Application Components

Applications are due November 1 of each year for the following September. All applications are completed online through the Ontario Law School Application Service (OLSAS), a not-for-profit centralized application service for applicants to all of the Ontario law schools.

To be complete, your application package must include the following:

1. Online OLSAS Application Form

Available through OLSAS. Includes basic information.

2. Personal Statement and Supplemental Information

Provides the Admissions Committee with personal information that will help them make an informed and thoughtful decision about your application. More information on the personal statement.

3. Letters of Reference

At least two letters of reference are required and we strongly recommend that at least one be an academic reference. Letters of reference are confidential and must be submitted by the referee directly to OLSAS. You should select referees who have extensive personal knowledge of you and can make statements concerning your character, personal qualities, academic capabilities, performance in an employment and/or volunteer capacity, and any special circumstances.

4. Transcripts

Official transcripts are required for all post-secondary institutions attended and must be submitted by the registrar directly to OLSAS. We consider your Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) for all of your years of undergraduate study. There is no minimum CGPA required, however successful applicants generally have a CPGA of an A- (3.7) or better. More information on transcripts.

5. A Valid LSAT Score

All applicants to the first-year program are required to take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Osgoode considers your highest result as reported by the Law School Admission Council and will accept LSAT scores for the past five years. You must complete the LSAT no later than January of the year you intend to start. We consider an applicant’s highest LSAT score as reported by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) in the year of application. Applicants wishing to be considered for the Income Contingent Loan Program must write the LSAT by the November prior to the year they intend to begin the program. For test dates and registration, visit the LSAC website.

6. Autobiographical Sketch

This provides a comprehensive list of your activities since high school including, employment, volunteer activities, extracurricular activities, awards and research activities.

7. Language Proficiency Documents (Where Applicable)

Proof of English language proficiency is required unless English is your first language or you have completed a minimum of one-year full-time study at an accredited post-secondary institution in a country (or institution) where English is the official language of instruction.

8. Financial Statement

If you wish to be considered for entrance scholarships or the Income Contingent Loan Program you must complete the Financial Statement as part of your application and submit it by the November 1st deadline. The Financial Statement is available on OLSAS.

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