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Future Applicants – Credit/No Credit Grades due to COVID-19:  We recognize that many universities moved to a credit/no credit model, or some variation thereof, for the Winter 2020 term and, in some instances, for the Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 terms.  Please be aware that performance in one or two terms is rarely a determinative factor in our application assessment, given our holistic admissions process.  We will not draw an adverse inference if your university mandated a CR/NCR model or if you elected this option.  Any grade appearing on your undergraduate university transcript will be included in the calculation of your cumulative GPA.  Any “credit” or “pass” notation will not be included in the calculation of your cumulative GPA but will count towards the number of credits you have completed. There are no changes to the eligibility requirements, application procedure or deadlines.

Osgoode’s holistic admissions policy identifies a diverse and outstanding group of students whose outstanding academic abilities, varied achievements and sustained engagement make a continuing positive contribution to the Law School, the legal profession and the community. We look for strength in:

  • Post-secondary academic achievements
  • Law School Admission Test (LSAT) scores
  • Varied life/non-academic experiences and achievements
  • Sustained engagement
  • Continuing social and intellectual engagement
  • Overcoming adversity and systemic barriers
  • Written and oral communication

Each year approximately 290 new students join our community of passionate and engaged faculty, outstanding students, dedicated staff and dynamic alumni.