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  1. For sGPA, they take your most recent 20 courses and each grade is converted to a number on the 4.0 scale right here - https://www.ouac.on.ca/guide/orpas-conversion-table/. So first, find the grading scale used for your university and then convert each of your grade to a number on the 4.0 scale. If the 20 courses falls in the middle of a year, they will take the entire average of that duration and multiply it by the number of courses they need to fill that 20 courses. On ORPAS, it's shown as **Average**. There are some courses ORPAS does not include in their sGPA such as placement courses, graduate level courses, practicums...etc. so that's why some people's sGPA calculations differ from the ORPAS calculations.
  2. If you don't have much experience, McMaster is the best option because they only look at sGPA and give interviews based on that. The cutoff was 3.77 but it was lowered to 3.74 or something last year, after the waitlist. You stand a very good chance at McMaster.
  3. Tell me about it...I've spent the entire holiday break stressing
  4. I took a few courses in the Fall Semester at Ryerson Chang School as a continuing education student. On the ORPAS website, it lists a bunch of courses that are not included in the GPA Calculation and one of them was "Continuing Education Programs." Are they referring specifically to Continuing Education programs that are non-credited and taken at a specific continuing education institution rather than a University? The courses I took are undergraduate level courses FOR degree credit and they're the same courses as regular Ryerson undergraduate courses, just at night. So this would be included in my sGPA calculation right? Thank you!
  5. I do think she's referring to Ontario schools because under the reference part on ORPAS, it asks for the "'position" and "'department/company."
  6. If she's looking after the women's daughter that's fine to put down because the women herself is the employer. Put down private employer for "department/company," and maybe supervisor/owner for "position."
  7. MSc/Graduate level coursework are not included in the GPA calculations for OT/PT schools in Ontario but it does makes an impact. On the school's website, it states "we will certainly be interested in your prior success at the graduate level and encourage you to apply" so talk about your MSc in your personal statement and how this has prepared you for OT/PT school.
  8. I spoke to someone at UofT, as I'm also taking courses to upgrade, and they said taking a few is fine as long as you have a certain number of upper year courses for your last 20 unit.
  9. Yeah, kinda wish I knew how many people applied this year. 40 spots is quite a bit considering Western only has 58 spots!
  10. Now I’m wondering what he means by balance out, like is the admissions average going to be the same as last year or be lower lol
  11. Thank you for all the information!! Do you mind if I ask what you wore/what you recommend to wear?
  12. What happens if we get off the waitlist after April 4?
  13. The cutoff for Queens to have your application reviewed was a cGPA of 3.3 last year so you should be solid. UofT did say on their website all applicants who have a sGPA of a B (3.0) will have their application reviewed. I have no idea about Alberta.
  14. Just got a rejection letter from McMaster 9:33am lol. McMaster is based strictly on GPA. If you make the cutoff (which was 3.77 this year), you get an interview. It seems like if you're slightly lower you're put on the waitlist.
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