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Ms. Chip Skylark

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  1. I emailed them about something similar to this a year ago. From my understanding all attempts are calculated within the best 2 years and repeating a class will not be a red flag on your application. However, in my case I was repeating one class to get the minimum prerequisite average (which they have since changed to a pass/fail for prerequisite courses) and not multiple courses as you say you are planning on doing. Best bet is to email them about your situation directly. Hope that helps!
  2. Yeah, you would have to apply after you graduate for your fourth year marks to be considered in the competitive GPA. But there is no harm in applying in your fourth year. It's good practice and you never know you just might get an interview with your first 3 year GPA!
  3. Hey everyone, Does anyone know just how much of a "boost" applicants with a masters degree get on their competitive average for Schulich? 1%, 2%?
  4. Does McMaster not give percentage marks on the transcript? If they do, it's just an average of those.
  5. In terms of percentile, yes, but not your score out of 30 which is what the schools use for admissions and what matters at the end of the day.
  6. UWO ABS looks at awards, employment, hobbies, leadership/teamwork skills, shadowing, research and volunteer work. It would be best if you had something to write down for each of those sections by application time!
  7. Remember that your DAT score and the number of times you took it is reported to schools!
  8. I had the Kaplan DAT app that generates practice quizzes for PAT, BIO, CHM. I have a 2-hour bus ride to school and a 2-hour bus ride back home that I usually spend napping but while studying for the DAT I spent all my time on the bus going through different questions every day. I find that the best thing to do is not cram all your DAT studying for weekends only and school studying for weekdays, but to spread it all out throughout the week. You learn more/retain information better by spreading out your studying into little bits a day, some for school and some for DAT, instead of it all in big chunks!
  9. Are they asking you to list down things you've done that showcase your leadership/teamwork skills? Like being a member of a club or volunteering---but wouldn't that go under the volunteer section then?
  10. UPDATE: they said that even if I retake the class, it won't replace the original mark I get in it. It still meets the requirements even if it's an exclusion on the transcript but my GPA is going to drop because they'll use the original mark
  11. Oh wow, that's a really good range! I've already emailed the admissions office and am waiting for their response. My first 2 years don't meet their admissions requirements since they weren't 5-credit years so I hope I still meet their requirements for my 3rd year. I really don't want to have to take another year of undergrad
  12. If you're confident that you should have gotten a better score then go for it!
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