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  1. Hi everyone! I am a first-time applicant and have completed my ABS. I know this is last minute but I was wondering if any med students who have gone through this application process would be willing to look over my ABS section? I would really appreciate any help :))
  2. Bonjour, Avec l'école qui recommence et le stress du CASPer qui commence à se faire sentir, j'ai décidé de partir une nouvelle conversation pour tout ce qui a trait à la prochaine admission de médecine vétérinaire à l'UdeM. N'hésitez pas à poser vos questions Voici des liens utiles pour orienter vos recherches : https://admission.umontreal.ca/programmes/doctorat-de-1er-cycle-en-medecine-veterinaire/presentation/ https://admission.umontreal.ca/examen-casper/ https://takecasper.com/ https://www.facebook.com/FMVUdeM https://www.facebook.com/groups/357920434236148
  3. Bonjour, Une nouvelle discussion pour la prochaine admission en Médecine Vétérinaire pour l'automne 2021. Hésitez pas à poser toutes vos questions. Bonne chance! **Voici les lens d'info sur admission, Casper, Facebook FMV et Réseau de partage d'appartements FMV.** https://admission.umontreal.ca/programmes/doctorat-de-1er-cycle-en-medecine-veterinaire/presentation/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/UdeM1.20202021 https://admission.umontreal.ca/examen-casper/ https://takecasper.com/ https://www.facebook.com/FMVUdeM https://www.facebook.com/groups/357920434236148
  4. TLDR: Application —> follow structure of keeping it very very simple Essays —> follow the structure they give you in the question. Make it as simple to follow as possible! CASPer —> Simple structure. Make it easy to read. Throw in some easy points to get you points on the CASPer (listed below). Practice typing. Practice scenarios. Interview —> Confidence and practice. DM me for my Anki deck to practice key topics for interviews. Find ppl to practice with, there’s a discord and a facebook group. I apologize for the delay, I promised multiple users online/friends/pals that I would write out something to hopefully help with med school applications and interview prep. Also, forums like this have helped immensely throughout my prep and ultimately what got me accepted, so thank you and I hope this helps y’all out. My info here guess this could apply for general school apps but mostly for UBC and Ontario schools. Credentials: Have had three cycles. 8 interviews. 4 acceptances. 4 “good” wait lists. Most important: I don’t have the strongest GPA or MCAT (3.9 507 —> 514 with a 125 CARS l m a o) but these are by far the most important in at least getting your application viewed. Schools are becoming more holistic and taking more considerations than before BUT these are by far the biggest indicators in whether you will get to the interview stage/even getting your app reviewed. Do your best to make these the best possible, it sucks but it’s the truth :/. And you CAN get in without stellar scores here (just less likely). But don’t not try and don’t give up. There were so many days/months/years where I didn’t think I would make it. And yet, they messed up and let me in !! Applications: - ABS - Try to fill this out as much as possible without including unimportant/redundant things. This really isn’t as much of a big deal as you might think. The best way my friends and I thought of this was: - 1. Put what makes you unique (e.g. for me it was starting a service or running for a cause). This is what is MOST important. Nearly everyone has research and the entrance scholarship and something to do with good grades. But when someone is reading your application they’re going to remember “oh that person is a competitive ballerina and started curing people with signing songs” or if you’re less impressive like me “starting a local community donation during covid” something like that is more unique than your cookie cutter premed stuff! They’re still important and shows that you’re well rounded but you have to be MEMORABLE :-) - 2. Put what you’re passionate about (e.g. research or soccer for me) - 3. Anything impressive (e.g. an award) - Then fill it up with other things you have dedicated TIME and effort for (e.g. a club you’ve been volunteering for and have had decent experiences but meh) - This sets you up as an interesting, impressive, candidate and also prepares you for the inevitable interview! Because you listed things you’re passionate about! In many interviews I had the opportunity to talk about “making movies with my friends” and that was definitely something they remembered when they revisited my app and thought “hmmm what do we know about these candidates? Oh ya that guy made movies which is cool” usually something different/unique sticks out - The description and hours idk if they matter. Throw in some nice descriptive and impressive words (don’t be afraid to brag!) and try to show you put in a decent amount of hours for things (of course if it’s a one day event you can’t do that but you know what I’m getting at) - Essays - Try to start these early but you probably won’t - 1. Brainstorm - Start by thinking what ABS activity you can relate this to (yes even the BPEs from u of T). I think it shows that you have real life experiences that align with “empathy” or whatever Can of Med they ask about - Rough draft