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Fast_Layne last won the day on July 7 2020

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  1. Just here to say you got an awesome NAQ score haha, what did you do?!
  2. Hey there, just wanted to share that your life does not have to be put "on hold" when you keep on applying. There are tons of students in the program who have pursued alternate careers or went to professional school (e.g. nursing, pharmacy, law) while continuing to apply. Every year, they build more and more hours of experiences to put on their application. So many people I've met are in their late 20s, 30s, and even 40s! And honestly, I look up to all of those people cuz they have so much more experience than I do and they're way ahead of me in some ways.
  3. Yeah that seems pretty key, since they don't want students starting and stopping graduate programs
  4. I was in a similar situation, but it was my academic reference. Basically, both my PI and PhD student collaborated to write the letter. It was mostly written by my PI so he noted that the letter was done "with the input of the PhD student"
  5. Perhaps just shoot them an e-mail to let them know! I think they said that if you change courses, you're supposed to contact them
  6. Yes, I'm sure they'll take the top 288 but they do have to make sure they meet the number of reserved rural/Northern seats!
  7. I don't know about Athabasca, but for UBC, some of my grades this year came out in May, even though I finished writing the final exam by the end of April. So I'm pretty sure "completion of the course" refers to when you write your final
  8. Thanks for your insight! Just curious, what other countries did you do your post-secondary education in? :O
  9. Hey there! So if on your transcript, your percentages are listed, I believe UBC Med will look at your percentage, instead of the GPA score. So what you do is, figure out the year with the lowest overall average (summer courses count towards the year you had just finished before taking them, e.g. courses taken in the summer after 1st year count as 1st year courses). Then, you find out your overall average by multiplying the percentage grade with the number of credits. Then, subtract the lowest credits from your worst year, until you have 90 credits left (e.g. if you have 92 credits, but y
  10. Not sure...in the past though, there can be multiple waves of rejection emails. Very few people on these forums have had ineligible/partial review rejections, so it's hard to tell
  11. Thanks So actually I believe it was rejections on the 9th and 10th, then early invites on the 11th, and regular invites on the 12th!
  12. There was no gap between 2nd day of rejections and early invites! So regular invites were Thursday, Dec. 12th at 11:28 am PST last year (I still have the e-mail pinned lol)
  13. HAHA yes that's what I did for the acceptances in May... I couldn't get it to work on my phone for some reason. So I shockingly found out I got accepted when my mom's phone rang.
  14. Honestly, I don't think there's really such things an ideal candidate. I had none of those things (am terrible at athletics, minimal research, no long-term health experience) and I was still able to get in. There's so much diversity in our class as to where people are coming from, so many non-trad applicants, so many mature students, so many people from alternate careers, etc. So yeah, don't get into the mentality that they're only looking for 1 type of person! On the topic of research, publications aren't always the best measure of research experience, I know some people who've gon
  15. Yeah basically once the OAS system updates with the result, you will get an e-mail from the system at the exact same time. So regardless of whether you're refreshing your OAS page or watching your e-mail, you'll find out at the same time.
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