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  1. a week left ... covid delayed everything, so I'm guessing that's the case here. would be nice to know sooner rather than later though to know how we could improve.
  2. Apparently uOttawa updated June 18th. This sounds too good to be true, so I just want confirmation from others: "On-line courses taken within the most recent three years of full-time study, which is used to calculate the cGPA, will be included in the assessment." https://med.uottawa.ca/undergraduate/admissions/application-process/excellence-marks Although shame about removing wGPA.
  3. Honestly, it sounds like they've decided to exclude ... for now. Yet leaving wiggle room to modify their decision later, so it's not 100% set in stone yet. Idk it gives me hope. Maybe they'll see how it affects the majority of applicants and go from there? Or it'll be like how Queens calculates cGPA and last 2-year GPA and uses the higher one *fingers crossed*
  4. Oh god is the EC notation that much of a giveaway LOL but that's my point exactly! I usually don't bother going to lectures anyway, since profs, more often than not, are not the best at teaching and I'd rather just teach myself. I heard uOttawa did this to discourage degrees which are entirely completed online. Other universities do this too but Ottawa just chose to go about it in a weird way -.-
  5. Unfortunately my school shows EC next to online courses plus more often than not, those classes have way more students than in-class courses. Anyone else think there's a chance uOttawa would rethink this rule in the future given the current circumstances? That's the only thing holding me back for ottawa. Some schools have already announced that fall 2020 classes will all be online.
  6. Also what if W2020 is your best semester yet -.-
  7. Invite/Reject: R IP status verification and date if applicable: QC Residency Verified RD Dec 03, 2019 Casper test date: Oct 20, 2019 (English) How did you feel about Casper this year?: It was ok. Used only free resources. Might be good to invest in prep next cycle. Invite/reject last year if applicable: N/A How did you rank in Casper last year if applicable (Top 100, 101-300, 301-500, 501-800+): N/A
  8. omg something similar happened to me during casper! well i just got the low battery warning and had to quickly plug it in. but still the distraction and those precious seconds lost.
  9. ^^ Thanks for this! I'm in the same-ish situation. Sent them Oct 30 but nothing on Minerva. IP tho.
  10. Looks like you got your answer but for anyone reading this in the future, I was in a similar situation and ran into this link: https://www.mcgill.ca/medadmissions/files/medadmissions/recommended_courses_for_commonly_requested_institutions_0.pdf Didn't have the institution I was looking for but it does have Athabasca!
  11. So min gpa for OOP is 3.8. Anyone know how many decimal places they use? Mine is 3.778 -.- Also, it's probably better to ask admissions, but in the meantime, if you had 2 years with less than 24 credits, they are not counted since they are not 'full time'. But would they also drop your lowest FT year on top of that? (ofc given that you have more than the min 2 years of undergrad) I just find it hard to believe that they'd be willing to drop 3 whole years (all from my previous UG, currently doing a second). It works in my favour but sounds too good to be true so I'm waiting for some missed fine print to get me, despite having gone through the application manual.
  12. I previously saw that GPA cutoff for IP and Montreal region were the same. Is this always the case or it was a one-off? If the latter, anyone know MTL wGPA cutoff for this year (English stream)?
  13. @Donald_Duck I stumbled on an old-ish (2017 I think) post saying that you're almost certain pre-interview score is 50% wGPA + 50% CASPer. Post-interview is 100% interview score. So are you telling me they don't look at the extracurriculars part of the OMSAS app at all? Also, they don't count summer or 'supplementary courses taken outside the usual academic session'. I'm at a different university but retook Orgo through Athabasca so technically it's not in my transcript since it doesn't count towards my degree. But I finished it within first semester so it was equivalent to having a full course-load with 5 courses. Would this fall under supplementary courses (ie. they'll just make sure I have the min B as a prereq but not count it towards wGPA)? Would the year count as full course-load for wGPA? PS: sorry for hijacking the thread!
  14. currently second year of second degree. Transfer credits are just counted towards number of credits, not marks. Each school has its own policies. Maybe create a master Excel file and update them as rules change lol. Off the top of my head, Ottawa has last 3 years weighted avg (can be from 2 diff degrees), Mac does every course you've taken in your lifetime, Queens does last 2 years, you know Western. There's also a lot of fine print about how each school treats course repeats, etc.
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