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There's no megathread about Waterloo CS yet, so I decided to start one. I'm interested in applying to Waterloo Computer Science. I personally have had a 96% average in grade 11, and I expect a similar average in grade 12.
I'm really scared about the admissions process, since I've never really won any Waterloo math contests (only placed top 25%), and my ECs are only average at best. Can you guys give my an assessment and predict whether I can get in this year?
1) How is the computer science field? Is there a lot of math involved? Is it very difficult? Do jobs in this field pay well?
2) I'm very interested in learning a programming language. I am thinking of doing Java, but the internet says that learning Ruby or C++ looks better for employers and you would get paid more. Which one should I do?
(I'm extremely good at math and science. This year, I got a 98 in MPM2D and 97 in SNC2D)
Does anyone know the cutoff for cs UTSC last year? I personally have a 89% average with a 94% in advanced functions (still taking calculus), would this be good enough for UTSC CS COOP? If I don't have my calculus mark yet, would they look at my advanced function mark instead?
Does anyone know what the cutoff for last year's cs coop was? Personally I have a 89% average right with a 94 in advanced function. Without my calculus mark yet, would this be weighed the heaviest? Do I have a fair chance of getting in with a 89%?
I recently got accepted to York and recieved an email about a new program called the "Dev Degree", where you get 4500+ hours of work experience at Shopify and 4000+ hours of classes. Does anyone know if this program is any good? The work experience in this program seems to be good since 4500 hours will be around 2-2.5 years, which will surely help land a job after graduation. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance :)
I have received an e-mail from UofT stating that my application is currently under review. The decision of a friend of mine was announced 7 to 8 hours after her receiving this e-mail. If anyone has been accepted by the institution, when do you think I'll hear from them?
I'm an Ontario Student currently in grade 10 and I have to choose courses for grade 11 by next week. I want to go into software engineering (or something computer related) at either University of Toronto (St.George), Waterloo, or Ryerson. As of right now, my semester one marks are:
Math MPM2D1 = 98
History CHC 2D1 = 99
Music AM1 2O1 = 99
French FSF 2D1 = 96
This semester I have:
Science SNC 2D1
English ENG 2D1
Computer studies ICS 2O1
French FSF 3U1
As of right now, here is my grade 11 plan:
Gr.11 English ENG 3U1 (doing in summer school)
Intro to Com science
Com Engineering Tech (Mixed)
Com Engineering Tech: Robotics (Mixed)
Are these courses good for engineering or should I switch one of them with the following:
Gr.12 Data management
Gr.12 Advanced Functions
Gr.11 Intro to Anthropology
Gr.11 World History before the 15th century (mixed)
Hey, I'm pretty close to graduation and am hosting this AMA session for any prospective students considering University of Waterloo Computer Science/Math for their undergraduate career.
A bit about me - I'm a 5th year CS+STAT double major at uWaterloo, and formerly a Laurier-based BBA/CS Double Degree. I'm going into my last internship doing Machine Learning Engineering during the summer at a unicorn company and have done several other software development co-ops before that. I loved yconic when I was in grade 12, but now that I've turned old, I want to give back to the community that helped me so much through my anxious years.
Ask anything about CS/Math/BBA or the industry, I'll answer to the best of my ability.
EDIT: As things will get busy for me starting this week, I'm going to stop checking for new responses in yconic on Friday.
If there is a demand, I can do another AMA session before OUAC deadline for application responses :)
hey guys, it March so many of us have already gotten acceptances or is waiting for one!
if you got into Laurier for computer science please say the date u got your acceptance on and depending on the phase you got in during, say your average! if you got in during phase 1(December to end of January)-say your top 5 grade 11 average, if you got in during phase 2: (beginning of February to end of March), say your average for top 3 grade 12 and top 3 from either grade 12 or 11 best marks.