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  1. Haha sorry for the ninja. Yeah, we'll see I guess. I am personally not writing it again, so it doesn't matter so much for me - I would just love some clarification on whether it is a full re-application with re-use of scores, or just a token interview being added to their otherwise normal interview cohort of ~550. It has massive implications for post-interview scoring/rank list.
  2. Sorry, you are correct. I guess the email may clarify - if you're taking it again for other schools, don't send it to us? Who knows. That's just my guess though. They did say they're going to send us a follow-up email RE: casper, so hopefully we get some more info then.
  3. I think we'll get more information when they email us RE: Casper. If they mention re-using scores, it will seem that we are just "re-applying", and theoretically qualifying for an interview again. If we don't make the normal cut, they'll give us a spot anyway. This will have to be clarified regardless, since some people will be re-writing casper for other schools, so they'll let us know whether to release only to other schools or Mac as well. Unfortunately, until that email comes (it may soon, since OMSAS 2021 opens tomorrow), we won't know for sure. EDIT: changed info RE: how casper sends scores, was mistaken.
  4. Right. But I guess what I'm trying to figure out if we are being simply added to the ~550 standard interviews, or are they re-using Casper+newGPA+new CARS to see if we qualify, take top 550, and give an interview to anyone who didn't make the cut.
  5. So are they re-using Casper as well? Are we essentially re-applying, but if we didn't make the cut, we get an interview anyway?
  6. I'd agree with you, except we don't have to re-write Casper - so unless they're pulling the Casper score from previous cycle, or just the pre-interview score overall, it feels to me like its 550+X guarantees. Which is not ideal.
  7. And there it is. Thanks for playing folks! Hopefully see you all in the "Accepted" Thread on May 11th, 2021!
  8. I agree 100%. I'm just saying the lottery gave 30 people (theoretically) offers from the top 100 at mac who would not have received offers otherwise (according to Mac's model). So I'm only suggesting that those extra 30 are unlikely to shift multiple schools WL dramatically. Not that this year hasn't been an absolute roller coaster - difficult for everyone, regardless of situations.
  9. That's still only 30 people though. Unlikely to have such a meaningful impact on reduced WL movement across multiple schools. We'll never really know what happened this year, though I am looking forward to the CFMS (sp?) stats when they're released in a few years time, to confirm lower WL movement, vs. just apparent sampling bias.
  10. Agreed, I think that calculator skews massively positive. Much like percentiles, have to remember that each step moving up the rank list is progressively harder. Jumping from 50th to 75th percentile is relatively easy, but jumping into the to 90th from 75th is exponentially harder. (And you have to make the 90th cut to get an offer).
  11. Guys, while I can certainly appreciate how this affects many of us negatively (myself included), I think we ought to reserve judgement until the rest of the admissions processes is revealed. We know they're revamping their admissions system overall, and still have changes to be revealed. They're having a webinar about the process on the 23rd, where I hope we will learn more. Furthermore, while the wGPAs will drop, maybe the weight of GPA in the total score will come down as well. It'd be very un-UofT, but what if they now just make a cutoff for pre-interview scoring à la Western? I'd be surprised, but its not outside the realm of possibility. Let's wait and see before we get too riled up.
  12. It's considered quite unprofessional, as your supervisor is putting a lot of time and money into you and your project. Certain schools like UofT will straight up not accept you/revoke your offer if you do not complete your degree in time to start. Its a tough situation for sure, but maybe reach out to Mac to see if this would be grounds for deferral if you got in.
  13. Before it was 1 FCE for every year of full course load. However, it did not matter from which year. It was just your lowest FCEs. The same principle applies here, but only up to 2 FCEs. They can come from anywhere
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