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Hi, I was wondering how do law schools factor in summer classes ? Do the schools not take the courses into account, or do they factor the courses in just like any other class? I have taken some of my prerequisites during the summer and wanted to know if they would count towards my gpa.

Thank you, all for your comments.

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5 minutes ago, gsa said:

Hi, I was wondering how do law schools factor in summer classes ? Do the schools not take the courses into account, or do they factor the courses in just like any other class? I have taken some of my prerequisites during the summer and wanted to know if they would count towards my gpa.

Thank you, all for your comments.

For Ontario schools, yes, summer courses will be included in the cGPA OLSAS calculates for you. 

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I participated in a field school during summer of my third year and it was equivalent to two three-credit courses. I did not experience any problem getting admitted because of it. 

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For Ontario schools, yes, summer courses will be included in the cGPA OLSAS calculates for you.



Unless something has changed, U of T does not include summer courses in their assessment.

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I have wondered about this myself, and specifically if schools distinguish between taking the odd summer course here and there or repeating failed courses during the summer (i.e. part-time), and a full summer semester course load (just as intensive academically as any other semester). I was in an intensive performance-based degree program (music) during my undergrad which also required a significant number of academic electives both inside and outside the faculty.  It was tricky for many of us to fit in all the arts and science electives during the fall and winter semesters. Those who didn't take at least one summer semester of courses were forced to carry 1 or 2 extra courses each semester in order to finish the degree in four years.  Many of us took arts and science electives during the summer because of this (not in an attempt to lighten the load during the regular school year).  I haven't asked, but it seems like context should be considered when deciding whether or not to include summer course in one's CGPA (however, I'm not hopeful that schools do in fact distinguish).  

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10 hours ago, Nabbo said:

For Ontario schools, yes, summer courses will be included in the cGPA OLSAS calculates for you. 

 

59 minutes ago, erinl2 said:



Unless something has changed, U of T does not include summer courses in their assessment.

Both correct. :)

They will be included in your GPA in OLSAS, but U of T will not consider them. 

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