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  1. Yes, you can take an extra course for next semester. Keep in mind your school's withdrawal policy also as it's well within the term. In addition, ensure you have a good plan moving forward for next semester as 6 courses is a lot tougher than it may seem.
  2. Ottawa has always had 156 seats. 8 seats are above-quota for CNFS which are funded differently. 156+8=164. The remaining two were likely from deference from the previous year.
  3. The 2 reserved seatings are designed for the pool of SAI applicants. It’s stated that you need to 1) be eligible for the seats first and 2) you’re placed into a different pool if you’re eligible for SAI status. If you don’t qualify for SAI status your application is moved back into the general French or English stream. So really, you need to qualify for SAI prior to file review. But with all things new and unclear, seek clarity from admissions through phone/email.
  4. If both show up as online in one semester, that entire academic year will be ineligible for the wGPA. Ottawa will allow no more than one online course or pass/fail course PER semester.
  5. If I read on that website correctly, SAI have to undergo the exact same pre-criteria as the general stream, therefore GPA, CASPer, ABS are subjective to the same cut-offs/scoring as the general stream. The only difference is that pre-interview you have a two chances to receive an interview invite
  6. I’m not a marker personally, but many of my colleague are. The process for scoring isn’t secretive at all they’re pretty explicit about it on their webinars in previous years. And I had typo, I didn’t mean hostile but rather “holistic” basis.
  7. No that is not true. You need to answer all three questions, not answering one can affect scoring. Per scenario is reviewed on a hostile basis with all three questions.
  8. Well, it's on their website and the admissions office can confirm it if you need clarification. You need to put total hours and then in brackets the approx. hours per week or months beside it.
  9. Not really recommended. Sometimes it works, sometimes your punctuation may show up as square boxes instead.
  10. Are they under one course code - if so, you just have to input the course.If they are separate components (i.e. two different course code) you should input them both. Regardless, admissions will double check your transcripts to ensure you did meet the prerequisites.
  11. You're only in 3rd year (heading to 4th), you have a lot of life still ahead of you. If it doesn't work out one cycle, keep moving your life forward while reapplying.
  12. If your courses are done before conferring your bachelor's degree they'll count for Ottawa. Special student status is more of a term for those who are taking an extra year AFTER they conferred their degree.
  13. 3.90 wGPA for 2Y schools is pretty good. Ace the MCAT and let the committee decide your application from there School dependent regarding 5th year, some schools if you are forced to graduate after completing your credits then by all means add a minor you’re interested in to prolong a year. Psych minors, economic minors, computer science minors are common ones. If your school allows you to continue without a minor, then simply just go back take some courses you’re interested in. Just keep it at the senior level cause any school (not just med school, but grad school) would question a
  14. Take a 5th, aim for a 4.0, that would significantly raise your wGPA for 2Y schools and Ottawa. Keep a back up plan for the following year, such as a gap year or an alternative degree. However, if you do go back for an alternative degree ensure that it can lead to an alternative career you like
  15. It is possible, but not likely if you're talking about only helping 1 summer for an entire master's work. Expect more of a latter author appearance.
  16. A lab would be something associated with the courses above OR an exclusive laboratory course. For example, at Waterloo first year in fall, CHEM 120 for example is divided into CHEM 120 lecture and CHEM 120L (which is the lab). CHEM 120L would be considered an exclusive laboratory course in this case counting 1.5 units for 6 units. Your separate laboratory courses must meet the minimum prerequisite requirement of a letter grade B. But note, a B doesn't necessarily correspond to a 70% on the OMSAS table. You need to check what is considered a B for your home university.
  17. Is your fieldwork placement graded with a numerical or alphabetical value? If it is, as long as none of the classes are distance education or pass/fail in first year or fourth year, then you should be okay. But, please contact admissions to clarify your situations.
  18. Most UG students that publish in adequate journals are likely hopping on to a current graduate student's work. As long as you show significant contributions, the graduate student and PI can put you down as an author. In addition, it also depends on the type of research done...wet lab research takes years to push out a publication do to the amount of waiting they have to do for their experimental models + retests to improve validity. Publishing an article in an no name, zero impact factor journal, to me, doesn't showcase anything.
  19. Any title works as long as your verifier can attest to it.
  20. Table F10 on this: https://afmc.ca/sites/default/files/documents/en/Publications/CMES/CMES2018-SectionF.pdf The average applicant is 2.76 in 2017/2018 cycle. However if UofT actually submitted their data, I see that number closer to 2.80-2.82. Also, Dr. Ian Walker from Calgary has stated the ~3 cycles average multiple times as well.
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