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Hey everyone! I was wondering based on your knowledge and/or experience, what is considered a competitive cumulative GPA on a 4.3 scale for acceptance into McGill Law ? Would, say, a 3.8/4.3 with a finance major be competitive? I appreciate any time you take to respond! 

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It’s hard to say… McGill takes a holistic approach to admissions and seems to value candidates who bring a variety of unique perspectives to the program (taking into account a certain level of academic accomplishment). Admitted students appear to be particularly diverse in their educational and professional backgrounds, interests and hobbies, extracurriculars, and so on. That said, high grades/LSAT scores are definitely helpful, if not exactly a prerequisite. 
 

So, to answer your question in classic lawyer fashion, it depends. A 3.8/4.3 GPA is solid, and based on past admissions data, it’s definitely strong enough to get you into McGill if paired with a particularly interesting application package, supported by a compelling personal statement. A strong LSAT score could also help (assuming you’re willing to take the LSAT plunge if you’re not applying to non-Quebec schools). McGill can be a bit of an enigma when it comes to admissions, so definitely get a second opinion on this, or contact the admissions office to inquire directly. 
 

*For reference, here are stats from 2020:

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Good luck!

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On 10/11/2021 at 10:42 PM, ccq35 said:

It’s hard to say… McGill takes a holistic approach to admissions and seems to value candidates who bring a variety of unique perspectives to the program (taking into account a certain level of academic accomplishment). Admitted students appear to be particularly diverse in their educational and professional backgrounds, interests and hobbies, extracurriculars, and so on. That said, high grades/LSAT scores are definitely helpful, if not exactly a prerequisite. 
 

So, to answer your question in classic lawyer fashion, it depends. A 3.8/4.3 GPA is solid, and based on past admissions data, it’s definitely strong enough to get you into McGill if paired with a particularly interesting application package, supported by a compelling personal statement. A strong LSAT score could also help (assuming you’re willing to take the LSAT plunge if you’re not applying to non-Quebec schools). McGill can be a bit of an enigma when it comes to admissions, so definitely get a second opinion on this, or contact the admissions office to inquire directly. 
 

*For reference, here are stats from 2020:

IMG_9370.thumb.jpg.ccdeacdb4de9c339afbe5efd6fbedd67.jpg

Good luck!

thanks so much!! 

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