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  1. Not likely to be a factor since you are no longer dependent on parents. It depends on your personal income/assets I believe.
  2. Not that I know of (not sure I have heard of any orthodontic residency that pays its residents), but you may be eligible for financial aid from the government or bursaries if you apply.
  3. It is pretty rare to be accepted after third year. Don't worry it isn't the end of the world if you don't get in after third year. Just keep the grades up and you will be fine. It is better to have an easier time not stressing out too much. It sounds like you are on a good path so far.
  4. 3.92 is in the range of being competitive. Keep those grades up and you shouldn't have a problem.
  5. I wouldn't drop a course this late in the game. It will show up on your transcript. Having an average of 3.90 for one semester isn't the end of the world. U of T only uses your top three years if I'm not mistaken. What year are you in?
  6. "Average DAT score of interviewed applicants: Academic Average: 21. PAT: 20" Anything above 20 will be competitive.
  7. It means the minimum gpa for those applicants to their program was 3.60. But I think it may be indicating that the minimum gpa that people were interviewed at was that average because applicants doesn’t mean too much. If this is the case it is saying that it is not worth applying if you have a gpa below 3.60.
  8. Most canadian schools don't look at your CV/shadowing experiences/reference letters. This is more useful in the US.
  9. I don't think the DAT would be the holdup for you. Anything 20 and above is competitive.
  10. Because you took summer courses you may be evaluated at a different level than other applicants, which I believe will be a positive for you if you took a more intense course load. Having a good CV would help a lot for McGill.
  11. U of T changed it to top two years?? I would verify that since I thought it was top three years they looked at.
  12. You should look into how the calculation is for each school. U of T takes your top three years, Western top two years and McGill all your years if I'm not mistaken. But there may be a difference in the conversion scale from each school, so your GPA may look better than it seems...
  13. It's worth trying. You never know how your application will be evaluated or how the applicant pool is at any given year.
  14. U of T drops your lowest year, so this skews the GPA higher. Most but not all do similar things. Some even take your top two years. This will help boost your application GPA. The DAT usually factors around 10-20% of your interview/acceptance evaluation, while GPA factors in at about 55-65% depending on the school. If you are way off the mark, your DAT won't necessarily compensate, but it can help a bit if you are looking for a slight boost, as those percentages would suggest.
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