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  1. clever_smart_boy_like_me

    Question about Alberta Residency

    I just checked a couple weeks ago and it said one year. Now it says three? Crazy.
  2. clever_smart_boy_like_me

    Rejection thoughts and MCAT retake?

    Thank you ^ and everyone who has commented I very much appreciate the input and perspectives!
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    Rejection thoughts and MCAT retake?

    Update: I've decided to bail on the MCAT until next year if I need to. It's proving to be more stressful than I originally anticipated and I dont have the mental energy for this. It sucks but oh well. Hoping I'll get at least the interview with UBC and maybe Queen's and we'll see how it goes! Now to work, volunteer, and see family and friends.
  4. clever_smart_boy_like_me

    Rejection thoughts and MCAT retake?

    We are pretty similar in terms of academic stats so that is encouraging! Congrats! If you dont mind me asking, what was your NAQ? I am definitely going to work on my interview for this cycle (assuming I get one) as it was something I couldn't prepare adequately for this cycle because of school.
  5. I'm (hopefully) a year out from thinking about this so naturally I know very little. Roughly how much per year would that be for four years? Thanks
  6. If someone were given a 275k or 300k loan and decided to use all of it at once do you start accruing interest immediately or is it like student loans from undergrad with a 6 month grace period after graduating?
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    Rejection thoughts and MCAT retake?

    Good job on your score with such a tight window from content review to exam! Thanks for the encouragement, it's well appreciated and probably what I needed to hear.
  8. clever_smart_boy_like_me

    Rejection thoughts and MCAT retake?

    MCAT prep is not going as well as planned!! Things (family and work) keep coming up and I am finding it hard to balance studying effectively with my part time job. Is it too late for me to aim for an Aug 25 write date? Not done content review yet.. Was hoping to be done around July 10. But now thinking July 15... My gut feeling is to bail on MCAT til later in the year and use it for next cycle if I have to. At this point I feel like I'm going to mess everything up and score less than 511 :/ Will my score really hold me back at UBC, or Queen's? But then I have the feeling of guilt that I'm losing focus on my priorities and not trying my hardest and giving it my all and that I'm going to end up with a 4th rejection and feel annoyed at myself for not trying harder somehow. For the record, a better CARS score would get me a chance to have an OOP interview at UoA. Other than that, a better MCAT would improve my chances at Queen's and UBC. By how much, I'm not sure. I suppose it would depend on how well I did in comparison to the first time. For the record, I really want to continue working as I spent all year not really working and it is the most lucrative time of the year for my field right now. So I'm kind of torn.
  9. UBC does, but not for the year you're applying in -> ie: summer courses from may-aug 2018 will not count for GPA calculations for 2018/19 cycle, but will for 2019/20 cycle. I'm not sure about other schools.
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    Confused af - Move provinces? Rewrite MCAT? Find Alberta job?

    Posted ^ at the same time you did. I am retaking MCAT mainly to get 128+ in CARS to hit UoA cutoff... and improve odds for anywhere else (UBC, Queen's, Mac). And if I do better overall then it's good. I had a thread (UBC thread I think) where it seemed the overwhelming majority thought a better score would help.
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    Confused af - Move provinces? Rewrite MCAT? Find Alberta job?

    I have weighed all the options and considered angles and decided to stay in BC this year, do the MCAT, reapply where I can. If necessary, I will be moving to the YT or NWT next year to get IP status for both AB and BC for 19/20 cycle.
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    Chance me (with stats)

    ^ Thanks! I will be applying for sure. Glad you were accepted! There is a chance for me then
  13. clever_smart_boy_like_me

    Confused af - Move provinces? Rewrite MCAT? Find Alberta job?

    Average interview both times. This year I was in school and definitely prioritized classes over interview prep. So I should be able to improve my interview score yet. This cycle my agpa will have improved as well and my AQ will reflect that. Should be able to maintain a decently high NAQ just based on the past two cycles but it did drop by 2 points this cycle compared to last even though I added more activities and more time to preexisting ones... Worried about getting a worse MCAT score tbh and messing chances with USA schools since they seem to take most recent...
  14. clever_smart_boy_like_me

    BC city applicant - worth it to apply?

    Wow... yeah, definitely no point for me then...
  15. clever_smart_boy_like_me

    (OOP) Are courses taken post-degree considered in GPA calculation?

    Thank you! I will check out their conversion forms and email about courses.