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  1. Will the school accept the MCAT as replacement for ISAT? Is there a testing location in Alaska? How are visas for Americans? Do people bring their families with them easily? (2 dual citizen kids and 1 American husband, I keep wondering how much of a headache that would be)
  2. Dal sends an email rejecting all applicants who don’t meet the CASPer cut off at once & other stats are not factored in at this stage. The cut off is 1.5 SD below the mean for the respective applicant pool. I’m gonna go out on a limb and speculate that if OP applied it’s because they probably thought they met GPA/MCAT expectations.
  3. Hey, just so you know you’re not alone. I have the same question. Unfortunately all my applications have been sent (like 1600$ worth of CASPer requiring apps throughout Canada). Very discouraging but there’s still a chance. Someone commented in another thread about not making an interview at Mac with high GPA and CARS (so low CASPer presumably) and being accepted at Ottawa.
  4. It would be a Q for them, maybe? I’m also a QC applicant. I’ve lived in Alaska for 8 years but because it’s outside of Canada I don’t think it makes it in their context calculations. Lol! On verra ben. Bonne chance à tous.
  5. They wouldn’t waste their time doing that. The rejection is solely based on being less than 1.5 SD below the mean for one’s applicant pool.
  6. I’m betting everybody who had a subpar CASPer got the email sent out automatically this morning. That’s just speculation as that’s all anyone can do.
  7. Awww sorry. Only 5 of them don’t use it this year! I wish they would be honest and let us know our scores as they come in. It’s like applying to Harvard with a 485 MCAT without knowing. Might as well throw money & time out the window.
  8. I'm OOP so I knew it was going to be hard, but the fact that I was so far below the mean isn't a good sign for my other applications. The e-mail says my file review is complete and that my application was coded ineligible because I failed to meet the minimum CASPer requirement. For Dal that's usually 1.5 SD below the mean minimum, in your applicant pool. Still there's 6-700 people that apply OOP so I didn't do so hot. I took the CASPer snapshot. It was not as bad as I expected, but I don't think I knocked it out of the park either. Two questions were extremely similar, so I was a bit confused there. I don't think they reviewed the snapshot since my score wasn't high enough. I did fine on CARS, I'm taking ethics & literature classes, I've done their practice multiple times, out of desperation from last year's performance I've read most of the (Be-Mo) book hoping that might help. I'm at a loss. Thanks Not giving up but definitely feeling discouraged.
  9. Hi current med students! I'm here for reassurance, I guess. I keep getting poor marks on my CASPer (I know because of my results in QC last year and this morning I received a notice from Dal saying I was more than 1.5 SD below the mean of my applicant pool). I'm just feeling so discouraged. People keep saying that you'd have to be "a psycho" to do poorly on CASPer, but I beg to differ, I'm not perfect but I'm pretty sure I'm not a psycho. My answers are perhaps not well developed because I run out of time, and also as a bilingual person I struggle more than the usual with expressing myself quickly and effectively... 1.6 min/question is not a lot of time - but I always try to look at the situation from several angles, find the most pressing issue, not make quick judgments on the characters, and to explain myself as well as I can, etc. I'm set to take the French exam in 3 weeks and man, I'm starting to wonder if it's worth it. Anyway I'm looking for a glimmer of hope. Has anyone gotten an interview into a Canadian medical school knowing that their CASPer wasn't the best? Was your GPA, MCAT and ECs able to compensate? Were you still able to do well in the interview if you did poorly on CASPer? (Since that's supposed to be a predictor of interview performance). Thanks for helping a girl out At the very least let's have a discussion about CASPer Be gentle, please. Not my best morning.
  10. That wouldn't surprise me. There's hundreds applying - most of them apply because they know they have stellar stats. Then they cherry pick 60-100 of the best for the interview, and have to pick 10 out of those, so yeah, it's a tough crowd. Actually that MCAT seems low at an equivalent of 512... if you look at places like MB or SK which have similar number of OOP seats the minimum MCAT is between like 522 and 528... if that's any consolation.
  11. Finalement, le message qu'ils m'avaient envoyé avait pas vraiment rapport. Ils ont juste pris un peu plus de 48hr pour me donner mon code d'accès et UNIP mais finalement je l'ai reçu ce matin. Merci!
  12. Bonjour à tous, J'ai soumis mon application à l'UdeM il y a des cela quelques jours. Je suis cependant incapable d'accéder le "Centre Étudiant" et je comprends pas du tout comment ça marche. J'ai pas de difficulté au niveau technologie d'habitude mais là, ça va pas bien mon affaire. L'Udem m'a envoyé un message en me disant que "Vous pourrez dorénavant ouvrir une session directement sur notre site" sans partager de lien. Ils me donnent mon e-mail et un mot de passe pour se faire, mais ça marche pas du tout si j'essaie d'utiliser ça comme sign up dans le Centre Étudiant. Sérieux qu'est-ce que j'ai manqué? Je mets ça ici en espérant que quelqu'un aura la réponse à ma question plus vite que L'Udem. Merci!
  13. Je ravive ce thread pour les nouveaux et ceux qui sont restés dans la poussière le printemps passé.. haha - Les applications ouvrent dans quelques jours, bonne chance à tous cette année!
  14. Peut-être qu'il y a plein d'étudiants qui ont remis leurs carrière en question à cause du covid-19? lol!
  15. Kill me now, I forgot to pay the fee because I was so wrapped up getting ready for my MCAT on the 31st. I paid for the WES eval, it was like 250$. I feel sooo stupid. Good luck y'all!
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