it. KISS. Keep it simple stupid. Think about the person reading the essays (especially for Western, wow a ridiculous amount of essays). Literally write simple sentences at like a grade 10 level with a flow that is easy to follow. For example the Western essays, they tell you to give 3 examples from “research” (for example) of how this idk makes you a better candidate. List the activity “i did research in blah blah blah for blah blah blah years…” Tell them how it taught you “persistence” or “collaboration” whatever. Then say something like “I will bring this into my career and school”. The more simple you make it for them to read, the easier the essay is to follow the better your chance will be. - 2. Rewrite your rough draft! Read it out loud and ask yourself is it easy to follow? Can I improve it? Does it sound genuine? ETC - 3. Get your friends/family/peers/past teachers/profs/whoever to review it and give you feedback! You might think it’s the best in the world but when someone else reads it, it comes off pretentious or makes no sense - 4. Make sure YOU are happy with it. Don’t completely change it because feedback was negative. Be true to yourself and if you are a little cringe like myself when it comes to writing about yourself maybe that’s the best way to go. Balance the constructive feedback with your own thoughts! The feedback is to open your perspective to different ways of knowledge. CASPer - Very very similar to the essays. KISS - Keep it simple stupid. First, you only have 5 min for 3 questions, it will help you with writing more in the short period of time AND it will help the HUMAN BEING evaluating you like your responses bc they’re clear and concise! - Follow a simple structure! Here is mine :-) I took it from someone else on the internetweb and added a little of my personal flavour (shoutout to that person can’t find it rn but huge shoutout!) - This is fantastic for interview prep and for casper prep but definitely a little more medical than CASPer —> https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQtNq3XP0-lOUlIASR3cr1T5ARcCZI13F - Oh yeah it’s the PPRDJ technique except I added an F on the end - PPRDJF —> Problem, Perspective, Responsibility, Decision, Justify, Future - Can’t remember if I typed this or found it somewhere but yeah follow this: 1. Identify the MOST important problem! - Think about what would happen if you did absolutely nothing ○ If someone is indeed drunk and you let them drive away - This will bring you to the most pressing issue 2. Explore the different perspectives of each individual - Reserve judgement, we do not have all the information - Gather all the facts - E.g. student not contributing to group work ○ Private non-judgemental conversation, where both parties are comfortable, with the two team members to gather more information - Determine who is directly and indirectly involved, exploring their perspectives ○ E.g. you are disclosing information to a patient ○ Directly, only you and the patient, but indirectly can be affecting the patient's family, coworkers, friends, other potential patients etc. The doctor's colleagues, entire medical profession etc etc ○ Must be able to identify grand implications of decisions 3. State your responsibility ○ As a citizen, I want to ensure that Bill is not driving under the influence and is not possibly endangering other civilians as well as himself 4. Decide the best SOLUTION based on sound rationale, ethical, legal, and scientific reasoning using if/then - MUST report to authorities when public safety Is endangered or vulnerable individuals may be in harm's way - IFTTT (if this then that) formula 5. Add in what you would do in the future/what you learned from the situation E.g. - Surgeon, arrive at the hospital at 7:30 AM, fellow surgeon enters the room and acts strange. Smelling of slight alcohol when they come close. They are next in line to take over for the Dep of Surgery and will make important decisions about funding and operating room time. You have never seen them act this way before. What do you do? ○ The surgeon will not be able to do his job correctly if he is under the influence of alcohol, and this will not make him a good representative for the future of the hospital, the unit, and all other future practicing surgeons if this is the case. However, just because a situation appears like this does not mean it is valid, perhaps the surgeon had some rubbing alcohol spilled on him or is diabetic and is just hyper to begin surgery because he is excited to start his day. Without all the facts I would not make any quick judgments or assumptions because from his perspective he might be ignorant to the fact that he smells like alcohol and is acting unusual. However, being a representative of the hospital and wanting the best outcomes for my patients it is my duty to ensure exceptional healthcare is provided and the safety of patients is taken into account. I would have a private conversation that is comfortable for the surgeon and is not filled with judgments or assumptions but simply just stating my perception and being curious coming from a place of genuine concern. If the surgeon is in fact under the influence, then I would encourage him to be honest and take time off and look for a replacement. If he is not, however, then the conversation we had mitigated the issue at