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  1. Hey! I am in a very similar situation and started my second undergrad this past September, so far I'm pulling off the 3.9+ GPA I need while continuing to work full time. I know I have a long way to go still, but my point is that it's completely possible and the time will pass either way so if this is what you want go for it!!!! There are definitely some doors that are closed to us now because of poor grades earlier on, you'll have to focus on schools that look at best two years or have weighted formulas that work in your favour but I believe it's possible and hope you decide to pursue it. GOOD LUCK!!
  2. You've got the right attitude for sure! There will be moments that you'll want to quite but it truly is short lived pain, you'll look back at those moments and wonder what the big deal was once you get to the other side. We continue to get older every day whether we pursue this or not, so why not look back in 5 years and be proud that we accomplished something in that time, if you ever need to vent or just chat about strategy feel free to PM me, we can support each other!
  3. Good Luck!! Believe it or not you're in a great position starting from scratch, it means you have nothing negative on your transcript to overcome. I went to school right after High School and messed around eventually dropping out. It's more than 15 years later now and overcoming those early marks has been an uphill battle, it follows you forever! Keep your head up, grind and no matter how old you feel, take your time. The only advice I can offer is, if you need to drop a class to ensure you don't receive anything below an A do it!! Even if it will prolong your studies because overcoming those marks is nearly impossible. I'm pulling for you!!
  4. I am a mature student and started on a second undergrad to boost my GPA, my focus will be on Ontario schools that look at last two years. Although I received credit from my first degree meaning I'm able to do a majority of 3rd and 4th year classes over the next two years, I may not be able to fully complete the second degree in two years. So... my question is, assuming I achieve a 3.85+ this year and next and am lucky enough to be accepted into a Med School (preferably Queens), do I have to complete my second degree before entering Med School?
  5. even if the first degree had semesters that weren't full time?
  6. Agreed, sounded like that to me too. Not sure what the chances are of last minute cancellations but we can certainly keep our fingers crossed.
  7. Just received another email from McMaster, very similar to the first waitlist email. Did anyone else receive this?
  8. Do you know how U of T treats a second degree? Would the weighting formula be applied if you did all years of the second degree full time?
  9. I think if you do a second degree (in two years using courses from your previous degree) then McGill takes only the GPA from your new degree provided that you had a full course load (with mostly 3rd & 4th year courses), I believe you'll need to finish the second degree before you apply however which would make this plan a 3 year plan. Being out of province for McGill also adds to the difficulty though, there are fewer OOP seats.
  10. I think that as long as you don't graduate, an extra year with a 4.0 would make you competitive for 'last two year' schools like Queens & Western, assuming a full course load.
  11. I'm also waitlisted. Someone on another thread mentioned they've received an invite from the waitlist so I guess there's some movement already. Just like you I'm feeling like its a long shot to get an interview from the waitlist but I'm really hoping to get lucky! Good Luck!!
  12. Thanks for the heads up I'll keep an eye out! Congrats on your invite!! Really hoping I get one too.
  13. Thanks everyone for the info, guess I'll keep my fingers crossed! Good luck to everyone waitlisted!
  14. Just received an email from McMaster saying I'm waitlisted for an MMI invitation. Do they send rejections? Or does everyone that didn't get offered an interview get placed on the waitlist?
  15. Same here, I have a Mosaic account that shows my decision as still pending. I'm assuming they haven't sent out rejections yet and hopefully have some more interview invites to send as well.
  16. Yep, I'm still waiting also. I'm assuming they're done for the day.
  17. Could it be alphabetical? I'm still waiting too... last name is near the end of the alphabet.
  18. I emailed and asked them that question last year, they said my best bet was to speak with the University in question and see if my circumstances warranted the removal of those marks from my transcript. Otherwise if they're on the transcript they must be entered in OMSAS. I pursued that path but unfortunately my University is not super friendly and helpful to Mature Students, so had no luck.
  19. Yes unfortunatley you'll need to include any class you ever took at any College or University. Not all schools will consider the earlier marks but some do like McMaster. I have sub-par marks from 20 years ago that are on there
  20. Your GPA is great, if you're not accepted this cycle maybe spend the year improving your MCAT, working and obtaining experience. Best of Luck!!
  21. Last year I received an email about CASPER but didn't this year, I went ahead and signed up anyways.
  22. Hi Everyone, it'll be my 1st time applying to NOSM. Not sure my stats and lack of NO status give me much of a chance but giving it a try anyways Trad/Non-Trad: 40 years old (Definitely Non-Traditional) Degrees: BSc. (Honours) Psych (In last year) GPA: 3.7 Context: Rural but in Southern Ontario. Employment/ ECs / Volunteer: Hospital volunteering, some varied volunteer positions, full time work for several years, etc. good luck everyone!
  23. I know how overwhelming the idea of that kind of debt can be to someone your age, but take it from someone much older that 300K isn't as much as you think. Once you're practicing it will be a very manageable debt. You may regret it if the debt scares you away from taking this opportunity, You may enjoy the 59K you make now, but as you get older I think you'll find this does not sustain the kind of lifestyle you want, and you'd be working a job you just 'tolerate'. I truly hope you find a way to make this work for you and keep following your dream, Good Luck!!
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