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  1. Any people accepted from deferred decision category?
  2. For the love of God, please do not go to SFU. There are so many disadvantages that I can name in terms of getting into law or other grad schools. Long story short, your GPA will get absolutely fucked. I won't get into it here but you can message me if you would like. I am in Beedie right now and if I wasn't so far along then I would without a doubt transfer elsewhere.
  3. I would assume they'd take your fifth year, fourth year, and third year.
  4. Western actually told me they have discretion on whether or not they will count the extra semester to make it more than 20. The woman I spoke with told me that in my case, they would likely not count the extra semester since I am close to 20 and that last semester would have a severe impact on my L2 GPA. If I had 18 courses then they would likely use an extra semester. Conversely, Calgary for sure will count the extra semester to reach 20 courses.
  5. Hey! When I messaged the advisors, they said they count summer courses in your L2. I'll give you an example of what they said would be counted in my L2 for clarification: Spring 2018: 3 courses Summer 2018: 2 courses Fall 2018: 4 courses Spring 2019: 4 courses Summer 2019: 2 courses Fall 2019: 4 courses So because I don't fall under the typical 5 course/semester student, they would count 6 semesters in total for my calculation. If, for example, I took 1 summer course instead of 2, or 3 courses in fall 2019 instead of 4, they told me that they would likely include fall 2017 in my L2 calculation as well.
  6. Calgary counts back 20 courses and if your 20th course lands in a 4-course semester, then they will count that whole semester. So that means they can count up to around ~24 courses in your L2. Western will also do something similar to this except they don't count back courses, they count back semesters. They told me that if I took 4 courses/semester they'd likely calculate back one more semester. Queen's does B2 GPA by "years," i.e., first year, second year, third year, or fourth year (if you're accepted after these grades become available). So they don't split up semesters in their calculation. Also, Queen's counts 4-course semesters as full-time fyi. These schools I'm 99% sure on so I hope this helps a bit!
  7. I know that you can go back and take courses after you've graduated and Calgary specifically will take these into account, but not many other schools will. I'd look into this as if you improved your L2 and maybe had another go around at the LSAT you'd stand a chance. My friend took the LSAT 6 times and, while that's not desirable, she was dedicated to getting into law school, and ended up at UBC. edit: i think this is called open studies or unclassified courses or something?
  8. I feel like you'd have a pretty competitive app if you hit 160+ on the Jan LSAT like you said!
  9. Hi all, I've decided to start slowly studying for the July LSAT. Any tips on studying during school? I am taking 4 classes and working on average 15-20 hours per week. I have ordered the Powerscore bibles, but was wondering if any of you have pacing tips? (When do you suggest I should finish reading the bibles, how many hours ish should I put in per week? How many PTs should I aim for per month?) My studying will pick up the pace in April after finals fyi. Anything is appreciated!
  10. If you’re relying on your 4th year grades to bring up your B2 (or your grades in 2nd/3rd year weren’t competitive enough but they see an upward trend (I’m assuming)) Queen’s will wait for your spring grades to come out because they don’t split up semesters in their B2 calculation. In this case, from what I understand, they will count your entire 4th year, and not just one semester of your 4th year. Western will take into account your Fall grades of the year you apply, but if your grades aren’t good enough, they will defer your application until they receive spring grades. They do split up semesters though and will take fall grades into account if they are available.
  11. These were more or less the schools I was asking about. Thanks for your reply!!
  12. Hi everyone, I didn't know what to name this thread so sorry if it's a little misleading. This is specifically for schools that count back 20 courses for your L2 calculation. My plan for taking courses was this: Spring 2019: 4 courses Summer 2019: 2 courses + study for September LSAT Fall 2019: 4 courses However, when I started counting back courses from Fall 2019, my 20th credit would land in a relatively poor semester, potentially lowering my L2 gpa. To avoid this, I was thinking I would take 3 courses in the summer, but I feel like this would be overwhelming considering I will also be studying for the LSAT. One of the summer courses is supposed to be really tough. Any advice on what I should do? Thank you in advance!
  13. Thanks for the response! I confirmed with UofC today that they do in fact look at 4 credit and 3 credit courses equally.
  14. I saw this but I couldn't find any info about 4 credit courses. Thank you though!!
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