Originally Posted by hmmmmm
this is just a blatant lie
you do need to write a PS, your EC experiences, awards, and reference letters...
Not for the Ontario schools, U of T and UWO. Getting an interview at those schools is a pure numbers game.
Though I'd wager to say that while in the States, a high DAT score or other aspects of your application (research, dental experience, etc.) can buoy a lower GPA, it is MUCH more difficult to make up for a low GPA for Canadian schools. Even a 100th percentile DAT doesn't matter as much as an extra 2% on your GPA (since the standard deviation in GPAs is so tiny; every percent matters, and DAT scores account for only 10-15% of the overall admissions decision). Cut-offs are very, very strict.