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  1. CoffeeOtter

    McMaster Waitlist Party

    The OP-gets-acceptance prophecy has been fulfilled! CONGRATS
  2. CoffeeOtter

    McMaster Waitlist Party

    OMG I'M SO HAPPY FOR YOU! I'm gonna have a smile of my face for the rest of the day Now go represent us water animals
  3. CoffeeOtter

    McMaster Waitlist Party

    Same. I don't think I would've felt nearly as bad being rejected up front.
  4. CoffeeOtter

    McMaster Waitlist Party

    Fingers crossed so hard it's wrapped around back to the original side
  5. CoffeeOtter

    McMaster Waitlist Party

    From checking the waitlist threads at other schools, it seems that Ottawa, Queen's, and Western are still to send out more offers. Western had a batch this morning so there may be a small movement today. Next Mon is the deadline to accept for the last batch Queen's sent out, and we also have the next batch of offers from Ottawa and Queen's, so we should see some movement from people holding out on their McMaster offers but preferring other schools.
  6. CoffeeOtter

    McMaster Waitlist Party

    If you wouldn't mind, could you tell me which sender email address they used? I want to set up a custom alert so my heart rate doesn't spike with every email notification
  7. CoffeeOtter

    McMaster Waitlist Party

    Welp, time to bring out the emergency feel-good chocolate and try to forget about it if there's no particular day to expect it.
  8. CoffeeOtter

    McMaster Waitlist Party

    Thanks for doing the work, not just for us but for future applicants too if they find this thread!
  9. CoffeeOtter

    McMaster Waitlist Party

    Not primary data, but I found this post from the 2015 thread. Seems that around 20 out of 28 people got off the waitlist. (Also, I checked and Quokka did get accepted in 2017!)
  10. CoffeeOtter

    McMaster Waitlist Party

    Any chance you've done this for past years and knows around what percentage of waitlisted people get accepted?
  11. CoffeeOtter

    McMaster Waitlist Party

    Go about my day as usual for my research-based master's. How about you?
  12. How long's your commute (and car vs transit)? Do you structure your "Hamilton hours" differently because of the commute, like staying later during weekdays and not going on weekends? Question for any McMaster students: My main interests are psychiatry and public health, and my only other considered specialty being pathology because I like lab work. How are opportunities for these at McMaster compared to other schools? (I know that is a bit general) And swoman what do you mean by risking being unprofessional?
  13. CoffeeOtter

    McMaster Waitlist Party

    Actually I just took the number 350 from swoman without checking the actual stats. There being 316 would shift the percentages a bit lower, but I think we can be confident in saying that we have anywhere between 40% and 80% of getting an offer.
  14. CoffeeOtter

    McMaster Waitlist Party

    Here's my analysis of what we may be able to expect. Assumptions and steps below. Tl;dr 47% of us will get a spot if we assume they outright reject 20% of interviewees; that number goes up to 78% if they outright reject 30% of interviewees. On the forums 39 people posted their invites to interview and 2 people posted getting an invite after being waitlisted. So far, 13 people got accepted, 13 waitlisted, and 1 rejected, so only 27 out of 41 interviewees posted. However, us waitlisted people are the most likely to post because, unlike accepted or rejected people, our application process still has not ended. I assume then that all who were waitlisted posted (pretty confident) and that every waitlisted person also posted their invite to interview (relatively confident). So that means that 13/41 or 32% of interviewees got waitlisted*, and as swoman estimated, 350/552 or 63% of interviewees will be offered spots. These two groups of people form a venn diagram. The intersection of the venn diagram is what we are interested in representing people who get waitlisted AND get offered a spot. From the above, in principle it's possible that no waitlisted person gets offered a spot, but that would imply that there is no overlap in the venn diagram, and so only (100-(63+32))% = 5% of interviewees were rejected outright (the outside of the venn diagram). Obviously, that's unreasonably low. So now we start to speculate. Suppose 20% of interviewees were rejected outright. We then have 80% of interviewees left to account for 32% waitlisted and 63% offered. 32%+63% = 95%, greater than 80% by 15% which is exactly the overlap of the venn diagram. The fraction of people who get waitlisted AND offered a spot over the total number of waitlisted people is 15%/32% = 47%. We have about a coin toss chance of being offered a spot assuming a 20% rate of outright rejection. The higher the outright rejection rate, the better our chances. We can do another scenario assuming 30% rate of outright rejection. We then have (32+63-(100-30))/32 % = 78%. Interestingly, from this analysis, we can say that the outright rejection rate can be no higher than 37%. At higher than 37%, there is not enough waitlisted people to fulfill the statistic of 63% interviewees being offered spots. * This assumes the 41 posters on the forums is representative of the population of 552. I think it's justified because applicants on both ends of the bell curve would post: on one end the highly capable and motivated people who would use every single available resource including forums, and on the other end the people whose chances are worse and were excited to receive an invite.
  15. Result: Waitlisted Time-stamp: 7:54 AM cGPA: 3.84 CARS: 129 MMI: My impression right after was 1 really good, 1 good, 3 satisfactory, 3 below average, and 2 terrible Year: 2nd year Master's Geography: IP This was my first MMI experience and I thought my performance was a bit shaky. I learned tons though and started thinking about ways to improve for next year right after coming out. I expected either a rejection or the waitlist and am glad it's the latter!
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