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Monocyte last won the day on May 29 2018

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  1. Depends. If you're only applying to the US, then yes, I would recommend rewriting to boost your overall MCAT score to offset the GPA (mostly CARS and CP). If you are also applying to Ontario schools, a good MCAT does not necessarily accommodate for weaker application components (aside from McMaster). You need a good MCAT alongside a good GPA to get an interview, as each component is evaluated mostly on a cutoff basis (UoT, Queen's, Western), and Ottawa places huge emphasis on their wGPA as they do not even require a MCAT. Have you considered possibly doing a 2-year second degree alongside rewriting the MCAT?
  2. Excellent stats though, I’m sure you’ll receive something elsewhere!
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    Application acknowledgment email?

    Last year they sent a confirmation of receipt, also reminding us to register for CASPer if we had not. This year nothing has been sent as far as I know.
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    WGPA and the FCEs

    I believe so, it says each year of full-time undergraduate education removes 2 of your lowest grades.
  5. While there may be no method to the madness, in the past few years, a trend has emerged where Graduate Steam applicants tend to be given the later interview dates if applying to the MD stream. If you applied to the MD/PhD, those interview dates are the earlier 2 dates.
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    MCAT Cut-off for C/P

    I'd recommend not investing so much in thinking that possessing MCAT and GPA to what aligns with previous years should give you 'good chances'. I know several people, one with a 128+ on each section, and a 3.9+ GPA that didn't get an interview to Queen's over several application years, yet interviewed elsewhere (their ECs are also really good, by my standards at least). Queen's really is a mystery.
  7. If they did, I think they would have to disclose that information to us as we have to consent to a third party seeing our work.
  8. I really don’t think they’re going to screw over that many people like that. The fact that they even said “extending it by a few days” means that’s probably the likely outcome. I understand it’s very stressful, however, just take a deep breath because it’s all going to be ok lol.
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    Urgent - Omsas Application

    I felt #blessed when I realized this, was such a pain to do last year lol
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    ABS Essays - Plagiarism

    I just worry if that in itself is a red flag lol. Looking at the website though, I think Mitral is right, they only use Turnitin for the BPEs, not the ABS essays. Phew.
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    ABS Essays - Plagiarism

    If this is true, then I don't have anything to worry about lol. I'll send an email in on Monday to give a heads up regardless.
  12. Hello all, In the realm of all the other worries I contrive surrounding applications, I would appreciate if anyone could provide clarification to this question. Last year, my application to UoT was unsuccessful. However, this year, in my ABS essays, I am re-using some of the content from my application from last year, some edits including things I've done since, etc. Since it goes through Turnitin, will it say I am plagiarizing myself? Pls help
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    Should I apply?

    Right, which is why I said if money isn't an issue . Your chances are 0% if you don't even throw in an application.
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    I'm unfamiliar with how CASPer scoring works. However, I think it is a combined score between that and your wGPA to develop a ranked list for interview invites. So if you had a 3.87 (not implying this is low) but killed CASPer, you can make the list.
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    Interview package last year said pre-interview was assessed on wGPA and CASPer. Weighting on each wasn't specified, but ECs weren't mentioned. However, I wouldn't be surprised if that package is recycled content from prior years and that wording wasn't changed.