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The New R-Score Adjustment: How Will It Affect You?

Despite the bad rap it occasionally gets for being difficult to understand, many students have always known our dear R-Score as a relatively simple formula: (Z-Score + IFG + 5) × 5, where IFG, or group strength index (indice de force de groupe), equals (High school average – 75) / 14 (if you haven’t read…

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What You Need to Know About Law School Admissions

The most prestigious program in Quebec to which students can be admitted directly from CEGEP without any science prerequisites would undoubtedly be one in the field of law. The province is unique in allowing collegiate students to begin a law degree as an undergraduate degree, whereas law is an exclusively graduate field of study in…

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The Five Best University Paths from CEGEP

CEGEP is generally the last program into which Quebec students enter that comprises mostly general education; thereafter, their paths start to differ significantly. As such, it’s best to have an idea of the path you want to pursue in university as you start to become an adult. Although we do not recommend chasing admission into…

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Evaluation Groups, and How to Use Them to Your Advantage

If you have read our article The Ultimate R-Score Breakdown: Everything Explained (and if you haven’t, you should before reading this article), you will know that the only true ‘variable’ relating to the R-Score with which CEGEP students should be concerned is the evaluation group. To recapitulate, the evaluation group is the group of students who are considered to…

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Exclusive R-Score Data

In our first semester of CEGEP, we often wondered as students how grades might correlate to R-Score values, and indeed first-years can often be spotted obsessively using rscorecalculator.com. Knowing only their approximate grade and lacking information for the class average, standard deviation and high school average, they confidently make up dubious values for those three…

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Your First Month in CEGEP as an Aspiring Overachiever

You wake up, knowing full well you’re late for class…again. You look at your calendar. Oops. It’s October and you’re already on your way to a 19 R-Score. As you sprint towards your bus stop in your desperate attempt to not miss it, you can’t help but wonder: when did it all go wrong? Maybe…

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The Best Pathway to a French Medical School

Depending on which medical school you would rather attend, the approach to take in order to optimize your application will vary. The French medical schools (that is, Université de Montréal, Université de Sherbrooke and Université de Laval) differ from McGill and other English medical schools as they only look at your grades and interview score,…

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The Best Pathway to McGill Med-P

Med-P is an undergraduate medical program at McGill University, open only to CEGEP students in Quebec, whose selectiveness, convenience and prestige have consistently made it one of the province’s most desirable university programs. The somewhat irrational fascination with the program experienced by many CEGEP students has placed it at the center of many misconceptions about…

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The Ultimate R-Score Breakdown: Everything Explained

If you are currently in CEGEP, or even in the last years of high school in Quebec, you’ve probably heard some cliché discussion of the R-Score, often taking the following form: “The calculation of the R-Score is extremely complicated, and you need to fully understand it to use it to your advantage,” and continuing with…

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The Four Factors That Determine One’s R-Score

One trend that any attentive CEGEP student will surely notice, and which is somewhat contrary to what one might expect, is that students’ R-Scores mostly stay within the same range from semester to semester. Yes, there are some exceptions, such as people who either start taking their studies seriously later on and see their marks…

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