OLSAS uses a 4.0 scale. We will convert your grades using the OLSAS Undergraduate Grade Conversion Table and the scale noted for your university in the table. Do not attempt to reconcile alpha grades to any of the percentage scales.
The law schools equate university work based on the Ontario traditional academic year system. For universities operating in the semester system, 2 semesters are combined as the equivalent of an academic year (i.e., semesters 1 and 2 are combined for first year; semesters 3 and 4 for second year). Co-op semesters are grouped similarly.
Each law school may use a different GPA than OLSAS calculates in the undergraduate academic record, based on its own admission criteria. Refer to each law school’s requirements in the OLSAS Application Guide for more information.
We include the following in GPA calculations:
- Where both letter and percentage grades are reported on the transcript, we will use the percentage grade, with the exception of the University of British Columbia, where we will use letter grades.
- All courses and marks, including failed, incomplete, repeated and supplementary courses, and courses extra to degree requirements.
We do not include the following in GPA calculations:
- “Challenge for credit” courses.
- Courses a specific grade is not given for (e.g., a “Pass” grade).
We process grades from countries other than Canada and the US as non-convertible. We will forward the transcript to the law schools you applied to for evaluation.
Full courses are given a weight of 2. Half courses are given a weight of 1.