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hi!

just submitted an application for uottawa fall 2021 in the civil program, i am graduating this year from concordia with a ba in poli sci and gpa of 3.42/4.3 (i expect it to go up after my final grades are in). I spoke to an admissions officer who said the minimum gpa needed was a 3.4 as it converts to a 78% average. Anyone know if i have a chance?

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On 11/20/2020 at 2:47 PM, Lawstudent2410 said:

Hi,

 

I just applied with a 3.43/4.00 from McGill and I was refused. I don't know if this was a mistake or if they changed their minimum GPA...

When did school advise you about rejection? 

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On 11/20/2020 at 5:47 PM, Lawstudent2410 said:

Hi,

 

I just applied with a 3.43/4.00 from McGill and I was refused. I don't know if this was a mistake or if they changed their minimum GPA...

thats odd because normally most responses come in February 

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Ya i know I was very surprised.

I applied in September for next year and they got my transcript 2 weeks ago and they updated my status November 18th

I sent them an email but I doubt they’ll answer. 

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1 hour ago, Lawstudent2410 said:

Ya i know I was very surprised.

I applied in September for next year and they got my transcript 2 weeks ago and they updated my status November 18th

I sent them an email but I doubt they’ll answer. 

That seems unusual. McGill has not responded to anyone yet & usually offers/decline start only Dec onwards. Perhaps, just wait for your email response. 

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On 11/23/2020 at 3:08 PM, cat123 said:

That seems unusual. McGill has not responded to anyone yet & usually offers/decline start only Dec onwards. Perhaps, just wait for your email response. 

I did not apply to McGill law, I applied to the University of Ottawa but I already have an undergrad from McGill with a 3.43 GPA. 

UofO answered the email and they told me that according to McGill's scale, 3.43 is a 77%, but that makes no sense because on their website UofO law clearly state that everyone will be judged on their scale because every university grades differently.... 

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On 11/24/2020 at 6:19 PM, Lawstudent2410 said:

I did not apply to McGill law, I applied to the University of Ottawa but I already have an undergrad from McGill with a 3.43 GPA. 

UofO answered the email and they told me that according to McGill's scale, 3.43 is a 77%, but that makes no sense because on their website UofO law clearly state that everyone will be judged on their scale because every university grades differently.... 

that's weird? I spoke to an admission's officer prior to applying and she encouraged me to apply with my current grades, she said that if they weren't high enough she would probably defer the application to wait for my official transcript. I think you should email the admission's office they are usually very responsive

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On 11/25/2020 at 11:12 PM, dabaza said:

that's weird? I spoke to an admission's officer prior to applying and she encouraged me to apply with my current grades, she said that if they weren't high enough she would probably defer the application to wait for my official transcript. I think you should email the admission's office they are usually very responsive

I did and they said according to McGill's grading system it's 77%, just 1% under the required average.  I answered back saying the University of Ottawa's website specifically said that they use their own grading system because every university in Canada grades differently. 

I never heard back 

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I also have a similar GPA in sociology at Concordia but am waiting for my fall 2020 grades to come in before applying 

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