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Does anyone have any information about when UNB makes decisions regarding discretionary applicants?

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As far as I know the applications should start going to committee the end of this week.

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Just got my acceptance for the discretionary section!! Newfoundland student with no ties to NB. 

LSAT: 172 

GPA: 2.7 overall on the 4.0 scale, unsure what I am on their scale but I think I'm around a 3.1-3.3 with drops. I also did an exchange in the fall in Prague where I got 6 European transfer credits with all A's, MUN didn't take it so I'm unsure if UNB did or not. 

L2: 3.3 not looking at this semester

Applied in discretionary because I have ADHD and some of my grades have been less than impressive until the last few semesters. I had a really strong statement of reasoning/personal statement and really good references 

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21 minutes ago, lawschool2022 said:

Just got my acceptance for the discretionary section!! Newfoundland student with no ties to NB. 

LSAT: 172 

GPA: 2.7 overall on the 4.0 scale, unsure what I am on their scale but I think I'm around a 3.1-3.3 with drops. I also did an exchange in the fall in Prague where I got 6 European transfer credits with all A's, MUN didn't take it so I'm unsure if UNB did or not. 

L2: 3.3 not looking at this semester

Applied in discretionary because I have ADHD and some of my grades have been less than impressive until the last few semesters. I had a really strong statement of reasoning/personal statement and really good references 

You are probably admitted through general category.

Congratulations!

 

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7 minutes ago, NeverGiveUp said:

You are probably admitted through general category.

Congratulations!

 

nope! I didn't realize you could apply in both with one application, it said on my acceptance letter that "the UNB law admissions committee has completed a preliminary review of applications for admission under the Discretionary category" 

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Accepted into the discretionary category today!!! I first received an email saying my application status had been changed. Received another email a couple of hours later with an official acceptance letter. Ontario student with no connection to NB. 

GPA: 3.82

L2: 3.9

LSAT: 153 

 

I also have to accept my offer by April 19th. Can't wait to meet everyone!

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3 minutes ago, capitalttruth said:

How can you determine what category you were accepted under?

I'm not sure if this applies to individuals who applied solely through the regular category but when I received my official acceptance letter, it said "the UNB law admissions committee has completed a preliminary review of applications for admission under the Discretionary category". I applied through both the regular category and the discretionary category. 

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3 minutes ago, TheColourGreen said:

I'm not sure if this applies to individuals who applied solely through the regular category but when I received my official acceptance letter, it said "the UNB law admissions committee has completed a preliminary review of applications for admission under the Discretionary category". I applied through both the regular category and the discretionary category. 

Interesting. I applied in both categories as well and did not receive the same message at the beginning of my acceptance letter. I guess I was accepted in the Regular category.

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Accepted via discretionary today.

 

GPA - 2.9/4

LSAT - 163

 

Good EC's Great LOR's and a strong PS.

 

Will be declining for UVIC good luck to others hoping for a spot!

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Got the email at 2PM

GPA: 3.22

LSAT: 157 

 

3 years work experience in M&A and another 3 years experience in contract management for oil & gas plant project in dubai

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Accepted today via Discretionary.

GPA: 3.1 (~3.3 w/ drops)

LSAT:149

Nine years professional experience in non-profit sector including three as Executive Director. 

Will be accepting.

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I was accepted April 30 under the discretionary category. My letter stated that the admissions committee had completed a preliminary review of applications for admission under the Discretionary Category. I applied under both the general and discretionary categories with the same application (advised to do so by their admissions department).

I have worked for 8 years in the oil and gas industry as an Engineer in Calgary, hence the qualification to apply under the discretionary category.

GPA: 3.1

LSAT: 166

I will be declining in favour of a school out west. Good luck to all those still waiting!

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