@cyynthiia wrote Same with U of T.
I'm guessing like 4-5% leeway at most.
You mean relative to your initial marks? I wouldn't think they would judge you so much on how much better or worse you do relative to how you were doing, so much as making sure you remain within their admission standards. So if you dropped from 95% to 85%, I don't think that would really matter if the admission standard was 80%+ (which obviously doesn't apply to McGill, but still...)
No not at all. I can speak French, went to French school in Ontario until grade 10. Thought it would be a good thing, make me re-learn my French but I haven't used it once. Everyone here is happy to speak English, and for the most part research is English ( unless you get in at UdeM). A few of my professors have come into class and offered research positions to first year students so they are pretty good. Also the student union will help you out with volunteering, they always have a ton of places.
So in summary the French thing is a non-issue.
Like honestly a ton of Americans come to McGill ( only 4 Canadians on my floor!) and they get by fine without knowing any French what so ever.
@hockeynut91 thanks for your advice in advance..
i currently have acceptances from western, queens, mac, and mcgill for biomed/life schi programs. i am choosing to go to western because i feel that it will allow me to maintain a higher average compared to a more difficult university, like mcgill or U of T. do you recommend this path? is it hard to maintain a high GPA at mcgill? post-graduate studies are important to me so i want a high GPA
also, what career path are you considering? and what careers do some of your classmates want to follow?
I got in with a 96% average.
And to answer both of your questions it's tough. i definitely want to keep the med school option alive but the McGill degree is worth more. yes it is tougher then other schools as I know all to well after talking to my friends in other Life sci programs. It does/will require more work to maintain a higher GPA here compared to other schools. but to be honest if I had to do it over I'd choose McGill. I've met some very cool people and made some great contacts. plus from what I've heard your prepared extremely well for post grad work.
I talked to someone , now doing her PhD in biochem here, and she did her Masters at UdeM. she said the first year was review for her. So you have to weigh the easiness of your post grad program to the toughness and ability to get in after doing a McGill undergrad.
As for my classmates virtually every single one wants to do some type of grad school from medical school to pharmacy to masters degrees.
Also just remember your int his program competing against people who were at the top of their HS classes so your in the big leagues here. As compared to people who got 70's in high school so it is definitely going to be harder.
I was just wondering from your experience at McGill what program do you feel is best to major in in the biomedical life science group. Also for first year physics did you take phys 101 and 102 or phys 131 and 142. If you took 101 and 102 can you comment on the difficulty as compared to the grade 12 curriculum.
@hockeynut91 wrote I'm just finishing up my first year at McGill in the Biomed/Life sci program.
If any of you have nay questions shoot away.
I'll be joining McGill in Fall 2011. This is regarding the rezs.
I'm a quietish sort of person, not that much of a party-goer, but I do want a bit of a social life...I wanna get to know a lot of people, but would prefer a quiet environment.
Also, I want a meal plan in my rez...I don't care so much about the quality of food (I have a high tolerance for all types of food)
But, I don't really want the rez to get too expensive...
Which rez (1 or more) would you recommend for me?
Which rez were you in, and how did you like it?