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Is it just me or has the 2019 cycle been a bit different compared to previous cycles? For example, the 2018/2017 cycle discussions there were many more acceptances by now. I also saw how the deadline for applications for UBC were extended for a week. 

Is this cycle more/less competitive maybe? 

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I was thinking the same thing. Maybe they're waiting to make more acceptances after the January LSAT? Since it's month earlier now

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yeah... I was wondering about this but my LSAT isn't competitive until I get my January score back anyway. So guess it's good for applicants like me? lol

And why would they yell at you? Did you have a bad experience in the past?

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On 1/31/2019 at 1:52 PM, AlpacaWhisperer said:

I really want to, bu I'm too scared of getting yelled at 

I’d call. I’ve found UBC admissions to be the most helpful/informative admissions office I’ve called, they were great. Hope all goes well with this cycle. 

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So will it be more competitive or less competitive this year?

I am in the Regular stream and my index is about 91.3-91.4, which is unlikely to be admitted based on the previous admission information. 

But I'm already 31 years old and have almost three years working experience. So I'm wondering if they could consider my profile in discretionary stream, which seems less competitive.

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On 1/31/2019 at 4:52 PM, AlpacaWhisperer said:

I really want to, bu I'm too scared of getting yelled at 

They can't bite you over the phone

 

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6 hours ago, Franknku said:

So will it be more competitive or less competitive this year?

I am in the Regular stream and my index is about 91.3-91.4, which is unlikely to be admitted based on the previous admission information. 

But I'm already 31 years old and have almost three years working experience. So I'm wondering if they could consider my profile in discretionary stream, which seems less competitive.

I'm in a similar situation. For reference I applied Regular last year and never got off the waitlist. Now I'm wishing I applied discretionary. I personally didn't read the discretionary definition close enough but I now see that being 30 or over is sufficient to apply in that category. Just wish I could change my application category 😑

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6 hours ago, KJR said:

I'm in a similar situation. For reference I applied Regular last year and never got off the waitlist. Now I'm wishing I applied discretionary. I personally didn't read the discretionary definition close enough but I now see that being 30 or over is sufficient to apply in that category. Just wish I could change my application category 😑

My understanding is that you can, just make sure to contact Admissions. If you successfully switch, you will need to get two references in and write a longer, more-involved personal statement.

 

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I was not aware of that, I will be getting in touch with Admissions and inquire about that. UBC is my top choice and anything that can increase my probability of getting in would be worth it. Thanks! 🙂

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