1st year UBC student! Ask me anything!

48 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 03, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
I'm finishing up my first year at UBC as a Health Science student in the Land and Food Systems faculty. 

Want to know how I got in? What UBC life is like? General advice about gr. 12/senior year and applying to universities? I'll try my best to answer any of your inquiries (:
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NinjaEssays Writing Contest

1 reply • Last reply: 7:03AM March 03, 2015 UTC by Sajan Joseph
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Beedie Acceptances?

2 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 03, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
Has anyone been accepted to SFU Beedie? SFU already started sending our admission offers for their other faculties but I am yet to see one for Beedie. 

If you have been accepted what was your average and your broad based like? 

Also does anyone know around when Beedie will start sending out offers? 
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How to transfer from SFU Beedie to Ivey?

0 replies • Posted: 7:03AM March 03, 2015 UTC
I'm in grade 12 and IF I get into Beedie, is it possible to transfer to Ivey? I'd really like to do their dual bba and law degree. I'm not quite sure if the credits will transfer. However, I want to do my MBA at an Ivey League school in the states, and I hear that Ivey has a better reputation than Beedie does. 

Can anyone from Ivey give me some insight on how to transfer and get into Ivey's business and law faculty? To do the dual degree, I need to get accepted into both faculties. What average would I need to obtain? I'm also confused about what year I can transfer. Preferably, I'd like to transfer after my first year at SFU beedie. 

thank you! :) 
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Beedie offers anyone?

2 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 03, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
Have any of you recieved offers yet? And if yes then what was your average and when did you apply?
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McGill Early Admission Offers??

50 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 03, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
Hi I think we're all here in the waiting game excited to hear back from McGill Uni and other schools we've applied to. I'm looking to get into their Life Sciences program...

If you get an offer, please be so kinda as to letting us know when you received an offer, for what program and your percentage.

This way, we can all go through this process together so best of luck! I hope everyone gets in :) And for those who got in, congrats!!

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U of T's President's Scholars of Excellence

3 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 03, 2015 UTC by Chris Chen
Does anyone know how high the average needs to be to get this award? Do they look at the prerequisite courses, or the highest six marks?
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International Business or Business Leadership?

1 reply • Last reply: 7:03AM March 03, 2015 UTC by Maggie hu
I plan to take one of these in day school next year, has anyone tried both or even one? And if so, how was your experience? I'm looking to pursue the option with lesser work load and obviously the one that's easier. 
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8 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 03, 2015 UTC by 3uclid
The Euclid competition is quickly coming up, and I'd really like to do well in the competition, mainly for bragging rights. The problem is though, I finished most of the old euclid questions that I could do in preparation for the Senior Mathematics Contest. The only questions I have left are the ones I had no idea how to do.

What resources can I look into to perhaps learn more material so I can do these harder questions? I guess I could go question by question and look up how it should be done, but it doesn't seem like an efficient method of studying.

For others:
Euclid info:

Past contests:
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Upcoming Waterloo Math Acceptances

54 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 03, 2015 UTC by 3uclid
Within the next week or two, UW is going to be making it's first round of acceptances for the math department. Discuss and share averages here if you're one of the students shooting for a round one acceptance into a math department program!

Good luck!
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Stuck between choosing SFU or UVIC!

0 replies • Posted: 7:03AM March 03, 2015 UTC
I got accepted into both SFU and UVIC poliscience department. I was wondering if you guys could help me out. My final goal is to go to law school, i live in vancouver. I just do not know how to make the choice, i realize that SFU is a commuter school, that is not my worry, but it does seem very closed up and not socially fun; academically seems good. Uvic seems too socially fun but not sure on the academic aspect of it. HELPPPP
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First year Queen's commerce student - ask me any questions!

45 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 03, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
Hey guys! I just finished my first semester at Queen's in the commerce program so feel free to ask me any questions about Queen's, the commerce program, the social life, res, or anything else you can think of!
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Would switching schools from grade 11 to grade 12 affect my chances at Ivey/Queens?

2 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 03, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
Hi, I am currently in the eleventh grade and I really want to go go back to my old school for grade 12. However, I would not make the change if this affected my chances for university acceptances. I have a few questions pertaining to the issue. 

1.) Would Ivey or Queens see my transfer from grade 11 to 12 and find me unfit for the program and see that I am not committed? 
2.)I have personally started the Relay For Life event at my new school and its a huge event celebrating life and the end to cancer. I got the idea myself from being a part of it in grade 10 at my first high school. Would I still be able to put that on my essays if I was back at my old school?

