Early Acceptance [Computer Science]

bigBliss
Posted: 7:02AM February 15, 2013 UTC
Has anyone been accepted for computer science for Waterloo or UofT yet? Do I need to write the Euclid before I'll be accepted?

Also, does anyone know the average time for the acceptances to go out for Waterloo and/or UofT? Thanks!
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randint
Posted: 7:02AM February 15, 2013 UTC
I got into U of T Computer Science!
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threepoint14159
Posted: 7:02AM February 18, 2013 UTC
Got into UW Computer Science co-op last December.

You don't need to write the Euclid Contest, unless you want a scholarship in the Math department.
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marih
Posted: 7:02AM February 19, 2013 UTC
For waterloo and u of t's computer science, according to people I know it seems like offers are coming out in bulk right now.
And Euclid's something that's preferred but even if you don't do so well it won't hurt.
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OGonel
Posted: 7:02AM February 22, 2013 UTC
I know that U of T and many others already gave their offers out. What are you guys' averages?
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baldejc02
Posted: 7:02AM February 22, 2013 UTC
@OGonel wrote
I know that U of T and many others already gave their offers out. What are you guys' averages?



I got accepted from UofT Scarborough and UofT St. George. My average last semester was 93.25 .
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brianmw14
Posted: 7:02AM February 23, 2013 UTC
I got accepted into U of T last week!  90% average
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OGonel
Posted: 7:02AM February 23, 2013 UTC
bigBliss do you want to get into St. George campus btw? Because the average depends on the U of T campus.
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Alliey1995
Posted: 7:02AM February 23, 2013 UTC
I got accepted to uoft on the 15th, campus St. George.
I really think it depends on the campus you applied to, as they may have different admission average cutoffs. Good luck though!
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bigBliss
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Posted: 7:02AM February 24, 2013 UTC
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I got accepted to UofT, but it's my backup, so I'm still worrying about Waterloo. A lot of my friends have been accepted to Computer Science already, so I'm kind of worried. All my pre-reqs are done (Advanced Functions, Calc, English). 

Anyone else get accepted to Waterloo CS that isn't a super genius?
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TZak
Posted: 7:02AM February 24, 2013 UTC
@bigBliss wrote
I got accepted to UofT, but it's my backup, so I'm still worrying about Waterloo. A lot of my friends have been accepted to Computer Science already, so I'm kind of worried. All my pre-reqs are done (Advanced Functions, Calc, English). 

Anyone else get accepted to Waterloo CS that isn't a super genius?



You probably shouldn't worry. I'm surprised that I haven't been accepted to any of my selected programs and I have a 94% average.
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KZ1
Posted: 7:02AM February 24, 2013 UTC
<br><br>I got accepted to UofT, but it's my backup, so I'm still worrying about Waterloo. A lot of my friends have been accepted to Computer Science already, so I'm kind of worried. All my pre-reqs are done (Advanced Functions, Calc, English).

Anyone else get accepted to Waterloo CS that isn't a super genius?<br><br>


You probably shouldn't worry. I'm surprised that I haven't been accepted to any of my selected programs and I have a 94% average.<br><br>
Waterloo CS seems to be taking their time, I have a 96% average, with 6 12-U courses already finished, including all pre-req's, and I still haven't heard from them (or mathematics).  There's still several months left for sending acceptances, it's much too early to be concerned.
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OGonel
Posted: 7:02AM February 24, 2013 UTC
What courses did you guys take to have your averages above a 93%?
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TZak
Posted: 7:02AM February 24, 2013 UTC
@OGonel wrote
What courses did you guys take to have your averages above a 93%?


English, Physics, Advanced Functions, Computer Science, Web Design, Economics and Calculus
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baldejc02
Posted: 7:02AM February 25, 2013 UTC
@OGonel wrote
What courses did you guys take to have your averages above a 93%?



Biology, Religion, Advanced Functions,Calculus, Data Management, English and Chemistry. 
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bigBliss
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Posted: 7:02AM February 25, 2013 UTC
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@OGonel wrote
What courses did you guys take to have your averages above a 93%?