hand and ensured that it was just a misunderstanding without blowing things out of proportion. Providing the means for the surgeon to explain him/herself. In the future, I would want to create an environment where colleagues feel comfortable talking to me about issues like this. I think I wrote this out in 5 min or whatever ^ but you can try to fit aspects of this into all of the questions! If you’re kind of stuck or not on a CASPer Q/scenario these are easy phrases to include that will score you points (and you can think of more on your own) LOL: Easy things to say to hit Casper's core competencies: - Work in a team to solve something --> lead the team ○ Work together ○ Collaborate ○ Get diverse perspectives ○ Diverse mental models on a situation - Compromise, win-win situations, collaborate on a unique solution - Putting myself in another's situation (empathy) - Understanding how they may feel being singled out - Instinct to help those in need Professional - Private convos instead of publicly shaming someone - Reminding ppl of our expectations and how we represent the company/organization Being self-aware --> being aware of my own judgements and biases - Trying to keep an open mind Resilience and motivation - I didn't get this far to only go this far! When I have failed I have pushed past (running marathons riddled with injuries/soccer games) and when I've succeeded e.g. multiple research rewards I kept pushing to be consistent instead of being complacent Communication = every one of these --> - Being curious and not judgemental, - coming from an area of concern and curiosity rather than judgement and accusation - Open, honest, and comfortable environment (setting up a time) where you are not making the individual feel awkward unless impossible to do so - Talk slowly with explaining, but most importantly actively listen, repeat points made by others to show they are listening and to also better understand the conversation e.g. as a distress centre volunteer this is how we show support and we show that someone is being heard. I also do think that adding your own experiences to answers gives A LOT. It adds colour to your answers and shows that you have actually experienced things like this you’re not just answering questions on a test (well you are but from experience rather than just saying what is right and wrong and how you “would” act. YOU DID act like this). Practice CASPer scenarios so you don’t get stuck. I would open up OneNote copy and paste a scenario from online, read it, then time myself about “what I would do” rather than answering questions. Worked great for me imo. Practice typing so you can type on the day of the exam! (Other students will probably type faster than you and you are competing against them!) Interview 1. Don’t pay for interview prep unless you have nobody to practice with, even then there are a lot of discord’s and facebook groups where ppl practice with others. I was blessed with friends that were willing to interview with me! 2. PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE - even before you start/finish your “prep”. This is a facebook group that schedules practices https://www.facebook.com/groups/263776044319283/ (shout out to who created this wish I could praise you more <3). There is also a discord which you can search up on here! 3. Grab your ABS and write out a highlight, a lowlight, and a conflict you had at each of these experiences (at one of my interviews they would just pick out a random thing and ask my about my highlight, lowlight, and a conflict that happened there) I remember not being prepped for it and just felt awful delivering it! 4. Watch videos by this dude - Olly Burton deserves a huge shout out. Most well delivered interview guide and the topics are so so helpful. Watch them, take notes, throw them into Anki whatever will help you remember key point about each topic! 
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQtNq3XP0-lOUlIASR3cr1T5ARcCZI13F 5. At the beginning of your interview - SMILE, EXUDE confidence in the nicest way possible, show them that you’re SUPER happy to be there, and that YOU’RE HUMAN. That was my biggest praise through med school and also during interviews that it was fun conversing with me either in interview or with a standardized patient. Keep things light. I know it’s tough to do during the stressful environment and you’re thinking “all my hard work comes down to this!” But know that if you don’t try and be confident you won’t make it (that helped me in some weird twisted way) 6. Prepare answers to “Tell me about yourself”, “Why medicine” and “do you have any questions for us?” “What are your strengths (3)” “What are your weaknesses?” 
- (Have actual strengths and weaknesses - not “I’m a perfectionist etc)
- Tell me about yourself - keep it quick and fun, three points with a little bit of colour. Don’t talk about your schooling and what your undergrad was, tell them who YOU are. “I’m ___, the best way to describe myself would be curious, hardworking, and easy- going. I have been a part of a Neuro-oncology lab for about 3-4 years and it’s super interesting because there is so much unknown about the brain and cancer which keeps me curious and I have loved it so far. I’m also hard working as I love soccer….” 
Notice how I made it easy to follow and nothing too boring. 
