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Title: First round ...
Post by: Cheeks on October 29, 2004, 11:03:18 AM
when is it???  Anyone know ... I seriously can't wait any longer.  I heard that most schools send out acceptances around middle december?  Is that true?
Title: Re: First round ...
Post by: long_gone on October 29, 2004, 11:11:49 AM
you can't wait any longer?  riiight, it's just startging Cheeks :)

Deep breaths will do.

Mid-December is about right.  When you think about it, that's not that far from now.
Title: Re: First round ...
Post by: Cheeks on October 29, 2004, 11:15:59 AM
no, you're right.  I just wish i knew about UofT.  If i get rejected there, it's time to worry  :-\
Title: Re: First round ...
Post by: long_gone on October 29, 2004, 11:19:01 AM
Well, you've done everything you could, and now it's in the hands of the admission gods.  Time to start goofing off, and perhaps ruining that GPA.
Title: Re: First round ...
Post by: Cheeks on October 29, 2004, 11:21:55 AM
Well, you've done everything you could, and now it's in the hands of the admission gods.  Time to start goofing off, and perhaps ruining that GPA.

hahahah ... i'm well on my way to ruining the GPA.  Did you get all yours in?  when was the deadline?
Title: Re: First round ...
Post by: long_gone on October 29, 2004, 11:26:58 AM
Nov 1.  I am waiting for a verifier to call me back, if it isn't done by the end of the day I am sending it anyway.
Title: Re: First round ...
Post by: Cheeks on October 29, 2004, 11:31:17 AM
Nov 1.  I am waiting for a verifier to call me back, if it isn't done by the end of the day I am sending it anyway.

how seriously did you take the sketch?  I've heard peole saying they put in like 40 entries.  I think i used about 10.  MAX.  I might have had more verifies then entries  :-\
Title: Re: First round ...
Post by: long_gone on October 29, 2004, 11:33:48 AM
25, so semi-seriously.  I don't think they look at it, but it didn't take me too long to do it, half of the entries describe my one position.
Title: Re: First round ...
Post by: Cheeks on October 29, 2004, 11:44:05 AM
oh okay ... yeah, i didn't do that.  1 entry, 1 position.  Hopefully my numbers are good enough
Title: Re: First round ...
Post by: long_gone on October 29, 2004, 11:45:17 AM
I think the sketch is quite possibly the absolute last thing they look at.
Title: Re: First round ...
Post by: Cheeks on October 29, 2004, 12:11:09 PM
I think the sketch is quite possibly the absolute last thing they look at.

but they still look at it ;)
Title: Re: First round ...
Post by: long_gone on October 29, 2004, 12:11:55 PM
Yes, because they have to :)
Title: Re: First round ...
Post by: Cheeks on October 29, 2004, 12:13:39 PM
heh, maybe.

Where are you applying?  When's the deadline for places like dal, and UNB?  any idea?
Title: Re: First round ...
Post by: long_gone on October 29, 2004, 01:42:09 PM
Western
Queen's
Osgoode

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UNB outside ON

UNB and Dal are both due next year; March 1 and Feb 28 respectively.  Rolling admissions I believe.
Title: Re: First round ...
Post by: Cheeks on October 29, 2004, 02:09:49 PM
what's your top choice?  Osgoode?
Title: Re: First round ...
Post by: long_gone on October 29, 2004, 02:17:28 PM
what's your top choice?  Osgoode?

Yes, and only recently so :(

I was gung ho on Western for a while, but now I really want to go to Osgoode.  Booo.  If I knew how they calculate the LSAT (what GPA they assign to me LSAT), I'd know where I stand according to the last year's cut off.  But nope.
Title: Re: First round ...
Post by: Cheeks on October 29, 2004, 02:24:49 PM
I'm sure you'll get in there.  Osgoode is slowly creeping up my list.  I'm having doubts about the US  :-\
Title: Re: First round ...
Post by: long_gone on October 29, 2004, 02:27:04 PM
I'm sure you'll get in there.  Osgoode is slowly creeping up my list.  I'm having doubts about the US  :-\

Oh?  Why so? 
Title: Re: First round ...
Post by: Cheeks on October 29, 2004, 03:31:20 PM
ummmm, i don't know.  I have doubts about getting accepted down there.  Plus there's the whole MA thing.  I think i'll just have to wait and see  :-\
Title: Re: First round ...
Post by: long_gone on October 29, 2004, 03:39:05 PM
There are no wrong choices in life :)

I'm sure you'll get accepted at many/all? of your choices in US, but that MA thing is a bit more serious.  No reason to dwell on it, though, you'll decide what's best for you given the options when the time comes.
Title: Re: First round ...
Post by: Cheeks on October 29, 2004, 03:41:19 PM
yeah, you're right ... that's how i should try and look at it.  I think i might be getting a bit ahead of myself.
Title: Re: First round ...
Post by: long_gone on October 29, 2004, 03:42:18 PM
that's what people on this forum love to do  :D
Title: Re: First round ...
Post by: Cheeks on October 29, 2004, 03:44:42 PM
that's what people on this forum love to do  :D

HAHAHA ... that's so true.  Maybe I'll throw a couple more applications out there just to be sure.  Probably UVic and maybe dal?  (All though it would be more cost efficient to apply to more Ontario schools since I'm currently getting ripped off HUGE from OLSAS)
Title: Re: First round ...
Post by: long_gone on October 29, 2004, 03:54:56 PM
I don't see how OLSAS is supposed to be cheaper...  Even at $8 per transcript per school, plus an application fee of $50 (UNB's price), I'd be $232 in the hole for my apps--as opposed to $375 that I will be in.  Maybe it'd be cheaper if I applied to every school in Ontario.  Boo-urns.

Where did you apply in ON?  Osgoode and TO?  I'd be very surprised if you don't get into Osgoode, but if you're really paranoid you can throw out an extra application or two.  It doesn't cost you anything, except for money ;)
Title: Re: First round ...
Post by: Cheeks on October 29, 2004, 04:04:30 PM
yeah, just OS and UT.

I think OSLAS is just in place to keep students in Ontario.  I seriously hate OLSAS and LSAC...

Maybe I'll just save the UVic and Dal apps and then apply if I don't get in first round at UT.  I think i"m just being paranoid  :-\
Title: Re: First round ...
Post by: long_gone on October 29, 2004, 04:06:56 PM
think i"m just being paranoid  :-\

There's no doubt about it.
Title: Re: First round ...
Post by: Cheeks on October 29, 2004, 04:14:51 PM
think i"m just being paranoid  :-\

There's no doubt about it.

haha ... alright then.  I think we settled that.