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has anyone been rejected that is still in their final year of study? 

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Refused yesterday via email alert to change on my profile.

cGPA:  3.26
L2:  3.53
B2:  3.62

LSAT:  153, 159, 161 (jan)

Access category

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1 hour ago, tillandsia said:

Refused yesterday via email alert to change on my profile.

cGPA:  3.26
L2:  3.53
B2:  3.62

LSAT:  153, 159, 161 (jan)

Access category

Christ, pretty solid stats. Hopefully you have got in/get in elsewhere. 

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Rejected April 4

cGPA: 3.34

l2: 3.5

LSAT: 149,160,161

Access (although I didn’t fill out their forms)

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Rejected today

CGPA: 3.7

L2: 3.8

LSAT: 143, 148, 154

Strong Extracurriculars/ Work Experience 5+ years

Rejected from Osgoode, Western, Windsor, Queens as well.

Good luck to everyone else.

 

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ugh. today, not surprised, but wish they'd told me sooner:

CGPA: 3.1 (I know I know)
LSAT: 155, 159

Masters (great grades!), work experience in gov, strong PSA & LORs 

Good luck to everyone waiting!

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9 minutes ago, LCM said:

ugh. today, not surprised, but wish they'd told me sooner:

CGPA: 3.1 (I know I know)
LSAT: 155, 159

Masters (great grades!), work experience in gov, strong PSA & LORs 

Good luck to everyone waiting!

Do you think if you had the option to go back and increase your cGPA, would you have done it? 

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2 minutes ago, hopeful2019ls said:

Do you think if you had the option to go back and increase your cGPA, would you have done it? 

If I could go back in time - sure. But honestly, things are going pretty well at work and I've been a bit torn over this decision. It would have resulted in an initial pay cut and 3 years of lost income & experience. Obviously it would have been a great opportunity, but I can always apply in 2 years when I qualify as mature (grad school doesn't count towards your 5 years out of school, but the grades don't count either which I think is BS but anyway...). It's a hit to the ego, but in a weird way it's also a bit of a relief. It's freeing up some head space to consider other paths that might be better suited for me.

To everyone else who doesn't get in - it's not the end of your world. Life will go on, I promise.

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Rejected today as well.

No email, just updated on uozone :(

This is my first rejection, but I am just so upset about it... makes me feel like the other schools are going to do the same.

LSAT 159

L2 3.64

CGPA 3.32

I applied access.

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19 minutes ago, lawcat said:

Rejected today as well.

No email, just updated on uozone :(

This is my first rejection, but I am just so upset about it... makes me feel like the other schools are going to do the same.

LSAT 159

L2 3.64

CGPA 3.32

I applied access.

I think it's worth going back and asking for feedback. Once they release a decision on your file, you are able to go and ask for feedback. I'm curious as to why they would reject you in Access with your stats. What did your PS focus on?

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24 minutes ago, capitalttruth said:

I think it's worth going back and asking for feedback. Once they release a decision on your file, you are able to go and ask for feedback. I'm curious as to why they would reject you in Access with your stats. What did your PS focus on?

My PS was just about how my whole life led up to me wanting to become a lawyer. I highlighted some unique life experiences in my PS too. I will be sure to request feedback though, thank you!

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4 hours ago, lawcat said:

My PS was just about how my whole life led up to me wanting to become a lawyer. I highlighted some unique life experiences in my PS too. I will be sure to request feedback though, thank you!

This seems to be the pattern with access applicants. It’s not you! :( 

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4 minutes ago, CatLady said:

This seems to be the pattern with access applicants. It’s not you! :( 

What pattern?

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5 minutes ago, capitalttruth said:

What pattern?

Applicants being reviewed late and even when they have decent/competitive stats being rejected over the general category with lower stats. At least that’s my experience for sure and what I seem to gather from reading threads across different university’s. :) that is simply my perspective and I acknowledge that there is always a chance that I could be wrong. 

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3 minutes ago, CatLady said:

Applicants being reviewed late and even when they have decent/competitive stats being rejected over the general category with lower stats. At least that’s my experience for sure and what I seem to gather from reading threads across different university’s. :) that is simply my perspective and I acknowledge that there is always a chance that I could be wrong. 

Specifically with regard to Ottawa, admissions told me they received a lot of access applicants this year, more so than usual. They put a ton of access applicants on the waitlist last year, and they mentioned a shorter waitlist this year, so it's also possible that they want to send acceptances/rejections out first in order to create a shorter waitlist. Also, Ottawa places a lot more emphasis on holistic factors than one would think, which is why I was curious about the applicant's PS. I was told I had a weak PS last year, which was a big reason why I was waitlisted near the bottom.

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2 minutes ago, capitalttruth said:

Specifically with regard to Ottawa, admissions told me they received a lot of access applicants this year, more so than usual. They put a ton of access applicants on the waitlist last year, and they mentioned a shorter waitlist this year, so it's also possible that they want to send acceptances/rejections out first in order to create a shorter waitlist. Also, Ottawa places a lot more emphasis on holistic factors than one would think, which is why I was curious about the applicant's PS. I was told I had a weak PS last year, which was a big reason why I was waitlisted near the bottom.

I’m sorry to hear that my friend. 

***One thing you should all know is that I asked to be considered for general, access and special consideration. As in I checked those boxes off. ***

I wonder if they will still consider access under General if they did that, because they did acknowledge that they saw me do that on my application and understood why. 

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1 minute ago, CatLady said:

I’m sorry to hear that my friend. 

***One thing you should all know is that I asked to be considered for general, access and special consideration. As in I checked those boxes off. ***

I wonder if they will still consider access under General if they did that, because they did acknowledge that they saw me do that on my application and understood why. 

I asked this question last year, they told me that if you apply in all three categories, and if you have sufficient documentation, you will be evaluated under the Access category before General. 

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On 5/29/2019 at 4:12 PM, LCM said:

If I could go back in time - sure. But honestly, things are going pretty well at work and I've been a bit torn over this decision. It would have resulted in an initial pay cut and 3 years of lost income & experience. Obviously it would have been a great opportunity, but I can always apply in 2 years when I qualify as mature (grad school doesn't count towards your 5 years out of school, but the grades don't count either which I think is BS but anyway...). It's a hit to the ego, but in a weird way it's also a bit of a relief. It's freeing up some head space to consider other paths that might be better suited for me.

To everyone else who doesn't get in - it's not the end of your world. Life will go on, I promise.

Don't worry too much about your cGPA I got into Western & Queens with a 3.0 cGPA- that being said I have an L2. You could try raising your LSAT, mine is 161. It sounds like you have great experience, keep your head up and don't let this discourage you. 

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Refused today. No email, just checked uozone.

LSAT 153, cgpa 3.31, L2/B2 3.5

Going to try to improve my LSAT score and reapply again next year. As was suggested, I also emailed admissions requesting feedback on my application. 

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