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  1. livinthelife

    CBL Portal issues

    I tried it today, it worked for me.
  2. Didn't like at first, but now it's starting to grow on me lol
  3. Can someone from Calgary post a better pic of it? Is it even close to the Jalapeño red? Looks more like reddish orange
  4. livinthelife

    MD Financial 2018 Backpacks?

    I just noticed that in addition to the zippers, the stitching on the black stripes at the top left and right of the bag are green (not sure if this was seen already). ALL BETS ON GREEN!!
  5. I can help out as well if anyone needs some assistance! My first application cycle was this year, and I was accepted to UBC as well as a few Ontario schools. I'd love to help with NAQ entries or general advice on how to strengthen your apps.
  6. livinthelife

    Effective Personal Statement

    To start off, what do you mean by "it's not high enough"? Does this mean that it simply has not made the school's cutoff which you are applying to? If so, no personal statement will be able to compensate for the score, as your application will not be eligible. With that being said, if you simply think your score is low, however it is still eligible, I'd advise to still apply to your prospective schools. If you don't mind sharing your MCAT score and schools you are looking to apply to, I (and I'm sure many people on this forum) would be happy to give you realistic advice on whether your MCAT is competitive or not. I would like to add I felt I had a weaker MCAT as well, and ended up getting into 3 schools this year and it was my first application cycle. MCAT is weighed more or less heavily depending on the school, and some schools simply use it as a baseline prerequisite (ie, UofT only checks to see if you have 125's in each section and does not consider the MCAT beyond that), thus other aspects of your application can compensate for a less than stellar MCAT. Hope this is of some help to you, and best of luck in your applications.
  7. Mine was just posted this evening
  8. I am as well and also accepted on May 11 but still no letter. Probably just takes time as you mentioned, theres a lot of us to process.
  9. Weird, mine still isn't available :/
  10. livinthelife

    AGPA Calculation

    Close, but not quite. If you are eligible for AGPA, your lowest 30 credits in a single year will be dropped. Therefore, if you took more than 30 credits, only the lowest 30 will be removed and the rest will still contribute towards your AGPA. Here is a blurb directly from the UBC Admissions website. At most, 30 credits can be dropped. If more than 30 credits are presented in the worst academic year, the 30 credits with the lowest grades will be removed. It will be lowest year after converting your grades to percentage, as UBC does not use GPA but rather a percentage system.
  11. livinthelife

    AGPA Calculation

    The lowest 30 credits in one particular year are dropped. I believe summer courses are counted, except for the summer before the current application cycle, ie this summer's grades will not count towards the AQ calculation (I could be wrong on this, so someone please correct me if so).
  12. livinthelife

    CMA backpacks

    Loving the Emerald Green and Jalapeño red! Low key hope it's the emerald green tho... Is the MD Financial logo no longer going to be on the bags since they're not really a CMA company anymore?
  13. livinthelife

    MD Financial/Backpacks

    MD Financial/CMA just announced today that the company will be sold to Scotia bank. Do you think this will effect the class of 2022 from receiving an MD financial backpack??