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  1. Unfortunately I was “low” waitlisted. I know the email says “In recent years, applicants in your position on the Wait List have not received an offer of admission”, but does anyone here happen to know if Western has ever gotten all the way through to the “low” waitlist, or can I pretty much assume this is an R?


    Feeling pretty gutted right now since I thought my interview actually went well. :(

  2. Super last minute question here: The OMSAS instructions state "total hours (per week or per month)" which has me a bit confused. How are you reporting your hours? Per week, per month, or the total number? Some of my extracurricular activities had super variable hours per week/month or they were discontinuous (e.g. volunteered for a year, took 2 years off, then picked it up again) so I'd prefer to report the total number of hours (e.g. 300 hours for the whole activity). I realize this probably isn't a huge deal but any insight would be much appreciated. Thanks!

  3. For the Self Directed Learning, Problem Solving, and Critical Inquiry essays, Western says one of them must be about research if we have research experience. I did an honours thesis during my undergrad - does this mean I have to write about this? I also have 4 years of clinical research experience and I would rather focus my research essay on this because it was a longer commitment and I have more examples of the qualities that Western is looking for here. Thanks!

  4. 19 hours ago, abc9 said:

    I'm sort of on the waitlist... Got into my 3rd choice site but still on the waitlist for the others. 

    Congrats!! I hope you get bumped up to your first choice site. :)

    7 hours ago, AgentMichaelScarn said:

    I am! It's torture...but a very low level, drawn out pain lol

    I hear ya...the wait is brutal!

    1 hour ago, Mintgum said:

    I am as well. Any idea how many spots usually open up over the summer after the waitlist has been shortened?

    Usually 1 or 2 spots, according to the admissions blog. That said, every year is different and who knows if COVID will impact how things play out.

  5. Not an invite unfortunately. Just wanted to post my stats from Monday to see if anyone has any advice/suggestions:

    Interview Invite or Regrets: Regrets
    Early or Regular Deadline: Regular
    AGPA (if applicable): 85.25
    MCAT: 516 (130/125/131/130)
    ECs: 12-month coop in clinical research (full-time), residence advisor, some research/lab work, hospital volunteering, academic coaching, leadership in university orientations, conference planning, volunteering each summer at a local park (since HS), several small volunteering commitments
    Current Degree: BSc Life Sciences (graduating in May)
    Geography: IP
    NAQ: 20.28
    AQ: 22.92

    TFR: 43.20

    This is my first time applying, so I didn't really know what to expect. I knew my AQ would hurt me a bit, but I was more surprised by my low NAQ score. After seeing how talented and accomplished all of you are though, I don't feel quite as bad! It's hard to say whether the NAQ score is due to adjustments in evaluation criteria, competitiveness, wording, or simply needing to gain more experience. Hopefully the Ontario schools will be more sympathetic, but I'm open to having a gap year if that's what ends up happening.

    Anyway, just wanted to share my thoughts. Congrats to all of you receiving invites today! You've earned it!

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