You could totally see it as a crappy way to find out that your chances might not be in your favour. I'm more of the foolish optimist that take it as a helpful early sign for you to realign your hopes for the U of A. I totally agree that you should check the previously admitted scores and see where you are and gauge accordingly. Waiting anxiously is really exhausting, especially when you don't know when you're going to hear back. Good on you for applying broadly, so many universities are sending out their offers later in the year. It's literally out of your hands and because we can't control it it can bring on this helpless feeling.
I went through a rejection year and while I was worried waiting, I went ahead and slowly planned for each outcome. I was graduating during COVID so I remade my resume, took a public speaking course, made a list of all the shows I was going to binge, reflected whether my current volunteer and work was relevant in law, etc. Then I got rejected, shamelessly gave myself time to ball my eyes out and then started on with my plan. It really helped knowing there was something I was ready to do right after being rejected. Really put me in perspective and when I applied this year, you bet I did the same thing.
Not saying that this will happen, of course, I hope you kick ass under the holistic section! Just thought it might be worth to share as it definitely helped me be more calm during these uneasy times.
Accepted this morning via email to the Dual JD program!
LSAT: 157 (Jan)
2 BAs, did a summer abroad, lots of ECs with minority groups, community development, some social work-related employment experience
As a note to some of you lurkers anxiously checking these pages every morning (AKA me) please don't worry! Those emails you're waiting for will show up in your inbox one way or another, so take a deep breath, drink some water, have a snack even. You got this.
My stats are:
cGPA (OLSAS): 3.65
LSAT: 157 (Jan)
ECs: Double BAs in Poli Sci and Anthropology, did a summer abroad, volunteering with strong focus on minorities/community building/started a COVID-19 response task force to bring food to homeless
Work experience: Social-work related experiences with grassroots community organizations, started my own small business
Reference Letters: 3 (I didn't get to see any of them as they were sent directly to OLSAS but I think the profs liked me)
Goal: To become an immigration lawyer
Thank you so much in advance for taking the time to read and reply ❤️
You're L2 GPA would need to be around 3.8 in order to have a chance at admission with a 155 LSAT, according to last year's admitted applicant profile. If you're at or above this, don't give up hope. If you're not that high, pray for TRU or Sask. Don't go to Rye except as a last resort.