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Koko

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  1. It's not over till its over guys. Keep positive for those that are still waiting. Also, I would definitely urge anyone still wondering to shoot Rae an email or just call. That way at least you could either get some good news or get some resolve. Win both ways? Happy happy Canada day everyone! Enjoy the journey!
  2. Thanks guys and for sure. My pGPA is 3.8, cGPA is 3.7, best 2 full time years is 3.7 and 30 credit year is 3.6. I am done with my degree in Zoology Honours from University of Calgary. For everyone else still waiting, I heard that they just started sending out offers a bit early. If this year is anything like last, most spots should be offered at the end of the month so don't lose hope. Stay positive, it's not over until it's over. Good luck guys!
  3. I'm in. Got the email 3 hours ago. Boo ya! Good luck everyone!
  4. hey johnscott123456, That's right I was. I don't know for sure why. Even though I did ask and email about this, I could not get a specific answer and was more or less urged to identify the problems with my application myself. I think it was a combination of a very 'naive' letter of intent where I did not address the questions directly enough and wasted to much space writing about extraneous details and a video interview for which I was extremely nervous about and got even more nervous when I was recording due to technical problems. Other than that, I still think my GPA is pretty decent.
  5. Hey guys, just wondering if anyone's heard any news about the video interviews? I know I haven't. I might actually email them some time soon and ask. For now, Good luck to all of us!
  6. yeah, this is one of the aspects of professional schools (pharm, med, vet) I really hate. If your only goal as an undergraduate is to get to that professional school end point you're going to dread going through the journey while that's actually the most important of it all. We're still growing up and finding things out about everything. Going to university and learning new things is a hell of an opportunity and a privilege. Don't become a zombie, take a step back. Pick courses that you find interesting not ones that are "easy A's", write research papers and make presentations on topics you've
  7. Seriously man, it's been your first semester. A few pieces of advice I can really give you is that you should try and enjoy school and the courses you are doing as much as you can. Try and ask yourself why you haven't been performing as well as you were expecting. Go meet with a counselor or an academic adviser. Go speak to your profs about feedback on what you can improve. Do you like the program you're in or are you just trying to get by to finish the pharm pre-reqs? Is stress getting to you? In that case maybe a little bit of exercise here and there could help or just hanging out with some
  8. No, not in particular about that, but they told me that they basically don't go around analyzing your transcript. It sounded as if as long as you have the pre-reqs in place with valid grades for them (you obviously needed to have done an English course after you dropped the one in your first year to fulfill the requirements for the program) you should be fine and in no way disadvantaged. Hope this helps, but dont be afraid to just email the faculty, they're super helpful.
  9. Thanks for the kind words guys, I really hope to meet some of you next year! Also, in case anyone is wondering, I sent an email to U of A Pharmacy and as long as it is not a pre-req they don't make much of a "W", it is as if you never took the course.
  10. Hey guys, I have a question for you and I know this has probably been asked in the past, I tried looking around but couldn't find an answer specific to U of A pharmacy. I was just wondering if anyone's heard of the weight a "W" would carry on your transcript for this specific program? It's not a pharmacy pre-req course and I am just about finished with my degree but I am currently taking a course that I am considering to withdraw from. I've been struggling with depression and anxiety ever since the beginning of my degree and just recently began a medication therapy regimen. I have been tr
  11. I can sort of understand where you are coming from by having your summers taken away to do rotations rather than make money for yourself. As I am one of those people that try to scramble as much funds as possible during the breaks to put towards school. But hey, I am not even in the faculty and as Confused Soul mentioned, the pharmacy curriculum and all the info on the rotations is on the ualberta website so being uninformed is your own fault. Though I do respect your point of view.
  12. Thanks for this! It's always exciting to hear from people on the inside
  13. I remember I had to call in to get it for some reason. But since the deadline is approaching soon, I'd call them myself just in case. Phone: 780.492.3113, maybe give these guys a call, have your U alberta Student assigned ID handy. There were super helpful last time I talked to them. Good luck man! Koko
  14. I think volunteering is fine, it's still work even though you don't get paid for it. Send admissions an email perhaps? That's probably your safest bet. I did only include paid positions in mine.
  15. Hey guys, Since the deadline is soon approaching, I was wondering If I could get your advice on something. I am going to include my personal experiences with taking anti-depressant drugs as a part of me learning what the role of the pharmacist is since my condition has subjected me to so much interactions with these professionals. I am aware that this is a pretty sensitive information but I am totally fine sharing it. I am also aware that there is still stigma associated with mental health disease even though it is getting better. I do not want the committee to take pity on me but why not
  16. Thank you so much for actually asking the questions I posted. As far as the video interview qualification, I think anyone that has signed their letter of intent and meets the base/cut off requirements outlined on the website and pays the application fee gets the to do the interview. From past forums and talks with other students, there is also a theory about how applications are graded and ranked: they look at your interview and letter of intent and give you a 'pass' or 'fail' on each. If you get a 'pass' on both then you are ranked based on your GPA score. Just a theory and not even mine so
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