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Impact of doing courses after my undergrad degree (open studies) to boost my average?

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Hi guys, I'm looking to inquire on what schools in particular will consider any after degree (open studies) classes that I may take into my application average? Also, does taking 100 level courses still impact my average or do they only consider courses at the 200 level and above?

 

Some context: I completed a bachelor of science, majoring in psychology and minoring in biological science in 2017. I'm enrolled in summer and fall term open studies.

 

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Most schools will accept open studies courses, UBC is a notable exception. I took a few semesters of open studies to bump my L2 and I was admitted to TRU, U of A, and waitlisted at Queen's and Western. My understanding is that they do look at the content of those courses and discourage - or outright ignore - any courses that aren't upper level (300-400 level). 

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Does anyone know whether these courses have to be taken at the same university where you did your undergrad or can you do the courses at a different Uni ?

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On 7/8/2019 at 10:52 AM, LawHopeful6 said:

Does anyone know whether these courses have to be taken at the same university where you did your undergrad or can you do the courses at a different Uni ?

As far as I know, the courses just have to be taken at a recognized university. 

Edit: There wouldn't really be a practical reason to mandate that these additional courses come from the same university as the applicant's undergrad. This quote is from Western's admissions page:

 

What if I take a fifth year to complete my degree or I take additional undergraduate courses after I graduate?  Will those courses count towards my “last two” years GPA?
Yes they will.

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Will law schools care or look down at the fact that we're doing this purely to raise our cGPA? 

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