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AllyS

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Chances at Canadian Schools
« on: June 30, 2007, 03:40:05 PM »
Now that we have our (very harsh) LSAT scores, we must face the music and see whether we have a shot at our top schools ...

Here's my new list:

160 LSAT, 4.0 GPA

Osgoode
Ottawa
Queens
Alberta?
Western
Calgary

Anyone think any of these will be a problem?

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Re: Chances at Canadian Schools
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2007, 03:43:27 PM »
Nope. I don't think you have problem with those listed schools.

You are very likely to be accepted by all of them...

good job.

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Re: Chances at Canadian Schools
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2007, 05:03:11 PM »
I don't even know what LSAT score Ottawa requires. Does anyone know?

Do you think I'd have even a chance at UBC? Their median LSAT score is 163

Re: Chances at Canadian Schools
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2007, 07:08:31 PM »
I don't even know what LSAT score Ottawa requires. Does anyone know?

Do you think I'd have even a chance at UBC? Their median LSAT score is 163

Ottawa places very little emphasis on the LSAT, but concentrate mainly on GPA and other factors.  UBC has a median LSAT of 163, but that is with a media GPA of about 3.7-3.8.  A 4.0/160 should be good enough.  Assuming you have a bit of extra-curricular, volunteer or work experience, and you can write a decent essay, you should get into every Canadian school but U of T school with ease.

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Re: Chances at Canadian Schools
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2007, 07:44:45 PM »
Good shot all around. Should also shoot for U of T. Why not?
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Re: Chances at Canadian Schools
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2007, 12:49:54 AM »
Thought I'd join in.

OP you probably have a great shot everywhere because Canadian schools are more GPA oriented. Which is actually what I'm concerned about.

I've got a 3.6/166 but I know some of the schools drop some things. If I drop 25% or my first year (which is also my worst year) then I have a 3.65.

I was wondering if anyone could help me figure out my chances at:
U of T
Osgoode
Western

thanks!

In at Osgoode and Western. Def. in at Osgoode.

Why not for U of T. Though U of T is more LSAT-oriented than the rest.
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Re: Chances at Canadian Schools
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2007, 03:30:05 PM »
What do you mean "why not for UofT"? I have a shot (not a great one) but a shot nonetheless?
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Re: Chances at Canadian Schools
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2007, 05:00:25 PM »
What do you mean "why not for UofT"? I have a shot (not a great one) but a shot nonetheless?

Definately apply, you're on the median for LSAT, a bit lower for GPA ( Its around 3.8 ) - but they love the LSAT. Nice score!

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Re: Chances at Canadian Schools
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2007, 05:41:31 AM »
How does it work exactly with dropping a year for GPA purposes? I only went for 5 semesters, so would they all count?

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Re: Chances at Canadian Schools
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2007, 01:59:16 PM »
How does it work exactly with dropping a year for GPA purposes? I only went for 5 semesters, so would they all count?

How does that work? Are you applying without a BA? Or did you fast-track it?

I don't think they drop years, but instead focus on your last two years (while also taking the other years into account).