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    McMaster Waitlist Party

    I appreciate you responding and confirming that where no-one else would!
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    McMaster Waitlist Party

    What is the size of McMaster's waitlist? I haven't seen a single rejection yet and I see that they send out 330 offers (with only 206 spots), so maybe literally everyone else is waitlisted?
  3. Status: Waitlisted Timestamp: 7:54AM Geography: IP cGPA: 3.69 CARS: 128 Year: done UG Casper: Must have gone well to make up for GPA and CARS but doesn't matter post-interview! MMI: 3 stations felt horrible including the role playing, 2 felt strong, rest I don't even remember.
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    GPA dilemma

    I got an interview at McMaster, but, I am not in, so take this with a grain of salt. I applied with a 3.69 wGPA and have 2 C-s on my transcript. I also only got a 128 on my CARS section. If you prepare well for the Casper you can more than make up for a weak GPA.
  5. TIME STAMP: March 25th, 2019 1:48 pm EST Result: Regrets wGPA: 3.89 MCAT: 516 (130/128/130/128) ECs: Lots of research (2 first author, 2 oral presentations, won awards for each presentation.), activities with leadership, varied employment (construction, farming, then lab research). Not sure how well my essays reflected my ability, perhaps poorly. Essays: I spent a lot of time on them and I was very proud of them. Year: 5 years to complete UG. Working now. Geography: IP Simultaneously surprised and not surprised. UofT values high GPA and doesn't care about the MCAT. They must have a reason, it must suit their teaching style at their school. Realistically, I am the antithesis applicant (my cGPA is around a 3.69, but I am pretty sure they don't look at that? Maybe when it comes down to splitting hairs at end of cycle picking people to interview they dive a bit deeper and saw my first two years were pretty poor).
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    Post-interview discussion

    I had a 3.89
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    Should I write an academic explanations essay?

    I can't speak scientifically. However, for every school I wrote an academic explanation essay I did not receive an interview while I did elsewhere. I do not think it is possible to write about something that affected you so severely without still sounding like it affects you and thus it is better to just ignore it and hope that the admissions committee truly does take a holistic approach towards reviewing your application. Honestly, I get it, you can't let students in who might crack again and waste precious government resources. Unless you have a truly traumatic event, parent dying, and it isn't your depression from lack of motivation that you eventually figured out (more of a personal problem vs external event) I would avoid it. I didn't even read your post if you stated your issue, I just give this generic answer to everyone as I think it is the truth.
  8. So if we hear nothing by tomorrow evening, that is it? No interview to Queen's?
  9. So there is hope!! Hahaha
  10. Wait, so if you recieved a rejection notice, you might still get another e-mail later saying a place opened up and there is now room for interviews?
  11. Time Stamp: 12:02 pm (30 Jan 2019)Result: RejectGPA: 3.83-3.88MCAT: 516 (no score below 128)Geography (IP/OOP): OOPExtracurricular Activities: Pretty broad I'd like to think, research, deep volunteering. Wrote a letter of extenuating circumstances and I think it may have shone me in a negative light.CASPer: Interview at places that place decent emphasis on CASPer with an average/bit below average CARS score.
  12. Result: Regrets Time Stamp: 9:00 a.m Interview Date: - wGPA/cGPA: they do last 2 years right? 3.90 (I think) / 3.65-3.75 ish Year: 5 year UG, working now MCAT: 516 ECs: Quite broad, diverse, long term, with some personal non-traditional stuff. A few first author publications and oral presentation awards on research. Geography: IP I really wanted Queen’s and I honestly thought my academic climb from 1st to 5th year as well as some of my sketch would make me look holistic. I consider myself non-traditional. However, as we know it is hard to predict what exactly Queen’s is looking for. Bummer! Good luck to everyone else
  13. Hahaha man what do you mean average! Your ECs define holistic applicant. Also, that is an absurd MCAT score and GPA. Best of luck my friend, you will get in somewhere eventually.
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