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Chance of getting into McGill (American student)

RHannah45RHannah45 Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
edited February 2011 in McGill University
I go to a very competitive public high school in the United States and I have already applied to McGill University in Montreal but I would like to know if other people think I have a shot of getting in.

critical reading: 720
writing : 710

ACT (with writing) : 31 composite

I have taken a total of 5 AP courses and this is my fifth year of a language. I don't want to get too specific with all of my classes and so on, I just would like an estimate of whether or not I have a chance at getting into McGill!
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Replies to: Chance of getting into McGill (American student)

  • RHannah45RHannah45 Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
    and the application does not require an essay or recommendations but my counselor sent one anyway
  • thewarmheartthewarmheart Registered User Posts: 94 Junior Member
    well i got
    M: 610
    CR: 580
    W: 600

    and i'm definately applying to McGill. I'm international as well~ Malawi :)
    hopefully my school record will make up for my atrocious SAT grades, which i didnt prepare for at all and it's a bit of a crisis because i can't take them again (international dates are limited etc)
    I got distinction in IGCSE and hopefully will get over 38-41 points in IB.

    i think i may have a tiny minute chance which is better than nothing, they are lenient sometimes, so just believe in yourself fro crying out loud.
  • amr2014amr2014 Registered User Posts: 277 Junior Member
    I think you have a great chance... SAT's/ACT are right around their range and the transcript seems strong

    Based on this alone, I'd say you have over 50% shot, but if your EC's/essays are good enough, then you should be fine

    PLEASE Chance me back!!
  • thewarmheartthewarmheart Registered User Posts: 94 Junior Member
    They don't consider EC's. I think i'll send in an essay and recommendations anyways as well, i don't know how they an base admission solely on grades.
  • newfoundgloryspnewfoundglorysp Registered User Posts: 26 New Member
    I go to McGill, and it's all on grades and SAT/ACT scores.

    though to keep your prospects up, I got in with a 1690 SAT chem sat II 670 and math sat II 670 and ACT score of a 28.

    so, there's hope for you guys yet. almost 20% if not more of McGill is international, so I'm sure you guys will be fine. Really depends on what faculty you apply to though, some are harder than others
  • RHannah45RHannah45 Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
    thanks everyone! i am so overwhelmed by some of the stats of the kids on this site haha it's making me nervous
  • awesomenessxxawesomenessxx Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    I was just wondering if you knew the less competitve programs. I know Biomedical Science is very competitive, but what about other science majors? I am really interested in Mcgill and I want to know the best science major to apply for US students that would increase chances for acceptance.

    my ACT composite is 29 just for general knowledge
  • coffeecup2945coffeecup2945 Registered User Posts: 128 Junior Member
    What faculty in McGill is the easiest to get into? What is the least competitive program? What is the most competitive? How do you know?
  • arbitrarynamearbitraryname Registered User Posts: 105 Junior Member
    ^coffeecup2945 afaik the most competitive program is probably arts&science this year. individually, the faculty of arts and the faculty of science aren't as competitive. others, no idea.
    how do i know? i read it on CC somewhere. Try site:talk.collegeconfidentialk.com googling the faculty of arts and science; you'll probably find something on that.
  • beefinbjbeefinbj Registered User Posts: 67 Junior Member
    woooooo interfaculty!!!
  • arbitrarynamearbitraryname Registered User Posts: 105 Junior Member
    oh and I think science is more competitive than arts. i also read this somewhere. i forget where.

    beefinbj, why are you everywhere? think of the cows.
  • BBbunnyBBbunny Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    Really? I was accepted into the Arts and Science program but waitlisted by Science-Biomed, Life sciences. =(
  • tomofbostontomofboston Registered User Posts: 2,373 Senior Member
    Biomed/life sciences is probably the most selective of all the Science tracks.
  • coffeecup2945coffeecup2945 Registered User Posts: 128 Junior Member
    whats the least selective of all the science tracks?
  • Powa2Powa2 Registered User Posts: 65 Junior Member
    Science is generally very selective, but out of the sciences the physical sciences (ie. physics, chemistry, comp sci, math) are usually less selective than biomed/lifesci
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