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Hey everyone, 

I just wanted some perspective on holistic schools and which schools do actually take considerable consideration into ECS, references, etc. 

LSAT isn't for another month, I haven't taken a full PT in a while but the last one I did about 6 weeks ago I scored a 156. I'd like to think i've improved since, but I'm not ignorant to the realities of how stressful test day is. 

My L2 is about 3.4/4, CPGA is garbage (thanks, 18 year old me). I have done a lot of volunteer work, planned and created charity events, etc. and I think my references will be quite strong- but of course none of that matters if an application committee isn't looking at them. Assuming I do pretty average on the LSAT and with my current GPA, I know I won't be getting admitted anywhere on my stats alone. I am in the process of applying to U of Calgary, TRU, and Windsor for 2019, but am wondering if I'm missing any fundamental information that may sway me into applying elsewhere or ditching one of the schools I'm applying to?

I'm not holding my breath on getting admitted for the upcoming cycle, but I figured I'd try and see if I'm lucky. Will be trying again next year regardless but I'd obviously like to be applying strategically and not wasting money/time/my references' time applying places I have little to no chances of getting in. 

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It is really hard to say whether any person has "good" EC's or not. I feel like mine are good as well, but I feel like most people do. However, it is certainly no secret that if a school loves your EC's, you have a better chance.

You CGPA and L2 are both weak, but if you score an LSAT above the 80th percentile, you could get in somewhere I probably. (depending how bad you CGPA really is)

 

Goodluck! :)

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On 10/18/2018 at 11:18 PM, billw142 said:

It is really hard to say whether any person has "good" EC's or not. I feel like mine are good as well, but I feel like most people do. However, it is certainly no secret that if a school loves your EC's, you have a better chance.

You CGPA and L2 are both weak, but if you score an LSAT above the 80th percentile, you could get in somewhere I probably. (depending how bad you CGPA really is)

 

Goodluck! :)

Definitely hard to say but I think I've done some considerable volunteering and leadership stuff that I really hope helps my case, but again it's really hard to know what other people applying to a holistic school look like. 

 

I did a lil calculation and my CGPA is only like 2.9, I have some serious regrets about how I used my time in my first few years of university but not much can be done now. I am taking 4 more classes currently to bump myself but as I'm sure you know, its insanely hard to see a lot of movement. I took 4 spring/summer classes and got 4 As, it only moved my L2 GPA by 0.015. Sigh. I'm also signed up for 4 more in Winter but those aren't considered. So if all goes as planned i'll be more in the 3.6L2/3.0 CGPA range going into the 2020 cycle but obviously that doesn't help me for 2019. 

Anyways, just trying to be as strategic as possible. Again, my expectations are not high and I'm not banking on getting in for 2019- obviously it would be a nice surprise though if I managed to claw my way in somewhere :)


 

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