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  1. I’m not sure what you mean by a full degree? So even if you don’t finish, you’ll still have a bachelors degree? I thought you had to finish your degree to actually have the degree. I’ve never heard of someone that got their degree without even finishing/graduating. If that’s a possibility for you, then yeah, go to law school right away. But if not, I don’t understand why you wouldn’t complete it. You spent 3.5 years of your life for the BA...and you’re just going to throw it all away because of 0.5 years? When are you ever going to finish your BA if not now? 10 years later? 20 years later? Never? Doesn’t really make sense to me to not finish something that you spent 3.5 years into just to save a few months of time (its either 0 or 100, there is no “I have my BA but actually I don’t because I didn’t finish it.”)
  2. I think with a GPA around 77% you would need at least 171+ on LSAT to have a good chance. Even with 78-79% GPA you'd need around 170 on LSAT to have a shot.
  3. The application process and what each school looks at varies depending on the school. Generally though, most schools just care about your GPA and LSAT score. All other factors are secondary. As long as your GPA and LSAT are good, you don't have much to worry about. And if your GPA or LSAT isn't good, that's what you should be most focused on improving (in your case, the LSAT because your GPA is set in stone already). Each school has a page where they inform applicants on what factors they look at. Other than that, there really is no boost you can get from unofficial info from forums because it's just speculation. Your GPA is good but your LSAT score isn't on the high side. It will hinder your options/chances significantly so I'd definitely retake if I were you. Tuition fees are usually written as a "per year" amount so just multiple it by 3 and you'll get a rough idea of the total until graduation. Don't forget living costs, books, and stuff like that. If money is an issue for you, I'd definitely spend a lot of time looking into the different tuition fees for each school as they can vary a lot. As for the province and schools, it's very hard to say. There's no such thing as a good province/school for foreigners. And to make things even harder, there's no ranking for law schools in Canada (unlike the US). You can look around the forums and see a lot of people arguing over rankings. Some argue there is a ranking and some argue there isn't and all Canadian law schools are good/equal. You will never get a definitive answer for that so just pick a school/province you like and want to work in. If you want to just finish law school and then move back to Asia, maybe it's worth researching which school is more highly recognized in your country. If you plan on working in Canada, people usually say "go to the school in a province where you plan on working and living in." So you should try to think about it in a long term perspective. There's a lot of info in these forums about schools comparisons, stats needed to get in (approx.), etc. so take a look around.
  4. You can't change your GPA but you can change your LSAT so focus on that. If you think it will take you a long time before you can improve your score, you can look for a job in the meantime. I am currently working full-time and studying for the LSAT. My GPA is lower than yours so the chances of me getting into the law school I want is near impossible unless I get a really good score. I felt defeated and stressed as well. However, because I have a job it doesn't feel like I'm just sitting here doing nothing/just waiting. Everyone gets into law school and finishes law school at their own pace. Finishing law school earlier than someone else doesn't determine your career or your future either. Don't feel like you need to chase after it and get into as fast as the others. I read a guy on here took the LSAT six(?) times before getting into the school he wanted. Take your time. Work on it at your own pace and keep yourself busy with other things if it's taking longer than you expected.
  5. Try calculating your GPA for UVic and UBC. For UBC it'll likely be tough but try calculating your GPA with drops (calculator on the UBC forum on this site). You'll probably have a higher chance of getting into UVic though because they drop more credits than UBC. If you have a few really bad grades bringing down your GPA, those drops are going to mean a lot. Congratz on the 177!
  6. I'm pretty sure courses that are pass or fail (no letter grade) are just ignored. So they would not count those into the calculation or the credits dropped.
  7. I bought June and thinking of buying July as well. I think if you're confident in your scoring ability, just taking June alone is fine. However, if you are sort of worried, you should definitely sign up for both. You'll be forking over more money but July is such a great opportunity. You will get to cancel your score if you under perform AND you get a free re-take. For someone that isn't confident in their ability to hit it out of the park in June, the July's LSAT is such a good deal. It's basically like getting free insurance for one of your scores with no additional cost.
  8. When and why? If not, what were the most common reasons you've seen your peers talk about?
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