Has anyone else had a difficult time reaching the admin staff of the Common Law Section? I submitted a Fee Waiver Request on Oct 12th and haven't heard from anyone since then. I sent a follow up email on Oct 22nd and received the following automatic reply:
Thank you for contacting the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section.
The unionized uOttawa support staff are in a labour disruption since 12:01 am on Monday, October 19 for an indeterminate period of time.
We will continue to respond to your incoming requests but please expect delays in certain instances.
Note that all telephone and in person inquiries will be halted.
All of our teaching and research activities remain unaffected.
Thank you for your understanding.
Faculty of Law, Common Law Section"
If I won't hear from them before the deadline, I will not be applying to Ottawa at all because I've received fee waiver approvals from the other schools I'm applying to.
Off the top of my head, TRU/Windsor/Lakehead/Ryerson.
You're not doing yourself any favours by asking this question with an estimated GPA/LSAT. Even when you figure out your actual stats, there's more to determining your chances based on GPA/LSAT alone.
All 4 of these schools have holistic admissions, meaning that if your GPA/LSAT aren't stellar, you'll need to demonstrate your value through references, a strong personal statement, work experience, etc.
If you experienced extraordinary circumstances that lowered your GPA/LSAT (i.e., medical problems, trauma, etc.) then you might qualify for applying through the access category. If you're indigenous there's another category of application for that. If you've been out of school for a number of years, you might qualify as a mature applicant.
@castlepie I only knew they wanted an updated transcript come next term. I didn't even question sending an interim one until now, as every other school wants one. I sent an official copy since there's no place where it indicates they accept unofficial.
I don't think that exchange transcript needs to be assessed by WES if the credits are included on your home university transcript. I'm applying this cycle and I did not get my exchange transcript assessed. I am also trying to figure out if the transcript needs to be received or just requested by Nov 1st. I'm having a hard time getting responses from the university I studied abroad at so I'm a little concerned it wont make it to OLSAS in time.