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Mature Student, Applying to UCalgary Law School Early

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I am currently enrolled in a concurrent Education program with U of C. I am majoring in English (finishing in May 2020) and then I have to do 2 more years for Education, according to my program. However, after I finish my English degree, I would like to apply for UCalgary Law School. Although I am a mature student who entered university in 2017, I had previously done an Islamic Theology and Jurisprudence Degree in England. The only problem is, that degree was unaccredited as it was at an Islamic University in England and not necessarily a secular one. This is why I was pursuing a secular degree (English) to get into Law School. 

I am wondering what are the chances that I will be accepted into Law School considering:

- I am 24 (26 when I enter Law School) 

- I will be finishing my English degree (and a minor in Business) within 3 years instead of 4 (do not know whether that fully qualifies me as completing a degree since it was only 3 years because I was in the concurrent program with Education)

- I will not be completing the Education degree before applying to Law School. 

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The above isn’t much to go off. You’re not mentioning two of the most critical components: GPA and lsat score. How are those looking?

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