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I have my heart set on going to medical school and am currently writing the MCAT. However, I didn't have a very good track record at all for the 1st four years of undergrad due to mental health issues (not to make excuses or anything) but I did turn my life around, start taking care of myself and recently graduated after doing a 5th year, ending up with a 3.9 GPA (this is my GPA for the 5th year, not my cumulative GPA). I obviously don't want to do a full year of courses after graduating if it ends up being pointless, but I am willing to do a full year of courses as an unclassified student if if immensely boosts my chances of being competitive for med school. That being said, if I were to do a special year with the requirements of Western and maintain a high GPA, would they assess the 5th year & the special year as my 2 year gpa or am I only able to be assessed on 1 or the other? (Waiting for a reply for my email to the admissions committee.) I also I'm aware of the importance of ECs, it's just the situation surrounding my GPA calculations that I'm most worried about and wanted to discuss in this post.
Hi all, I'm currently in my 6th year of undergrad. I picked up an additional degree during my 5th year because my main issue was my GPA (very uncompetitive GPA through years 1-4). I finally reached a 3.7 in my 5th year (cutoff for Western SWOMEN) and I am currently above cutoff (or it appears that I'll be above cutoff) when I finish this year. I understand that my GPA isn't the most competitive at the moment, but from what I heard it can qualify for Western SWOMEN. I'll have to rewrite my MCAT again this summer (was off by one point overall; appears to be the reason for my rejection from Western as they stated in the email). I'm wondering what my next step should be. I'm weighing out the options between 1) applying for a masters, unsure whether research or course based will be better 2) doing another year of undergrad/special year or 3) applying abroad. My main goal is to increase my chances in getting into medical school next year (applying fall of 2019). I have zero preference on which medical school in Ontario but from my limited research, it appears that Western is my best bet. Wondering what my next step should be... Any advice?
Any insight on non-degree/special years? I am thinking of doing this to boost GPA at UofT and Queens. Anyone else done this? what the easiest way to guarantee 4.0? I've spent too long in academically rigorous programs, resulting in a GPA that does not convey my abilities. Starting to think this is my only option. Online? Guelph? Queens? Mac? York? Calgary? UBC? Open to all brainstorming/suggestions.