Jump to content

UofC Admissions

Members
  • Content Count

    239
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

175 Good People

4 Followers

About UofC Admissions

  • Rank

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. Even if completed as an after-degree program, a Bachelor of Education is still an undergraduate program, and not just in Alberta. A graduate program in education is a Master of Education. Yes, a BEd is eligible for inclusion in the GPA at UCalgary Law, though many BEd programs include courses that are credit/no credit. I highly recommend checking out our GPA FAQs. Cheers! Malina
  2. I hope everyone is having a great summer so far! I am happy to announce that we have completed our assessments for Fall 2019, and all applicants have been sent an email with either an offer, regrets, or waitlist notification. If you can't find your decision notification, please contact us at [email protected] and we can resend the email. -Malina
  3. Emails get sent out around the same time that the status is updated in the system. If someone's email arrived the next day, it probably got stuck somewhere along the series of tubes. I recommend checking your junk mail folder, or if you have a UCalgary email address, check there for your decision notification. If you still can't find the decision notification email, please contact us at [email protected] and we can resend it. -Malina
  4. Hi everyone! I’m sorry it’s been so long since my last update. With the supporting document deadline and the January LSATs, it has been incredibly busy here in the admissions office, because most applications become complete between January and March. We got all of the January LSATs entered last week, so the LSAT shouldn't be on To Do Lists anymore, unless you didn't write the LSAT by the deadline. If the LSAT is still on your To Do List and you did write the LSAT, please send an email to [email protected] To answer the questions upthread about when rounds of offers go out: we don’t have planned rounds of offers. We continually send out decision notifications as soon as we know that a decision can be made. I said this in another thread, but I should probably include it here too: Something to keep in mind this cycle is that there is now a January LSAT instead of December, and there is just no way to know how that is going to impact the application cycle until we’ve actually experienced the full cycle. Our goal has always been – and still is – to send every applicant an offer, regrets, or waitlist notification by the end of June. We’ve been able to get them all out by mid-May for the past several years; however, since we received the final LSAT reports a month later than in previous cycles, it is quite possible that we may finish closer to the actual goal both this year and going forward. Have a great weekend everyone! -Malina
  5. To be fair, if the files were digital, the same amount of time we spend printing right now would be spent scanning and uploading paper documents like transcripts one-by-one to each applicant's digital file, so I'd say it’s probably six of one, half dozen of the other. Additionally, the committee members themselves are still human, volunteering their time in their busy lives, and they can only read so many applications at a time, so having digital files wouldn’t necessarily make the assessments take less time. We care about our applicants and students as people, so we feel it is important to have actual people assessing and considering the applications, rather than just checking your statistics on a chart. Something to keep in mind this cycle in particular is that there is now a January LSAT instead of December, and there is just no way to know how that is going to impact the application cycle until we’ve actually experienced the full cycle. Our goal has always been – and still is – to send every applicant an offer, regrets, or waitlist notification by the end of June. We’ve been able to get them all out by mid-May for the past several years; however, since we received the final LSAT reports a month later than in previous cycles, it is quite possible that we may finish closer to the actual goal both this year and going forward. I know the waiting game isn't fun, and I hate playing it myself, but hang in there! We are doing the best we can to get answers to you as quickly as possible! -Malina
  6. We only consider coursework completed up to the end of December 31 of the year the application is submitted, so as long as the grades for your three credit courses in Fall 2018 appear on the transcript, you may send it now. Winter 2019 grades won't be considered for the Fall 2019 admissions cycle. We also do not consider midterm grades, which are very unlikely to even appear on a transcript. Transcripts must be postmarked by/on the February 15 supporting document deadline. Cheers! Malina
  7. This is my last update of 2018! We will be closed from December 24, 2018 to January 1, 2019 for the holiday break. Current students may start sending transcripts for their current institutions in January, after Fall 2018 grades become available. Happy holidays! Malina
  8. I am very happy to report that we received the November LSAT reports this week, and they have all been entered! The only applicants who should still have the LSAT listed on their To Do List are those who are writing in January. If you aren't writing or rewriting the LSAT in January, and the LSAT is still on your To Do List, please send an email to [email protected] so we can get that sorted out for you. If you have decided to write or rewrite in January and haven't already let us know, please also send an email to [email protected], so we can update your application and pull your LSAT report in February. Have a great weekend! Malina
