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  1. Hey guys! I work at Dal in & around the Tupper Building, and it looks as though the University is on its' way to shutting down (which makes sense why the decision letters will not be coming out until April). I will be sure to post here once the schol opens back up to faculty & staff, as hopefully that will be an indication on decision letter release! Wishing everyone the best of luck. Stay safe and stay healthy
  2. Last year the decision letters came around 1:30, but that was a pretty big outlier. In the past the letters typically come out before noon, so I've given up for today to save myself the stress!
  3. As a Dal employee who works in & around the Tupper Building, as of right now "all staff are expected to continue to report for work" (unless experiencing symptoms). So as of this moment, any members of the admissions committee would still be expected to be present for any meetings they may have. If Dal does end up closing (including all research, teaching, and administrative staff), then that's when the delays would occur. This is just my opinion, of course, knowing what I know
  4. In terms of the MCAT scoring, I know that the breakdown is similar to that of the GPA, where a certain range of MCAT scores equates to a score out of 10 (ie. a 507-512 = 8/10, hypothetically). As such, a 493 would allow you to apply, but you would probably end up with a fairly low score/10. In terms of what to do for studying/focusing on the MCAT this summer, it all depends on you, how familiar are you with the material on it, etc. I personally took 3 months to study for it while working part-time and did respectably. In terms of an honours degree, I don't believe having the honurs' degree on its own makes much difference, however the opportunities that could arise from doing one (conferences, publications, the ability to pursue gradate studies, etc.) is where most of the value comes from. I hope that that all makes sense & is somewhat helpful!
  5. Both of those would round up! Their GPA entries are rounded to 1 decimal place across the board. In terms of the point allocation, unless they've changed it, it goes like this: 4.0 = 15/15 3.9 = 14/15 3.8 = 13/15 etc.... Hope this helped!
  6. I am an IP, but for last year's application cycle I had a 3.75 rounded up to a 3.8. However I am not entirely sure if the same would apply when it comes to application cut-offs.
  7. Aside from the early 2018 release date, the acceptance letters have typically come out during the Med1/2 March Break (this year it's the week of March 16-20). Talking to friends of mine currently in Med 1 & 2, they all seem to have the impression that that will be the case again this year. I know it's easier said than done, but I won't be overly stressing or obsessively refreshing my email until March 16. Would definitely urge everyone else to try and have the same mindset to save yourself from the unneeded stress.
  8. If it's the NS government funding the seats, than they will be for NS residents. There will be a preference for rural/African Nova Scotian/Indigenous applicants, but any remaining seats would be allocated to NS applicants.
  9. Very rarely see any PEI activity on here due to population, but maybe this can help the few of us get an idea of where we're at!
  10. I Know that a 510 is 8/10, and I believe 3.9 = 14/15 (so 22/25 average). I'm also curious if that is the average of NS acceptances or ALL acceptances, as I had the same breakdown as a PE applicant.
  11. IP Waitlist (PE applicant, although I thought I was NS hmm) 67.70 I knew I had a very weak GPA from one of my applying semesters so pleasantly surprised to still get on the wait list this year! Slightly below average on supplemental & slightly above average on interview.
  12. If we don’t hear anything tomorrow I’m going to be very worried.... I’ve been told my whole life to beware the Ides of March
  13. Based on every past year on this site, acceptances appear to always come out before 11am. So once that time passes, I just tell myself it's going to be tomorrow. The amount of calls they're getting is probably driving them up the wall, and at the end of the day they aren't going to give us a date of release. So I would say try to relax for today, and hopefully we got some news tomorrow!
  14. Based on what I heard from this year's crop of Med1's, people are explicitly told that they're on the waitlist.
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