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#1 cnguyen

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 11:57 AM

Huge congrats to everybody that got accepted, at uOttawa or anywhere :D!

 

Let's all stress together, post lots of memes, and hope that the WL moves and we all get in!


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#2 Vendar

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 12:00 PM

Do you know the difference between bad and good waitlist?

MD 2016-2017:

Interview: UBC, Memorial, Ottawa  

Waitlist: Ottawa

 

DMD 2016-2017: UofT, Western, UBC, McGill

Accepted: UofT, Western

Waitlist: McGill 
 


#3 cnguyen

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 12:01 PM

Do you know the difference between bad and good waitlist?

 

 

They have the same message, but bad waitlist has something along the lines of "Based on previous years, it is unlikely that you will receive an offer."


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#4 rmorelan

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 12:02 PM

They have the same message, but bad waitlist has something along the lines of "Based on previous years, it is unlikely that you will receive an offer."

 

which is true I think if you go and read the back years. 


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#5 cnguyen

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 12:04 PM

which is true I think if you go and read the back years. 

 

Yep, and just to add. It does seem that Ottawa's waitlist does move a lot, especially when other schools begin sending out their acceptances later today.



#6 Vendar

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 12:08 PM

Thanks :)! good waitlised - ahh praying lol

MD 2016-2017:

Interview: UBC, Memorial, Ottawa  

Waitlist: Ottawa

 

DMD 2016-2017: UofT, Western, UBC, McGill

Accepted: UofT, Western

Waitlist: McGill 
 


#7 ingoditrust

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 12:09 PM

Do you know when or approximately when they start offering spots to those on waitlist? And does it go until august?

#8 cnguyen

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 12:12 PM

Do you know when or approximately when they start offering spots to those on waitlist? And does it go until august?

 

They offer spots as they open. Theoretically, nobody could move if all 116 in the English stream decide to stay with Ottawa. But, due to multiple choices (and Ottawa not being the first choice for some applicants), some movement is always expected.

 

I believe their first calls last year were on the 24th or 25th, so around 2 weeks after offering.

 

They'll send an email out once the class is filled and there will be no more movement.



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 12:21 PM

Do you know when or approximately when they start offering spots to those on waitlist? And does it go until august?

 

I think someone confirmed with admin last year that they wouldn't send out offers until the two week deadline for the initial offers arrived! But things can change :) 


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#10 Maggie19

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 12:25 PM

Does anyone know if the CNFS waitlist typically moves a lot? Or at all? lol

Application cycle 2016/2017

Applied : Ottawa (CNFS), Sherbrooke, Montréal

Interviews : Ottawa (CNFS), Sherbrooke, Montréal

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#11 azm

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 12:36 PM

Can anyone confirm that the good/bad waitlist system is still alive this year? I haven't seen a single bad waitlist post yet.

I hope were not wrongly assuming that were on the good waitlist...

Although I do understand it's very difficult for those who are on the bad waitlost to post right now.

#12 Pyruvate123

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 12:37 PM

French Stream waitlist movement anyone?

Fingers crossed for everyone on the good waitlist and congrats to everyone who got accepted!!

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 01:40 PM

hugs to us all


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2016-2017 Cycle

 

Applied: McGill (OOP), Western, Toronto, Queens, Mac, Ottawa, NOSM

Interviewed: Mac, Ottawa, Western

Accepted:  :confused: 


#14 Vendar

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 01:42 PM

Can anyone confirm that the good/bad waitlist system is still alive this year? I haven't seen a single bad waitlist post yet.

I hope were not wrongly assuming that were on the good waitlist...

Although I do understand it's very difficult for those who are on the bad waitlost to post right now.

 

Good point, or can anyone confirm this is the same email they got for "good waitlist" last year too?


MD 2016-2017:

Interview: UBC, Memorial, Ottawa  

Waitlist: Ottawa

 

DMD 2016-2017: UofT, Western, UBC, McGill

Accepted: UofT, Western

Waitlist: McGill 
 


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Posted 09 May 2017 - 01:51 PM

From my observation, and not to freak anyone out, but from previous years the bad waitlist emails were typically sent out closer to/and after 8am.

 

I can at least  confirm that fact because I received an email at 8:10 am last year and was on the "bad" list (pretty far down I suppose)



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 01:52 PM

Yes, the email from the other thread indeed looks like a good waitlist email.


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Posted 09 May 2017 - 03:46 PM

Do we know what the movement is like for the french waitlist? What it was like in the past? Seems to me like there's no reason for it to move much...


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Posted 09 May 2017 - 03:49 PM

Do we know what the movement is like for the french waitlist? What it was like in the past? Seems to me like there's no reason for it to move much...


Keep in mind that many candidates drop their waitlist spot too. You have a chance, good luck! I'm also on the good waitlist and I'd like to know stats :/
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#19 nervousbuthopefulapplicant

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 06:16 PM

Does anyone happen to know how many applicants are usually on the good French waitlist? I'm just trying to wrap my head around what our chances are 😅

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 07:02 PM

Dont wanna freak you out guys but apparently there is no such a thing as good or bad waitlist this year (despite what we were told during interview date). One of my friends just called the admission office and it seems that everybody is in the same list. That's Why we don't have any ''bad waitlist'' so far.


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