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for those of you who have received a decision...

cityylightscityylights Posts: 13Registered User New Member
edited February 2012 in McGill University
how long after they received all of your materials did it take for them to make a decision? i know there's no definitive time frame but i'm just nervous about my decision and i'd like to get an idea of when i'll find out.

just curious, thanks (:
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Replies to: for those of you who have received a decision...

  • lexmom1993lexmom1993 Posts: 46Registered User Junior Member
    You'll be wanting to ask OscarUK all about that....:-)
  • oscarUKoscarUK Posts: 128Registered User Junior Member
    I shall refrain from pointing out the number of times this has been asked and answered... And simply repeat:

    There is (unfortunately) NO way of knowing. No formula, no deadlines, no timetables for decisions... nothing. Total guess work; best way to deal with the wait is focus on other things and try to not obsess about it. Take up a new hobby or something.

    I have heard some people who heard days after their documents were received, others who waited months... c'est la vie.
  • johnnyhayekjohnnyhayek Posts: 54Registered User Junior Member
    I don't get why McGill doesn't specify a date for each applicant. If they were organized they'd do that. My friend who's applying to Harvard, MIT, NYU, Yale...has all their decision dates already, and all he has to do is wait for that day to know. Why can't McGill be like that?
  • oscarUKoscarUK Posts: 128Registered User Junior Member
    Could be any number of reasons... Principally I would have thought is that most US universities are incomparably richer and so have far more money to spend creating and maintaining a streamlined and efficient admissions dept.
  • johnnyhayekjohnnyhayek Posts: 54Registered User Junior Member
    Yeah I guess so. I guess a disadvantage of McGill is that it's public.
  • spasticityspasticity Posts: 80Registered User Junior Member
    I totally agree with OscarUK; we are not the admissions officers, so although we who have gotten an offer can post our grades for your reference, we can't predict when your offer will come.

    For those who are already done with submission of your transcripts, waiting is the best option.
  • oscarUKoscarUK Posts: 128Registered User Junior Member
    I see it's being a public school as it's great ADvantage personally... if it were private I would not be able to afford to attend :)
  • spasticityspasticity Posts: 80Registered User Junior Member
    To those who got admitted as well:

    In order to officially accept my offer, do i need to pay the deposit first? Or do i simply click on accepting the offer in Minerva?
  • oscarUKoscarUK Posts: 128Registered User Junior Member
    To accept you need to pay the $300 deposit, Minerva will link you to this if I remember rightly
  • johnnyhayekjohnnyhayek Posts: 54Registered User Junior Member
    @oscarUK The cost is most definitely an advantage, edpecially if you are a Canadian citizen.
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