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Queen's Chancellor's Scholarship 2017/18!!
Hey so I was looking around for one of these updated threads but couldn't seem to find one so I thought I'd make one! Just thought of making this as an update thread on applications/acceptances. 

EDIT: Got a request to change this to a Queen's Commerce Thread lol there do seem to be a lot of people here for commerce
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What are my chanes? Really worrued
I applied to business/commerce peograms and really worried i wont get in.

Schools applied to: McGill, Rotman, Ivey aeo, Queen’s and Schulich

Average: 92-93
EC’s: Literature club exec, Sick Kids Volunteer, Part time job for one year, math tutor
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Thoughts on my Extracurriculars
Hello Yconic!
I've applied to Western BMOs with Ivey, Queen's Commerce, Shulich BBA, Rotman Commerce, and Waterloo AFM.
I have a couple ECs and was wondering which ones are the strongest to use on my application. (Having a really hard time deciding!)
1. Dropshipping E-commerce Business (6 months)
2. Focus on Youth/Big Brothers Big Sisters Camp Counsellor (PAID co-op, 3 months during this past summer. Coordinated then ran a camp for children ages 6-12 who lived in disadvantaged areas. I served as  mentor to these children.)
3. School Basketball/Volleyball team member all 4 years of highschool, (Captain of basketball team in grade 9, 10 and captain of volleyball team in grade 10)
4. Business SHSM student.
5. Tutoring in math, science, and english (2 years)
6. Executive member at my local temple committee with my father. (volunteer every Sunday and run events and charities throughout the year. Started 4 years ago)
7. 300+ volunteer hours (4 years)

In my opinion, my top 3 are:
1. Dropshipping
2. Focus on Youth
3. Executive Member at my temple.

I know these are not anything insane, but I would like some feedback on the extracurriculars and how I should describe them in my essays.

Thank you all in advance.

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Adding a Program to OUAC Before Deadline
Hey guys. 
So I've already applied to a couple business schools a couple weeks ago, and have heard back from all of them to further complete my application. 
I forgot to add Brock Accounting however, and a lot of my friends are being admitted. 
Is it worth applying to one last program the day before the deadline? 
Will that affect my admission to Brock or any other university?
Also, do you guys know if they are still giving out early acceptances within the coming days? 
Thank you all in advance!
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McMaster Business vs Ryerson Business
Hey everyone! I have already applied to Western BMOS + AEO, Laurier BBA, Waterloo AFM, Schulich, and Rotman, but I think it is a good idea to apply to a safety school in the event that I do not get into my top programs of choice. I am debating between Ryerson Business Management and McMaster Business. Which do you guys think is better in terms of program, job prospects, etc? Thanks! :)
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OUAC processing application
So today i applied to all of my programs and payed for them as well. Although, once i was done it said that it can take up to two weeks for my application to process. Does this mean that my applications won't be in before the deadline?
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Marks and Admission
Hey everyone. 
So I applied to multiple business schools, and I had a question regarding top 6 marks. 

By the time this semester ends, Ill have 5 4U marks, including ENG4U, so if I wanted an early acceptance for McMaster Commerce (only using Mac Commerce as example because I am a local and my parents really want me to go here), would my highest grade 11 mark fill in the 6th spot for my marks? 

Or would I just have to wait until midterm next semester for them to see the next highest 4U mark?

Thanks in advance for any feedback!
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Queen's Commerce
Hey Guys! 
I'm a first year commerce student at Queens. Ask me anything about the program or school and I'll try my best to answer!
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I think some highschoolers are mistaken about top business programs on this forum
I'm in high school myself by the way.
going to the top schools won't get u a job, its the effort you put in to market yourself.
I know people who went to ryerson and york commerce that got into the big4.
I believe the university you go to does not ultimately decide if you get a yearly salary.
everyone starts from the bottom earning 30-50k a year then slowly moves up.
wake up people.
if I'm wrong, prove me other wise and don't use linkedin or whatever  thats not real evidence.
only good thing about top schools is there alumni
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McMaster IBH-Video Interview Tips?
Hi! I need to do my video interview for the IBH program soon but I'm a bit nervous and would like some tips or experiences from other people. From experience, can anyone share what their interview was like, what questions were asked etc, do's and don'ts, and some general tips? For those applying, how are you preparing and do you have any tips as well?
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Business School Applications
Has anyone started Shulich, Rotman, Waterloo, Queens, or Ivey applications? 
Any tips for the supplementary and video interviews? 

Also, anyone wanna reveal the supplementary questions? :) 

Thanks everyone!
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Incoming Commerce/Business 2021 Student
Hey guys! I've been seeing a couple of these incoming student posts, so I thought I'd do one for Business/Commerce in general.

I applied to York Schulich, UofT Rotman, UTM Commerce, Queen's Commerce, WLU BBA, and Western BMOS + Ivey AEO and got into all of them. I ended up choosing Queen's Commerce.

So feel free to reply to this post if you have any questions about any of the above universities or programs. I used this website a ton when I was applying so I thought I'd try to help some 2022 kids :) I also researched a lot for the above schools.
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Business School Reviews?
Hey guys, looking at East Coast schools for business, particularly Dal and St. FX. Looking for some info about the co-op/ internship placements at both schools, what the student life is like, and some pros and cons for both.

 Reputation is important, but at the end of the day it’s not a dealbreaker for me. I want a school that I can get real experience through, and where I can learn the material the best (ie accessible faculty, class size, etc). 

 School Spirit and a strong community vibe is something I’m looking for; I want to feel at home and included at whatever school I attend (obviously). Not a fan of snobby people or a really “cliquey” atmosphere.

