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Who else hasn't heard back at all from any of the schools they've applied to? When do rejections start coming out?

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Browse the forums bro, rejections have been sent out at some schools already.

In Ontario? I haven't heard anything about that.

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only heard from an out of province school but radio silence from Ontario schools. I really dont want to move to another province if I dont have to. The waiting is stressing me out.

 

Im really hoping to hear an influx of anything after April 1st (rejections, waitlist just something!!) :|

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Your post in the accepted thread says 174, here you say 171, and on your profile you say 160. That's a bit odd. 

You're right it does seem a bit odd. I never thought about updating my 160 to a 171 in my profile, I didn't know people referenced that. As per my post on the UofT Accepted 2017 thread, it was a typo. I've posted saying I have a 171 many times.

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I've applied to Calgary, Alberta, USask, Windsor, and Lakehead. I have not heard a peep from any of them. I'm still currently finishing up my second undergrad so I'm thinking USask and the Ontario schools may be waiting for those. But the silence and waiting is agony. I'm still holding out hope though!

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I've applied to Calgary, Alberta, USask, Windsor, and Lakehead. I have not heard a peep from any of them. I'm still currently finishing up my second undergrad so I'm thinking USask and the Ontario schools may be waiting for those. But the silence and waiting is agony. I'm still holding out hope though!

 

What are your stats for UofA? Confirm your stats with admissions if you haven't already. I've obsessed over their admissions policies long enough that I can probably give you an idea of where you stand at UofA. 

 

Also, Sask won't wait for anything because you're in a second degree. I applied with a second degree as well, and was told that they'll take your best two, regardless of whether it's from a first degree, fourth degree, whatever the case is. They legit only care about your two best completed years for the GPA part of admissions. 

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You're right it does seem a bit odd. I never thought about updating my 160 to a 171 in my profile, I didn't know people referenced that. As per my post on the UofT Accepted 2017 thread, it was a typo. I've posted saying I have a 171 many times.

Fair enough, I just clicked your name by accident and saw the different scores :P congrats on your acceptance. And great job on that improving score.

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i got rejected from windsor with a 171 but got into uoft??

 

 

UofT looks at your B3 and Windsor looks at your cGPA (it's unclear whether better L2s really factor into their decisions). So, depending on your grade distribution, UofT could be using much higher numbers to represent your academic success. Does that count as an 'explain the paradox' answer? 

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Not sure this makes anyone feel any better, but in previous cycles, I didn't get rejections until May and June. No wait-list beforehand, just outright rejection. Was pretty bummed thinking, hey if you were gonna reject me anyway, couldn't you have done it much sooner?

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LOL dont be thinking i didn't work hard and score a 171 cause you could only get a 152 lol keep your "likes" to yourself. - said by buckathon or whatever your name is.
 
honestly, your very immature to pm me this for liking blockedquebecois post about it being odd that you changed your numbers several times. The funny thing is that after reading the most recent post I believed you made a typo. Only to check my inbox and to get this nasty pm from you for no reason.. chill buddy its not that serious. no one said you didn't work hard :rolling:  . congrats on your 171 i really dont care lol.
also yeah I got a 152 so what? lol I have no shame in saying that doesn't make you better than me in any way. honestly so sick of you bullying. if your going to badger me do it on a forum where everyone can see. 

 

 

If this is accurate you should report it to the moderators (you can do this directly in the message area). This community certainly gets pretty heated at times, but directly messaging someone to bully them is ridiculous. 

 

 

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^^ The mods are aware and have dealt with this. Yes, anything like this should be immediately reported to the mod team. We did see the post here but there's always a chance that we may miss a post. Thanks.

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i got rejected from windsor with a 171 but got into uoft??

they knew you wouldn't go there if they accepted you

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If this is accurate you should report it to the moderators (you can do this directly in the message area). This community certainly gets pretty heated at times, but directly messaging someone to bully them is ridiculous. 

 

 

i actually did not know i could do that but the moderators saw this thread and already took care of it. thanks though will note this for future reference! best of luck to everyone who is waiting i am in it with you!

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