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Graduate School Acceptance

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2009M5 wrote:
Jun 10th, 2015 12:34 pm
does anyone know if graduate school application fees (and associated tests or prep courses) are tax-deductible?
Spent easily $2K on application fees, prep courses and the admissions test.
that would be nice but unlikely...
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2009M5 wrote:
Jun 10th, 2015 12:34 pm
does anyone know if graduate school application fees (and associated tests or prep courses) are tax-deductible?
Spent easily $2K on application fees, prep courses and the admissions test.
Skip the prep courses. Nobody should ever use them. If you can't do the standardized test on your own, how will you succeed in graduate school itself?
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Phlegmbot wrote:
Jun 11th, 2015 9:59 am
Skip the prep courses. Nobody should ever use them. If you can't do the standardized test on your own, how will you succeed in graduate school itself?
I believe the prep courses are not necessary given the high cost but I don't believe requiring tutoring to get a competitive score on the GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, etc... would exclude someone from being able to succeed in graduate school. How much of the GMAT material correlates over to being able to complete an MBA for example? A family member of mine got quite a bit of tutoring for the GMAT (not the prep. course but private tutoring) after a relatively low score on the first attempt. He had no problem graduating from Rotman's MBA program.
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do you need to have a certain average to qualify for funding for a masters program?
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I'm looking into PHCNP 2016 intake but GPA is under the cut off. I've matured and now have 7 years of full time experience. Anyone have any experience with this? I know someone with GPA just a wee bit below mine and got denied by Athabasca. ATHABASCA!
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Kayceern wrote:
Aug 9th, 2015 1:45 pm
I'm looking into PHCNP 2016 intake but GPA is under the cut off. I've matured and now have 7 years of full time experience. Anyone have any experience with this? I know someone with GPA just a wee bit below mine and got denied by Athabasca. ATHABASCA!
Work experience, strong references and a well written personal statement can help an admissions committee overlook a poor GPA. Check with the program director and/or coordinator. Some programs are strict with their cutoffs, while others are a little more flexible. But at the end of the day, you can't win unless you play - if you think you're good enough for the program, go ahead and apply for it.
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Nov 1, 2015
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Hey guys, could you have a look at my profile and tell me about my chances to get into UBC for the Computer Science program for a Graduate degree?
I have a 3.48/4.00 in my Computer Science and Engineering Bachelor's Degree from Bangladesh. I used this GPA calculator that UBC gave to gauge the final 300 and 400 core courses (minus maths courses) and scored an 81%, if I had taken into account my maths courses it would have been higher.
I have an 8.5 in my IELTS and a 318 in GRE (Q-164, V-154, A-5).
I was an undergraduate teaching assistant for the Engineering AND the English department working 30 hours a week (full-time) while studying as an undergraduate student. As you would know UGAs are EXTREMELY tough to find so I am hoping this would be a huge plus.
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Any 2018 PhD applicants around? Anyone in civil engineering?

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