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Ms. Chip Skylark

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  1. 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%?
  2. Does McMaster not give percentage marks on the transcript? If they do, it's just an average of those.
  3. 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.
  4. 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!
  5. Remember that your DAT score and the number of times you took it is reported to schools!
  6. 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!
  7. 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?
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. If you're confident that you should have gotten a better score then go for it!
  11. Hope this doesn't freak you out even more. I was writing my biochem exam yesterday (worth 50%) and was walking into it pretty confident with an 86%. Basically got the biggest migraine I've ever had 20 minutes after starting and I'm pretty sure I failed since I left 1/3 of the questions blank since I couldn't think straight. It was too late to leave the room since I had already started the exam and no way to defer it after starting. Sooooo I'll need to retake the class this summer now :/ WORST. EXAM. EXPERIENCE. EVER. I don't mind retaking it, but I'm worried that I won't meet Western's admission requirements anymore. I have 5.5 credits so I would still meet the full course load requirement but biochem is a third-year course and they say you need 3 credits at your level of study or above. I had exactly 3/5.5 at the 3rd-year level or above (I'm in 3rd year) but if I retake biochem the summer, and the biochem I took this year shows up as an exclusion on my transcript, is that okay? Will it still meet the requirement because I did technically take the course?? freaking out. send help pls.
  12. Yeah, I agree. I had taken the DAT November 2018 and gotten marks ~18 but retook it in February 2019 and got ~23. I had heard people saying that the November DAT was harder and I never believed them but that's what I noticed from my experience with it as well. Take it again!!
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