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  1. Learned the hard way that 29 credits is an absolute bar for Western. Your two best years must each have at least 30 undergraduate credits taken between September and May, and you need to make sure you satisfy the 3/5 Rule (at least 3/5 of your credits in each year must be at the level you are in, or above). If you do not have any years with 30 credits and at least a 3.7, GPA, you will need to take a fourth year (to graduate) with 30 credits AND a "special year" thereafter, but it must be an undergraduate special year (with some specific requirements as to which courses you can and can not take to qualify) in order to qualify for a Western interview. And, of course, you need to meet the MCAT cut offs. Super complicated, but apparently very very strict on these requirements.
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    Next round of invites

    Alas, regrets as well... ):
  3. medabe

    Painted Nails? Male & Female

    I would definitely leave the nail polish off for this interview. Given that it is soooo hard to get a medical school interview in Canada, I can not imagine why anyone would do anything that would risk them not being accepted, post interview. It is a sad truth in many places, that prejudices exist, and I for one, would rather be offered a position at medical school (whereupon I can wear whatever I want!) than stand on principal, without a medical school position. I would say the same thing to a male or female. If you have to ask, it is probably too risky. my 2 cents!
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    Not to be overly negative, but the failure to reject someone who did not meet the MCAT cutoffs could also mean that they are simply holding most of the rejections until the end, so that they don't have to field 1000 phone calls from rejectees, while they are still reviewing applications and conducting interviews!!
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    Maybe you should call and ask? That's a pretty crazy GPA!! Congrats!
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    so you have something like a 4.0 wGPA and have not heard back? hmmm
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    Based on this thread, there seems to be a lot of people who have not heard back. Are you guys, like me, between the low GPA rejections we have seen on this forum (3.84) and the high GPA acceptances (3.95-4.0). I’m at a wGPA of 3.89 which is most likely too low for u of t I’m guessing
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    Someone just posted that they received an invite today...,
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    For all of us expecting a rejection email in the next few days, can we agree to post our stats, notwithstanding the pain of the rejection, even though we will all feel like abandoning the premed forum?!? I know it will be helpful for future applicants (of which some of us will, no doubt, be) !! thx
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    Where did you find this? I’ve been searching FB but can’t find their pAge. Thx!
  11. You are correct that the website says you can do third and fourth year courses in your 5th year IF YOU HAVE NOT GRADUATED. The problem is that if you HAVE graduated, there is no direct indication on the website as to what level courses you need to take in your "special year". Hence my original question. This will definitely need a confirming email to Western Admissions before registering for the special year courses. Definitely do not want to find out next year that fifth year courses (for example) were required!!
  12. I found this under FAQ, but I am still not clear as to what level courses will suffice for the "special year":
  13. That is not correct. Their website says you can not take first year courses in your "special year":
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    March 11 last year was a Saturday. March 13 last year was a Monday. For whatever that’s worth!!
  15. Thanks for the input. The reason I am confused is that Western's website gives rules in 2 separate paragraphs - "Degree requirements" and "GPA". If you read both paragraphs together, it seems like the 3/5 rule applies to the "special year". I just don't want to be wrong again!!
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