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  1. That depends, if you're repeating courses they will most likely not take the new grade. What you're describing seems like a non-degree, and some schools take the grades and some schools don't (U of T does, and I think Western does too but only if its 1 year - they call it a "special year"). Some schools won't take the non-degree year if its on a different transcript (like mac).
  2. Thank you so much! I have decided to extend my degree and pursue a 5th year. Thanks for your help!
  3. so extending my degree and completing a 5th year would be more beneficial?
  4. Hi everyone, I am absolutely determined to get into a Canadian medical school. Im from Ontario, and I go to school at U of Guelph. I am entering my 4th year of my Bsc. Microbiology (Neuroscience minor) this fall, and here is my current standing of GPA (Fall and Winter semesters, with the year average) so far: First year: 2.24, 2.76 = 2.5 Second year: 3.12, 3.26 = 3.19 Third year: 2.66, 3.91 = 3.33 Fourth year: entering in September 2020 Fifth year: entering in September 2021 I know my grades are not good, you don't need to tell me that. However, I am on an uphill trend (aside from 1st semester of third year due to a SINGLE class that I almost failed.. I went to therapy, it was a whole thing). Im also doing my MCAT for the second time this summer (end of August), and I am aiming for a high 5-teens (516+). Other background about me: lots of volunteering/work experience including Pharmacy Assistant, lots of school club involvment including presidency, and I work in a research lab (1 pub submitted and another manuscript on the way). I am absolutely determined to get a 4.0 in my 4th year, but I want to return to Guelph to do a 5th year as well. My question is about what kind of 5th year. I can either graduate as planned in 2021 and return as a Non-Degree student to do a full 5th year that way, OR I can just extend my degree and add an additional year into my BSc (therefore graduating in 2022). I don't know which one would help me more for GPA. If I do a non degree year, I'll most likely do a MSc. (thesis based) if I don't get in after. If I do an additional degree year, I might consider doing a 6th year, or MSc. Please help! Any advice is useful!
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