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  1. Hey Yampotato, When I applied this last cycle we had to have ALL of our supporting documents (reference letters, transcripts etc.) submitted by the application deadline (in your case August 25th). I can’t imagine they have changed that. For applying early, you have the opportunity of being admitted early. I would recommend submitting your application ASAP to have a chance at early admission. I believe I read somewhere on the website that interviews for the class of 2025 will be held online - don’t hold me to that though. For future reference, check the UBC “FAQ” page since most of these questions can be answered there and that way you know the information you receive is correct as it’s straight from the source. As a very last resort don’t hesitate to contact admissions. They are super helpful but tend to get very busy, so ask early if you have any questions you can’t seem to have answered at other places.
  2. I believe only a handful of schools in Canada use the Match to accept applicants. Many schools (such as Western) just accept applicants without using the Match.
  3. Hi, sorry just saw this. My stats were as follows: GPA: ~83-84% DAT: 22AA, 26 PAT ECs: lab research, coops, shadowing hours, leadership roles within clubs at school, and volunteer experience.
  4. Hey, first of all congratulations on your acceptance! I’m also an incoming student and very excited to start. Now, take this with a grain of salt as I also have not started school and know very little about post graduation life. While I think it’s great you’re trying to think ahead, I think it’s also just as important to focus in the moment (easier said than done). Learning about each specialization is definitely a good thing to do, however you can’t really know what you’ll end up excelling at/finding interesting until you start performing the procedures which correspond to each specialty. I think it’s common for incoming dental students to have idealize their plans after school, however, so much can change in those four years. You might find that although one specialty seemed really interesting at the start, you found yourself taking to the liking of another specialty. I think that this can cause people to fall down the path they thought they would like and just end up being miserable and having the “grass is always greener” mindset. I think that’s it’s just important to be really open minded about it, and not go into it bull-headed with your eyes on one specialty. Learning about each specialty is definitely helpful, but just ensure that you don’t force yourself to like a specialty once in school. I’m excited to talk to future colleagues and sharing ideas, so thank you for starting this discussion!
  5. Thanks, no I only applied to UBC so I got pretty lucky. I wish you the best of luck!
  6. I wouldn’t stress too much about it. Since it is rolling admissions I’m sure more acceptances will come out!
  7. Just got accepted IP! Beyond excited and will be attending in the fall.
  8. Is anybody in Victoria wanting to practice? I can meet anywhere.
  9. The application portal with the checklist. However, I applied directly through UBC so it may be different if you applied through the ADEA
  10. I would say if you haven’t received any communication from UBC to check the portal. Perhaps the email was sent to spam by accident? You may have an offer waiting that you did not know about!
  11. Invite, IP GPA: 83% AA: 22 PAT: 26 Thought I had some decent extracurriculars and a good essay!
  12. Ahaha i completely understand where you’re coming from. I feel the same way - each passing day I’m less and less anxious.
  13. I haven’t heard anything. It may be a result of the snow day, or perhaps it is because they introduced new sections on the application and they just want to thoroughly go through them? I’m not completely sure! Was crossing my fingers that we would have had some communication by now. Not sure if I speak for anyone else but I’m extremely nervous!
  14. I believe in the past they have come out on the third Monday of January. Crossing my fingers we hear back then!
  15. Correct me if I’m wrong, but they now included EC’s and a personal statement (in addition to an array of questions) for their application. Because of this, they will likely be using a more holistic approach to extend their invites. However, those are pretty good stats so as long as you have good EC’s I’m sure you have a pretty good shot. Hopefully we will get to meet at the interview stage!
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