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  1. 1 hour ago, convertedlurker said:

    It definitely seems so. It could be a combination of CoVID-19 related factors (people avoiding McMaster for example) and the lower CARS cut off reducing the overlap of the acceptance pool with other schools. It's all speculation though.

    This is an interesting point, although it does seem that McMaster also has less waitlist movement than previous years which is quite unexpected given the circumstances. 

  2. Hello there,


    I know posts like this are super annoying but I’m trying to figure out my application plan for next cycle while I wait for May 12th. I’m finishing up my MSc this year, and I’m wondering if it’s worth applying to Calgary - any insight would be appreciated!


    OOP (Ontario)

    MCAT: 516 (129/129/128/130)

    cGPA: 3.89

    wGPA: 3.95 (I think I calculated this right given that Calgary counts an A as a 4.0?)


    EC’s: varsity athlete, lots of youth coaching, research in disability studies (2 pubs, multiple poster presentations) lots of TA work, volunteer work w/ persons w/ disabilities, 4 years as a strength & conditioning coach 


    Thank you!!

  3. Not sure what everyone else is thinking, and doesn’t directly affect me since I didn’t interview at Mac, but it doesn’t really sit right with me that 25-30 people in the top 100 are being accepted when they otherwise wouldn’t. Given how high their stats are you have to assume that people in the top 100 who don’t get in normally really underperformed on the MMI.


  4. 1 minute ago, SoftTings said:

    I'm certainly not accusing you of lying, but isn't it possible that you are misremembering seeing that button? It was a year ago, and I am wondering how you could be so certain that a specific button, which at the time would seem meaningless, was there

    I remember from last year because I checked the offers page quite often while on the Ottawa waitlist. At the time, one of my friends thought that it meant I would receive an offer which obviously ended up not happening. 

  5. 2 minutes ago, William Osler said:

    The only explaination that can keep this going is that the user is a troll as he created the account at 03:32pm yesterday and only participated in this thread but I don't want to levy those accusations 

    I've been following this forum for the last two years, just never felt the need to post anything until this whole scandal started. I didn't even get an interview at Mac this year so I have no stake in this. 

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