Although I have asked before for my chances, I would really appreciate some perspective now that I have a good idea what my final grades will be. I am in my final semester and a good 60-80% of my course content has been completed and graded. Like many of us, I am also concerned about the possibility of a more competitive application cycle but not sure how legitimate those concerns are. I have applied to Osgoode, UOttawa, Western, and UofT so far. I will be completing my Uvic, UBC and Calgary applications today.
Everything is OLSAS converted unless noted. UBC/UVic Gpas are without drops since I got an NCR in 1st year and not sure how they would take that into account.
LSAT: 164 (89th percentile)
I got this score back in August. I was PTing 168-169 on average but I think that due to anxiety and what I felt like a harder RC section (probably just seemed that way due to my anxiety) I got a 164. I think I could reasonably study to be in 168-170 range by January but not sure if I can guarantee that I will match that performance on the test. As I already have a decent although not amazing score, I am unsure if trying again is worth the $300+. I pay for almost all of my education myself and will be paying myself through law school so every little amount counts. I already have somewhere between 30-40k in debt.
Stats (most likely case but also erring a little on the side of caution)
UBC GPA: 83.32 (84.31 with the drops the calculator assumed)
UBC Index: 91.48 (91.74 with 84.31GPA)
UVic GPA: 3.76
UVic Index: 915
There are some other things to consider about my application. Most of my semesters I only took 4 courses so I was still full time but at 80% course load. I think i was full time about 4/9 semesters but only 2 of those were good. I have very few extracurriculars/softs. I think I only had four verifiers, two of which were awards and the other two were employers that I had during my university summers. I also worked for one of them part time during my 4th year. I also have an NCR in a first year class, meaning that I failed and didn't get the credit but no score is on my transcript and it does not impact my CGPA. I have a massive uptrend since then so I am not sure if that matters at all but I wanted to mention it. The places I think it will matter the most are UBC/Uvic as it might influence which courses they choose to drop. My undergrad was at UofT if that is relevant. I think my PS were pretty good but nothing extraordinary.
Right now I most want to go to UBC or UVic but would be happy with most of my other schools. Ottawa is the one I want to go to the least but that is mostly because of the weather. If you guys can chance me but also give me perspective on whether I should take the LSAT again I would be extremely grateful.