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cGPA 3.5 (very strong downward trend) LSAT 170

Still haven't gotten in. Starting to get paranoid about being dissed in my LoRs or something. Sorry if that sounds silly, the anxiety might have something to do with it.

 

Should I press the panic button yet?

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cGPA 3.5 (very strong downward trend) LSAT 170

Still haven't gotten in. Starting to get paranoid about being dissed in my LoRs or something. Sorry if that sounds silly, the anxiety might have something to do with it.

 

Should I press the panic button yet?

Post your L2. Western puts emphasis on L2 over CGPA, although CGPA is still important.

 

Your LSAT is damn good, well above admissions average, but if your L2 is low, that could be making the difference.

 

As well, how good was your personal statement Part A and B?

 

Offers are still going out and there will be a lot rolling out after the April 1st deadline when people reject.

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I mean, simply dropping as much as you have in the last 2 years might be enough to give them second thoughts - even if your LoRs were good. Did you give any reason for the GPA fall in your PS? Perhaps that's the downside of L2 schools for someone in your situation.

 

Also, you've applied to other universities and have already been accepted into Ottawa I think. I don't know if you really NEED to be panicking. You can always do an extra year of undergrad (although only if you're able to pull your grades up), or maybe even take a year off to work and resubmit your application if you really don't want to go anywhere you get in this year. Personally if I were looking at your app, I'd be a little concerned that you're burning out or have some sort of external challenge that might make your success in LS questionable at the moment. 

 

I'd imagine there's at least one more round before April 1st and more acceptances just after, not to mention the waitlist. Probably nothing this week though. I don't know if they'd accept a large group of people this close to Welcome Day on Sat. 

 

 

@Draken (info from another of Rih's threads) 

 

OLSAS cGPA: 3.56

 

First year: 3.90

Second year: 3.88

Third year: 3.20

This semester so far: 3.00

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I wouldn't panic yet. Your LoR might be sub-par but I can almost certainly say they didn't 'diss', i mean what kind of a psychopath would agree to be someones law school reference only to talk shit about them? But as to your admissions, even with your downward trend in GPA, I don't see Western (which is arguably the law school in Canada that places the most emphasis on LSAT in their admission process) rejecting someone with a 170 LSAT. I'd say your in for sure, just maybe later in the cycle

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I wouldn't panic yet. Your LoR might be sub-par but I can almost certainly say they didn't 'diss', i mean what kind of a psychopath would agree to be someones law school reference only to talk shit about them? But as to your admissions, even with your downward trend in GPA, I don't see Western (which is arguably the law school in Canada that places the most emphasis on LSAT in their admission process) rejecting someone with a 170 LSAT. I'd say your in for sure, just maybe later in the cycle

 

What are you ECs, volunteer and work experience like? Do you feel confident in your personal statement? i know they care about the last two years more than your CGPA but how bad are your last two years? 

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For the record I wasn't trolling and still haven't heard back!!!!!

Getting pretty panicky. My L2 (2nd and 3rd year) was 3.50 on the dot (I think) and my first semester this year was 3.25.

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The Admissions Committee doesn't typically review applications in any particular order so it's likely that they have either simply not reached your application yet, or they are waiting for additional information. Be patient. It's still very early in the cycle.

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The Admissions Committee doesn't typically review applications in any particular order so it's likely that they have either simply not reached your application yet, or they are waiting for additional information. Be patient. It's still very early in the cycle.

 

is this still early in the cycle?  I was under the impression most hear back before April 1?

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is this still early in the cycle?  I was under the impression most hear back before April 1?

 

I'm not sure if "most" do, but again, there are still two weeks before even that date. If OP hasn't received any decision yet, that's far more promising than having received a rejection or waitlist position at this point.

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is this still early in the cycle?  I was under the impression most hear back before April 1?

 

Another 6 to 8 weeks then wait list

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