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  1. I was on the phone with the admissions office about this earlier this week, as my PhD will not be defended prior to September. UofA seems to be very flexible about this and said if I wanted to defer I could, or I could just defend in the fall. I'm not sure if the answer would be different for a MSc. I recommend just calling the office and asking about your specific situation- they're very helpful!
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    May 14 Countdown

    I can see Queen's; I hope this isn't a glitch.
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    Queens Interview Invites/regrets 2019

    Result: Invite Time Stamp: 9:20 am Interview Date: wGPA/cGPA: 3.79/3.36 Year: Final year PhD, MSc completed MCAT: 514 (128/128/129/129) ECs: Very research heavy- 9 pubs (five 1st author), over 300k in grants and scholarships, some major media appearances and lots of knowledge translation work, very unique clinical research with an international collaboration, lots of TAing. Non-research based awards for my sport (varsity and international for more than 12 years) and teaching. A lot of employment in customer service roles, not much volunteering. I know my LORs were very strong. Geography: IP I was rejected everywhere when I applied in my masters and I never ever thought I'd receive an invite. Very grateful 6 years later, and after rewriting the MCAT!
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    UofA Interview Invites & Regrets 2019

    Time Stamp: 12:02 pm (EST)Result: InviteGPA: 3.68 (that's not a typo)MCAT: 514Current Degree: Completing PhD, MSc ConferredGeography (IP/OOP): OOPExtracurricular Activities (awards, achievements, volunteering, employment, research, etc.): I think my ECs must have really carried me: A lot of research: 10+ publications, 20 abstracts, over 300K in operating grants and scholarships. TA in over 20 courses, lots of employment and leadership, ran two conferences, also involved in one sport for most of my life with international/national level competitions and training 15-20 hours a week. My research is very clinically-based. Not a lot of volunteering because I was always working or training for my sport but for the volunteering I did have I had a high level of responsibility for and it matched well with my other ECs. CASPer: Not sure. Didn't get an invite at Mac but that could be the GPA. I've never posted here but I wanted to give low GPAs hope! I never thought my first interview invite would be OOP after only ever receiving rejections (I also applied at the end of my masters and didn't receive any interviews). If you have a lot of unique experiences then UofA seems to value that- I'm grateful for their seemingly holistic process.
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