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Chance me (please) UofT, McGill, Osgoode, Ottawa. CGPA 3.54, B3: 3.60, L2/B2: 3.81, LSAT 166


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scrubby
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As above - I'm nervous that UofT may be a long shot, but I'm really hoping softs make up for it. Also considering retaking the LSAT. 

Softs: 2 years of W.E. in international diplomacy since grad. (don't want to doxx myself, but in a fairly substantial role), recipient of several scholarships (with one pretty well-known), research fellow with a publication, co-founded social impact org., president/leader of student organization, editor for uni journal, exec role in an UN-contributing NGO, internship in policy, internship in innovation/DEI, and internship abroad for a human rights non-profit 

Thank you in advance!

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enpassant
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On stats alone, I think UofT and McGill might be unlikely; don't know about Oz and Ottawa.

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Rigel
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UofT unlikely; have a good chance at Ottawa and Osgoode; don't know about Mcgill.

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JMA663
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Well if your softs/ personal statement are as good as you say they are you might have a chance at some of your reach schools. I had similar stats (cGPA 3.56, B3: 3.8, L2: 3.9, LSAT 168) and got in first round admissions at U of T. But for reference, I founded a non- profit focused on changing the health care regulatory legislation in Canada, and was able to work with various senators, and ministers in the process. Your softs certainly sound impressive, but they don't necessarily sound unique, and because there are so many applicants, that's often what makes the difference. I would recommend retaking the LSAT because from my memory the average LSAT of the accepted U of T student is a 166, and you want to be above that to compensate for your lower than average GPA. 

I don't think you'll have any issues with Osgoode and uOttawa, and can't really say for McGill because I didn't apply there.

Good luck with your application cycle! It'll all be worth it once you're in. 

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On 6/19/2024 at 2:04 PM, enpassant said:

On stats alone, I think UofT and McGill might be unlikely; don't know about Oz and Ottawa.

hmm disappointing to hear but I thought as much. I'll still try though. Thanks!

On 6/19/2024 at 3:41 PM, Rigel said:

UofT unlikely; have a good chance at Ottawa and Osgoode; don't know about Mcgill.

thanks! appreciate the reply

On 6/19/2024 at 10:11 PM, JMA663 said:

Well if your softs/ personal statement are as good as you say they are you might have a chance at some of your reach schools. I had similar stats (cGPA 3.56, B3: 3.8, L2: 3.9, LSAT 168) and got in first round admissions at U of T. But for reference, I founded a non- profit focused on changing the health care regulatory legislation in Canada, and was able to work with various senators, and ministers in the process. Your softs certainly sound impressive, but they don't necessarily sound unique, and because there are so many applicants, that's often what makes the difference. I would recommend retaking the LSAT because from my memory the average LSAT of the accepted U of T student is a 166, and you want to be above that to compensate for your lower than average GPA. 

I don't think you'll have any issues with Osgoode and uOttawa, and can't really say for McGill because I didn't apply there.

Good luck with your application cycle! It'll all be worth it once you're in. 

Thank you for your detailed reply! Interesting point about presenting the softs as unique. And I do believe I'll retake the LSAT, if only to apply more confidently to UofT - I think I would regret not trying

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