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Chances for 2021 cycle? 3.68 cGPA , 3.76 L2, 160 LSAT

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Hi just wondering what my chances are for Oz. Planning to rewrite in November cause i froze up in the beginning of the October LSAT (first time) and think i can do better if that doesn't happen again. All gpas are olsas converted

 

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Wow a reply from the legendary Luckycharm!! Thanks 

From your experience when do you think they would send out invitations (assuming they do) for applicants with my stats?

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I got dinged with VERY similar stats without being waitlisted. Hope you don't have the same experience, but just thought I'd let you know. I was told I had a very good chance and didn't even make the waitlist. Osgoode's admissions methodology is a black box especially for people with stats around the historical medians. In any event, good luck!

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6 hours ago, HopefulLawyer97 said:

I got dinged with VERY similar stats without being waitlisted. Hope you don't have the same experience, but just thought I'd let you know. I was told I had a very good chance and didn't even make the waitlist. Osgoode's admissions methodology is a black box especially for people with stats around the historical medians. In any event, good luck!

You got in first round at Queens and Western. Did you "firm" accept either one or only "provisionally" .

I am a bit curious why you were not accept and not even waitlisted. 

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11 hours ago, HopefulLawyer97 said:

I got dinged with VERY similar stats without being waitlisted. Hope you don't have the same experience, but just thought I'd let you know. I was told I had a very good chance and didn't even make the waitlist. Osgoode's admissions methodology is a black box especially for people with stats around the historical medians. In any event, good luck!

Interesting thanks for letting me know. I'm writing the LSAT in November to hopefully get a higher score to make my application less borderline.

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4 hours ago, Luckycharm said:

You got in first round at Queens and Western. Did you "firm" accept either one or only "provisionally" .

I am a bit curious why you were not accept and not even waitlisted. 

How would you "firm" or "provisionally" accept an offer? I thought the only 2 options were accept and rejecting an offer? Also would "firm" or "provisionally" accepting an offer be something that others schools are notified of?

 

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hey! jw how you got your gpa converted to olsas standards? did you just use the calculator?

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On 11/5/2020 at 7:31 AM, Luckycharm said:

You got in first round at Queens and Western. Did you "firm" accept either one or only "provisionally" .

I am a bit curious why you were not accept and not even waitlisted. 

I didn't accept anything until I got dinged at Oz. I was pretty surprised too. I asked why I was rejected without being waitlisted first and they basically said they can reject whoever they want and that they didn't owe me an answer lol

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10 hours ago, HopefulLawyer97 said:

I didn't accept anything until I got dinged at Oz. I was pretty surprised too. I asked why I was rejected without being waitlisted first and they basically said they can reject whoever they want and that they didn't owe me an answer lol

just because i have similar stats as you......do u come from a diverse background? equity or diversity considerations? Or did you simply just focus on school during undergrad ?

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On 11/20/2020 at 7:46 PM, REDDSTAR said:

just because i have similar stats as you......do u come from a diverse background? equity or diversity considerations? Or did you simply just focus on school during undergrad ?

I’m not a visible minority, but I do believe I had decent ECs: 3rd year internship at government agency, ran a consulting club at York, started a digital business in 2nd year, work in law firm, among other things. 
 

I’d like to think my rejection was an anomaly, but I know a few people who were rejected at Oz with GPAs and LSATs considerably above the medians. I also know people who were accepted very low stats. 
 

From what I’ve seen (which is a lot, considering I read the Osgoode admissions pages no less than 100 times each), Osgoode seems to be a GPA heavy school. I think equity and diversity also weighs heavily in their admissions decisions. Oz is the only school I know of in Ontario that has a separate form for “equity considerations.”

I’m not going to lie, I was incredibly pissed off when I got my rejection, especially since I wasn’t waitlisted first and a few people I know got in with lower stats  

Having said that, if your stats are anywhere near mine, you’ll almost certainly get into Queens and Western. I’ve come to realize that Osgoode, Queens and Western are basically on equal footing in terms of reputation in Ontario. The UltraVires recruitment reports essentially prove this. All 3 are fantastic schools and offer more or less the same opportunities. I have friends at all three.  
 

So if you get into Queens/Western but not Osgoode, don’t fret. In my opinion, the only Ontario school worth losing sleep over is U of T because it’s actually a top 20 school worldwide. 
 

Best of luck! 

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On 11/20/2020 at 8:53 AM, HopefulLawyer97 said:

I didn't accept anything until I got dinged at Oz. I was pretty surprised too. I asked why I was rejected without being waitlisted first and they basically said they can reject whoever they want and that they didn't owe me an answer lol

well, hope I am right this time for OP's sake.

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17 minutes ago, Luckycharm said:

well, hope I am right this time for OP's sake.

I gotta be honest, Luckycharm, last year at this time when you told me that I had a 75%+ chance, I was popping bottles 😂 

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2 hours ago, HopefulLawyer97 said:

I gotta be honest, Luckycharm, last year at this time when you told me that I had a 75%+ chance, I was popping bottles 😂 

I thought you have a good chance..I hope you only popped a bottle of spring water..

I was wait listed with 161 and 3.47.. Still haven't heard from them

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