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I'm so sorry to do this because I feel like I know what the answer is going to be but OLSAS just released GPA's and I fully thought mine was going to be around 3.90 (based on what my academic advisor said and what several online calculators said) but it's actually 3.74, oof, and now I'm in full panic mode.

My LSAT was below the median as well at 163.

I'm guessing I don't have a good shot anymore?

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3 minutes ago, careerswitcher said:

I thought that UofT takes your B3 though? Was that what you had calculated at 3.90? 

Just to confirm, how is B3 calculated if you're applying while in your fourth year. Is it the same as your cumulative GPA or does it take only a certain number of credits into account (like does it eliminate a few if you've taken more than the 5 full courses per term)?

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9 minutes ago, idealisticlawgirl said:

Just to confirm, how is B3 calculated if you're applying while in your fourth year. Is it the same as your cumulative GPA or does it take only a certain number of credits into account (like does it eliminate a few if you've taken more than the 5 full courses per term)?

Your B3 would be your first three years if you are currently in fourth year.

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23 minutes ago, erinl2 said:

Your B3 would be your first three years if you are currently in fourth year.

Thanks for confirming : )

40 minutes ago, careerswitcher said:

I thought that UofT takes your B3 though? Was that what you had calculated at 3.90? 

I'm not sure what went wrong but if my B3 is my cumulative GPA I could have sworn it came down to something higher than what it has turned out to be given that I took less than the full course load in first year but took 6 courses per term with an average GPA of 3.89 and 3.95 each in the last two years. It's okay, I guess UofT was a really long shot :') Thanks for responding; I really appreciate it!!

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You still have a chance, just maybe not a great one.

I'd estimate 30-40% chance. 

Don't count yourself out just yet.

Goodluck! 

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You are below median GPA and LSAT but half the people that get into UofT are below median. You're unlikely to get in to UofT first round but you still have a decent shot at getting an offer. 

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2 hours ago, idealisticlawgirl said:

I'm so sorry to do this because I feel like I know what the answer is going to be but OLSAS just released GPA's and I fully thought mine was going to be around 3.90 (based on what my academic advisor said and what several online calculators said) but it's actually 3.74, oof, and now I'm in full panic mode.

My LSAT was below the median as well at 163.

I'm guessing I don't have a good shot anymore?

Are you applying elsewhere?

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5 minutes ago, Luckycharm said:

Are you applying elsewhere?

I've kind of had a ridiculous semester so I swear it wasn't because I was being cocky or naive but I only applied to Dal and UBC

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6 minutes ago, asdfghjkl1223456 said:

hey! sorry, where can you see your OLSAS GPA? 

It was up for a bit earlier today but they took it down! So you can't see it now, sadly. Hoping it will be back up in the next few days.

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3 hours ago, Policywonk said:

You are below median GPA and LSAT but half the people that get into UofT are below median.  

This! First thing's first, listen to this.

Second, did you calculate the 3.9 through lawapplicants.ca? Think about why the drop could have occurred.

When your GPA gets reposted look at the list of transcripts and courses very closely. Some people have been seeing GPA drops but some of them could be due to errors. I was talking to a friend earlier today who said that it looked like OLSAS accidentally used the same bad mark twice in her calculation. I'm not saying this to give you false hope, but it's always good to double check. 

Either way, as has been said, don't count yourself out yet. 3.74/163 doesn't give you a high chance, but it does give you one.

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While your numbers make up an important part of your application they aren't everything. You'll never be able to neatly calculate your chances at admission. Your numbers are decent and if your personal statement/optional statement was strong I'd say you have a great chance. 

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1 hour ago, Firecracker said:

This! First thing's first, listen to this.

Second, did you calculate the 3.9 through lawapplicants.ca? Think about why the drop could have occurred.

When your GPA gets reposted look at the list of transcripts and courses very closely. Some people have been seeing GPA drops but some of them could be due to errors. I was talking to a friend earlier today who said that it looked like OLSAS accidentally used the same bad mark twice in her calculation. I'm not saying this to give you false hope, but it's always good to double check. 

Either way, as has been said, don't count yourself out yet. 3.74/163 doesn't give you a high chance, but it does give you one.

Okay, you guys are so nice omg 😭❤️ I did calculate it through lawapplicants .ca (I didn't get a chance to look at the breakdown of the grades but I will, thanks for the tip!)

I'm not counting myself out but I think I'm trying to be more realistic so I can figure out back-up plans :') But thank you for saying that!!

49 minutes ago, hallesfury said:

While your numbers make up an important part of your application they aren't everything. You'll never be able to neatly calculate your chances at admission. Your numbers are decent and if your personal statement/optional statement was strong I'd say you have a great chance. 

Thanks for saying that!! It's hard not to feel like the numbers are all that matter when you're on this forum and read through everything that's been written :') But yes, thank you for bringing it up, I'll try to keep that in mind over the next few months :)

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