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HELP! - course completed section CORRECTION

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by d wannabe, May 27, 2008.

  1. d wannabe

    d wannabe 2+ Year Member

    Feb 27, 2008

    I just recieved the email from AADSAS that I would have to correct my course listed on my application form.

    My school is semester system (first term: Sept-Dec/ Second term: Jan-Apr) and we call Winter session (Sep-Apr) and Summer session (May-Aug)

    When I esummitted, I didn't divide term 1 and 2 so I just put everything in winter term for every year.

    I got the email to divide each term by
    FALL TERM = First semester
    WINTER TERM = second semester.

    Here is my question.
    Why is the second term called winter term?
    Shouldn't that be spring term?

    For example, they want me to list like:
    my first year 2003-2004
    - First term: Sep- Dec 2003 FALL
    - Second term: Jan- Apr 2004 WINTER

    Second year: 2004-2005
    - First term: Sep - Dec 2004 FALL
    - Second term: Jan - Apr 2005 WINTER

    BUT It seems like my first term in second year is before my second term of first year:
    (1st year 1st term: Sep-Dec 2003 --> FALL term 2003)
    (2nd year 1st term: Sep-Dec 2004 ---> FALL term 2004)
    (1st year 2nd term: Jan-Apr 2004 ----> WINTER term 2004)

    When I called them, they just repeated "put everything like transcript"
    But my transcript doesnt use WINTER/FALL/SPRING term.
    We use Term 1 and Term 2.

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  3. dackmonkey

    dackmonkey i guess i'm floating 7+ Year Member

    Jun 2, 2007
    yeah it seems like the winter term comes after the fall of 2nd year but they understand the reasoning behind it. intuitively it's a little awkward to grasp but they know what you mean.
  4. d wannabe

    d wannabe 2+ Year Member

    Feb 27, 2008

    Thank you so much for the quick reply!!

    It seems okay if I use
    Term 1= Winter
    Term 2= Spring

    Do you think I use Fall/Winter as they mention it in my email
    or use Winter and Spring term to make more sense?
  5. d wannabe

    d wannabe 2+ Year Member

    Feb 27, 2008
    Anyone done that before???
  6. matthewc

    matthewc New Member 5+ Year Member

    Aug 14, 2005
    I have the same problem (UBC) and I got the same email. I would just follow what they said and use "Fall/Winter".

    Anyone knows which term to report if the course is from Sept to Apr?
    Would it be Fall or Winter? My transcript leaves the term 1/2 space "blank".
  7. dackmonkey

    dackmonkey i guess i'm floating 7+ Year Member

    Jun 2, 2007
    if it's a full year course i did the following:

    Fall 2003, Biology 101A, Grade: IP or IN (incomplete), 0.0 credits

    Winter 2004, Biology 101B, Grade: A, 6.0 credits

    At my undergrad the first semester was considered worth nothing, while the second semester was worth the full 6 credits so i marked it down as such. you get the drift. just follow how your transcripts allot credits and grades etc.
  8. vert

    vert 2+ Year Member

    Dec 15, 2007
    I called AADSAS to check to see if I had done it right, and they said that I had, but I just put the Sept-April courses in the "Fall term" as on my transcripts it does not differentiate between the Fall term and winter term. So I just put (e.g.):

    Biology 101 - 8.0 credits (Fall term)

    They said that looking at the number of credits it was worth and comparing it to your transcript they would be able to figure it out.

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