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  1. Thanks, I'll give this some thought. Really appreciate it.
  2. My friends have been recommending the same thing. I am getting tons of clinical experience which is great. Calgary does drop your worst year which in my case will be this masters. But they still look at the grades in the 10% global assessment portion of the review. I am interested in this program but it is not my dream, and I'd hate for a few 70s to impact me negatively in the future.
  3. Thanks for the reply. I cannot apply to Dalhousie anyway because I took 4.5 credits each year instead of the full 5. I am an Ontario resident and my hope is to attend either McMaster or Calgary. My cGPA is 3.83 and my sGPA is 3.96 or so. I decided to do a Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy because (1) the profession is interdisciplinary and looks highly rewarding, and (2) I felt that it would be a good backup plan (among other reasons). It looks like I will be finishing this term with 2 high 70s on my transcript. I am really paranoid about how future med schools might perceive these grades. I would hate to have all my effort in undergrad tarnished by these comparatively average grades. I am really not sure what to do. I can withdraw to avoid having 70s on my transcript and raising the suspicion of adcoms or I can stick with it and build experience.
  4. Thanks for the reply. Any clue what schools do look at Masters grades?
  5. Hey guys, I am in need of advice. A career in medicine is my long-term goal. My dream is to attend McMaster university. I will be applying in 2019. cGPA: 3.83 I decided to enroll in a clinical masters program to gain experience for 2 years. It made sense because I need to stay in my hometown for another year or so. My grades in this program are honestly crapola. I am going to be finishing this term with three 70s and a few very low 80s. This clinical program is by no means my passion (interesting, yes... but passion? not at all). I am petrified that these marks are somehow going to bite me in the butt and impact my application to medical school. If you were in my position and had mostly 70s in a masters program... and were very determined to pursue medical school... would you stick out the masters program? Or withdraw? I'm basically paranoid that these grades will impact me down the line. For ex, Calgary med looks amazing, but they do look at your masters grades in global assessment section of the review process. WHAT WOULD YOU DO!??
  6. Thanks. I completed 15 credits between the summer of 2014 and the summer of 2017. I suppose this will be OK? I just want to be 100% sure before I complete a few of the prerequisites I am missing for uOttawa
  7. Hey guys, I only took 4 full year courses in my 2nd year of university. I took a 1.0 course in the summer to make up for it... but NOT during the summer afterwards. I made up for it a few summers afterwards. Will this be ok? Will Ottawa count that year when I completed the 4.0 courses?
  8. TheOne

    weighted GPA Formula

    I think all do except NOSM and McMaster
  9. Hey guys, Does anyone know of a DVM program that does not have prerequisites? Thanks!
  10. Hey y'all, I am a bit confused about how Calgary calculates GPA. I have 3 full-time undergraduate years (strong grades) 1 graduate degree (average grades) Apparently a 2 year graduate degree counts as 1 undergraduate year. I really don't want them to consider my graduate grades. So if Calgary excludes my masters degree, will they look at 3 years of my undergrad or only 2? Thanks!
  11. Not harsh, I appreciate your honesty. Thank-you
  12. Do you think a 3.83 would be competitive enough considering that the average this year was 3.87? I feel like my cGPA is too low
  13. That is what I thought too, but the average GPA of students who were accepted this year was 3.87 :( so I was hoping to get myself closer to that average which I am confident I can do
  14. I wasn't going to bother until I realized that the average GPA of students who were accepted this year was 3.87 :( so I am way below
  15. Hey guys, I completed my undergraduate degree at Western (graduated last year). I am hoping to improve my cGPA (3.83) for McMaster. I was thinking of taking a few courses at Athabasca University. It is my understanding that McMaster WILL count courses completed AFTER a student has graduated so long as they appear on an undergraduate transcript. Is this correct? Can you see any reasons why this would be a bad decision? I am terrified that I will pay for (and complete) courses at Athabasca only to learn that McMaster doesn't recognize them after all.. Thanks a bunch!
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