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1st year UBC student! Ask me anything!

Anonymous
44 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 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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Importance of Linux for UW Compsci

Anonymous
1 reply • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by 3uclid
The recent post about a laptop for UW eng reminded me of something:

I heard from a few people that having linux or being able to run linux software is critical to passing certain courses at UW. Of course I can run software in a virtualbox, but its clunky and slow and uneffective.

Is it worth sideloading Linux onto my laptop? Or am I not going to need it at UW?
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Macbook with Windows for Waterloo ECE ?

Anonymous
3 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by 3uclid
Pls tell it will workout?
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Admission Questions? Ask a Current UBC Student!

329 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by
Hi guys,

I always remember finding this forum really useful back when I was applying for universities in 2012, and I'd like to offer you the opportunity to actually get some hard knowledge about admissions rather than just hearsay.  Though I'm in Sauder, I can answer any questions regarding direct entry to all UBC programs, Sauder transfer applications, and general university stuff.

You should all also take a look at the holy grail of UBC admissions, specifically table 18 where all admission averages for all programs for entry in 2013W are outlined.

Hope to see you all at UBC in September!
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chance me for general sciences and computer sciences

Anonymous
4 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by Ashkan Akbari
How are my chances for getting into the general sciences and Computer Science program at UBC-Vancouver? These are my completed grade 12 semester 1 courses, with their grades.  

 Pre-Calc 12: 95% 
 Physics 12: 99% 
Chemistry 12: 99% 

 I have english 12 this semester, and as it is my weakest course, I strive to attain a good mark in the course. Anyway, here is my english 11 mark, because from my understand UBC will use my Eng 11 mark.  

English 11: 87% 

  If I were to get accepted, what mark should I aim in English 12, this semester?
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Average Stress!!!!!!!! Please Reply!!!!!!!!

Anonymous
4 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
I know this forum gets this a lot but I have an 83% (87% in English), I applied to University of Toronto, Queens University and Ryerson (all for arts). My ECs involve, jobs, volunteering, committee member, athlete, honour roll. What do you think? When should I hear back?
Thanks 
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Queens BA acceptances 2015? What was your average?

Anonymous
3 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
Basically what the thread says. I am waiting to hear back from Queens, and I applied for a Bachelor of Arts. Just want to see who is getting in and with what averages to see where I stand. Thanks :)
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Waterloo vs Alberta vs UBC: Co-op

1 reply • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
how's the co-op in each of these schools? I'm going for mechanical engineering. what are the usual kinds of jobs students get and what company?

I want to go to Waterloo since I've heard lots of good things but Alberta is a heck lot cheaper and gives more scholarships... I think UBC is cheaper too. I think I'll end up deciding mainly based on co-op though, since that's going to be a very important part of learning.
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Humber, Guelph-Humber or U of Guelph for a degree in criminology. Got into all three, which one is better?

Anonymous
2 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
In terms of academic, student life , whatever
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Acceptance

LanaYassine
15 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
Anyone got an offer of admission for Fall'2015? (UofOttawa)
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University vs Innis vs New College?

Anonymous
2 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
Hi everyone,
I'm applying to Engineering at U of T and have to pick a college for residence. Right now University, Innis, and New are my top 3 choices, but not sure what order to put them in.
Any thoughts? Food, sense of community, rooms, etc -- anything is appreciated.
Also, I hear you have to rank Innis 1st on OUAC but I didn't every see that option when I applied on OUAC... is this true?
Thanks!
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Should I stay at home or leave? Help!

Anonymous
8 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by Sadie Rojo
Hi, everyone. If everything goes according to plan, I'll be facing two options: to go to McMaster and stay at home, or go to Queen's and stay on residence. 

My parents are paying for all my tuition, and my mom really would like me to stay as I would be saving them a lot of money. Also, if I were to attend McMaster, I will have my own car to drive and my parents will pay for all I need. They stated that at the end of the day, it's my choice, but I still feel extremely pressured to stay at home.

I personally would like to go to Queen's so I get the full experience and also would become independent. My parents are extremely strict and I feel as though my university experience would not reach its maximum potential if I were to stay at home. However, my mom says that I can "have fun when [I'm] finished school, and focus on [my] studies for now". 

Advice? 
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UToronto varsity

Anonymous
0 replies • Posted: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC
How good are the soccer and rugby teams at u of t?
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Upcoming Waterloo Math Acceptances

Anonymous
44 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
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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UofC - Will I get in?

