What the hell is up with waterloo?

mechboyy
Posted: 7:05AM May 15, 2011 UTC
Im finding it really hard to convince myself that waterloo truly looked at the capabilities of all the applicants and thoroughly read the AIF while they made the decisions. its ridiculous how more than qualified people got rejected. It makes me feel as if I only got in based on luck or something. How are people with 90+ people averages getting rejected? I don't even know how I feel about waterloo anymore, this is just extremely sketchy. I just feel bad that people with lots of potential got rejected, so many qualified candidates and people who aren't even that qualified got in over them. 

EDIT: Also, I am more than glad for my acceptance. I believe I deserved my acceptance but I hate seeing unfair sh*t happening right before my eyes. 

EDIT #2: Also, it seems to me that waterloo didn't really know how to handle the high increase in applicants as they have never experiences this (8000 applicants fighting for 1400 spots). They should have managed the applicants A LOT better because it seems to me that they just picked out of a hat. 
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Fasih
Posted: 7:05AM May 15, 2011 UTC
Yeah Im really confused on how they made their decisions. Having an 88 average and getting rejected from SE and CompSci co-op is ridiculous....
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mechboyy
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Posted: 7:05AM May 15, 2011 UTC
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Yea if I was in your position I would feel highly offended. waterloo is disgracing themselves but what they're doing. 
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loyolalax9
Posted: 7:05AM May 15, 2011 UTC
I also got rejected with an 88% average, all of my math/science courses in low 90's so maybe my 78 in English screwed me over. I also thought I had a decent AIF, but I guess not. I saw that someone on this forum got in with an 82.5 ..... and someone got early acceptance with an 85 .... The 82.5 person wouldn't even get into Western. Oh well, can't complain anymore even though I'm very angry lol, and btw I applied to Mech engineering, maybe there was a lot of competition this year, idk but w.e.
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Fasih
Posted: 7:05AM May 15, 2011 UTC
I'm calling the admissions office on Monday at getting some things cleared out because I'm really depressed. Also, Waterloo didn't consider any of my alternative engineering choices. I had 5 of them which required low 80s. What alternative they give me? Geomatics. A program no one applies for that requires a 75+ to get in... I didn't even put it as an alternative. Waterloo boasts how they read each and every AIF... doesn't really look like it apparently.


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I also got rejected with an 88% average, all of my math/science courses in low 90's so maybe my 78 in English screwed me over. I also thought I had a decent AIF, but I guess not. I saw that someone on this forum got in with an 82.5 ..... and someone got early acceptance with an 85 .... The 82.5 person wouldn't even get into Western. Oh well, can't complain anymore even though I'm very angry lol, and btw I applied to Mech engineering, maybe there was a lot of competition this year, idk but w.e.



I know someone who got into Software Engineering with an 85. The only thing he had that I didn't? A part time job.
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Kooh
Posted: 7:05AM May 15, 2011 UTC
Just wondering if any of you had submitted your AIF after the first deadline of March 7th and before march 18th. I heard that Quest was locked after March 7, not sure if there is a relation behind that and the acceptances.

I also heard that Waterloo is up by 20% more applicants this year, possibly bringing the admission average up from last years. 
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mechboyy
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Posted: 7:05AM May 15, 2011 UTC
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@Kooh wrote
Just wondering if any of you had submitted your AIF after the first deadline of March 7th and before march 18th. I heard that Quest was locked after March 7, not sure if there is a relation behind that and the acceptances.

I also heard that Waterloo is up by 20% more applicants this year, possibly bringing the admission average up from last years. 



i understand the bars were raised, but "raising the bar" does not include people with low 80s and insufficient ec's get the spot of 90 average students
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loyolalax9
Posted: 7:05AM May 15, 2011 UTC
I've heard of a few people who got early acceptance from Waterloo engineering with mid 80's. I don't know how that's possible when Waterloo hasn't even read all of the AIF's and Mcmaster or Western wouldn't admitt these students until April-May??
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chatmike
Posted: 7:05AM May 15, 2011 UTC
Consider the following:

What's more likely, a multi-million dollar corporation (that's what universities are...)made a ton of mistakes with their investments (those are you). OR, they chose based on good reasons.

You say it's upsetting people with 90s didnt get in. Then tell me, what happens when the majority of the applicants have 90 averages? Surely everyone can't get in then, can they?

And the people with the low 80s getting in? Quit bitching. You can flip the situation entirely. More people with a low 80 didn't get in compared to people with a high 80. You're complaining that your marks weren't enough, and they're complaining that their ECs weren't enough. Deal with it.

