Do Canadians face a disadvantage?

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godofcoffee
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Do Canadians face a disadvantage?

Postby godofcoffee » Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:16 pm

Hi, folks,

I've posted my numbers here before (3.93, 175, triple major in CS, econ, philosophy, good recs, non-trivial softs) and was told that I had a good shot at the whole YHS crowd. I'm wondering now if that's affected by the fact that I'm Canadian. Do Canadians (or international students in general) face a disadvantage in the admissions process?

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bk1
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Re: Do Canadians face a disadvantage?

Postby bk1 » Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:24 pm

Canadians wouldn't. Internationals are different since they don't really have a GPA, whether that is an advantage or disadvantage is debatable.

That was in regards to UG institutions, now if you are talking people, then I doubt it will make a difference at all. For you, since you have a US UG, they aren't going to care (not that they would care if you had a Canadian UG).

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Re: Do Canadians face a disadvantage?

Postby godofcoffee » Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:32 pm

Baller! That's really reassuring, thanks.

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Re: Do Canadians face a disadvantage?

Postby CanadianWolf » Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:45 pm

May affect financial aid availability/eligibility at some law schools. Canadian GPAs tend to be lower than US GPAs so you should have a very strong chance at the top law schools assuming, of course, that your GPA is based on a 4.0 (and not a 5.0) scale grading system.
P.S. Just read your profile & read that your undergraduate school, Dartmouth College, is a US based college so you should have no difficulties other than, possibly, applying for financial aid.
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Re: Do Canadians face a disadvantage?

Postby sibley » Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:47 pm

You went to UG in the US?

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Re: Do Canadians face a disadvantage?

Postby prezidentv8 » Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:54 pm

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Na_Swatch
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Re: Do Canadians face a disadvantage?

Postby Na_Swatch » Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:57 pm

From what I can tell about Canadian GPAs on TLS either CA UG's are very disadvantageous or very advantageous...

A bunch of 3.3 but top 5 in my class.. then a whole bunch of like 4.15 GPA's coming from CA UG....

What's going on?!?

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Re: Do Canadians face a disadvantage?

Postby 094320 » Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:52 pm

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