 I’m an Ontario student interested in moving away, but how do these schools compare to closer schools such as Trent or Ryerson? Thanks in advance!

*disclaimer: I know that schools like queens, Mcgill, York, u of t, etc have amazing programs but they’re unrealistic for me (mid-high 80s). Asking about more suitable schools, also ones which don’t require calculus as a prerequisite as I don’t have it (personal matter: long story, I love math and am pretty good at it).
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Schulich iBBA vs BBA supplementary
does anyone know if the iBBA supplementary application is different from the regular BBA supplementary at Schulich?
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University of Toronto or University of Alberta (Accounting)??
Hey guys, so I’ve been accepted into University of Alberta and University of Toronto but I don’t know which one to choose. I live in Alberta so UofA is clearly closer to home but UofT is also higher ranked than UofA. Tuition is more expensive at UofT though and I know there’s more competition in Ontario for jobs. I just wanted people who have gone to each of these universities or even both to share their experiences and help me choose which one to pick. If you guys have any advice regarding each university that would really help. I’m looking for employment rate, competition, tuition difference, and the difficulty too but anything helps again. Also, I will be living in residence in both situations so that’s not really a deciding factor. Thanks!
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First Year Business Student AMA
Hey, I just created this thread if you guys had any questions regarding the application process or any of the major schools themselves. 

I applied to McGill Desautels, Rotman, Schulich, Laurier BBA, Western BMOS + AEO (Ivey) and Queen's Commerce. I got into everything except QC haha, and I chose McGill Desautels (best school/program ever!). 

Despite me choosing McGill, I did lots of extensive research on all the schools and I was all over this website last year too so feel free to ask me any questions!
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Which school is best for me?
Hi everybody! So I’ve applied to bigger schools (Queens, McMaster, UBC, etc) because of the reputation mostly, but knowing myself and coming from a really small high school where I have really good relationships with all of my teachers, I know i would probably learn better in a more intimate environment. I don’t want to just be another number at whatever school I go to - I’d rather be a big fish in a small pond than vice versa. Plus, the tuition is typically less at the smaller schools and I would get more scholarship money on top of that. However, I don’t want that to hinder my future when I can still get into the more prestigious schools.

Even though my high school marks are pretty good (high 80s/low 90s) and I would get into these schools for my program (econ/BBA),I think without the help and closeness with my profs in the massive class sizes would be hard for me to succeed. I know Queen’s Commerce is good for class size and reputation, but the odds of me getting in are VERY slim lol. 

My question is, what are the best schools with smaller populations (ie. StFX, Trent, UBCO, etc) that I’ll still get a reputable degree in? And is it worth it to pick a smaller school rather than a more renowned one if I get into all of them? 
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SHAD applications
I understand that SHAD applications already have been closed, but I will want to apply for next year. I am currently in grade 10 with a unsteady average ranging from 85-95. (depends on how the semester goes). However, my math mark is at a decrease to 68% from an 80 previously. Will that affect my chances since SHAD focuses on maths and sciences? 

Also, any tips and stories from SHAD alumni? It would be great for your advice! 
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Please help me! I need help with applying to University/ need recommendations!
Hey there! Hope you all had a great Christmas and will have a great 2018. I would really like some advice, what would you say is the best University for me to attend if I am averaging around an 83%. I am interested in getting a Bcomm or a BBA. I would also like to get co-op if possible. Any advice or recommendations will be much appreciated. Thanks!
AMA 4th Year Queen's Commerce/Computer Science Dual Degree Student
Hi everyone,

It's been a long time since I've been active on this forum! The last time was when I was in Grade 12 applying to uni. I found the advice and info on here really useful, so just wanted to give back with an AMA now that I'm nearing graduation.

A little background on me: I'm doing a dual degree in Commerce/CS which I've somehow managed to cram into 4 years (it was very painful, do not recommend). I'm going to be working in finance after graduation (signed back with firm I interned with in third year summer). I can answer questions about Queen's life, clubs, the dual degree, or whatever else you think might be relevant.

P.S. A little shameless promotion for my blog post on why you all should consider doing a dual degree: https://canadianuniguide.wordpress.com/2017/11/01/3-reasons-why-you-should-consider-a-dual-degree/
Chances for Ivey AEO at Western University
I'm applying for Ivey AEO along with BMOS this year. My Grade 11 average was a 99 and I am also expecting my Grade 12 average (by March) will be 98/99. Admittedly, my EC's are pretty lacklustre. For example, Royal Canadian sea cadets for 3 years, school band for 4 years where I've been lead trumpet/section leader, working in a managerial position at my parents' business for 4 years, and many, many hours of tutoring. Within sea cadets, I've gone on summer leadership camps also. 

1.How do you think my chances would be for AEO? My sisters who've been accepted to AEO in the past (2012) have told me that it used to be fairly simple to get by I am unsure of how it might be currently. 
2. I am also applying for the Western National Scholarship program, would this greatly increase my chances of obtaining AEO?
3. Are they able to check how many volunteer hours you've obtained or how many hours you've worked? Most of my tutoring hours are unmarked in addition to my working hours as they were for my parents. 
4. Finally, do they look at Grade 11 marks for AEO or is it only Grade 12 marks? 

Sorry for the many questions, but Ivey is my dream school.
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Brescia College at Western University Acceptances 2017-2018
Hi guys, I just got a really cute letter from Brescia saying I was accepted to their business management and organizational studies program! I have also been accepted to main campus and plan on applying to Ivey during the break. I didn't see any threads for Brescia so I figured I would start one.
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Queen's Commerce
I've been hearing a bunch of stuff that basically 80% of the people who get accepted into Queen's Commerce are all Chancellor Nominees. Is this true?
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