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Rejected from Queen's Science?

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Hey guys,

I have a 86.3% average and I just saw on MyQueen's that I got rejected from the program. I saw that people with 85% got waitlisted on this forum. Why wasn't I competitive for this program?
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Probably the PSE. i got waitlisted with an 85
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it also depends on your program
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Queen's has what they call a 'floating automatic admissions point'. Basically they start with the top students and all applicants who have an average above whatever the magic number is, are offered a spot. Below that is what they call the 'competitive range'. These people are close to the automatic addmissions point, and thier addmission is based on a combination of grades and PSE. The number of spots offered on the basis of the PSE depend on the number of spots that go to the automatic admissions group. You would have fallen into the competitive range,then your PSE was evaluated and the desision made. The people with the 85 must have had a stronger PSE. In my case I got into ConEd with an 89 though one of my friends did not get in with a 92. And of course there is the possibility of grade modification based on the high school you attend. Waterloo is the only school to admit to grade ajustment, but it is possible that more schools do it, including Queen's.
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@Fawlkes wrote
Queen's has what they call a 'floating automatic admissions point'. Basically they start with the top students and all applicants who have an average above whatever the magic number is, are offered a spot. Below that is what they call the 'competitive range'. These people are close to the automatic addmissions point, and thier addmission is based on a combination of grades and PSE. The number of spots offered on the basis of the PSE depend on the number of spots that go to the automatic admissions group. You would have fallen into the competitive range,then your PSE was evaluated and the desision made. The people with the 85 must have had a stronger PSE. In my case I got into ConEd with an 89 though one of my friends did not get in with a 92. And of course there is the possibility of grade modification based on the high school you attend. Waterloo is the only school to admit to grade ajustment, but it is possible that more schools do it, including Queen's.



Queen's does indeed do it. I was speaking to one of my teachers and she told me that Queen's had contacted our school a couple years ago and informed them that they allowed students applying from here a 2~3% boost depending on their PSE.
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