AntipodeanPhil wrote:curiouscat wrote:Would these concerns apply to Canadian applicants as well? Canadians are in a slightly different situation from other internationals (English fluency, numerical GPA, differences in visa requirements), so I'm wondering if we're still judged according to those tougher standards as well.
I don't know, but following my usual practice I will answer anyway.
I had previously thought that Canadians would be judged much more like US applicants, for the reasons you mention, but the only other pre-Thanksgiving KB1/no-KB2er I know of is Canadian, and there are at least two of you on this thread with very good numbers but no KB1s yet (which might not sound like many, but is probably a very high proportion of the Canadians on this thread). I've spent a lot of time over the past couple of years looking for data on international applicants, but I usually ignore Canadians.
On my understanding, you do still need to get work visas (even if that is easier), can't get US government loans (which might affect yield), and would need to present good reasons for wanting a US JD.
Thanks for the responses guys. UG in Canada, guess this isn't looking too good lol...this not-so-good information has put me at ease. Where I once thought I had a chance is now looking rough. Strangely though, this has actually put me in a better place, guess I've been a bit too stressed .
Anyone else on here also a Canadian and did/doing their UG in Canada?