Try to speak like a public speaker when thinking about your emotion during the interview! You have to read the room and be able to keep THEM interested. Sometimes different interviewers will have different tasks like acting uninterested but you have to try your best to regain their attention with the stories you tell and how you tell them. 
- Why med, try to be as honest as possible and give a little story to keep it interesting! Something like a turning point about what made you decide. For me it was basically - these life experiences and my personality aligned with medicine and drew me heavily towards this career. 7. The interview is the make it or break it. It’s the toughest part! If you’re ever discouraged, look at me! I had to interview 4 times in 2 years get waitlisted on all of them before I interviewed 4 times again in my last application cycle only to get into all 4 schools! It’s not easy and I definitely didn’t know all of this my first or second time! 8. If you’re having trouble prepping for interviews and remembering what to say, throw it into Anki and it’ll help you memorize the details of your story. Anyways I have a whole anki package about how to answer all these types of questions so you can memorize it and many different helpful question types. And even my own personal example for personal questions!!! Please DM me for it :-) Different Question Types: - Ethics - watch those vids I linked - and read what I wrote about CASPer - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQtNq3XP0-lOUlIASR3cr1T5ARcCZI13F - Most pressing issue - Responsibility - Deliberately show empathy “I would like to empathize with this person…” - Investigate, empathy, counselling, teaching a patient something, offering resources, try to get more help from colleagues/history/resources like literature - IFTTT - Decide - In the future I would … - Policies - Write out a bunch of pros and cons for common policies like medical marijuana, opioids, etc (I might have an anki deck for all of these made up so I can send it to y’all - i found it) Personal Questions - STARF Technique - Situation, Task, Action, Result, Future (how will you bring what you learned into medicine/med school) - included one of my examples in the anki + make your own obviously for each ABS —> then you won’t be stuck when they inevitably ask “tell me about a time … (you had a conflict at work or trouble with integrity etc)” Bioethics - No you probably don’t need to know everything I have in my anki deck, but all of UWash Bioethics are in there with the questions and how to structure the answer. Enjoy. - https://depts.washington.edu/bhdept/ethics-medicine CanMeds - Included in ANKI deck, went through a whole module on each from a canadian medical school, so they literally can’t be wrong bc a medical school gave me that info! Enjoy x2. Acting - mostly broken down into breaking bad news - included in anki deck omg you put everything into an anki deck?! Yes, it was my ‘lazy’ way of studying for an interview and it helped me feel confident! No you don’t HAVE to do all of this to be successful in an interview and the most important part is how you make your interviewers feel and the energy you bring to the interview rather than the content of your questions. Most people will follow the structures and have similar answers, but the colour YOU add to your answers and how you speak will make you more memorable! Also is this all perfect information? No. It helped me a LOT. Use what you chose from this. Hate it. Love it. I just wanted to give back to this community that helped me!
  5. Hello, I am starting my PharmD program in September 2021 while also reapplying for medical school this year. I am confused if whether or not I would include this in my application? On page 22 of the application guide it says "Courses from September 2021 to April 2022: Enter the courses you plan to take and leave the “Completed” checkbox unchecked. You can take different courses later without notifying us, with two exceptions: • If you change your mind about which English course you will take, you must message us to tell us the new course name, number, and institution. • If you are completing 90 credits and change your courses after you apply, please message us with your new courses. If your 2020/2021 courses are at a new institution (an institution you have not started attending yet, so you can’t submit a transcript), please message us so we can change the transcript status for this institution to “Not Yet Required.” Does anyone have experience with starting a new degree while applying, and if the new degree was included? Thank you!
  6. I was wondering if someone who did his pre-university studies (Cégep) in Québec and applied to the University of Waterloo could answer some of my questions. I would like to apply to the program of optometry in Waterloo but I don't know who I have to contact to verify if the courses I completed fulfill the prerequisites necessary to be eligible to the program. If someone could help me go through the procedure it would be great! _______________________________________________________________________________ Je me demandais si quelqu'un qui a appliqué à l'Université de Waterloo après avoir complété un DEC/Téchnique dans un Cégep du Québec pourrais répondre a mes questions. J'aimerais appliquer au programme d'optométrie de Waterloo mais je ne sais pas qui contacter pour vérifier si les cours que j'ai complété durant mon parcours sont équivalents à ceux demandés. Si quelqu'un peut m'aider ça serait grandement apprécié!
