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  1. I don't think you need to fill it out if you're done school. I think it's more a place to explain if you had gaps in your undergrad studies. "Ummmm.....I'm not attending college or university because I respect myself too much"
  2. Thanks for the help! Is that the case? On the dal site it says "For all of the above assessments, you must meet the stated minimum GPA requirement for the applicant category you are applying in, in EACH year being assessed. GPAs from each year of study are then averaged to determine your overall GPA." I thought that this meant they took an "average of averages." Would it not then be better for me to use my best 3 years (years 2, 4, 5) which goes (3.9 + 3.7 + 3.8)/3 = 3.8 overall GPA?
  3. The wording on the Dal site regarding their GPA assessment is confusing me a little. I'm finished my degree, and I did 5 years --> Do they take the 2 most consecutive senior years (i.e. year 4 and 5) --> Or do they take the best 3 years? (for me: Years 2, 4, and 5) Year 1: 3.6 Year 2: 3.9 Year 3: 3.6 Year 4: 3.66 (Does this round to 3.7?) Year 5: 3.8 Do I even qualify to apply? I'm OOP so the minimum is 3.7
  4. I'm still confused on their policy towards graduate degrees. Let's say you have two applicants with Master's degrees, both are conferred already. One is course-based and one is research-based. Would they weigh those two graduate degrees in the same way? In the June 27 livestream, they only addressed how these two are assessed differently if you are applying before the degree is conferred (Course based master's means you're still in the undergraduate pool, basically, if you haven't completed it)
  5. The dude had 4 YEARS to come up with what he was going to say during testimony, but he still messed it up: "there was a boy and a girl pa – lying on the mattress on the floor." He began to say that they were "passed out." The judge picked up on it and he effectively dug his own grave by saying that.
  6. The benefit of opting out is that you have more control of what information about yourself you give to these plagiarism checking companies. With personal data leaks across pretty much every social media site, banking institution, and consumer service platform, it's better to be safe than sorry. For example, if somebody details in their essay personal medical histories or sensitive information, they probably don't want that information floating around out there attached to their name. You never know what sort of information about you is exchanged, sold, or used behind the scenes. I highly disagree with the notion that the admissions committee would view opting-out as suspicious and that it negatively impacts your application. It would be absolutely ridiculous if that were the case. The fact that universities even give you the option of opting-out demonstrates to me that they know this system is ethically ambiguous at best.
  7. Really interesting! I have a concern where one of my verifiers for a high-yield activity (4000+ hours) doesn't really speak English that well and might be confused if put on the spot with a phone call.. (I provided both e-mail and phone number) Do you guys think that if the admissions committee contacted them, and subsequently had doubts to the activity because of the language barrier, if they would give me a chance to clarify before completely disregarding the activity? This is really stressing me out haha.
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