  9. To begin, please keep in mind that even without a strike, it would not be unusual for transcripts sent through lettermail to take a few weeks to arrive, depending on how far they are travelling. A transcript would have to go through the issuing institution's internal mail system, then Canada Post, then our university's internal mail system before it finally gets to us. At this point, we're not worried, but we're keeping an eye on the situation. As it stands, our supporting document deadline is currently about three months away, so there is still plenty of time for getting your supporting documents in. All transcripts postmarked by/on February 15 are considered on-time. If, for some reason, the strike is still ongoing when we get much closer to our supporting document deadline, we will reevaluate the situation. Assuming you're not currently attending the institution, I would recommend giving it a little more time before sending another transcript - who knows, it could arrive later this week! If you are currently attending the institution, please wait until January before sending another. If you personally feel more comfortable using a courier to send or resend your transcript, then you may certainly do so, but we don't require it. For anyone who does decide to use a courier: please note that your package tracking will show when it was delivered to our main shipping and receiving department, and it may take up to another week before our office gets it. I would estimate that most applications become complete between January and March anyways, due to January (previously December) LSAT scores, transcripts for current institutions that can't be sent to us until January, and referees who wait until the last minute to complete their reference. We know to expect this every year, so please don't worry! Cheers! Malina
  10. You are correct: applicants who are currently in-progress in any post-secondary program cannot be assessed until their file is complete, including a transcript printed no earlier than January for their current institution. Malina
  11. I am happy to say that all of the supporting documents that we have received so far have been entered as received! Hooray! This includes LSAT scores for applicants who are not writing the November or January LSAT, and transcripts that have been sent to us so far. Please note that we did not enter transcripts for institutions that an applicant is currently attending. Current students will need to wait until January before sending a transcript for their current institution. We will continue to enter transcripts on an ongoing basis as we receive them. Something to keep in mind: even when there are no postal service strikes, it is very normal for transcripts to take a while to arrive by mail. Additionally, all mail (even couriered items) is delivered to our main shipping and receiving department, who sorts and delivers mail across campus, so even though your package tracking may say that the envelope was delivered, that doesn't mean it has made it to us yet. As of the Fall 2019 admissions cycle, our supporting document deadline is now February 15. For those writing the November and January LSATs: we will get your LSAT reports in mid-December and mid-February, respectively. Please keep in mind that you will probably receive your scores several days before we have access to them, and it will take us a bit of time to download, print, file, and enter them as received. Again, we thank you for your patience! Have a great weekend everyone! Malina
  12. The emails would have been sent already - "initiated" means the process has been initiated - so I recommend asking your referees to check their junk mail folders. Then, if they still can't find their email, you can send us an email to [email protected] to request the emails to be sent again. Please note that there may be a delay before you hear back from us, since we are now in a peak period. Now that our application deadline has passed, we are working as quickly as possible to add the transcripts we've received so far, as well as the LSAT scores for those who are not writing the November or January LSAT. We thank you all for your patience! -Malina
  13. After the application deadline passes and we have the full list of applicants, we will be able to make files, pull LSAT scores, file the transcripts and LSAT scores, then finally be able to enter the transcripts and LSAT scores we have. We have a small team, and this is a lot of work, so it will likely take us until mid-November to get through everything, so we thank you for your patience in advance! I always post an update in the Submitting your Application thread when we're done that initial filing and document entry, so keep an eye out for it! Cheers! Malina
  14. Just enter whatever your current latest planned test date is. If you change your mind later, please send an email to [email protected] to let us know. Cheers! Malina
  15. Happy back to school! Our Fall 2018 admissions cycle has come to a close, and all of the remaining waitlisted applicants have been sent a final decision notification. If you don't think you received an email with your decision notification, please contact us at [email protected] and we can resend it. And with that, we have officially turned the corner and are now in the Fall 2019 admissions cycle! Online applications are now open on our website. The application deadline is November 1st, and supporting documents due February 15th. See our website for the online application and more info. For anyone at a Canadian or US law school who is interested in attending UCalgary Law as a Letter of Permission student for Winter 2019: that online application has also opened! The winter LOP application deadline is October 1st, with supporting documents due October 15th. More info can be found on our Upper-Year Admissions page. -Malina
×
×
  • Create New...