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173/3.6 UBC?

173/3.6 UBC?
« on: October 27, 2005, 09:16:45 PM »
I got a 173/3.6 from Pomona College in Cali. I'm from vancouver originally. if i halfass my application, write a bad essay. do you guys think they will still give me a full scholarship? and reply fast?

i want a safety with money, and i want it now so i don't have to worry for many months :)

jdw112

Re: 173/3.6 UBC?
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2005, 09:19:28 PM »
Find a hobby.

Re: 173/3.6 UBC?
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2005, 09:28:46 PM »

jdw112

Re: 173/3.6 UBC?
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2005, 09:52:26 PM »
You will worry no matter what. Who wants to settle for a safety?

Find a hobby.

what? why?

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Re: 173/3.6 UBC?
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2005, 01:14:40 AM »
They are unlikely to give you a full scholarship, period.  UBC law does not generally dish out the favors.

In any case, they focus on GPA.  I hope your last 60 credits are strong, because it matters in BC. 

Good luck anyway, but don't consider UBC a safety.


Re: 173/3.6 UBC?
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2005, 02:55:20 AM »
ok thanks, ill take that advice to heart.
good luck on your apps guys

Re: 173/3.6 UBC?
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2005, 07:24:21 AM »
While I'm operating on the assumption that the OP is a troll, I thought I'd chime in to correct some misinformation.

UBC does not favour GPA. They weigh GPA and LSAT equally. UVic favours GPA, weighting it 70 per cent.

And in case OP is not a troll: You should be fine to get in to UBC with your stats. Maybe not if you "halfass" your application, though. You will not get a full ride. A full ride to any law school in Canada is unlikely, as most money is given out to those who need it, not (necessarily) those with the highest stats.

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Re: 173/3.6 UBC?
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2005, 11:18:01 PM »
They are unlikely to give you a full scholarship, period.  UBC law does not generally dish out the favors.

In any case, they focus on GPA.  I hope your last 60 credits are strong, because it matters in BC. 

Good luck anyway, but don't consider UBC a safety.



It says on their site under the frequently asked questions that they actually focus on the LSAT and GPA equally.

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Re: 173/3.6 UBC?
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2005, 11:43:43 PM »
The post was supposed to provide some perspective.

Most American schools weigh the LSAT a lot more favorably than do Canadian schools.  I know Vancouver does a 50/50 split - even so, your GPA is far more valuable here than in 95% of American schools.  It's kind of like Berkeley, where both factors count, but the GPA is crucial.


Re: 173/3.6 UBC?
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2005, 11:52:43 PM »
Given it's a 50/50 split there, what is the "split" at a standard (non-Boalt) T-14?