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  1. Will be declining my offer! Was accepted off the waitlist to VFMP as an OOP! Good luck, I wish you guys the best and hopefully those waiting hear good news soon!
  2. Does anyone know if UFT requires us to maintain a specific post-acceptance GPA?
  3. Same, Currently scheduled for March 3 in the afternoon, looking to switch to March 23 or 24. Please PM me if you're able to switch. Thank you!
  4. Hi, I'm looking into fulfilling the English prerequisites for UBC via online learning at either Athabasca or Thompson River. I was just wondering if anyone here could provide any recommendations/suggestions in deciding between both schools and their experiences taking these online courses. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much!
  5. I spoke to Diane a few days ago. The class is currently full. We will be receiving an email from Chantal next week if there are no changes to the class.
  6. Can we expect anymore WL movements for the English Stream? If someone was recently accepted off the English WL, can you please provide us with your GPA so we can have an idea of where the WL is currently at. Thanks in advance.
  7. For those who were accepted off the waitlist last week, when is the deadline to respond to the offer? I just wanted to have an idea of when we can expect another round of waitlist movements.
  8. The waitlist is moving, friend of mine just got accepted off the waitlist for OOP. Good luck everyone!
  9. Sorry for any confusion, I was referring to when offers were initially sent out.
  10. Just out of curiosity, did any OOP get rejected/know of anyone who was rejected? I
  11. I think you get the enrollment letter/proof of enrollment in late August (orientation/white coat ceremony week) when you register for classes.
  12. Although the email will not say directly if you are high/mid/low on the waitlist, the wording of the response may provide some indication as to where you rank on the WL. From last years thread, it was reported that: High "In recent years, applicants in your position on the Wait List have received an offer of admission." Normal "Although you were not ranked to receive an offer at this time, it was recommended that your name be placed on our Wait List. Any offer that is not accepted will be filled by an individual from the Wait List." Low "Although you were not ranked to receive an offer at this time, it was recommended that your name be placed on our Wait List. In recent years, applicants in your position on the Wait List have not received an offer of admission. While there are no certainties, we wanted to communicate this information to you in an attempt to allow you to be as informed as possible in making decisions about your future." Best of luck!
  13. I've had a few of you PM me regarding interview advice for Schulich Dentistry. I thought it would be helpful to share my suggestions in this thread. @frettingThe interview is approximately 30 minutes and the interviewers will ask you roughly 7 questions, however this number can change depending on follow-up questions. There is no time limit per question. @Predentstudent1 I do not think it makes much sense to quantify how long a response should be. For some questions, you might have lots to say and for others not so much but what's more important is how you present that information. You can talk for 4-5 minutes but if you're repetitive, lack clarity, unable to articulate/present your thoughts concisely, it could affect your evaluation. Interview Tips: - The questions are designed so that the interviewers can get to know you more. One big piece of advice is to really reflect and scrutinize your life from every side. What you want to do is get comfortable with your past experiences and have an easily accessible reservoir of experiences to pull from - What are your hobbies? Interests? Who is close to you? Who have you helped? Who has helped you? How do you approach problems? Conflicts? Also think about how you'd answer general questions: "tell me about yourself" or "how do others view you". - The reason why we are really enforcing the idea of reflecting on your personal experiences is because it's a great way for you to personalize your answer and stand out from other candidates. I'm pretty sure it's a closed file interview so the interviewers know nothing about you and the only way they can assess your character/personality is through your experiences. The interviewers are not trying to find reasons not to like you..they want to get to know you better and find out why you would be a great fit into their program. - Although the interview has shifted away from the CDA format, I think it is important to know the competencies and highlight qualities a dentist should have through your experiences. Let's say you volunteered for the Heart & Stroke Foundation, there are so many great things you can draw from this one experience such as leadership, teamwork and advocacy. - For questions that require you to talk about a time when you demonstrated X quality, I would recommend using the STAR format. I think it's a great way to organize your thoughts and structure your response. For situational questions, I think it's always important to consider multiple perspectives and demonstrate your rational on how you reached a potential solution. - Practice with friends and family. If your university offers mock interviews, take advantage of it. Get feedback from others or record yourself and identify areas that you could work on so that on interview day, you're on top of your game! Hope this helps! Let me know if I can help more or clarify something. All the best!
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