English, Data Management, Calculus, Advanced Functions, Chemistry, Music(Repertoire)
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OGonel
Posted: 7:02AM February 26, 2013 UTC
lol. I was curious to see if anyone took computer science as I didn't and it seems like only TZak did. Many people who are taking it right now in high school are telling me that I am going to get screwed over next year for not taking it in high school. Same with you lot? Anyone know if its really hard? I heard that its only mathematical equations at university, no words lol.
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greygoose
Posted: 7:02AM February 26, 2013 UTC
@bigBliss wrote
I got accepted to UofT, but it's my backup, so I'm still worrying about Waterloo. A lot of my friends have been accepted to Computer Science already, so I'm kind of worried. All my pre-reqs are done (Advanced Functions, Calc, English). 

Anyone else get accepted to Waterloo CS that isn't a super genius?



I got accepted to Waterloo and I'm not a super genius :D Also, they send out acceptances until May. Most get sent out in March. Hardly time to be worrying.


@OGonel wrote
What courses did you guys take to have your averages above a 93%?



AP English, AP Chem, AP Physics, AP Calc AB, AP Euro History, and Chinese. My gr. 11 year I took AP Bio and the equivalent of gr. 11 and 12 math (so I guess advanced functions?). No grade scaling.

Wat.
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OGonel
Posted: 7:02AM February 27, 2013 UTC
@greygoose wrote

@OGonel wrote
What courses did you guys take to have your averages above a 93%?



AP English, AP Chem, AP Physics, AP Calc AB, AP Euro History, and Chinese. My gr. 11 year I took AP Bio and the equivalent of gr. 11 and 12 math (so I guess advanced functions?). No grade scaling.

Wat.



I don't know what AP means. Are you in IB program? And congrats pal :)
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North
Posted: 7:02AM February 27, 2013 UTC
@OGonel wrote
lol. I was curious to see if anyone took computer science as I didn't and it seems like only TZak did. Many people who are taking it right now in high school are telling me that I am going to get screwed over next year for not taking it in high school. Same with you lot? Anyone know if its really hard? I heard that its only mathematical equations at university, no words lol.



You won't be screwed if you didn't take CS in high school. In some ways, you may actually be better off. If you haven't done much programming before, you won't have bad habits.

The first CS course you have to take at UW doesn't assume that you know anything about programming. Also, that first course uses Scheme/Racket which is a (primarily) functional language. This means you need to use the language differently than an imperative language. Many people struggle with this first term.
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greygoose
Posted: 7:02AM February 27, 2013 UTC
@OGonel wrote
I don't know what AP means. Are you in IB program? And congrats pal :)



AP is "advanced placement", it's kind of like the US equivalent of IB (though available in Canada). It focuses more on depth than breadth.

High school was years ago, so it doesn't feel like much of a proud achievement anymore :P
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CSinUW
Posted: 7:03AM March 02, 2013 UTC
@threepoint14159 wrote
Got into UW Computer Science co-op last December.

You don't need to write the Euclid Contest, unless you want a scholarship in the Math department.


I wonder did you take any grade 12 courses in grade 11? I am currently in grade 11 and I am taking advanced function and data management. Probably taking english in summer school. Can you tell your marks when you applied to waterloo cs?
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Procrastinater
Posted: 7:03AM March 02, 2013 UTC
@brianmw14 wrote
I got accepted into U of T last week!  90% average



omg u applied so many
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OGonel
Posted: 7:03AM March 05, 2013 UTC
@CSinUW wrote

@threepoint14159 wrote
Got into UW Computer Science co-op last December.

You don't need to write the Euclid Contest, unless you want a scholarship in the Math department.


I wonder did you take any grade 12 courses in grade 11? I am currently in grade 11 and I am taking advanced function and data management. Probably taking english in summer school. Can you tell your marks when you applied to waterloo cs?



Ask your guidance councilor on english pal. Because I heard that UW does some stuff to your average if you retake a course or if it is in summer school as it is easier marks there. Good luck to you!
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GPrime01
Posted: 7:03AM March 05, 2013 UTC
I got into Computer Engineering at McGill, now be waiting for Computer Science response. I have a 30.5 CRC so I should get in fine. I'm a Cegep student so they just started sending out responses. 
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