UoO Graduate Entry Chat/Enquiry

Hi,

I hope that this is appropriate to post here.

I’m not aspiring for med or dentistry (I’m wanting to do physio) but I was wanting some general advice around doing PXXS (and whether it would be beneficial or not for me in terms of admission).

My weighted academic score after receiving Semester 2 results would be 5.03 (basically confirmed but will be made certain this Friday). Now the cut offs for the years 2019, 2020 and 2021 have been 5.63, 4.58 and 4.95 respectively.

So I was pondering if I should take a PXXS paper to increase my GPA and not leave admission to chance. Or should I just leave it and hope for the best with my current score (taking into account the previous cut off scores).

I am leaning more towards the first option stated.

Also, for reference I've applied under the two or more years of university study category:)
 

Fili

Dentistry Student 🦷
Moderator
Hi,

I hope that this is appropriate to post here.

I’m not aspiring for med or dentistry (I’m wanting to do physio) but I was wanting some general advice around doing PXXS (and whether it would be beneficial or not for me in terms of admission).

My weighted academic score after receiving Semester 2 results would be 5.03 (basically confirmed but will be made certain this Friday). Now the cut offs for the years 2019, 2020 and 2021 have been 5.63, 4.58 and 4.95 respectively.

So I was pondering if I should take a PXXS paper to increase my GPA and not leave admission to chance. Or should I just leave it and hope for the best with my current score (taking into account the previous cut off scores).

I am leaning more towards the first option stated.

Also, for reference I've applied under the two or more years of university study category:)

Don't leave it to chance and take PXSS.
If you get in, well done. If you don't get in but still did PXSS, at least you know you gave it your best shot.

However, if you didn't get in without doing PXSS, you'll probably regret and always wonder if doing that last paper could have been the make or break for you.
 
Don't leave it to chance and take PXSS.
If you get in, well done. If you don't get in but still did PXSS, at least you know you gave it your best shot.

However, if you didn't get in without doing PXSS, you'll probably regret and always wonder if doing that last paper could have been the make or break for you.
Thats exactly what I was thinking. Atleast I'll have done my best by taking it. Thank you :))
 

LMG!

MBBS IV
Administrator
I agree with Fili. There’s often a lot of the admissions process that is completely outside of our control (regardless of the degree pathway we are on), so it’s good to recognise the points where we do have some control. This is one of those points.

Good luck!
 
Hello,
Would anybody (fili or bootleg or anyone) be able to double check my calculations for my weighted GPA? I can't message because my score is too low so if you would be happy to help please inbox me :)
Thank you!
 

S1eAx2

Lurker
Hi guys, I'm wondering what the view is on perhaps taking five papers in one semester. I'll be in my 2nd year of my Bsc next year and I'm thinking of taking two 200 level papers and three 300 level papers. I'm doing this because I'm very comfortable with one of the 200 level papers I'll be doing.
 

Bootleg

Regular Member
Hello,
Would anybody (fili or bootleg or anyone) be able to double check my calculations for my weighted GPA? I can't message because my score is too low so if you would be happy to help please inbox me :)
Thank you!
Absolutely, I have sent you a DM.
 

ScarlettK

Member
Hi guys, I'm wondering what the view is on perhaps taking five papers in one semester. I'll be in my 2nd year of my Bsc next year and I'm thinking of taking two 200 level papers and three 300 level papers. I'm doing this because I'm very comfortable with one of the 200 level papers I'll be doing.
Hey, just wondering what your logic is for taking three 300 level papers when you say you will be in your 2nd year?
In general it would be preferable to take as many 200 level papers as possible to then knock out your 100 level papers as in theory you could apply with 14x 200 level papers and 0x 100 level papers. You can only include 7x 300 level papers in your application which I am guessing you will be sitting in your third year?
 

S1eAx2

Lurker
Hey, just wondering what your logic is for taking three 300 level papers when you say you will be in your 2nd year?
In general it would be preferable to take as many 200 level papers as possible to then knock out your 100 level papers as in theory you could apply with 14x 200 level papers and 0x 100 level papers. You can only include 7x 300 level papers in your application which I am guessing you will be sitting in your third year?
Oh yeah it's gonna be the third year of my degree, I just meant this would be my 2nd year as a post-grad when writing that message. I've already done the bulk of my 200 level papers this year.
 

Blitzfrog

Lurker
Ranked Score GPA Calculator written in R:


