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Mcgill Conditional Acceptance

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Heeey so in the acceptance letter it says the following: 

 

 

Your achievement in courses not yet completed as well as in all the courses required for admission must be at a level comparable to those reviewed from the academic records submitted as part of your application.

 

I am taking a course right now that I have not been doing so hot in, and I am concerned that they will take away my acceptance because of that. It's my second degree (if that helps) and the course is not part of the ones required for admission. What do they mean by "comparable to"? Comparatively, my grade will end up being quite lower than what they have on my record. 

 

Any thoughts, ideas, opinions? Please and thanks , all are welcome :) 

 

 

 

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First thing's first: CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

 

Now, is this only one course? Is it 0.5 or 1.0? (term, or full year?) I think that there would be a little wiggle room with this because, if they really thought you were not worthy, they would not have accepted you. I think they just want to ensure that you didn't drop the ball after applying and got lazy. Is this your lowest mark ever? Or just lower that your average and most recent? Finally, it may be way to late, but sometimes, in extreme cases, universities will let you P/F (CR/NCR) later in the term as long as you have not seen your final mark yet. I know it is a long shot, but if you have the room for a P/F (I know school have strict rules about how many are allowed), I would try. Lastly, I know it is not what you want to hear, but I would contact them and ask. Say "Thank you so much! I really want to fulfill the conditions, so here is where I am at with this course. Could you please let me know how flexible you are when using the term "comparable." Thank you again." Quick, to the point and TOTALLY reasonable. My gut is that if it is the only one course, they will not give you big problems (as I said, if they really were skeptical about your abilities, they wouldn't have admitted you, even if with conditions! That is a great accomplishment!) But, to be sure, talk to your university if anything can be done about covering it to P/F, and email the admissions office and ask them to clearly define their terms. Good luck and congrats!! :)

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