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Not surprised, but still unhappy to be starting this topic.

 

Rejected this evening.

 

OLSAS cGPA: 3.11

LSAT: 154

L2: 3.89

 

Best of luck to those still in the running!

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What were your EC's like?

Hopefully you got accepted somewhere else!!

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What were your EC's like?

Hopefully you got accepted somewhere else!!

Heavy involvement in a family business since 2003 with significant responsibilities throughout undergrad; full-time (career-level) job since 2013; ride to conquer cancer team leader, same part-time job since 2008; and youth hockey coach since 2008.

 

Thanks for your well-wishes! I'd been retaking classes from undergrad for the better part of two years now trying to bring up my GPA, but apparently OLSAS counts both classes and doesn't replace them - should have done my research beforehand. I'm in my late 20's - I'm hoping that I get in somewhere this cycle, or I may have to move on :(.

 

Edit: I realize that my EC's are nothing extraordinary, and my personal statement was nothing special. I regret not having invested the same time and focus that I did for schools like Windsor, Osgoode (LOL - don't even know why I applied), and Queens.

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Rejected today, no email but checked my online portal.   September LSAT 160, February LSAT 167, 3.3 gpa

 

Accepted to TRU and U of S, waitlisted at U of C 

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Rejected today, no email but checked my online portal.   September LSAT 160, February LSAT 167, 3.3 gpa

 

Accepted to TRU and U of S, waitlisted at U of C 

Glad you've been accepted elsewhere! What were your ECs like? Normal applicant? 

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Rejected today. Happened to check my uOzone and it says "Refused". Haven't received an email.

 

LSAT 158

cGPA 3.15

L2 3.46

 

ECs: Student groups throughout undergrad, volunteer coordinator for 2 volunteer groups, lots of international volunteer experience (educational, environmental, humanitarian), involved in sports leagues.

 

Good luck to everyone else!

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Not surprised, but still unhappy to be starting this topic.

 

Rejected this evening.

 

OLSAS cGPA: 3.11

LSAT: 154

L2: 3.89

 

Best of luck to those still in the running!

 

Rejected today. Happened to check my uOzone and it says "Refused". Haven't received an email.

 

LSAT 158

cGPA 3.15

L2 3.46

 

ECs: Student groups throughout undergrad, volunteer coordinator for 2 volunteer groups, lots of international volunteer experience (educational, environmental, humanitarian), involved in sports leagues.

 

Good luck to everyone else!

 

 

can you give a ball park of the time you received/ saw the rejection?

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Checked the portal today and saw the "refused" status.

cGPA: 3.03 (shitty first year, retook them all, but still counts!)

B3/L3/ 3.78 

LSAT: 151/158

Well rounded EC's, work, volunteer, involvement.. 

haven't heard back from any other ontario school except u of t (rejection ofcourse)

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Rejected last night (April 26th).

cGPA: ~2.8

L2: 3.8

LSAT: 161; 163

No extracurriculars and no work experience (that did me in for sure).

For clarification, I did about 7 years of undergrad (had some serious issues that lowered my first 5 year average significantly; didn't apply to Access category though).

I'll volunteer and rewrite the LSAT for next application cycle.

Good luck to all waiting!

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Rejected today.

LSAT: 161

cGPA: 3.03

L2.5: 3.90

Did an extra year of undergrad to boost GPA. Strong LoRs and ECs. Tailored PS.

Ottawa Resident. Accepted to both Dal and Western.

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1 hour ago, Ipleadthefifth said:

Rejected today.

LSAT: 161

cGPA: 3.03

L2.5: 3.90

Did an extra year of undergrad to boost GPA. Strong LoRs and ECs. Tailored PS.

Ottawa Resident. Accepted to both Dal and Western.

surprised... it might be your CGPA which is low but still.. 

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Rejected 

not overly surprised .. although ill be attending u Of o anyway in civil law 

Lsat :150

GPA:3.56

L2:3.71

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Rejected. Sad but I shouldn't be surprised. but i'm still sad lol 
 

Terrible LSAT: 145 (can someone please encourage to keep studying for this stupid thing)
CPA: 3.56 
L2: 3.88

Extensive voluteerism with Immigrants; ESL instructor, Group facilitator, etc 
Worked full time during undergrad. 
Great reference letters, 2 academic and 1 professional 

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Accepted!!... I mean Rejected...

 

Lsat 161

L2 3.85/4

cgpa 2.55

Mature student

Work experience, but no volunteer experience

Did not tailor my PS to Ottawa, 

 

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Oh how I love rejections...

CGPA 3.4

L2 GPA 4.13

LSAT: 152

Volunteer work: Law and Business Student Association, Ryerson Mentorship Program, Ryerson Commerce Society Orientation leader, Law Clinic, worked at 2 law firms with a bunch of other jobs through university, job teaching children about the law system IN OTTAWA... but hey.. you do you Ottawa U.

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6 hours ago, Ipleadthefifth said:

Rejected today.

LSAT: 161

cGPA: 3.03

L2.5: 3.90

Did an extra year of undergrad to boost GPA. Strong LoRs and ECs. Tailored PS.

Ottawa Resident. Accepted to both Dal and Western.

thats insane wtf accepted to WESTERN which is so much more difficult to get into. Ottawa is all over the place this year

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