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Everything posted by PirouetteCacahuete

  1. IP/OOP: OOP Decision: Regrets MCAT: 519 aGPA: 4.08 (my US GPA is 4.0/4.0... pretty bummed about that conversion) Coefficients: Extensive rural background, some lower SES factors Fifth quintile in all categories for OOP. Oh well. Congrats on all who have received an invite, and good luck on your interview. You earned it!!!
  2. Time Stamp (i.e. include date and time): 15:23 AST Result (i.e. invite or regrets): Regrets GPA/AGPA (i.e. whichever is applicable): 91.46 (US studies, 4.0) MCAT (i.e. total score and breakdown in the order of CP/CARS/BB/PS): 519 (131/128/129/131) Geography (i.e. IP or OOP): OOP ECs (i.e. brief rundown of Research Pubs/Presentations, Awards, Employment, and Non-Academic Activities - also Rural stuff if you want/if it applies): Decent Research, decent Awards, unique employment experience, mature applicant, BC ties and former BC residency, extensive rural background across Canada and A
  3. OOP MCAT: 519 GPA 4.0/4.0 Extensive rural background Some socioeconomic factors I stink at CASPer, mcat too low to make it based on previous stats... But you can’t win if you don’t play?
  4. Hope has died a slow and painful death today. Would have been nicer to be told straight up. I wonder why they don’t send invites and rejections at the same time really.
  5. I hope so! That's not my overall, but that's just one example how individual grades can be drug downward by their conversion a whole 10 percentage points depending on the situation.
  6. Brutal, yes. Buuut you're well within the range to get an II still. An average is just that, and you're damn close. Best of luck to you.
  7. There’s nothing fair about their conversions but it is what it is. I’m in the US and an A+ is a 97+... and A is 90% at least, sometimes 92-93 depending on the professor. Which is higher than most other 4.0 scale Canadian schools that attribute A’s below a 90%. I’m currently at a school that officially has A+ on their transcripts but professors can use whatever grading schemes they want so many don’t award + and - for simplicity, which makes it worse because I get A’s for A+ work that gives me an 87 with UBC instead of my earned 98%.... I’m just crossing my fingers that I don’t
  8. I build jigsaw puzzles (1000 pieces nearly everyday) and watch Game of Thrones since I never saw it. It's just nice to be done with the semester and breathe.
  9. Interesting thought...Is this assumption based on anything? At my school exam averages have been about the same, and many people are experiencing the exact opposite of grade inflation with the switch to online. A lot of professors are simply adding a heavier work load, or administering long take home exams that are harshly graded. Or, timed exams are so packed that people don't have time to finish them - they definitely don't have time to cheat... Professors who have never taught online are often woefully disorganized and students have a hard time keeping track of what is what. People are tryi
  10. Will the school accept the MCAT as replacement for ISAT? Is there a testing location in Alaska? How are visas for Americans? Do people bring their families with them easily? (2 dual citizen kids and 1 American husband, I keep wondering how much of a headache that would be)
  11. Dal sends an email rejecting all applicants who don’t meet the CASPer cut off at once & other stats are not factored in at this stage. The cut off is 1.5 SD below the mean for the respective applicant pool. I’m gonna go out on a limb and speculate that if OP applied it’s because they probably thought they met GPA/MCAT expectations.
  12. Hey, just so you know you’re not alone. I have the same question. Unfortunately all my applications have been sent (like 1600$ worth of CASPer requiring apps throughout Canada). Very discouraging but there’s still a chance. Someone commented in another thread about not making an interview at Mac with high GPA and CARS (so low CASPer presumably) and being accepted at Ottawa.
  13. It would be a Q for them, maybe? I’m also a QC applicant. I’ve lived in Alaska for 8 years but because it’s outside of Canada I don’t think it makes it in their context calculations. Lol! On verra ben. Bonne chance à tous.
  14. They wouldn’t waste their time doing that. The rejection is solely based on being less than 1.5 SD below the mean for one’s applicant pool.
  15. I’m betting everybody who had a subpar CASPer got the email sent out automatically this morning. That’s just speculation as that’s all anyone can do.
  16. Awww sorry. Only 5 of them don’t use it this year! I wish they would be honest and let us know our scores as they come in. It’s like applying to Harvard with a 485 MCAT without knowing. Might as well throw money & time out the window.
  17. I'm OOP so I knew it was going to be hard, but the fact that I was so far below the mean isn't a good sign for my other applications. The e-mail says my file review is complete and that my application was coded ineligible because I failed to meet the minimum CASPer requirement. For Dal that's usually 1.5 SD below the mean minimum, in your applicant pool. Still there's 6-700 people that apply OOP so I didn't do so hot. I took the CASPer snapshot. It was not as bad as I expected, but I don't think I knocked it out of the park either. Two questions were extremely similar, so I was a bit confu
  18. Hi current med students! I'm here for reassurance, I guess. I keep getting poor marks on my CASPer (I know because of my results in QC last year and this morning I received a notice from Dal saying I was more than 1.5 SD below the mean of my applicant pool). I'm just feeling so discouraged. People keep saying that you'd have to be "a psycho" to do poorly on CASPer, but I beg to differ, I'm not perfect but I'm pretty sure I'm not a psycho. My answers are perhaps not well developed because I run out of time, and also as a bilingual person I struggle more than the usual with expressing mys
  19. That wouldn't surprise me. There's hundreds applying - most of them apply because they know they have stellar stats. Then they cherry pick 60-100 of the best for the interview, and have to pick 10 out of those, so yeah, it's a tough crowd. Actually that MCAT seems low at an equivalent of 512... if you look at places like MB or SK which have similar number of OOP seats the minimum MCAT is between like 522 and 528... if that's any consolation.
  20. Finalement, le message qu'ils m'avaient envoyé avait pas vraiment rapport. Ils ont juste pris un peu plus de 48hr pour me donner mon code d'accès et UNIP mais finalement je l'ai reçu ce matin. Merci!
  21. Bonjour à tous, J'ai soumis mon application à l'UdeM il y a des cela quelques jours. Je suis cependant incapable d'accéder le "Centre Étudiant" et je comprends pas du tout comment ça marche. J'ai pas de difficulté au niveau technologie d'habitude mais là, ça va pas bien mon affaire. L'Udem m'a envoyé un message en me disant que "Vous pourrez dorénavant ouvrir une session directement sur notre site" sans partager de lien. Ils me donnent mon e-mail et un mot de passe pour se faire, mais ça marche pas du tout si j'essaie d'utiliser ça comme sign up dans le Centre Étudiant. Sérieux qu'est-ce
  22. Je ravive ce thread pour les nouveaux et ceux qui sont restés dans la poussière le printemps passé.. haha - Les applications ouvrent dans quelques jours, bonne chance à tous cette année!
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