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    OMSAS reference letters stopped?!

    That would definitely relieve a lot of burden on professors/mentors/bosses. But I'm curious how you would distinguish applicants if everyone ranks their students as 5/5
  2. At the interview, we were told students do not pay tuition during the enrichment year. Not sure how accurate that is though. https://mdprogram.mcmaster.ca/docs/default-source/general-resources-page/research/enrichment-program-policy-09-06-2017.pdf?sfvrsn=4
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    Has anyone gotten in with a ~3.6 GPA ?

    I was accepted with a 3.67 cGPA there's hope!
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    Waitlist Movement

    UCalgary is such an amazing school, but sadly I declined my offer (OOP). Good luck to everyone waiting! Hope you hear good news soon
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    McMaster or Western?

    Just to address this, as someone who went to Mac, Hamilton/McMaster are not unsafe. Friends who started at Mac and then went to Western said they preferred Hamilton and felt safer there. The 3- vs. 4-year debate is probably the most important factor to consider here, as well as your support systems and the opportunities provided by both schools.
  6. Result: Accepted, Hamilton Time-stamp: 7:47 AM (but saw on OMSAS at midnight) cGPA: 3.67 CARS: 130 CASPer: Tons of practice to make up for my GPA. Used a lot of free online resources MMI: Prepped for a long time with friends and fellow applicants. Felt good about most of the stations except 2. One station I got distracted halfway through and totally blanked/missed the question. Started doubting myself in the weeks after Year: MSc Geography: IP Thrilled for this opportunity! Congrats everyone & best of luck to anyone on the waitlist
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    May 14 Countdown

    Waitlist doesn’t show on OMSAS so don’t lose hope!! Also we don’t know if the system is showing all the offers
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    May 14 Countdown

    Waitlist wouldn’t show up on OMSAS so don’t lose hope if you don’t see anything!! Fingers crossed that good news is coming
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    May 14 Countdown

    I see OMSAS is updated for Mac!! The glitch of the century o m g
  10. Result: Accepted!! Geography: OOP cGPA: 3.89 MCAT: 511 (130 CARS) Degree: MSc EC: Research, volunteering, clinically-oriented employment, creative projects, advocacy MMI: Prepped for a long time. Really liked the variety/amount of opportunities Calgary gave to showcase who you are but was very tired by the end. Thought I bombed at least 2 stations and felt pretty awful afterwards. Tried to be as honest as possible. Sooo surprised but grateful! Calgary gave a great first impression. Friendly students and staff, positive atmosphere, and I appreciated how transparent the Admissions Director was about the whole process. Hope I will see some of you next year and best of luck to everyone on this journey!
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    May 14 Countdown

    Adcoms: [silence] Me:
  12. Thanks for flagging this! I received my feedback letter. My last name is fairly early in the alphabet though.
  13. Time Stamp: March 25 Results: Regrets wGPA: 3.87 MCAT: Met cutoffs ECs: Heavy research, pretty diverse Essays: Didn't feel good about them tbh. Weren't personal enough. Year: MSc Geography: IP As much as it stings, glad to finally know the outcome!