First of all I want to congratulate everyone who received their May LSAT scores today! Reading everyone’s posts made me excited to start my journey towards taking my first LSAT! I’ve been reading this thread religiously lately to search for an answer to my question, however my situation is unique and thought I’d make a post to see if anybody has experienced a similar scenario in the past.
I am 21 years old and a recent community college graduate. I’ve taken a couple gap years; one after high school, and now this one as I have been working since I graduated college last summer. My plan has always been to go to law school, and I am starting to work on obtaining my undergraduate degree in the upcoming fall. Thanks to my college diploma, I have been granted transfer credits from the university which I’ll be attending and will be able to graduate in 3 years instead of the traditional 4, following a normal 5 courses per term work load.
This raised some questions in my mind as to when the best time would be to take the LSAT, since I want to give myself a year to study for it before taking it. I am currently planning on taking the test in June the year before I plan to start law school, to allow myself some room for retakes if needed. If I start studying for the LSAT next summer (2021) and take it the following year (2022) I’ll only have 2 years worth of university grades for law schools to use to determine my CGPA, where as if I take the LSAT after I graduate undergrad I’ll have to take another gap year until I potentially start law school the following fall, which I would like to avoid if possible. I know some law schools will send out conditional acceptances based on your final year of grades if they only have a couple of years worth of university grades to look at, so I was wondering if anyone else has been in the same boat and what everyone’s thoughts and experiences are. I guess it boils down to when you think the best time would be for myself to take the LSAT and not put my application at a disadvantage.
Sorry for the long post!
The university's plans to put classes online in the fall (and maybe beyond) as well as the ongoing COVID-19 situation means that I'll likely be staying home in Ontario for the first semester (and maybe the whole first year.)
Which leads to the question from the title up top. Is the UofA student health benefits plan usable in Ontario?
Thanks in advance!