The deadline to apply for admission in September 2018 is February 1, 2018. New applications for the 2018 year are accepted starting October 15, 2017.
The College of Law receives between 900 and 1250 applications for 126 seats in the first year class. There were 938 applications for the September 2016 class.
Applicants can take the LSAT up to 3 times in any 2 year period. For applicants with multiple LSAT scores, the highest current score will be used. For our purposes, test scores are current for four years. For example, for applicants applying for admission in September 2018, LSAT scores prior to June 2014 will not be accepted.
Applicants for admission are strongly encouraged to submit applications as early as possible after October 15, as offers are made on a rolling basis commencing in November. Please note that applications cannot be evaluated until all documentation, a Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score and all transcripts have been received. The majority of decisions are made after the February 1 deadline date.
For applicants who are currently taking classes, we require both mid-term (December) and final (April) transcripts. Transcripts must be sent directly from the educational institution to:
College of Law, University of Saskatchewan
15 Campus Drive
Saskatoon SK, S7N 5A6
The deadline for receipt of final transcripts is June 1. It is the responsibility of applicants to ensure that final transcripts reach the Admissions Committee by the deadline.
Indicate if your siblings are currently attending the University of Saskatchewan, or if your parents, siblings or grandparents have attended the University of Saskatchewan College of Law. Indicate if you are a former resident of Saskatchewan, and if you attended elementary and/or high school in Saskatchewan. Provide sufficient detail, such as dates and locations. If you consider that you have another type of connection with Saskatchewan, for example, a spouse currently attending the University of Saskatchewan, provide further details in your personal statement.
Applicants of Aboriginal ancestry should apply in the Aboriginal category. Pursuant to an exemption granted by the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission, the Admissions Committee may give consideration to Aboriginal (Indian, Métis or Inuit) ancestry as a positive factor when assessing applicants for admission. Thus we have established a category for Aboriginal applicants. Include full details of your circumstances in your application, as well as evidence of Aboriginal ancestry.
Some Aboriginal applicants may be required to successfully complete the University of Saskatchewan Native Law Centre Program of Legal Studies for Native People as a condition of their acceptance. Successful completion of the Program of Legal Studies for Native People gives students credit for the first-year property course at the College of Law. For further information see the Native Law Centre website. There is no quota for Aboriginal applicants. In 2016-2017, 15 applicants received offers in the Aboriginal category, and eight registered in first-year.
The LSAT is offered four times per year in June, October, December and February. Some dates may not be available depending on the test site. The February test score is the latest one the college will accept in considering applications for the coming September.
The average LSAT score for the class of September 2016 (regular category) was 159.
The average GPA for the class of September 2016 (regular category) was 3.39.
There is no defined "pre-law" program. We accept applicants from all accredited programs.
Regular applicants are required to have a minimum of two full years (60 credit units) of university-level academic work beyond high school. Many applicants complete a full undergraduate program before entering law school and some have completed graduate degrees. Please note that some college or vocational programs may not be eligible for consideration.
The Admissions Committee carefully reviews and considers the entire contents of applicants' files. For most applicants, a formula combining the LSAT score and the best 2 years GPA will have the most significant weight. In some cases, the personal statement will be important; this is particularly true for special applicants. The nature and difficulty of applicants’ prior university course of study is also taken into account.
We calculate both a best-two full years grade point average and an overall grade point average. We require a minimum of 24 credit units in the fall and winter terms per year in order to calculate a best-two years grade point average. Summer session and intersession classes are not counted in the calculation of the best-two years grade point average, but are counted towards your overall GPA.
We require a minimum of 24 credit units in the fall and winter terms per year in order to calculate a best-two years grade point average. Summer session and intersession classes are not counted in the calculation of the best-two years grade point average. Applicants who have not attended university on a full-time basis should explain why they have not done so in their personal statement.