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# Any chance for an OOP with 507?

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I have really strong ECs and have a 3.85 GPA. Realistically, I know my GPA and MCAT are really bad, especially as an OOP. Any success stories for UBC?

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I'm sure you can find success stories from people similar to you if you browse through the forum. However, UBC's admission statistics will give you a far better idea of your chances than these anecdotes (see here: http://mdprogram.med.ubc.ca/admissions/admissions-statistics/ ). Better yet, apply this summer and see how it goes!

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To apply to UBC, you need a minimum average of 85%. Depending on which scale is used to convert GPA to percentages, you may or may not meet the cut-off.

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21 hours ago, awalkingshadow said:

To apply to UBC, you need a minimum average of 85%. Depending on which scale is used to convert GPA to percentages, you may or may not meet the cut-off.

I do believe OP's GPA is in the 85% range, also depends on how UBC will adjust your GPA. More herehttp://mdprogram.med.ubc.ca/admissions/evaluation-criteria/

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4 minutes ago, gogoup said:

I do believe OP's GPA is in the 85% range, also depends on how UBC will adjust your GPA. More here: http://mdprogram.med.ubc.ca/admissions/evaluation-criteria/

Yes. It depends on the conversion.

For example, using UBC Art's 4.33 conversion scale, 3.85 wouldn't translate.

I would call UBC Med Admissions to clarify how they convert.

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8 minutes ago, gogoup said:

I guess I'm missing something then. Your table shows letter grade to percentage. How does a 3.85 GPA fit with this table? Is there a conversion from GPA to letter grade?

Or are you assuming that a 3.85 converts to an A, which then converts to either an 87 or 92? If so, OP should still call UBC, since there is a massive difference between 87 and 92.

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2 hours ago, awalkingshadow said:

I guess I'm missing something then. Your table shows letter grade to percentage. How does a 3.85 GPA fit with this table? Is there a conversion from GPA to letter grade?

Or are you assuming that a 3.85 converts to an A, which then converts to either an 87 or 92? If so, OP should still call UBC, since there is a massive difference between 87 and 92.

My understanding is that they convert each letter grade associated with your GPA for each of your courses to the associated % , and then the calculation is done to get a percent average. I don't know that you can really accurately just translate a single overall GPA to into a percent grade for UBC's system, but you can ballpark it.

An A will translate to an 87 if your school grants A+, and 92 for grades from schools without A+.

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Haven't written the MCAT yet, but have been consistently scoring around 508 on practice tests. I assume that since UBC goes through the effort of interviewing you before looking at MCAT means that it is probably not weighed that heavily or else they would've used it earlier in the admission process to screen a ton of people?

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15 hours ago, 2hopeful said:

Haven't written the MCAT yet, but have been consistently scoring around 508 on practice tests. I assume that since UBC goes through the effort of interviewing you before looking at MCAT means that it is probably not weighed that heavily or else they would've used it earlier in the admission process to screen a ton of people?

I don't think we can make that assumption... but def apply anyway and find out (if you get above average interview and still get rejected, you'd know)

But then hopefully you'll never find out

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