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AnxiouslyApplying
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As title suggests, if I haven’t heard back from UNB by now (no A, R or WL) should I assume it’s an R (or at best a slot on the WL waaay down at the bottom lol) and move on? 
 

UNB is my number one and I only applied to it this cycle, so if I don’t get in I’m done for this year. Should I just begin preparing for next cycle and use this time to grieve the R and start studying for the LSAT again. I don’t know how much more I can handle mentally in terms of waiting and checking everyday, etc. I’m losing sleep and going a bit mad. 

Stats for reference, 3.5/4.3 w drops and 161

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LMP
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I'd be pretty surprised if they rejected you and doesn't seem like a stats issue.

Normally I'd be more skeptical but in your case I'd say don't give up yet. I know reaching out is generally frowned upon but it might be worth a try in your case. 

 

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AnxiouslyApplying
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3 hours ago, LMP said:

I'd be pretty surprised if they rejected you and doesn't seem like a stats issue.

Normally I'd be more skeptical but in your case I'd say don't give up yet. I know reaching out is generally frowned upon but it might be worth a try in your case. 

 

Thank you for your response, this comment made my day! I’m trying so hard to hold out hope, but balancing that with being realistic! 

I feel like the potential issue is I took the Feb LSAT (my first attempt) and applied one day before the deadline (on Feb 29). I’ve seen some WL’s go out to people who applied the week of the deadline, so I assumed they would have made it through to the end by now. Am I mistaken in assuming that??

I’d like to hold out hope because I feel like my application overall was good - lots of softs, unique PS, LOR from prof I was a research assistant for on his published paper, three years of work experience in the legal field, certified paralegal with LSO, etc …… I don’t know if I’m trying to convince them or myself anymore lol 

either way, thank you for this ray of hope 

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englishmajor
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Last year a number of waitlist emails ended up in people’s spam folders so I’d keep an eye on it, they give you a deadline to respond to that email. 
 

Acceptances go out in waves as each round passes the deadline to accept. A lot of them go out early June, with the latest I know of as late as the last week of August. 
 

My advice would be to stop trying to read what they’re doing based on what other people are posting, and honestly just don’t even check if other A’s are going out. 

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AnxiouslyApplying
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7 hours ago, englishmajor said:

Last year a number of waitlist emails ended up in people’s spam folders so I’d keep an eye on it, they give you a deadline to respond to that email. 
 

Acceptances go out in waves as each round passes the deadline to accept. A lot of them go out early June, with the latest I know of as late as the last week of August. 
 

My advice would be to stop trying to read what they’re doing based on what other people are posting, and honestly just don’t even check if other A’s are going out. 

Thanks for the advice!

My best friend lives close to UNB and is friends with a lot of law students there - one of whom wasn’t accepted until mid August, which made my stomach drop when she first told me. I could go on a whole rant about that being a thing, but really all that’s going to accomplish is giving me a headache 😂

I’m in a bit of a twisted cycle of checking my email, spam folder and the forums about five million times a day, so you’re right that I should just stop trying to predict and just go live my life! I doubt I will because I’m currently incapable of thinking about anything else, but I really should lol 

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FellowTraveler
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1 hour ago, AnxiouslyApplying said:

one of whom wasn’t accepted until mid August, which made my stomach drop when she first told me. I could go on a whole rant about that being a thing, but really all that’s going to accomplish is giving me a headache 😂

The person getting accepted in August is only getting that call because someone else dropped out at the last minute. Would it be preferable if they just didn't fill the seat?

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I’m in a bit of a twisted cycle of checking my email, spam folder and the forums about five million times a day

If this is the case, you need to proceed as though you got the R. If law school is what you really want, then improve your candidacy for next year. That starts today; don't just fugue through the summer and then realize there's nothing much you can do before the next cycle. And if law school isn't for you, then you have a head start on figuring out what is.

 

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LittyGator
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I know multiple people who were accepted during August last year (myself included!) so I would not assume that you have been rejected. I would try to limit how often you are checking to give you some peace of mind (ex: checking every second day) and I agree that you should try not to focus on what others are saying/who else is being accepted. As far as being accepted later goes (if you are someone that is accepted late)... ask some of the upper year students through Facebook groups to help you secure housing if this is something you are worried about. Most of the other students are willing to help you if they can.

Also just know that there are alot of great applicants and being accepted later is no indication of how well you will do in law school or in practice. 

Best of luck!

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35 minutes ago, LittyGator said:

I know multiple people who were accepted during August last year (myself included!) so I would not assume that you have been rejected. I would try to limit how often you are checking to give you some peace of mind (ex: checking every second day) and I agree that you should try not to focus on what others are saying/who else is being accepted. As far as being accepted later goes (if you are someone that is accepted late)... ask some of the upper year students through Facebook groups to help you secure housing if this is something you are worried about. Most of the other students are willing to help you if they can.

Also just know that there are alot of great applicants and being accepted later is no indication of how well you will do in law school or in practice. 

Best of luck!

Gives me so much hope, thanks for your response !!

Did you have a NB connection? I'm just wondering if acceptances sent out in August are exclusive to NB residents since it's so close to the start of the semester

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1 minute ago, lsprospect said:

Gives me so much hope, thanks for your response !!

Did you have a NB connection? I'm just wondering if acceptances sent out in August are exclusive to NB residents since it's so close to the start of the semester

I did not have any connection to NB. It can be stressful figuring things out last minute, but it is definitely do-able.

I would recommend while you wait to begin thinking about how to improve your application for next year, that way if you are not successful you are already on your way to preparing for next years round of applications. Retake the LSAT, edit your personal statement, volunteer, improve your resume, etc., make sure you are not just re-applying but making improvements on your application if law school is something that you really want to pursue. I was not accepted the first year I applied. 

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NorthernLaw63
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Replying to this... 

1) Try and step back from the forums and emails. you'll go mad - this was me last year and I was sick to my stomach. 
2) Acceptances in August are common across Canada, not just NB. I was waitlisted at TRU and got accepted Aug 6th. Others were Aug 11th and Aug 30th.... If there's seats, they'll fill them. 
3)Take a breather this summer, schedule a September or October LSAT write if you want, but honestly just try to enjoy your summer. After I was sick to my stomach in June from waiting I made the most of my July and Im grateful because I got in Aug 6th and it was NON stop until I left at the end of August. Coordinating a move, housing, and funding in 2.5 weeks sucked but I got into law school and was going after my dream. Thats all that mattered. 

Feel free to PM me if you have more questions. 

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