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Hi all,

 

I've completely finished my degree at UBC. My total GPA is 3.83 (on OMSAS scale, conversion decreases GPA) and 88.3% at UBC, with AGPA, when applying to UBC, I have an 89% GPA. I'm also IP for UBC.

 

I was wondering what to do to improve my GPA? I've finished my degree, I haven't been in school for roughly a year (currently on a gap year). I interviewed at one school this year was rejected. 

 

Should I do a second degree? Retake courses? Do a Masters (GPA boost for UofT)? Do I have a good shot at UofT? I don't think I get the wGPA boost because I did co-op... 

 

Thanks!

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11 minutes ago, mayerzttey said:

Hi all,

 

I've completely finished my degree at UBC. My total GPA is 3.83 (on OMSAS scale, conversion decreases GPA) and 88.3% at UBC, with AGPA, when applying to UBC, I have an 89% GPA. I'm also IP for UBC.

 

I was wondering what to do to improve my GPA? I've finished my degree, I haven't been in school for roughly a year (currently on a gap year). I interviewed at one school this year was rejected. 

 

Should I do a second degree? Retake courses? Do a Masters (GPA boost for UofT)? Do I have a good shot at UofT? I don't think I get the wGPA boost because I did co-op... 

 

Thanks!

How many credits do you have making up your 89% GPA?

You are more likely to benefit from improving your non-academics. GPA is less likely to be the reason you don't get to the interview stage.

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7 minutes ago, JohnGrisham said:

How many credits do you have making up your 89% GPA?

You are more likely to benefit from improving your non-academics. GPA is less likely to be the reason you don't get to the interview stage.

Hey thanks for the reply!

 

I have 128 total credits, I'm not sure what that is in FCEs? Some are 4,3 and 2 credits, some are 1 credit courses.

 

My ECs are really good (I've had a high EC score each time I've applied to UBC, that's why I say that). I've been researching for 5 years, have authorships (not 1st or 2nd however), lots of leadership, scholarships (top scholarships), been volunteering at multiple clinics and hospitals since 2015... etc.

 

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