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Otago 2016 Otago HSFY Ranking Scores and Offers Thread

Discussion in 'NZ Entrance Discussion' started by rustyedges, Nov 17, 2016.

  1. frootloop

    frootloop Not this time Moderator

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    Pretty sure you only get one application per category (HSFY, graduate, other) at Otago.

    For graduate entry, the admissions people will often 'withdraw' applications that are below the UMAT threshold, allowing those individuals to save their 'one' graduate entry application for another year. Even then, from memory you have to have graduated pretty recently (was it three years? Five?) to be eligible for the grad entry pathway, so that further limits the theoretical maximum number of times you can apply.

    So unless things have changed substantially, you definitely don't get 'many' shots at Otago. You get one per category (so three total), with maybe an extra one run at graduate entry if your UMAT is sub-threshold.

    ETA: With regards to masters scores, you're right for Otago graduate entry. Bachelors and hons marks only, afaik
     
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    PinkFlower New Member

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    Top 5 on waitlist but no offer as of time of posting too. TT
     
  3. Mana

    Mana a medical degree is the best UMAT preparation Administrator

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    You may wish to wait until the Australian offers are released - this may free up some spots around NZ due to people declining accepted spots.
     
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    When are the Australian results released usually?
     
  5. Mana

    Mana a medical degree is the best UMAT preparation Administrator

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    Around the middle of January - in approximately a week from now.
     
  6. richardms

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    It's recently changes froot- but they didn't really advertise it. The university calendar now states you can apply under the graduate category multiple times so long as your degree was completed within the previous three years (so a maximum of three for a standard bachelors). I would assume if you completed a bachelors and then hons or postgrad dip this would extend it to another year.

    Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB), Qualifications, University of Otago, New Zealand
     
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    I got offered Medicine today - I was in the top 15 for the waitlist! :yay:
     
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  8. rustyedges

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    Congrats! You'd hope so with your rank score :)
     
  9. frootloop

    frootloop Not this time Moderator

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    I stand corrected, man I'm getting out of the loop wrt admissions
     
  10. Stuart

    Stuart Active NZ Member

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    Hi @frootloop and others,

    Just to clarify,

    Applicants are eligible to reapply as long as it is within three years of completing a first degree. If one undertakes further stud(ies) they will use the grades for calculating the score.

    Bachelor's degree, bachelor's honours degree, or bachelor's degree followed by a postgraduate diploma equivalent to a bachelor's honours are allowed.

    I hope I explained it clearly. As I usually do, I confirmed this with the admissions.





    This means you've taken too much break from MSO. It's time to come back like the old days! It's a sign.



    Congratulations! I guess we don't need to discuss future papers anymore. Good luck for the rest of the course.
     
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  11. dreytho97

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    Hi again,

    Would we be able to do anything during this period of time? For example, could I begin a Masters or a PhD even, and still apply for Medicine/Dentistry in those 3 years after completing a degree?

    Also, would I need to re-take UMAT in those three years? Is there a maximum number of times I can take the UMAT?
     

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