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  1. Hi everyone, I have been perusing these forums for a pretty long time, and have found them extremely helpful in the past. I applied four times to UBC, got an interview my third attempt and made it to the waitlist but never got off. The fourth time I applied I did not get an interview and got quite discouraged after that - I was surprised to see my NAQ go down after adding more experiences. My last application was 2018/19 cycle. I have had a bit of a change of heart and am thinking of re-applying, but I would like to cast a wider net. Part of the reason I only applied to UBC was because I did not take a full course load (due to work and long commute), also I have IP status. I'm feeling a bit rusty, so I thought I would reach out and post my stats here since I feel a little out of touch with the current application processes for schools outside of BC. I'm currently in the process of researching the various admission pages, but was hoping to get some feedback on this forum. IP in BC Graduated with MSc UBC GPA (adjusted): 84.6% (includes graduate school grades) UBC GPA (umulative, undergrad only): 81% OMSAS (last two years): 3.49 (doesn't include graduate school grades) ** OMSAS (cumulative): 3.47 ** ** I'm not entirely sure if I calculated my OMSAS GPA correctly, and I have included summer courses MCAT: 127/127/128/129 - 511 ECs: I have several diverse volunteer experiences and hobbies. I would say my work experience is the strongest, with the last five years being diverse and showing leadership and technical skill My GPA and the fact that I didn't take a full course load is definitely a huge drawback for my application, but I figured with schools like Queens that make some exceptions for Graduate students there may be some hope. Thank you in advance!
  2. Late post, but thought I would in case it helps anyone. Interview Invite or Regrets: RegretsEarly or Regular Deadline: RegularGPA or AGPA (if applicable): 84 - 85%MCAT: 511 Current Degree (UG/Bachelors/Masters/PhD): MSc completeGeography (IP/OOP): IP Extracurricular Activities: Pretty diverse. Five long-term commitments, both past and present (200+ hours) in research, community service, school club. Numerous shorter term commitments (<100 hours) in various capacities. Music, proficient in a couple languages, one travel experience, a couple unstructured activities like hobbies but not much. Non-trad applicant so quite a few jobs, including career jobs in my field of study. No high performance or major awards, but all other categories were filled. Last application got me an interview and waitlisted, I'm sure largely due to my NAQ. Saw a pretty big drop this time despite adding hours and new activities. Made a major effort to write clearly and solely focus on what I did, rather than what I learned. Likely my last application after four cycles, but who knows! congrats to those who got invited!
  3. Surprised bc my application was significantly better than when I applied and got an interview and waitlisted
  4. I saw that too. It’s just weird that no one has posted here yet, so I’m still a little skeptical.
  5. Sends you an email anytime they communicate with you, in my experience at least
  6. I’ve receirved regrets before the Office closes in the past. But that was way back in 2014 and 2015 I think
  7. ANother person on that thread posted that a few regrets have been sent out
  8. I’m just checking this forum. Too scared to check my email lol. Let us know if there’s anything on there
  9. Could be ... I hope not though because I haven’t gotten anything lol
  10. Anyone here receive anything? That post was like 20 mins ago?
  11. Excerpt below is from a 2014 blog post by UBC. If that still holds true then anyone who receives the full file review will have a verifier(s) contacted. This post was from late October, and from another part of the post, they stated that they hadn’t completed all file reviews yet, so not everyone would have had a verifier contacted yet. I don’t think we can make any conclusions based on timing/number of verifier contact. 3) How many verifiers do you check and why? We check at least one verifier (usually more) for every applicant who receives a full file review. Sometimes we check a few, sometimes we check them all. We contact them either via email or phone. Verifiers are checked both randomly and for specific reasons. This is an integral component of our evaluation process. It helps to ensure that what you have written is an accurate reflection of your experiences.
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