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    Hi all,

    There's a pretty large group of Canadian applicants on here, and I've noticed similar threads in previous years. Hopefully this gets a sticky post!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aascd View Post
    Hi all,

    There's a pretty large group of Canadian applicants on here, and I've noticed similar threads in previous years. Hopefully this gets a sticky post!
    Agreed, where have you applied and for what programs?

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    Re: Canadian Application Sweat Thread

    Is this thread for applicants to canadian universities or one for applicants from canada?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zilch View Post
    Is this thread for applicants to canadian universities or one for applicants from canada?
    Canadian universities- mostly to get an idea of when offers are going out and what successful applicants look like, and share info/rumors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gronk17 View Post
    Agreed, where have you applied and for what programs?
    I've applied for MA Economics at U of T, McGill and Queen's (+ LSE MSc. Economics).

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    I've applied for MA Economics at U of T, McGill and Queen's (+ LSE MSc. Economics).
    Great schools, very nice. I opted to apply for the MFE at U of T instead of the MA, but I have applied for the MA at Western and UBC. If you don't mind my asking, are you coming from a Canadian undergrad and if so what was your last 2 years gpa/avg?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gronk17 View Post
    Great schools, very nice. I opted to apply for the MFE at U of T instead of the MA, but I have applied for the MA at Western and UBC. If you don't mind my asking, are you coming from a Canadian undergrad and if so what was your last 2 years gpa/avg?
    Maybe easier to just reply with a quote from a profile evaluation thread:

    Type of Undergrad: Mid-level Canadian research university.

    Undergrad GPA: 4.06/4.3

    *Note: A grade receiving a 4.0, but an A+ grade (above 90) receives a 4.3.

    GRE: 162/167/6.0 Q/V/AWA

    Math Courses (Undergrad Level): Calc I-II (A+,A), Statistics I-II (A+,A), Linear Algebra (A-), Multivariate Calc for Economics(A).

    Econ Courses (Core): Advanced Macro A+, Advanced Micro A+, Intermediate Micro A+ Intermediate Macro A+

    Other Econ Courses: Took 6 or 7 mid to upper year econ field courses with A- to A+ in all.

    Econ Courses (Grad Level): Health Economics A+

    Other Courses Taken: 7 philosophy courses with A+ to A- grades. A few Poli Sci with A/A-.

    LOR: Strong letter from a well-known Canadian prof (top 5 PhD, top 5% RePec, written textbooks etc.), knows me fairly well. Very strong letter from unknown prof who knows me very well.

    Research Experience:
    Econometrics term paper, won award for best econometrics paper.
    Honours thesis (also won award for the best honours thesis).
    RA (part-time) for AP after undergrad.
    Working in a government research/policy position.

    Teaching Experience: Private tutor for 1 year.

    Research Interests: Development, Public Finance, Health, Labour

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gronk17 View Post
    Great schools, very nice. I opted to apply for the MFE at U of T instead of the MA, but I have applied for the MA at Western and UBC. If you don't mind my asking, are you coming from a Canadian undergrad and if so what was your last 2 years gpa/avg?
    Yes, mid-sized Canadian school, with 1 year public policy work experience. My background is 4.1/4.3 in Econ classes, with all A/A+ in Linear Algebra, Calculus, Math for Economists and Stats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aascd View Post
    Yes, mid-sized Canadian school, with 1 year public policy work experience. My background is 4.1/4.3 in Econ classes, with all A/A+ in Linear Algebra, Calculus, Math for Economists and Stats.
    Nice! Obviously Iím also in the admission process - so Iím not an expert on the situation - but that seems like it would be a highly competitive profile man. Do you have a top choice?

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    Re: Canadian Application Sweat Thread

    Applied to: U of T, Queens, UBC, SFU, Western MFE, Carleton, York, Guelph, McMaster. Hoping to get an offer from one of the top schools but should for sure get a bite from the others.
    Last edited by CanadianEcon; 02-01-2018 at 06:08 PM.

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