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  1. Yes, I'm finishing up my second degree in April can't believe how fast it went! If you want any details or advice feel free to private message me, Good Luck
  2. I was also looking into this program, pretty attractive to find a one year, online MPH.
  3. Hey! I am in a very similar situation and started my second undergrad this past September, so far I'm pulling off the 3.9+ GPA I need while continuing to work full time. I know I have a long way to go still, but my point is that it's completely possible and the time will pass either way so if this is what you want go for it!!!! There are definitely some doors that are closed to us now because of poor grades earlier on, you'll have to focus on schools that look at best two years or have weighted formulas that work in your favour but I believe it's possible and hope you decide to pursue it. GO
  4. You've got the right attitude for sure! There will be moments that you'll want to quite but it truly is short lived pain, you'll look back at those moments and wonder what the big deal was once you get to the other side. We continue to get older every day whether we pursue this or not, so why not look back in 5 years and be proud that we accomplished something in that time, if you ever need to vent or just chat about strategy feel free to PM me, we can support each other!
  5. Good Luck!! Believe it or not you're in a great position starting from scratch, it means you have nothing negative on your transcript to overcome. I went to school right after High School and messed around eventually dropping out. It's more than 15 years later now and overcoming those early marks has been an uphill battle, it follows you forever! Keep your head up, grind and no matter how old you feel, take your time. The only advice I can offer is, if you need to drop a class to ensure you don't receive anything below an A do it!! Even if it will prolong your studies because overcoming t
  6. I am a mature student and started on a second undergrad to boost my GPA, my focus will be on Ontario schools that look at last two years. Although I received credit from my first degree meaning I'm able to do a majority of 3rd and 4th year classes over the next two years, I may not be able to fully complete the second degree in two years. So... my question is, assuming I achieve a 3.85+ this year and next and am lucky enough to be accepted into a Med School (preferably Queens), do I have to complete my second degree before entering Med School?
  7. even if the first degree had semesters that weren't full time?
  8. Agreed, sounded like that to me too. Not sure what the chances are of last minute cancellations but we can certainly keep our fingers crossed.
  9. Just received another email from McMaster, very similar to the first waitlist email. Did anyone else receive this?
  10. Do you know how U of T treats a second degree? Would the weighting formula be applied if you did all years of the second degree full time?
  11. I think if you do a second degree (in two years using courses from your previous degree) then McGill takes only the GPA from your new degree provided that you had a full course load (with mostly 3rd & 4th year courses), I believe you'll need to finish the second degree before you apply however which would make this plan a 3 year plan. Being out of province for McGill also adds to the difficulty though, there are fewer OOP seats.
  12. I think that as long as you don't graduate, an extra year with a 4.0 would make you competitive for 'last two year' schools like Queens & Western, assuming a full course load.
  13. I'm also waitlisted. Someone on another thread mentioned they've received an invite from the waitlist so I guess there's some movement already. Just like you I'm feeling like its a long shot to get an interview from the waitlist but I'm really hoping to get lucky! Good Luck!!
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