Chances Canadian Student 3.3/173

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Chances Canadian Student 3.3/173

Postby jimyjim » Tue Dec 31, 2013 8:49 am

I am currently in my third year at a top Canadian University. I have a few questions.

1. Do American Schools care about upward trend? Currently in third year and it stands as:

year 1: 2.5
year 2: 3.1
year 3: 3.5

2. How much emphasize is put on the LSAT? I heard that applying from Canada, they care more about the LSAT score.

3. How much does the Personal statement matter? In Canada, most of the decision is based on numbers without much weight on character.

4. I want to enter a top law school on west coast, any suggestions? Do you think UCLA is likley for me?

Thanks.

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Re: Chances Canadian Student 3.3/173

Postby The Dark Kite » Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:58 am

wrong board, dude.

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Re: Chances Canadian Student 3.3/173

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:13 pm

Moving this to the Chances forum.

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Re: Chances Canadian Student 3.3/173

Postby jimyjim » Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:18 am

anyone? isnt this the chances forum?
A. Nony Mouse wrote:Moving this to the Chances forum.

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Re: Chances Canadian Student 3.3/173

Postby drawstring » Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:52 am

1. Schools vary in how much they seem to weight the LSAT vs. other factors and how low their floors seem to be (e.g. even though HLS and SLS have very similar GPA medians, HLS is more splitter friendly), but at virtually every school the LSAT matters a lot and it is probably the single most important factor in your admissions chances. However, there are multiple posters who have been rejected from schools where they had an above median LSAT and GPA, so it's not always just about numbers--whether an LSAT or GPA.

2. An upward trend doesn't mean too much. What matters most to adcoms is your cumulative GPA as calculated by LSAC, and while an upward trend may be viewed positively it is unlikely to have much of an impact on your chances.

3. Personal statements take a back seat to numbers, which are far more important in terms of your chances of admission. However, a very good PS may push a borderline applicant to an admission.

4. UCLA is more likely than not for you. While you have a good LSAT score, higher ranked California schools like Stanford and Berkeley are out due to your GPA.

Check http://mylsn.info/search for more

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Re: Chances Canadian Student 3.3/173

Postby TheSpanishMain » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:01 am

Is the 173 real or projected? I seem to remember in another post you said you were aiming for the 170s.

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Re: Chances Canadian Student 3.3/173

Postby serdog » Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:38 pm

The Key question is are you even thinking of coming back to Canada? if you are the credited response is apply to UBC and UVIC (drops will help a lot) maybe a few others to be safe




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