  7. Bonjour à tous! Je me suis dise que se serait bien de crée une nouvelle discussion pour la prochaine admission en médecine vétérinaire pour l'automne 2020! Hésitez pas à poser toutes vos questions ici Perso j'applique pour la 4iem fois cette année, j'espère que c'est la bonne!
  8. Hey everyone, been a long-time lurker and finally came across a problem of my own so was wanting to get some input on what steps I should take Context: I'm in my 2nd year of my after-degree and I've actually overloaded in credits (15 credits in fall term, 18 credits in winter term) because my degree requires me to do a practicum in the last year and I'm not allowed to take any other course but the practicum courses, so I needed to finish all my prereqs this year. In one of my courses, the prof is making the course rather unbearable and I didn't do too hot on the midterm. Currently sitting at a 70% for that midterm, so not sure if that's a B or C but either way, prospects of getting an A of some sort isn't looking too good considering I tried to talk to the prof about the midterm and he refused to listen for the most part anything I had to say. I want to drop the course and take the W, but I'm also currently applying to med this cycle and have a few interviews lined up. Wondering if I took the W, and took the course instead in spring/summer so I don't have to deal with more tears and frustration, would that affect my current application and how would that have implications for certain med schools? Like, does taking the course in spring/summer 2021 be considered full course load still? TLDR: Wanting to drop a course and take a W, and take the course instead in spring/summer, but concerned about how it affects current cycle application and future one Appreciate your time in reading this and hoping to find a resolution! I've already scheduled to speak with an academic advisor as well on Monday to see what their take is.
  9. Would I be at an any disadvantage in the application process if I applied with a Kinesiology vs Biomedical science degree to American medical schools? ps I am a Canadian student and citizen
  10. Hello! I am currently going through a computer science undergrad degree (BTech) at BCIT and am interested in applying to med school after graduation. I was just wondering if my degree would be eligible since it's from a institute of technology? Has anyone gotten into med school from a technical school before? I'd love to hear from you! Thanks everyone :)
  11. Hi everyone!! What is the end date we should be putting down if the activity is still ongoing? Thanks in advance!
  12. Hi everyone!! I am currently applying for Dalhousie and they request for an MCAT score. I wrote the MCAT twice and got the same score. The first time I did well in CARS, the second time I did well in the sciences. Does anyone know which one Dalhousie prefers for applications? Thank you in advance!
  13. Is there any major advantage to taking an undergraduate degree in biology or medical sciences for applying to med school? Because they say they want all-rounded students but would taking a medical related undergraduate help for the MCAT? Thanks!
  14. Hey, I was wondering if anybody knew which canadian dental schools required reference letters, from what i'm hearing UFT and Western dont? Just wanted to make sure about these two schools and any others in canada!
  15. Hi, so I may have the opportunity to go on a wildlife conservation mission in Thailand or Bali, however, I can also choose to go on a medical mission/learning thing in Vietnam or India. The wildlife conservation mission is really cool and more hands on while the medical missions are more seminar and workshops. For medical school, which would be a better option? It seems intuitive that the medical mission would be the better choice, but I feel that it might be very standard (like many people have done it) whereas the elephant conservation mission may be more unique. Thoughts?
  16. I was doing some research on how to build an strong application and stumbled upon some "red flags" posts. I have a general idea about it, but I was thinking if some of you could give me a few tips regarding this topic. I believe other med students can benefit from this discussion as well. The red flags I've seen more often are: 1. Low scores or previous failure (pretty straightforward) 2. Time since graduation > 5 years ("old candidates") 3. Interruptions in medical school (may be seen as inability to handle adversity) 4. Late or incomplete application (make the applicant seem unprepared or disorganized) 5. No clinical experience/letters of reccomendation (for IMGs, like myself. As some say "not obligatory, but important") (Those are not my opinions, they are a compilation of what I found in other discussions) Can anyone expand a little on this topic? Any other tips are welcome as well. My best regards!
  17. I thought it would be nice to continue the tradition of having this thread for applicants! Copy and pasted from the previous years thread. Here's how it goes (use this format): Applied + (PT or OT?): Accepted: Waitlisted: Rejected: GPA: (cum and sub if you applied to any University using them both) Perceived strength of essays/interviews/references: Good luck everyone!
