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How does Calgary assess 4 credit courses?

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So for GPA calculation, they use the last 20 half courses. If I count back from when I apply, they will have to count 24 courses, as the semester before that will add up to 19 courses. However, what if within those 19 courses, 3 of them were 4 credit courses which equal out to 20 courses technically (16x3 + 3x4 = 60 credits aka 20 half courses) (in this case, they wouldn't have to assess the last semester to add up to 24). I know this is a technicality and might be a silly question but I would appreciate insight if you have any! 

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I think it's worth assuming that they'll look at the credit equivalent in your case - but I'll also say that unless there's a course in there that you didn't do very well at that you're worried about them taking into account, at the end of the day it doesn't matter all that much.

I'm not sure what you mean by "from when I apply" - the UofC looks at all courses completed before December 31st of the year you applied. As well, they don't count by semester, so if they were to ignore the credits and just take the last 20 half courses, they'll just take one class from a semester to fulfill that, not the whole semester.

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30 minutes ago, RGoodfellow said:

I'm not sure what you mean by "from when I apply" - the UofC looks at all courses completed before December 31st of the year you applied. As well, they don't count by semester, so if they were to ignore the credits and just take the last 20 half courses, they'll just take one class from a semester to fulfill that, not the whole semester.

 

I'm not applying this cycle I'm applying next cycle, so assuming I take 2 courses in summer and 4 courses in the fall I'd be counting back from then if that makes sense. Also, I thought I saw online somewhere that they don't split up semesters? 

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9 hours ago, strugglingSFUgal said:

I'm not applying this cycle I'm applying next cycle, so assuming I take 2 courses in summer and 4 courses in the fall I'd be counting back from then if that makes sense. Also, I thought I saw online somewhere that they don't split up semesters? 

Oooh okay, that makes sense! I see that is says in the link that NeverGiveUp posted that they don't split up semesters. Interesting!

The UofA, on their website, says that they take the last 20 half courses, and then in brackets (equivalent to 60 credits). I'm going to assume, and I think it's also safe to assume, that since the UofC doesn't have anything that similarly references credits, that your 4 credit courses will be considered the same as a 3 credit course.

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1 hour ago, RGoodfellow said:

Oooh okay, that makes sense! I see that is says in the link that NeverGiveUp posted that they don't split up semesters. Interesting!

The UofA, on their website, says that they take the last 20 half courses, and then in brackets (equivalent to 60 credits). I'm going to assume, and I think it's also safe to assume, that since the UofC doesn't have anything that similarly references credits, that your 4 credit courses will be considered the same as a 3 credit course.

Thanks for the response! I confirmed with UofC today that they do in fact look at 4 credit and 3 credit courses equally. 

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