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Graduate Category 2018 Chat/Enquiry

unspecified

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Hi, for an Australian citizen with a completed bachelors wanting to apply to med at UoA. Can they only apply in the graduate category? Also what would the entry requirements be ? I have looked at the website for this, but I find it pretty confusing.
Thanks a lot!
From what I've heard from other students, it seems you can choose whether you want to pursue the graduate or first year entry, although I don't think it will make much difference. If you want to apply via the FY path, you would have to take an additional year by completing the first year courses at UoA to the specific requirements. Since you have already finished a degree, you could just go straight for the graduate path. If your degree was within medical/heath sciences, you won't have trouble getting up to speed so just apply for graduate entry. I think it also depends on how many years it has been since you graduated as to whether you are considered "grad" or "supergrad". At the end of the day, it doesn't really matter: the interview is the big decider of who gets in, no one is worried about what your previous degree was, and you still have the same number of attempts as everyone else, even if you only apply with graduate entry :)
 

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Dnama

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Hey Thanks so much for your reply. Do you know if I need to do UCAT and what marks I need in that ? Plus on their website it says that the bachelors degree has to be from a NZ uni?
 

Siti

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Hi sorry if this is the wrong place to ask but has anyone applied for an aegrotat, is it possible to maintain an A- grade with an aegrotat even if you've done really bad in exam like only getting about 60-70%?
 

Bunny230

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Hi sorry if this is the wrong place to ask but has anyone applied for an aegrotat, is it possible to maintain an A- grade with an aegrotat even if you've done really bad in exam like only getting about 60-70%?
Hey Siti,
I'm in the exact same boat as you at the moment and I think (don't quote me on this) they will boost your grade up to A- maximum depending on the severity of your condition.
 

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Daydream

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Hi sorry if this is the wrong place to ask but has anyone applied for an aegrotat, is it possible to maintain an A- grade with an aegrotat even if you've done really bad in exam like only getting about 60-70%?
Hey,
So just before one of my exams I had seizures, which I have had on a weekly basis for a few weeks now.. long story short, I went to the doctor to ask what to do as my performance wasn't as good as it could have been under normal circumstances. They said if you apply for an aegrotat your average could go down and that your exam will still get marked so they get an idea of your performance.

I'd suggest go see a doctor and ask about your situation in person. Also a couple of people I know had their aegrotat applications turned down in the past, do not assume it is automatic you will get it. Best thing would be to try :) Hope this helps too. Best of luck.
 

Siti

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Hey,
So just before one of my exams I had seizures, which I have had on a weekly basis for a few weeks now.. long story short, I went to the doctor to ask what to do as my performance wasn't as good as it could have been under normal circumstances. They said if you apply for an aegrotat your average could go down and that your exam will still get marked so they get an idea of your performance.

I'd suggest go see a doctor and ask about your situation in person. Also a couple of people I know had their aegrotat applications turned down in the past, do not assume it is automatic you will get it. Best thing would be to try :) Hope this helps too. Best of luck.
Hey! So did you choose not to apply for aegrotat? Just went doctors today and he filled out the form lol thanks!
 

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Filifalcon

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thanks for the reply, but yes I'm aware of that.
I just wanted to know for graduate entry how they use your last two years of study, does that include all 100, 200 and 300 level papers all weighed equally? (unlike Otago)
You need to get an average GPA of 6.0 across the 3 years to be eligible to apply, which I'm sure you're perfectly capable of achieving with no sweat as I recall from the Otago HSFY threads that your current average is around 99%?
After that they will only look at your last 2 years of study meaning 2nd and 3rd year in a 3 year degree whereby each year is weighted equally. However, each year can only go up to a max of 120 points but since we're from Otago they pretty much take the GPA average of our 7 best papers per year and add the 2 years and divide by 2. (They don't do the whole 18 point calculation split since 120 can't be divided by 18 into an integer so they pretty much take the best 126 points for us).

Hope this helps!
 

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jaejoong

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You need to get an average GPA of 6.0 across the 3 years to be eligible to apply, which I'm sure you're perfectly capable of achieving with no sweat as I recall from the Otago HSFY threads that your current average is around 99%?
After that they will only look at your last 2 years of study meaning 2nd and 3rd year in a 3 year degree whereby each year is weighted equally. However, each year can only go up to a max of 120 points but since we're from Otago they pretty much take the GPA average of our 7 best papers per year and add the 2 years and divide by 2. (They don't do the whole 18 point calculation split since 120 can't be divided by 18 into an integer so they pretty much take the best 126 points for us).

Hope this helps!
ah yes thank you makes sense!! just a correction tho my average is 88% (99% would've be amazing) :lol:
 

LALALALAA

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I was looking at the graduate category admission into Medicine as it stays as of 2020 they take 120 points from 300 level papers and the rest of the 360 points from 100/200 levels papers, how does it work and how different level papers would it take to get those points ?Just a little confusion
 

Mark Paca

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Hello everyone,

I'm currently doing a 4 year degree (bachelor of medical laboratory science), how will they calculate my gpa if I apply in AKL uni? I know for 3 year degree, they only count the last 2 yrs of the degree towards the final gpa. But I'm not sure if it's the same for a 4 year degree.
 

Mark Paca

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Hello everyone,

I'm currently doing a 4 year degree (bachelor of medical laboratory science), how will they calculate my gpa if I apply for medicine in AKL uni? I know for 3 year degree, they only count the last 2 yrs of the degree towards the final gpa. But I'm not sure if it's the same for a 4 year degree.
 

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Jay39

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Hello everyone,

I'm currently doing a 4 year degree (bachelor of medical laboratory science), how will they calculate my gpa if I apply in AKL uni? I know for 3 year degree, they only count the last 2 yrs of the degree towards the final gpa. But I'm not sure if it's the same for a 4 year degree.

Hey Mark, I applied after doing a similar thing, and they only average your last 2 years of uni. Doesnt matter if its honors ect. Hope that helps, and good luck, hope to see you in the cohort next year!
 

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