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  1. I totally get what you mean, I’ve experienced the same thing at Concordia. Some classes have obviously had inflated averages, others though have clearly had worse averages. One class I took that usually hovers around C average had an A average, where as another which is usually in the B range was in the C range even after massive curving (thank god for p/f). You kinda just added to what I was saying. I haven’t seen any indication that there would be a systemic inflation of grades overall due to online schooling. Both your experience and my experience seem to indicate that it’s very incons
  2. I think you might be mixing things up a bit. This year would be excluding the winter 2022 grades, as in the year with a 3.89 average interview. That’s obviously going to be inflating grades due to those classes being pass/fail. So that 3.89 from this years cycle is including that extra amount of pass/fail. Those applying during last years cycle, the 3.87 average cycle, wouldnt have been affected by the pandemic grade wise as the 60 credits they need would have been done prepandemic, only they’re last year would have been altered. and again, I need to see actually evidence of grade inflati
  3. I'm wondering, where did you hear that GPA's have been inflated due to the pandemic? Average interview is 3.89 vs last years 3.87. If that's what you're referring to its fairly minor. McGill's average accepted are pretty much always in the 3.8 range; theres a lot of other stuff that goes into the application for McGill other than the GPA, so its not uncommon for applicants with lower GPA's to actually be better candidates. I've known people accepted with 3.7's, so there can be quite a bit of spread in terms of GPA's. McGill's not a school that views the GPA as a make or break aspect of an
  4. So I ended up contacting them to make sure, and you're right! They said that prerequisite record isn't evaluated/relevant so long as you passed the course with a grade that is considered a pass at that respective institution, which in my case is 60% since its Cegep.
  5. Hey @McGillMedAmbassadors, I've got a question concerning CEGEP grades I was a horrendous CEGEP student, and I failed something like 4(?) science classes. Average science R score was about 27 I think. A lot of reasons for this, but I don't think it's that relevant to discuss that. Of the prereqs, I failed Organic chem and a physics class. I passed them the second time around, so they are completed. Currently I'm completing a BSc, and Im doing pretty well (3.8+ GPA at the moment) and I'm planning on applying for Fall 2023 provided by GPA holds up. I know that McGill no lon
  6. Could you help me find this? I've been scouring the prerequisite page and I can't find anything about this. Just that you need a 60%. I know that you're ineligible if you're missing 3, but I did pass all of the classes (I failed organic and a physics class in terms of prereqs). Also to be clear, I didn't fail them more than once. I failed those two classes once. (My other failed classes are Cal 1 and 2, but those arent prereqs). I know you're disqualified from med-p for failing prereqs though since it extends your cegep.
  7. I was a horrendous CEGEP student, and I failed something like 4(?) science classes. Average science R score was about 27 I think. A lot of reasons for this, but I don't think it's that relevant to discuss that. Currently I'm completing a BSc, and Im doing pretty well (3.8+ GPA at the moment) and I'm planning on applying for Fall 2023 provided by GPA holds up. I know that McGill no longer weights prerequisite grades and only a passing grade is required (also I spoke to admissions and they confirmed to me that this change was permanent for a number of reasons) but I'm wondering if anyo
  8. Fine man, we already agreed on this. I think its pretty obvious why I had an issue with your wording and I explained it pretty clearly. Telling the OP he has to raise his GPA is reasonable. Telling them to shoot for a hypothetical, very high GPA because of a non-existent mystery conversion factor is just silly.
  9. But that isn't the point that was being made. It was a simple explanation that the OP doesn't need to do any guesstimating or involve any "luck" in determining what his GPA would be or what grades he needs. He simply needs to consider any A+ grades to be A's. That's it. He could do it right now, hence telling him he should aim for a hypothetical 4.1+ GPA because of an uncertain GPA conversion is is silly. There's no uncertainty and there is no luck involved.
  10. I started off my comment like that because it seemed like you were challenging my points, and I can't really see why you'd do that because all I did was regurgitate McGill's official numbers. I go to Concordia, you don't have to explain to me how they're GPA scale works. I stated something very simply; under the assumption that the OP does not have any A+ grades his GPA is a 1 to 1 conversion. The only difference between each schools grading scale is that A+ from Concordia will be considered A's at McGill and be given their associated value. A 4.3 (straight A+'s) at Concordia will be a 4.
  11. Not sure what you're litigating here. For one, the number of applicants fluctuates every year. I've seen it as low as 900, and I wasn't saying that applicant GPA average will help with an interview. The minor addition is from the 7% academic context, within the grand scheme of things having a portion of that 7% added to their preinterview score wont make a colossal difference but will help out their application. All I was saying is that generally its pretty well known at least for McGill that having an advanced degree (i.e. masters) will incur a greater benefit in the academic context sec
  12. I also think its worth mentioning that OP will benefit from the 7% academic context that McGill factors into their academic review, as he's getting a professional degree. It'll probably be a very minor addition (generally in mtl its known that the academic context score is more substantial when considering advanced degrees and confers a notable advantage) but it'll help.
  13. Yes you're right that without knowing the OP's grades specifically its impossible to know, but I was assuming he does not have any A+ grades, meaning a 1 to 1 conversion. Secondly, I provided this link above https://www.mcgill.ca/medadmissions/after-youve-applied/currentapplicantstats https://www.mcgill.ca/medadmissions/prospective/our-statistics This year, mode GPA for interviews is 3.95 and average interview GPA is 3.87. Your numbers are from last year. Also since you seem well enough versed in this stuff, the mode GPA number isn't a particularly useful statistic
  14. I strongly disagree with your statement that a 4.1+ GPA is required for admission to McGill medicine. This is just not based on any available evidence. To start off, provided that the OP does not have A+ grades (which at Concordia are responsible for the 4.3 scale) having GPA above 4.0 will offer zero benefit to him at McGill. Without A+ grades, McGill and Concordia have a 1 to 1 GPA conversion. Second, you simply don't need a 4.0 GPA to get accepted. Average accepted last year was 3.87, the year before I recall it being 3.82. The average interview GPA isn't even 4.0, in-fact if yo
  15. Absolutely. The fact that I had to contact them to find out about the p/f options doesnt inspire confidence. That should be easily verifiable information.
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