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  1. I don't think they calculate GPA. They look at percentage. On the website it says an A- (83%) was the average of applicants who got accepted in the past, but the range is very broad because they also considered the PCAT before, which has been replaced by the CASPer exam this year and beyond.
  2. Hi everyone, I emailed the admissions office since I was getting a bit worried. I thought they would come out by the end of the month. This is what they said: "Interviews are still being finalized. Interview invites will likely be sent early next week". So they still haven't been sent out to anyone and would most likely come out in early March!
  3. I saw that this morning haha! All my questions were answered from this email haha! End of February is still a bit vague! If anyone notices that notifications are posted, we can just give each other a heads up on this page Good luck everyone!!!!!!!!!!
  4. Hey everyone, does anyone know when interview invites are going out? They said sometime in February? Sorry, I know this question has been asked already but I'm wondering if anyone knows when they were sent last year? And just to make sure, interviews are held in March?
  5. I got the same reply back! The end of January is here, I wish they could be more specific lol
  6. So is the Feb 6th interview date completely full now? When do they send out rejections?
  7. And I agree with this completely! And this is why the previous policy was lenient for those people with different undergraduate programs! I know a friend who is in a very difficult undergrad program. The previous policy allowed him to have a better gpa. He works hard, has good studying habits and can definitely handle medical school if he can handle his difficult program now. This is what I meant with what I said above! These people are also capable to learn medicine ... maybe I wasn't clear enough with my choice of wording. Sorry, I think I misunderstood what you said above with the
  8. Yeah but the previous wGPA policy also benefited mature applicants. If you already completed the undergraduate degree or were a 4th year student, you were allowed to remove an additional 1.0 FCE, which in my eyes is fair because more schooling means more chances to make mistakes. If someone with "less satisfactory grades" was able to remove just a few extra courses, doesn't mean they are less deserving of medical school or any less competitive. The only aspect gpa reflects is your ability to work hard, have good studying habits and capability to handle medical school which a person who if
  9. Wow, this was so well said! Thank you! This was also exactly my point ... UofT assesses GPA competitively, but just removing 2.0 FCE gives limited flexibility and only values people who already have a VERY HIGH gpa and a few poor grades. What if you had a bad year because of extenuating circumstances but recovered after the following years? Isn't this type of consistency and resilience valued despite the fact that they went through a few setbacks in life but then had the energy to recover? "June 23, 2020, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. EDT (webinar details TBA) to learn more about this current and f
  10. Hey everyone, I think statistics are really important to some degree. However, I'm disappointed with the changes. Sometimes it is extremely difficult to consistently score a high gpa due to extenuating circumstances. I applaud people with 3.8s, 3.9s and 4.0s without any weighting but then again, cGPAs are not standardized. Also, isn't it surprising that all the people I know with cGPA of 4.0 come from McMaster Health Sci? I really don't know what to say about these changes. It sometimes feels like we just have to accept what the admissions committee throws at us ... I still think the previou
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