Planning to attend law school in Canada? You may be thinking about which LSAT to take and wondering whether the January or February LSATs are too late. Schools in the US often accept scores from tests as late as July and application deadlines extend into the summer. But that is not the case in Canada.
The majority of the 24 law schools in Canada list January as the latest LSAT they will accept. Application deadlines are generally in November and December, though at least one is as late as March 1st.
Canadian Law School Deadlines
|School||Average LSAT score||Average GPA||Application Deadline||Latest LSAT Score Allowed||Highest LSAT score or Average of all LSAT Scores||Class Size||Yearly Tuition for Canadian Resident|
|University of Alberta Faculty Of Law||160||3.8||November 1st||January||Multiple scores averaged||185||$10,221|
|UBC Allard School Of Law||166||3.8||December 1st||January||Highest score||180||$12,369|
|Bora Laskin Faculty Of Law (Lakehead University)||Not provided||Not provided||November 1st||January||Not provided||77||$18,594|
|University Of Calgary Faculty Of Law||161||3.66||November 1st||January||Highest score||130||$12,314|
|Dalhousie University Schulich School Of Law||162||3.7||February 28th||February||Highest score||170||$20,007|
|University Of Manitoba Faculty Of Law||161||3.92||December 1st||January||Highest score||106||$11,300|
|McGill University Faculty Of Law||162||3.7||November 1st||January||Multiple scores averaged||183||$9,400|
|University Of New Brunswick Faculty Of Law||158||3.7||March 1st||January||Highest score||92||$8,000|
|Osgoode Hall Law School, York University||161||3.69||November 1st||January||Highest score||290||$28,000|
|University Of Ottawa Faculty Of Law||157||3||November 1st||January||Highest score||309||$19,355|
|Queen's University Faculty Of Law||161||3.76||November 1st||January||Highest score||200||$21,480|
|University of Saskatchewan College Of Law||158||3.35||February 1st||January||Highest score||125||$13,002|
|Thompson Rivers University Faculty Of Law||Not provided||Not provided||November 1st||January||Highest score||115||$20,943|
|University Of Toronto Faculty Of Law||166||3.86||November 1st||January||Highest score||200||$36,720|
|University Of Victoria Faculty Of Law||165||3.81||January 15th||January||Highest score||110||$9,772|
|Western University Law||161||3.7||November 1st||February||Highest score||176||$22,785|
|University Of Windsor Faculty Of Law||155||3.1||November 1st||January||Highest score||161||$19,000|
Things to Note
- Application Deadline. The deadline is the date after which the school will not consider or review newly received applications. Having said that, several schools have told us that the number of unfilled spaces affected how they view their “deadline” date. If they still have spaces available in their classes, they might accept applications after the deadline, though your chances of admissions are lowered once the deadline passes.
- Latest Acceptable Test Date. For some schools, this is a “strongly recommended”. To clarify, these schools will accept this test as the first and only LSAT you’ve taken.
- Highest LSAT Score or Average of all LSAT scores. A couple of law schools average multiple scores, which is not the norm, so we thought this was helpful information to include in the chart.
Let’s take a look at the list! If you have any questions or comments, please post below. If you plan to apply to any of these schools, we strongly encourage you to contact them directly to ask about their deadlines. The LSAC provides concise descriptions and information including admissions and financial aid requirements for 20 of these schools here: Canadian Law Schools. Note that there are six additional law schools in Canada, but they aren’t in LSAC Official Guide (due to the fact that they are French-speaking schools).
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