View Full Version : 2nd year transfers???????
06-06-2004, 05:02 PM
Does anyone know which canadian schools allow 2nd year transfers? I know that western allows 1st year d students to transfer into their 2nd year class if a spot is available, any other schools follow this policy?
I'm exiled to the the states for dental school, and would LOVE to get into a canadian school any way I can.
06-06-2004, 07:52 PM
UBC's dental school doesn't have any arrangement for advanced standing applicants from either Canadian or US dental schools. I think McGill also doesn't accept people who transfer from other schools.
06-06-2004, 08:13 PM
Yes. I don't think any Canadian schools accept transfer students since each school has different curriculums (eg. UBC's case based learning - PBL wannabe).
Each school is unique, I guess..
06-06-2004, 08:25 PM
Western accepts 2nd year transfers. I know that for sure. I guess thats my only chance.
06-06-2004, 08:45 PM
From the current class size I think UWO potentially has 5 spots for transfer students. Not sure if that's what they plan to do, but last year 4 people tranferred over here.
I looked at U of T's website and you may find this useful too:
06-06-2004, 09:42 PM
do you know why those people transferred? ie what was their reason that they gave? If I tell them that I want to transfer because I plan to practice in canada, and also monetary reasons, would that be frowned upon?
06-06-2004, 10:32 PM
I wouldn't sweat it too much... both sides benefit: you save on tuition, and they maximize on their resources (doesn't cost any more to have one more student at a lecture, and no need for more clinic instructors if could accommodate an extra student). I know none of the students, but in all cases of transfers they are from the US.
I know that U of T and Western both let a few students into 2nd year. I think that financial and geographic reasons along with reputation and quality of education would be GOOD reasons to transfer- they would probably not be impressed by people who said they hated their old school or were unhappy, because that could be indicative of a generally negative person.
I'd say trying to transfer is a great way to get into your top choice of school. I plan to apply to transfer after one year in the US- I just don't know about credit transfer, so if anyone knows, please fill us in!
06-13-2004, 01:43 AM
Transfer is only possible if someone drops out ie decided or have to repeat their first year so thus a space in the coming 2nd year, no? Surely the schools are not adding more students or else they would have increase the # of seats to begin with.
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