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  2. I think they’ll just omit it. They will probably give an update soon.
  3. It gets easier trust me. I wish you the best and feel free to pm me if you like.
  4. Please go back and look at what I actually wrote instead of going to conclusions. I acknowledged the fact that there are people who were affected with COVID-19, and that they should be accommodated for. However, there are also a lot of people who shouldn't suffer just because we had three weeks of online classes. I said there should be options for both sides, and as doctors, I feel that lots of challenges will come our way such as COVID-19, and we should still learn how to work hard and manage stress despite whatever comes our way.
  5. I had no idea they will take grades from our worse semesters. Lots of people worked extremely hard and studied, and on top of that, had a job and paid for their tuition this semester just to get into medical school. I could have stayed home instead of going to university this semester and not have paid tuition or rent, or studied extremely hard, if I knew the end result would be this. I feel like if they do this, they should consider other extenuating circumstances, like mental health, tuition money, hard work and dedication that went into this semester. This process alone will disqualify a lot of people. I get if they only left out Winter 2020 term, but for them to take grades from our worse years considering their wGPA rule is plain unfair.
  6. I definitely get what you mean, and this is very unfair for everyone who were counting on wGPA. People who worked harder this semester due to everything going online should not have to suffer, and be told that all of their hard work went into nothing. You are also right in that we had 3/4 of the semester completed anyway. I just hope the admissions committee does not only look at this in a one-sided manner, and actually look at all sides before making this decision.
  7. That’s what I was worried about. If they just leave the Winter 2020 term from their calculation of wGPA, my GPA drops by two points which is fine I guess. If they decide to take one of my worse semesters though in order to calculate wGPA, my GPA drops a significant amount.
  8. https://www.ualberta.ca/covid-19/updates/04/2020-04-06-changes-to-admissions-for-fall-2020.html
  9. I see your point of view but don’t forget that we did 3/4 of the semester in class. This new policy just throws away the hard work of countless people who had good grades while keeping up with ECs and other commitments.
  10. I sent an email to their medical school advisor. I feel that if they see a lot of people are affected badly with this new process, they might consider leaving it as an option, instead of not considering it at all.
  11. It's not really fair since it benefits certain people and is a disadvantage to others. Another reason why this is unfair is because most universities had the P/F system as an option for students to use, and since it was not mandatory for us to use, there were a lot of students who did not use the P/F system. We were also already done 3/4 of the semester, and only completed 1/4 of the semester online. Students should at least have the option of having their grades for this semester be calculated or eliminated from their applications. Otherwise, it would be a huge waste of hard work, dedication, and tuition that went into this semester.
  12. It only applies to Winter 2020 semester according to their website, but I am assuming full year courses would not be calculated if they fall in Winter 2020.
  13. How does everyone feel about this? If Winter 2020 was one of my best semesters and they choose to eliminate it from grade calculations, will they use one of my worse semesters to calculate wGPA?
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