Last year, here at MSO, there were three reported JCU MED offers for applicants in the 98.+ region. 98.60 got an unbonded offer. 98.30 and 98.10 also got offers (though unsure of offer type). Academically, you’re competitive for Med. I’d assume you’d also be competitive for Dent, but I’m not sure we’ve got much offer data.Sorry for stealing this thread.
I am a WA non-rural school leaver applicant. My actual atar is 98.55. Being called for an interview for the JCU medicine program, I feel that my written application was strong(which was tailored for both med and dent at jcu, no particular bias towards one course). What is the typical atar requirement for someone with a strong written application and from a non-rural background? Is my atar on the lower side for JCU dentistry?
Considering place ratio is 1 in 4 and 98.55 is minority relative to the 99s, a good performance is enough if the large majority of interviewees did less than good. That is unlikely so I'd say you need a fair bit more than good. But why worry about it now, nothing you can do to change so just wait for the offer round, who knows the interviewers might have given you an outstanding mark.I am a WA non-rural school leaver applicant and attended the first round interview on 30th november. My predicted atar was 99.05 and my actual atar is 98.55. I feel like my interview went quite well. I am a bit concerned that my actual atar of 98.55( being lower than the predicted) maybe a bit low for admission into the 2018 JCU medicine program. Having this atar, is it necessary for my interview to be absolutely outstanding or can I get away with a "good" performance?
Here are some things that will strongly improve the written component for your application to JCU:Hi
Could you advise me what experience do I need to have a strong written component and it is very hard to have work experience in health related area?
This, like for JCU medicine, is highly dependent on two things:Hi guys, I am from melbourne arrived about 2 years ago from middle-east on Humantarian visa, my dream is to become a dentist, i think i am gonna get ATAR something between (80-95), what are my chances to get a place at jamescook dentistry?
Then you may want to reconsider your career choice. If you are too busy to pursue opportunities to get into dentistry, of which the UMAT is easily the method which opens up the most opportunities, then, you are probably too busy to study dentistry in the first place.oh by the way, I am not doing UMAT because I am new and its really busy for me in the new country. thanks
You don't need any knowledge for UMAT, and also it's quite arguable that studying for it can help you do better. It's more of a test of innate ability. I strongly suggest you give it a go if you're able to. I know people who have studied for it for months and failed while others just went in and did well. Not doing it, restricts where you're able to apply.no, i believe I can manage dentistry, the second reason why I am not doing UMAT is because I knew about it recently in term 2! and if i compare to other school students they are studying UMAT since year10! cannot compare in the UMAT performance but I am managing to do almost well in normal HARD subjects.
Some people do zero study for the UMAT and still get 100%ile. The nature of the test is that it is meant to be an exam that you can't study for - i.e. it's a test that attempts to test your intrinsic ability, rather than your ability to study.no, i believe I can manage dentistry, the second reason why I am not doing UMAT is because I knew about it recently in term 2! and if i compare to other school students they are studying UMAT since year10! cannot compare in the UMAT performance but I am managing to do almost well in normal HARD subjects.
If you are so confident about this, then you can just take the UMAT and then take the UMAT again in the next year when you have had the extra year here - there is no limit on how many times you can take it.if i was in australia earlier by one year or if i have someone to guide me in this country, I would SMASH the UMAT but unfortunately not!
The way the UMAT works is that it often offsets the required ATAR to get in. Since James Cook doesn't use the UMAT, the requisite ATAR to get in is quite high - whereas for Adelaide University, there is only an ATAR cutoff (which is around the low 90's) after which the interview (and UMAT) is used for admission.well, i am thinking if i did not get into Jamescook the uni in rural area then absolutely i will not get a place in a metro area where UMAT is required!
If dentistry is your preferred career, then you'll likely find that there is no real advantage to repeating year 12 - you can commence a university degree and then use the marks from one year to apply to dental school. In terms of marks at uni, it's generally thought that it is easier to get a high equivalent GPA than it is to get the same ATAR. Furthermore, all undergraduate dental schools in Australia will consider you using university marks if you have them.yes thanks for the information, I am really considering doing year 12 again eventhough i will be 21, but i believe i will much much better and will get more more chances to get even into metro dental schools. what do you think about it?
If you are confident of your study ability do a year of uni get all HDs for GPA 7 you should get an offer for Griffith Dent, no Umat no interview.yes thanks for the information, I am really considering doing year 12 again eventhough i will be 21, but i believe i will much much better and will get more more chances to get even into metro dental schools. what do you think about it?
Some Universities accept this kind of disadvantage as part of their equities scheme. I believe you would need to make your application/s through QTAC, VTAC, UAC, etc, not to the schools directly. Also, not all Universities use the equities schemes in the same way or apply them to applications for Medicine, but I'm not super well-versed on who does what, so your best bet would be to look at the equities information sections of the guides for each TAC.Hi, can i included a letter from my Doctor as an evidence that i was disadvantaged during my VCE studies because my father is very sick? thanks
JCU is not responsible for any adjustments to your ATAR as a result of your VCE for the purposes of their selection criteria. If you are able to gain points to your final VCE score before you receive your ATAR, that will be the score that JCU will use for application purposes.Hi, can i included a letter from my Doctor as an evidence that i was disadvantaged during my VCE studies because my father is very sick? thanks
Yes, but you should do a degree on its own merits, rather than for the sake of getting into medicine or dentistry, because the vast majority of people who attempt to do this will not get in.can i do any degree in order to do graduate entry for medicine or dentistry? or it must be science related degree? thanks
The reply to this was moved to the other thread, which I have responded to at Quick Questions Thread: 2018what do you think about doing bachelor of pharmacy with a goal to transfer into med or den in the future? is that logical? do you know any pros or cons about the idea? thanks