Anonymous
0 replies • Posted: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC
Hi.. so I applied to UofC for an undergrad in chemistry but I messed up so bad on my diplomas lmao but I'm going to redo english because of that dumb QuestAplus thing. I currently have a low 80 avg, and I'm hoping to bring my avgup to mid 80s - would that be enough to be accepted into chem?
(My friends are getting their acceptance letters already and I feel soooooo dumb because of it.)
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Ask anything about AFM or SAF here!

54 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
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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Brock Accounting! I have questions! Pls Help!

Anonymous
0 replies • Posted: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC
So I was just wondering how well the Brock accounting program WITHOUT coop is? Is it even worth it? Or would the better choice be Mcmaster?
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Regional SciTech Program - Does It Help?

0 replies • Posted: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC
Hello. Over the past few years, the Regional SciTech Program (by PEEL) has been implemented in two schools (Chinguacousy Secondary School, and Port Credit Secondary School). It is a program which has a larger focus on science and technology, and applies this to many of the normal academic courses (i.e. ICS, TEJ, physics, biology, etc.).  Do you think a student in this program applying to university (i.e. engineering) will have a better chance to get in? Will this program affect their chances at all? 
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Nursing Hopefuls 2015!

princessyukichan
111 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
Hey everyone! 

I saw this thread last year and thought it was worth while to do! For anyone applying to 4 or 2 year programs. 

1. Which school(s) are you applying to?
2. What other programs are you applying to as your back up?
3. What average are you aiming for your final year?
EXTRA - I want current Nursing students to be included as well! Tell us where you go, where you applied to and what your GPA in Grade 12 was or post secondary if thats what your doing right now. Also, a few pointers, tips and guidance is always great!:cheers: 


1. I want to go to McMaster (4 year), Queens  (4 year or 2 year), Western (2 year), UofT
2. Nursing, and nothing else!
3. I had mid 80's in high school and currently have a 3.1 from Uoft B.A second year


So common guys, reveal yourselves! ;)
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Western social science

Anonymous
1 reply • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
So my mark going into midterms should be around a 82-83% and I know that is the minimum requirement for western social science. Though I have 700 community services hours and part of extra-curricular activities... And have filled in the extra curricular form, do u guys think I have a chance to get in?
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Applied to U calgary

Moolio
5 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by Laura Stella
Has anyone gotten into kinesiology yet? I applied to kinesiology, however I have not gotten accepted yet.
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Carleton University, Brock University or Mcmaster?

8 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by Carleton Journo
I am having a huge dilemma whether to go to Brock or Carleton. I've applied to Brock, Carleton, McMaster and Guelph but I don't really want to go to guelph anymore and McMaster is losing my interest. 

Ive applied to Criminology and Criminal Justice in Concentration of Psychology at Carleton, Psychology and Socio at Brock (got accepted) and Socio at McMaster. If anyone knows details about these programs especially the one at Carleton, please tell me because it's a program that isn't available anywhere else. Ultimately, I want to do Criminology and Psychology. 

*** I want to choose a school that has a great social life and night life in the city, cultural diversity is also important to me as well as an accepting community. I also like school spirit***

**** ANOTHER THING THAT IM TRYING TO FIND OUT ABOUT BUT I CANT SEEM TO IS THE DINING SERVICES AT THESE UNIVERSITIES, HOW IS THE FOOD SOMEONE TELL ME PLEASE.***

If anyone goes to any of these schools or has heard things about it please let me know! I want all the info I can get. Thanks guys!!
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McMaster and Laurier Business

Anonymous
9 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 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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McMaster Health Sciences 2015

23 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
I'm not too sure if a thread like this already exists, and I apologize if it does, but here it is. 

I haven't seen many threads for Health Sciences this year. I wanted to create a thread that would act as a general go-to-place for discussion. We're all applying, why not ease the stress and just let loose (of course, no spilling your answers! That would be a mess!) 

Good luck to everyone applying this year! 
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Laurier vs. Mac vs. Guelph. (Business / commerce)

0 replies • Posted: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC
Accepted to Laurier and Acadia, waiting for : Mac commerce, Guelph Marketing mgmt. and St. F.X business. Long term I'm leaning towards a career in marketing or human resources. I'm encouraged by my acceptance to Laurier BUT ... am I a second class citizen there if I DON'T get in to the co-op program ??? In everyone's esteemed opinion, how do the above schools stack up for business/commerce ? I'll have a final admissions average of 90% or just shy of it. I didn't want to apply to Queen's (my brother is there, gotta go my own way !) or Western-Ivey (would rather have a 4 year business specific degree than a chance at a 2 year business degree). Your thoughts ???
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