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  1. I was able to finish a 2 year course-based masters in 1 year and not miss any applications cycles. My top secret trick was to take as many "open study" classes as I could during the first year, make sure I liked the program and that I would get a job at the end of it. The following year I took 45 credits September-July 30th and was able to get the golden proof of completion letter in time. It was really really tight and stressful at the end, but it did work out. I doubt they have open studies classes for counselling but some other programs might! Good luck!
  2. I would also recommend not re-taking if you're set on UBC. Your other scores are stellar and with a good interview score you should be fine. IMO, without that good interview score, improving the MCAT will likely not get you into UBC. Enjoy the rest of your summer!
  3. Accepted to Kelowna Result: rejected (2014), rejected (2015), rejected (2016), Accepted into SMP (2017) GPA: ~90% overall, adjusted, and old pre-req's. AQ: ~32-33 (2014-2016) NAQ: 33 (2016) TFR: 64.5 (2014), 61.5 (2015), 65.6 (2016) MCAT: 26 (2014-2017) and had to do it 3 times before getting above 6 on verbal (I got an 8 on my third attempt). ***Then I thought the verbal was holding me back so I spent all summer only studying that section, and bought a prep course, and ended up doing worse with a 5! (What a waste of time, money and emotional stress!)*** Interview: below average (201
  4. Yes, I interviewed the past 4 cycles. Too much waiting.
  5. I'm fully prepared for a 4th rejection in a row with another 'below average' interview. Regardless, I think I'm going to have a heart attack tomorrow morning between 9-10AM. Good luck to everyone! Life will go on either way.
  6. This was my fourth time interviewing at UBC (I've applied the last 4 years) and I would agree the questions were quite different compared to the last three years. I applaud UBC for changing it up and discouraging any 'formula' in answering the questions. The questions were challenging but really interesting. I enjoyed this year's questions the most and there is no doubt it would be tough not to show your true personality!
  7. Yeah, I'm probably not the best person to be giving advice at this point…
  8. Don't sweat it. Lots of people apply and interview many times. I have heard of success stories with low MCATs, low GPAs, barely making cut-offs, etc. You can be successful no matter what road you follow. You may be doing something wrong in the interview, but it is more likely the 'black box' is somewhat of a lottery. At least that is what I tell myself… I interviewed 3 times, way above the TFR cut-off, and all three years I have had a 'below average' interview. Your grades are good, you did well on the MCAT, there is no reason why you shouldn't get in…. it just might take a few year
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