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I'm a grade 12 student and I'm not doing so good for two of my most important courses for this semester - academic biology and academic chemistry. I currently have a 56 in bio and a 64 in chemistry, and my marks dropped this much due to a harsh unit test and assignment. It's the second month of school, and I'm already close to giving up on working as hard as I did in the beginning of this semester, and univeristy application submissions + midterm report cards are right around the corner. I'm one of those students that invest most of their day for studying, and try to do everything to the best of my ability. I've been dealing with depression and anxiety issues for a few years now, which I feel like is taking a poll on how I'm currently feeling now about my future, and at this point I feel like I'm going to get rejected or end up passing these courses with a low mark (and what I need is at least a 90 :/) If someone can advise me on what next steps I can take in encouraging myself/get my grades up in time for early application submission I would greatly appreciate it.
I'm a first year in BHSc at McMaster. Yconic was my life last year in grade 12 and I found all the forums really helpful so I thought I'd make my own. Feel free to ask me anything about the application process, what the program is actually like, or my extracurriculars and stuff. If you're feeling super stressed about anything and need to vent...I get it. I was in your shoes.
Title says all. I empathize heavily with the premature, second-week-of-Grade-12 anxiety about university admissions. Not to mention, I relied on these forums to ease whatever feelings I had last year, so it's only natural that I give back.
Seriously, AMA. (ex. What Grade 12 courses did I take? What are some tips for the supp-app? What is BHSc even like? Is it the right program for me and my learning style?)
Even if I'm not the best source of info regarding a topic, I'm surrounded by enough people everyday that someone's ought to have an answer for you.
Hi, I'm a grade 12 student and I'm trying to decide on a good university program and school for getting into med school. I heard that universities like U of T and McGill make it difficult to get a high GPA as it is really competitive. I am interested in McGill, McMaster, U Of Waterloo & U of Ottawa. Where do you think is the best university for keeping up a high GPA and getting into med school? And are there any programs similar to McMaster's health science?
I saw an earlier post similar to this and I wanted one geared towards the science programs for Ontario. Hopefully this helps with the application process this year as it can be confusing.
If you got accepted to the following programs last year, or any similar:
Life science, Health Science, Biology, Bio-Med, Medical Sciences, etc. (Ontario Universities / 2017 APPLICANTS)
Please Include the following:
Date of Application:
Date of Offer:
Grade 11 Average:
Grade 12 First Semester Average / Second Semester Mid-term:
This post is made to help the 2018 applicants this year! As this will give an idea of when everyone got accepted last year.
Basically what I said above. I just finished my third year at Western Med Sci! I know choosing a university is tough (I had a really tough time choosing) and trying to determine how you'll do at university is stressful, but let me know what questions you have and I'll do my best to answer them!
Also, despite being in third year, I can definitely answer questions about first year and all other years. I've been pretty engaged with helping out first years, so I know a decent amount about all years (or at least I like to think I do haha).
Update: I just got into med school, so feel free to ask those questions as well.
Hey, I'm in Grade 12 and well it's time to start applying for universities and think about what degree I should get. So, I'm wondering what courses are you taking and for what job? I know personal interest is definitely a factor, but I also want to take something useful. So, for example, I have aspirations of becoming a doctor, but if I unable to get to that level I don't want to be stuck with a degree that I cannot use anywhere else. Any advice?
I want to apply at midterm if my marks are high enough, especially since my grade 11 marks are pretty high and I want them to be looked at. Right now i have grade 12 philosophy, advanced functions, biology, and chemistry, and the workload is too much for me. Next semester I have English, Calc, and Physics and I'm planning to drop bio this semester and put it next semester where physics is, dropping physics completely as I don't need it. But, I'm scared that universities will frown upon students with just 3 grade 12 courses at midterm and 6 total, as I haven't taken any before by fast tracking, summer school, etc. Do universities care if I apply at midterm with just 3 grade twelve marks and 3 more planned, especially specifically with these 3 programs? How will early acceptance work?
Hi! I'm Chanel, one of the Yconic Student Ambassadors for 2017-2018. As a student in high school, I can easily relate to any questions you may have and am readily available to help you. So feel free to ask me anything and I answer back speedily!
- Student Athlete: joined many sports from basketball to volleyball but transited onto the water for rowing
- On Student Council for two years as Fine Arts Rep and School President
- AP English Student with courses aimed towards the Sciences (Bio, Physics, Chem)
- Arts Student in Visual Arts (published illustrator), Choir and Drama
- Guide International Students from numerous countries like Japan, China, Korea, Brazil, Spain, etc.
- Volunteer at Women In Need, aiding women in transition homes
- Attended Private school and Catholic school
- Applying at the University of Victoria in British Columbia in the Faculty of Science
Do they have either a health science, medical science or biomedical science program?
I've looked on their site and through their viewbook but cannot seem to find it. If you don't mind, can you please list the req courses for a 101 (Ontario student) with the req average? Thanks so much.
I was just wondering if my grade 11 average is high enough for early acceptance for a medical science program or something biology related? And if taking a prereq grade 11 course in grade 12 will affect your application.
I had a final average of 92% with one grade 12 course being an 88%.
I have to take 11 chem this year and 12 chem next sem- will this affect my acceptance into a school like Western, Waterloo, Mcmaster, Queens or Brock??
I'm interested in pursuing medical school. I'm currently in high school. 1. What university programs are well recognized and prepare you for medical school? 2. I've been looking at UBC, McMaster, Carleton, Waterloo, and SFU. Are any of these universities a uni. that I should not apply to? Thanks for you help.
I just finished my final year of high school with a 90 average.
I want to apply to McMaster engineering for fall 2018 as I am taking a gap year this year and travelling Europe. I was curious what my chances would be of getting in? And if anyone knows what the questions were like for the Kira (supplementary test)
I just finished first year in Western MedSci and I'm going into my second year in the fall. I'm also a 2016 Western National Scholarship recipient (the President's Entrance), so if you have any questions about the program, admissions, or scholarships, let me know!
I can also give some advice on first-year courses if need be - even though I didn't get the most perfect GPA haha (3.8). Also, I can give some insight into a few clubs and the variety/nature of student life!!
I'm a second year Medical Sciences student at the University of Western Ontario, and just finished my second semester exams. I made a forum like this last year (maybe you've seen it?), and I received numerous questions about all kinds of stuff. It was fun to answer everyone's questions and hopefully I helped in some little way.
This year, I wanted to make a new forum for all the new applicants/ first year med sci students!
Feel free to leave any questions for me and I'll answer them to the best of my abilities.
Are you curious and just want to read more about the Med Sci Life? Check out my internet diary (https://followmetomd.wordpress.com/). Remember: Follow to stay updated!