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  1. SWOMEN always have a fighting chance. Not sure what your activities being in southwestern Ontario have to do with the ABS though, they mainly asked us to talk about the quality clusters they had in each section, not linking our experiences to a geographic area. You should be good
  2. Just take the emotion away and look at the situation logically. Not gonna lie, we don't know how they calculate scores for conditional applicants, but most likely they assign you a 3.7 on your conditional year when calculating your total GPA. So if you have one year at a 3.7, and they're giving you a low GPA on your conditional year, you're already at an instant disadvantage even if you had a 4.0 on your 1 year. But you're going in with a 3.7. All this to say, it'll be tough. But the main barrier to Western is the MCAT. Are you SWOMEN? Also we don't know what the MCAT cutoffs will be like this year with the introduction of the ABS. There are a few conditional acceptances every year, though admittingly most I've personally heard of had a higher GPA entering their conditional year. All this means is that you have to perform higher than the average accepted applicant in your ABS, MCAT, and interview scores. Totally do-able, but not easy obviously.
  3. I've emailed admissions about this back when I was in highschool, though admittingly that was a couple years back so things may have changed. They said you need to have exactly 3.75 (now 3.7, or whatever the cutoff will be) without rounding in EACH year of study. So even 3.69999999999 is not good enough, it needs to be atleast 3.7000000000. Though like the user above said you can still get in this year based on a conditional acceptance. But you need to keep in mind that you need another good year to qualify for the school going forward after this cycle.
  4. ysera

    MCAT Cut-off for C/P

    Probably fine but it depends on the applicant pool. Just have to make sure you meet the overall score cutoff too.
  5. ysera

    MCAT Cut-off for C/P

    125 in a subsection will very likely screen you unfortunately. Your GPA doesn't matter for the MCAT screen as the above commentator said.
  6. Ah ok that makes sense ... I'm already being neurotic about not receiving an email to fix my ABS. So ridiculous.
  7. What was the file size for your original submission in mb?
  8. I have no desire to apply to memorial or Sherbrooke (do not speak French) so I'm only considering Dalhousie. Basically there isn't much difference between the three Maritime provinces for dalhousie specifically then? Based on the data you provided I'm guessing it's going to be between NB and PEI, not sure which one is optimal.
  9. Hello, Does anyone have the statistics for the three Maritime provinces in terms of number of applicants applied, the average score, etc? I'm considering relocating to a Maritime province at the end of this year if I'm not successful in gaining admission in Ontario, and am trying to choose between the Maritime provinces to maximize my chances. The Dalhousie website has statistics for all of the maritimes combined. It seems like they have the most spots for Nova Scotia, but they might also have the most applicants from there for the Maritime provinces. I've heard some people suggest New Brunswick is the best option, but I have no statistics to back this up. I would appreciate your help.
  10. False alarm then, thanks for confirming guys. Like I said we shall wait and see what happens.
  11. Yes it's a sticky note inside the document. I would upload a screenshot but it's supposed to be a confidential document unfortunately. I think the previous poster confused the date on the document itself with the sticky note, or my software is not showing the date on the sticky note. There is a bracket under the sticky note that days "last edited June 1 2018", but that's part of the document itself and not the sticky note.
  12. Hmm I can't see on my software when it's dated. Never mind then, lol (there is a bracket under the post-it comment that is part of the document and not the post-it that says last edited June 1, 2018, but the post-it comment itself is not dated). I guess we shall have to wait and see. The wording on their website flat out says they'll interview based on a combination score, so I guess we should trust them on their word.
  13. I can confirm that my ABS sketch has begun to be marked despite me having a 128 CARS (129 in both Chemistry and Biology). If you open your uploaded document in SAM, you can see a sticky note by a member of the committee. Mine says "set marked by (name, I won't say the name here)". I don't know why they would be marking a 128 CARS ABS if they are using hard cutoffs again. It's VERY likely that they're going to be using a scoring system / soft cutoffs.
  14. Too low. You could try DO in the states. If you had one more year above a 3.7 or 3.75 so many doors would have opened for you in Canada, but too late for that now I suppose.
  15. I don't see a realistic path for you in Canada with the exception of an outside shot at McMaster. 2nd undergrad would be the only solution if you want to stay here. You don't qualify for any other schools in Ontario with your stats.
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