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  1. obiwankenobi

    UofT & Western worth a shot?

    Remember that Western requires you to have a four-year degree!
  2. Hey guys, I'm OOP, and I currently have a weighted GPA of 90.84. I think my ECs are average. At 90.84, do my ECs need to be exceptional in order to obtain an interview? Last year, the average for OOP was 91.44; if that's the average, a fair amount of interviewees should have had a lower average (according to my lackluster stats intuition, anyway). But perusing the Accepted thread, I got the impression that a GPA less than 92 rarely cinched an interview. I know it's impossible to predict outcomes in this crazy process, but applying to UBC requires quite a bit of effort on my part, what with having to take an English course. I don't want to take a shot in the dark!
  3. How did you already complete CASPER? I thought that we take it after submitting our application?
  4. https://www.schulich.uwo.ca/medicine/undergraduate/future_students/admission/requirements.html A surprising development. I wonder if people who meet the cutoffs still get a guaranteed interview.
  5. obiwankenobi

    Waitlist Support Thread - 2018

    Courage tout le monde! L'année prochaine sera la nôtre
  6. obiwankenobi

    Physics Question

    Hey guys, I have a question about the speed of light in a medium, more specifically glass. I understand why it's slower than a vacuum according to the classical model : the waves become out of phase and the sum result is a slower wave whose direction is determined by optic laws. However, the quantum model confuses me. Photons are discreet energy packets. The reason why they can traverse glass is because the molecules can't absorb photons at the energy of the visible light spectrum. But if that's the case, why do photons travel more slowly through glass? I read that this phenomenon occurs because molecules absorb then reemit photons, which slow light down. But that explanation contradicts the idea that photons can go through glass because they are not absorbed.
  7. On top of the academic difficulty, I heard that U of T is lacking in school spirit because it's a commuter school. I really enjoyed my time at Western--we're proud to be Mustangs
  8. It's stories like this that make me think that we should have a matching system similar to residency for medical school admissions.
  9. obiwankenobi

    Waitlist Support Thread - 2018

    I was bad waitlisted and I received my email at 7:18. I don't know if that means I'm high on the bad waitlist.
  10. obiwankenobi

    Waitlist Support Thread - 2018

    What bin do you think they got up to for French stream? 4, 3.5, 3?
  11. obiwankenobi

    Bad wait-list question

    I'm on the bad waitlist, and I've already accepted that I have to reapply. I don't know if I should feel hopeful
  12. obiwankenobi

    western acceptance stats

    Still, I think it would be nice to tell us if they will consider P/S. They can still manipulate the cut offs after--it would just help people who are considering a rewrite based on one section.
  13. obiwankenobi

    Complete Graduate Degree

    I have a choice between starting the PhD program and the Master's. If I were to start the PhD program, I would continue it if I don't get in next year. But you're right; I think I'll just do my Master's.
  14. Take it from me. Interviewed and bad waitlisted in third year. I'm glad I didn't slack off with my grades!
  15. Hey guys, I know that some schools require you to finish your graduate degree before matriculating. If I enrol in a doctoral program and am accepted the next year, but I drop the PhD and finish with a Master's, would I still be eligible? Technically I finished a grad degree. EDIT: Never mind. You can't reclassify degrees.
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