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Questions on minerva part of application(US Applicant)

phillyapplephillyapple Registered User Posts: 27 New Member
edited September 2013 in McGill University
Hey guys,

A few questions:

1. When uploading my HS transcript do I also include the activities page? Or transcript has one page of all final grades and GPA plus my ECs on the second page and I always considered a transcript to include both parts. I know McGill doesn't consider my ECs but I have a ton of info on that page.

2. I reported an ACT score, SAT IIs, and 4 AP scores on my application. I know I definitely need to send my ACT but what about my SAT IIs and APs?

3. I scored highest on my ACT on the second time I took the test. The first time I took the ACT my reading section was higher than the second time(thus superscoring would help.). On the application I reported each of my highest scores on the individual section which means that my reading score was reported from another test date. Does this mean I must send score reports from both my first and second times of taking the ACT?

I don't think this was really made clear anywhere on their site so thanks a ton for any help!
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Replies to: Questions on minerva part of application(US Applicant)

  • CatriaCatria Registered User Posts: 11,349 Senior Member
    1. Sending both pages can't hurt, especially if you're somehow waitlisted.

    2. You should send AP scores (in which case you may gain credit if getting the scores you got on the APs you took qualify you for credit) but SAT IIs are optional in your situation.

    3. McGill doesn't superscore. But if you reported scores from two test dates then send both.

    Just to make sure you're not doing this for nothing, I am asking what are your ACT scores, your GPA and your intended major(s).
  • phillyapplephillyapple Registered User Posts: 27 New Member
    GPA: 3.86 UW, 4.86 W
    ACT: 33(34 superscore)

    SAT IIs:
    Math II: 750
    US History:710
    Biology M: 690

    Courses/Grades
    9th Grade

    Alg II H-A
    Phys Science-A
    Gifted English-A
    Gifted Social Studies-A
    Chorus-A
    Intro Business-A
    German II H-A

    10th Grade

    Biology H-A
    Gifted English H-A
    Gifted Social Studies H-A
    Pre Calculus H-B
    German III H-A
    Chorus-A
    TV Production-A

    11th Grade(AP Exam Scores)
    AP Biology-A (4)
    AP Calculus AB-B (5)
    AP US History-A (5)
    AP Lang/Comp-A (5)
    Chem H-B
    German IV H-A
    Marketing-A
    Chorus-A

    12th Grade
    AP Statistics
    AP Physics B
    AP German
    AP Chemistry
    AP Microeconomics
    AP Macroeconomics
    English H
    Chorus

    Note: Being recruited at McGill for athletics as well, ECs and leadership positions are extensive. Will be shooting for major scholarship.

    Applied: Interfaculty Arts/Science, Arts
  • NamelesStatisticNamelesStatistic Registered User Posts: 558 Member
    As to getting in, your worrying for nothing a 3.86/33 will get you in for sure. Scholarships for internationals are quite competitive (although since Campaign McGill wrapped up recently and raised over $1billion, there will be more scholarship in the next few years than in previous years), however your grades and stats are definitely good enough to stand a chance of getting a good sized scholarship.
  • CatriaCatria Registered User Posts: 11,349 Senior Member
    McGill A&S: Safety
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