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  1. Every school in Canada is graded that way, i'm not 100% sure but all throughout my school life teachers/university professors have said that the scale is that way because Canadian education is a bit more grilling than American. I've attended institutions at both and I definitely thought it was harder in Canada, but who knows. But if true, the scales do make sense then. But yeah, I do have a lot of volunteer hours with a few different physicians across Toronto, which will definitely help.
  2. Lol I realize that its competitive, I just want to know what my actual statistics are, and if I should even bother sending an application (application fees are not inexpensive). Regardless, I just got an e-mail from CASPA that says this: Please use the following grade conversion for your coursework from the University of Toronto: 90-100 A+ 85-89 A 80-84 A- 77-79 B+ 73-76 B 70-72 B- 67-69 C+ 63-66 C 60-62 C- 57-59 D+ 53-56 D 50-52 D- < 49 F So based on this, when PA schools say they want around a 3.0 GPA, what American letter grade are we talking?
  3. When you guys say last 60 credits, do you mean your last 60 courses? In Canadian universities each school weighs a course as a different number of credits (For example, I go to the University of Toronto where each course weighs 0.5 credits, but other schools weigh their courses as 1 credit each, and other schools like York do something like each class is 8 credits).
  4. That's likely because you're American. Its a different system/curriculum here in Canada. A B- in Canada is a 70. An 80 is an A-. But I emailed CASPA and they replied this morning telling me that there definitely is a Canadian to American GPA conversion and then continued asking what school I went to, so I told them and they said they would convert it for me.
  5. Yeah I couldn't find it in their FAQ's so I quickly shot them an e-mail. But, again, a 2.7 might just be different between the two of us so I just want to know what the conversion is because as far as I know I may actually be a competitive candidate (a 2.7 GPA might translate to, say, a 3.0 or something. Not necessarily, but here's to hoping ;)) haha
  6. Just what the topic asks. Does anybody know if there are any PA schools in particular that focus on, say, the last two years of your undergrad as opposed to looking at your cumulative GPA? I know many med schools do this, because it seems to be a general rule that most students don't do so hot in their first years. Also, I notice that a lot of schools want around a 3.0 GPA when applying. I'm a Canadian student so I was wondering what the GPA conversion would be. Over here in Canada on a 4.0 scale, a 70-72% is considered a B- and is weighed as a 2.7. So if someone had a GPA around that (a B-), what are their chances to get into an American PA school? Thanks guys!
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