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    Second Degree and GPA

    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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    Missing 1 orgo course... options?

    Sorry to butt in but this thread had the exact info I was looking for (if Ottmed would accept Athabasca orgo). I was wondering if any of you would know the answer to my second question. I already took orgo but I got a 70% at that university which translates to OMSAS 2.7 (right below 3.0 cutoff). Athabasca has the option to be exempt from lab if you took it within the last 5 years. My question is would OttMed accept an orgo repeat minus lab as long as you did the lab in the first attempt? I mean I already did the actual labs (and did well in them) so it was really the theory portion bringing me down which I would be repeating. Thanks!
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    2Y GPA calculation

    Scrolling through this forum, no one seemed to have been confused with this so it might be a silly question. But when it says, "Science laboratory - Graded separately and is weighted as less than a half-year/semester course:weight of 0.25", are they talking about pure lab courses? Full/half-year course weights are self explanatory. But I just saw my university actually offers a 6-credit course (which would normally be full year) that I'm considering taking in a single semester. Is this when things get complicated and I should ask adcom?
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    Queen's GPA calculation

    There is no requirement for full time study, however only the cumulative GPA will be calculated for those not enrolled in full time study Here's the link: https://meds.queensu.ca/academics/undergraduate/prospective-students/applying/application-process Under GPA > gen info Now that I'm rereading it though, by "not FT study", they might have meant those with fewer than 3 courses/semester and not non-trads? lol as a nontrad myself, you can see why I'd be very concerned. Btw thanks for answering since yours was one of the posts I noticed on the thread!
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    Queen's GPA calculation

    I was under the impression that if you're in FT school currently, then 2 GPAs are calculated: wGPA (last 2Y GPA, Sept-Apr only) and cGPA (every course ever taken, including summer). Better of 2 used. If you're not in school FT, then Queens just uses cGPA. A quick scroll through the accepted/WLed/rejected thread confused me. I saw a few people there who were done school and were working FT yet they stated their wGPA. Wouldn't cGPA be used though? Can anyone please let me know where I'm going wrong in understanding this? Thanks in advance !
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    New Requirement for uOttawa

    Goodness. Got all the rest but 70% on the dot for orgo. Does it for sure have to be 3.0/4.0 (it didn't say it on the website but I'm assuming OP said it since B at Ottawa = 3.0)? A 3.0 under my school's column on OMSAS requires 73-76% The fact that it says 70% for CEGEP orgo makes me feel like I was so close yet so far. Hopefully by the time I apply, they start implementing something like McGill where MCATs are considered in lieu of prereq performance to prove I can do science Also, can anyone confirm OP's assumption that when it comes to repeats, it would be most recent? Anyone ask adcom if it's more recent/higher/avg of the 2 attempts?
  7. guess it's time for the next generation of non-trads to take the reins lol !
  8. Not sure if admins still update the sticky but the above about uoft would be a useful addition. Also, something else I found out for McMaster is that even though they look at grades for every course ever taken, they use a composite score for interview selection ie. GPA (min 3.0), CARS and CASPER all get equal weight (which was completely new to me because most schools emphasize GPA). Might give hope to those who do not have the best GPA but good CARS/CASPER. Bit of a shot in the dark since you never get to know how you did on casper, it's still a little better than the doom-and-gloom never escape first ugrad gpa lol post-interview is 70% interview 15% each GPA and CARS.
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    Province status

    I'm sorry if this has been asked before but I just started looking into med schools recently (original aim was dent until the 3rd time my target school decided to change the reqs on me) and came across this post. I found the link where this is stated on the mac med site (turns out it's since the age of 14). However, it's very brief and over the years I've come to realize there are always nitty gritty rules/exceptions to every requirement. I've lived in Ontario for the past 11 years and just moved to QC this september. My question is if there are any addons to that rule as to how recent those years must be. I won't be applying for another 2-3 years so there's no stipulation that it has to be within x number of years of application is there? The above poster was asking something similar but for a shorter timespan so thought I'd ask to be sure.
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    McGill GPA Calculation

    ok perfect! That's what i was going by. Thank you!
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    McGill GPA Calculation

    Hey Haribo! If you don't mind, could you let me know where it says that? I've been researching my options for the last 3 months and don't remember coming across this stipulation for McGill dent. Or is this a requirement if you're applying based on your first undergrad (I've been looking into second degree policies)?
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    Dental Backpacks

    Pretty sure Dal dent gives macbooks to their students. And surprisingly their tuition is the same as other dental schools, if not slightly cheaper because of bigger gov't subsidies. Dal students: where does that money come from?! (also correct me if I'm wrong)
  14. lol they've been chopping down all the trees and redeveloping like crazy. I'm not from Toronto and London's a village to me. That's funny. I always keep hearing about the saturation of dentists in London. Always thought they're Schulich grads who happened to like the city and decided to stay on.