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  1. U of T drops your lowest year, so this skews the GPA higher. Most but not all do similar things. Some even take your top two years. This will help boost your application GPA. The DAT usually factors around 10-20% of your interview/acceptance evaluation, while GPA factors in at about 55-65% depending on the school. If you are way off the mark, your DAT won't necessarily compensate, but it can help a bit if you are looking for a slight boost, as those percentages would suggest.
  2. You would need to apply in your fourth year for schools which only consider your top two years. For schools which consider your top three years (ie. drop your worst year) you would need to apply one year after graduating to drop your first year.
  3. The interest rate regardless of what bank you chose will be the same. The best two banks to go with are RBC and Scotiabank. I'd say scotia is slightly better in terms of what they offer. OSAP does provide loans, but not a lot. OSAP and private lenders (ie. banks) are your only options. The LOC is more than sufficient to pay for your dental education.
  4. You have a good application based off of your DAT and GPA. I would do your best for the interview and the rest is out of your control.
  5. You would ultimately choose one US school as your backup plan (deposit would be paid to hold the spot). Canadian interviews occur much later than the US ones. If you are accepted to a Canadian school you can accept that if that is your decision. Your spot in the US would be given to another candidate on the waitlist...
  6. Because you have graduated from a non-CODA accredited dental school you would need to go through a qualifying program (two to two and a half years in a dental school) in the USA or Canada. You can also do a two year residency (GPR or AEGD) if you are able to be accepted into one of those programs (much harder to do as an international). Another option is if you apply to specialty in the USA. Doing so will also fulfill the requirements for licensure (at least two years in a CODA Accredited dental school). This is leaving aside the board exam requirements and the visa issues for you to be able to work in the USA.
  7. When I was applying to both I asked about this. The acceptance of one has no weight on the acceptance of the other. The admissions committees of Medicine and Dentistry are entirely independent, though the same interview score will be given to both committees. I was accepted to both on the day they handed out the admissions, so it entirely doable, but from knowing many other people who did the same, most of them were accepted to one and not the other.
  8. About a couple of weeks after receipt of the transcripts usually.
  9. at this point you have to hope that there may be one or two spots of movement, but i would be surprised if it was significantly more than that.
  10. It is more difficult to specialize as an Australian graduate yes, but not impossible. I'm not sure about working in Canada as a specialist if you graduated from an Australian specialty school... In the case that it is more difficult to specialize in Australia then ideally try to get into a Canadian school or if you can afford the US tuition then go for that.
  11. Australia is a little more doable than USA due to the exchange rate but it is still pricey. If you have family to help you out it should be doable. You can make a rough estimate of the interest rates based on pre-covid interest rates and how much you will have taken out per year.
  12. Yes. Not point in taking out a loan if you will pay interest on it. It is around the same job prospects. As a Canadian you would be able to work under the TN visa which is not a problem. At least under those circumstances you would be earning US dollars.
  13. Well that is obvious. Can you afford 115k USD a year including living costs? Cuz I don't know many people who could do that without taking a loan.
  14. Not sure I understand your question. Are you asking about until you withdraw the money from your account? If you are working with a private bank (you would need a US citizen to cosign for your loan) then until you use the loan there is no interest accrued...
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