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3 hours ago, sunshine59 said:

I was wondering if admission committees sometimes make decisions based on the last semester grades. 

I suppose it’s possible but I find it very unlikely. That’s fairly late into the cycle. I almost feel like you’d be waitlisted first and then looked at again when the new grades came in. 

Only time I ever held a file was for fall grades. 

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Just now, Ryn said:

I suppose it’s possible but I find it very unlikely. That’s fairly late into the cycle. I almost feel like you’d be waitlisted first and then looked at again when the new grades came in. 

Only time I ever held a file was for fall grades. 

Thank you! Then would it be safe to assume that I'd most likely to be rejected at this point? Just want to start making plans for next year! 

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4 minutes ago, sunshine59 said:

Thank you! Then would it be safe to assume that I'd most likely to be rejected at this point? Just want to start making plans for next year! 

It’s not “safe” to assume anything until you have a decision in hand. It’s not even May yet. I think most people can expect to hear whether they’ve been waitlisted or rejected in the next few weeks, though.

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Hi Ryn,

I’m wondering if you know roughly how many waitlist spots have opened up in the past?

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2 hours ago, Iamironman said:

Hi Ryn,

I’m wondering if you know roughly how many waitlist spots have opened up in the past?

Sorry I don’t know. Once we waitlisted someone, that was the last we knew of their file. The admissions officers handle it from then on out. 

My sense, however, is that while the list moves it doesn’t move dramatically. It’s also not ranked so there’s that. 

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3 hours ago, Ryn said:

Sorry I don’t know. Once we waitlisted someone, that was the last we knew of their file. The admissions officers handle it from then on out. 

My sense, however, is that while the list moves it doesn’t move dramatically. It’s also not ranked so there’s that. 

Okay, thank you ! :)

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On 4/26/2019 at 4:06 PM, Ryn said:

I suppose it’s possible but I find it very unlikely. That’s fairly late into the cycle. I almost feel like you’d be waitlisted first and then looked at again when the new grades came in. 

Only time I ever held a file was for fall grades. 

Hi Ryn! Thank you for your input! Really appreciate it. So if you are waitlisted, then would the committee automatically look into your final grades? 

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2 hours ago, sunshine59 said:

Hi Ryn! Thank you for your input! Really appreciate it. So if you are waitlisted, then would the committee automatically look into your final grades? 

I don’t know. As I said before after we waitlisted someone the admissions officers handled it from then on. 

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Hello Ryn, apologies if this has been addressed before but at this point in the cycle, if an applicant is still "in queue", has their application been viewed? Could there be a pending rejection but rejections have not been released yet? Is it possible that the file has not been reviewed?

Thanks!

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Hey Ryn, 

If you have not received any response yet (April 30), can you assume that it is likely that you'll either be waitlisted or rejected? 

Thank you!

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Hi Ryn,

 How does the admissions committee look at files that have been rejected from previous years? Does it affect their decision in any way?

Thanks!

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Thank you for the thread Ryn,

Quick question.  How are college transcripts considered? (not used for transfer credits)  

Without being to specific - Mature student application with an undergraduate degree completed/LSAT.  In looking at the application process at Osgoode - they want all post-secondary transcripts including college which is concerning if the GPA from college is considered in the CGPA.  

College GPA is significantly lower than University GPA, University GPA/transcript has no transfer credits on it and the College transcript is from quite a while ago.  It looks like some institutions do not calculate a college GPA into the university GPA but it wasn't made clear on what Osgoode does.

 

Cheers! 

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Hey Ryn,

I was wondering if the ad com made the decisions about entrance scholarships? If not, maybe your experience could provide some insight anyhow.

Unfortunately I did not realize that we had to fill out a financial statement form all the way back in November when we first applied in order to be considered for an entrance scholarship. I reached out to the support staff and they allowed me to submit the financial statement, but they have indicated that most scholarships have been assigned.

I guess my question is, given how late I was admitted in the cycle (April 29th), would I have been a likely candidate for a scholarship anyway? I can't help but feel that I completely ruined any shot I may have had at a scholarship.

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