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Hey guys,

 

I've been going to this website for awhile so thought I might contribute too.

 

I got my acceptance two days ago.

 

GPA: 3.8

LSAT: 161

 

Cheers!

 

Congrats MeowMeow!

 

Do you mind if I ask if your L2 GPA is confirmed at 3.8?

 

These Stats seem verry encouraging this early in the cycle!

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Congrats MeowMeow!

 

Do you mind if I ask if your L2 GPA is confirmed at 3.8?

 

These Stats seem verry encouraging this early in the cycle!

 

Yep! Confirmed 3.8.

 

I thought that I would miss the Jan cutoff cycle by 1 LSAT point given the posts beforehand. I guess not!

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Accepted!

 

L2 GPA: 4.0

avg LSAT: 162

 

I got the package in snail mail this morning! Very excited to have an offer at this time of the year!

I have until April 1st to respond to this offer of admission!

 

Best of luck to those who are still waiting!

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For anyone wondering, I've emailed Kim and she said that they recieved around 1400 applicants this year which is a decrease from last year. Cutoffs are basically the same that they were last year at this point: 3.5/167, 3.6/165, 3.7/163, 3.8/161, 3.9/159, 4/157. These were lowered 4 points last time around and since we have smaller applicants this year, hopefully we will have the same result :D.

 

Also just as a side, Kim has been the quickest and most approachable admissions person I've dealt with in all the Canadian law schools I've contacted.

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For anyone wondering, I've emailed Kim and she said that they recieved around 1400 applicants this year which is a decrease from last year. Cutoffs are basically the same that they were last year at this point: 3.5/167, 3.6/165, 3.7/163, 3.8/161, 3.9/159, 4/157. These were lowered 4 points last time around and since we have smaller applicants this year, hopefully we will have the same result :D.

 

Also just as a side, Kim has been the quickest and most approachable admissions person I've dealt with in all the Canadian law schools I've contacted.

 

Thanks for the update DSman. I agree Kim is awesome! I wish all schools were that transparent with their application process. I believe last year UofA had over 1500+ applicants so it is definitely nice to see a decrease.

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Kim is great. Easy going and fun to talk with. Compared to my UofC experience she is a saint.

 

I've emailed UofC twice and called them three times to ask about my application and got no response from them.

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Emailed Kim regarding a confirmed GPA and was told I've been accepted. Conditional on the maintenance of my GPA as I'm currently in my 3rd year.

 

Stats:

 

3.8-3.9 (never got a confirmation)

 

162

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Nice to see acceptances rolling in today!  It seems this thread's sizzling compared to the Accepted threads in the other BC and Alberta school forums. 

 

Congratulations to all the recent admittees and good luck to those still waiting!  Hope to see more names in this thread soon - let's pack this place!

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Just got in with 3.6/169, only noticed because I looked on BearTracks. I assume we get more useful information later?

 

You should get a letter-size envelope via Canada Post.  It will contain a letter from Kim Wilson, a glossy pamphlet about U of A law, and a form for you to sign and send back with your acceptance deposit.  By the way, congratulations on getting accepted to U of T, UBC and U of A!  Super score! Have you decided which to accept?

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For anyone wondering, I've emailed Kim and she said that they recieved around 1400 applicants this year which is a decrease from last year. Cutoffs are basically the same that they were last year at this point: 3.5/167, 3.6/165, 3.7/163, 3.8/161, 3.9/159, 4/157. These were lowered 4 points last time around and since we have smaller applicants this year, hopefully we will have the same result :D.

 

Also just as a side, Kim has been the quickest and most approachable admissions person I've dealt with in all the Canadian law schools I've contacted.

 

Just a heads up, I confirmed with Kim that applicants with a 3.7 currently need a 162 on their LSAT to receive an offer. However I'm not sure what the cut-offs are for the other GPAs though, so your numbers may be correct for those.

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Arfggg

Just a heads up, I confirmed with Kim that applicants with a 3.7 currently need a 162 on their LSAT to receive an offer. However I'm not sure what the cut-offs are for the other GPAs though, so your numbers may be correct for those.

 

Arghhhhh, 2 points away! I hope they lower the cutoffs at some point!

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Arfggg Arghhhhh, 2 points away! I hope they lower the cutoffs at some point!

Thanks for th info oiilers.

 

And they definately will lower it. There is no way the cutoff for a 3.7 goes up 3 points from a 159 last time. There is nothing that suggests that kind of increase.

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I think one factor that we can never predict is the amount of local residents (from Edmonton and the area specifically) that are applying this year compared to last. There might be an increase this year and they might forego going to other schools like UBC/Calgary etc...I guess what I am trying to say is that you never truly know until the cutoff actually decreases, but man do I hope you are right and optimism is infectious!!! Your posts give me hope :)

 

 

Thanks for th info oiilers.

 

And they definately will lower it. There is no way the cutoff for a 3.7 goes up 3 points from a 159 last time. There is nothing that suggests that kind of increase.

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You should get a letter-size envelope via Canada Post.  It will contain a letter from Kim Wilson, a glossy pamphlet about U of A law, and a form for you to sign and send back with your acceptance deposit.  By the way, congratulations on getting accepted to U of T, UBC and U of A!  Super score! Have you decided which to accept?

 

I'm still waiting on U of C and McGill, so to answer your question, no, not at all! I'm making a spreadsheet of pros and cons at the moment.

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I'm still waiting on U of C and McGill, so to answer your question, no, not at all! I'm making a spreadsheet of pros and cons at the moment.

 

I had one of these spreadsheets going, too, but I found I lacked the intellectual apparatus to make sense of it. In the end, I decided to stay closest to my dog. Good luck on the other schools.

 

And congrats to everyone who was recently accepted.

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