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  1. I would calculate your index score! Theres lots on info on it in this thread under "index for automatic admission". Its my understanding that usually a 910 or 905 is an auto admit and if you're below an 880 there's not a large chance of acceptance. Theres more data on it under that thread from people who know much more than I do!
  2. Not sure if this is still relevant for you but I feel like I can comment on atmosphere, general city vibes, and night life because I have lived in both cities (am originally from Calgary, went to undergrad in Edmonton). I personally enjoy both cities, but for different reasons. I like Calgary's winters (more chinooks as mentioned above), but weather does fluctuate more rapidly than in Edmonton. I find Edmonton's winters to be rather frigid and I think they have more of a bite to them than Calgary's do. I think Edmonton's river valley is absolutely unparalleled and while Calgary does have some nice parks, you don't get the extensiveness of trails and options to explore like you do in Edmonton. I also find Calgary's popular outdoor spaces (e.g., Prince's Island Park) to be quite busy and crowded during the summertime. However, the proximity of Calgary to the mountains can't be beat. In non-covid times, I find Calgary's downtown to be much more vibrant than Edmonton's because Calgary is a lot more white collar. This could change in coming years due to offices allowing work from home, but I guess we'll all have to see how that plays out. Also, Calgary Stampede is super fun, ESPECIALLY if you work corporate downtown. For traffic, places in Calgary around downtown especially can get quite gridlocked, and I've found Edmonton to be a little better in that sense. As far as nightlife (pre-covid) goes, I find Edmonton's to be much more fun in the sense that its a lot easier to bar hop. There's a street called Whyte Ave that is kind of a cluster of clubs and restaurants. I find Calgary's clubs to be more spread out (might not be walkable in the winter especially) and more niche. In terms of people, I find people in Edmonton to be more friendly and more welcoming, and I've found Calgarians to be a little more focused on image and prestige. Take this with a grain of salt though, I think it largely depends on the circles you find yourself in. This is just a general vibe that I have noticed overall, with exceptions on both sides. I think that either way you look at it, both cities are relatively comparable. Hope this helps!
  3. I might be wrong on this, but I'm pretty sure the average for UCalgary is a 3.66 and a 161! I'm not an expert by any means, but I'd guess that you have a decent chance just based on your stats (with your LSAT being lower than average and your GPA being higher than average)! I recommend checking last year's accepted thread to get an idea of what gpa/LSAT people have been accepted with. Good luck!
  4. I would personally take a timed diagnostic test to see where you land without studying (there's a free test on the LSAC website). I think its extremely doable to do well enough to get into a school with two months of studying, especially with your GPA and the amount of time you have to study. It really depends on the person, how well you learn, and your diagnostic score. Good Luck!
  5. I second this!!!! If its any consolation, I came out of my test thinking it went way worse than my PT's and I ended up scoring at the top end of my usual PT score. I know how stressful this stuff can be. I recommend listening to the power score lsat podcast (they release one after each flex administration, and they talk about each sections difficulty). It really helped calm me down after mine! That being said, if this test didn't go as well as you thought, I completely agree with the above about January.
  6. I improved 10+ points over two months purely by doing a large amount of questions and practice tests. At the start of my studying I personally enjoyed using books with lots of questions to get myself really familiar with question types and general strategies (Manhattan prep for logic games, Disrespecting the LSAT for logical reasoning, and the reading comp bible). I really agree with the above comment about logic games being the most learnable. I think what helped me the most after learning the question types and general strategies was buying an LSAT Demon subscription. I liked that it drills you on questions and gives you the opportunity to take full timed practice tests. I think in your specific scenario, it depends how busy you are until January. If you're in a full university course load it might be more tough, but if you have a lot of free time on your hands I think a higher score is really doable, as long as you really commit to spending a couple hours a day on the test. You've got this! Good luck!
  7. You're pretty much right on with the average! I wouldn't sweat it too much (edit: I'm not an expert!)
  8. I'm not an expert but I know UCalgary is a little more holistic than some schools and they can tend to favour those with post-grad work experience, so I think it could partially depend on the quality of your personal statements and your experience. If you do get in it would probably be later on in the cycle so might be a bit of a waiting game! Best of luck!
  9. Based on recent years' admitted threads, it seems like they will start letting people in any day now!
  10. Submitted Nov 1 and mine went to law-hold yesterday! I'm still in fourth year for reference.
  11. Also as a sidetone, Powerscore releases a podcast a couple of days after every flex administration and they talk about the difficulty of each section and how it impacts the curve (e.g., a harder than average RC section would make the curve a little less harsh). I personally found it really helpful to gauge how well I did, and it gave me some affirmation that certain parts of my test were as hard as I thought they were. You might want to check it out!!!
  12. Hi Everyone!! I'm just curious if there are any current or previous law students at UVIC that would like to comment on their experience. I think that right now, UVIC is probably my first choice, but I've never been to Victoria and I don't know anyone that goes there for law. How was your learning experience? How were professors? How was it making friends / meeting people? Thank you so much!
  13. In my lsat experience, the test might not have gone as badly as you think. Its easy to get in your head about what you thought went wrong but me and all of my friends who have written it did substantially better on the LSAT than we had thought.
  14. I'm not an expert on this stuff by any means, but I think a cancel would look worse than a 153, especially since they take the highest score. If your dream school averaged the LSAT scores then maybe I would consider cancelling but for the schools you mentioned, I personally would not cancel.
  15. Does anyone know what the auto admit index is for Fall 2021 admission? I've heard in previous years that its been around 910 but I was wondering if anyone has heard for this cycle?
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