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My undergraduate record is a bit spotty- I did one semester one and one off. Also I did part time studies- two or three courses here and there, a bunch of spring and summer classes. How would Sask calculate those? Do they just look at the best 20 credits overall? Best full semesters?

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Straight off the UofS Law website:

"The Admissions Committee looks at your best two (2) full years undergraduate GPA. The best two years do not have to be consecutive, but you do need at least 24 credits in each of these years during the Fall and Winter sessions. They do not look at Spring or Summer classes in calculating your best two-year GPA. Your best two-year GPA and the LSAT score are considered in assessing your application."

So if you didn't at least take four classes each 'regular' semester for two full years then you may be in a bind, or, and a big or, you may technically be ineligible to apply until you take two full years comprised of at least 24 credits in regular semesters.

So to answer your question directly, absolutely not best 20 credits overall, and not full semesters, but rather you're best two years: be they consecutive years or non-consecutive.

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On 3/26/2019 at 10:57 AM, thesizzlingwok said:

So if you didn't at least take four classes each 'regular' semester for two full years then you may be in a bind, or, and a big or, you may technically be ineligible to apply until you take two full years comprised of at least 24 credits in regular semesters.

 

To clarify, this is only needed to qualify for the best two-years GPA calculation; it is not a requirement for admission. Also from the Law website:

"We calculate both a best-two full years grade point average and an overall grade point average in undergraduate study. We require a minimum of 24 credit units in the fall and winter terms per year in order to calculate a best-two years grade point average."

So, @Yabbie, if you do not have enough credits for the best two-years calculation then they will simply look at your overall GPA (so long as you have a minimum of 60 credits).

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2 hours ago, SCC said:

To clarify, this is only needed to qualify for the best two-years GPA calculation; it is not a requirement for admission. Also from the Law website:

"We calculate both a best-two full years grade point average and an overall grade point average in undergraduate study. We require a minimum of 24 credit units in the fall and winter terms per year in order to calculate a best-two years grade point average."

So, @Yabbie, if you do not have enough credits for the best two-years calculation then they will simply look at your overall GPA (so long as you have a minimum of 60 credits).

Ah yes!! Good catch! Sorry for any confusion @Yabbie! Thanks for catching that. 

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Seems incredibly biased towards K-JDs- who often have 4 or 5 years of full time courses to pick from. Those of us who couldn't afford to do that have to swallow the cGPA. 

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18 minutes ago, Yabbie said:

Seems incredibly biased towards K-JDs- who often have 4 or 5 years of full time courses to pick from. Those of us who couldn't afford to do that have to swallow the cGPA. 

While I understand what you mean, they have to have some way of standardizing it I guess. Part of their thinking, like calculating things like Dean's List awards etc., is how are we going to compare someone taking five classes in fall and spring semesters for a total of ten to someone who took ten over four different semesters. Part of the thinking behind it is if you're taking a partial load in school that it should be much easier to attain higher grades with a lighter load. While we all kinda know that isn't necessarily true - that people have lives outside of schools that are often much busier than school - that's how they see it. 

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