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  1. The 16 does have its perks! The 13 might just be less of a hassle carrying around? Let me know what you decide on!
  2. My bad, I think then the wGPA = cGPA for this year, in that case, french stream's cut off may still be 3.70 in terms of CGPA, but def email and ask! Good luck
  3. Most people recommend getting the 13 inch, but I was thinking of getting a bigger one as well.. i'm not too sure!
  4. Thank you for confirming and welcome to the uOttawa MD class of 2024!
  5. Your GPA will play a factor in two occasions: 1) to get you the next round of your application (pre interview) and 2) to get you a seat (post interview). If you are comfortable learning in french, speaking french, and taking exams in french then, with the 3.70 WGPA cutoff (which was for the previous french cohort), you have an advantage with your higher GPA. However, for the English stream, you are at the lower end (as this year the cutoff for the ENG stream is exactly 3.85). However, there are students who have gained admission with the 3.85 in the english stream. I do not know th
  6. Nothing yet hopeful that we will get something this week. I really want more updates on how o-week will run as well.
  7. Mine too. Just received the calculation today
  8. I'm sorry that Organic Chem did not go as well as you wanted, I know that it can be quite discouraging when 1-2 courses really get your GPA. With that said above, try your best to do well on the MCAT, secure a good score and apply this year. However, you always have the option of taking a 5th year as well - a lot of students do it and it can really help in the long run. Goodluck to you!
  9. White noise from youtube - they have 9 hours of video that can get you through the day!
  10. I agree with that said above, this process is unfortunately very much based on luck. Your GPA only gets you to the "next round" of the process, after that its your ECs/CAFs/Casper - all of which are subjective. However, your GPA may help you post-interview for Ottawa, granted your interview goes well. My advice - focus on improving your ECs (try to make them standout/longterm commitments/good wording) and try your best at CASPER. Goodluck!
  11. Hi! Everyone has added great input. Personally for me, I chose people who knew me long term (2-4 years). Mine were a humanities prof, physician, and research prof!
  12. Something like: collaborated with team of 15 to gather funds etc. advocated for X through social media campaigns Led group of X students in weekly tutorials I think quantifying and adding those CANMED terms would be a good way to go about your ABS
  13. Double check with admissions to see how a special year after graduation works - each school is different in their GPA calculation. You want to get a sense of if it will it count towards your WGPA. There’s no looking down on an extra year.
  14. Try posting on the facebook group as well
  15. A friend of mine told me, however - do email for clarification.
  16. My understanding is that if you meet the cut off you proceed to the next step, however if youre below the cutoff then you are unable to apply. Your GPA factors in during post-interview evaluation.
  17. However, for UofT grad applicants still have a chance of getting in with a 3.7-3.8 I believe.
  18. Yeah! They are keeping the same cutoffs it seems but changing the weight of the last two years. Instead of the last two years being multiplied by 2 and 3, they’re now by x1.
  19. Ottawa will let students know Tuesday. Queens is 50/50.
  20. I know someone who emailed and it was confirmed cGPA for this year.
  21. Yeah! I do think it might be half online and some in person - I feel that houses are also going fast
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