Actually quite a few students do live close to campus! Specifically, in the Brentwood, Varsity, University Heights and Charleswood area! These are all within a 20-30 minute walk of campus. Of course, if you live near a train in another area, you can get to campus very easily. All these areas also have several grocery stores, pharmacies, etc., so you're never a long walk from what you need. I won't lie, Calgary is better with a car, but in my experience, so is Edmonton. It is liveable without a car though, which is all that matters.
The craft brewing scene in Calgary is amazing if you're into that sort of thing. Calgary folk fest is a big event every year, and of course, there's stampede. I think generally Edmonton has more festivals if that's something that's important to you. I'm partial to Calgary because it is warmer, it is much closer to the mountains (even without a car there are buses, and I'm sure friends that would take you), has several neat neighbourhoods to explore (Inglewood, Kensington) and has quite a youthful culture. Hope that helps! Feel free to DM me if you want to know more about the city, just know I'm entirely biased towards Calgary 😛
It isn't clear but are you saying you have three years of university courses after your time in college? As long as you have the required number of university credits to apply, it won't matter if you were part-time. If you only have one year at a full-course load, law schools may include more than two years in a L2 or B2 calculation. You'd have to inquire directly at the schools that interest you.
As for taking a masters, no Ontario school will include those grades in their gpa assessment. Only two or three law schools in Canada will include them.
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I'm just wondering if anyone else has applied/been admitted after taking a bridge program. After transferring my college credits, I finished my degree having only taken twenty-two courses. Accordingly, I only have one year on my transcript with a full course-load (five half-year course per semester) while the other two years I took three half-year courses per semester (thought it was a good idea to do it this way at the time as my institution classifies three course per semester as a full course load). Assuming that most Ontario law schools will be classifying two of my undergrad years as part-time and that they may look at transferring college credits negatively, I'm wondering just how badly this will affect my application. I'm kind of debating on whether it would be worthwhile to do a Masters. Any feedback is appreciated.
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