Canadian schools (York, McGill, UToronto) 2010!

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Re: Canadian schools (York, McGill, UToronto) 2010!

Postby sirchristaylor » Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:00 pm

pikalove wrote:
anomz24 wrote:I feel for everyone who brought up the grade deflation in their UG years. I realize like one poster mentioned that it can be used as a general excuse, but there is nothing more infuriating than having professors who think it's alright to make their students work extremely hard and then on reward 3-5 students with a B+/A- grade. This was the case for a lot of my classes, even in upper levels courses in an Honours BA program where the majority of the students were capable and hardworking.

I never fought it at the time because it felt normal but since I've found TLS I've become extremely jealous. I remember seeing a post that had a chart of average GPAs at American UGs and seeing public schools with 3.5 avg GPA?! My school doesn't publish its average graduating GPA on the transcript report nor on its website, but I'd be interested to see the average graduating GPAs from all Canadian schools to compare them to one another.

So best of luck to you McGill alumni! I didn't go there but the grade deflation there is well known


It seems that US schools may take this into account, as I just got into NYU with a measly 3.3 :D


Congrats! Can I ask for your LSAT?

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Re: Canadian schools (York, McGill, UToronto) 2010!

Postby letsgojayhawks » Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:28 am

pikalove wrote:
anomz24 wrote:I feel for everyone who brought up the grade deflation in their UG years. I realize like one poster mentioned that it can be used as a general excuse, but there is nothing more infuriating than having professors who think it's alright to make their students work extremely hard and then on reward 3-5 students with a B+/A- grade. This was the case for a lot of my classes, even in upper levels courses in an Honours BA program where the majority of the students were capable and hardworking.

I never fought it at the time because it felt normal but since I've found TLS I've become extremely jealous. I remember seeing a post that had a chart of average GPAs at American UGs and seeing public schools with 3.5 avg GPA?! My school doesn't publish its average graduating GPA on the transcript report nor on its website, but I'd be interested to see the average graduating GPAs from all Canadian schools to compare them to one another.

So best of luck to you McGill alumni! I didn't go there but the grade deflation there is well known


It seems that US schools may take this into account, as I just got into NYU with a measly 3.3 :D


I got into NYU too! Also with a McGill-deflated GPA. I don't know if you saw the video that TVMcGill made last year, but in English and Poli Sci, only 7% of all the students get As.

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Re: Canadian schools (York, McGill, UToronto) 2010!

Postby letsgojayhawks » Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:26 pm

Anyone heard anything from McGill??? Last year the first decisions came out on 12/15, and now I can't stop checking Minerva...

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Re: Canadian schools (York, McGill, UToronto) 2010!

Postby letsgojayhawks » Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:23 pm

According to lawstudents.ca three people gotten into McGill this week!!

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Re: Canadian schools (York, McGill, UToronto) 2010!

Postby calicocat » Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:03 pm

In at U of T this morning by phone :)

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Re: Canadian schools (York, McGill, UToronto) 2010!

Postby Globetrekker » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:00 pm

letsgojayhawks wrote:I got into NYU too! Also with a McGill-deflated GPA. I don't know if you saw the video that TVMcGill made last year, but in English and Poli Sci, only 7% of all the students get As.


Smaller percentage of that at McGill law itself.

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Re: Canadian schools (York, McGill, UToronto) 2010!

Postby sirchristaylor » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:01 pm

letsgojayhawks wrote:
pikalove wrote:
anomz24 wrote:I feel for everyone who brought up the grade deflation in their UG years. I realize like one poster mentioned that it can be used as a general excuse, but there is nothing more infuriating than having professors who think it's alright to make their students work extremely hard and then on reward 3-5 students with a B+/A- grade. This was the case for a lot of my classes, even in upper levels courses in an Honours BA program where the majority of the students were capable and hardworking.

I never fought it at the time because it felt normal but since I've found TLS I've become extremely jealous. I remember seeing a post that had a chart of average GPAs at American UGs and seeing public schools with 3.5 avg GPA?! My school doesn't publish its average graduating GPA on the transcript report nor on its website, but I'd be interested to see the average graduating GPAs from all Canadian schools to compare them to one another.

So best of luck to you McGill alumni! I didn't go there but the grade deflation there is well known


It seems that US schools may take this into account, as I just got into NYU with a measly 3.3 :D


I got into NYU too! Also with a McGill-deflated GPA. I don't know if you saw the video that TVMcGill made last year, but in English and Poli Sci, only 7% of all the students get As.


Congrats!

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Re: Canadian schools (York, McGill, UToronto) 2010!

Postby hugoboss » Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:04 am

flat out reject from toronto today in the mail. 167, 3.5 lsac gpa. best 2 yrs on canadian scale = ~ 3.67

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Re: Canadian schools (York, McGill, UToronto) 2010!

Postby revrocksteady » Fri Jan 29, 2010 5:01 pm

I am not holding my breath since my stats are way below the median, but I applied to Osgoode because it is my DREAM school. I was a December LSAT taker, and no word yet. I would let them amputate my little toe for the chance to attend that school. lol (and no, I didn't say that in my Personal Statement)

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Re: Canadian schools (York, McGill, UToronto) 2010!

Postby sirchristaylor » Fri Jan 29, 2010 5:14 pm

What's taking McGill so long?

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Re: Canadian schools (York, McGill, UToronto) 2010!

Postby letsgojayhawks » Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:13 pm

sirchristaylor wrote:What's taking McGill so long?


Augh, I know! I applied in the middle of October...I've been RFR for ages. Apparently one of the Admissions Deans switched to another branch of the university in mid-January, so that could be holding up admissions.




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