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how do you know this? this is not the case at all for U of C. How does it affect accepted or rejected applicants? Does GPA for current year get reupdated when they send offers out?

Okay thanks Bcemslayer!

I am not on the AdCom so you might want to just double check! But my GPA on the application portal increased when they received my official transcript for the year sometime in mid May. It only makes sense to me that it would affect your application score if they took the time to input it. 

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On 11/1/2016 at 9:39 AM, Bcemslayer said:

I am not on the AdCom so you might want to just double check! But my GPA on the application portal increased when they received my official transcript for the year sometime in mid May. It only makes sense to me that it would affect your application score if they took the time to input it. 

 

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That's a tough question to answer considering that there are other parts to the application process than just GPA. However, I know of an OOP that got in with a 3.8 GPA, MCAT of 513, and above average EC.

Waitlist or accepted straight away?

 

I've got the same MCAT, and somewhere just under 3.9 so curious for sure!  Also to you what makes EC's "above average"?

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A GPA under 3.9 with a 513 MCAT would put you under the average for the OOP pool in both categories. 

It would be easier for you to list out what you put down on your app for us to "judge", rather than us giving you a generic version of what above average ECs would look like. Obviously though, to get an interview your ECs will need to really stand out.

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A GPA under 3.9 with a 513 MCAT would put you under the average for the OOP pool in both categories. 

 

It would be easier for you to list out what you put down on your app for us to "judge", rather than us giving you a generic version of what above average ECs would look like. Obviously though, to get an interview your ECs will need to really stand out.

100% agreed, it depends on how they approach my GPA though.  I have been to several different schools, and I'm not entirely sure how each will transfer.  If they acknowledge all of my schooling I will be above by a decent margin, if they don't I expect something like 3.87.  Either way I hope to have a better shot next year after boosting my average.

 

For EC's there are a lot of different things, the highlights from each would probably be:

- Working as a trainer for several years with kids, teens, adults, & elderly populations

- Working in sales & customer service: Which was huge for learning to deal with disputes & talk to people

- Working as an anatomy SI leader followed by lab instructor for my university

- Working as an intern then an Assistant coach for a professional sports team/TV series in the US over the last 2 summers

- Breaking & holding national (Formerly) & provincial (5+ years now) powerlifting records

- Being ranked #1 across all weight classes for Olympic weightlifting for <20 years age group in province (#2 previous year)

- Basic undergrad awards, including a single parent award, as well a few other scholarships that are ok but not hugely standout

- Executive Board Member (2 year term) of provincial weightlifting association, it is the governing body within the province that works under the national organization.  This was a 2 year elected term.

- Founded & served as president of the "Diagnosis Club" while in my 1st year at CMCC (Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College).  This club brings in specialists to present on interesting cases that they have seen in their own practices to help bring together what we were learning w/ real-life cases & knowledge from other fields.  The club will host PhD's, neurologists, physiatrists, chiros, Ortho surgeons, and more this year.

- Served an interim position on the student council at CMCC even though I had decided to leave.  They needed someone for the spring/summer so I took over.

- 3 years on Faculty student society, 2 years on the executive board, we are one the most well respected societies on campus & have grown enormously in the last few years.

- 2 years as MC & organizing member of "Alumni Dinner committee" for Faculty awards night that we host yearly

- 1 year of research experience working on a variety of different projects mostly based around sport psychology

- Some generic volunteering for events

- 6 years as part of the "Provincial team" for weightlifting

- 3 week weightlifting training camp in Bulgaria under several former world/Olympic champions as well the most decorated weightlifting coach ever

- Completion of 1 of 4 years of Chiropractic training at CMCC.  Including a full head to toe cadaver dissection.  This biggest thing from this was that our curriculum in the 1st year was science based, so biochemistry, anatomy, histology, biomechanics, orthopedics, diagnosis, etc.  ~30hrs of class per week lead the development of a ton of skills, especially time management!

- Full-time parenthood: I have a almost 4 year old son, who I had when I was 19.  While it may not seem like something to put on an application having him has definitely taught me more than anything else.

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You've got good EC! Definitely stands out, and not your generic premed EC. After reading previous forum posts, it seems that U of A is pretty stingy with EC scores.Therefore, I believe having an edge in this part of the application will go a long way in helping you secure an interview spot. This is because EC is worth just as much as GPA and much more than the MCAT. Having said that, how your ECs are evaluated also depends on how you write them up.

