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My question is about university programs that have a definite cut-off (without supplementary applications, e.g. McMaster Engineering). For example, if the cut-off is 83% this year, does that mean everyone who has applied (excluding those who have received an offer) and has above 83% as their top 6 average gets accepted? And everyone with a top 6 avg. below 83% get rejected?
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A photo of iRamie iRamie
I really hope its not like that...
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@iRamie wrote
I really hope its not like that...



I hope the cut-off is below 83.5% :P
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@sdey22 wrote

@iRamie wrote
I really hope its not like that...



I hope the cut-off is below 83.5% :P


No its not that, its just that it would be stupid to have a cutoff.
For engineering especially.
If you have 200 spots would you want the 200 filled with nerds who study 24/7 and get 99s or whatever without any extravehicular lacking in spirit?
I think they should have "Individual Selections" like Waterloo does.

**meant to say extracirricular, stupid autocorrect -.-
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@iRamie wrote

@sdey22 wrote

@iRamie wrote
I really hope its not like that...



I hope the cut-off is below 83.5% :P


No its not that, its just that it would be stupid to have a cutoff.
For engineering especially.
If you have 200 spots would you want the 200 filled with nerds who study 24/7 and get 99s or whatever without any extravehicular lacking in spirit?
I think they should have "Individual Selections" like Waterloo does.



Yes, they should have it like UW, but Mac doesn't.

Heres a funny story. I was always very very very involved in extra-curriculars throughout high school (UW gave me early acceptance with an 83 avg...)and my dad always gave me a hard time about it because he thought it interfered with school. At the Mac fall open house we walked up to the admissions Q/A person and i asked her if they look at extra-curriculars hoping it would make my dad get off my back. This was the response: "Do we look at extra-curriculars? Hah, No. Not at all. They mean nothing". Needless to say, i had an egg on my face for the rest of the day...

Mac doesn't give two shits about extra-curriculars. They most certainly treat you as a number and WILL cut off people below the expected average because there are no other variables.
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@chatmike wrote
Yes, they should have it like UW, but Mac doesn't.

Heres a funny story. I was always very very very involved in extra-curriculars throughout high school (UW gave me early acceptance with an 83 avg...)and my dad always gave me a hard time about it because he thought it interfered with school. At the Mac fall open house we walked up to the admissions Q/A person and i asked her if they look at extra-curriculars hoping it would make my dad get off my back. This was the response: "Do we look at extra-curriculars? Hah, No. Not at all. They mean nothing". Needless to say, i had an egg on my face for the rest of the day...

Mac doesn't give two craps about extra-curriculars. They most certainly treat you as a number and WILL cut off people below the expected average because there are no other variables.



WOW. That is depressing. At least schools like Queen's and U of T give you the illusion that your EC's mean something! :bball:
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@steele wrote


WOW. That is depressing. At least schools like Queen's and U of T give you the illusion that your EC's mean something! :bball:


I know eh? When are these schools going to realize balanced students are more successful in the workplace than number crunching robots. (i'm not biased :compress: )
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A photo of Theresa96 Theresa96
Hello, chatmike
You said that Waterloo has accepted you at the average of 83
Can I know which program are you apply?
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@Theresa96 wrote
Hello, chatmike
You said that Waterloo has accepted you at the average of 83
Can I know which program are you apply?



Mechanical
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I'm gonna say this depends on the program.
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