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Hey everyone, 

I'm applying as a transfer student from another Canadian law school. Has anyone heard anything about UAlberta's stance on transfer students given the COVID-19 situation? I've been in contact with Laura, but have still only received the same inconclusive emails as other posters. 

Also, what is the deal with grades for law students at UAlberta? Are all law students on a mandatory pass/fail system or is there an exception? 

Feel free to post any information that is relevant to UAlberta admissions this cycle. 

Thanks and ALL THE BEST! 

Edited by Euroguy18

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Good questions! And I’m not surprised that Admissions doesn’t know yet. Which means the rest of us can only speculate.

Don’t forget, they’re currently focused on getting out acceptances for 2020 1L cohort. If the Admissions Committee isn’t delayed, I expect the last round and waitlist to come out in the next few days. Once that’s done, I’m assuming they’ll shift focus to transfer students. We’re still pretty early in the transfer process, even without COVID adding complexity.

Nobody but Admissions can tell you how they will assess this year’s transfer students, just like they’ll have to figure out how to adjust admissions criteria for the 1L 2021 cohort. Remember that these decisions need to be approved by whatever bureaucratic body has the authority to make such changes, and I promise you, they have a very long list of issues to deal with right now.

Please don’t think I’m telling you to f-off, I’m just asking that you give them patience.

Edit: we’re on mandatory P/F

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