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Winter 2020 Grades Will Not be Calculated for Future Applications

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How does everyone feel about this? If Winter 2020 was one of my best semesters and they choose to eliminate it from grade calculations, will they use one of my worse semesters to calculate wGPA?

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6 minutes ago, icymeia said:

Does anyone know if this applies to full year courses as well?

It only applies to Winter 2020 semester according to their website, but I am assuming full year courses would not be calculated if they fall in Winter 2020.

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This change would definitely impact me negatively. I think it's unfair considering I've worked especially hard to get all A+'s this semester while taking a full course load and not use the Pass/Fail (CR/NCR) designation on any of my courses. For UofA, it wouldn't make any real difference for me because I think it only marginally increases my GPA from 3.96 to 3.98. But it would have a big impact for other schools (especially ontario schools) which care about the A/A+ distinction (I've never had a semester before with all A+'s so this would help a lot). I definitely hope the other med schools don't follow suit.

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2 hours ago, zxcccxz said:

This change would definitely impact me negatively. I think it's unfair considering I've worked especially hard to get all A+'s this semester while taking a full course load and not use the Pass/Fail (CR/NCR) designation on any of my courses. For UofA, it wouldn't make any real difference for me because I think it only marginally increases my GPA from 3.96 to 3.98. But it would have a big impact for other schools (especially ontario schools) which care about the A/A+ distinction (I've never had a semester before with all A+'s so this would help a lot). I definitely hope the other med schools don't follow suit.

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3 hours ago, Ss123toy said:

Hm interesting, I wonder if this will apply to med as well. Would be really unfortunate if this affected lowest year drops, as that's the only thing giving me a chance currently.

That’s what I was worried about. If they just leave the Winter 2020 term from their calculation of wGPA, my GPA drops by two points which is fine I guess. If they decide to take one of my worse semesters though in order to calculate wGPA, my GPA drops a significant amount.

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