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I'm struggling between choosing to study International Development at UOttawa or Queens. Ottawa is offering a great coop however I love what I have heard about Queen's student life and the campus. Thoughts?!
I am quite interested in Yale-NUS College based in Singapore since I want to study abroad for my undergraduate, majoring in Economics or Statistical Sciences. In addition, they seem to have great financial aid. It's a different and unique experience than all the prestigious universities in the US and Canada, which means it is quite difficult to be admitted as well.
Anyone know about Yale-NUS or know anybody from Yale-NUS? Any information about regarding admissions and experiences would be great!
Hey yall. Hoping someone can help me in finding info on this matter. I heard that universities lean to a certain “view” in the social science / humanities department. I know it can depend on the prof but what is the general tendencies of a university to a school of thought. I am interested in the Sociology program at UofT, York, and Ryerson if that helps.
What are your opinions of Laurier and U of T for their social science criminology programs? Do you think it is easier to get a higher GPA at one over the other? I was accepted to both and am in the process of deciding.
I've heard that Queens does not excel with their programs in the Arts and Humanities, and their much more reputable for their science and commerce programs. So from your own experience or what you know, is Queens a good school for Arts and Humanities (English, Psychology, Sociology etc.)?? Basically, I'm asking if I should apply there or not. PLEASE SHARE YOUR OPINIONS!!!! Thank you!
Hey everyone I am a current grade 12 and just found out today that I got accepted to McMasters Social Science program, Ive also applied for two more in life science and medical radiation science. I have an average in the high 80s so I was not too worried about getting in but it is not my first choice among the three.
Can anyone with experience tell me how is the program is realistically, the work load, the people is it really considered some what easy, and does any one know how their health studies major is? And also just for fun, what are you planning on presuing with this degree.
For students considering/have applied to either of the two programs & for those in either program - hows the experience in both? Which is better?
I'm trying to decide between the two programs -
Carleton offers a specialized program with specialized opportunities and a chance to build a network with a smaller student community going into the same field as you.
UOttawa offers French Immersion along with their program which is a huge advantage if you're going into politics. I believe it's your basic PoliSci program, nothing specialized but what really gives it that extra edge is to add in french immersion and co-op.
If you're debating between the two, feel free to leave a comment below w/ your thoughts!
Hi everyone! I applied to the Poli Sci (part of Social Sciences) program at U of T St. George in November and have heard that a few of my friends have gotten in with 90+ averages so far for February (first round of admissions).
I have an 85.6% average (top 6 courses) and am wondering how likely it is for me to get an offer during the 2nd round of admissions in March, or even an offer at all.
For everyone that has already been accepted first round, would you be able to share the following:
1) date of application
2) top 6 average
3) date of acceptance
Will I be able to receive an offer with this average of ~85%? Has anyone already gotten in with mid-high 80s?
I applied to UTSG for social science, Western for social science, and Queens for arts. I have already been accepted to queens, and I know U of T doesn't give out offers until February but I just want to know my chances for U of T and Western. My grade 11 average was an 85% and my grade 12 average will probably be around 86-87%.
So I am 24 years old and I want to apply to Mac for September 2019. I’m going to be taking this year to upgrade my high school marks because I did not do too well in school as a teen. I’m interested in Social Sciences and Humanities because I live in Hamilton and don’t want to move to a different city and those are actually the courses that I would enjoy the most. Is it hard getting into Mac as a mature student? My goal is to have an average of at least 90.
I’m not sure if I should upgrade my marks through the hwdsb (Hill park) Independant study program or if I should go to St. Charles and do their independent study program? Does anyone have any advice or insight on how I can guarantee getting accepted into Mac? Or is it just too late for me?
Everyone always tells me the easiest schools to get into are york and ryerson. But is that really? or just luck? Someone said that they got suspended and had 2 courses in the 60s and got into york. Are there people in the school that really left high school with that kind of transcript? I can't seem to get my average any higher than a 78 and I'm scared I won't get accepted into any universities. I've applied to UOIT forensice psychology and criminology, york criminology and criminology, laurier criminology and ryerson criminology
Hey y'all! Just received a notification that I will be asked to schedule my Second Language Assessment, and was wondering if anyone has taken it already? I know it's quite early, but I heard that they go by province, and since I'm from BC I'll probably be contacted quite late.
Just really wanted some insight into the actual polisci experience as a prospective polisci student. It would be awesome if you guys could answer the following questions based on your experience within your program & anything else you'd like to add/wish you'd known before entering the program.
1. Institute of Study & year
2. Was co-op available? Where have your placements been? What has your experience been like at those placements and how have you been able to grow networking wise from those placements?
3. Other networking opportunities available at your school of study + unique experiences that have been made available to you through your program of study/institution of study (guest speakers, courses abroad, conferences, bilingual program etc.)
4. How have you enhanced your degree (clubs, volunteering etc.) and how has it helped you build skills & experience in the field?
5. Best & worst parts about the program in your opinion
6. Ways the program has challenged you (critical thinking, essays, assignments etc.)
7. Advice for prospective students
8. Hardships in the program/institution (profs, courses, lack of student support, financing experience/studies etc.)
The study is arts. The goal is a high gpa. I know this will be hard at any university, but is McGill as merciless as UofT? I've always loved McGill's campus and city. McGill is also the farthest away from home for me, around 7 hours. What are your thoughts? Thank you.
Hey! I was wondering what my chances of early acceptance are to UofT and Western for social science. Queens for arts and humanities. Laurier for the Ba in political science and Sussex Law School program? I currently have a 90% average on my grade 12 mid term and a 86% average from my grade 11 top 6 u and m credits.