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Hi everyone.

For people who have applied broadly to many schools across Canada, and have been accepted to some (but not their first choices), at what point do they call it quits on waiting and finally start making concrete plans to attend a school? 

For example, I've been accepted to 4 programs that are on the second-tier of schools I'd like to go to, but I'm still waiting to hear from UBC and Calgary. At what point should I start to make an internal decision, and accept that those UBC/Calgary acceptances may never come? I don't really want to be in a position where I'm waiting until August for something that may never come, and schools I've been accepted to have deadlines to put a deposit down for them... There are obviously logistical considerations that need to be made (more so for professionals with families) before picking up and moving across the country that I'd prefer to be making in advance. 

Thanks for the advice.

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I would wait until June. A lot of people get in through the wait lists which should come out in the next month or so.

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UBC's regular category is index-based, so as long as you have a confirmed GPA and LSAT score, you can reasonably predict your chances of admission and when you might hear back. Have you calculated your index score yet? 

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On 3/9/2019 at 8:35 PM, Tagger said:

UBC's regular category is index-based, so as long as you have a confirmed GPA and LSAT score, you can reasonably predict your chances of admission and when you might hear back. Have you calculated your index score yet? 

I used a link in the UBC thread to predict my chances and it was around a 25% chance I'd get in I think. Slim, but possible... That's why I sort of want to have a mental date where I say "okay, I don't really want to wait anymore and I need to start making plans at other institutions"

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On 3/9/2019 at 7:28 PM, Aschenbach said:

I would wait until June. A lot of people get in through the wait lists which should come out in the next month or so.

I've heard horror stories of people getting in the day before the first day of classes. I definitely don't want to be that person haha. I'd prefer to be the person who moves in to the city a month before classes start to get used to the area and get into a routine. Thanks for the insight though, I'll likely use that mid-June mark as an anchor

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