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  1. I feel you! The wait is agonizing and I'm in the same boat. Best of luck to you!
  2. Sarcastic comments aside, OP what would be your purpose to achieve a higher CARS score? AFAIK, 128 is good for every school in Canada. Maybe a few years ago, retaking for a 129 CARS is worthwhile for a guaranteed Western interview but that is no longer the case since they dropped their MCAT requirements and are now a lot more holistic with one of the longest written component of any medical school. Again, not sure of your other circumstances but I can't see a score higher than 128 significantly impact your chances anywhere (except maybe McMaster, but then again you could score lower on y
  3. Based on stats from last few years of QMed interviewees, no one can say for sure. Some years had a CARS cutoff of 127 and some had a 126 cutoff. What I will say however is that based on your MCAT score, you should've applied to Queens even if you got your score before the OMSAS deadline. If you didn't apply for Queen's, I can tell you for certain you won't accepted there. However as is, I don't know if you will get an interview or not and that itself makes it worth it to have applied.
  4. Time Stamp: 1:19PM Jan 29th Invite/reject: R IP/OOP: IP SWOMEN (Y/N): N 2YGPA: 3.78 MCAT (CHEM/CARS/BIO/PSYCH): 129/128/128 Essays (X/8): 8/8 Was initially rejected for not meeting cutoffs despite meeting them. I emailed them to let them know of the situation and it appears that they re-evaluated my file and was still not able to give me an invite due to my non-academic assessment. While it wasn't the news I wanted, just going to keep my chin up and work on those essays for next year. Good luck to everyone who received an interview!
  5. I really hope not. It seems like someone else already got a "regular" rejection letter in this thread so fingers crossed! I do wonder what the process is though if they did make a mistake. Do they just read our essays now and decide?
  6. Went by like a blur. Do you guys know if everyone gets the same questions or is there a variety?
  7. I disagree with the above comment. Queen's estimated cutoffs from past interview threads has consistently shown a 506-508 MCAT cutoffs with 125/126+ in each section and sometimes 127+ in CARS. Your overall score easily clears the previous cutoffs and you have a good spread. I would not say your MCAT is borderline. I would not rewrite with respect to Queen's. Western may jump back up to 128 CARS but no one can really know ahead of time. If you have a good GPA, I'd stick with that MCAT and apply broadly.
  8. I want a clarification on this as well. In their FAQ, they mentioned that the winter semester grades are counted as pass fail only. However it's not clear to me whether this means that the fall semester is eligible to be one of the two years in the wGPA calculation. Furthermore, the process they used before to calculate wGPA was to average all the courses taken in the past two years. When two years have equal course load, it works out to be the same as averaging each year's courses, then averaging the two years. However, for 2019/2020 studies, most applicants are only going to have 3-5 co
  9. Is it certain that it's now a hard cap on the number of FCE you can drop? I thought it could be interpreted in another way that you can drop 2.0 FCE per year if you are eligible, which goes more along their stated goal of welcoming students from diverse backgrounds. While from their sentence structure this seems unlikely, I don't see how making a more strict wGPA calculation formula would increase diversity.
  10. Time Stamp: 10:46am Invite/reject: Reject IP/OOP: IP SWOMEN (Y/N): N 2YGPA: 3.75 MCAT (CHEM/CARS/BIO/PSYCH): 129/128/128 Essays (X/8): 8/8 Guess I'll rework those essays for next year.
  11. Did your email specify that you missed the cutoff and that was the reason for rejection?
  12. Did you meet the cutoffs in each of your 2 best years? If that is the case and you met all the other MCAT cutoffs, I'd strongly urge you to contact the admissions office right away.
  13. Congrats on the invite. Out of curiosity, what was your wGPA? Did you not post wGPA because you did not qualify? 3.71 is definitely the lowest I've seen for undergrad GPA cutoffs.
  14. I'm not sure which part of the policy you're referring to but Western changed their second degree policy in 2015 if I recall correctly. Unfortunately this left some prospective second applicants to change the structure of their second degree in order to conform to the new policy (I myself included). I don't believe any consideration is given on when you completed your second degree; it has to meet the policy standards.
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