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2018/2019 University Admissions
Hi everyone!

Just wanted to start this new thread for current grade 12, senior students applying to universities this fall. I myself will be applying, and I think this is a great way to help each other out.  

Feel free to post:
Any Questions
Universities applied to
If you've been given offers yet
Grade 12 current average right now
Favorite Universities

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Law BA+J.D programs, undergraduate schools for law school pursuit
Hello, everyone. 

I am currently in grade 12 and want to go to law school after my bachelor's degree. Are there any BA+J.D combined programs that one of you would suggest? I know western used to have poli sci+J.D, but it was removed, I know uOttawa has one, but it's only available for French immersion students, and I know Wilfred Laurier has one with the University of Sussex in the U.K, although I've heard bad things about having a U.K law degree in Canada... Does anyone know of any other programs like these? 

Also, assuming I just pursued my bachelor of arts do you guys have school suggestions? I want to study political science/history/english, that sort of thing. Right now, my top choices would be Western, U of T, and Queen's. Thoughts?

Thanks
Can I Get In!?
Here's some information and I'd love some opinions on whether I could get into the following schools for BA (either PoliSci or International Studies depending on the school).

Schools I'm applying to:
UofAlberta, UBC, McGill, UofT, Queen's, Waterloo, UVic, Dalhousie

Grade 11 Average - 92.6%
Grade 12 courses taken:
Law - 96%
Earth & Space - 90%

My current very preliminary sem. 1 looks like:
English - 92%
Chem - 85%
Business Leadership - 95 %
(91%ish average so far)

I'm in my second year as Student Senator of the school and second year as one of two student trustees in my school board, I volunteer with heart & stroke and cancer society, I've done six years of work with Me to We, I lead the Gender/Sexuality Alliance within my school... etc.

What do you think my chances of getting to those schools are? Scholarship possibilities? Thanks! 

PS no "trolls" please
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What universities allow you to major in a science and in an art as in the form of a double major?
Hi guys,
So I'm a student in Grade 12 and I am thinking of going into life sciences. However, I am also very interested in Political science and history, so I'd like to keep an open option to be able to major in one of those as well(I know weird combination). I know that U of T allows you to major in a science and major in an art as well, but it seems to be hard to find the info for other universities regarding that.  So what other schools allow you to do that in Ontario and outside of Ontario?
Undergrad Admissions
Hey guys,
I'm interested in going to university and studying something along the lines of political science.
My top 4 university programs are Poli Sci at Queens, Poli Sci with a legal specialization at Laurier, Criminal Justice and Public Policy at Guelph, or Justice, Political Philosophy, and Law (note-under the humanities) at Mcmaster.
If anyone has any advice, experience or insight to share about these programs and/or the schools I would greatly appreciate it.

Political Science: Preparation for Law School
Hey everyone!
Im a grade 12 student and I've always had a passion for law and its a dream of mine to become a corporate lawyer one day!
But, with all that said, I also have a passion for business and find it easier financially to take a business undergrad also cant obviously say ill make it into law after my undergrad... 
So far, im set on business and I will apply to the major programs but then I may also apply to some political science programs.
What are some of the best political science programs in Ontario? And is the degree even worth pursuing before law school? Is there even co-op and internships for Political science?
Thanks guys

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Can I do this?
I want to major in ECE and I was wondering if I would be able to minor in economics or political science? Also, how would that work?
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McGill Arts and French?
I am looking at pursuing Political Science and French (as a Second Language) at McGill. What's the best way of doing this?? Is it possible to graduate from Arts, with a Major in Political Science and a Minor in French?
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University of Windsor Outstanding Scholars
Hello! I'm in Grade 12 and am considering attending University of Windsor for my undergraduate studies. Recently, I found out about a program at the University of Windsor known as Outstanding Scholars. I have looked it up, and the university website does say that I need a reference letter and a short application explaining why I qualify for the program. For those who have been admitted to the program, what do you think about it and what was your average for admission into the program? Thanks!
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Political Science Undergrad V.S. English Undergrad
What major is better later on for employment opportunities? What is each major actually like for coursework and expectations? Other Info: End game is law school (oh god my wallet's crying), I love creative writing and reading.
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American student looking at schools
I'm an American student looking at Canadian schools and am wondering if some people could give me an idea of the feel and reputation of schools since I'm coming into this with no idea. I know I should probably take all of this with a grain of salt, so I'm going to visit schools later this fall to see how I like them. I'm planning on majoring in political science, but I'd like to incorporate environmental studies or something like that if possible. I'm planning on going to grad school so I'd like to go somewhere that will set me up for success in that. So far I've looked at Dalhousie, Acadia, Mount Allison, St. FX, UVic, Alberta, and UBC. I'd like to go somewhere where I can get outside and go hiking, camping, exploring, that sort of thing as often as possible and somewhere where I'll be able to find other people who want to do that with me. My grades are okay but not great and I had health problems that prevented me from attending school for a while so my transcript isn't "normal", but I took hard classes and did well in those. I have high ACT & SAT scores & tons of extracurriculars (though from what I understand that matters less in Canada). What do you think about these schools? Is there any other schools I should be looking at?
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Political Science to UBC or U of T
Hi I'm currently an international student from Korea who will be becoming grade 12 in one of the secondary school in Vancouver. I'd like to apply for UBC, U of T, McGill next year for Political Science. 
I will be taking 
English 12, Calc 12, History 12, Geography 12, Film and TV Production 12, etc.