I'm going to throw salt in the wounds by saying i received my mech eng offer at UW on march 14. 83.3 avg. And i rejected it.:batman: 
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Stranger
Posted: 7:05AM May 15, 2011 UTC
People with 90 avgs didn't get into CS? =O
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loyolalax9
Posted: 7:05AM May 15, 2011 UTC
@chatmike wrote
Consider the following:

What's more likely, a multi-million dollar corporation (that's what universities are...)made a ton of mistakes with their investments (those are you). OR, they chose based on good reasons.

You say it's upsetting people with 90s didnt get in. Then tell me, what happens when the majority of the applicants have 90 averages? Surely everyone can't get in then, can they?

And the people with the low 80s getting in? Quit bitching. You can flip the situation entirely. More people with a low 80 didn't get in compared to people with a high 80. You're complaining that your marks weren't enough, and they're complaining that their ECs weren't enough. Deal with it.





LOL, easy turbo, you're obviously one of those people with the low 80's lol. Oh well, those people will definitely have a hard time staying in the program, that's probably why UW has one of the highest drop out rates in engineering (:
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chatmike
Posted: 7:05AM May 15, 2011 UTC
@loyolalax9 wrote

@chatmike wrote
Consider the following:

What's more likely, a multi-million dollar corporation (that's what universities are...)made a ton of mistakes with their investments (those are you). OR, they chose based on good reasons.

You say it's upsetting people with 90s didnt get in. Then tell me, what happens when the majority of the applicants have 90 averages? Surely everyone can't get in then, can they?

And the people with the low 80s getting in? Quit bitching. You can flip the situation entirely. More people with a low 80 didn't get in compared to people with a high 80. You're complaining that your marks weren't enough, and they're complaining that their ECs weren't enough. Deal with it.





LOL, easy turbo, you're obviously one of those people with the low 80's lol. Oh well, those people will definitely have a hard time staying in the program, that's probably why UW has one of the highest drop out rates in engineering (:



I am, read my edited post. You're obviously completely wrong or else Waterloo wouldn't give a 5% boost for the AIF.

Think logically, not emotionally. Waterloo isn't the be all end all university.
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mechboyy
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Posted: 7:05AM May 15, 2011 UTC
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@chatmike wrote
Consider the following:

What's more likely, a multi-million dollar corporation (that's what universities are...)made a ton of mistakes with their investments (those are you). OR, they chose based on good reasons.

You say it's upsetting people with 90s didnt get in. Then tell me, what happens when the majority of the applicants have 90 averages? Surely everyone can't get in then, can they?

And the people with the low 80s getting in? Quit bitching. You can flip the situation entirely. More people with a low 80 didn't get in compared to people with a high 80. You're complaining that your marks weren't enough, and they're complaining that their ECs weren't enough. Deal with it.

I'm going to throw salt in the wounds by saying i received my mech eng offer at UW on march 14. 83.3 avg. And i rejected it.:batman: 



do you think it was your EC's that got you the offer? even then, the AIF can only add 5. waterloo should have adjusted their admissions average accordingly and sadly they did not do that. (im not saying you didnt deserve your offer)
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chatmike
Posted: 7:05AM May 15, 2011 UTC
@mechboyy wrote


do you think it was your EC's that got you the offer? even then, the AIF can only add 5. waterloo should have adjusted their admissions average accordingly and sadly they did not do that. (im not saying you didnt deserve your offer)



It was completely the ECs. I worked my ass off in high school.
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loyolalax9
Posted: 7:05AM May 15, 2011 UTC
@chatmike wrote

@loyolalax9 wrote

@chatmike wrote
Consider the following:

What's more likely, a multi-million dollar corporation (that's what universities are...)made a ton of mistakes with their investments (those are you). OR, they chose based on good reasons.

You say it's upsetting people with 90s didnt get in. Then tell me, what happens when the majority of the applicants have 90 averages? Surely everyone can't get in then, can they?

And the people with the low 80s getting in? Quit bitching. You can flip the situation entirely. More people with a low 80 didn't get in compared to people with a high 80. You're complaining that your marks weren't enough, and they're complaining that their ECs weren't enough. Deal with it.





LOL, easy turbo, you're obviously one of those people with the low 80's lol. Oh well, those people will definitely have a hard time staying in the program, that's probably why UW has one of the highest drop out rates in engineering (:



I am, read my edited post. You're obviously completely wrong or else Waterloo wouldn't give a 5% boost for the AIF.

Think logically, not emotionally. Waterloo isn't the be all end all university.



LOL an 83% average?:cheers: congratulations, Idk if I can pull of an 83%? :s , maybe some of you guys can help me out, is 83>88 ???
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Stranger
Posted: 7:05AM May 15, 2011 UTC
If you think you should have got in, maybe try calling them to see if they'll reconsider you.
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Stranger
Posted: 7:05AM May 15, 2011 UTC
@chatmike wrote

It was completely the ECs. I worked my ass off in high school.



What ECs did you have?
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