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Hi,

I’ll be finishing this April at McGill (Bachelor of Arts-Major in Economy) and my GPA is 3.51/4  (78 credits completed from 90).

Can anyone comment on my chances on getting in? Thank you very much!

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Got accepted at UdeM in fall 2017. I had just graduated from a bachelor of commerce at McGill with a 3.42/4.0 GPA (no waitlist or anything, accepted first round). Will you have completed your degree by the time you would enter UdeM in fall 2018? I know that the application committees prefer students with completed degrees rather than in progress. Otherwise, I believe you have good chances of getting in given my stats. As i have been lurking around on this forum for quite some time, my personal opinion is that UdeM have gotten less and less strict with their admissions. Could be due to lower employment statistics, job outlooks, etc.

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1 hour ago, Applicant2017 said:

Got accepted at UdeM in fall 2017. I had just graduated from a bachelor of commerce at McGill with a 3.42/4.0 GPA (no waitlist or anything, accepted first round). Will you have completed your degree by the time you would enter UdeM in fall 2018? I know that the application committees prefer students with completed degrees rather than in progress. Otherwise, I believe you have good chances of getting in given my stats. As i have been lurking around on this forum for quite some time, my personal opinion is that UdeM have gotten less and less strict with their admissions. Could be due to lower employment statistics, job outlooks, etc.

 

Hey,

 

Thank you for the info! I will be graduating in April 2018 so before getting into Law. The application deadline for university candidates was yesterday, so in the next month I hope to have an answer. Do you remember around what time you got your answer back?

Honestly, it's hard to say if UdeM has gotten less strict for their law admissions...maybe for university candidates, but I know for CEGEP the R-Score is still high and last year it was higher then the previous years according to their website. It's possible they are trying to get more university candidate over CEGEP students. Although, I have no idea how they convert a GPA into an R-Score or how their ranking works...plus us from McGill use a different scale (4.00 instead of 4.3).

 

 

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Is there a civil and common law program at udem? Because I applied in law, but I don't remember seeing either one of these options.

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On 2/2/2018 at 7:08 PM, McWong said:

Is there a civil and common law program at udem? Because I applied in law, but I don't remember seeing either one of these options.

Hi, 

It though to answer precisely to your answer without knowing about your educational background...so here is my best shot...

1) If you are from CEGEP you need to do the full civil law LLB program of 3 years at UdeM and after completion you may do a one year JD (Juris Doctor = Common Law) program (32 credits) that makes you eligible to write the bar in the state of New York or other Canadian provinces. Nowadays, most civil law schools have either the option of doing a one-year program after your LLB in a Common Law school in Canada to get a JD or some such as UdeM or Sherbrooke offer it on their respective campuses. 

2) If you come with a completed undergraduate university degree you may do at UdeM kind of a fast track combined program where you can obtain both an LLB & JD in three years. Basically you do all your core credits in the two first years and then your last year is 100% Common Law classes in English at UdeM. Obviously, this program seems to be more intensive and forces you to take summer classes if you wish to complete everything is 3 years.

You can find more info here: http://droit.umontreal.ca/fileadmin/droit/documents/PDF/programmes_combines/LLB_JD_etudessuperieures.pdf

There is also other criteria that UdeM takes into consideration, however this is a summery from my own understanding.

However to answer your question, I cannot say per say depending on what you applied, yet I guess you applied to the civil LLB program. You need already to be into law school (2nd year) to apply to the Common Law JD program with a min of 2.7/4.3 to get in if you have a previous degree. If not once you graduate law school (LLB)  you can do the one year program separately offered both full and part-time.  

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21 hours ago, option2 said:

Hi, 

It though to answer precisely to your answer without knowing about your educational background...so here is my best shot...

