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    Deferrals

    This is the opposite of the truth. You will not have an offer withdrawn for being in a graduate program, but you likely would if you failed to provide accurate transcripts & educational background. Deferrals happen regularly at the U of S.
  2. DEs it means the person passed the interview, not that they will be offered admission. Last year, I believe the OOP cut-off was roughly the 40th percentile in the interview, so anyone above that had their references contacted.
  3. King74

    Deferrals

    The U of S does a lot of deferrals, there are 5 from the last admission cycle entering next fall for example. I know of at least 4 deferrals in our class as well. I would recommend looking at the website, they address this in the application guide, then emailing Sherrill if you still have questions.
  4. Hey everyone! It's short notice, but if you are in or around Saskatoon this weekend I would like to invite you out to the 2019 U of S Med Charity Date Night Auction! This event is an annual fundraiser organized by the 1st year class reps & the 1st year class, Class of 2022, to support SWITCH & SEARCH. SWITCH & SEARCH are both student run medical clinics that the College of Medicine is highly involved with, in Saskatoon & Regina respectively. The details are below, but if you have any questions let me know! I would love to see some of this years applicants out to the event. There will be a number of students from 1st to 4th year, so it is a great opportunity to meet some of your future colleagues. Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1744619858972261/ Time: Doors open at 7:00pm on Feb 2nd, Live auction beginning at 7:30pm Location: Louis' (Downstairs) on campus in Saskatoon Entry: FREE Details: Live auction of "Dates", silent auction, & cash 50/50 Auctioneer Extraordinaire: Corey Ziegler (Class of 2022) Payment: Cash, cheque, or e-transfer before leaving 2019 Date Night Date Program.pdf
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. I did, but I had to request it and it took a few days.
  10. 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
  11. This is amazing, I will 100% be doing this. Thank you.
  12. Congrats Koopatroopa! I guess I will see you in a few months then!
  13. 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!
  14. 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.
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