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  1. Hello guys, I am wondering if anyone have any insight into this. Does the full-time requirement in McGill (8 courses over 2 semesters) a must-have to apply and be considered? It says so on the website but every school defines 'full time' differently - so if I was a full time in my school but not in McGill, would they still count it as full-time? I am debating whether it would be wise to even apply because there is one year in my transcript where I took only 7 courses (which is still considered full time in my university) and I'm afraid they might not even consider me as an applicant. If anyone had the same situation, applied, and had an interview invite or got waitlisted/accepted, please let me know! it would be a tremendous help.
  2. Hi guys! in the to do list, are we supposed to see something like 'Received transcript of grades to date' for the June 15 deadline? Mine only says UofA requested the transcript for me in April, doesn't say they received anything. I've requested my transcript to be mailed today just in case but feeling unsure.
  3. Thanks for your input. I will set my mind for Canada for now. But still just curious, can international students in Australia receive loans? Or is it somehow transferable from Canada?
  4. Hi, so recently I heard from the dentist that I shadow that it may be better for me to attend Australian dental school and start working early rather than completing my bachelor in Canada and then attending Canadian dental school, since completing university + dental school costs money. I am in my second year so if I do go to Australian dental school the following year, I would save 2 years during which I could work and start earning money. If I do get to attend Canadian dental school (whenever that may be), however, I would pay about half the tuition price compared to that of Australian schools. I am still unsure which option would save more money as of now. This is one of the factors to consider. Another is my chance of getting into dental school in Canada. So, if I do not have much chance at Canadian dental school, sooner or later - I will go to Australian dental school (and the faster that is, the more money I would save.) But I honestly am not sure about my chances. I currently finished my 2nd year, have ~3.92/4.0 GPA, completed all the pre-reqs, have DAT scores as follows - Carving: 15, PAT: 22, reading: 19 (First time taking DAT). What are my chances in getting into canadian dental school? The only school I believe I have chance would be U of A, as other schools use percentage for GPA and the conversion would bring my GPA down. Last factor is that I received a scholarship that covers a great, but not full, amount of my tuition for 4 years of my degree. Considering this and the chance that I may receive additional scholarships (so that I essentially pay very little for my undergraduate education), would it be better to just hope for the best while staying in Canada and continue to try applying for dental schools here rather than attending Australian dental school earlier on? I know myself very well and I know I want to become a dentist regardless of which path I take to get there but I am exploring on ways that would help me to save money while debating what my chances are to pursue dentistry. What are you guys' thoughts? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
  5. Do dental schools consider course load? It is not explicitly said on school websites, and I assume it is different for every school. I was considering taking an extra year in my undergraduate degree but after hearing that course load is considered by dental schools, I am not sure if I should do so. Regardless of whether course load is considered or not, is it recommended to take at least 5 courses per semester? If you guys think so, why? I am curious about this and would really appreciate if someone could give some information.
  6. I am in my second year in biology and I want to become involved in research this summer, even if the research is not necessarily my project. I found 4~5 professors who I have not met in person and are currently doing research on a topic that I find interesting and want to learn more about. Their research topic is related to biology but more an application of biological concepts in other fields. I have experience in the lab from previous courses, but not outside of those classes, and finished all science courses in my first year well with relatively high GPA (I believe I will be able to get the NSERC based on my GPA). I am uncertain about my chances however and so I am not sure if it would be better to contact one professor at a time or all of them at once. Also would it be better to send them an email explaining why I am interested etc, or send them an email to set up a meeting time with them to express my interest in person and learn more about their research project? Thanks in advance for any help/suggestions
  7. Hello guys, I plan on withdrawing from a course (which is not a requirement either for my degree and U of A dentistry) because I have been working hard to get a good or even decent grade in the course, but the grade is so far not good and it just seems like the course itself does not fit me. Will "W" affect my chance of getting into dental school? Another note, at my current university, it will show up as "W" in my transcript, but I'm not sure if that will be the same if my transcript gets transferred to U of A. There's a section in U of A website that shows grading, and I found this: IP* withdrew from or failed course in progress (assigned to Part A of a Two-Term or One-Term A/B Course where the final grade assigned to Part B is a withdrawal or failure) I'm not sure if this applies to me. The course I am taking (and plan on dropping) is one-term, and there is no multiple "parts" to the course... but getting this sounds worse than "W". I'm really worried about my situation right now, so any info is really appreciated.
  8. I noticed that Cliff's AP 3rd edition does not go that deep into vertebrate anatomy and physiology. Would you say that going over Cliff's AP 3rd ed is enough to cover that section?
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