Sorry if it's a bit confusing. I just think my old school was a better fit for my academically and socially. Thanks!
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mcgill desautels commerce

0 replies • Posted: 7:03AM March 03, 2015 UTC
Hi! I was just accepted to the commerce program and I don't really know anything about it. I was just wondering if anyone in the program could share a bit about it such as what the classes are like, how hard it is, how much flexibility you have to take the courses you want, and anything else you would find valuable to know. I have heard McGill is impossible so I am really worried about going! Thanks in advance. 
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UBC Arts Transfer Fall 2015

7 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 03, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
Hi Everyone,

I'm a transfer student currently finishing second year at the moment. I've applied to UBC Arts, and my application status has been saying my file is ready for an evaluation for the past week and a half or so. Has anyone transferring received any word back from UBC Admissions? If so, would you mind sharing your average? :) 

My average is sitting at approximately 77% based on my last 30 credits. Does anyone know what the usual cut off average is? I would also really appreciate any insight as to whether my average will be competitive for a third-year transfer or not? I've heard a lot of mixed claims, with some saying low seventies is all you need.

Thank you everyone!
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McMaster and Laurier Business

14 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 03, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
Has anyone heard back from McMaster or Laurier? 
I have a 89.5% average right now based on 4u/m courses completed (finished adv functions and english + 2 other mixed courses). I was wondering if anyone got accepted to laurier or mcmaster with a average below mines?
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Brock, Mcmaster..I need some help!

1 reply • Last reply: 7:03AM March 03, 2015 UTC by John Young
I am currently a grade 12 student,  & I need some help and advice towards choosing a university! 

For Brock: How well is the business program WITHOUT coop? Is it possible to switch into it/transfer to it while in university? 

For Mcmaster: How well is the business program? Is there coop available? 

Which would be the better choice? Brock no coop, or Mac? 
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do i have a chance to get in

5 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 03, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
Hi I'm a student who's hoping to get into Carleton (its my first choice ) for computer science .
first semester didn't go so well and I ended up getting a 53 for my only top six course I had that semester (philosophy) . But I have the other five this semester and so far i have been 80s and ninetys .will The low average I had in grade 11 and first semester affect my chances of getting accepted
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Ask Me Anything: Ivey + AEO

11 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 03, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
A bit about me: I'm currently in my first year in the Ivey HBA program. First two years of university I was in the BMOS program at Western with AEO status out of high school. Ask me anything you'd like about the admissions process, classes at Western, the Ivey program, etc. Happy to help out potential incoming students!
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Entrance Scholarships (Is it possible to receive a higher amount with final marks?)

5 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 03, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
So I received an offer of admission awhile back in early January. With that, I was offered a scholarship. Is it possible to receive a higher amount with my final marks? I was accepted based on my grade 11 marks so is it possible for me to increase the scholarship money? I know that my marks are better this year. They're in the low 90s, and I predict that they'll stay that way till 2nd semester finals. BTW i received scholarships for 1,000 per year. Is it possible to increase it to 3,000 per year? 
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Ask anything about AFM or SAF here!

64 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 03, 2015 UTC by Neetya Sarin
Hello potential future AFMers. I am an undergrad in AFM and I am here to answer any questions you may have regarding to AFM, SAF, Coop, CPA, or any question you have about Waterloo!

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10 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 03, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
I recently applied for McMaster Nursing. I am in grade 12 currently. Do I require a sup app?
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IVEY AEO first round of acceptences

4 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 03, 2015 UTC by Fraz Ali Khan
Hey guys, doesnt the first round of offers come out at march 31? Yet i see people posting their acceptences. Should i be worried?

And can you please tell me my chances. No sugar coating

My EC's are 
1. Main supporting actor in my schools annual play
2. Helped in organizing a national charity event.
3. Head of a team responsible for fund management in a foreign NGO
4. Assistant manager and participant in a program with schuitema

My work experience is book keeping and occasional waiter at my family friends resturant.

I got in western 14 days after i uploaded my grades. This AEO thing is killing me.
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0 replies • Posted: 7:03AM March 03, 2015 UTC
I have not heard anything from queens, i applied to artsci and my average for first semester was an 84%. Do you think that ill have to wait for mid terms to come out, because i know a lot of people got acceptances to arts and science last week.
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McMaster Applicants 2015

26 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 03, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
Wanted to post this thread for everyone who applied to Mac this year!

If you get an offer from mcmaster, let us know when and what program

I applied for physical sciences and life sciences.
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