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  1. It sounds to me like the RBC advisor is digging hard & using fancy terms to try to win you over, something I would personally hate to see in an advisor. In reality most people in this situation are just going to end up taking money out of their LOC once a month in order to pay the interest, like @Eudaimonia & @dantheman24 mentioned. From experience, it just ends up being more of a hassle than anything because if you had the money to make a payment you would make it immediately, regardless of when the payment is due, in order to minimize interest over time. The Scotiabank set-up is more efficient, as they realize this is what is happening & do it for you to save you the trouble. You can otherwise make payments on it whenever you want, just like a credit card.
  2. Love this approach! It's the difference between having outcome based goals & process goals. Focus on what you can control & impact now, rather than worrying about things you have no control over. Sometimes you do your absolute best & it's not enough, but knowing & accepting that you did everything you possibly could is one of the most satisfying feelings I've ever felt.
  3. To be honest I'm not too sure, they may or may not accept that. This past year we were required to submit tax documents for our family as the primary source of information, then were required to provide references that were able to verify our background and circumstances that we claimed in the questionnaire. I was not required to provide tax documents for my parents (Note: I have a dependent), however I did need to provide references for some of the other claims I made regarding out low-income status from my youth. It was actually quite difficult to find references that fit the criteria. I expect a fair amount of people would be able to meet the first step to get into the program, but not as many would be able to meet the criteria for the extra points. Also keep in mind this was the first year of the program, so I would expect revisions in the future based on how the next couple of years go. If you search DSAAP in this document it shows you the information for last year. I was mistaken the initial income threshold was $80 000, not $60 000. https://medicine.usask.ca/documents/ugme/admission/Entry2018ApplicantInformation.pdf
  4. As of this year the U of S has actually done exactly that. For this years class 6 seats were reserved for IP applicants who come from lower income families. There were a number of different things that could get you additional points for these seats, but the 1st criteria that needed to be met was an average household income of <$60 000 for the past 5 years. It's called DSAAP (Diversity and Social Accountability Admissions Program) if anyone is interested.
  5. I did, but I had to request it and it took a few days.
  6. Lets get this started! Class of 2022 - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1948060105218573/?ref=br_rs U of S College of Medicine - https://www.facebook.com/groups/236043476589326/?ref=br_rs
  7. This is amazing, I will 100% be doing this. Thank you.
  8. Congrats Koopatroopa! I guess I will see you in a few months then!
  9. Time: 1:43pm Accepted!!! Regina (By choice) IP - Eligible for DSAAP GPA: 86-88, depends on how they used my credits MCAT: 513 (128 CARS) Interview: Felt really good about it, I was really calm & had fun throughout Feels surreal, but amazing to be in!
  10. haha! This past week especially has been a complete write-off, but I'm OK with it too! It's been a nice change of pace, but I'm excited to be able to plan ahead again.
  11. Nothing yet, I suspect it will come soon though! They may have done OOP first. Me too! Nothing is getting done for the next little bit.
  12. Sorry to hear you need to keep waiting @broclivity44, but it seems like there has been a ton of OOP waitlist movement in the past & they seem pretty good about getting waitlist offers out quickly. I hope it works out, and thanks for letting us know emails are coming!!
  13. Thanks @broclivity44, good luck to you & @dumbebell as well! I'll be spending most of the morning at the gym, good way to pass the time. Man, I'm feeling it now. I've been able to stay fairly calm/confident throughout, but it's stressful knowing the time/day. I think I'd rather be somewhat blindsided.
  14. Sounds like a good plan! I didn't schedule any work tomorrow, so the morning is going to be the longest part of this for me I think. The last week or so I got back into playing video games for the first time in a few years. It's been a good distraction since I've had a lot of downtime lately! Gymnastics with my son tonight though. Good luck Koopatroopa! I've seen you post a lot on the forums lately, I'll be rooting for you tomorrow!