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  1. Interesting! Thanks for the update.
  2. I totally understand needing some reassurance! As for the website, I'm pretty sure there are at least a few pages that aren't totally up to date. If you look here you'll see the percent breakdowns at each stage. There's no place for the MCAT anymore. That said, I understand that they "consider it" for the sake of American applicants who need to submit it to be eligible for US loans, or for undergraduate applicants whose degrees were completed outside of Canada. In that context I understood it simply as a way to "confirm eligibility", and not a competitive point of comparison between applicants. If they tell you otherwise please let us know!
  3. The fact that you've done masters-level studies will give you a bump in the academic ranking since 10% of the academic component of the pre-interview rank depends on "academic context" like graduate studies and progression of course difficulty. Seems like you should be fine in that regard. Sure, maybe your cGPA is slightly below average, but it seems like you're close enough that it's unreasonable to rule you out. If your CASPer/CV are solid then you should be able to at least get an interview I'd think. As for the MCAT, it's effectively irrelevant at this point. Previously it was only used in the post-interview ranking, but as of this cycle the post-interview ranking is 100% based on your interview performance.
  4. Dropping from 27/835 to 830/1035 seems really strange. Was your basis of admission degree the same one for both years? Unless you were screened out this year based on a poor CASPer score this doesn't make any sense to me.
  5. Huh, so even though you made it to the prescreen, you only got an overall ranking, and not a break-down for the three components? Do you mind saying what mistakes you think you made on the CV? As for CASPer, it's still 20% of the ranking and its basically a black box. Unless your GPA or CV will be vastly better for the next cycle, I think it's reasonable to try and maximize your practice for CASPer, and it could be money well spent if just for the peace of mind. Edit: Just checked, and I got my ranking at 2:24pm today. I ranked 790/1035 in the QC University category. My cGPA was 3.35. Does anyone have any way of interpreting my CASPer performance from this? because idfk.
  6. I haven't received my ranking yet either. I was going to wait until Wednesday or Thursday before contacting them, but idk.
  7. I think that sounds right. And yeah I definitely put everything in chronological order. I don't really know what else I did since I didn't save the version of the workbook that I was messing around with. But idk, if you meet the second degree conditions they've outlined, I'm sure that the workbook will either work or they'll look at it more closely when you submit it formally.
  8. So I'm applying this year based on a second degree. I talked to admissions about it and they said that being evaluated on the basis of a second degree itself doesn't put me at any disadvantage compared to others with just a first bachelor's degree. So yeah, you'll be considered to be on the same "level". As for the workbook, I'm not sure. I played around with the last one based on the particular graduation date I'll have relative to when I apply (i.e. I just moved all the dates back by a year) and it worked fine for me and recognized my second degree as my basis of admissions degree. It's been a while though, so I don't remember exactly. If you know for sure that you'll have the 45 credits done before you apply, and will graduate before July 31 2021 (I think that's the date) you should be fine though. If there ends up being a problem with this year's workbook then I'd just contact admissions about it.
  9. AFAIK you're evaluated based on your R-Score if you're applying to the Med-P program right out of a Quebec CEGEP. If you're applying as a University applicant you're evaluated based on GPA. They're two entirely distinct entry streams.
  10. On one hand I understand that their methodology sort of limits what they can provide, but on the other hand this seriously limits the utility of the ranking for people (like me) who expected to rank really poorly on academics, but decently well on the CV/CASPer and were hoping to gain some insight into their competitiveness... I basically applied this year just to get my component-specific rankings LOL. And I agree, it sucks that we don't have any useful information on how they use academic and/or CASPer scores at the file review stage. I'm really not into how much of a black-box CASPer is.
  11. Nope, I haven't received mine either.
  12. No, only courses taken as part of your basis of admission degree will be included in your cGPA. There's no real point in taking undergrad classes after you've graduated unless you still need to complete certain science prerequisites.
  13. Anyone have any idea about why there were ~200 more QC University applicants this year than last? Seems like a big jump. Also does "admitted" include everyone who was admitted, even if they end up rejecting the offer? or does it only include the people who are admitted/registered in the class as of when the stats are published?
  14. You have to request it here: https://www.mcgill.ca/medadmissions/request-ranking-requete-de-classement
  15. Yeah you're right, they got rid of the 8-year expiry policy. I know that you can petition them for certain classes to be considered as prerequisites, so I'm sure that between that and you having an entire degree in physics, they'd consider your background to be sufficient. That said, they do seem to require students with non-North American degrees/coursework to jump through some extra hoops, so it doesn't hurt to make sure. Good luck!
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