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Hey all, 

 

Has anyone been accepted or rejected yet under the discretionary category? I called today and asked when I would find out about admission/rejection (as I am in a bit of a housing pickle) and they said I will know within a week... Now I'm scared because I didn't think they had even begun discretionary category file reviews - I was expecting to hear back closer to May. Does this sound like a possible rejection? I feel like it's too early to be accepted with my stats.

 

GPA = 3.94 (confirmed) 

LSAT = 161

Index ~ 91.3 (by my excel sheet) 

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That's likely to be an acceptance I reckon. I was told by them that how discretionary works is that your application is split into two: Regular and Discretionary.

They told me that I'd only hear before May if i was accepted under Regular.

Good luck

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That's likely to be an acceptance I reckon. I was told by them that how discretionary works is that your application is split into two: Regular and Discretionary.

They told me that I'd only hear before May if i was accepted under Regular.

Good luck

Oh okay, well hopefully you're right - fingers crossed. I will let you know!

 

Good luck to you as well!

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PS with a 3.94, I'm guessing you're above 91.3. Do you have your GPA in a percentage?

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PS with a 3.94, I'm guessing you're above 91.3. Do you have your GPA in a percentage?

I'm a bit confused about my GPA actually - from UBC, I should have had about an 82.8% (based on the grades calculator), but I did have some miscellaneous courses from other universities which I was not sure if they were going to use, and my most recent semester's grades which averaged at around 90%, so I'm not sure exactly what they used from all of that. But by UBC's scale, an 3.95 = 85% (though I don't know if they use that scale for law as well or just undergrad programs). They may also have given me more drops due to the discretionary circumstances I mentioned. So, to answer your question, I have no idea what my % GPA would be. 

 

Also though, keep in mind that it's 3.94 out of 4.33

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I'm a bit confused about my GPA actually - from UBC, I should have had about an 82.8% (based on the grades calculator), but I did have some miscellaneous courses from other universities which I was not sure if they were going to use, and my most recent semester's grades which averaged at around 90%, so I'm not sure exactly what they used from all of that. But by UBC's scale, an 3.95 = 85% (though I don't know if they use that scale for law as well or just undergrad programs). They may also have given me more drops due to the discretionary circumstances I mentioned. So, to answer your question, I have no idea what my % GPA would be.

 

Also though, keep in mind that it's 3.94 out of 4.33

It is worth, if you haven't already, calculating your GPA using Ryn's tool http://lawstudents.ca/forums/topic/45607-ubc-gpa-calculator-and-chances-predictor/

 

Then use his chances predictor with that. May give you more of an indication as to what the result will be in the next week.

Good luck again :)

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Alternatively, you can ask UBC themselves what your GPA is with drops. They'll tell you.

I just saw that you said you used a calculator

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Alternatively, you can ask UBC themselves what your GPA is with drops. They'll tell you.

I just saw that you said you used a calculator

Oops, I just called and asked - I think I misheard them the first time, they said 82.94, not 3.94 lol. So that brings my index down a fair bit  - 90.78 by my calculations. Waitlist maybe? I'd be stunned if I was in with that this early, unless they did take into account some of the more recent grades and just didn't use my index score to admit me..

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I'd imagine waitlisted probably, yeah.

Do you know if you can get waitlisted in the regular category and accepted through discretionary with a later review, or does that bump you out of the discretionary category altogether? 

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Do you know if you can get waitlisted in the regular category and accepted through discretionary with a later review, or does that bump you out of the discretionary category altogether?

I honestly don't know. According to what they told me on the phone a while ago, they wouldn't even look at my Discretionary application until May but I am waitlisted in the regular category. But they only told me that because I called them so I'm unsure what they're going to tell you in a week, it's possible that that is the scenario. Let me know if possible...

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I honestly don't know. According to what they told me on the phone a while ago, they wouldn't even look at my Discretionary application until May but I am waitlisted in the regular category. But they only told me that because I called them so I'm unsure what they're going to tell you in a week, it's possible that that is the scenario. Let me know if possible...

Will do! 

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No update for me - I called and they said they must have made a mistake lol. They will not review the discretionary application until May although they did say I am on the waitlist, but status has not been updated yet, so very unsure...

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17 minutes ago, islandperson said:

Has anyone in the discretionary category heard anything or had any status changes yet? 

Everybody finds out at the same time. There will be a meeting sometime in the last two weeks of May.

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46 minutes ago, BlockedQuebecois said:

I applied discretionary and was accepted a few weeks ago. 

Did the letter/email mention whether you were accepted for the regular category, or the discretionary category?

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It will have been in the regular category. It is the only way you would have found out without everybody else finding out at the same time.

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Has anyone heard anything yet? Sounds like the waitlist has been ranked, which surprises me as I don't believe discretionary offers have gone out yet, but perhaps my file has just ended up in limbo somewhere in "File Complete - Awaiting Review" land... just wanted to make sure lol

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