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If today (July 2nd) some provisional acceptances become firm or is a final deadline for people to accept, do you guys think we can expect to see some waitlist movement in the coming days?

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On 6/30/2020 at 9:39 AM, westcoaster5000 said:

@easttowest @erinl2 That is NOT TRUE.  I have accepted my offer from TRU for fall 2020 and I’m still on the waitlist for UCalgary. The only time they expect you to rescind your offer is if you have accepted your offer from two or more universities.

@lawlawhopeful123 DO NOT RESCIND YOUR OFFER. YOU CAN STAY ON THEIR WAITLIST. 

That is TRUE. How dare you to say one of the Moderator is wrong.

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22 hours ago, Luckycharm said:

That is TRUE. How dare you to say one of the Moderator is wrong.

lol maybe I should have fact checked the policy before making my post. That rule just seems like the most unfathomably ridiculous and unfair policy in my opinion. I assumed that it had to be mistaken. My bad!

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9 minutes ago, westcoaster5000 said:

lol maybe I should have fact checked the policy before making my post. That rule just seems like the most unfathomably ridiculous and unfair policy in my opinion. I assumed that it had to be mistaken. My bad!

Not at all. Think of how students on waitlists would feel if students who had already been accepted elsewhere were allowed to sit on U of T’s (for example) waitlist until September. Waitlists would only move at the last possible moment, leaving waitlisted students little time to plan and move.

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21 minutes ago, westcoaster5000 said:

lol maybe I should have fact checked the policy before making my post. That rule just seems like the most unfathomably ridiculous and unfair policy in my opinion. I assumed that it had to be mistaken. My bad!

That policy is fair

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13 minutes ago, easttowest said:

Not at all. Think of how students on waitlists would feel if students who had already been accepted elsewhere were allowed to sit on U of T’s (for example) waitlist until September. Waitlists would only move at the last possible moment, leaving waitlisted students little time to plan and move.

I have a few issues with the policy: 

1) The policy is not standardized and coordinated across Canada. So their attempt to prevent last-minute offers at Ontarian law schools before September is rendered by those who already have an offer in Ontario but are waitlisted and accepted last-minute by a school outside of Ontario. 

2) The policy is unfair to the competition of applicants because it inhibits the ability for more competitive law schools to give offers to applicants with greater merit (subject to each law schools own metrics for assessing applicants' competitiveness). 

3) In my opinion, a more fair alternative policy to limit last-minute offers would be getting Canadian law schools to collectively harmonize their admissions calendar and deadlines, and to thereby give offers at earlier dates as well as tighten the deadlines to accept offers for applicants who receive them.

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1 hour ago, westcoaster5000 said:

I have a few issues with the policy: 

1) The policy is not standardized and coordinated across Canada. So their attempt to prevent last-minute offers at Ontarian law schools before September is rendered by those who already have an offer in Ontario but are waitlisted and accepted last-minute by a school outside of Ontario. 

2) The policy is unfair to the competition of applicants because it inhibits the ability for more competitive law schools to give offers to applicants with greater merit (subject to each law schools own metrics for assessing applicants' competitiveness). 

3) In my opinion, a more fair alternative policy to limit last-minute offers would be getting Canadian law schools to collectively harmonize their admissions calendar and deadlines, and to thereby give offers at earlier dates as well as tighten the deadlines to accept offers for applicants who receive them.

Why stop at Canadian Schools?  How about American, UK and Australia schools?

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