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I'm currently finishing my undergrad and doing my best to raise my L2 GPA for law school applications in 2021. I attend U of A and they've decided to change the grading scheme for their winter 2020 semester to credit/no-credit (I'm sure many other Canadian universities are doing the same). Unfortunately, I was anticipating at least 3 A's this semester, so this really hurts a significant GPA boost.

I'm wondering how concerned I should be if my GPA at the end of my degree is lower than it could have been. Is this something I can address in my personal statement to make it clear that I was doing well and succeeding despite the extraordinary circumstances?

Edit: just to be clear, I did see the thread about how this applies to current law students, but I'm specifically looking for advice as an undergraduate.

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I am at U of A as well and a few of my profs have offered to prepare letters advising what our final grades would have been under the actual grading scheme. I'm not sure how this could be incorporated into your application but this may be an option. 

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Same boat checking in - my hope is that schools (B3 / L2) will count CR/NCR as credit towards L2 but not in the actual GPA calculation, if that makes sense.  

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