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  1. Instagrammar

    WGPA and the FCEs

    1) To drop your 8 lowest courses ( 4 FCE assuming 0.5 credits each) you MUST have graduated and are either taking a gap year, 5th year, or enrolled in a masters. 2) Applying in 4th year will allow you to remove your 6 lowest courses (3 FCE). Only those applying without taking full course loads, or, in third year will not have any courses removed.
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    Interview Invites date?

    Nope. I am truly appreciative of the UBC process in that they score your application and give a more objective (mixed in with subjective) measure. Ontario is just generic emails along the lines of "this year we received more than 90000 applications to the MD program, unfortunately......" and that is it.
  3. TIME STAMP: 11:05Interview Invite or Regrets: InviteEarly or Regular Deadline: RegularGPA or AGPA (if applicable): 91-92%MCAT (CPBS / CARS / BBFL / PSBB): above cutoffs Current Degree (UG/Bachelors/Masters/PhD): MastersGeography (IP/OOP): OOP Extracurricular Activities (awards, achievements, volunteering, employment, research, etc.): Generic
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    Interview Invites date?

    Interview invite OOP!
  5. Instagrammar

    Interview Invites date?

    I think UBC is the only school that lets you know the exact week all the information is released haha, most schools just drop an email out of thin air
  6. Instagrammar

    Interview Invites date?

    I can confirm its an MD interview that was sent (not to me)
  7. Instagrammar

    Interview Invites date?

    I keep refreshing OAS and email haha. I do know some interviews have been sent though
  8. Instagrammar

    Interview Invites date?

    Is it me or are there far less people posting regrets this year? I suspect either many used this thread and are not relaying their results to the invite/rejection thread, or in a more sinister turn of a events, a second wave of rejections will occur. It appears there are half as many people posting in comparison to previous years for the Monday.
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    Interview Invites date?

    They come out when their office closes. 8 p.m EST and around 5 p.m PST
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    OOP Averages

    Just a reminder to not be discouraged if you are on the lower end of the OOP average. Concrete fact is the OOP academic AVERAGE for an Invite has been around 91% the past few years (91.44 last cycle). Some people will have 95 averages and some might have 85. A good NAQ can offset any AQ score (assuming the cutoff of OOP is met). Be mindful of reporting bias as well as those with insane averages are more likely to post than those at cut-off.
  11. Hey there Poloma, UBC does not go by GPA, but rather looks at your cumulative average as a percent. Your best bet would be to look at previous interview invite/regret posts to get a better indication of where your grades put you on the 50 point AQ scale. Just remember that if you fulfill a certain credit requirement, your lowest year is removed and thus reflects in a higher grade percent. Even if grades are on the lower end, people with amazing curricular involvement can score unbelievably high on the 50 point NAQ scale. Keep in mind every year the applicant pool changes, and so to does the scaling against other applicants. I can not attest to your academic qualifications since you gave a GPA on a 4.00 scale, but definitely check out the previous years for an approximation and leave some room for a decrease in AQ score year-to-year (as has historically been the case). Sorry this is not much help, but if you have some great extra-curriculars, your chance at an interview is very real!
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    Am I screwed now?

    I had two 60s, and one 70 on my transcript and got a few interviews. You really do not need everything to be 90s as this is a gross misconception of the process.
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    Not Convocating on Time

    I think you need to contact admissions. Many third years that gain admission technically do not complete their honours degree but often fulfill the requirements for a 3 year bachelors degree. I believe as long as you have the minimum number of credits and complete your pre-requisites, you do not necessarily need to finish a four year degree. Double check that though!
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    Interview Selection

    Interview Year (2017): 3.93 Rejection Year (2018): 3.97
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    Interview Selection

    Like most applications that introduce a subjective evaluation component (Casper, essays) there is absolutely no predictive value in the process. As much as we would like to think a stellar GPA/MCAT and extracurriculars merit an interview, this is simply is not the case. I interviewed at Toronto a two years ago (rejected post-interview) then applied last year and received no interview from Toronto. Your essays may resonate with one evaluator, but to another evaluator, might not merit further consideration for an interview. Many applicants feel that the process does have (to an extent) luck involved, and that very well may be the case. As Western moves to a more holistic application measure, it may be likely that 129 in CARS is no longer sufficient for an interview. Unfortunately, there is so much uncertainty with applications that even the "perfect" applicant may not receive any interviews, or may not receive repeat interviews to the same institution in subsequent years. Perusing the invite/refusals threads illustrates how many incredible applicants each year do not receive interviews. The best you can do is patiently wait out this cumbersome timeline until you hear back from your respective schools. Best of luck in your applications (and hopefully future interviews )
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