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  1. LloydRedStan

    One part time semester?

    Hi all, I am graduating with my 4 year degree this year (on time), but I have one semester at part time. I have made up for this part time semester by increasing my courseload during other semesters. Will this part time semester negatively affect my application, or do they only care if you completed your degree in time without resorting to summer courses?
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    Taking multiple online courses?

    Does Ottawa explicitly say you can only have 1? I know they don't count it as full time, but if you have 6 half credits in a semester (course overload), why can't the extra half credit be an online course? As long as you still have 4 in class courses.
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    Medical condition

    The alternative would be talking about something that is not as important to you. Don't bring it up just because you want them to know, but if there's a genuine connection you want to make in the discussion, by all means you should
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    OMSAS GPA Calculations

    I had the same issue. I contacted them and they fixed it but they said it doesn't matter because all med schools receive their own original copy of the transcript
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    OMSAS GPA Calculations

    Email them.
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    multiple mcat

    There is no chance they would do that, even if you requested. Sorry dude
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    It's a toss up. You for sure meet the section cut offs, but the total fluctuates around your total based on what people post here (508-509 roughly). They change every year so no way to know for sure but it's worth applying, but there is a decent chance you may get screened
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    Your MCAT will likely screen you.
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    Grammarly for casper

    They actually explicitly say to disable grammarly and other add ons that may interfere
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    Chances for invite

    Also, since the post-interview process still factors GPA/CARS, the GPA/CARS of the final admitted are going to be on the heavier side
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    Contacting verifiers

    Yes they will. Don't worry
  12. McMaster doesn't give a flip about academic gaps, although if withdrawals show up on your transcript as 0 or whatever it will count towards your OMSAS GPA
  13. There's a section on OMSAS to explain course withdrawals, gaps etc so you will definitely have a chance to explain. If they were limited to junior years the worst harm I can see is not being eligible for Toronto's wGPA (unless you have valid reasons). I'm only really familiar with Ontario schools, however.
  14. Not at all! Ottawa will not even look at your MCAT score. Depends on the school, but this would generally raise eyebrows. Is it explained in your OMSAS app?
  15. Generally, high Casper > high CARS > high GPA (because of the skew) So you are better off with a low GPA than low CARS or CASPer. I think if you ace Casper you have a pretty good shot
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    Trouble with uploading

    I think it depends on where you downloaded the document from. One of the links on OMSAS has a huge file size to begin with. I used smallpdf to compress mine, it didn't effect my entries!
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    ABS format

    They're going to download these documents as a PDF obviously.. even if you opened a PDF on your phone you would be able to scroll up and down. Don't worry lol
  18. Might wanna check with your reference.
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    Does UOttawa care about your LOR's?

    Nope. They are looked at on a pass/fail basis. Pre interview
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    Ottawa prerequ

    If you have less than 4 courses a semester they won't contact you because you won't be eligible regardless. But otherwise yes they will still contact you to ask if you intend to continue the full time studies. If you say no they toss your application bc it means you won't have 3 full time years
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    pre vs post interview?

    They go to 3 decimal places. If that's still identical they prefer the bilingual. If that's the same idk
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    Ottawa prerequ

    You're gonna be rejected if you only have 2 currently and not enrolled in full time studies. They will actually email you asking you to confirm whether you will be in enrolled in full time studies the next semester too.
  23. Nobody knows how Casper is scored or even what a competitive Casper score is. You've got an uphill battle with that GPA though.