  18. I recently followed this doctor's instagram for the financial tips and saw that she posted some tips from her experience as a file reviewer that differentiated a stellar essay from an average essay. Thought it might be helpful for you guys to check out - link below Good luck guys, be sure take time to relax after you hit the submit button!
  19. Hello premed101 users! I am a 21 year old soon-to-be 3rd year (DEC) nursing student currently studying in Montreal. For the last year or so, I have been thinking about restructuring my academic path in a way that would ultimately allow me to apply to medical school. After many hours of reflection, I decided it would be best to finish my nursing DEC so that i could then apply in Health Sciences (Fall 2020). This means that i would be completing my med school prerequisites over another two years, all the while working part time as a nurse. I currently have a 33.0 global R-score. I've won two scholarships and have been on the Dean's list since my admission. I believe i have a better shot at staying in CEGEP for two more years, acing my science courses, hopefully increase my R-score from 33.0 to at least 35.0, and then apply to med school. I feel like the academic competition in CEGEP is somewhat more manageable than the fierce competition of university, which would make it easier for me to stand out. In addition, I've seen that the med faculties offer more spaces for college students than university students. All that being said, I just wish to have some objective input on the matter. Many of us here come from many different backgrounds which is why i want to have your advice. Is my plan feasible? Should i be better off applying to university after my nursing DEC? Why or why not? Ps: je suis parfaitement bilingue donc soyez bien à l'aise de répondre en français! Thank you so much in advance!
  20. Hi guys! Has anyone here applied/ gotten interviews for dental schools while having a relatively low GPA that was attributed to a medical condition? Most people who get in are 3.8-4.0 range in GPA, but I wonder if there are some instances where someone had a low-ish GPA (because of said undiagnosed condition) but a great DAT score, shadowing experience, research, etc. that was able to score an interview or even get an admission in Canada? If you were able to show trends of academic improvement after receiving treatment, do you think that was a major deciding factor for them? I’ll probably ask more detailed questions later when I can. Just want to get a look at what’s out there! Thank you!
  21. Wondering if anyone received an email from University of Ottawa (French or English stream) acknowledging receipt of their application? It's my first year applying to their medical program, but third year applying via OMSAS (McMaster and NOSM) and I've always received an email from the individual schools acknowledging my application, in addition to the confirmation email from OMSAS. I received emails from McMaster and NOSM in December, but nothing from Ottawa... Is this normal? Do they simply do things differently? Or should I be contacting them to make sure there hasn't been an issue? Thanks in advance!
  22. Salut, donc en gros j'applique en méd dentaire avec une cote R assez faible ( le calcul ma bcp moins avantagé que les autres cest ma derniere session qui m'a aidé à remonter... bref), est ce que vous pensez que le cut ooff va augmenter pour Ulaval ? (pcq logiquement le cutoff est fait en fonction des annees precedentes non ??) C'est vraiment mon premier choix dent et vu que je suis au dessus du cutoff jespere qu'ils ne vont pas l'augmenter (et le mettre a 35 par exemple...) Je cherche des réponses pour cette question un peu partout mais je n'en trouve pas vrm :// The thing is vu que plus personne peut appliquer en dent depuis le 15 janvier (à cause du TAED) I'm hoping que le cut off ne change pas !! Merciii
  23. Hey guys, I've always had my eye on UBC med and am now close to applying to a few med schools. I hear UBC has a strong in provence preference...is this true? Would I get an advantage if I just change my Ontario staus to BC with some govenerment paperwork lol or do you have to do your undergrad and live there as well? Be great to get some input from people who are from ontario based universities (anything to up my chances). Cheers, Victor
  24. Hello Everyone, I know this is very late but I was finishing up my application for this cycle and I have noticed that there is no section that is asking for me to enter my grades from my transcript. I remmebr last year I had to manually enter all the courses I took and the grades I received. Am I doing something wrong this year? I can not find that section! there is only a transcript section which you can fill out a transcript request form! Please Help Thanks a lot in advance.
  25. I am trying to upload a file with my scanned PR card in the personal info section. When I press save, it says "your information has been successfully saved", but when I come back to that section, there are no longer any files attached! Is anyone having this problem as well? I am having the same issue with the "additional documents" section as well. I am wondering if I should go through the whole application without revisiting (perhaps revisiting resets that section?). I am panicking because the deadline is on Monday!!!
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