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  1. Oh man it was such a long time ago I don't really remember. Back then you could get different "packages" for so many sessions, I did the minimum number and it ended up being maybe 4-5 sessions that were 1-2 hours long I think?
  2. I used blue dolphin the first time I had an interview at Dal back in like 2014. I found it helpful since it was my first interview and didn't know what to expect, scored ~31/40 on the interview that year. There are lots of practice groups that will pop up closer to the interview if you don't want to pay for coaching though.
  3. I don't think there would be that much of a difference, but yes someone with a lower score could get in before someone with a slightly higher. I've seen like 70.2 get in before like 70.5 before.
  4. Compared to previous years this one looked much more competitive. I would encourage you to try again but if you wanted the perspective of someone who applied 4 times, never got in and chose to pursue another career PM me.
  5. People who get accepted do not see their scores unfortunately.
  6. I'll take a last shot and maybe someone can correct me if I'm wrong haha. Best way I can think to describe is using GPA as an example. Everyone knows the linear scale they use to give you a score for GPA (you see this score on your letter) with the 4.0 = 15/15, 3.9 = 14/15 and so on. The z-score would give you a different number for GPA because they give you a score based on the other applicants, i.e. if there was no one who they interviewed with a GPA lower than 3.6 then if you get a different score than the linear one because it kind of moves the scale up?
  7. I'm awful at explaining so here is the definition of a z-score haha. "A z-score (also called a standard score) gives you an idea of how far from the mean a data point is. But more technically it’s a measure of how many standard deviations below or above the population mean a raw score is"
  8. They use z-scores for determining who to accept/reject/waitlist, the score you see is not the same.
  9. Everything that you said was good, however your response is pretty short. I agree with the comment above saying give examples to illustrate the points you were trying to make.
  10. Definitely practice through Zoom or something like that. I practiced via Skype with people in the past and never really paid attention to looking into the camera etc because I knew I would make eye contact with the interviewer during the real thing, but little things like that are going to be important for you this year. Good luck!
  11. I just wanted to say I had this on a real CASPer test and it really surprised me and I blanked haha.
  12. You do not receive your application score when they send out interview invites. The only time you see your score is if you end up being waitlisted or rejected when decision letters come out.
  13. The OOP pool is fairly competitive, however the waitlist moves a lot so it compensates a bit. The last two years they started combining scores for all pools so it's difficult to say what the averages for the OOP has been recently.
  14. Keep in mind that the final GPA is dependent upon credit hours, so MSc grades do not get weighted equally with undergrad years because they're usually for fewer credit hours.
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