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  1. Program: MD Result: The big R Timestamp: 2:32 PM EST OMSAS GPA: 3.63 CARS: 127 IP/OOP: IP Casper: Who knows lol Disappointed but absolutely not surprised. This school is always the Hail Mary. I'll just set this rejection letter on top of the other 4 I've received from Mac over the years lol.
  2. OOP - Rejection GPA: 3.9 MCAT: 518 Maritimes Essay: Fairly weak perhaps, I have a very strong familial connection to Newfoundland but not the Maritimes themselves. Talked moreso about "Atlantic Canada" and the aspects of the program that fit with my learning style/I had experience with/was interested in. Guess it wasn't enough. Not sure how my CASPer factored in at all but curious to see what others have said about the cutoff being raised. Doesn't give me much hope for the other schools with a CASPer requirement :/
  3. I also am OOP and sent them my scores in July (and again before the deadline). They've ignored my past two emails lol. Trusting that everything's gucci
  4. I did Astroff two or three years ago and I'll say this: I'd recommend against purchasing additional material or services from prep companies. Not only will your return on investment not be substantial, but the questions that they use aren't always reflective of the real CASPer test. I found that the Astroff scenarios were somewhat different than the CASPer scenarios, and I don't think doing them helped prepare me much at all, besides familiarizing me with the time limit and structure of the test (which you can now use the Sample Test on CASPer's website to do for free). Keep in mind that third
  5. I sent my own scores back in July, re-sent them at the end of September before the deadline just in case. Sent them an email to confirm they got them (and my transcript lol). Still doesn't say it's verified and haven't heard back yet.
  6. I'll comment on this based on my own understanding of the US admissions process as a Canadian applicant. Usually they only look at Undergrad marks when it comes to screening applications. Undergrad is king down there, as it generally is up here. Based on what I understand the only thing that can influence your undergrad GPA is a post-bacc. However, the US does a more "holistic" review of your application than Canadian schools. From what I've heard, it's generally agreed that doing well in a Master's or graduate degree won't help you much, but doing poorly in such programs can be vie
  7. Word of advice for everyone - put your phone on silent before starting. Better yet, don't have it in the room with you.
  8. This is great stuff, thanks for sharing your experience! I guess it's like CASPer in that you can't overly prepare for it, of course that doesn't help settle the nerves much lol.
  9. Interested to hear what people think, I'm pretty much the exact same as you haha
  10. How long did you prepare for? I'm currently looking up interview questions to have examples ready to talk about, then was going to move to recording myself. Again, not exactly sure how to prepare or if it's even useful, like you said.
  11. Last year Western's CARS cutoff for non-SWOMEN was 127. It may be the same this year. It may be worth your time to apply.
  12. @mastermucocele that's super helpful, thanks a lot for taking the time to respond. Best of luck to all of us
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