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  2. I can find info on which schools look at cGPA, and which look at the last 2 years, but I cannot find info on how schools handle summer courses. I'm super concerned because I just received my worst mark to date in my summer course and I'm trying to figure out if it's recoverable. My second degree is as follows: Year One (Full Courseload) - 3.97 Summer (Only 2 courses) 2.95 Projected Year Two/Final Year (Full Courseload) - 3.97 So therefore if my summer courses are counted, I would have a cGPA of 3.88 on my second degree, but if only the full course load years are counted,
  3. NOSM has a 3.0 cutoff, average GPA this year was a 3.86, but they favour mainly Northern Ontario applicants, but welcome applicants from other rural parts of Canada.
  4. https://www.ouac.on.ca/guide/omsas-conversion-table/ Use the chart column 9 to convert your grades for each class to the GPA, then sum and average your total GPA.
  5. Any input on how second degrees splay into the GPA calculations or how to convert a Canadian GPA to the AMCAS scale. Prior research has suggested that an 80%+ at UWO and other Canadian schools converts to a 4.0. My understanding is also that returning to Canada is easier with a USMD, than an international MD in the Caribbean, Ireland or Australia. Here is a 2015 AMCAS conversion schedule I found: https://aamc-orange.global.ssl.fastly.net/production/media/filer_public/10/ab/10ab9407-7134-4477-9fc9-140d8acb35af/amcas_grade_conversion_guide.pdf
  6. That is a decision only you can make. However, myself and a lot of members of the forums have taken on a second undergrad. Mind you, my GPA was much worse than yours and even with a 4.0 in my second undergrad, my cGPA will still be lower than your current GPA. Certain schools weight your second degree, or your last 2-3 years higher than your first degree. Consider applying to schools where your stats provide to be the most favourable. Consider reviewing the second undergrad threads, such as this one. While the information is dated, it can be a good place to start:
  7. Can anybody shine any light on how different schools view online courses? For example, to graduate on time I must take online courses during the summer. I understand some schools do not count summer courses, but how is online looked at? I have read they are not an accurate reflection because you're not balancing them with the same course load, dealing with classmates, etc. However, I would like to know the specifics of each school. These are not science pre-reqs for any of the schools, just general requirements for my second degree.
  8. I posted this in the other pinned second undergrad thread, so apologies for double posting: How do schools look at shortened degree length and lack of a second transcript? For example, at my university, I can complete a second four year undergrad in two years with the prerequisites from my first degree. Will med schools consider this second undergrad, if it's only two years of fulltime study? Second, while I receive two degrees, I don't receive two transcripts. The registrar stated that you receive two transcripts with a cumulative GPA, but I could request a letter to delineate between
  9. How do schools look at shortened degree length and lack of a second transcript? For example, at my university, I can complete a second four year undergrad in two years with the prerequisites from my first degree. Will med schools consider this second undergrad, if it's only two years of fulltime study? Second, while I receive two degrees, I don't receive two transcripts. The registrar stated that you receive two transcripts with a cumulative GPA, but I could request a letter to delineate between my first and second degree. The first four year and second two year undergrad would also be sepa
  10. After some long time set aside thinking, here is what I anticipate to be my game plan: I plan to enroll in a second undergrad. I’ll be meeting with the advisors at my school to see if this can be completed in 2-3 years, instead of four as my prior undergrad should have a lot of carry over. Do med schools that accept second undergrad degrees have a problem with this? It is technically a four year degree, and I will have complete at minimum two years of fulltime study. Potentially applying after one year of fulltime study. My plan is to continue my job until next fall, to save some mon
  11. Upon recalculating my GPA using the method suggested (including doubling six credit courses) my GPA is as follows: First year 2.87 (Failed a course) Summer Course 2 Second Year 3.44 Third Year 3.04 (Swap to sciences) Fourth Year 3.75 (Empirical thesis) Cumulative 3.23 If anybody wants to check my math on this, I will gladly send my excel spreadsheet. I'm not against going back for another one to two years to boost my GPA, but is it even savable at this point? Obviously it's more favorable and cost effective to focus on boosting my undergrad GPA than
  12. Yes, I took a full course load but have not yet applied to graduate. So if I were to re-take the three courses I listed, only the better of the two I took would show up on my transcript. I'd have to check with the school, but I believe since they are taken at a different time, that they would show up separately as a fifth year of study with those three courses and the previous marks would show up as a withdrawal (not part of the cumulative GPA). Is this not favorable? I've read that med schools do not consider part time studies? Would a better alternative to be re-enroll in full time
  13. Thanks for the reply, First year 3.0 Second year 3.3 Third year (swap from arts to science) 3.0 Fourth year 3.7 (One percent away from a 3.9) Full course load all four years, but now I would be re-taking courses as a part time student. I am in Ontario, but I have no reservations about where I apply. I'd prefer to stay within Canada, but have no preference whether I remain in Ontario or not. Ideally, I'd want to practice in Canada, and would be worried that applying in the states or abroad would function as a barrier to this. I posted my comments as a non-t
  14. Hello everyone, I’m looking for some guidance on my potential prospects for grad school or med school, and help on selecting the best route to get there. I apologize if this is a long read, but I want to provide as much information as possible to help guide the decision. Also, as a disclaimer I am a Canadian. Undergrad: I am about to complete my undergrad in the social sciences. I took the majority of my science & stats courses in my third year, performed poorly (3.0 in sciences/third year). I performed the best in my fourth year with a 3.7% and finished overall with a 3.3%.
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