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  1. I don't think the weighting would matter much if McGill uses a cutoff for CASPer (as their website ambiguously suggests). This would mean that maybe you did not meet the CASPer threshold, which could justify the drop?
  2. Thanks so much for sharing this for future applicants to have as reference! Don't know why but somehow I thought they did full reviews on everyone (at least that was the case when I applied for MedP), it seems to me personally that maybe they use CASPer to eliminate some applicants now from the get-go, like you have to have a certain CASPer score to move forward? Because 76% kind of seems like an awkward number to cap the % of people getting full file reviews
  3. https://www.mcgill.ca/medadmissions/after-youve-applied/currentapplicantstats
  4. I attended the webinar. The director of admissions said they're still dropping P/F courses outside of Winter 2020 first as part of the 2.0 FCEs dropped for wGPA. If you want to be sure, wait for the admissions office's reply.
  5. Possibly (stupid?) question about how UOttawa's 3 recent years of undergrad rule works: Let's say I took 2 P/F courses in my 4th year, will they calculate wGPA using my 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year GPA or only 2nd and 3rd?
  6. Hey! My two cents, I would suggest doing the prereqs in CEGEP so that it doesn't get counted in your GPA as AB2 mentioned above. Given that we just have to pass them now and earn credits, I think that addresses your concerns about it possibly lowering your GPA. Alternatively, if you would rather take bio1 and bio2 as your electives at McGill and have them count toward you credit totals towards graduation, I think it's relatively possible to obtain a good grade. I heard pharmacology is rough too but given the fact that historically it has a B+ average (same as Patho), as long as you maintain your study habits from last year, I don't doubt you'd be able to maintain (or even raise) your GPA.
  7. I believe McGill rounds down our GPA, like a 3.979 rounds to a 3.97 in McGill's transcript system. I don't know if the med admissions office does the same but I would think so in order to make it so that the GPAs calculated in the workbook is the same as the one calculated on the McGill transcript (for McGill applicants).
  8. I think they're still gonna consider prereq-GPA post interview but if you completed any of the pre-reqs during Winter 2020 and are pass/fail, they'll consider it as fulfilling the prereq but will calculate your pre-req GPA using all other courses with a grade. If you took pre-reqs during Winter 2020 and have a grade assigned, they'll consider that grade as well. This is just how I interpreted it though and might be worth confirming with the admissions office. EDIT: Nevermind! Just saw this: "As of Fall 2021, all basic science prerequisite courses must meet a minimum grade requirement; the GPA is not weighted in the selection process, and up to 3 courses can be in progress during the year prior to starting the program." Looks like final admission decision is 100% interview-based.
  9. If you're worried about integrals, I wouldn't recommend taking Electricity & Magnetism to fulfill physics 2 since it requires doing some integrals. If you can, do waves and optics, there's way less cal (if any) in my opinion.
  10. I redid a physics course last summer and it was MUCH more challenging when I took the class, the class average was under 60. I honestly don't think that's the norm though and an 87% is definitely attainable in physics as long as you put in the time and effort needed. If anything, you can register for a physics course and gauge the difficulty of the instructor and the material and if you feel like you can't attain the grade that you want, I believe there's a drop period where you can get a refund.
  11. By next school year, do they mean the entering class of Fall 2020 or Fall 2021? If it's Fall 2020, that's going to be a substantial movement in the waitlist
  12. There's no official minimum requirement score for the CASPer test or a cut-off score but they recently updated their Selection Process webpage to indicate that they may use CASPer test results for prescreening. You can read more about it here: https://mcgill.ca/medadmissions/prospective/selection-process.
  13. Language courses at McGill will have some sort of testing in the first week of classes. If the instructor/TAs find that your level of the language is incompatible with the level of the class, they'll contact you and suggest you go up or down a level.
  14. The number applicants to the MedP program this year has decreased by ~100 from last year yet the number of invites increased to over 300 meanwhile the invites for uni-level applicants decreased by a few spots. Do you guys think this is a new trend or is the increase in interviews due to the Gatineau campus to MedP’s of this year? https://www.mcgill.ca/medadmissions/applying/after-youve-applied/currentapplicantstats
  15. I am retaking a course at Dawson right now, had to apply to cont. education and prove my QC residency status and in the end, one course only cost $195.50, so maybe try Dawson next time (if you're thinking of taking other prereqs in the future)
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