1. What average am I supposed to get for these 3 universities in order to get in?

2. How much do I have to get for English 12?

3. After doing undergrad, I'm planning to do grad school, majoring Media Communications. Do you think is it a good choice to take Political Science for undergrad and media for grad? 
(I want have a job something related with News.)

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What makes the Carleton Political Science program unique?
I've heard people mention the program is amazing and that can be attributed to the opportunities it provides by being in the nations capital but what makes it better than Political Science at Uottawa? I don't know much about the specifics.
International relations/Political science @ Western
I was wondering if any one could tell me what the international relations and political science programs are like at western. I want to know how comprehensive the program are, and if they offer good opportunities for co-op and/or internships.  Thanks :)
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Best school for political science

Hey everyone, I was wondering if anyone could give me advice on which political science program would be best. I am currently in grade 11 and I am trying to marrow down my options.My top three options are the University of Western Ontario, University of Ottawa and Queen's University.  I am hoping to go to law school after undergrad.


I know that the University of Ottawa has a good reputation because it is in the nations capital. however I have heard some not so good things in regards to their administration. I am also leaning more towards Queens and Western and I want to know if I of would be missing out if it chose one of them instead of Ottawa.


Any and all opinions would be greatly appreciated, thanks :)

Western University (UWO)
Hi! It would be amazing if someone could answer this question!
So, I'll be attending Kings at UWO in September, but want to take a class at main campus. Though, I can only do this if its NOT at Kings!
Does anyone know what programs at Western are NOT at Kings!?

Thanks in advance!!!! PS I'm taking political science 
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Waterloo vs. UBC-O vs SFU for Economics and Mathematics?
I plan to major in Economics and maybe pursue a double major in Maths or Statistics.
How do these universities fare in economics, maths and related subjects, like Pol. Science and International Relations?

Also, will the co-op at Waterloo be better than the other two for Economics? I know Waterloo has a way better co-op for Engineering and CS, but what about Economics?

Any advice is appreciated.
Queens Majors
Hi everyone! I was accepted to Queens earlier this year and after deciding Western is too far, have decided that Queens is the school I will be attending. The only problem is when you apply you have to apply as a bachelor of art (I'm wanting to go into political science) I don't fully understand how this works. How do you go about picking a major? What kind of courses do you take first year? All answers will be SOO helpful!! thanks a lot in advance :)
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Dal VS Acadia VS St Fx
Hi everyone! I am deciding between these three schools (dal acadia and st fx) in Nova Scotia, and wondering what people know about each school that can help me make my decision because I am really torn so any info is very appreciated!
Include (but not limited to) anything regarding:
campus life
students (atmosphere i.e. safe, friendly etc...)
profs 
Etc!!
PS: I am from Ontario and going into Political Science 
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U of T or U of Ottawa?
Hey guys, I'm trying to decide between going to University of Toronto or University of Ottawa for International Relations/Political Science and French. The admissions scholarships that I got are pretty comparable and I've heard that both schools have great programs in this area. 

I think that U of T's program is a bit more tailored to my interests, however, I've heard that it has a tendency to be overly competitive. I am extremely passionate about my studies and did quite well in high school (96% avg.), but I don't want to compromise my mental health to receive a quality education. Essentially, while I am prepared to put in a 100% effort in my academics, I want a healthy balance between my work and social life. 

Any advice would be great, thank you!
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Western acceptances
Hey does anyone know when Western will send out another round of acceptances? Last sister final I had an 88% average and wasn't accepted (well I haven't been yet) and I'm nervous because my midterms are ALWAYs lower than my final and I don't know if this semester my grades will be enough. Certainly not higher than an 88. Can anyone please help :) Thanks so much!
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House of Commons Page Program 2017-2018
Hey! I've been pouring over old threads looking for hints on what to study for my upcoming page program interview - the general knowledge section. Anyone else nervous? Or, if you've already gone through it, a few hints would be nice. Either way, I haven't seen any new threads for the page program, and I figured it'd be nice to talk to a few other students applying. 
Good luck!
Which school is better in terms of political science? Queen's or Carlton?
I really want to major in Poli but im having a hard time choosing between these 2 schools
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Second Interview HoC Page Program
Hey! They're starting the final interviews during the week of March 13th. Anyone else get a call? Does anyone know what the questions will be like?