Alternatively you can copy and paste the code below if you're worried about malware:
Code:
```{r setup, include=FALSE}
knitr::opts_chunk$set(echo = TRUE)
#IF IT ISN'T RUNNING PLEASE INSTALL TIDYVERSE
#Copy&Paste in Console the following 2(Without the #)
#install.packages("tidyverse")
#install.packages("knitr")
library(tidyverse)
library(knitr)
```

```{r}
#INSTRUCTIONS - This box is just for reference

#1) Read all the comments

#2) Make sure you run the green arrow for every box INCLUDING the box above this one. It should be run from the top to the bottom in order.

#3) When you are putting in your grades - if you don't have enough papers, use 0 as place holder.

#(Use this for reference):
#e.g. for 300 levels:
#t1 <- 9; t1p <- 18;
#t2 <- 8; t2p <- 18;
#t3 <- 7; t3p <- 18;
#t4 <- 6; t4p <- 18; (Only did 4 300 level papers)
#t5 <- 0; t5p <- 18; (Didn't do, so 0)
#t6 <- 0; t6p <- 18;
#t7 <- 0; t7p <- 18;
#t8 <- 0; t8p <- 18



##GPA REMINDER##
#A+ = 9
#A = 8
#A- = 7
#B+ = 6
#B = 5
#B- = 4
#C+ = 3
#C = 2
#C- = 1
```


```{r}
#List out your top 7 300-levels and their points(Doesn't matter what order)
#If you didn't do 7 300s, put 0 as placeholder
#e.g. t0 <- 9; t0p <- 12 means A+ in a 12 point paper
t1 <- 9; t1p <- 18;
t2 <- 9; t2p <- 18;
t3 <- 8; t3p <- 18;
t4 <- 7; t4p <- 18;
t5 <- 0; t5p <- 18;
t6 <- 0; t6p <- 18;
t7 <- 0; t7p <- 18;
t8 <- 0; t8p <- 18
```

```{r}
#Top 15 200 levels, put 0 if you don't have enough e.g. s10 <- 0; s10p <- 18
s1 <- 9; s1p <- 18;
s2 <- 9; s2p <- 18;
s3 <- 9; s3p <- 18;
s4 <- 8; s4p <- 18;
s5 <- 8; s5p <- 18;
s6 <- 8; s6p <- 18;
s7 <- 8; s7p <- 18;
s8 <- 7; s8p <- 18;
s9 <- 7; s9p <- 18;
s10 <- 0; s10p <- 18;
s11 <- 0; s11p <- 18;
s12 <- 0; s12p <- 18;
s13 <- 0; s13p <- 18;
s14 <- 0; s14p <- 18;
s15 <- 0; s15p <- 18;
```

```{r}
#Same for the 100s, put 0 if you don't have enough e.g. f7 <- 0; f7p <- 18
f1 <- 9; f1p <- 18;
f2 <- 9; f2p <- 18;
f3 <- 7; f3p <- 18;
f4 <- 6; f4p <- 18;
f5 <- 6; f5p <- 18;
f6 <- 6; f6p <- 18;
f7 <- 5; f7p <- 18;
f8 <- 4; f8p <- 18;
f9 <- 0; f9p <- 18;
f10 <- 0; f10p <- 18;
```

```{r}
#Check the table to see if you have entered the GPA correctly
Top300 <- data.frame(cbind(1.5*c(t1, t2, t3, t4, t5, t6, t7, t8), c(t1p, t2p, t3p, t4p, t5p, t6p, t7p, t8p)))
colnames(Top300) <- c("Score", "Points")
V1 <- Top300 %>% arrange(desc(Score))
V1

TopOthers <- data.frame(cbind(
  append(c(s1, s2, s3, s4, s5, s6, s7, s8, s9, s10, s11, s12, s13, s14, s15), 0.5*c(f1, f2, f3, f4, f5, f6, f7, f8, f9, f10)),
  append(c(s1p, s2p, s3p, s4p, s5p, s6p, s7p, s8p, s9p, s10p, s11p, s12p, s13p, s14p, s15p), c(f1p, f2p, f3p, f4p, f5p, f6p, f7p, f8p, f9p, f10p))
))
colnames(TopOthers) <- c("Score", "Points")
V2 <- TopOthers %>% arrange(desc(Score))
V2
```

```{r}
#Run this - not important to read
Rank_Score <- function(V1, V2){
  V1c <- V1 %>% filter(Score != 0)
  V2c <- V2 %>% filter(Score != 0)
  n1 <- length(V1c$Score)
  n2 <- length(V2c$Score)
 
  #Calculate 300
  C1 <- rep(NA, n1)
  P1 <- 0
  for(i in 1:n1){
    if(P1 + V1c[i,2] <= 120){
      C1[i] <- V1c[i,1]*V1c[i,2]
      P1 <- P1 + V1c[i,2]
    }else{
      C1[i] <- V1c[i,1]*(120-P1)
      break
    }
  }
 
  #Calculate The Rest
  Max <- 360 - P1
  C2 <- rep(NA, n2)
  P2 <- 0
  for(i in 1:n2){
    if(P2 + V2c[i,2] <= Max){
      C2[i] <- V2c[i,1]*V2c[i,2]
      P2 <- P2 + V2c[i,2]
    }else{
      C2[i] <- V2c[i,1]*(Max-P2)
      P2 <- Max
      break
    }
  }
  RS <- (sum(C1, na.rm=TRUE)+sum(C2, na.rm=TRUE))/360
  return(RS)
}
```

```{r}
#Gives your rank score
Rank_Score(V1, V2)
```
 

ScarlettK

Member
Oh yeah it's gonna be the third year of my degree, I just meant this would be my 2nd year as a post-grad when writing that message. I've already done the bulk of my 200 level papers this year.
oh yeah that makes sense. It really depends on how you feel with the papers you are choosing whether you want to sit 5 or not. I believe you will need departmental approval of some sort to authorize you doing 5 papers? unsure what you BSc is in, however, from my experience certain 300 level papers required a lot less time that the 200 level papers :)
 
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