1) If you are from CEGEP you need to do the full civil law LLB program of 3 years at UdeM and after completion you may do a one year JD (Juris Doctor = Common Law) program (32 credits) that makes you eligible to write the bar in the state of New York or other Canadian provinces. Nowadays, most civil law schools have either the option of doing a one-year program after your LLB in a Common Law school in Canada to get a JD or some such as UdeM or Sherbrooke offer it on their respective campuses. 

2) If you come with a completed undergraduate university degree you may do at UdeM kind of a fast track combined program where you can obtain both an LLB & JD in three years. Basically you do all your core credits in the two first years and then your last year is 100% Common Law classes in English at UdeM. Obviously, this program seems to be more intensive and forces you to take summer classes if you wish to complete everything is 3 years.

You can find more info here: http://droit.umontreal.ca/fileadmin/droit/documents/PDF/programmes_combines/LLB_JD_etudessuperieures.pdf

There is also other criteria that UdeM takes into consideration, however this is a summery from my own understanding.

However to answer your question, I cannot say per say depending on what you applied, yet I guess you applied to the civil LLB program. You need already to be into law school (2nd year) to apply to the Common Law JD program with a min of 2.7/4.3 to get in if you have a previous degree. If not once you graduate law school (LLB)  you can do the one year program separately offered both full and part-time.  

Thank you very much for this detailed answer, I'm in my second semester of undergrad at McGill, so I guess I applied to civil law.

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On 2018-02-02 at 12:37 PM, Applicant2017 said:

Got accepted at UdeM in fall 2017. I had just graduated from a bachelor of commerce at McGill with a 3.42/4.0 GPA (no waitlist or anything, accepted first round). Will you have completed your degree by the time you would enter UdeM in fall 2018? I know that the application committees prefer students with completed degrees rather than in progress. Otherwise, I believe you have good chances of getting in given my stats. As i have been lurking around on this forum for quite some time, my personal opinion is that UdeM have gotten less and less strict with their admissions. Could be due to lower employment statistics, job outlooks, etc.

When did you receive your offer of admission? Thanks

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12 hours ago, dcivil123 said:

Any idea when admission offers will be sent out? 

The lady at SAR told it would be march, april or may

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Hey everyone,

 

Based on last year's thread the first people posted they got an answer on February 23rd from UdeM...I think most applicants from reading through the old posts got an answer in March-April, but they might start as of next week hopefully. Let's not forget that I a lot of people might not write here when they get accepted so we never know exactly who's first to get in..

 

Best of luck to all,

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HI, anyone could help me to transfer from Ulaval to Udem? how can i do it and fees etc

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2 hours ago, Lawstudent199 said:

I have a $300 account to pay for fall 2018, so apparently good news? I applied in no other program.

I have a $300 account to pay also!!! It means we are in!!

 

I only applied to that program at UdeM also.

 

What is your GPA and background?

 

Congrats!!!

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2 hours ago, option2 said:

I have a $300 account to pay also!!! It means we are in!!

 

I only applied to that program at UdeM also.

 

What is your GPA and background?

 

Congrats!!!

Congratulations! Answers are rolling earlier than I thought.

I have the following GPAs

Degree in industrial design at UdeM: 3.397

DESS at UdeM: 3.988

15 credits done in the certificate: 4.0/4.3

I'm not sure how they applied the CRU calculation in my case, because the second cycle grades shouldn't count and my A in the certificate credits should be strongly diluted with my degree

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Congrats, guys! Mine is still a l edude. Probably it is because I hold a degree outside Canada.

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Just got the 300$ in my account to pay 

About to finish my university degree : 3.83 /4.3 GPA 

Congrats guys !

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Hey guys!

 

Just also got 300$ in my account and request to write TFA but still under review on centre d'etudiants.

 

I called admissions and the lady said she could neither confirm nor deny that it meant I was in but also said that not everyone got the deposit. 

People on this thread are making it sound like the depot is a guaranteed admission, do you guys have any additional information? Don't want to get ahead of myself.

 

Anyhow, stats: McGill Economics, 72  credits completed, 3.61/4.

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