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  1. It’s great. I speak French at work (noted on cv) took bunch of uni French classes.
  2. God damn. Refused just few minutes ago. GPA 3.77, no LSAT. Strong ECs (leader of few groups, internship at human rights org), worked as court clerk for gov. Strong references. University applicant. Generic refusal letter.
  3. Woops! Sorry, I meant to say somedaylawyer
  4. Probably as long as the applicant says on the application that they've applied to other law schools, McGill will take that into consideration and might reject amazing stats applicant? IlMagnifico does say they've been already admitted to other school(s).
  5. so acceptance letter is also generic, automated?
  6. yea, I wonder if they just skipped bunch of us lol of course not.. but they forgot to update my Minerva when they asked me to upload some documents back in December so I'm thinking there could be room for error. At least, we will get email notification as well besides the Minerva update - right? We get a personal email from them, it's not automated?
  7. Someone got in to McGill this year with basically almost the same stats as you! Honestly all depends on how you presented yourself on your cv and ps and references as McGill tends to look at those heavily.
  8. You should be okay but don’t know lol welcome to the club of the unknown! Best of luck to all of us.
  9. So you’re transferring? If you’re transferring then they accept a handful of people a year. Closure to summer, I believe someone said.
  10. This was last year: Posted February 21, 2020 Accepted today: 3.53/4 GPA McGill undergrad 163 LSAT Out of Province - mature student French interview was three days before acceptance email. Best of luck!!
  11. Has anyone noticed that only few people actually posted in accepted 2021? I saw some people asking which school to go to McGill vs x on this forum, claiming they’ve been accepted to both but they never replied in accepted topic in either school. Obviously it’s their choice to share the stats or not but all I’m questioning is- did McGill accept a lot of people already and not a ton know about this forum/chose not to post the stats or did McGill accept just a bit and there’s still ton of room so we can continue hoping we get in😂. I think someone said by feb welcome day they usually have about 80 spots filled out of what.. 190? And 40 spots are dedicated to cegep.. just trying to do some sort of probability stats on when to expect to hear from them with my stats. I gotta move soon and trying to choose the neighborhood where to move to - island or off island and I would love if McGill was to tell me yay or nay so I can go all rural for cheaper mortgage, if it’s a nay 😂
  12. You’re sure it’s not 20 classes per diploma, so just two years of studies and 60 credits? Asking because I’m an immigrant and was confused by credits/classes at first, so trying to help out here as well.
  13. I don’t think it’s extra competitive this year specifically for McGill as not a lot of people actually speak and comprehend French. But I would agree with maybe a slight increase in applications, but again, it doesn’t mean they all have amazing stats and volunteering/work experience. We’ve got this!
  14. yup!! I'm with no LSAT - are you as well? I read that in general, in the past, they would accept about 100 people without LSAT. Also bunch of people (on this forum) who got admitted to McGill also got admitted elsewhere and some said they would be accepting their offers elsewhere. So here's hoping that this month and next month we will see more people with no LSAT.
  15. There had been acceptances in February too. March is primarily for Cegep but if the cegep applicants aren’t that competitive, they will accept regular/mature applicants.. if it’s end of January and you haven’t received your acceptance letter, I wouldn’t worry too much! End of Feb - maybe I would.
  16. I'm still waiting on McGill's decision I'm sure next week or a bit later we will start hearing from some of the applicants who are on this forum getting admitted.
  17. I’d contact them if I were you! You can either email or even book a virtual appointment with admissions. Good luck!
  18. Wrote it in English as I’m more comfortable writing in English vs French. No, it’s not my first language and neither is French.
  19. I'm an overachiever (as I'm sure most people on this forum are) and I hoped I would get a letter with acceptance in December; but I haven't and I've read that average cGPA of accepted students is 3.8 and I'm just a tad below it (3.77) and I haven't written an official LSAT exam because I tried writing it, got like 154 on a test one and decided I didn't want that to be on my application. I've only applied to McGill because I wanted both common law and civil law - I've explained in my PS the reason why I wanted both - basically has to do with my parents' divorce back in my country of origin that didn't provide any child/spouse benefits and essentially I explained how I wanted to know the reason why civil law country treated my mom and me like that (maybe a tad too personal PS??). My LORs are good - one from prof who is a graduate of UBC Law (so he knows what skills are needed to be a successful law student) and he's a philosophy prof who I had for few years (he watched me debate and read my thesis-like papers); another is from an academic chair and I've volunteered in an organization that he was managing at school so he knows my soft skills and character - I haven't read their letters but I think they should be more than average (I've provided them with some snapshots of my volunteering and working experience at school so they should've included those in there..) I've graduated from an Alberta school in 2018 and after moved to BC where I worked for government as a court clerk for 1.5 years (wrote in detail my duties in CV and briefly mentioned my love that I've gained for family law because of my work experience in my PS) and now in QC working in telemedicine (applying my business degree at my job, even got promoted and updated my CV accordingly). I only want McGill as I want dual degree and cheaper tuition as a QC resident. I worked since I was 17 on mostly full-time basis (30-35 hours a week) while keeping fairly average-high GPA in various positions, mostly restaurant and student calling position. I've been taking French non-credit classes and McGill reached out to me asking for transcripts, which I gladly provided but I wasn't contacted for French interview. I did Explore program in French as well when I was a student and I've provided with the transcript. My level is evaluated as B2 (upper intermediate). I listed 4 different volunteering positions (throughout my undergrad) and 4 awards I got, 2 of which were due to "service to community". My skills and hobbies, I think, are fun - playing a piano (got a diploma with honours in classical music when I was a teen - wrote that on CV), working out (got a diploma in ballet - wrote that on CV), participating in a book club for the past 4 years and I've travelled a bit - all over Canada (as my work experience and schooling shows on CV) and a bit in Europe/West Asia. I had so much confidence that I would get in this year and I might still have a chance but not having LSAT and reading the sentence that anyone below average GPA should write it - threw me off.. I tried analyzing Accepted/Rejected 2020 applicants and their scores but couldn't find really anyone with similar stats and similar experience. Does anyone have any words of encouragement? Any advice as to writing LSAT and reapplying to McGill (like I mentioned above, I don't want any other school) next year? Any applicants with similar stats/work experience? PS I'm on a 2 week vacation off work and clearly with pandemic I can't do anything but read books, work out, play piano and FREAK OUT regarding my application
  20. Thank you for sharing your experience here!!
  21. If it's possible for you to describe how it all went here or over PM, that would be fantastic! Thank you in advance and best of luck
  22. I'm an applicant myself, so by no means I have any sort of knowledge except for what is shared on this forum and sort of data I can analyze; I would say, judging the previous year applicants, there were quite a few who got accepted in Feb with similar stats or lower! Check page 2 (middle) and 3 of Accepted 2020 for reference. I think either way kudos to you for applying and knowing what you want to do in your life career-wise! Best of luck
  23. What about extra-curriculars and work experience? Type of relationship with those who are recommending you in the letter? How strong is your personal statement? And how strong is your English/French?
  24. @elliewIn your resume, did you specify you have taken French classes or know/speak French? In some way?
  25. In your resume, did you specify you have taken French classes or know/speak French? In some way?
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