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  1. Is it a local one? It depends more on how your transcript looks and the GPA scale used. For example, Douglas college provides grades on a 4.33 scale where A+ = 95% A = 90% A- = 85% B+ = 80% and does not report what percentage was achieved on the transcript, so just a series of letter grades appear. UBC operates on a 4.0 GPA scale that roughly looks like this http://www.calendar.ubc.ca/okanagan/index.cfm?tree=3,41,90,1014 and admissions interprets grades to this scale in at least a couple ways. 1. If your transcripts show percentages achieved, then they interpret them directly and average your percentages achieved no matter what scale it comes from (at least from my understanding/experience) meaning that a 90% average at your community college/university is considered a 90% average on your application . 2. If they don't report the percentage achieved and all they have to go on is the letter grade, UBC law interprets that letter grade as the lowest percentage on their scale and do not consider the scale that the grade came from. So say a former Douglas college student applies to UBC with straight A's on their transcript, meaning at Douglas they achieved, in each class they took, between 90% and 94%, UBC admissions will consider that as an 85% average. So being a community college student isn't a disadvantage unless you transcript doesn't report percentages achieved and operates on a more demanding scale than what admissions interprets it as. Also many universities operate similarly to my Douglas College example so that is something you should investigate as well. In a more general sense UBC considers all of the grades involved in your degree (aside from the drops) so just because your community college GPA doesn't influence your university GPA, doesn't mean it won't influence your application to UBC. They take a cumulative average of all of your grades. Hope that all makes sense, this is all based off of my experience and I don't work at UBC admissions, so there may be considerations beyond this I don't know about.
  2. Admitted a little while ago CGPA 3.72/4.33 LSAT 160, 163, 165, 166 Declined to go to UBC which was my first choice
  3. Got the call yesterday! 3.72/4.3 (never calculated with drops either) 166 LSAT Will be declining for UBC as I live in Vancouver.
  4. Excited to say I just accepted my offer. GPA: 85% (roughly) LSAT: 166 Best of luck to you all.
  5. I was just reading through the FAQ and noticed this passage: When can I expect to be notified if I have been accepted? We begin evaluating an application when all of the supporting documentation has been received. We begin making offers as early as November to candidates whose files are complete and who clearly meet our admission standards. We maintain what is often referred to as a "rolling" admissions process. Offers of admission are only open for acceptance for a limited period of time I was just wondering if anyone knew how much time they give you to consider your options.
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