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  1. I thought it would be nice to continue the tradition of having this thread for applicants! Copy and pasted from the previous years thread. Here's how it goes (use this format): Applied + (PT or OT?): Accepted: Waitlisted: Rejected: GPA: (cum and sub if you applied to any University using them both) Perceived strength of essays/interviews/references: Good luck everyone!
  2. Does anyone know how most medical schools assess transfer credits? I'm finishing my undergrad at BU, but almost all of my elective courses required to graduate were completed at a different school and were transferred to BU as a "Pass". I'm wondering how this will be taken into calculating my GPA.
  3. Hi everyone! My question is a little bit tricky but please bear with me! I have completed my undergraduate degree this past May 2017. I am choosing to take additional undergraduate level courses in order to improve both my cumulative GPA and weighted GPA for Queen's University. However, I understand that for Queen's wGPA requirement, they look at your 2 most recent years of study in which you completed a full-time course load, which is defined by them to be a minimum of 3 courses each semester between the months of September - April (the academic year). My final year of undergraduate study will not be considered a full-time course load as I had to complete clinical placements, therefore, I strategized to take these additional courses (6 altogether) between the months of September 207 - April 2018 in order to satisfy Queen's "full-time course load" requirement. I emailed Queen's directly and they confirmed that this would be fine. However.. I was unable to enrol in the courses that I initially intended on starting in the beginning of September right on time due to various reasons. I ended up enrolling for 3 courses which I am now set to begin in December, rather than September (which I initially hoped to do). I have also enrolled in an additional 3 courses on top of that, which I am set to start in the beginning of January. Due to the flexibility of these courses that I enrolled in, I would still finish all 6 by the end of the academic year (April 2018). Therefore, technically, I would still have completed the minimum number of courses to be considered full-time in Queen's eyes within the academic year. My question is: Is this assumption correct? Despite the late start, because I would still be completing the minimum number of courses within the Academic year, to be considered for their weighted GPA. Please let me know if this assumption is a correct one to make! Thanks everyone! Good luck.
  4. Hi everyone, I have been seeing a lot of mixed answers to what cGPA a second undergrad would be considered necessary/highly recommended. So according to your opinion, what is the cGPA that work experience/grad school can't really make up for? This is assuming that the applicant would only want to go to medicine, nothing else as a career choice, but is flexible enough to like research/work.
  5. Hello! I tried to email Queen's Admissions to get a clear and accurate response but however, they were unable to provide me with further clarification. I am hoping that I'll receive some clear answers here! My question is: If I take additional courses (i.e Athabasca University) after the completion of my undergraduate degree, will the courses that I take count towards my 2 Year WGPA EVEN IF these courses are individual undergraduate courses that DO NOT count towards an additional degree or towards my completed degree? As long as these courses: - Fulfill the requirement for full-time study (3-5 courses per semester) - Completed between September to April I plan on taking additional courses according to these guidelines however, because there is no formal term structure to follow, I would plan on simply taking these courses according to the following format: - 3 to 5 courses between September to December - 3 to 5 courses between January to April I apologize if this question has been asked already! I was going through the forum and was unable to find the answer to this specific question. Thank you in advance!
  6. Hi, I am just having a bit of difficulty in calculating my annual gpa. I took a summer course after 1st year and after 3rd year. Which year would they count under? year 1: full course load summer course year 2: 9 courses year 3: full course load summer course year 4: full course load. Thanks for the help!
  7. Premedstudent0307

    Cpga Question, Please Help!

    I was born in quebec but I studied at the university of saskatchewan. I took my prerequisite classes there. I unfortunately do not do very good in my organic chem and my physics class my first year. I got a 53 in organic chem and a 57 in physics. At the university of saskatchewan, a grade above a 50 is considered a pass, however, according to the McGill gpa scale, anything above a 60 is considered a pass. My question is, would I have to redo organic chem and physics at before January 15th in order for them to be considered as my prerequisites? If I redo them, would they recalculate my cgpa as well incorporating the new grades in the redone organic chem and physics class? (I'm taking about my cgpa not the science gpa) Thanks
  8. Does redoing your prereqs (before Jan 15th) Help boost your cgpa as well? Or it only boosts your science gpa?
  9. Hi everyone. I still have 4 schools left to hear from and I'm starting to get antsy. I'm mostly concerned because the school I want to go to the most looks at a "total cumulative GPA". My last 2 years (2nd undergraduate degree) is sitting at 3.92 I believe, but that first degree was 2.88... I'm sitting here freaking out because if they're going to look at that, I feel like I'm screwed. Anybody know how much stock they put in that cumulative GPA or if it's just there to see if there's an upward trend as you get through your degree??? Sorry for the rambles, thanks for listening.
  10. Alright so I've completed two years at McGill University.. First year my GPA was a 3.1 (but I really did not work) Second year I tried and got a 4.0. If I continue this trend for the 3rd and 4th year and get straight As again (barring one or two unfortunate classes), how do my chances stand? I do research in History, play a sport at a competitive level and have a good volunteering experience as well as letters of recommendations from doctors. (I plan to give my MCATs next year and lets assume I do well in them too)! Which universities should i be focusing on? Or - which universities drop your worst year, or a few worst courses or have GPA calculations that would benefit me? American and Canadian! Thank you all and goodluck!
  11. Hi all I was just wondering, is your guys cGPA the exact same on both the U of A med website calculation, and your university transcript and or beartracks? Thanks
  12. Hello Everyone, I just received my mcat results and I am utterly disappointed I got a measly score of 24: PS 7 VR 7 BS 10... I know that I would definitely have to re-write the mcat but I am having a hard time deciding whether I should book my exam in January so I could still write the old one, or whether I should just spend next summer full-on studying and write the new one. If I write in January I wouldn't have much time to study considering I will be a full-time student with many demanding classes and of course EC's.....What should I do?!? The schools I am interested in applying to next year are: uOttawa, Mac, Queens, Toronto, McGill My stats are: cGPA of 3.56, 2-year GPA of 3.76 All input and advice would be TREMENDOUSLY appreciated!
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