! I hope OP does too 😊
  5. Stay away from 118th Ave, I don't know much about downtown, to be honest, but steer clear of 118th Ave. Windermere, Ellerslie, Rutherford, Summerside- gorgeous areas but these neighbourhoods are over on the south side. Silverberry, The Meadows, Laurel, Tamarack, Fountain Lake are all nice too, also on the south. On the North side... there are some neighbourhoods that are nice, but I just can't think of any since I'm not over there much. All of the neighbourhoods I have listed do have parks nearby. It would be smart to rent/own closer to the Anthony Henday and/or the Whitemud. The Anthony Henday goes around the city. Whyte Ave is usually bumping with great restaurants and bars. I know a lot of people say that Edmonton is dead, but honestly, there are usually events going on here. You're welcome to PM me if you have any specific questions.
  6. It is possible to be accepted in December. If you take a look at "Accepted" threads, you will see that some people do get accepted in December but those that got accepted in December- I'm not sure when they would have written their LSATs. The nice things about November's LSAT Flex is that scores will be released around November 24. I hope this helps. Good luck!
  7. You don't need to apologize to me, I'm not offended. Living in another country is always going to be a little different. Imagine moving to India, the conversion rate would blow you out of the water.
  8. I mean, I'm not sure what converting currency and math have to do with one another since USD rates change on a daily basis. Oh source: worked in the banking industry for six years. Edit: Also, this thread started in 2018 and ended in 2018.
  9. Your best bet is to check out Yoni at harvardready.com
  10. Yes, January to August. You're going to do great, don't let news like this consume you. If you ever need to just talk, feel free to PM me.
  11. TRU emailed back. It's confirmed. This was the news that they were going to post in October: This just means that those grades will not be calculated for our GPA, but that doesn't mean you can' talk about how hard you worked to get those grades in your PS. Hang in there!
  12. I'm so sorry. The only positive thing I see about this is that it affects everyone and not just a few people- and I say that this is a positive thing because no one is going to benefit from this. The only people I see benefitting are those that took no courses or have completed their degrees prior to Winter 2020. For you, this is what I would suggest: in your personal statement, talk about how hard you worked in Winter-Summer terms. Talk about what it took for you to obtain the grades you received. Given, those grades will not be calculated but that doesn't mean you can't talk about how hard you worked for those grades. Remember, TRU has a holistic admissions process. I did receive an email back, two actually, and it is confirmed- they will not be calculating grades from Winter, Spring, and Summer 2020 but those courses will count towards our degree requirements. I emailed back and asked if this was the news that was supposed to be posted on October 1, 2020 and this is what I received as a response: That was the news that was supposed to be posted in October.
  13. Right? I mean, they will still look at those courses, as per their policy, but they will not use those courses to calculate GPAs- which, is definitely mind boggling to me. I'll post an update once they respond.
  14. I just sent them an email. Once I have a response, I'll post it. I'm just scared that this will hurt a lot of students that have TRU as their first choice.
  15. I just read it... oh my gosh... that literally means any courses taken from January to August 2020... why wouldn't they just dismiss the credit/fail courses? That's insane... So, I just sent them an email. This would really hurt a ton of students applying to TRU. I mean, it would make a lot of us not as competitive especially when our Winter, Spring, Summer 2020 terms were probably our best terms.
  16. 1. So, many universities take the Fall term into consideration, but not all. So, this is dependent on the university you're applying to. 2. I'm not sure what you mean by this. 3. I've done my fair share of checking out the "Accepted" threads and people have been accepted as early as December.
  17. I haven't taken Flex but the January LSAT hasn't been announced yet. So, right now, it's still an in-person exam.
  18. I'm not sure if you have heard of Yoni from HarvardReady but he's amazing! I would highly recommend checking him out. He's based out of Toronto but he is tutoring online. Here is the website.
  19. If you are able to get some sort of documentation for your depression (doctors visits [medical records], talks with a social worker/psychologist/psychiatrist)-- you would be able to apply under the Access (Special Consideration) category. Which is beneficial to you since you were going through a lot when you were taking classes- hence your GPA. When your doctor diagnosed you with depression, they would have made notes on your file for sure.
  20. Well, technically, no one would know if they took the same LSAT Flex exam since discussing anything about the exam is forbidden and could get you in a ton of trouble. I don't think versions or anything can be discussed. So, I disagree. I don't think anyone would call up their buddy to talk about the type of questions on the LSAT. And when it comes to difficulty, I would say that's subjective. What may be difficult for me may be easy for you.
  21. I believe thats just when applications are to be submitted in OLSAS, but the LSAT can be taken at a later date. For most schools (not all) the latest the LSAT can be taken is January 2021. But it's probably best to take it either in or before November. I emailed a few Ontario universities about this and they stated that the latest LSAT mark they will consider is January. Since OP's first choice is UofT, I did some research here: I also took a look at Osgoode here:
  22. AYEEEEE!! THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT! I literally just got so happy reading this! I really really hope you get in! 😊 🙌🏽
  23. Of course, your health is very important. If you have it in you to tackle August, go for it. I'll cheer you on 😊 If worst comes to worst, then November is an option. I am unsure of how UofT makes decisions or when they make decisions, but I have a very good feeling you'll be accepted there. It sucks not knowing the unknown but what is known is that you have it in you to get this done. You have it in you to get a great LSAT mark. In your PS you can state that you wrote the August LSAT after being discharged from the hospital a coupe of days prior. I've had conversations with both Western and Queens and they are very kind people to deal with. I know this is going to be easier said than done, but try not to stress. Stress won't do you much good. My mentor told me to practice mindfulness, I would suggest the same for you. You got this, chin up 😊
  24. Thank you! Sorry for the late reply, I just saw this now!
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