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You've got good EC! Definitely stands out, and not your generic premed EC. After reading previous forum posts, it seems that U of A is pretty stingy with EC scores.Therefore, I believe having an edge in this part of the application will go a long way in helping you secure an interview spot. This is because EC is worth just as much as GPA and much more than the MCAT. Having said that, how your ECs are evaluated also depends on how you write them up.

Thanks for the response!  I feel like I have some stuff that I think is "cool", but I 100% agree that it will depend on how well I wrote them & who is actually evaluating it.  I'm hoping I wrote them well, but in the end it's really hard to know exactly what the person reading them is looking for. 

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Agreed, you have strong ECs by the sounds of it. Hopefully the reviewers see it that way as well!

 

 

Good luck King74

 

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Thanks guys, I appreciate the comments! I'm going in with no expectations this year, but it's definitely encouraging to get positive feedback on here.  I'm looking forward to the challenge.

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100% agreed, it depends on how they approach my GPA though.  I have been to several different schools, and I'm not entirely sure how each will transfer.  If they acknowledge all of my schooling I will be above by a decent margin, if they don't I expect something like 3.87.  Either way I hope to have a better shot next year after boosting my average.

 

For EC's there are a lot of different things, the highlights from each would probably be:

- Working as a trainer for several years with kids, teens, adults, & elderly populations

- Working in sales & customer service: Which was huge for learning to deal with disputes & talk to people

- Working as an anatomy SI leader followed by lab instructor for my university

- Working as an intern then an Assistant coach for a professional sports team/TV series in the US over the last 2 summers

- Breaking & holding national (Formerly) & provincial (5+ years now) powerlifting records

- Being ranked #1 across all weight classes for Olympic weightlifting for <20 years age group in province (#2 previous year)

- Basic undergrad awards, including a single parent award, as well a few other scholarships that are ok but not hugely standout

- Executive Board Member (2 year term) of provincial weightlifting association, it is the governing body within the province that works under the national organization.  This was a 2 year elected term.

- Founded & served as president of the "Diagnosis Club" while in my 1st year at CMCC (Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College).  This club brings in specialists to present on interesting cases that they have seen in their own practices to help bring together what we were learning w/ real-life cases & knowledge from other fields.  The club will host PhD's, neurologists, physiatrists, chiros, Ortho surgeons, and more this year.

- Served an interim position on the student council at CMCC even though I had decided to leave.  They needed someone for the spring/summer so I took over.

- 3 years on Faculty student society, 2 years on the executive board, we are one the most well respected societies on campus & have grown enormously in the last few years.

- 2 years as MC & organizing member of "Alumni Dinner committee" for Faculty awards night that we host yearly

- 1 year of research experience working on a variety of different projects mostly based around sport psychology

- Some generic volunteering for events

- 6 years as part of the "Provincial team" for weightlifting

- 3 week weightlifting training camp in Bulgaria under several former world/Olympic champions as well the most decorated weightlifting coach ever

- Completion of 1 of 4 years of Chiropractic training at CMCC.  Including a full head to toe cadaver dissection.  This biggest thing from this was that our curriculum in the 1st year was science based, so biochemistry, anatomy, histology, biomechanics, orthopedics, diagnosis, etc.  ~30hrs of class per week lead the development of a ton of skills, especially time management!

- Full-time parenthood: I have a almost 4 year old son, who I had when I was 19.  While it may not seem like something to put on an application having him has definitely taught me more than anything else.

 

Consider applying to UBC as well! i think you got a good shot.

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^ If you're IP for U of S, why didnt you apply and instead apply to UofA OOP?? Your GPA and MCAT are more than sold for U of S IP..

I didn't originally need a degree when I went into chiropractic, so I didn't take some prereq's for major courses for my degree program.  As a result I have 1 class I need to take next fall before I can graduate, which leaves me unable to apply to the U of S this year. 

 

Either way though I would much rather go to the U of A, even though I love Saskatchewan, so I am more than happy to give it 2 shots before going to the U of S.  U of S IP stats are definitely more than doable, this years stats were pretty low.

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