Jump to content
EFlaw

Offer of Admissions without Fall grades

Recommended Posts

Hi,

I'm currently in my fourth year (Fall term). I applied early on in the admissions cycle and all my documents have been received, including my in-progress transcript and references. Is it possible to get an offer before submitting my fall transcript? Or will they wait to get my final grades for this term before evaluating my application?

cGPA: 3.8/4.0

LSAT: 159

Thanks for the help!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am also interested in this. My L2 is 3.99 and my LSAT is 160. I am very eager for an offer from Calgary.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello! In an automatic response I received from the school regarding another question I had, it included answers to FAQ including this one. It states: 

"Current students must wait until January before sending a transcript for their current institution. We need to see both your Fall 2019 grades, and your status with that institution up to December 31." 

Although somewhat open to interpretation I would assume offers for current students will not be made until Fall 2019 grades are received. With high stats they could very well hold a spot for you in anticipation of your transcript though!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, ryliew1997 said:

Hello! In an automatic response I received from the school regarding another question I had, it included answers to FAQ including this one. It states: 

"Current students must wait until January before sending a transcript for their current institution. We need to see both your Fall 2019 grades, and your status with that institution up to December 31." 

Although somewhat open to interpretation I would assume offers for current students will not be made until Fall 2019 grades are received. With high stats they could very well hold a spot for you in anticipation of your transcript though!

To clarify: that sentence in our auto-reply is explaining that it isn't just the grades we need on the transcript, but your standing with the school up to December 31 because we receive a lot of emails from people asking if they really need to wait if all of their courses are full-year, or they are on exchange, or in a co-op, or working on a thesis which won't have a grade, etc.

Many things can happen up to December 31, for example: the student could decide to withdraw from courses/their program, or they may be required to withdraw by the institution. Since we consider the academic record up to December 31, we also need to see these things on the transcript if they happen in that fall term.

Please do not send a transcript before December 31 if you are a current student. We will not do any kind of "pre-assessment" or use that early transcript in any way. Applications can only be assessed once they are complete. Most applications become compete between January and March.

Cheers!

Malina

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
25 minutes ago, UofC Admissions said:

To clarify: that sentence in our auto-reply is explaining that it isn't just the grades we need on the transcript, but your standing with the school up to December 31 because we receive a lot of emails from people asking if they really need to wait if all of their courses are full-year, or they are on exchange, or in a co-op, or working on a thesis which won't have a grade, etc.

Many things can happen up to December 31, for example: the student could decide to withdraw from courses/their program, or they may be required to withdraw by the institution. Since we consider the academic record up to December 31, we also need to see these things on the transcript if they happen in that fall term.

Please do not send a transcript before December 31 if you are a current student. We will not do any kind of "pre-assessment" or use that early transcript in any way. Applications can only be assessed once they are complete. Most applications become compete between January and March.

Cheers!

Malina

Thanks Malina!

Is this for undergraduate program only or is it for Masters / college and other programs currently being taken as well?

Thanks,

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 minutes ago, NeverGiveUp said:

Thanks Malina!

Is this for undergraduate program only or is it for Masters / college and other programs currently being taken as well?

Thanks,

For all programs!

Malina

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.


  • Recent Posts

    • If you want to work in BC, then being in BC is only going to make that easier (both local law, and local connections), but Alberta is unlikely to be a bad choice for that, it just doesn't have the local benefits. It would likely have a lower cost (even Vic living would be more, never mind Vancouver). UVic coop can offer some unique opportunities unavailable to students at other schools, but it also doesn't guarantee anything, and you might find yourself competing against other students for great jobs anyway (especially for during summer).   One thing to bear in mind with UVic is that funding is heavily needs-based, so if you're in a position to pay for 2/3 of things upfront as you say, that might actually work against you a little, as people who can pay for things are expected to, and people who can't get the bursaries - which is a thing it's a little hard to complain about because people without money are the ones who need it, but it also means the ones who diligently saved can feel a little punished for being responsible. That said, it would likely be a mid point of cost between UBC and UoA - Victoria's expensive, it's not Vancouver expensive.   And UoA has a prairie winter, nobody wants that.
    • I'm a 2L UBC student as well. I'd say go to UBC. If you live at home, you'll save a lot more than going to UVic or UoA. If you don't live a home, that might be a different story, but you're not save a ton more if you go to UVic instead. If you want to work in BC, go to school in BC. None of these law schools will give you an edge in Crim law. You best bet is to learn the law in the jurisdiction you want to work in. A few of my friends are going down the crim track and I think it's partly a matter of carving out your own path. The two main crim clinics are crim clinic and Innocence Project. LSLAP also gives you great experience with crim files and court experience. We also have solid crim profs (several of which have taught SCC judges evidence law). While many people at UBC are big-law, corporate oriented, they are but a subset of the student population. UBC is mindful of this reputation, which is likely why they removed Business Organizations as a required course. We definitely have a nice building than UofA (which makes a difference if you find yourself spending a lot of time at school). I can't speak much to vibes at other schools. I have good friends here and generally get along with people. I get to leave the building and explore the rest of campus. There's socials if you like those, various clubs and lots of hang-out spots. In conclusion, come to UBC 
    • Even if that were true (I have no idea), I'd wouldn't put much stock in that given the recent hatchet job of a provincial budget. That said, 2L at UCalgary here and I think everyone I know who was looking for a Vancouver summer got one. So being the next province over isn't the end of the world if the scholarship comes into play as a big factor.
    • I know there are some other threads about this topic but I'm wondering if this holds true for specifically this scenario and there are quite a few vague or mixed answers on the topic, I'm wonder if phrasing it differently would elicit a different answer. Do BigLaw firms in Toronto/Vancouver hire people with really bad undergrad marks(CGPA) that end up doing very well in Law(1L specifically). This is a hypothetical situation. Has anyone had this experience where they were a summer student or articled in a big law firm and did well in law school but poorly in undergrad?(I suspect these are unicorns but I'm still curious)  One of the reasons I'm asking is because certain law schools attract more students who have a really great undergrad transcript and those schools have better representation in big law firms in Ontario(source: Ultravire). I'm wondering if the students advantage is also having really high undergrad marks which influence hiring. 
    • I read this question and I was really hoping someone would have wise words in response. Have you made any discoveries on how to apply for associate jobs? @mrn2008

×
×
  • Create New...