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Hey everyone, I had a few questions regarding the supplemental items:

  1. What is the deadline is for these items? I could not find an explicit answer on the UofS website or application page.
  2. What the difference is between a "preliminary statement of marks" and "unofficial transcript".
  3. Following question 2, what they mean when they say "must include the back page - grading conversion."

I was having a bit of trouble getting answers as the university hasn't contacted me back yet.

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I think the deadline's pretty late, like June 1st. Don't quote me on that, though.

i think the preliminary statement of marks is if you're a fourth year and need to send in your fall marks after you get them back in January.

As for the back page grading conversion, I just had my uni email them an official transcript because I didn't want to upload my own and risk messing up my application because I too was unsure about that.

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6 hours ago, Chazz said:

I think the deadline's pretty late, like June 1st. Don't quote me on that, though.

i think the preliminary statement of marks is if you're a fourth year and need to send in your fall marks after you get them back in January.

As for the back page grading conversion, I just had my uni email them an official transcript because I didn't want to upload my own and risk messing up my application because I too was unsure about that.

Thank you! I think I'll do the same then.

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I haven't graduated so I haven't sent in my final grades for the last semester - everything else says received but when I go on the website to check my status it says there are documents that I need to provide. 

 

Will they refer me to adcomm even without my last semester grades because I won't have them until end of April. 

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3 hours ago, lawstudentincanada said:

I haven't graduated so I haven't sent in my final grades for the last semester - everything else says received but when I go on the website to check my status it says there are documents that I need to provide. 

 

Will they refer me to adcomm even without my last semester grades because I won't have them until end of April. 

Yes they will!! I'm pretty sure it says that for everyone in fourth year. 

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4 hours ago, lawstudentincanada said:

I haven't graduated so I haven't sent in my final grades for the last semester - everything else says received but when I go on the website to check my status it says there are documents that I need to provide. 

 

Will they refer me to adcomm even without my last semester grades because I won't have them until end of April. 

Without being on adcomm and being just as in the dark as you, my guess would be yes, but a decision might not be made until your final grades are in. Since they ask for a preliminary statement of marks, I would imagine they do some sort of sorting based off that and your LSAT in preparation for your final transcripts. All of the people who have been offered by this point have well above the median LSAT and GPA, and honestly we don't know if they have graduated yet. They could be finishing up the winter term but have good enough GPA's that they don't need to wait for another 3.9 semester - they're auto admit based on previous semesters. But say you have a couple 3.3 GPA semesters, and then they get your preliminary statement of marks and its a 4.0. Well damn, suddenly they need to wait for winter marks because that 4.0 + winter term probably changes their ranking of you.

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On 2/26/2021 at 4:22 PM, LawHomie said:

Hey everyone, I had a few questions regarding the supplemental items:

  1. What is the deadline is for these items? I could not find an explicit answer on the UofS website or application page.
  2. What the difference is between a "preliminary statement of marks" and "unofficial transcript".
  3. Following question 2, what they mean when they say "must include the back page - grading conversion."

I was having a bit of trouble getting answers as the university hasn't contacted me back yet.

Hey! 

For question 3. This is most applicable if you studied abroad. The conversion chart that is on the back of your official transcript, usually in very faint ink, shows what each grade is equivalent to. I know that some of the schools I studied at had very different thresholds for grading than my home university. The conversion chart just gives the UofS a better understanding of what your grades were at the university the transcript is coming from and if an 87 at that university is equivalent to an 87 at the UofS. One of the universities I studied at also didn't have a conversion chart on the back on the transcript, so I had to email them and request it specifically and have them send it to the UofS. Hope that helps! 

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