Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
tlal

Advice on applying with a dual bachelor's degree?

Recommended Posts

I am currently a student in the UBC-Sciences Po Dual Degree program. I spent the first two years of my degree at Sciences Po Paris and am concluding my final two years at UBC. At the end, I will graduate with two BAs (one from each university). 

Does anyone have experience with navigating law school applications with a dual bachelor's degree, especially if one of the institutions you studied at was foreign? 

In particular, I anticipate that a major challenge would lie in the calculation of my GPA over the course of my studies given half of my grades will be in terms of French grading standards and the other half in terms of UBC's grading standards, if an overall calculation can even be made. I am also unsure as to how drops would be calculated in my case. 

Explaining the dual degree program and why my transcripts look the way they do is probably going to be another obstacle seeing as the program is relatively small and unknown, but I anticipate that I would have the space to do this in my personal statement. I'm not sure if I'd need to provide any corroborating information besides that, however. 

Thank you in advance for your help.

Edited by tlal

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What schools do you plan on applying to? Getting a WES (World Education Services) evaluation of your transcript will probably resolve this issue.  

Edited by Policywonk
grammar
  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
59 minutes ago, Policywonk said:

What schools do you plan on applying to? Getting a WES (World Education Services) evaluation of your transcript will probably resolve this issue.  

I'd like to live and practise in BC after graduation, so I'm planning to apply to the BC law schools - UBC, UVic, and TRU. I'm considering applying to schools in Alberta as well (U of A or U of C).

I've not heard about WES before, thank you for letting me know about it!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

WES + making sure you know you have to submit transcripts for every school you've attended 

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.


  • Recent Posts

    • Oh - oh no OP. I know your whole approach is to be super prepared and that is what has gotten you this far. But really - really - you don’t need to study for 1L.  MUCH better advice is this: make a dentist appointment. Update your prescriptions - glasses, meds. Get some photos of family / friends developed and framed to take with you. Buy yourself a basic navy suit with a white collar shirt with appropriate shoes. Wear it a couple times and learn how to wash and iron the shirt.  If you live at home and are moving out, go through your stuff. Donate your clothes and whatever junk you won’t use again. Box up what you want to keep, label it. Make a nice dinner for your parents and thank them for everything they have done.  Draft a resume. In a year or so you will be glad you did. Those dates and names fade fast. You will need a foundation for your professional resume soon enough and having it done to date now helps a lot.  Future you will thank you.  Other than that, relax, read, get outdoors. Learn to cook a couple simple meals and rip the tags off your suit. Wear in your dress shoes a little bit. Be proud of who you are, where you come from, how you got here. Resolve to give yourself and everyone else a break come September when the anxious and smug overcompensate. Look forward.    And well done. 
    • how were you notified if you are waitlisted?
    • Moi aussi! Stressant.....
    • Congrats! Where are you gonna go?

×
×
  • Create New...